Ettina— yours is interesting. Not quite what I was thinking of, being more event and times-oriented. I have personal reasons to stay out of political debates, but you manage to strike a good balance between the facts and the way they relate to you personally instead of stating an event and then devolving into ten paragraphs of bitter hateful political ranting. Little is as disappointing as tripping over a blog post filled with vulgarity, finger-pointing, and name-calling— with a few dozen comments to the extent of 'amen that' and a few dozen in half-aborted flame wars.
Also, the post on uncanny valley was of interest to me, because as someone with a mild— metabolic, I think?— disorder that when untreated or aggravated causes severe mood disorders, I've had that effect on people. There were some annoying troper tales, but several came from applying a category of human-but-not-quite-right rather than almost-human. Of course, everyone deserves to be treated as human. But I have been freaked out by some borderline-sociopathic multispectrum abusive-type schizophrenics that I've met, because they would aggravate their symptoms in order to manipulate people and lied often and flawlessly. I never cut them out completely, but had to take measures so as to not encourage or reward their behavior.
And now that that wall of text is over with— heh, sorry, some subjects hit kind of close to home.
AC Drawings— your blog is relevant to my interests! I'm bad at feedback. But there's a difference between blogs that claim to approach political issues with a neutral standpoint and then rant and a blog that is expressly for the purpose of somewhat angry headscratching over subculture wankery. The former is annoying but the latter is definitely acceptable. Also I kind of like jrpgs, although were you thinking that the VG Cats comic was agreeing or disagreeing with you? It complimented the classics— admittedly backhandedly— and then proceeded to go on a classic and highly specific FF 13
rant, and then went aside and explained that the whole thing was the wrong way to approach a rant? I got lost. But yeah, people are using a misnomer when they say jrpgs, since what they really mean is a moderate number of big-budget console rpgs. There has been some cool stuff lately, especially on the mobile game devices. Not sure how often you'll be updating, but I'll wander by periodically.
Czernobog— that's kind of along the lines of what I was hoping to hear about, and thinking of trying someday. I meant blogs about writing, although I'm certainly not going to complain now considering the interesting variety in the response. Flash-fiction is more of my thing, and I need the practice like I need more exercise, more organizational practice, and a better work ethic. (Long story short, very much so.) Also, I've particularly bookmarked it to check during my thrice-weekly webcomic checks. You're a cool writer. The first one was particularly chilling, and one partway through caught my eye involving a dwarf, an apparently attractive woman with a scary arm, and a man who owes a favor.
Wow, this turned into a giant wall of text. But, basically, I can't wait to hear more.
Edit: Also, Czernobog? You know that sociopath that you say is the most evil thing you've ever written? I've met people kind of like that. And if that was what they enjoyed, they would go all the way with it.
edited 3rd Aug '10 1:38:10 PM by voiderofwarranties
Real life has become a mountain that must be conquered epically. Cutting back on intarwebz for a bit.