Friday, July 20, 2007

On-line humour

The web has made it easier for certain groups of people to establish themselves like cartoonists who if they've got a product people want don't need to go through the old hassles of establishing links with publishers and syndicates.

I think a good example is Rich Burlew's Order of the Stick where the success of the online strip has allowed him to quit the day job and make his income from books, merchandise and advertising revenue. Not that it is anything like the income that say a Scott Adams gets from Dilbert, but this is still a niche audience.

Anyway my favorites apart from Order of the Stick are:
DM of the Rings

and not a cartoon and from an author whose work was appearing in print prior to the web Verity Stob at the Register

Quite a lot of other humour sites have developed a bit slowly, e.g. The Rockall Times, which I think is down to the difference between online and print media. Several attempts to do a Private Eye on the web have not entirely worked. I'll return to this theme later.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

To show that I take blogging seriously

Your Score: 7331 Cat

50 % Affection, 71 % Excitability , 60 % Hunger

Lolzergs have nothing on you. You are swift and ruthless, cutting down whatever and whomever necessary in order to obtain the foodz.

As one of the first lolcat known to man, your ancient skills in location-declaration and object-verbing have been passed down several generations, keeping the spirit of felinity alive.

Link: The Which Lolcat Are You? Test written by GumOtaku on OkCupid, home of the The Dating Persona Test

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Return of the Urban Dead

or things to do in Malton when you die. I've just started playing the Urban Dead online RPG again. As I couldn't remember any of the old usernames I had for it I've started off with a new character and the usual frustrations of being 1st level in any game. So I have a job staying alive and also getting XP to advance with.

So far I managed to earn enough XP to reach level 2, but have now been killed and zombified, meaning that I'll have to wait around for a revive to get back to playing how I prefer as a survivor. I may go and actually fight some other zombies in the time I'm zombified to earn XP which can help when I finally get revived.

It seems that there are a lot more groups than when I played before and things like organised assaults and defenses of things like the malls and forts are more of a feature than the time when I played before a couple of years ago.