FunCom has Conan.

This is not code language. FunCom is plugging Conan because FunCom owns Conan. Nothing else I could say would make more sense given what Funcom owns and what FunCom is doing at this moment*.

*Classical reference. God, but I miss Achewood.

Hey, Achewood is updating again!

About freaking time. Looks like once a week or so. Seriously, I’m thrilled: I missed Achewood a lot. I still remember fondly and quote this strip. “…but damned if this money don’t have square edges and a certain legal tenderness. It also has tuberculosis and the Hantavirus though so I’m gonna go microwave it for a bit” is a little too long to be a catchphrase, but it still sings to me.




Forget it, Moe: it’s Achewood. Sort of.

It’s apparently one of Chris Onstad’s new gigs – the title of this one is THE ACHEWOOD GUIDE TO: NEGOTIATING TAKE-OUT WHILE IN A SERIOUS ARGUMENT WITH A SIGNIFICANT OTHER… – and, like all of Onstad’s stuff, I never know whether it’s the revealed wisdom of the universe, or just something that’s comical without being funny.

Which last sounds like a slam, but isn’t. Achewood‘s a must-read.




The Great Comic Sans Jihad.

It’s a Dune reference.  Chill.

(H/T: Fark) Anyway, there’s an entire section of society out there, and it’s dedicated to a war to the knife over a font:

Typeface Inspired by Comic Books Has Become a Font of Ill Will

[pause]

You just know that the editor insisted on the word ‘font’ being in the title.

Vincent Connare designed the ubiquitous, bubbly Comic Sans typeface, but he sympathizes with the world-wide movement to ban it.

Mr. Connare has looked on, alternately amused and mortified, as Comic Sans has spread from a software project at Microsoft Corp. 15 years ago to grade-school fliers and holiday newsletters, Disney ads and Beanie Baby tags, business emails, street signs, Bibles, porn sites, gravestones and hospital posters about bowel cancer.

The font, a casual script designed to look like comic-book lettering, is the bane of graphic designers, other aesthetes and Internet geeks. It is a punch line: “Comic Sans walks into a bar, bartender says, ‘We don’t serve your type.'” On social-messaging site Twitter, complaints about the font pop up every minute or two. An online comic strip shows a gang kicking and swearing at Mr. Connare.

That would be Achewood.

Personally, I don’t see overmuch what the fuss is about, but there certainly seems to be a bit of one over all of this.  Just in case you were thinking that the political stuff got all the obsession in the blogosphere.