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


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.