First, some sad news, no less sad for being over a week old: Lynn Willis, co-creator of The Call of Cthulhu RPG and co-founder of Chaosium. passed away, subject to the same frailties that ultimately beset us all. I never played the game but over the years I’ve picked up the odd book or card from it for the artwork.
Taking a great leap from the sobering to the utterly frivolous, LIM has 981 likes on Facebook, so close to 1,000 that I find myself thinking, What actual purpose does having 1,000 likes really serve? Still, it’s a milestone for an independent webcomic.
As for Top Web Comics, well, we’ve slipped a bit. I haven’t been beating that drum every week because, after awhile, it starts to feel like the intent of this comic is to get a higher ranking rather than be an entertaining comic. Of course, I want as many people to read it as possible, and the numbers are down a bit from where they were a few years ago, but I think I may share the Old Gentleman’s aversion to hawking my wares so flagrantly. Fortunately, I don’t have his aversion to work in general, so I’m not rummaging about old closets looking for rusty cans of chili for dinner.
Dead Space 2 has been a bit of a disappointment, though it’s still a good game. It just lacks all the creepiness of the first one. Now it’s just shoot the monsters. And oddly, I find the art and the layout, such a standout in the first one, is now almost a a rip off of Bioshock, minus the wit. I played through the first half over the weekend, and didn’t put all that many hours into it. Perhaps the second half will pick up again.
And, FYI, I am going to be at Necronomicon this year. I won’t have a table, but I hope to be on a panel or two, as well as milling about the show. Come up and say hi. (It’s not untill August, so I’ll remind you again.)
Have a good weekend