Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Mushroom Kingdom

Now, I've got a game in the early dev phase that basically laughs in the face of the classic role of the 1980's video game princess. I've got a quick-witted, self sufficient protagonist, but I can't figure a name for her. I decided to do some research. I didn't find what I needed, but what I did find was hilarious.

Serendipity: A page of random generators, home of the Random Princess Name Generator

The Joy of Sticking Together - Video Game Couples: An article looking at the lives of digital celebrity couples.

Princess swapping: One of those forum topics that couldn't be funnier if it were scripted.

Make Mario Up: One of those ridiculous dress-up java games you'll find scattered across the internet. (Quite fun actually, lots of stuff to choose from, and he even blinks)

Sunday, May 15, 2005

Literary Confusion

I guess that since this blog was kinda my idea, I should actually post something on it.

The Alien Limerick Generator is one of my personal favorites. Inspired by (though I don't see how) the equally weird YakMUSH (now deceased) this little gadget randomly produces a beautifully composed string of infallibly rhyming gibberish. Just click the button again for a new poem. Y'know, I'm starting to wonder if Lewis Carroll had access to one of these.

Speaking of Lewis Carroll, (Who's work by the way I both hate to love and love to hate) here's a clever little gem of a website filled with all sorts of Alice in Wonderland Java toys.

While we're on the topic of messed up speaking I would be neligent to not include the official website for that bizarre web phenomenon, the "ALL YOUR BASE ARE BELONG TO US" craze. If you've been on the internet for any length of time, then this is old news for you. If you haven't, get ready to be wierded out. (It is a little known fact that due to a mix-up with a time portal and an old newsgroup printout, the "ALL YOUR BASE" phenomenon was actually the original inspiration for Yoda.)

Well, that's all for this issue. Until next time remember: "Send me 50 000 American dollars"

Thursday, May 12, 2005

I've got a few here...

http://www.zombo.com/
Spiffy Fox's Personal Rating: G
Rather interesting... um... I'm not quite sure quite how one would describe this...

http://www.platinumgrit.com/poke.html
Spiffy Fox's Personal Rating: G
I seem to be on a roll, all these multi-function links... in this one, you get to *drum roll* poke a bunny. Yes, that's it, you poke a bunny.

http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/demented.php
Spiffy Fox's Personal Rating: PG-12 (mild language and quite humorous violence)
About half-an-hour long. I doubt I could explain it entirely.

http://www.burningpixel.com/Baby/BabyMus1.htm
Spiffy Fox's Personal Rating: G...? (It's a baby, so it's allowed to go around in just a diaper, right?)
A dancing baby - Why? Because.

http://www.playaholics.com/play_game_27.php
Spiffy Fox's Personal Rating: PG (Stick figure violence)
Yea! Stick figure fighting game!

A few links

"Happy Slapping," a new craze in the UK involving teenage kids beating up random strangers and filming the attacks on their phones. Solution? Ban baseball caps and blame MTV

Click here for details

After years of filming, four arrests, and seven felony charges, Bumfights has well earned its reputation as the greatest ruckus video series ever produced. Seriously.

It's sad, isn't it?