Touching Not Allowed: Rizal’s Noli Me Tangere

29 12 2010
"Where did the bad priest touch you?" is disturbingly not a joke considering the source.

Image from the Penguin Classics US website

Now that’s heavy.

Choosing my returning post back to blogging was no contest. After all the chaos and confusion of the holidays – technically I’m still in the midst of that chaos and confusion, as well as the paying of credit card bills – finally finding time to write in the wee hours of December 30 is pure serendipity. It’s either that or coincidence – I can never keep those two straight.

So, in honor of the date, as more than a century ago, the author of the above book was preparing to be shot, let me ruminate on his opus – and coincidentally adding a new tag to my blog – the Noli.

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Neptune’s Pride: Twilight Imperium For Your Browser

9 12 2010
Image courtesy of Neptune's Pride website

The Usual Suspects

Twilight Imperium is one of those big, big, big games that Fantasy Flight Games specializes in – it’s a marvelous mix of politics, war, and trade that make it essentially a Civ game in space. The problem is it lasts hours and can be a bit of a pain in the late game. Finding players for it can be a daunting task.

Thankfully, there are a lot of alternatives. One of the better ones is Neptune’s Pride, a browser game with simple rules – but an epic feel. Read the rest of this entry »

Are You Ready To Die2Nite?

9 12 2010

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Well, another delayed post – but to make up for it, it’s double post day! Both of them happen to be browser games and they’re pretty good for free to play.

First one up is the recently opened game, Die2Nite.

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