I’ve been playing a lot of Dungeons and Dragons lately. Surprisingly enough, this isn’t a normal occurrence for me. I never got into the D’s when I was younger. Sure, I played once or twice with some friends, and had friends who played regularly, but I never really got into it. In my adult life, however, an interest was piqued after listening to some podcasts of people playing and I got a group of friends together to play. This quickly led to me finding other groups, so that I could both run games AND play games. It’s a gateway drug, I have found, because I find myself wanting to play more and more. It also got me thinking. The DM chair is the one often toughest to fill. Most people want to make a character and have grand adventures, for most people, actually putting the adventures together, and being responsible for story, isn’t really appealing to them (I happen to find it fun). So, I thought, wouldn’t it be nice to have that automated? Every time you boot up the DM9000 you get a brand new story and adventure! He’s actively trying to kill you though, so be careful.
This isn’t so much a full blown bot, this week. If you feel a bit cheated, it’s ok, because I am cheating you. I’m about to make you feel less cheated though. The reason the bot is so late today, and it’s not actually a real robot, is because this is a sticker design. That’s correct, myrobotfriends STICKERS! The sticker won’t actually be in color, and will be of a slightly different layout, but a sticker none-the-less. How do you get these stickers, you ask? Well, Mr. Curious, if you come to the Baltimore Comic-con in August, you can get your hands on one-o-dese. Not only are they FREE, but, they come equipped with super customization power! That’s right, the speech bubble will actually be blank, allowing you to write whatever you think a robot bullhorn would be saying! INGENIOUS!
I’ll be hanging with real-life friend Brad Samuelson, creator of the wildly famous web comic As The Grass Grows. We’ll surely be swamped with crowds of adoring fans, so be sure to come by and add your sweaty body to the pile!
This is the image that jumped into my head as I sat in the dentist’s office last week. (I have to get all 4 of my wisdom teeth out…bleh). As my dentist entered the room, it occurred to me that he looked more like a coal miner, or tunnel worker than a dentist. Not that I think a dentist would have a specific look, but I feel like my dentist would be also comfortable holding a giant earth-destroying drill while wearing a lighted helmet.
Fun fact, I’d go to the dentist every week if this is actually how it went down.
Ever wonder what the hell is up with Easter? Why do we dye eggs? Why do they come in baskets? What does it have to do with bunnies? What the heck is up with all the pastels? Why are people rising from the grave and we’re not running for our lives?
Some of these questions are answered right here. I hope that I have not ruined Easter for you now that you know the horrible truth.
Super simple, rather lazy robot for this week. I’ve been laid out the last couple days due to allergies. I wouldn’t mind having a robot that dealt with allergies in some form. A tissue-robot that simply smothered all plants that gave me allergic reactions might not be the best way to handle things, but, you know… it’s better than nothing. Stupid allergies…