I always used to amuse me in multi-player games when someone would send a message that essentially said "OMG! Why can't people be psychic and do exactly what I want them to?". People have a tendency to act like dicks to people they have never met, and never likely to meet and will possibly never encounter online… » 7/27/14 5:14am Yesterday 5:14am

I had considered avoiding naming my narrator altogether, but that would have meant doing that videogame thing where they let you rename the main character because no-one ever speaks their name (not a bad thing when I have called them Wobblyscrotum). Anyway, Chips is a silly name for a character, because... (checks… » 7/25/14 5:59pm Friday 5:59pm

A love of engineered things runs in my blood, engines of all descriptions fascinate me as they still do for my father and did for my granddad. The thing that lifts cars above trains, planes, boats and all other machinery is that I drive a car. I enjoy motorsport because I drive a car, I don't habitually run after a… » 7/25/14 4:22pm Friday 4:22pm

Nice, a real example of 'knotting' (if you don't know, then try not to look it up). Reminds me of a chain email I probably still have on my account at work which had a list of (unsubstantiated) weird deaths, number one involved sexual pleasure using a lobster. » 7/25/14 3:51pm Friday 3:51pm

I think I have 2 copies of American Gods, a standard edition and an author's preferred text (or something like that) edition, both were presents. There's a couple of book I have a copy of that are repeated in the omnibus editions (Mary Gentle's Left To His Own Devices and the first book of the Illuminatus trilogy). … » 7/24/14 12:00pm Thursday 12:00pm