Kids grow fast, and they sometimes need some responsibility, and still a good companion to play, so dogs tend to be the preferred pet for most families. But, there are a number of facts to take into consideration, including, but certainly not limited to: the size, temperament, energy label and time to dedicate to it…

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Recently, I stumbled on Mortal Kombat X by NetherRealm Studios. Initially, I didn’t have an opinion about the game beyond the old school arcade version I played as a kid. I assumed it would be the exact same game, full of mortalities, over-the-top graphic violence, outdated graphics and a healthy dose of poor voice acting….

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You may remember that my mother passed away recently. We miss her a lot but we have good reason to thank her. We are able, thanks to her prudence, to replace some seriously worn furniture. We are also able to purchase a new (Second hand!) car. I had to sell mine when the cataracts got too…

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If I am to be blogging about geekdom I should really define what being a Geek is to me. So, arranging my words in a pleasing order and checking my cadences, we wander off into the strange place that is my mind. There are some weird things happening in there. So what is a Geek?…

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It’s that time of year!  The weather is getting nicer and the kiddos are done with school for the year.  Time for swimming and barbecues!  Why not take dogs with you too?  They may like to swim, and what dog doesn’t love a few bites off of your plate??  I know there are people out…

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I had an operation on my eye for cataracts yesterday. The net result is that my eyesight will be up and down for ages. The other eye should be operated on in, probably, about 6 weeks. In the meantime my distance viewing has improved hugely. Close work is not so good. They offer a choice…

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We all have our favourite superhero. They are all colourful characters, they are all motivated by truth and justice. They all have failings or a secret which is exploited by their enemies. Above all they are all fictional. I know this and, for me, it is a matter of which one is the most realistic…

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I wasn’t sure if I wanted to write about my decision to stop playing World of Warcraft.  I’ve met some amazing people within the WoW community, and I enjoy playing with them.  WoW and the community helped me through some very tough times, and I’ve previously been excited to research, report, participate, and play WoW…

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Since my child has entered toddlerhood, I’ve found that the majority of my time is spent watching Frozen. I’ve gone through the stages of grief several times over regarding the inevitable permanence of this film in my life. I’m not sure that this is what Dr. Kubler-Ross had in mind when she outlined the process, but…

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Mary Sue – originally a term meant to indicate a self-insertion character; a character that embodies the author’s ideal self-expression. I started this article with the above definition intentionally because I am going to destroy it.   One of the things we talk about in roleplaying games is the idea of immersion; that is, the…

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I have been tabletop role-playing since I was 14 years old. Now at almost 30 (BOO!), it is something that has become second nature to me. I love creating characters, building personalities, and becoming a different person. For many this is something that is foreign and might seem silly, but to a great many of…

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Well, no recipe today! haha I was doing my best to make cool things and then the bottom element in my stove blew! So now I have about 4 weeks to wait for the warranty repair guy to come and fix my oven so I can make yummy stuff again! The biggest issue being that…

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I really felt the need to share this gaming experience, it was such a good and bad experience that I just needed to share it as quickly as possible! This past weekend was Tech Con, the gaming convention that the residence hall puts on for students and community members of the Oregon Tech campus.  This…

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