ASCII art comes alive in Stone Story RPG

Christine and I spent so much of our weekend playing Stone Story RPG that everything is starting to look like ASCII art to me.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/603390/Stone_Story_RPG/

I’ll admit that I originally bought the game because I thought it looked so stylish, but I’m glad that I did. It’s a really addictive and fun strategy game with RPG elements. It’s on sale now too, so maybe go buy it? Here’s the trailer.

 

Chess Lessons

I spotted this makeshift “ad” promoting chess lessons on the side of a MUNI stop the other day.

After a few suggestions from folks on Twitter, I decided to call the number listed on the bottom (1-855-596-5065). To my surprise, the only thing on the other end of the line was a short recording of “Take My Breath Away.

I thought it was really weird at first, but then Christine reminded me I practically did the same thing with a poster I made 10 years ago.

 

How Nick Fury Lost His Eye

I stumbled upon some old Nick Fury comics that I think might explain how Nick Fury lost his eye.

I mean… c’mon! Didn’t he think about this before he put his helmet on?

But he didn’t even learn his lesson the first time!

Will he ever learn?

 

Yo-Yo Emoji update

It’s been a while since our yo-yo emoji was approved and I wanted to share a quick update. Unicode version 10 has been released, but we are still waiting for all the big tech companies to release their updated emoji art. The only wide release I’ve seen so far is Twitter’s Twemoji, an open source emoji set that is only viewable on Twitter’s web app, but we’ve seen glimpses of many other versions that will hopefully be released soon. Here’s a round up of what we’ve seen so far.

Google Yo-Yo Emoji
Google Yo-Yo Emoji
Twitter Yo-Yo Emoji
Twitter Yo-Yo Emoji
Microsoft Yo-Yo Emoji
Microsoft Yo-Yo Emoji
Joypixels Yo-Yo Emoji
Joypixels Yo-Yo Emoji
Apple Yo-Yo Emoji