Wednesday, 5 August 2015
Tweeter of the Month:
Mindflakes is funny. Take a wook:
If you get on a train with a mouse in your hand and you stare at it and poke it like it's a phone, nobody will notice for almost 25 minutes
— mindflakes (@_mindflakes) July 23, 2015
What is this world coming to when you can't ask a squirrel to watch your burrito for a minute while you fish your shoes out of the duck pond
— mindflakes (@_mindflakes) July 21, 2015
When I die please bury me with a trident in my hand inside the ribcage of a dinosaur skeleton
— mindflakes (@_mindflakes) July 20, 2015
"Siri how do I do karate" I scream into a calculator, fending off the the zoo security guards with an ostrich I just found
— mindflakes (@_mindflakes) July 16, 2015
Upgrade to Mindflakes Pro for 3.99/month and I'll come over to your house once a year to massage warm butter into your head and face.
— mindflakes (@_mindflakes) July 15, 2015
I'm eating wholegrain rice! It's like there's a party in my mouth and everyone is flavourless and unsatisfying.
— mindflakes (@_mindflakes) July 10, 2015
A good way to react when someone offers you a gluten-free rice cracker is to perform a spectacular running backflip into a bin full of wasps
— mindflakes (@_mindflakes) June 30, 2015
Mindflakes is also exceptionally skilled at re-tweeting really funny tweets. I’ve found some of my favorite funny tweeters through mindflakes.
TV Show of the Month:
Have I never actually done this as an “Of the Month” before? What is wrong with me!? This is the best show on television right now. Period. End of sentence.
At first glance it might seem to be in the same vein as Adventure Time (indeed, the show’s creator Rebecca Sugar (her real name) worked on Adventure Time before starting Steven Universe), but while Adventure Time takes place in a wacky, zany, anything-goes world, Steven Universe takes place in a much more intimate, careful, and unabashedly sentimental world. I’ve never seen a cartoon that hits more emotional buttons with such unnering accuraccy; it earns its sentimentality with incredibly thoughtful and insightful character work. Steven Universe is full of funny, quirky, heroic, and deeply-flawed characters who are all floundering through their world in their own ways, sometimes together and sometimes painfully alone. Heroes are allowed to make mistakes on this show, and it isn’t always wrapped neatly up by the end of the episode. Steven Universe also has some of the most careful and amazing backstory and world-building in any Sci-Fi show I’ve seen, as we view the world through Steven’s 10-year-old eyes and revelations are slowly and surprisingly stumbled upon by him.
Tabletop Game of the Month:
A game for a minimum of 4 people (or 3 if you get certain expansions) that simulates and old western. Each player is given a role: Sheriff, Deputy, Renegade, Outlaw(s). Each role has its own goal to complete to win the game: all the Outlaws must die for the Sheriff to win the game; the Sheriff must die for the Outlaw(s) to win the game; etc. It’s pretty fast-paced, and gameplay can take anywhere from a few minutes to quite a long time depending on just how good y’all are at killin’ each other.
Categories: Of the Month.