Archive for October, 2007
October 23rd, 2007

Okay, not puppies per se, ’cause 1) I don’t know if that’s possible and 2) that’s just mean. Anyways, after my “Portal is for Lesbians” post, Scott and I were talking about other mainstream games that slip in some subtle, maybe/maybe not, “Okay, I can totally see that now” gay overtones. For example? Nintendogs! No, […]

October 22nd, 2007

So I don’t know if I’ve explained exactly what I’m doing here in France. Basically, I’m teaching English as a second language to students in “technical” high schools–which means they’re training to be cooks or receptionists or moped mechanics. As you might expect, it’s challenging work. What do I have common with a 50 Cent-loving, […]

October 19th, 2007

Life here in France is lovely. Really. But the one thing I honestly regret about being an expat this year is missing American fall. The leaves. The cold, crisp air. The apple cider. Fall is by far my favorite time of year. And by far my favorite day in the year is Halloween. Seriously, I […]

October 18th, 2007

Extra, extra, read all about it: video-game version of classic Norse tale makes this ex literature student curious, horrified, and strangely entertained. I’ll admit my expectations for Beowulf: the Game aren’t high. Things usually turn out bad enough when movies get turned into games. To make matters worse, we’re talking about a book getting turned […]

October 17th, 2007

Get it? It’s like “Virgina is for lovers”… Eh, nevermind. Not that it won’t unleash an angry mob of Portal lovers, but I just have to say this. Wait, first, I should probably say I think Portal is awesome; if I hadn’t left my PC in the States (or, you know, if I was willing […]

October 16th, 2007

This one definitely gets filed under “bad Bonnie.” So approximately a million years ago (i.e. about six months), I thought it would be a great idea to try a kitschy new kind of review called “the dating game review.” I was probably inspired by Jeremy Parish‘s fun and creatively themed reviews for–though of course, […]

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