I Could Pee on This: And Other Poems by Cats

By Philip Durham

Author: Francesco Marciuliano
Date of Publication: August 15th, 2012
Genre: Poetry / Humor?

I received this book as a gift from a co-worker.  I’m not usually much of a poetry person.  An exception I can think of is Shel Silverstein.  I loved reading Where the Sidewalk Ends and A Light in the Attic as a child and now to my son.  The book was short, so to pass a bit of time and to be able to discuss it with this co-worker down the road I dived in.

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NaNoWriMo Week 1 – Matt

Below is part of what I’ve written this week. I’m writing a fantasy novel, and this is the introduction to two of my villains. This should be around the 7th chapter, and hopefully it will help solidify the story and keep my readers interested.

I’ve written about 1800 words this week. It’s not where I wanted to be, and a lot came up this week that I didn’t expect. I’m still shooting for 3500-5000 words a week or 14000-20000 for the month. I need to double down next week and refocus to make up a little bit of what I’m behind. Still 1800 words is about 1790 words more than I wrote in the last 6 months, so it’s a positive. Continue reading

Nerdsdom Presents: NaNoWriMo

What is a NaNoWriMo? It is an awful acronym for National Novel Writing Month, in which people around the world make writing pledges, and in turn support each other in pursuit of their craft and creativity. People can register at NaNoWriMo.org, but some writers at Nerd’s Domain have decided to make their own pledges in house.

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Matt’s Guide to Surviving a Horror Movie

by Matt Quiett

You’re wandering through the woods, late at night, fog surrounding you. You have a bag on your shoulder, full of all the things you need to survive the terrible events you’re about to experience. “What’s in your horror movie survival bag” is a question I was asked recently by some folks at mancrates.com. I had to think about it. I’m not a doomsday prepper, but I do have a general idea of what I want in case of a zombie apocalypse, what nerd doesn’t? But plain old horror movies? Not just zombies? Well that changes everything, doesn’t it.

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by John Quiett

Genre: Card game/RPG
Publisher: Sparks Games
Designers: Chris Dijak, Cooper Livingston, Jason Sparks
Price: $15.00

Tau is the Greek letter for death and rebirth, according to the rules sheet in this game. Death is what this game is all about.  This is a game that wants to be a lot of things, a card game, a story generator and an RPG. Can it possibly be all those things?  Continue reading

Deadman Wonderland

by Johnny Mack

Written By: Jinsei Kataoka
Illustrated By: Kazuma Kondou
Publication Date: May 2007 – August 2013 (Original 13 Volume Run) (Febuary, 2014, Vol. 1 Release)
English Publisher: Formerly Tokyopop, now Viz Media
Japanese Publisher: Kadokawa Shoten
Demographic: Shōnen
Magazine: Shōnen Ace
Genre: Action, biopunk, drama, horror, science fantasy, psychological, mystery
Anime Companion Series: Yes
Audience Level: Mature, Older Teens (16+)
Page Count: Average 216

With an intense, heart-grabbing, eye-catching, beautifully crafted yet grotesquely brutal story, Deadman Wonderland is everything you want a manga to be and more. Continue reading