I did have another strip where I was going to introduce Jeremy, but this one just fell out of the end of my pencil first!
Eamonn asked, “What is cosplay?”
The local newspaper had just run a front-page article on a local cosplay group organising an outing to probably the first true regional geek culture convention in Australia (we in Cairns, of course, are trying to get one up here next year). Naturally, someone at the office was going to be curious about what this new word meant.
Just as naturally, he was going to ask yours truly (Eamonn calls me “the Matrix” on account of my trivia-geared brain). And I reckon he’s not the only one curious around here.
Geek culture is exploding in Cairns (I submit as evidence example A, example B and example C) and I have no doubt there are heaps of people wondering what all the crazy new ideas coming with that explosion are about.
Though you can start playing Android: Netrunner almost immediately (once you’re done with assembly), it really shines when you start building your own deck from its cards. All sorts of powerful options become available to you – and your opponents.
I was playing and talking Android: Netrunner a couple of weeks ago with some good mates, when one of them (Chris, naturally) showed me a nasty combination of Corporation cards in his hand: namely, SEA Source and Scorched Earth.
Why are they nasty? Because they have the potential to end the game for the Runner in one fell swoop.
Here are some Netrunner tips to help the Runner deal with not just this nasty combo, but another one featuring Posted Bounty.
I must be doing something right for the folks at Career Attraction – not only is my second guest post for them live, but I also got onto the list of experts!
I’ll have to re-write my bio for them; it looks a little skinny next to all the other experts’ bios…
It’s a little scary, though, writing my own history, especially when I have a habit of being way harder on myself than I deserve. It’s almost as scary as the fears we often face when thinking about starting a business of our own.
Which is, of course, the topic of my guest post:
I’m really glad I keep my Journal of Small Wins. I sometimes neglect it for a few days in a row, but I can often remember the stand-out things I did and catch it up.
But it’s a really great confidence builder. When I’m feeling stressed or down on myself, I can look back at it and see the good things that I made happen, the habits I’ve put in place and the things I’ve actually created in a chunk of time.
Speaking of time, its about it for another monthly review. I’ve dropped Nicole Antoinette’s format for the time being and am trying breaking my month down by this site’s current categories.
One wishes to point out to any who maintain a negative disposition and wish to express said disposition with regard to this work that participants in recreational contests must indeed participate.