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As with a low sucking sound it slowly disappeared again, Starbuck still gazing at the agitated waters where it had sunk, with a wild voice exclaimed—“Almost rather I had seen Moby Dick and fought him, than to have seen thee, thou white ghost!”
      “What was it, Sir?” said Flask.
      “The great live squid, which, they say, few whale-ships ever beheld and returned to their ports to tell of it.”

Moby-Dick, 1851


3-17-09  No one reads this column
Guys, FURL sucks. It has sucked for years, and I'm sorry I've been using it. I have switched over to delicious; I would have done this much sooner, but they made it really difficult the last time I tried.

4-21-08  Archives
Uhmm, apparently archives haven't really been working since late 2006. THANX for the heads up guys! They are temporarily fixed, and will stay temporarily fixed until I migrate to new software/layout. I have said some hilarious things in the last 7 years, that future generations will feel lucky I preserved. Go check them out.

1-18-08  new iPhone icon
Woah, it's been 3 years since the last news update! Fuzzysquid now has a webclips icon for your iPhone! It'll automagically show up when you add FS to your home screen. Atom and RSS feeds have been available for a few years now, but I never made special mention of it.

1-14-05  LJ images
Since it seems to be popular, and it's been linked in a lot of different places besides here, I've decided to post the LJ Images page. At least in the news, at least for now. It's also getting some Google ads because you LiveJournal people are sucking up all my bandwidth (35% for that one page!)

4-02-04  FURL
Check out what I've been browsing: FURL.net bookmark archive. Not much commentary, relevance, or sequitur—but it's what's keeping this blog from turning into a meme dumpster.



  1. TONMO - The Octopus News Magazine Online. Invaluable.
  2. Angrywhale - Meet Leonard. He's an angry sort of whale.
  3. The Squid Blog - From the Laughing Squid people.


  4. Moxyberry - Where the cousin is at. Her bookmarks here.
  5. Cranky User - Brian's bookmarks. Updated, unlike his site.
  6. Rosenstock - Her other ride is your mom.
  7. Lauren - Wet Hot Singaporean Blogging.
  8. Universal Donor - Like the prime number shitting bear, but with terrible back pain.
  9. Olivia - Who receives special dispensation from our usual policies.
BLAG  read the archive

Monday, October 15, 2007
dannyboy 5:48 PM (0)



So I finished Bioshock last night, and I can pretty much sum up my experience by the following log of events:
11:32 Hum, it's telling me that I need to prepare for the next level because I won't be able to go back. Oh look, here's an enormous cache of ammunition. How considerate. I wonder if I should save here and pick up again tomorrow night. I don't want to stay up until 3am on a Sunday night just so I can beat the final boss and see the ending, like I did with Metal Gear 3.

11:33 Oh fuck it, lets go. Ok, now it?s telling me I won?t be able to save anymore, and that it'll automatically restart the boss fight from the beginning if I die. Hm. Ok. I guess this will be totally intense...

11:38 ...wait. Did I just win? On my first try?

11:39 That 30 second CGI is the entire ending? No credits? It just dumped me into the main menu! This must be a bug. Should I reload?


So after the initial shock (TO MY SYSTEM, PERHAPS?) of this flat denouement, I get to thinking. The game of the year paroxysms that have gripped the critics--is someone at 2K just really good at prostate massages, or is Unreal Tournament the only game they've been allowed to play in the last 5 years? The realization: the games industry is pretty much exactly like the movie industry. There are the big studio projects, cranking out your Deuce Bigalow 2's and Doom 3's, and then there are shareware games, which are like the home videos your little brother makes. Once in a while one of the big studios will make a Million Dollar Baby and everyone creams their shorts, with Oscars and pats on the back all around.

What's missing from this picture are the indie/art games. There have been a few, and almost all of them from Japan. I'm waiting with bated breath for this part of the industry to really take off.

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