This is the nerd-pastime doom spiral of one Thomas Wilde, nerd writer and aspiring troublemaker.

 

Technically the first book I ever wrote.

djpubba:

Complete but unreleased due to licensing issues.

Anonymous asked
I'd like to ask what is very likely to be a frequent and very annoying question for you in that when is the next update of your Resident Evil Plot Analysis coming round? RE6 and Damnation and it's a complete document!

I really ought to pick up the Steam version of RE6 one of these days. I need to play through it again with an emblem guide in hand and collect all the files, as my initial playthrough was on a review build.

Past that, it’s just a question of having the time. Around the time RE6 came out, I started writing for Prima Games again, thus proving that the Plot Analysis’s Kryptonite is paying work.

It doesn’t help that GameFAQs went through some pretty significant back-end changes between 2008 and 2012, at least one of which prevents me from updating the multiple copies of the document that are archived on that site. (I actually think the current GameFAQs makes it harder to verify my identity than my bank does.) If you want to see the most recent version, Rob McGregor keeps a copy stored on residentevilfan.com.

Anonymous asked
I was wondering if you can elaborate on the process of writing a video game guidebook. How far in advance do you receive a copy of the game, how long do you have to write it etc.

It’s difficult to generalize, since every project’s its own thing, and there’s usually at least one non-disclosure agreement involved.

As a rule, by the time you see a strategy guide in a store, the author’s probably been playing the game for around three months, usually starting well before the game went gold, and the manuscript’s been done for a month, if not longer. You have to account for a fair amount of lead time when you work in print, to allow for the book to be physically created and shipped to stores.

Improbable Thruster Seems to Work by Violating Known Laws of Physics — NOVA Next | PBS

warrenellis:

Proof of (after)life for this week

When your “proof of life” looks like you took the photo as you were being vaporized in nuclear fire, it creates doubt.

warrenellis:

Proof of (after)life for this week

When your “proof of life” looks like you took the photo as you were being vaporized in nuclear fire, it creates doubt.

Attn: British nerds of Tumblr,

If you happen to have access to a copy of the November 2004 issue of NGC magazine, which I believe was published by Future Press UK, please get in touch with me.

I wrote the Resident Evil story in that issue and never received a comp copy. I’ve always been curious how it looked in print, since I’ve heard random reports that it was made excessively British at some point in the editing process. A couple of scans would do just fine.

When they’re doing PR for a Marvel movie, is Samuel Jackson’s entire plan just hanging out by Chris Evans so he can walk by him and yell something from the background? Because it kind of seems that way.

"EXERCISE 1

"As a first exercise in magical consciousness spend five minutes looking at everything around you as if ALL OF IT was trying to tell you something very important. How did that lightbulb come to be here exactly ? Why does the murder victim in the newspaper have the same unusual surname as your father-in-law ? Why did the phone ring, just at that moment and what were you thinking ? What’s that waterstain stain on the wall of the building opposite ? How does it make you feel ?"

Digging up some old Grant Morrison from back in the day. The real shit. Invisibles era, before Batman seemingly took him over and ate his life.

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