A beginning of sorts

A beginning of sorts

Beginnings are rarely easy.  Take this one, for example.  As beginnings go, it's not great.  I mean, don't get me wrong, so far it's alright...  but it's not great.  It's certainly no "call me Ishmael", but at least it's not quite "it was a dark and stormy night".  Not yet, anyway; but this is, after all, just the beginning.

All Bette’s stories have happy endings. That’s because she knows where to stop. She’s realized the real problem with stories — if you keep them going long enough, they always end in death.
— Neil Gaiman, "Sandman"

The Experience Point - and, by extension, this whole website - is a geekspace.  It's a collection of thoughts and ideas that will probably appeal to the average nerd; a popular culture repository for people who say things like "popular culture" instead of just "pop culture".  If you laughed at the previous sentence, you're probably in my target audience.  If you didn't because you're busy drafting an angry email to me about my improper use of a semicolon, you're probably in my target audience.  If, on the other hand, you didn't laugh because you were busy opening another browser tab to Google the meaning of the word "repository"...  well, this blog probably isn't for you.

 Do people still use paper dictionaries these days?

Do people still use paper dictionaries these days?

Still here?  Good!  Here's a list of bullet-point facts about myself and the things I will likely talk about in the blog, because it's a proven scientific fact that nerds like bullet-point lists and knowing about stuff:

  • I was born, and current live, in Singapore.
  • I am an avid board-gamer.  I own and enjoy games like Puerto Rico, Splendor, and Android: Netrunner, but I have never played - and will likely never play - a game of Twilight Imperium.  I prefer Euro games to Ameritrash, but I also enjoy a rousing session of Dungeons and Dragons (or similar) every now and again.
  • I have a personal interest in history, philosophy, art history, economics, fantasy, science fiction, game design, and pen-and-paper roleplaying games.  For extra nerd-cred, I am also an amateur programmer.  I also enjoy candlelit dinners, long walks on the beach, and Pina Coladas.
  • I am not a comic-book nerd, though I've read and enjoyed Sandman and Watchman.  I'm not a manga or anime nerd, though I've read/watched many and enjoyed them to varying extents.  However, despite what the police reports may say, I do not stalk and murder people who enjoy manga or anime.  Consume whatever media you enjoy, I don't really care.

 

Beginnings are difficult things.  But if you stay with me, I'll promise to try and make the rest of the blog as informative and interesting as I can.  

See you, space cowboy.

 

10 classic boardgames that should be replaced (p1)

10 classic boardgames that should be replaced (p1)

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