Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Teams at Pro Tour Born of the Gods -- Now on Gathering Magic!

Looking for my Pro Tour team page?

It is here, on GatheringMagic.com!

Go check it out. Let me know if you see anything that needs or wants changing.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Spike Jonze's Her & The Little Mermaid

Artwork by Loish


The movie HER is a futuristic twist on the classic fairy tale, The Little Mermaid, told primarily from the point of the view of the prince.

The prince in HER is the main character, Theodore Twombly. He's completely immersed in his human affairs: his job as a letter writer, his pending divorce (which he's desperately avoiding), his desire for companionship and sex. It's not until the charming and intangible Samantha enters his life, that everything changes.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

How To Heal Paralysis



Have you ever felt paralyzed by a wealth of choices, unable to decide? Have you ever felt paralyzed by the fear that something might not go your way? Afraid you might mess something up forever?

That was/is me.

My parents once asked me what I wanted for dinner as a little kid, and I remember breaking into an all-out bawl. Why are you making me pick?? Why are you saddling me with all this responsibility??? Waaaaaaaaaahhhhh, waaaaaaaaahhhhhh, etc.

I couldn't explain my distress in words at the time, so I just broke into tears.

Designing Games Is The Future Of Education



You're sitting at your desk in school. There's a teacher droning on at the front, writing things down on a whiteboard. You're half paying attention as you copy down, word for word, all the things being written. At the same time, you're doodling in the margins. Perhaps you're even thinking about what's for lunch. Or that text message you received before class. Or how much you want to be playing video games or reading the internet. Perhaps you're even doing homework due for the next class. Or maybe you're obliviously daydreaming. Or literally asleep.

That was me in school, and I wouldn't be surprised if you've experienced the same, especially if you grew up with the Internet in your pocket (I did not).

It's getting increasingly difficult to get kids to pay attention in class, and the problem isn't teachers. The problem is the education system itself. It's a dying technology.

Saturday, October 5, 2013