I do it out of habit from time to time (especially after strips where Gabe is talking about dungeon mastering, as I genuinely enjoy his new found interest in table-top RPG's,) but typically end up throwing my notebook across the room in a fit of rage.
Is it just me, or is Tycho the most obscenely verbose person on the planet? Every blog is an ongoing torture session where he lays out the most mundane message board opinions - thesaurus tightly in hand.
What. The. Fuck? You couldn't say, like most other people on the planet, "I'm typically a fan of console gaming, however, there is a certain lure to playing on the PC. I really think I'll wait until Service Pack 1 comes out to make sure all the bugs are gone.I shook it off eventually, thank He Who Girds The Universe - the lure of the personal computer's untamed wilderness, coupled with its demonstratively superior presentation even on ports from lesser devices made sure of it, though games I couldn't imagine playing on a console sealed the deal. But I'm not installing Windows 7 until at least the first service pack, and possibly longer, purely on principle. I have a computer again, and I love it; I will take no risks.
If you had no externalities to manage - that is to say, if you were not a father of two, for whom sleep is a rare thing, and precious - I don't know what could make you stop playing Borderlands. I honestly don't know how you could sever the thick roots that seem to grow out of the screen and claim the body, whose novel barbs anesthetize and then pierce the meninges, seizing control.
By the way, Borderlands is addictive."
Seriously? You're so in love with yourself that you had to try and write poetry to dazzle your fanboys?
I do occasionally, or at least try to. Most of the time I only read the first two or three lines.
I do every now and then when the strip is something that strikes my interest.
Secondly, there is a difference between "write how everyone else writes" and "writing like a tard". There is no need to dig up words like "circumlocutions" & "externalities"; using exceptionally unwieldy and esoteric words does not imply skill with language.
I read it all the time, but mostly I don't know what he's talking about. It doesn't help that some paragraphs are about the same topic, but then other paragraphs are about something completely different. You have to read a couple sentences into each paragraph to determine if he's changed topics. Plus I saw him misuse "schizophrenic" one time. Not a big deal, but when you present yourself as some kind of expert wordsmith, you should understand the words you use.