If you look up Karma in the dictionary, it says “A spiritual sounding way of telling someone not to be a dick”. If your dictionary doesn’t say that, throw it out because that is EXACTLY what Karma means. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a lot of fun to say “Don’t be a dick”, but it’s much easier to say “Well, that’s just bad Karma” in front of your grandmother without needing an explanation.
Today I read THIS ARTICLE about a man in Uganda that probably could have benefited from someone reminding him not to be a dick. He stole a phone from a patient at the local hospital and began making phone calls with it. The real problem was that the patient was hospitalized for his Hemorrhagic Fever due to his Ebola infection. The thief checked himself into the hospital after he began to show Ebola symptoms, and admitted to stealing the infected patients phone.
There you have it, folks. Doing stupid things like this are almost always going to end badly. Maybe not today, but someday. So when you are tempted to do something stupid like this man did, just think of me and these words I leave you with: “Don’t be a dick”.
Greetings Folks, I know we have had a lull here at the site but with today being Labor Day, I figured I should put some labor into getting the site freshened up. It will be a bit of a process as I gather our writers together and update the site but hey I am happy to start us back up. Speaking of start up. I would like to bring your attention to a Kickstart campaign that is extremely close and I hope succeeds.
This year a few of us went to Gen Con and had a blast. One of my favorite things was getting to meet a bunch of the cast of the Gamers: Dorkness Rising including Gamer’s Live an improv show. I was happy to say that I was killed on stage during the improv. ThankfullyI got better and was able to be in the audience for the filming of Dun Dun Dun!!! Gamers: Hand of Fate ,which was taking place at Gen Con. They were able to film about 25% of the movie at Gen Con, however needed to finish funding the movie with Kickstarter in order to succeed.
This movie NEEDS to get made. Not only is Dorkness Rising one of my favorite movies but also the plot for this continuation of the cast sounds great. Don’t just take my word for it, check out the information here (Don’t worry I’ll wait) http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/zombieorpheus/the-gamers-hands-of-fate
After hearing about the game it also prompted me to try out the game Legend of the Five Rings (L5R) that is the muse for the in movie card game Romance of the Nine Kingdoms. This is a fun game and I look forward to seeing its version in the movie.
The community for Dead Gentlemen has been great and full of passion and I am glad to call myself a Kickstarter. So please do what you can, and if you haven’t already check out their work at http://deadgentlemen.com/ and http://zombieorpheus.com/ and even find them on youtube. There are a few days left and if they surpass their goal there will be even more rewards. At least watch the movies, enjoy and laugh your d20’s off. In closing I thought why not make a little meme and with some of the nail biting of the kickstarter campaign I thought this was appropriate.