Tuesday, October 27, 2009

What is this?

I saw this on XKCD:

We did not invent the algorithm. The algorithm consistently finds Jesus. The algorithm killed Jeeves.
The algorithm is banned in China. The algorithm is from Jersey. The algorithm constantly finds Jesus.
This is not the algorithm. This is close.

What is it? I can see that it is very small.

College Quidditch

Did y'all know about this and were keeping it from me?

Apparently, there is Intercollegiate Quidditch, with a World Cup and everything. They run around with brooms between their legs. The snitch is a person, who runs around like crazy trying not to let anyone steal the ball hanging in a sack from his bum.

For real.

Geek sports really do exist, though I guess Warner Bros. is keeping them from turning pro.

Red String

I know that you've been asking yourself, "Where's the online romance comic? The kind where the story is the focus and not the humor? It's all the interblogs are missing!"

Ask no more, I present you with Red String.

From the FAQ:
Your comic isn’t manga!! Why do you draw “manga-style”? Why did you set it in Japan?
Nope, it’s a comic book series. As an American I create comics, not manga. Red String does not claim to be anything else. My art is influenced by many different artists and writers, both American and Japanese. My work reflects those influences. As for why I set my story in Japan, as an author, I find that if something interests me, I want to write about it. I am interested in Japanese culture. I have tried my best to write a tale as accurate as possible to the traditions and nuances of the culture. However, this story was primarily written for an American audience by an American author, so pacing and style will obviously be different from Japanese manga.

Here's where the first chapter starts.

No, I can't translate it.