I’m getting married on Saturday. Yes, on Halloween. And yes, I know how awesome that is. There will be many pictures posted once we return and have time to sort them out. That said, I am taking a week off from blogging to prepare for the wedding and go on my honeymoon.
But never fear, o blogosphere! Your Beej has not forsaken you. I’ve lined up a few guest posts to keep you sated from some of the very best writers in my blogroll. Expect to see them pop up occasionally as the week passes. I hope you enjoy them.
As this is the last post you’ll get from me for a whole week (scary, I know!), I figure I’ll continue in that theme and give you all a nice, eclectic list of the latest and greatest pop culture links I’ve had pass through my RSS reader this week.
- Stephen King is finally tackling the comic book medium. He’s never written for it before, despite having licensed out his properties. I’m stoked to see what American Vampire brings to the table.
- In other Stephen King news, I am really glad that other people besides me are tackling LOST/Stephen King parallels.
- One of my favorite World of Warcraft blogs has expanded its ranks this week, which means more quality MMO healing content in the world, and that’s not a bad thing. World of Matticus now has Thespius as a regular poster, and from what Twitter tells me, Juddr is going to be doing the same thing soon.
- Amazon is considering “synonym substitution” as a possible Kindle DRM tactic to track stray copies of books across the internet. I’m with John Scalzi on this one; writers choose words for any number of reasons. Reasons an algorithm cannot emulate nor understand.
- Gordon over at We Fly Spitfires ponders the next generation of Hollywood-esque MMOs and Star Wars: The Old Republic’s place in the genre.
- The Geek Girl Diva: a little bit of Mal Reynolds, a little bit of Richard Castle, a whole lot of Nathan Filion love.
- Syp, normally of Bio Break, takes time off of making me want to play Fallen Earth and retro reviews 1979’s Alien at Mutant Reviewers from Hell.
- As an English teacher, I truly appreciate Copyblogger’s 7 Bad Writing Habits You Learned in School.
- If you’re anything like me, you play video games for the story even more than the gameplay, so I like how Robert looks at some of the best game narratives in recent years.
- Tesh enters the MMO rat race and tackles the hardcore vs. casual debate from a fresh angle.
- And finally, an academic essay about Firefly and marital bliss. I can’t honestly think of anything more appropriate to round out my pre-wedding than this. Be quick on reading this one, though; it will only be online in full-text format for around a week.
So, this is the last time you fine folks will hear from me as a single man. I hope you all have a great week (I know I will) and enjoy the guest posts!