Our new Indie Games subforum is now open for business in G&T. Go and check it out, you might land a code for a free game. If you're developing an indie game and want to post about it, follow these directions. If you don't, he'll break your legs! Hahaha! Seriously though.
Our rules have been updated and given their own forum. Go and look at them! They are nice, and there may be new ones that you didn't know about! Hooray for rules! Hooray for The System! Hooray for Conforming!
Social Entropy++: AWESOME POST in "Thanks a lot Dad.", by Poorochondriac
When I was a little kid, I used to have a very brightly colored sweat shirt/sweat pants outfit my mom bought for me. Whenever I wore it my dad would call it my "fruit suit". At the tender age of 5 I assumed he called it that because it was colorful like a bowl of fruit!
Only in my later years did I realize what he meant.
When I was eight, the local weatherman predicted our city would get a terrible blizzard. Eight to twelve inches, he said.
The big day arrived, and maybe two inches stuck to the ground. A local radio show was ranting about it. My mom called in. Said, "I'm not really that surprised. Not the first time I've been promised eight to twelve inches and ended up disappointed."
At the time, I thought "Man, she must've had some shitty weathermen."