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!
What is the point of a gate that does not lead anywhere? asked Nameless, turning to avoid the glare of the setting sun.
The Scientist squinted ahead as the semicircular disk continued its downward trajectory past the horizon, and finally replied. To frame that which we otherwise might not notice.
Nameless and the Scientist by Amei Zhao is a weird philosophical gem and this first prologue bit is currently up online. Her tumblr also has a link to the book itself and a ton of little one-shot side stories like the one I just posted above.
I read the Boondocks back when it was a newspaper comic (much more clean and watered down than the undiluted TV show, which came afterwards), and I'm pretty sure that influenced my political views more than I'd guess, now that I look back on it.
I also read so many old Bloom County anthologies when I was about 10 or 11 that I have a weird encyclopedic knowledge of the 80s and early 90s that many of my peers lack, especially because I had to essentially research half of the jokes