When I first saw this seafaring adventure game based on Classical Greek lore, I thought it would be cool to give it a try. You chose from different heroes, and build up a fleet of ships, buying and selling goods in the agoras at different ports in the Aegean Sea, and even do a little piracy. You buy and sell ships, like triremes and other battle and cargo ships from the time. There are also quests, but after a time, it was hard to find out where the quests were supposed to be. Read more...(257 words, 31 images, estimated 1:02 mins reading time)
Manglazette (mang la ZET) – n. The newspaper at the top of the stack that everyone passes over, believing the ones beneath have better or fresher news.
No matter where it comes from, the stand at the grocery or discount store, or maybe one of those vending machines outside a local coffeehouse, quick-service restaurant, or doughnut shoppe, for some reason, when you look at the top of the stack, you find the manglazette. There might not really be anything wrong with the manglazette from outside appearances, but it often gets passed over by newspaper consumers, like the heel on a loaf of sliced bread. The news is the same, but the manglazette might be water damaged, hit with a coffee spill, or overly inky, even though it came from the same press as all the other papers in the stack. Read more...(274 words, 1 image, estimated 1:06 mins reading time)
Chorecast (chor-cæst) n. A particularly bad weather forecast that implies shoveling or scraping ice from a windshield.
It is mid-January, and those of you living north of…. Montgomery, Alabama, at least for this winter season, have most likely been dealing with this sniglet every day. Those little plastic scrapers that uncover the snow and ice from your car windows so you can see to drive in the frigid mornings to any place you would rather not be, like to school or work,when you still want to be under the mounds of quilts, comforters and furry pets that keep you warmer than any cup of hot coffee or cocoa can. You will most likely be rolling your eyes again when you hear tonight’s Chorecast on the 6 o’clock news tonight even. Frost? Freeze? Snow? Freezing Rain? Aren’t you sick of it already? We have another two or so weeks before Puxtahawney Phil comes out to tell us if we get an early spring, but just remember, the coldest month of the year isn’t even here yet. Bring on the scrapers, window sweepers and rock salt, because it’s not over till Mother Nature says it is, and we never know what she might have in store for us. Here’s hoping you don’t have a Chorecast tonight, because that’s less time you can spend scraping windows, and more time you can spend in your warm bed.