Nerdvana – P.C. PCs

Posted in Comics on January 17, 2008 by sweed

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I’m usually not very political at all, but I wasn’t old enough to have an opinion when this sort of thing was getting talked about in the 80’s, so I guess I’m retroactively getting it out of my system. This is apropos the recent change of the cover of D&D’s upcoming Player’s Handbook because one of the heroes on the cover is a tiefling, which, for those unfamiliar with the geek parlance, is a demony-lookin’-guy. I actually support the change in cover, not because of the tiefling, but because the same artist is doing the new cover, which means I get to see more of his work, which is great. I can also understand WotC’s decision, since they are, you know, a business and do well to listen to their vendors when they voice concerns about whether or not something will be popular, which I read was the reason for the switch. Really the issue and the subsequent message board discussions just got my mental wheels turning about the nature of personal offense. I think my own stance is that it’s possible to keep one’s faith and one’s imagination in separate, well-labeled boxes.

Nerdvana – Ch-ch-ch-changes

Posted in Comics on January 10, 2008 by sweed

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The barrage of nerd in-jokes continues.  The font is a tad too small to read without the help of special ocular implants, so unless you’re Steve Austin, you’re going to have to click on the preview image to read it.  A brief forewarning, if the word “eladrin” means nothing to you, you’re not liable to take much away from this one.  Actually, that’s not true.  My dad liked the part about the sideburns.

Nerdvana – Your thoughts betray you

Posted in Comics on January 3, 2008 by sweed

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I guess this one has a slightly broader appeal than the last one. I had to explain to a couple people why the bad lady with the ‘fro was bisecting those poor rats. Nobody call PETA. Anyways, a proper blog entry to come soon, promise.

Nerdvana – Twink outside the Box

Posted in Comics on December 26, 2007 by sweed

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If you don’t get this, don’t worry. It’s either because you don’t play Dungeons and Dragons or because you haven’t played long enough to abuse the rules in an attempt to gain imaginary power at the expense of self-respect. Or because you don’t know what an iPod is, in which case, like, wow, where have you been?

Nerdvana – The Heirarchy of Accessibility

Posted in Comics on December 19, 2007 by sweed

 

 

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This is an observation I’ve made, not just in my group of nerd friends, but amongst nerds at large.

 

The nerd friend depicted on the right was born on this day. It occurs to me that although I got the date right, the age eludes me. However old you are, Happy Birthday Jane. You should go check out some of her work.

Nerdvana- She has a wonderful personality

Posted in Comics on December 14, 2007 by sweed

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Quickie -Dragonborn sketch

Posted in Quickies, Sketches with tags on December 11, 2007 by sweed

Over on the D&D message boards, there’s somewhat of a to-do about the new revealed player race, Dragonborn. People were puzzling about how a female Dragonborn could look both reptilian and feminine. I decided to try my hand at it to see where it went. This is what I came up with:

Female Dragonborn

with male counterpart for comparison:

 

Male Dragonborn