Comments: I Am A Pathetic Halo Fanboy Geek

Looks like the guys at Penny Arcade were in line too.

http://www.penny-arcade.com/view.php3

Posted by owlish at November 9, 2004 08:43 AM

By the way, on the title: "I Am A Pathetic Halo Fanboy Geek;" no, no, no.

Be Proud of who you are. Look in the mirror and say some of those self-affirming thingees. "I am good at killing aliens." "I can kick my son's butt at video games." "And darn it, people like me." "I may be a Halo Fanboy, but I can use it to increase my geek rating significantly."

Then kick some alien butt.

Posted by owlish at November 9, 2004 08:56 AM

My wife won't let me have video games. Can I come over and play?

Posted by RP at November 9, 2004 01:56 PM

Owlish, there were several frat/football types, like in that Penny Arcade strip. Interesting crowd overall -- geeky like an SF or comics convention, but not quite the same degree of social awkwardness. Quite a bit tougher-looking (and coarser-talking) than Star Trek fans.

Posted by JohnL at November 9, 2004 02:12 PM

RP, any time! But you have to pay your own way to Texas. Maybe when your kids are a bit older, your wife will change her mind (mine did -- we didn't get our Xbox until last year when eldest child turned 9).

Posted by JohnL at November 9, 2004 02:13 PM

Maybe. I'm doubtful, but maybe.

Posted by RP at November 9, 2004 03:47 PM

And in other fun news, Headline News was comparing the first day of Halo 2 economically to a movie opening, and G4TechTV is having Halo2 day. Yippee!

Posted by owlish at November 9, 2004 06:22 PM

John,
One of the students in my Intro to Aerospace Eng class sent this email on Monday afternoon:

Professor Hall-
I am speaking for the entire class. We will be on our way to the mall to pick up copies of halo 2 at midnight. This is the biggest release ever. No other movie or video game compares. I think it would be a great idea to cancel class for tomorrow. In halo 2 there are many aerospace vehicles, so technically we will be studying some form of class material while saving the earth.


- Ryan Koubek

Note: You are the coolest teacher at VT.

Thought you might appreciate it. BTW I did not cancel class, possibly endangering my status as "coolest teacher at VT."

Posted by chris at November 12, 2004 09:16 AM

Hey, about the "ham-handed politicking" of H2, Michelle Malkin has an entry that points out the creative editing that went into that quote. See this entry (at least if I did it correctly.

BTW, I already have 2 copies of H2. I have 2 boys and they each have their own Xbox, so I reserved them each a copy, gave it to them on the afternoon of the 9th and said, "Merry early Christmas!"

Posted by Glen at November 12, 2004 03:00 PM
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