- It’s been a great week on Tumblr for amazing fan game concepts that I wish were real. Check out this Pokémon concept where you play as a young Professor Oak or Agatha and make your own proto Pokéballs, and this Zelda concept where Zelda herself is the star.
- Tumblr Storyboard is dead and I am seriously crushed. I was freelancing for them and I wanted to wait until my first story was published to announce it. Now it won’t be running after all. But it cheered me up a little to read the New Yorker’s Collected Messages of David Karp.
- Despite its ups and downs, do you think you might join me in living the freelance lifestyle? Jezebel’s Laura Beck thinks you will:
According to a study conducted by Intuit in 2010, more than forty percent of the US workforce — so, sixty million people — will be contractors, temps, and the self-employed by 2020. That’s great for those of us who want to trade business casual for an all day pajama party, but is it good news for everybody?
- Are you watching any spring season anime yet? (If you aren’t, have I got a vlog for you coming next week!) I enjoyed Charles’s (of Beneath The Tangles) Tumblr post about Oreimo 2.
- Grant sent me this comic about the discrepancies in anime subtitles done by different groups. Painfully true.
- Finally, here’s a California game store that paved its floor with Magic: The Gathering cards. There are a few valuable rares in there but don’t worry, they were donated for this very purpose.
- Edit: One more link! Charles over at Study of Anime let me know that my contribution to his fandom ID project is now live. I wrote about defining my identity in fandom.
(Illustration via pookerskull.)