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Brain Damage?

So about a week ago I got the worst headache of my life. No joke, I almost took a trip to the emergency room, thinking maybe I had a stroke or some kind of aneurysm. It started out as most of my headaches do: a merely annoying ache behind my eye around eight in the morning. No idea why that time would be so special, but I think literally every headache I’ve had in the last few years has come on around then. And while most of those go away with a little aspirin, some caffeine, and maybe a stabbed...

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Assorted Bullshit

Yep. It’s been over a month since I wrote anything here. My bad. And by “my bad” I mean “a confluence of totally bullshit events conspired to kick me in the balls and destroy any and all ambition I might have used to write something here.” Let’s take the list in no particular order… The Time Change I’ve never been a fan of Daylight Savings Time. In fact, throughout my life and in other venues I’ve been rather vocal about how DST, time zones, and related time-measuring shenanigans are completely fucked and should be replaced with Zulu time and ISO dates. That...

No Sleep

No Sleep

Among the many wonderful gifts the combination of genetic and environmental factors called “me” possesses is the frequent inability to fall asleep, stay asleep, or wake up refreshed with any sort of regularity. By which I mean I usually get a rotten night of sleep about once a week, with middling-to-good sleep the rest of the time. Lately, though, my insomnia has kicked into hyper drive. I’m getting maybe one good night of sleep every four or five, and the rest is a special kind of nightmare-fueled or otherwise broken up bullshit where I’m lucky to get even two hours of...

Lich's Sacrifice skill should be taken at level one, and should never be off cooldown during the first ten minutes of the game.

Dota 2 Tips for Complete Noobs: Lich Gonna Have Your XP

This is an incredibly long-winded post I wrote to complement this week’s Dota 2 Noob Diary, wherein I play Lich and talk about him like I actually know my shit. Like the title implies, this post is likely to be of use only to people totally new to the game. If that’s not you, well, you can still read it, but it’ll probably have more comedic and less strategic value for your. Lich is one of my favorite heroes to play in Dota 2, primarily because of his Sacrifice skill. But, before I talk about that, let me talk about...

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Good Times (Or, 141 Hours in Dota 2)

If you’ve been following this blog or watching my YouTube channel (and you should), you’ll know that I’ve been playing a lot of Dota 2. To be fair, that “141 hours” in the title of this post isn’t a very accurate milestone, since most of that time I spent either playing “bot” matches against the computer, watching other people’s matches, or watching replays of my own. A better measurement of my progress would be the number of real, humans-versus-humans matches I’ve played, and that number’s right around 50. So what do I think of Dota 2 after 50 games worth of...