Table of Malcontents

Lore Sjöberg, formerly of The Brunching Shuttlecocks (a site I used to love), has a new blog on Wired called Table of Malcontents. He's really into web comics, which I'm not, and that seems to make up a large percentage of his posts, but it's still an enjoyable read.

He also has a very funny take on World of Warcraft - what it would be like if it was a text-based game (ah, the memories). This part reminds me very much of my experience with the game:

"Take this bag of jelly to Commander Wolfchow in Cramhollow Dale."
> Go to Cramhollow Dale
You run to Cramhollow Dale. You run and run. You run and run and run. You keep on running. Someone runs past you, faster. You keep running. Two gnomes run past you in the opposite direction. Still you run. You're not there yet. What are you going to do?
> Run
That's right, bunky. You're gonna run. You continue to run and run and run and run and ... whoa, you're in Cramhollow Dale. A tall man who looks like a lot of the other tall men around here has a question mark over his head.
> Give bag of jelly to man
"Good!" says ...
> Click Complete Quest, Accept, whatever, just get on with it

And last but not least - his bio: "Born helpless, nude and unable to provide for himself, Lore Sjöberg eventually overcame these handicaps to become an entrepreneur, restaurateur and voyeur."

Funny man, Sjöberg.


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