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Constellation Games Author Commentary #13: "Your Day Job": The lucky chapter thirteen introduces the novel's last major character, Mission Specialist Dr. Tammy Miram. She gets right to work, kicking off a subplot that won't be wrapped up til the very last chapter. Let's look at a bunch of commentary, most of which is about her. But first, Twitter archive from last week! Okay, here we go:

That's all I got. Stay tuned for the huge chapter 14, a chapter full of deepening mysteries and used game trade-ins, the chapter where Ashley finally says, "Ariel was distracted by my beautiful ovipositor."

Image credits: NASA, Mark Phillips, Allen Garvin.

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: Remember when this weblog used to be about fun links? I don't either, but I think it was somewhere in there. Well, check this out: last year when I went to PAX my most enjoyable experience was the panel "Videogames Antiques Roadshow." It worked just like you think: people would bring old game stuff up on stage, and distinguished collectors would estimate the value of the old stuff. Here are some pictures from that panel. In fact, you can see me in the second photo, fourth row center.

Kind of got distracted there--the point of this post is not to look at a crowd scene that includes me. I meant to say that they brought the panel back at PAX Prime, and this time there's video. And it's now called "Retrogaming Roadshow", possibly due to trademark issues. In addition to bringing to light cool bits of history like the PCjr edition of M.U.L.E., I love the way these panels illustrate the social construction of value. Highly recommended if you've got an interest in this stuff.


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