Paul O'Brian writes about Watchmen, trivia, albums, interactive fiction, and more.

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Since I started posting to this blog in 2004, it had no real title — its name was what LJ gave it by default, which was my username. I could never think of any name that I really wanted it to have… until now. As of today, this blog is officially rechristened >SUPERVERBOSE.

As some of you may know, my IF page is called >VERBOSE, since that’s both my writing style and one of the first commands I tend to type in an IF game. The old Infocom games had three levels of verbosity: VERBOSE, BRIEF, and SUPERBRIEF. These commands would control how much of a room description you’d see when traveling through the game world. Wouldn’t it be cool, though, if there was a SUPERVERBOSE? Not only would you get to see the full room description every time, you’d also get lengthy explanations of where the game objects came from, discursive asides about NPC histories, extensive screeds about the game author’s political views… well, maybe it wouldn’t be so cool after all.

Instead, look no further for your superverbosity fix. Since the majority of posts on this blog are in my verbose writing style, and they tend to be about superheroics, >SUPERVERBOSE it is.

FF Spam

Every few days, I have to delete a new spam comment from my review of the first Fantastic Four movie.


I mean, okay, I can envision some kind of spam-posting robot that looks for LJ entries about topics that might be popular right now and places a spam comment there. But I also have a Spider-Man 3 review sitting out there, which even has the advantage of not being 2 years old. Yet no spam on that one. (Not that I’m hoping for it!) I am confused.

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