So You’ve Been Told About Homestuck ==> Celebrate with Booze!

Happy early 4/13, Homestucks! Last year Tsunderin regaled you with her path to getting Homestuck, and suggested a bunch of great ways to spend tomorrow’s Homestuckiversary (I just made that word up now), and she had some great ideas so I don’t want to step on that. But for our 21-and-over readers, here are some drinks—inspired by the characters and created and tested for deliciousness by yours truly—to get you through your Nic Cage movie marathon!bluh rose lalonde

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Sharing Games with Non-Gamers or: How I Stopped Worrying and Got Drunk

It’s the new year, and I feel excited about video games. I am excited about the mountain of games I acquired as presents and with gift cards, as well as games coming out later this year. For as much as I love good games, I am sad over how many of my friends and family just don’t enjoy them the way I do. Whether they lack interest or skill, it’s always difficult to share this part of my life with them. That’s why I’m trying to think of new ways for me to try and share my gaming experience with them.

There are of course the games that are fun to play with a group despite the challenges of the game. Games like New Super Mario Bros. U, Call of Duty, and Tekken Tag Tournament 2 are great because, due to their tendency toward bullshit difficulty spikes, the whole group enjoys the accomplishments of even two players finally beating a level. Plus, the shared suffering leads to lively conversation. Other games which have narrative arcs which tend to appeal to those outside of the medium are always fun to pass and play, even if some people are terrible. These games include Alice: Madness Returns, Batman: Arkham Asylum, and Resident Evil 5, and they tend to be just as fun to watch as to play if you are already invested in the subject matter. Hell, some games are such a spectacle that it’s fun to pass and play without any narrative context. Call of Duty and Halo attract droves of casual players who only play in groups. Any of these are fine, but I feel my repertoire lacks a certain “universally appealing” punch. So imagine my delight and excitement as I realize a way to better involve more people in the same games I already love. Continue reading

Avengers: The Drinking Game

This does what it says on the tin. Use this as an excellent way to celebrate the release of the Avengers on blu-ray and DVD earlier this week! 😀 (Yes, I know it came out Tuesday; I was trying to be a responsible drinking mentor and postpone possible inebriation till the weekend.)

This game is possibly a little more drinking-heavy than the last one I posted, for virtue of the fact that the last one was to be played during a LotR movie marathon and the Avengers is only two and a half hours long.

Without further ado, and in no particular order, da roolz:

Before drinking, choose a character name.

Take one drink when:

  • Your character’s first or superhero name is said.
  • Clint poses.
  • Fury says a baller one-liner.
  • Natasha says ‘red in my ledger’.
  • Tony calls someone a nickname instead of their real name. (Superhero names don’t count; think “Point Break”, “Rock of Ages”, “Reindeer Games”, “Legolas.”)
  • Thor says ‘brother.’
  • Bruce calls Hulk ‘the other guy.’
  • Steve doesn’t understand modern things.
  • The Glowstick of Destiny does something. (It’s so multi-useful! It zaps! It brainwashes! It makes julienne fries!)
  • Someone says Tesseract.
  • Coulson’s an awkward fanboy.

Special rules:

  • You can try to say lines in unison with the movie, but if you fuck it up there is a three drink or one shot penalty.
  • Whenever Thor grabs Loki’s neck, drink for the duration of neck grabbing.
  • Whenever Loki monologues, drink for the duration of the monologue.
  • When Coulson ‘dies’, finish your drink. (‘Dies’ is in quotes because I refuse to accept that we’ve been Jossed and that he’s actually gone.)

Enjoy!

And remember, as always, Lady Geek Girl and Friends does not condone alcohol poisoning, underage drinking, or collaborating with Thanos to take over Midgard.

Lord of the Rings: the Drinking Game

Lady Geek Girl and Friends presents a fun way to enjoy the Lord of the Rings movies (as if they weren’t enjoyable already): the LGG-Approved Drinking Game. Lady Saika has personally tested this with the movies’ extended editions and it was great fun (although she doesn’t recall …most of the third movie).

This is intended for a 9-12 hour marathon, so…don’t plan anything for the next day. We also revised the Finish Your Drink When rules into Take Three Drinks When rules, because NINE TO TWELVE HOURS.

And now, Da Roolz:

Before starting, all viewers must choose a character name.

TAKE ONE DRINK WHEN:

  • Your character’s first or full name is said. (e.g. ‘Pippin’ or ‘Peregrin Took’)
  • There’s a close-up of the ring.
  • Frodo falls over.
  • Legolas looks off into the distance.
  • Legolas does something kick-arse.
  • Someone drinks on screen.
  • Gimli says something stereotypically dwarf-y.
  • A Ringwraith screams.
  • There’s a gay look, line, or implication between Frodo and Sam.
  • Gollum says “precious.”

TAKE THREE DRINKS WHEN:

  • A named character dies.
  • There’s a motivational speech. (Think Theoden before Minas Tirith, or Aragorn before the Black Gate.  Stand during the speech!)

SPECIAL RULES:

  • During the “Share the load” scene, pass your drink right, take a sip, and pass it back.
  • Whenever Sting glows blue, drink ‘Elf Juice’ (see below for recipe)
  • You may attempt to quote lines in unison with the movie, but if you fuck it up, take three drinks.

*Elf Juice Recipe:

  • One alcoholic beverage.
  • Blue food coloring.

(Be creative. As long as it’s blue, you’re fine. Ours was lemonade, raspberry vodka, and food coloring. )

For some inspiration:

This is open to variations, so if you try something new, let us know what you added and how it went!

And remember: Lady Geek Girl and Friends does not advocate underage drinking, illegal activities, dying of alcohol poisoning, or thinking that one can simply walk into Mordor.