Hello out there my fellow nerds. Though I know this is just a standard Thursday in November for some of you, all the good vibes associated with today are still coming your way! It's been a rollercoaster of a year thus far, but 2013 has been incredible nonetheless. It's unabashedly sappy, but I'm so grateful for the opportunities and experiences that have stemmed from the Care and Feeding of Nerds. Through this little digital conduit I've encountered a myriad of new geeky ideas and seen innovative, clever, all-around fun projects go from dreamy musings to reality (every single game we featured from the SPIEL round up made their Kickstarter goal!). The blog has also provided the medium through which I've met so many brilliant, affable, and wonderful people, which has been amazing. Most of all, I'm so grateful to you, the readers. You guys are the best and I'm beyond thankful for every single one of you.
Sending you all the best possible wishes for a phenomenal Thanksgiving and a very happy Hanukkah!
For those of you who'd like to extend your good fortune or just some good vibes today or during this upcoming holiday season, Zen Pencils has a easy and excellent way to do so. If you haven't encountered this bit of internet cartoon brilliance do yourself a favor and spend a few minutes touring the site. The brainchild of Australian freelance artist Gavin Aung Than, Zen Pencils weds inspirational quotes to beautifully rendered hand-drawn images. The results are often profound, can stick with you for days afterwards, and will likely have you making the site part of your regular internet rounds.
Gavin has crafted this piece, ostensibly founded in last week's release of the two major next generation consoles. Though he fears his console gaming days are over, Gavin felt the subject matter would appropriately underscore how just a slight shifting of our gifting priorities can make an enormous difference to those in need.
100% of the profits generated from the sale of prints of the comic will go to the Philippine Red Cross and will benefit the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan. The print also comes with free shipping anywhere in the world! For more information on how you can help those affected by the Typhoon, click here.
Big digital hugs for all!