My Centurian!

Welcome to the One Hundredth Post here on Renaissance Dork!  It’s a pretty exciting day around here; one hundred posts means I can finally sit back and let the sweet syndication money flow in, right guys?  Guys? Right?

Seriously, I’m really happy to have made it to one hundred posts.  This is officially the longest I have stuck by a blog, and I don’t see myself winding down any time soon.  If anything, I have plans afoot to keep RD rolling into the future.  So thank-you to everyone who stops by to read the blog, regular or ir-.  I can see by my metrics that there are more of you every day, and even though I’d keep writing even if there were only two of you (Hi Mom & Dad!), it’s good to know more people have taken a liking to my scribbling.

As a special treat to you all, I present to you my Centurian Quiz!  Some of the questions test nerd knowledge, some can be answered by a careful search of my site and others…well, you may need to dig around for a bit to get the dirt.  But that shouldn’t be too tough for savvy nerds like you, right?  But wait, before you begin, here are the rules:

  1. Do not post your answers in comments!  Please send your answers to me at brent(dot)jans(at)gmail(dot)com, with the subject line Centurian Quiz.  Don’t forget to put you name somewhere in the email, in case your email addy doesn’t make that obvious.
  2. Top three scores will win prizes.  In the case of more than three of you getting top score, the three winners will be chosen based on the time I received their emails.  So don’t delay!
  3. I’ll pick a prize to fit the winners from my vast supply of stuff.  But don’t worry; I have a lot of suitably nerdy things to give away; Star Trek figures, books, RPG manuals, mini-games and so on.  And if I don’t have anything suitably nerdy for you, I’ll revert to the good old Gift Card!
  4. Deadline for entry is Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at 8am MST.  Entries dated after that time will not be considered.

Okay, now that the stuffy rules part is out of the way let’s get down to the quizzifying!  Here are your ten questions, and your time starts…now!

  1. Let’s start with an easy one: I changed my Twitter handle to match my blog title. What was it before that?
  2. Another easy one: I freelance as administrative support. What is the job title I use for that work?
  3. Now we come to the math question:  If I copy-edit your 27, 483 word manuscript how much will I charge you?
  4. In what municipal location did I first learn to play D&D? (Need the name of the city as well, please.)
  5. What is the web-comic I have followed the longest, and why?
  6. Name the only character to make it into Star Trek’s second pilot.
  7. I am a huge fan of this Star Trek: The Next Generation alumnus, and I gave him my best Killer d20 at a Gen Con.  Who is he?
  8. Okay, I’ll slide you an easy two-parter.  Fill in the blanks: ___________ is my favourite RPG, and I just became a ____________ to support it.
  9. If I could be swept away on one vessel from science fiction, what would it be?
  10. What is your favourite colour?

There you are, ten questions to see if you’ve been paying attention.  Get your answers in right away and good luck!  I’ll announce the winners and post the answers on Thursday.

Thanks again to everyone who stops in to read.  I hope you’ll stick around for another one hundred posts, you can help me celebrate my bi-centurian! (I do not think it means what you think it means…)

Humpday Links for October 19

Another week, another Wednesday, another batch of links for your surfing pleasure.  Here at Renaissance Dork we spare no expense in providing you with the finest free-range web content, lovingly typed by our own grain-fed dork.  Bon appetite!

– Speaking of conventions (I was, I don’t know what you were speaking of),  here are 15 people you will see at every nerd convention.

– Like Lego?  Like Gears of WarLike this!

– Want to improve your Twitter manners?  Here is a handy cheat-sheet to do just that.

– The Petoskey Batman is going to be spending more time with Alfred…

– Though I can’t fathom it, I guess there is still one guy that doesn’t get that female gamers are not just a fad.  Here is an Open Letter to that guy

– You may have seen this already, but Playstation wants you to know your games love you!

– Body suits may soon allow the paralyzed to walk.  Enough said.

– As an opponent of poor grammar, I can’t even tell you how happy this makes me.

– Curious about Warhammer 40K, but don’t have time to read all the books?  Here is everything you need to know in about a minute

– Sadly sold out, here is a beautiful Japanese print for all you Whovians

– Oddly, I didn’t even know a new Judge Dredd movie was in the works, never mind that there was trouble with the director.  Though it now appears those reports were exaggerated.

Fingerprint scanners in schools.  Not cool.

– In case, like me, you can’t get enough pictures of Mars

– Next time you are accosted by a balloon-sculpting clown, ask him to make this.  Don’t forget the pool in the library!

– When we go back to the moon, likely we’ll be mining.

– I’m not ashamed to say it: I love and fear this.

– And finally, you may think you love your cat(s).  But do you love it/them enough to give them the full Harry Potter experience?

That’s all for this week!  Share your own links below, if you dare!