Roundup of Unusual Size: A smidge of classic literature and a big chunk of homoerotica.

Pardon my dust, er, again. Hoping this design works better for multiple screen resolutions, but as always I welcome your comments!

…And now: Go Go Gadget Linklist!

Videogames

Gamasutra;

Yaaay member blog day! ♥

Let’s start with Altug Isigan, talking about exposure to information in games. Then flip over to Kamruz Mos’s blog, where he’s got a whole bunch of stuff about immersion and Moby Dick.

GameSetWatch;

The second installment of Mitu Khandaker’s “Gambrian Explosion” column is live, examining the human condition as it lies in conflict with randomness and probability.

Emily Short treats us to a new installment of her “Homer in Silicon” column, this week looking at Dinner Date.

Film

ERIK DOES NOT BELIEVE IN TEARS;

What’s this? It’s an analysis of the homoerotic subtext of Predator. Go. Go now.

Writing

io9;

My favorite part of io9’s writing staff –easily the last bastion of goodness on the Gawker network– is the time they take out to address the budding amateur genre writers out there. Charlie Jane Anders has another piece today about crafting character motivations.

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