Dorkgasm - Site Maintenance Sysop screwed up. He's going to the dungeon right after he fixes this. en Offline | Site Maintenance <p>Sorry for the down time folks. We had a few issues with spammers and I had to pull us down for a bit. From here on out, if you're a user from China or the former Soviet Union, I'll enjoy blocking your IP when you create user names like "buymoreuggboots771", and to the dude in Germany who tried to brute force his/her way into our database:</p> <p><center><img src="" /></center></p> Site Maintenance Mon, 04 Oct 2010 23:22:31 +0000 Sysop 1201 at WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET! <span style="font-weight: bold;">DAMN </span><span style="font-style: italic;">STRAIGHT!!! &nbsp;<br><br><span style="font-style: italic;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Hey Folks, </span></span></span><span style="text-decoration: line-through;">Sysop</span><span style="font-style: italic;">&nbsp; </span>Dork-In-Chief here, letting you know that the WYSIWYG editor is now LIVE!!!&nbsp; <br><br><font size="6">WOOT!</font><br><br>This means I no longer have to free hand all the HTML in articles.&nbsp; For those in the know, that's a good thing!<br> Site Maintenance Sun, 22 Mar 2009 07:13:57 +0000 MRiedlinger 849 at Coming Soon: Jim Butcher Interview and more <p>Sorry we took the week off without warning, but between school and life, something had to give. Very soon I should have the Jim Butcher interview up for your viewing pleasure, as well as bits from the audience Q&amp;A he did afterward! Also, reviews from me, Ken and Cheryl, and maybe a few surprises along the way!</p> <p>Gonzo is God,<br /> Michael C. Riedlinger<br /> Editor-In-Chief</p> Site Maintenance Fri, 18 Apr 2008 02:33:44 +0000 MRiedlinger 608 at 2007 <p>So that's over... What a year, huh? </p> <p>I wanted to take a moment to let you all know what's on the horizon here at Dorkgasm for 2008. </p> <p>We will not publish a VILLAIN OF THE WEEK this week (1/4/08) because next week we are publishing VILLAIN OF THE YEAR 2007, and boy is it a doozy. Some of you have said we are the Drudge Report or Dork Culture. Just wait till next week and you'll see how true that is! Fuck the fans? All I can say is: WE ARE THE FANS! </p> <p>Why so serious? </p> <p>No, not a batman reference, though I am stoked about that and we will cover the shit out of it, but when someone becomes a threat to the very fabric of what we love, then we DO get serious, and you should really dig into the villain when you see it. </p> <p>Also, we will be publishing "BEST OF..." lists from our writers next week. Why wait so long? First off, 2007 JUST FUCKING ENDED! I hate that other places publish their lists before the year is actually over. It's like December didn't exist, you know? Also, we like to party harder than any other journalists out there. That means we've been recovering all week. </p> <p>We also plan to extend our coverage of conventions next year. Right now we are looking at adding ACEN, Gen Con, and Origins to the desination list, as well as a return trip to IT CAME FROM LAKE MICHIGAN. If you are involved in these events, be warned: We are the fans, so impressing us isn't easy... But we ARE fair, and sometimes funny. </p> <p>Also look for interviews with Neil Gaiman and Jim Butcher, advance reviews of AUTOMATIC DETECTIVE by A. Lee Martinez and SMALL FAVOR by Jim Butcher. </p> <p>More video reviews (I'm editing SEED right now!), more coverage of damn near everything, and the ride is longer this time!</p> <p>You've bought the ticket, now stay tuned for an even better ride in 2008!</p> <p>Gonzo is God<br /> Michael Riedlinger<br /> Dork-in-Chief</p> Site Maintenance Fri, 04 Jan 2008 18:04:01 +0000 MRiedlinger 476 at Thanks for all the fish <p>To all that have helped with this site so far this year, I give thanks!</p> <p>To Joel Bolyard: Thank you sir for the level head and the shared sense of vision. Damn, we're on the right path now, aren't we? Good luck on the GRE later this year, and let's see where we can take this in the meanwhile. </p> <p>To Chris Anderson: Thank you for the amazing work getting the site up and keeping it running smoothly!</p> <p>To Kenneth Holm: Wow! Thank you for your endless fervor and input! You work almost as hard as Joel and I do, and the site is litered with your writing. I am proud to have been allowed to read it and publish it!</p> <p>To Gerald Robinson: My first intern! Thank you for your input and feedback and for allowing us to see you grow as a writer!</p> <p>To Amy Zager: Your art amazes me and we owe you for giving us a face!</p> <p>To J. Sternberg: Thank you for the kind of wit I love to read in a review and the insight bourne of an imagination steeped in our culture!</p> <p>To Jason Strandberg: Thank you for your support and efforts to promote from thousands of miles away!</p> <p>To Jay Pletz: Thanks to you for the insight on wrestling that we never would have had without you!</p> <p>To Aaron Bolyard: Thank you for showing us that your writing was never just a pipedream and for sharing your insights and informed wit!</p> <p>To Travis Harwood: Thank you for the early reviews and the sharp tounge. Never has Mary Jane being a whore been funnier!</p> <p>To Cheryl Kobs: Thank you for the reviews and support from the other side of the gender war. We know now that not all dorks are ugly smelly dudes, and not all blondes are vapid shopping machines!</p> <p>To Dr. Sam Kog: Thank you for the, uh, unique perspective... Martini bar, eh?</p> <p>To Anonymous Jones: Thanks for another, uh, unique perspective... (where'd we find those two?)</p> <p>To Everyone Else (one time writers and whatnot): Thank you for the help and support. Submit more so I can write more about you next year!</p> <p>To our Readers and Supporters: Thanks for reading and supporting us all through the year!</p> <p>And most of all, Thanks To Sean "Itty" Fletcher for his timely support. He's shown us that, if you believe in your friends, you can make a whole lot of people's dreams come true. </p> <p>You've all bought the ticket, and now we're on the ride... Let's see where it takes us, shall we?</p> Site Maintenance Mon, 24 Dec 2007 18:44:48 +0000 MRiedlinger 459 at Congrats! We at Dorkgasm are proud to send our regards and congrats to recent graduate Chris Anderson, A.K.A. SYSOP! Kick ass Chris! Now let's get REALLLLLLY drunk! Site Maintenance Fri, 21 Dec 2007 22:33:49 +0000 MRiedlinger 453 at New stuff to shill <embed wmode="transparent" src="" FlashVars="feedId=0&path=" width="450" height="300" TYPE="application/x-shockwave-flash"></embed><br/><a href="">make custom gifts</a> at <a href="">Zazzle</a> Site Maintenance Thu, 01 Nov 2007 08:28:12 +0000 MRiedlinger 284 at Just got <p>Comic life for the mac.... PVTSP is coming...</p> Site Maintenance Wed, 17 Oct 2007 08:33:20 +0000 MRiedlinger 241 at Coming Along Nicely <p>Been having a blast learning the software. </p> <p>Update: Well, I've added Recent Articles, Most Popular, Hierarchical Categories, some test RSS news feeds and I'm working on user profiles. Not bad for a morning's work. </p> <p>Let me know if you find any bugs, odd behavior.</p> Site Maintenance Sun, 26 Aug 2007 05:56:39 +0000 Sysop 10 at Building to Dorkgasm As you may notice, this site is heavily under construction. In fact, you shouldn't even be here. Why the hell are you here? Who told you to come here? Not me. Anyway, I'm rapidly building the entire world to Dorkgasm. Stay tuned. <b>Update:</b> Try and prevent a dorkgasm now! <center><img src=""></center> <center><img src=""></center> <object width="425" height="350"><param name="movie" value=""></param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><embed src="" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="425" height="350"></embed></object> Site Maintenance Sat, 25 Aug 2007 00:08:03 +0000 Sysop 1 at