TMOL is the uplifting story of videogaming as seen through the eyes of a friendly,
learning-disabled, small town...hero. It wasn't always so. Most folks couldn't see
past his drooling, and even those who could couldn't have predicted that he would be
the one to teach the life lessons that finally broke down the societal walls put in
place by the curmudgeonly school council, let alone teach the subterranasaur mutants
how to respect their warm-blooded, sky-breathing brothers. Angie claims that after
high school, she wasn't at all surprised by a
retard teaching people, but even she had to give respect to the mutant thing. Ask the
cows, now that they can talk, and they'll say that except for the unfortunate business
with the living volcano of gold, they knew how it would turn out all along. Deep down,
we know that's just one of things they're saying so that we won't eat them, but it's
still really poignant, and damned if the whole emotional tenor of it doesn't make the
meat taste better.
TMOL is now written solely by Matthew Gallant, and not the Sumerian sun god Utu, who
only did minor scripting work and commanded that the About page "set forth a frenzied
air", lest he wield his many-toothed saw to rend and cleave Matthew's copy of Foley
and van Dam that was once touched by John Carmack. Sometimes Matthew dreams of going
back to his orignal art, painting on the canvas that is his '85 Astro, but he's really
pretty satisfied with the current motif, bikini woman in repose with the grey wolf
under the full moon. He might paint some vampire fangs on Bikini Woman, or change the
desert into a forest, but that's it.
The sections of the site are as follows:
The Newswire: Editorial comment on gaming's top stories and the state
of the industry. Updates available on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, guaranteed.
Features: Essays of utmost importance, as they become available.
Mini-Reviews: No matter what Avault says, nobody wants to read a 3,000 word review of
Big Mutha Truckers. Each mini-review on TMOL is nothing less than a concise nugget of
The Buzz 6 from Galaxy Zero: Every week, Space Marquise Alejandro uses his
civilization's advanced technology to scan the brainwaves generated by the six games I am thinking
most about, and amplifies their unique power signature to keep his home planet from falling into a black hole. In
exchange, he tells me what those games are via telepathy. I put them in order myself, though.
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