Fridays are the best days because they are full of Kickstartery goodness! Lets take a look at what I’m excited about this week! One of my first really memorable Dungeons and Dragons characters was a sorcerer chef. She experimented in cooking the monsters that she helped kill. Things got a little dicey when it came to humanoid monsters, but hey it was an odd character to say the least. That chacter came to mind when I saw Seven Season Soup on Kickstarter.
Often times in the past, tv shows based on video games have been underwhelming to terrible. I still have flashbacks to the old Legend of Zelda cartoon. The words “Excuuuuse me princess” haunt my dreams to this day. So it was delightfully surprising that Warren Ellis’ Castlevania, which came out earlier this month, is really freaking good! The show took influences from Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse as well as artistic inspiration from animes like Cowboy Bebop and Beserk.
Meepillows are the adorable, squishy versions of meeples for all your lounging and hugging needs. They make for great decorations and cuddle buddies and Meeple Source has announced that the last of the plush meeples are selling out fast! Each one is 15 inches tall, 16 inches wide, 6 inches thick, and stuffed with love.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".