BattleBots Beat: Cue Lazer Light Show! Catscratch was an underrated show and deserved more than one season. DON'T AT ME. (Unfortunately Doug TenNapel… yeah.) Welcome back to the Beat! Last time, there was salt, and anger, and arguably the worst win of the season, by a bot that I currently have as a top 3 seed! The

The D of S, Vol. II: The Earthly Paradise

Night on top of the mountain of Purgatory. tWBS: So, what's gonna happen? Senor: Beats me. After all, I'm not gonna be with you. All I can do is watch. tWBS: Wait, seriously? You can't come and watch? But which commenter's going to escort me through all of Heaven? Senor: Why would you want

The D of S, Vol. II: Terrazzo VII

tWBS: Why am I nervous? Senor: Because as I said, this is the lust terrace upcoming, and you posted compilations of sexy pictures on the Internet for multiple years? tWBS: Hey, they weren't pornographic! Senor: Yeah, but society's a bunch of prudes. tWBS: And you did it too! Senor: Like twice? Probably a difference there,

The D of S, Vol. II: Terrazzo VI

Place and time: Walking up into the sixth terrace of Purgatory, right after Mozart ditched them. tWBS: You know, I've been wondering. I've gone through Hell and Purgatory, and dealt with a whole ton of people on the way. And I could understand them all. Why? Senor: Okay, first off, out of

The D of S, Vol. II: Terrazzo V

Place: Walking into the fifth terrace of Purgatory, when… Voice: Adhaesit pavimento anima mea. My soul cleaves to the dust; revive me with Your Word. A soul lays prostrated on the ground. tWBS: Hey buddy, you okay? And can you speak up? I can't really hear you mumbling into the ground. Voice: My soul

Your “To-day! Why, Christmas Day” Afternoon Open Thread

Merry Christmas, lizard people! Doo doo dooooooo, doo doo doo doo doo… "Hark, the Herald Angels Sing" is probably one of my favorite carols, maybe because it's Mendelssohn and I'm a snob when it comes to music. Comes with the territory of being a Classical musician, I suppose. Speaking of… here's

The D of S, Vol. II: Terrazzo IV

It's the next morning on Purgatory. tWBS: Hey, wake up. Senor: Ugh, I slept like I was on a rock. (He checks his "pillow.") Oh, that explains it. tWBS: I hear footsteps. Senor: It sounds like running. Towards here. tWBS: Welcoming party? Senor: No! This is the terrace of sloth, so… penance, actually. Slothful Soul: (running by

BattleBots Beat: When Titans Collide

Everyone still standing? Good. Welcome back to the Beat, the leading BattleBots wall o'text that gets written and formatted the day before because it's important to put the pro in procrastination! Anyway last week was the premiere, where Fusion nearly achieved it, Malice still didn't do the D-X Crotch Chop, and

The D of S, Vol. II: Terrazzo III

Senor: …Seamus? tWBS has a hand on his head and a hand on the ground to try and prevent himself from falling. Because falling down the mountain would suck. tWBS: Stoning… not the fun kind… (he comes to) Shit. I was here the whole time? Senor: And muttering something about stoning, and not