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The Stormglass Novel
Stormglass for the iPad
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"Rich graphics, an immersive storyline, and puzzles that will have you turned upside down." - iDownloadBlog.com
"The Stormglass Protocol... pulls the genre out of its stationary roots." - JayIsGames.com
"Perfect" - The NY Times
"Terrific" - Entertainment Weekly
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- Another Little Bangalore Boat Church
- Sifting Through Arthur C. Clarke's DVD Collection in Colombo
- Collapsing Caves, Dead Spelunkers, Corpse Robbery, and Big Mike's Mystery House
- Why Chinese People Eat Ants
- Why Chinese People Eat Deer Penis
- The Poem I Can't Find…
- A Sweet New Batch of Indian Movie Posters
- A Lovely Writeup of My Fowl Documentary
- Why Chinese People Eat Sea Horse
- 21 Amazing Bangalore Breakfast Dishes
- This Hindu God has 1,000 Vaginas!
- The Creepiest Amusement Park of All Time?
- Beijing's Dongyue Temple and Their 19 Incredible Taoist Gods
- Beijing's incredible (and completely fake) Disneyland
- A Tiny Roadside Village, Made From Quartz
- Ready to Rumble
- The Cockiest Shrine in Bangkok
- 18 Terrible Moments from a Taoist Hell
- Amazing Old Bollywood Poster Shops
- India's Incredibly Cool Hand-Drawn Movie Posters
- Classic Chinese Torture Methods (and their cute names)
- All the Fortunes on Hong Kong's Temple Street
- Why Chinese People Eat Snake as Medicine
- A Noble Slave and an Imperial Cannibal
- Goodbye Telegram / Hello Telegram
- The Sick Collector and His 1000 Pairs of Shoes
- Rediscovering Beijing: The Ancient Observatory
- Beijing's Single Most Horrific Meal
- About Andy Deemer & AsiaObscura
- Possibly the Best Menu of All Time
- Prosthetic Noses, Red Wigs, and Whiteface… American Characters in Chinese Films
- China's all-time favorite (and all-time darkest?) comic book: Sanmao
- A Huge New Horde of Hand-drawn Indian Movie Posters
- Nazi Fashion in China
- The 38th Reich: Korean Nazi Cosplay
- Be an Old Man, Have a Young Wife, in Laos
- A Museum of Nightmares in the Shadow of the Eiffel Tower
- Great Art Tributes from The Stormglass Protocol
- Castration Classes at the Beijing Eunuch Culture Exhibition Hall
Tag Archives: Laos
On a trip to Laos, recently, my parents found the perfect birthday present for Michelle: matching bottles of snake and scorpion booze. Recognizing the fact that my mom doesn't drink, this strange gift oozes with awesomeness. "Don't drink it all at once," my dad said. Unlike my mom, he's a fantastic tippler. The ...
When I was living in Kathmadu 20 years ago (yow!) this summer, I found this awesomely makeshift ferris wheel in a nearby theme park. A teenager would stand in the middle, and walk from one bar to the next, giving passengers a slow, staggered ride. Much more recently in southern Laos, down on the island Don Khon, ...
We got lucky in Don Khon -- the island's annual celebrations were well underway the weekend we were there. Here in southern Laos, evidently "big celebrations" means "get mad drunk and hit the temples," cos that's what everyone did. The Wat laid out a huge spread, with hand-cranked carousels, dart gambling, cover bands, and tons ...
The long, slow, dusty bus-ride cost 20 cents and took lord knows how long. But eventually it delivered us to the incredible Buddha Park. You see, 40 or so years ago, some loony Lao was hiking along a remote mountain trace, accidentally tripped, and fell into a hole. A deep hole. It was a lot like ...
Imagine the most pristine, untouched, slow-moving river. A place that seems from a dream. It carefully wraps around banks of green, where water buffalo and cows nap in the shade, and wake to sip from small pools. Four novice monks hold umbrellas for shade as they cross a rickety old bridge. ...