November 6, 2012

  • Wabble- online Scrabble game


    My sister got me a tad hooked on an playing an online scrabble game at, called Wabble. They've got a really nice score keeping program and a chat box, and games can be set to public or private, or private password only but still viewable by the public. You can set your own level of strictness, which is awesome for me because I'm such a rule bender that I almost can't tolerate sitting through a normal game any more. I'll play by rules when I play with family, but when I play otherwise, I personally allow proper nouns, acronyms, abbreviations, foreign words, slang, etc as long as you can link me to a webpage that verifies it if I question the word. I get a kick out of theming my games to scifi and fantasy fiction shows and characters, so names are allowable in that context, like if you can spell Spock or Uther or something, just make sure I know where the name comes from if I'm not familiar with the show and that you really are spelling it correctly. I'm not one of those guts or glory players, points are fun and all, but I won't sit for 20 minutes trying to eek out another ten points somehow, and I'm not above slinging out a low pointer if the word is long and interesting.
    I often use wabble as a way to get through a tough day, and I set my laptop up in the kitchen so I can move around between plays and piddle my way through chores or cooking or another project I've got going. I can handle about 3-4 games per week, sometimes too pulled around like taffy to do more, but sure a nice way to get out of my head when I'm in too deep.
    I'm not very good at being pals online, I barely use my phone, and I'm not into instant messaging and texting and whatever other kind of messaging goes on, I'm a bit if a recluse that way, but it would be fun once in awhile to get a game going with other Lexx or Merlin fans or xanga bloggers. I've thought about how to set this up, since I've been imitated online in the past under both my Janika and Yablo names, and there are so many other Pinky's out there, I think the only way to do it is if I set up the game myself through my blog and always play as Janika. I might just leave this post around, and if anyone is interested you can comment here, message me through xanga or facebook, or email me (I won't get it right away, I log offline a LOT and I don't do the web on my phone), and we can work out some kind of arrangement for synchronizing game times.

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