Hey, so as Shannon just mentioned, all of the EA admits got V-day cards signed by all the bloggers. This means that we sat down, faced an ominous pile of ~500 cards, and started signing.
Signing your name that many times can get a little repetitive and even confusing (after about 350 you start to forget how you normally write your name). That’s why I, and perhaps some of the other bloggers, took some time to make some “Special Edition” cards, adding a little something extra to a few of the cards.
I made sure to write down what I added to the cards I customized, and here’s what I did:
38 of the cards have a number underneath my name. These 38 numbers correspond to random XKCD comics (like, I pushed the “random” button a bunch on the XKCD website and wrote the number down). These comics don’t have any special meaning to me, but head on over and check out which comic you have if you got a number.
2 of the cards have a little beaver drawn on them. This is my personal beaver graphic that I draw anytime I need to draw a beaver.
1 of the cards has my name underlined twice (just because I could).
1 of the cards says “With my freeze ray I will stop . . . the world,” a reference to Dr. Horrible (look him up on hulu.com)
1 of the cards says “It’s a brand new day!” another reference to Dr. Horrible
1 of the cards says “It didn’t make sense no to live for fun,” referencing “All Star” by Smash Mouth, the song I was listening to when I signed that card.
1 of the cards says “IHTFP” in binary.
Those are the special edition cards, let me know in the comments if you got one of them!