2016 Geek-A-Long: Doom


So, Doom seems like a really cool game. But I’ve never played it. It’s one of those things that has been on my “when I have time” list forever. Everyone has a list like that. Luckily, Jac’s husband has played it enough for all of us. This week we invited him to tell you a little about why he loves Doom so much.

I love every iteration of DOOM. As one of the original first person shooters that defined the genre, to the survival horror of Doom 3, and to the Doom 2016 reboot. I even enjoyed the Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson DOOM movie, if only slightly ironically. I can think of few other games that I can sit down and enjoy so much despite their simplicity. The goal is just: kill demons.  But in this simplicity, Doom is what I consider to be a perfect example of what gaming is: fun. This series has perfected fun. It’s proof that deep plots and compelling characters aren’t necessary to have a great time. Sometimes, all it takes is a little bit of brutal combat with a legion of demons while a killer soundtrack pounds in the background (it also helps if it upsets your mom). DOOM defined a genre back in the 90’s and brought us back to basics with the wonderful reboot this past year. One can only hope that we’ll keep being able to slaughter demons in Hell for a long time to come.~David “Danger Zone” Cappuccino


Eiram7 nominated Doom to the blanket, shares Dave’s enthusiasm.

Besides being the first FPS that I played (and being awesome), John Carmack deserves kudos here for his pioneering work on 3D graphics in the 90’s.

Whether you’re knitting, crocheting, or cross stitching this square, you can download the Doom pattern here. Instructions for both knit and crochet are listed in the pattern. When you’re finished making it, don’t forget to tweet or instagram your squares at me @Doctor_Llama and Jac @jac_attacking or with the hashtag #geekalong!

This week’s post went up late. I explained the situation on Ravely, but basically, I don’t have an excuse other than I didn’t use my words when I should have, and I’m very sorry. I won’t let it happen again. Jac and I feel really badly about the mix up and are hoping we can buy your forgiveness. The coupon code geeksunite will get you 20% off of anything in our store this week. Again, I’m really sorry, and I appreciate that everyone has been cool about it. Love you guys!


If you’re having trouble with double-sided knitting, we have a how-to video here and a tutorial on crochet here. Want to hang out with other people making the blanket? You can find moral support in the Geek-A-Long group on Ravelry here.

~ Megan-Anne
Go vote. Seriously. No excuses. Get your nerdy butts to the ballot. All the smart kids are doing it. 

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