May 8th, 2009
April 20th, 2009
April 14th, 2009
I don't even know that number anymore.
I understand that everyone goes disappearing
Into the greater grey
That covers over everyday,
And hovers in the distance and the distance and the distance...
I'm satisfied, now. I can fall asleep easily tonight, and every fourteenth of April hereafter, knowing that this is how it always should have been.
December 6th, 2008
Courtesy of Getty Images: the national hero of the Philippines. Yeah, son!
September 26th, 2008
July 19th, 2008
Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog
It's essentially a Joss Whedon-written supervillain musical, for those who are into one, two, or all three of such things. You can read about the impetus behind the project by clicking the "Read the Master Plan" button on the homepage.
If you aren't yet hooked on the idea, allow me to say that the principal players are Nathan Fillion (Mal from Firefly/Serenity), Felicia Day (of The Guild), and... well... someone we all know and love. Even if it was a dick move on his part and that's why he's paying for your meal. Prick.
July 8th, 2008
1) really like games with tactics-based battle systems?
2) own an iPod 5G, 6G ("classic"), or nano 3G?
If the answer to both questions is 'yes,' this link is for you.
June 28th, 2008
Blizzard, I swear, if you keep this up...
I could just die. Diablo I and II gave me some of the fondest memories I have of gaming. Please, God, let me still be at an age where my twitch faculties haven't completely deteriorated whenever this one comes out. I'll be ready; I promise I will.
"It has been said that in the end of all things we would find a new beginning. But as the shadow once again crawls across our world, and the stench of terror drifts on a bitter wind...
The people pray for strength and guidance. They should pray for the mercy of a swift death--for I have seen what the darkness hides...
I don't think it's safe here."
June 20th, 2008
(Don Adams and Barbara Feldon, 1965)
(Anne Hathaway and Steve Carell, 2008)
Even though I have good reason to suspect that I'm the only person under 25 who fondly remembers watching the series (NBC used to play reruns in the late 80s, as did Nick at Nite through the early parts of the 90s), I'll unabashedly admit to being a huge fan of Get Smart, and to being in a theater on the opening day of the film adaptation's release. Man, did I ever have that warm fuzzy feeling from being in the know. I wonder if anyone who only went to see the movie because of its being a Steve Carell vehicle would have found it half as enjoyable?
Maybe so, since this generation's Agent 99 is still the stuff dreams are made of.
June 5th, 2008
Clearly I am Photoshop jockey and graphic designer in equal parts, which is to say not at all. That aside, as much of a hackjob as this "tribute" may be, it's meant to show my appreciation and anticipation for Lina's reappearance. Despite being a poorly-endowed, sometimes gluttonous firebrand with less-than-stellar aim, she's one of my three favorite animated heroines of all time. The fourth season of Slayers begins airing next month!
(No cracks about my taste in women, please.)
Creatively speaking, I contributed nothing to the above image, one I'm nonetheless using as a signature on a certain forum: the picture on the left was Magic Wanded out of a wallpaper; the background was cropped out of another; the text is a verbatim transcription of the words that Megumi Hayashibara made famous as the incantation of a spell whose capacity for cavalier destruction is a stellar match for the sorceress behind it.
(I mean it; no cracks about--)
You could call it the IKEA** of signatures, hammered together after an inordinate amount of fiddling, redeemed in the end by its ostensible simplicity. Well, maybe redeemed. My hypercritical eyes, self-absorbed as always, seem to latch onto the fact that I was the one who put these foreign elements together, in my own way--and so they refuse to leave well enough alone.
It must suck being an artist.
Katherine is Chinese, and as such needs a Chinese last name. I just haven't been able to come up with it. Maybe she needs a given name, too, but in that area I wouldn't even know where to begin. Truth be told, she's referred to exclusively, and by design, as either Kat or Katherine throughout the text, but for some reason I feel as if I can't even (don't want to?) go on unless I know her full name.
I wish I didn't have such a hang-up with these things, and I can't tell you precisely why I do. Everyone has quirks. Real men have idiosyncrasies.***
(* Watching the Penguins lose the Stanley Cup finals--ending not only their season, but the NHL season--turned out not to be one of these things.)
(** Actually, I really enjoy IKEA.)
(*** I know what you're thinking. Shut up.)