Finished reading the next Miles Vorkosigan book, The Warrior’s Apprentice, last night. I’m truly impressed so far by this series’ balance of humor and pathos. The characters are fleshed out very well, and the plot managed to surprise me a few times. I’m going to be smarter with this series than I was with the Warlock In Spite Of Himself books, and draw out my reading of them. I read so many of the Warlock series at once that I overdosed, and I haven’t been able to pick up another in over a year. On that note, I’m back to … Continue reading →
Who is Omar Epps? I did the LiveJournal sitcom thing, but only to see the casting results. Of mild interest – rhaps is played by Bebe Neuwirth, rainbowsaber by John Malkovich, nviiibrown by Janeane Garofalo, and ypawtows by Albert Brooks. … Continue reading →
Today, I am Gedde Watanabe in “UHF”. “Your paper says FREE, doesn’t that mean the ads are free?” “You so STUUUUPIIIIIDDDDD!!!!!” “I’ve deleted all the spaces from my ad, so you only have to charge me for one word.” “STUUUUPIIIIIDDDDD!!!!!” etc.
I remember all the summers I spend, back in my school days, sitting around the house and reading because I had no friends to go anywhere or do anything with. Today, for the third time in the last few days, I’ve been invited to something I can’t do because I have a prior social commitment. My modern social life is an improvement over sitting around, but I sure hate to miss some of these parties. Thought of meiran Friday night – we were in Best Buy (I was checking out the shiny new Macintosh retail goodness) and I saw an … Continue reading →
Yeah, I definitely have to go to Anthrocon next year. Not only do I know a ton of people who go, including several online friends I’d like to meet IRL, but I just discovered that they had Mark E. Rogers (creator of Samurai Cat) there this year. The con t-shirt is way cool, I would have had someone buy me one if I’d known. Of course, the only problem is that I don’t really have a fur persona. Starfleet officers, Time Lords, computer hackers, mad scientists, warlocks… but I’ve never seriously role-played a fur. I hope they’ll let me in … Continue reading →
Today was video day… finally watched the Miyazaki DVD raininva purchased for me, “Spirited Away” – very good, much superior to “Princess Mononoke” in my opinion. Not sure if I like it better than “My Neighbor Totoro” or “Kiki’s Delivery Service”. but it was a good way to spend two hours. Also, I acquired all the episodes of the Star Trek animated series, so I was treating myself to some good mid-seventies flashbacks. That show was definitely ahead of its time – weak animation and writing compared to much modern anime, but compared to the Saturday morning cartoons it was … Continue reading →
The original developer of “Glider PRO” has released the Windows, Mac OS X and 9 versions of the classic game as freeware. This is a game which can cause some serious productivity loss 🙂 … Continue reading →