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BBC1 announced yesterday that they are devolping a new series of “Doctor Who”, possibly to appear in 2005. The series is to be written by Russell T. Davies, creator of the original British “Queer As Folk” series, an “absolute Doctor Who fanatic”. Despite the worried reactions of a few, a spokesperson for the Beeb did not expect a gay Doctor. Possible candidates for the title role include Richard E Grant, who is appearing in a BBC internet version of Doctor Who; Paul McGann, who starred in the 1996 Fox version; and Alan Davies, who has been linked to the role … Continue reading →
The Rising Star meeting in Blacksburg went well; afterwards, jdunson and I got into a lengthy discussion of dot/Hack. When we finally cleared ourselves from the parking lot, raininva and rattrap and rockbender and Bob and myself decided to make a quick run by Fun ‘n’ Games (MechWarrior boosters for the West Virginians and a trading card box for myself) and then grab some food. Well, as three of us waited outside Fun ‘n’ Games, rattrap and rockbender just plain weren’t showing. Finally ‘Bender showed up and led us to an alley a couple of blocks over, in which his … Continue reading →
Yesterday was quite productive, I got four other people in my office to Talk Like a Pirate. dot/Hack definitely has raininva and myself sucked in, I’m up to seven hours of play, and I’m not sure how many Rain has. The “game within a game” aspect appeals greatly to my interests in metareality, and I’m pretty impressed with the emotional range of the characters – not something that most of my PlayStation games do much with. Our Kellan Colt promotional figures for Shadowrun: Duels came this morning, so now we have a truly complete set of Series One. I’ve noticed … Continue reading →
Two of my co-workers were excitedly passing around an e-mail reprinting a quote from Chapter 9, Verse 11 of the Koran predicting that an enraged Eagle would cleanse the lands of Allah. Needless to say, the e-mail’s a hoax (as a quick online check confirmed), but they were pretty disappointed to discover so. I then had to inform them that no, neither Mister Rogers nor Captain Kangaroo were Navy Seals or Marine sharpshooters. Hmmm… I think I need to make something good up for them and send it to them through an anonymous remailer. Any suggestions? My anniversary was quite … Continue reading →
As raininva likes to point out, five years ago last night, I was extremely wound up, and hoping I was making the right decision for our future together. I worked through the tension that night by playing Quake for quite some time. 🙂 These last five years have, without a doubt, been the happiest years of my life. I want to thank not just Rain, but all of the friends who have supported us. Here’s to many many more! … Continue reading →
I’ve just noticed that “plectrum.net” no longer comes up in my web browser. I hope Keith only let the hosting lapse, but kept ownership of the name. We can find new hosting with no problem, but I see no reason to let the site evaporate just because White Plectrum’s taken some time off. Heck, there are websites out there for bands that haven’t released music in half a century!
Ever actually noticed your brain’s chemical balance shift? I’d been fighting thick, heavy depression for several days, and though the battle was going well by this weekend, the war hadn’t been won. Then yesterday, it was as if I blinked in mid-afternoon and suddenly felt fine, up to dealing with my personal issues and being pleasant company to others around me. I felt the change, it was sudden and slightly disorienting. Strange how a funk like that can be like a poorly-designed, ill-maintained roller coaster that you didn’t realize you’d gotten on until you’re screaming down the first hill. You … Continue reading →
Since a few people still may not have seen the Flash animation that was a major topic at the VTSFFC New Member Picnic, here’s a link: http://www.jengajam.com/r/Badger. You’ll need Flash, of course. … Continue reading →
Went to the VTSFFC New Member Picnic Sunday, but missed most all of the new members and just hung with the old ones for a couple hours 🙂 Now, I’ve been attending VTSFFC meetings for well over a decade and a half, and raininva‘s been doing so for about a third of that time; yet as we walk up the path to the Duckpond, someone (I never did find out who) yelled, “Hey, it’s Rain… and, uh, that guy!” Sigh. As has always been true in fandom, the hot girls get all the attention. Spent most of the weekend getting … Continue reading →