What if, in fact, the Matrix really was the “real world” and that the world of Zion and the tunnels was a computer simulation designed by Morpheus and his cronies to produce bands of duped, highly-trained international terrorists? Ehh, maybe not. Game designer robin-d-laws is running a play-by-poll RPG in his journal where the reader is cast as an inmate of a psychiatric ward who’s the only person able to fight the demonic “operators” that his “angels” have warned him of. The beauty of his storyline is that, after 30 installments, I’m still not sure if the “operators” are real, … Continue reading →
Really, I try to restrain myself from linking to YouTube stuff very often, especially when I don’t have much more content for the post. But this one, I couldn’t resist: a lightsaber battle in an English forest, long ago… … Continue reading →
This last weekend I missed the Fire for the first time in years. I was pretty darn disappointed, though we managed to spend our time here in good ways. But as Friday night came closer I had to confront the reality of the situation: the engines couldna’ take the strain. For the last two weeks, 2 of the early-shift typesetters have been absent from work: one on vacation, and one on family emergency. Doesn’t sound too bad, except I’m the only other one! For those 10 work days, my shifts ran from 10-12 hours apiece. I kinda rate my combined … Continue reading →
It’s pretty easy now to find copies of the J. Michael Straczynski and Bryce Zabel proposal for re-booting Classic Trek. This series would not have had to deal with 40 years worth of continuity unless it wanted to from time to time, and would have had technology more believable to the 21st century viewer; as well, it could have been interesting to see new actors and scriptwriters putting their spin on Kirk, Spock, and McCoy. (The authors even throw out the idea of a female Scotty or Sulu, just to cut down on the sexism a bit.) But would it … Continue reading →
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While watching the 2005 season finale of Doctor Who with Rain the other day, something struck me. The Doctor carries a tool he calls a “sonic screwdriver”. About the size of a regular screwdriver, this tool emits sonic (and perhaps other) waves which can manipulate small mechanical and electronic objects. It’s most commonly used as a lockpick, but it’s been shown as a welder / unwelder, circuit modifier, computer reprogrammer, medical scanner, and (on rare occasions) a screwdriver. He started using it in the Sixties, in his second incarnation, and continued well into the Eighties, when it was destroyed by … Continue reading →
What, you want content? Sorry, I gotta leave for work in a few. What you get is a webcomic link: Bumblebee and Jazz go to see Pixar’s Cars. … Continue reading →