Monday, February 21, 2011

Isn't It About Time I Wrote About Hawaii?

So as you all know, my lady and I visited Hawaii recently, but I haven't written anything about it yet, other than the time I opted out of the Backscatter machine. I've been meaning to write more about Hawaii, though, so here goes.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Watch These Videos

I realize that I may be the last person on the internet to see these, but I just had to share them anyway.

First, the trailer to the video game Dead Island may be on of the best zombie movies I've ever seen, and it's only three minutes long.

Second, watch the short film The Backwater Gospel, a Weird West-ish tale with great visuals. Warning: it's pretty disturbing, and also really quite gory.

I promise I will have actual content on this blog again... someday...

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Check Out This Cool Art Show

Some of our friends put together an art show last month in LA. Unfortunately, LA is far away and we weren't able to attend, but now you can read about it here, and see some of the great art:

Taffy-Colored Clouds Revisited

While you're at it, also check out their zine:
Eyeball Burp

You can think of this as my way of apologizing for not having more content by linking you to other people's content.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

RIP Brian Jacques

Brian Jacques, best known as the author of the Redwall series of novels, passed away on February 5, 2011.

When I was in grade school and middle school, I really got into Redwall. I remember our teacher reading the class Redwall and Martin the Warrior when we were in fifth grade. Both novels made our prickly old teacher get so emotional that she had to pretend to cough and sneeze to cover up the strain in her voice.

The Redwall world was my first experience with online fandom. I joined a Geocities site for roleplaying Redwall characters, and I made up a hare named Borian Tenears. I have probably written more fan fiction for Redwall than for any other setting, though I haven't written any in more than a decade.

That said, the best tribute I can come up with for Brian Jacques is to dust off the old hare one last time, and put him to rest for good.

I don't normally post fiction on this blog, but my original stories were on the internet for all to see, so I see no reason to be shy about this story. You don't have to read it if you don't want to.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Advice for Husbands

Hi guys,

Pro tip: If your justification for a habit starts with "But it conserves...," you've already lost.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

This is Why My Wife is Awesome

As all of you know, I have been on a Mass Effect kick lately. The gift my wife got me for our anniversary arrived today, and she left the package at work at the end of the day to bring it home. She also gave me explicit instructions not to open it without her.