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Archive for October, 2008

Multiple Choice: Resistance is…

Vaneta Rogers did a short and sweet interview with mercuryeric and I about Final Crisis: Resist. Make with the clicky and be (moderately) entertained!

Have You Tried Reversing the Polarity of the Neutron Flow?

Nuts.

Nothing Saintly About It

Final Crisis: Resist came out today (edited: oops, no it didn’t. That’s next Wednesday I’m thinking of, apparently), or so I am told. mercuryeric and I had a lot of fun on this one, and I think it shows. Hopefully, folks will enjoy it.

I’ve been playing Saints Row 2, and I admit this freely and without qualification. Further, I have been enjoying it.

Zero Punctuation has summed the reasons for my enjoyment rather nicely. I can’t agree with all he says (hell, I can barely keep up with all he says), but, in the main, he’s hit the nail on the head – I’m finding the game fun.

I’d almost forgotten what that was like, to be frank.

Anyway, here, below the cut and most assuredly not safe for work, is Zero Punctuation’s review of Saints Row 2. Enjoy!

Don’t Jinx It!

The total metric tonnage of suck this year has been awe-inspiring, in the way that Hurricane Katrina was awe-inspiring, and not in the way that, say, Chow Yun-Fat is awe-inspiring. Friends, relatives, colleagues, everyone’s been caught in the septic spray.

I just got some very good news. I cannot give details about it as yet, but I just got some very good news.

I am hopeful that this bodes well for the future. Not just for myself, but for those I care for and those I love. I am even willing to risk sidelong glances at optimism.

Walking Dead – Chapter Four

My son woke-up at five this morning having a coughing fit of such ferocity he was unable, literally, to stop for several minutes. Scared the beejeezus out of him, and I can’t say I blame him for that. By the time we got him calmed down and sorted out and back to sleep in our bed, there wasn’t much point in going back to sleep.

I don’t know what this bug is, but it’s a particularly mean one, and I don’t like it, and I would appreciate its speedy departure from my house and those I love.

I’m late in posting the next preview chapter of Walking Dead, as jonlaw has been gently (okay, nigh-hysterically) reminding me. So here I offer redress for the perceived slight, and a promise that Chapter Five (which will be the last one I post) will be up on Friday of this week (happy Halloween!).

The refresher course can be found here (Chapter One), here (Chapter Two) and here (Chapter Three).

This is Chapter Four of Walking Dead

Who Died and Made You Blake?

Why didn’t anyone tell me about this?

Has anyone out there heard more? Blake’s 7 holds a special place in memory for me, and I’d be very interested in seeing a new series.

Oooh, My Pledges Paid Off!

Glen Weldon has a nice little piece up on the “Monkey See” blog at the NPR site in praise of Tara Chace (the fictional one, not the real-life one, though certainly the real-life one deserves praise all her own). It’s a nice bit, and talks about the release of Queen & Country: Definitive Edition, Vol. 3 and the merits of the character, in relation to an ongoing discussion about the portrayal of women in comics.

Which puts me in mind that I really have to get my ass in gear on the interviews for Vol. 4, which, in turn, puts me to a question for those of you who might have experience with these things – I’m looking to record the interviews (which will be conducted by telephone) as MP3s, but I have no idea what technology is required to do such a thing. Details that may be pertinent: I have a MacBook Pro, and, uhm…a telephone. Anyone who has advice for what I’ll need to record the conversations, it’d be appreciated.

In other news, everyone in my household is down with the Hacking-Death-Cough-Bug that I had a couple weeks back. So, yeah, they’re all very grateful to me for sharing. I’m hard-pressed to think of a sadder sound than that of my bride, my son, and my daughter all bark-coughing in unison. It’s a symphony of misery, and Delsym seems to provide little relief.

A Rare Thing

J.G. Jones has confirmed that he won’t be drawing the last issue of Final Crisis, and like the extraordinary gentleman he is, he’s taking the blame, even though the blame is not entirely his to shoulder.

He does not point a finger at others. He does not prevaricate or excuse himself. He kept his comments, as such, to a minimum.

This is called professionalism.

More people should have it.

Not Quite Yet

Meant to post Chapter Four of Walking Dead this morning, but the day escaped my grip rather early, wrapped itself around my forearm, and then proceeded to bite the living hell out of me.

So, uhm…I’ll probably post it tomorrow.

Carry on.

Okay…Let’s Try This Again

I am awake. I am oriented. I am not coughing (as much). And today is jen_vm, my beloved bride’s, birthday.

So this week? This week is going to be a good, productive, week. Yes, it is. Just you watch.

In honor of this optimism, and of Jen’s birthday, I offer the following. Captain Bogg & Salty singing “Pieces of Eight.” Enjoy!