Spore!

Well – I caved.  I bought Spore today. I’m installing it even as I type.  Should be pretty interesting. All the hype aside, if it delivers on half of what’s been promised, it will be an amazing little game.

The Best Space Battles Part 4

Star Wars: Episode IV This was it – the battle to end all battles.  The Rebel Alliance sending snub fighters against the Empire’s most powerful weapon ever: The Death Star! What?  You telling me you couldn’t bullseye something the size…

The Best Space Battles Part 3

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. This is visually one of the coolest space battles ever. In orbit over Coruscant the forces of the Republic battle the Separatists who’ve somehow managed to kidnap Chancellor Palpatine.  The Jedi Knights…

The Best Space Battles Part 2

Serenity. If you haven’t seen Serenity yet, well, leave.  Just leave.  I mean, honestly – what the hell? The battle between the Alliance Armada and the Reavers is intense.  It happens so fast you have a difficult time keeping up. …

The Best Space Battles

When you look at the scifi movie landscape, what puts butts in the seats? The answer most authors want to hear is a ‘good story’.  But, honestly, while a good or even a great story really will bring butts to…

Fixed the blog

Well, I had some issues after the last upgrade.  This included phantom tags on posts and the visual/html buttons not working one bit. My webhost is notoriously slow when it comes to ftp type stuff, so I was understandibly reluctant…

The Mojave Experiment

Someone sent me a link to the Mojave Experiment: http://www.mojaveexperiment.com/ This is amusing, and good marketing on their part. Unfortunately, if you’re smart enough to realize it – there’s a huge hole in this campaign – they are showing Vista…

Who will watch the Watchmen?

Morticai’s Journal, August 4th, 2008. The accumulated filth of all their sex and murder will foam up about their wastes and all the whores and politicians will look up and shout “Save us!”… and I’ll look down and whisper, “no.”…

Shelfari

Spent some time yesterday trolling a new site I discovered: Shelfari. I went ahead and signed up and put in as many books as I could. A link to my shelf is: http://www.shelfari.com/thenewuniverse/shelf Check it out – sign up and…

The Touch Free Car Wash

I wish I’d invented this. I mean, it’s a fantastic scam and has to be hugely profitable. The concept: pull your car into a car wash where water and soap is sprayed at it. No ‘harsh and abrasive’ thingies whipping…

Upgrade

I upgraded WordPress tonight – boy was that a HUGE mistake. 🙁 It doesn’t work in Firefox (the back end stuff) at all on my Mac and Safari it works a little bit. BLEH!

Infinity Inc.

This one’s a little more difficult to describe. Like Atari Force, this was about a ‘second generation’ team and, in this case, they were the children of superheroes. Specifically, the Justice Society of America. The JSA predated the Justice League…

Atari Force

I am pulling out ALL the stops this week, in a walk down memory lane of some of my favorite, all-time comics. What trip down this particular path would be complete without mentioning Atari Force? Atari Force started, oddly enough,…

Pirates in Space

I’m sorta on a comics kick this week, having relived old times through the Robotech DVD’s I bought last Friday, and one sorta sticks out in my head. Enter ‘Starslayer: The Log of the Jolly Roger’. It’s kind of funny.…

Silent Interlude

1984. A friend gives me a comic book as a present. I don’t remember what the occasion was – I don’t think it was my birthday – I think I invited him over to hang out or something and his…