Hi everyone! For those of you waiting for the next Percy Jackson entry or Farscape rewatch, please know that they’re coming! The Great Laptop Implosion last week wiped out what I had for the next chapter and the next two episodes, and having to re-do what I’d already done is never as much fun. (I make notes in Word on my laptop as I read/watch, then I go from there to actually write the post, only moving things online in the final stage.)
The rest of my last few days have been taken up with other things such as seeing/reviewing Ex Machina, writing more of A Dragon at the Gate, a guest post for another website (I’ll tell you about that when it’s live) and taking part in a podcast about mythology. Oh, and I also did some laundry and went to Costco. Are you not FASCINATED?! 😉
But I do have something quick to amuse you. Earlier today I was out in one of my writing haunts when I looked out the window at the outside table that I was sitting next to and saw this little AT-AT doing a bit of writing of its own…
So, um, I did this. I’m strange. Photoshop is fun.
Because I like Photoshop, and, more importantly, because I CAN, I made this.
And, also, because why not?
While I’m still not sure what to make of the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy, I do like this.
Quite a bit.
[From The Unusual Suspect, who also did one for the prequels, and other stuff…]
An unspoiled pop-culture canvas!
Okay, everyone, I’ve been alerted to the presence of the white whale. No, strike that, it’s not strong enough. This is the geek equivalent of Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster having a bath in the Fountain of Youth.
There exists on the Interwebs a young man named Jeremy (age 19) who identifies as a gamer and “would-be geek” who has never seen Star Wars. He’s never seen Raiders of the Lost Ark. Alien. Terminator. The Princess Bride. Ghostbusters. Any of the quotable movies from geek culture of the past 35 years, he has not seen.
Now I know, you probably called bull#*@& midway through the last paragraph, but it’s true! Apparently he grew up somewhere in Canada with his grandparents, a minimal Internet connection, and very little television access. The grandfather only liked old movies and the grandmother only liked musicals. For most of his life he’s been an athlete and an avid tabletop gamer.
“…those hobbies took up a lot of time; I wouldn’t have passed them up for anything.”