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Showing posts from December, 2019

Welcome to 2020

Happy New Year. It's 2020. There have been a lot of predictions about this year. Heck, I even wrote a novel that takes place later this year. So I guess what I'm saying is that we all have cyberpunks, vampires, and dragons to look forward too. is this our new world? Most everything I know about 2020 comes from the Cyberpunk rpg. Which means that the world is run by Megacorps, netrunning is a thing, and cybernetics are the way to survive. A bit of research reveals that there is more than one possible now. 2020 is a big deal in fiction. Apparently, all of these other things take place in 2020: The film Mission to Mars is set in 2020 The film Reign of Fire is set in 2020 According to the film, I, Robot , the U.S.R. robotics company is founded in 2020. The film Thunderbirds is set in 2020. The film Real Steel is set in 2020. The film Annihilation Earth is set in 2020. On televisions, Dark Angel , both the second half of Season One and first half of Season Two are set i

Enormous Time Sink

I've fought this battle before and lost. I'm losing this time too. There is something about The Sims games that is enormously compelling to me. It makes me feel slightly better that I'm not the only one, as these games have been chart toppers for years. But there was a sale on the core game for The Sims 4 at Christmas and I had $5.99 burning a hole in my pocket, so I bought it. I haven't gotten much done since. Tonight I'm pulling myself away to go to a New Year concert/party, but I'd be just as happy sitting here controlling and watching my sims. I may need help. There is just something about having an audiobook and The Sims that creates a time vortex that can suck in a whole day if you let it. Anyway, I had some year-end wrap up posts planned. The Sims 4 delayed them. I have tomorrow off, so I'm intending to give my website some attention... but I can already hear the sirens call... must resist.

It Takes A Certain Type

if they want the power, you probably don't want them to have it

Red Lion

you were warned

Sick not [sic]

The Latin adverb sic used in brackets after a copied or quoted word that appears odd or erroneous to show that the word is quoted exactly as it stands in the original, as in a story must hold a child's interest and “enrich his [ sic ] life.”. That is not what is going on here. Monday morning, my neighbor mentioned that his daughter was home sick and that there were a lot of kids out of school for 3-4 days. Tuesday evening my throat was sore and my glands were a bit swollen. Wednesday, yeah, I'm sick, but not so bad that I can't work through it and sleep when I get home. Which I did. Today. Well, today started out pretty well with the help of some DayQuil, but by 11:00 am I was decided on going home. I'm not dying, but I am most definitely sick. I'm just thankful that this is happening before Christmas and not during. I had my flu shot, so I'm pretty confident that this isn't the flu. And based on consultation with the best medical experts available on Google

Heroes, Angels, and Demons

I have just finished a couple of TV series and I thought I would share with you my thoughts and opinions on both. watchmen Last night I finished the first season of the new Watchmen series on HBO. First, let me say that I have never read the Watchmen comics and that the entirety of my Watchman knowledge comes from the 2009 movie. A movie that I don't remember being particularly impressed by or, if I'm being honest, that I don't really remember much about. It was that kind of movie. This television series though, was pretty good. Smartly written. Well acted. good production values. And most importantly, it kept me interested throughout. All the racism/white supremacy stuff bothers me quite a bit and makes me wonder why people believe such nonsense, but it worked within the story and those people should definitely be the villains. I can get past my issues for a good story. I'm hoping that they will move a little further away from the original comic book characters and go

3D Showcase

I wanted to showcase the stuff Lady Ronn made in her 3D Design class. They used a bunch of different materials, and as with most of these school projects, they had some specific guidelines to follow. Which can often lead to some frustration, but I'm pretty impressed with each of these things my lovely wife has created. A life-size clay bust sculpted from a photograph. A wire and plaster sculpture. A bird made out of cardstock. A chair made out of cardboard that could have no glue, staples, tape, or any other additional fasteners... all cardboard and nothing but cardboard. A sculpture made out of various bits and bobs of miscellania. And lastly, a two piece bit of carving that had to incorporate the excess plaster from the earlier sculpture. Each piece took a lot of effort and each is very nicely done. clay bust sculpture paper bird cardboard chair tinman carved plaster 3D Design

Ignorance is Bliss

don't be stupid


communication is a 2-way street