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Tue, Aug. 4th, 2009, 10:58 am
Writer's Block: Fantasy Sports

Imagine you manage a coven of baseball-playing vampires. The Cullen family is really strong this year and you want to bring in a ringer. Which currently active MLB baseball player do you sire?

I bring in Blade as my ringer. <.

Wed, Jan. 28th, 2009, 06:08 pm
Happiness in the Mail

Oooh the new seanan_mcguire CD. I'll be in my bunk.

Tue, Nov. 25th, 2008, 12:16 pm

I"ve done these thingsCollapse )

I'm pretty boring. :/

Tue, Jun. 10th, 2008, 09:28 am
Warning WoW Post - Kael'thas down

Big Honkin' screenie
With that we've faced and beaten the two toughest encounters in WoW now. I'm sure we'll do a little farming of it but I hope hope hope that we can get started on Black Temple now. I so want an Illidan kill before the Expansion...

And because I thought it looked cool... My girl

Mon, Jan. 28th, 2008, 03:01 pm
I've updated twice in one day! ZOMG THE WORLD IS ENDING!

I was perusing shereth's response to my earlier Meme and one thing jumped out at me:

"14. Do you miss being a child?
No. There are specific aspects I occasionally miss, but not in general."

And I realized that there is an aspects of my childhood that I miss. And as can be expected from me they involve my favorite holiday and my tangentially to my wife's favorite holiday.

I miss the 'cool' creepy feeling of Halloween. For most of my childhood Halloween felt like a magical night filled with demons and dames, skeletons and sorcerers. A night where it truly felt like the great divide between the world of the living and the dead truly were a hands breadth apart. I miss that creepy atmosphere but am perversely glad that I create that atmosphere for the kids that live in my neighborhood with my display. As I have said many a time to kids that have come up to my house with a scared look on their face - "Its safe to be here. It looks scary but nothing is going to jump out and get you. Its just for looks and feel."

I also miss believing in Santa Clause and while I'm able to live vicariously through my daughter's enjoyment of the myth I don't look forward to when she stops believing in him. This is despite the best efforts of some kids in her class (seriously wtf? - isn't second grade a little early to be knocking away that favorite myth)?

Anyway just some random thoughts...

Mon, Jan. 28th, 2008, 12:02 pm
Meme for Me

Shamelessly stolen from jonfmorse

We cutz cuz we carezCollapse )

Fri, Sep. 7th, 2007, 11:53 am
Fun with Public Relations Speak

I'm always amused by the spin the doctors put on public statements. Rarely do I see one so blatantly show what the bottom line is however like I did with Warner Brother's recent announcement about a new service called "T-Works". A snipppet:

In spring 2008, Warner Bros. Entertainment will launch T-Works, a brand-new broad-appeal immersive animation experience which, for the first time ever, brings together all of the key characters from the Studio’s core animated properties in an expansive, rich online environment. The project was unveiled today by Barry Meyer, Chairman & CEO, and Alan Horn, President & COO, Warner Bros.

T-Works is a cross-divisional and companywide initiative designed to take the Studio’s wealth of animated characters beyond the media where they have an extremely rich history (television, film, home video, consumer products) and make them accessible to fans in a fully immersive and customizable online world. T-Works, which will be ad supported, also marks the first time that all the key characters from Warner Bros. Entertainment’s unmatched family of animated icons, including Warner Bros. Animation, Looney Tunes, Hanna-Barbera and DC Comics are brought together in a single site and tied to a user rewards system.

Tue, Jan. 2nd, 2007, 07:08 pm
Holy Crap People...

I've been in the office exactly one hour and five minutes and have been inundated with demands for changes to our Intranet, Website and the internal database pages. I've barely had time to start prioritizing the work that needs to be done and folks are acting like I should have already been done. BUT I'm grinning and telling them their request is in the queue because its too soon after vacation for me to be murderizin'. :)

Fri, Nov. 17th, 2006, 02:18 pm
SF Geek ahoy!

Stolen from Steve.

This is a list of the 50 most significant science fiction/fantasy novels, 1953-2002, according to the Science Fiction Book ClubCollapse )

So yeah I've read a lot of Science Fiction and Fantasy. I'd like to say that I read many of these in preparation for writing my (only) published book but the truth is that most had been read years before I got the contract. >.>

Thu, Oct. 26th, 2006, 02:34 pm
For the sake of argument...

Somedays I feel I could say "I need a tissue to blow my nose" and have five people show up to tell me that my underwear is the only material I should use.

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