April 29th, 2005


Calendar Boy

Your Birthdate: January 29

Your birthday on the 29th adds a tone of idealism to your nature.

You are imaginative and creative, but rather uncomfortable in the business world.

You are very aware and sensitive, with outstanding intuitive skills and analytical abilities.

The 29 reduces to 11, one of the master numbers which often produces much nervous tension.

This is the birthday of the dreamer rather than the doer.

You do, however, work very well with people.

(And Sheryl, I've sent the interview out, and now I'm plotting my normal column)


Cautionary Tale

I Link, Therefore I am.

This is the sad story of a man and online communities. According to the coroner he died of starvation. He was linked to 15,250 other community members, many of whom he exchanged notes with daily. He also contributed to 375 blogs and was expected to start an online column about the impact of interactive communications on health, when he died.

Now, I have a new character for sages_of_chaos to create.


Ring a Ding


"Members of a Japanese girl band watching the original version of The Ring. If we could harness what was going on in that room, we wouldn't need gas anymore."


But yeah, a roomful of scared, screaming, running Japanese girls? That could power NYC for a fortnight.



I may have issues with Joe Quesada at times, but the guy can take the piss.

Newsarama: Okay, so since this is the start of a weekly Friday interview, we’ve got ask this question right out of the gate … Are these going to be on time?

Joe Quesada: Yes, very much so


Not my mom. ;)


"Hey, have you seen the Serenity trailer?"


"Is it just me or is that firefly, all over again, with the same actors?"

The conversation went downhill from here.

Says he never watched the show, because they cancelled Dark Angel because of it (False. They canned Dark Angel because the ratings sucked in the second year. Much like DA's second year itself...), and then went on about how much of a rip off it was of Outlaw Star.

I love when people bitch about one show ripping off another, when they've admitted to NEVER WATCHING one of the shows.

Some of his evidence for the ripoff:
They have a copilot. (Yes, seriously. He cited this as a similarity.)
They fight people in space.
On Outlaw Star, they had the most technologically advanced ship. (On Firefly, their ship was a piece of shit. As far from "best ship ever" you can get.)
They found a girl in a suitcase who's actually a component of the ship.
They have a ninja girl. (This is actually new for the Serenity film, so I call it an invalid comparrison to hate Firefly a few years ago...)
They're being chased by the people who want the ship back.

So, once we weed out the just plain wrong statements, "They're both shows about outlaws being chased!" Yeah, Outlaw Star can claim that original plot idea, I'm sure.

"ok in firefly did they ever fight another ship that was rumored to be the fastest in the galaxy, only to find out there were 2 ships, in the asteroid field" No, no they didn't. Give it up, and hop off the hate horse, pal.