Excuses, excuses…

January 21, 2008 at 3:38 pm (agony, weather)

Ahem.

I make no excuses for the months of November and December. They were horrible months for this blog. Horrible. But early January was treacherous and I take no blame for my PC giving up the ghost the day after Boxing Day. I had planned for one of my New Years’ resolutions to be posting more frequently on this blog and with more substance. Not a good start, huh?

Fortunately, a WesP on the Wind has blown me this nice Lappy for which I’m very thankful (duck-tape and all) though I look forward to the day in which the wind may take it back and I have a working comp of my own.

It has been some time since I’ve lost contact with the civilized world and it may take me twenty four hours or so to grow accustomed to the ways of the internet once more. Not to mention the Lappy’s keyboard. In any case, expect another post in the interim.

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Another Inappropriate Welcome

October 20, 2007 at 5:55 pm (agony, Blogroll, cartoon, comedy, friends, strange)

This one’s for Wes. Goofy like his dice, creepy like his Daft Robin.

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Test Your Might

September 28, 2007 at 11:00 am (agony, Blogroll, cartoon, cheese, faces which amuse me, friends, music video)

So, for about a week I’ve been trying to find a “welcome to the blogosphere!” clip for Amanda that is cute, obnoxious, and sinister. You know, like a kender. This is the best I could come up with.

And with that, a hearty welcome. How ’bout some blogging advice? Don’t let the fact that you may not have posted for a month or so prevent you from posting at all. I mean, I don’t.

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A Memory of Light: Robert Jordan 1948-2007

September 17, 2007 at 1:50 pm (agony, Robert Jordan, writers)

The last nail is in the coffin, so to speak. My own memories of the man and his work are few, so I’ll keep it short.

My friend Jon introduced me to Jordan and his epic series The Wheel of Time after mentioning him as a favorite author on a plane ride to England four years ago. We had conversations of what we thought would happen next (I still like to think that Verin is somehow linked to Mat) as well as the crazy women depicted in the books which led to arguments on the merits of each of them (Faile isn’t that bad!). These debates or discussions lasted far into the night long after Jon’s wife Amanda had wisely gone to bed.

I also remember my anger at reading a local book review in Here magazine of Jordan’s Knife of Dreams and the reviewers complaint of whether the series would ever end. Little did she know that the author was sick, and that Jordan’s next book would be the last in tWoT as well. I still wonder whether the reviewer had even read the book or was just aware of the series as a whole…

I’m currently rereading this gentleman’s incomplete series for what I believe is the third time and discover that I’ll be approaching the work now with a bit more reverence then before.

But not too much. I doubt the creator of Nynaeve would care for such a sentiment.

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Copy Shop

July 12, 2007 at 8:19 am (agony, comedy, faces which amuse me, film)

I’ll be catching up on a pursuit later on this week which I’ve copied from my friend Jon (although I’ve failed in keeping my list as updated at his) and I thought this post would be a good placeholder. Two clips, one short film discovered through the now defunct zed. Copy Shop.

I have a vague recollection of the host of zed stating that each frame of film had been photocopied. I could be wrong though. I suppose it goes without saying that I like this film. Very Kafkaesque.

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