Monday, March 5, 2012

Hello and goodbye

Five years ago, without any fanfare, this blog went live. I expected it to be read by my small circle of friends. It now gets over 5000 pageviews monthly from countries all over the world. Over 51,000 pageviews in total. And that warms me to the bottom of my tiny shrivelled black heart.

That being said, I think this is a good time to put this baby to bed. It's become less fun, more chore these days, and I'd rather go out on a high note than let it just fade away through neglect.

So... adieu, auf weidersehen, adios, farewell. Happy trails.

Be good to each other.

Friday, March 2, 2012

All stuvved ub

I hab a head code. Bleh.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

'the honesty of exploitation'

(Indian Summer, written by Hugo Pratt, art by Milo Manara)

Comics Alliance takes a look at sex in comics.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The Daly Show

No, not the one with Jon Stewart. The Daly Show is an online comedy series featuring father-and-son actors Tim Daly (Wings, The Sopranos, Superman The Animated Series) and Sam Daly (Gray's Anatomy, The Office) as themselves... sort of. Very funny meta. The whole series (there are seven episodes so far) starts here.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Fan fic for the show that never was

Somewhere, in an alternate universe, a television show called Shadow Unit, a police procedural with fantasy elements (a la X-Files) was broadcast. And then fan fiction was written.

This is a great reading/writing project, featuring 'episodes' written by acclaimed authors Emma Bull (she invented urban fantasy with her novel War For The Oaks in 1988), her husband Will Shetterly, Elizabeth Bear, and Sarah Monette.

Friday, February 24, 2012

'Plan 10 From Outer Space: The Brony Initiative'

In light of Hollywood's latest maneuvers to make money ( do we really need Transformers 4?), my favourite nerd site Topless Robot ran a contest recently: Tell me the sequel you desperately think needs to be made. Is it time to revisit the universe of Enemy Mine? Maybe continue the Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie? Do you want to replace Alien 3 with a new Alien 3? And not just movies -- does the world need a Final Fantasy VII-2?

And the winners are here.

Steampunk Nicki

Turn Me On

I love this video. The song's pretty great too.