May 18th, 2013
If I owe you a tag and haven't updated today/yesterday, please poke me. I'm trying to do some catching up before next week gets crazy again.
May 10th, 2013
|fiercy||12:26 pm - Happiest of Happies to Jay!|
A few years back on this day, something awesome happened: my friend, Jay, was born. She probably came out speaking and whatever she said was bound to be clever, and probably just a little bit wry.
Eight years ago I was blessed to have her share her sense of humor with me. The first thing we produced for Citadel was a log containing this:
A voice booms down from above: "Ladies and gents! Welcome! Without further ado, let the show begin! In the East corner, Bobby "Beautiful Boy" Carlisle! In the West corner, Eddie "Sex-Machine" Kent!" The curtain raises on the boxing ring, a kiddie pool of vanilla pudding square in the center and two strapping g-string clad lads in opposite corners.
A long pause from Guy, followed up by a slightly longer period of total silence. "James?"
"Please tell me that white stuff is pudding?"
A bark of laughter. "Yes."
Guy nods, eyes impossibly wide. "James?"
"Yes?" Biting his lip against another laugh.
"Tell me that's not my dessert?"
And the rest is history.
A lot has happened in those eight years. Jay has moved cross-country, and brought into the world two beautiful, cunning aliens who have inherited her wry wit and clever ways (much to her head-shaking, laughter-laced consternation sometimes). She landed her dream job and has weathered the storm through good times and bad. And we have written, literally, millions of words over the year (I've counted).
Through it all she has put up with me and my idiosyncrasies, my insecurities and my flakiness. I love her and I'm thankful to have her in my life.
Happy Birthday, Jay. I hope you have an amazing day, a better weekend and an amazing year.
May 9th, 2013
May 7th, 2013
|spawn_of_kong||03:43 pm - "R.I.P. Ray Harryhausen"|
Link, complete with a video compilation of the creatures and images he created.
( The full text )
I personally didn't see any of the films with which he was involved until my college years, but when I did, it was quite easy for me to fall in love with them, and to recognize his enormous contribution to the world of visual effects. My personal favorite has always been The Golden Voyage of Sinbad, followed by Mysterious Island.
Current Mood: sad
May 6th, 2013
|spawn_of_kong||12:38 pm - "Iron Man 3"|
So, on the one hand, very entertaining; you definitely get your money's worth. On the other hand, though, the whole thing is extremely uneven in terms of pacing, tone, and characters' motivations.
Also, for those who have the patience to sit through the credits, there's a pretty funny post-credits scene, with a nice surprise cameo.