All posts for the month January, 2013


J.J. Abrams confirmed today that the new Star Trek film is an adaptation of the episode “City on the Edge of Forever”, releasing this official shot of the Guardian.  Harlan Ellison has vowed to eviscerate Abrams with a meat hook.

(Art by, who has 50,000 pics on tumblr and this is likely the first ever credited)

One of the many embarrassing times I’ve spend two seconds believing facts-i-just-made-up.


Have you run out of verb conjugation?

I love this. I think I’m going to ask everyone this all the time now.

“We’re out of food. We either need to go shopping tonight or order a pizza for dinner.”
“Have you run out of ideas?”

“I think I’m going back to school this year.”
“Have you run out of ideas?”

“First, I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth.”
“Have you run out of ideas?”



When Anita Sarkeesian announced plans to do a video series exploring the portrayal of women in video games, she became the victim of a massive online attack choreographed by members of the gaming community who cast her as the “villain” in their online “game” to ruin her life. It did not go well for them. But for Anita, things ended up going very well indeed. 

You definitely want to watch the whole thing, but here are some highlights: at 1:00 she talks about why she loves video games, at 2:02 just try to imagine yourself in her shoes, at 3:45 she sticks the people attacking her under a microscope, and at 8:15 she doesn’t just win the game, she absolutely destroys it.

Watch this.


Just answer with your true feelings please, no one will be graded. 🙂

What would you like to see from DC and Marvel in the year 2013?

I’d like to see characters experience the wonders and horrors of their universes as someone who was grumbling about coffee on their way into work that morning. I want to see them think about their place in society while they punch villains. I want concepts of science and ethics and culture hitting each other in ways I haven’t thought of yet. I want someone to occasionally smile and wink out the page to acknowledge it’s not all that serious. I want a lot of things I don’t even like because I should stumble out of my bubble on occasion and experience something new. I want characters with different beliefs and perspective conflicting with each other (Yes, with occasional punching) and then putting aside those differences because of what they have in common. Or not, really because that’s how some people are.

I want good stories with real characters in them.

I’m a good friend.



posting without a source is unfortunately pretty common, but it doesn’t have to be.  with a few minutes of hunting, you can make sure the artists you like get credit for their work! 🙂  hope this is helpful.

Always reblog this stuff.



Help Peter David!

As some of you may know, longtime X-Factor writer Peter David suffered a stroke last week while on vacation in Florida with his family. He’s currently recovering (he even did revisions on an X-Factor script and is keeping nurses laughing, according to reports) but even with health insurance, co-pays are still huge. 

Here is how you can help Peter David. Please click this link, read this post, and do what you can.

On a personal note, it’s hard to put into words just how much this man’s work on both of his iterations of X-Factor mean to me. As an 8 year old first discovering comics, his X-Factor run, which had just ended at the time, meant so much to me. He made me lifelong Madrox and Strong Guy fans and had me hunting through back issue bins looking for his complete run. X-Factor #’s 71, 84 and 87 are perfect comics.

Then, around the year 2000 while I was in high school, he helped me stay interested in comics even as I became disillusioned with every X-Men book. If you haven’t read his Captain Marvel run starring Genis-Vell, Rick Jones, Marlo, Moondragon and the rest, please do. Then he followed that up with the Madrox limited series, which rekindled my passion for the X-Men, and it hasn’t gone away since.

I had the pleasure to meet him a few times when I worked at Wizard and he was always the most pleasant, humorous guy…I got to tell him face-to-face how much his work means to me.

He’s one of the most important comic creators in my life, and I wish him the speediest recovery.

Signal Boost!




man i can’t even remember which dude this was

Probably my brother, or a cousin. I’ll ask around.

As you might be aware, I’ve recently redownloaded Civilization 2, one of the top three most addicting games ever created (the others being Minecraft and WoW). It brought up a lot of old memories and a quick search through my downloaded Xanga blog revealed that I’d already blogged about a game of Civilization 2. So enjoy this Timewalking Archive Trap from May of 2007.
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