Friday, September 30, 2005
I don't feel depressed as such any more, but I'm just numb. I don't really feel...anything. I'm going through the motions in my life and that would scare me, but I don't feel anything right now so I'm spared that.
Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Click the pic to read "Tell Me Why..." something I wrote for CHUD Stories, duh.

Had a hell of an extended weekend taking relief supplies to Biloxi and I feel like I'm carrying a ton of emotional baggage that I hope is related to that and not something more serious.

Looks like Mudd's will either be on extended hiatus or will be still born as the extremely talented artist that I found to work on it had something less than good happen to him. I wish him a speedy recovery and not just because I'd like to have his talents at my disposal.

All in all I'm depressed as hell right now and the last place I want to be is work, but I'll plug along.
Thursday, September 22, 2005
  New Article Up...

at the Creature Corner. I wrote up a little thing on giant animals in the movies. Click here for the goods.

Also, muses willing I'll have a new Stranded episode up and maybe even a comic strip.
Tuesday, September 20, 2005
  Gulf Coast Trip...
Sunday night or early Monday morning I will be leaving to go down to the GC with a load of stuff. They are still fleshing out the details as to the where we're going and when we leave. I almost didn't blog this because it felt like bragging, but I figured that was just silly and you guys probably would want to know and pray for our trip.
Monday, September 19, 2005

MAN did this THING suck!!! (See what I did there? Clever little joke.) I "watched" this atrocity at a friend's house. We mostly talked to each other over it because it was so bad. The only fun in it was the bald guy. The creature looked little or nothing like the M-T I knew and loved other than the red eyes.

As a side note I realized that Man-Thing/Swamp-Thing is sort of like Greenland/Iceland. Man-Thing is all swamp and no man and Swampy has a man at his core. Weirdness. There was also a lack of Stan Lee as far as I could tell.

Anyway, 0/10 for this stinker. Stay away, stay faaaaaar away.
Thursday, September 15, 2005
  Bootlegs ahoy!
Wrote a column for CHUD.com. Have a look and let me know if you ste... copy movies at home! ;-)
  Last Man Standing

I love this movie. I love everyone in this movie. I love Cristopher Walken. I love Bruce Willis. I love the way it begins and I love how it ends. I love the respect that Hickey shows John, one hired killer to another. I love lines like this:

John Smith: Does your boss have a first name?
Lucy Kolinski: Only in the bedroom.

I love that Bruce doesn't feel the need to joke around or be a smart ass, just a bad ass. I love it in spite of a bad line like this:

Finn: I guess you'll just have to kill me.
John Smith: It'll hurt if I do.

I love that the violence is unrelenting and I love how the men who live by the gun, die by it. I love that it seems to me John will find Felina and put the gun down (he takes the cross up and follows her). I love that her name is Felina, because it HAS to be a Marty Robbins reference.

I would give it a 10, but as much as I love it, it ain't perfect so we'll go a 9 for this one.
Wednesday, September 14, 2005
  The Bourne Identity

Okay so I’ve enjoyed pretty much everything that I’ve seen Mr. Damon in, so picking this up was a no-brainer. I’m not sure why I hadn’t a) seen this in the theater (except perhaps that it might be because I manage to squeak in about four or five trips to the cinema a year) or b) rented this earlier (of course it could be because of reason a and the backlog of movies I need to see). In any case I grabbed this off the shelf at the local BB and my wife and I made time to view it last night.

Basically Jason Bourne is scooped up from the ocean by a bunch of smelly fisherman and a little (surprisingly bloodless) surgery later the ship’s doctor/captain cuts out two bullets and a laser pointer that supplies Jason with the numbers to a Swiss bank account. Fortunately the captain is an honest man and doesn’t dump our hero back into the sea. The safety deposit box Jason finds waiting for him contains guns, passports, and LOADS of cash in various denominations/currencies. Oh and I failed to mention that is only then that he finds out his name (which he picks from one of the six different passports all with different names) and where he lives. Somehow he manages to pick his “real” name from the list, or at least that’s the name that his CIA bosses call him. He has near total amnesia and remembers how to do things only as it becomes important to the plot.

Just from reading the above paragraph I’m sure you can see that more than a little suspension of disbelief is called for throughout the movie.

He picks up a woman, named Marie, along the way to provide transport and a love interest. She’s played by Franka Potente who is attractive in a thankfully non-blond way. He lucks out and gets someone who’s smart and used to traveling light and below the radar. Lots of luck goes his way and some of that is a little distracting. I suppose the biggest problem I have with the movie is Marie. Jason gives her the opportunity to leave him more than once as things begin to heat up and she sticks by him. I’m not sure that I get why except that Jason is handsome and loaded.

Well I’ll say that the movie is fun, has a bit of action, a cool car chase, a little tension, and two sequels so it does some things right. I would have liked to see more of Chris Cooper and Brian Cox, who play Jason’s handler and a senator respectively. I would also have enjoyed more it if the other agents Jason goes up against were as competent as Jason himself. I feel that both would have let us feel like Jason was in more danger. As it is I feel justified in giving this a solid eight. It left me wanting to see the sequels and glad to see that Franka is in the next one, though my luck she’ll get killed off early on.
Tuesday, September 13, 2005
  Date Night...
Leigh and I went on an honest ot goodness date last night. We went to Moe's and had a lovely dinner. We talked and laughed. We went to Border's and read bits from this book. We drank coffee and just generally hung out kid free. It was nice.

Regarding Mudd's, we'll have the second strip up on Monday, Crom willing.

Finally, concerning all of the political crap that's going on as a result of Katrina and whatnot, you can read about it here, here, or here. All savvier than I.

P.S. For a laugh go here and read a really geeky Mac-centric comic strip.
Thursday, September 08, 2005
is all greek to me. Starting a class in Biblical Hebrew tonight and thanks to the mail pile I'm four chapters behind. w00t!!! Can you say overbooked?!?!
  Stranded Keeps On...
keeping on. It's slow and in answer to one of my stalwart's questions my intention is not to leave you all (all three of you) stranded. I posted two more days. One is shrt but a plot thickening point and the other is much longer. Enjoy and click here first so that you go to day eleven before day twleve.
Tuesday, September 06, 2005
  Mudd's Multidimensional Tavern
Well it's online. The site's a bit plain at this point but the artwork is great. Thanks to Travis Estrella for the art and my buddy Dave Brosius for his future contributions. Hopefully we can do one strip a week as a start. As usual if you have any questions/comments feel free to click the comments link under each strip.

  Creative Project...
Hopefully you will soon be seeing the fruits of some combined labor on a cool...thing that I'm doing with two other righteously creative fellas. If my level of creativity can keep up with the others then it should be fun. News as it happens.
Friday, September 02, 2005
  Not gonna do it...
you can't make me. No I will not write about it. Under no circumstances will I even write the K word. Too many other blogs are doing it, go read them. Go ahead and click any of the links on the right and you will get smarter commentary on Kat... Oh you almost made me do it. Sneaky devil you. Well go ahead and click.

In other news I have a creative project that I am coordinating that I hope will be more successful than anything else I've done on here. It involves art and multiverses. No more to be said until next week sometime if my co-laborers are as struck by the muse as I have been.

What's that you say? What about "Stranded"? Well I'll update it some today if at all possible.

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