Greetings, programs!

If there’s something I have an abundance of right now, it’s time spent immobilized on the couch or the computer chair while a hungry four-week-old sucks down a bottle of formula.  Lucky for me Netflix has an auto-run feature once you get it going; as a result I’ve been catching up on more television and movies that I’ve missed.  The latest series I’ve finally been able to catch has been Tron: Uprisingand so far I’m really enjoying it.

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Train of thought: derailed.

I had a fantastic, brilliant idea for today’s blog post.  It would have been great, too.  Unfortunately I changed my daughter’s diaper prior to sitting down to work on it, and she promptly shat all over me in a flatulent shotgun-blast of baby poo that not only violated my very being but required a judicious amount of mouthwash as well.

I have since completely forgotten what I was going to write about.

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Christine Chapel was here.

I love my cats.  Really.

“I know it’s wrong. I just don’t give a fuck.”

I make my living, quite literally, by telling stories.  Either I’m working on something of my own or I’m working with a client to help them tell their own story the best way possible; this means I spend a lot of time thinking about how you’re engaging with your intended audience.  This also means I sometimes find it hard to enjoy movies, television shows, and other entertainment because I’m constantly evaluating the creator’s storytelling techniques and thinking in my head.  Unfortunately you’re like a cat sharpening its claws on the furniture when you do this: sure, you accomplish your goal but you might end up destroying something beautiful if you keep doing it.

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Wanted: partner to help drive giant robot.

I don’t know how I missed the trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim until today, but I just saw it and I need a towel.  I mean just look at this magnificent bastard:

 

Now I know I can’t be the only schmuck out there that wants to pilot one of these Jaeger mecha and smash the hell out of kaiju, right? C’mon, who’s with me?