Wednesday, December 18, 2002

#26. Another Holiday

I'll be gone for about a month, so you'll have to satisfy yourself with rereading old entries, or attempt to have them satisfy you. Whatever. Have some good holidays. (Obviously, there won't be any new Rogue Unit entries, either.)

Tuesday, December 17, 2002

#25. The Thief's Journal

Here's an irony I won't go into enough so that it'll be an irony for you as well. Returning, or attempting to return, books for cash at the end of this semester, I found I'd not get close to fair, so I didn't return 'em, and so I put one book in a box collecting for a correctional facility, and that one is The Thief's Journal. You'd have a little laugh as well, and I'd love it if one of the persons being corrected actually read this book. Can't say how much good it'd be for them, but...

Sunday, December 15, 2002

#24. Live From New York, Crash

Yesterday I finished Live From New York, that SNL memoir I was talking about when I started this blog. The talk from the people is good, but anytime the editors of the book insert their opinion, you're almost better off just getting the jist of it, because it's painful, like something out of a TV celebrity profile. Sound bytes.

Also, I was forced to see the film Crash in the class I was forced to read the book in. After seeing the film, I actually had a better appreciation for the book, and that means that the film was crap. But please, stay away from both.

#23. Star Trek Nemesis, Part 3

So I did go and see Star Trek Nemesis on Friday, and I did enjoy it. But the rest of the country is going to see it as forgettable, and it probably won't make significant numbers at the box office, and this might really be the last Next Generation feature film, but it's here, I love it, and that can't be taken away. That's all I care about.

Saturday, December 14, 2002

#22. Rogue Unit "Non Troppo"

Rogue Unit Ep. 03
"Non Troppo"

Eden Holly's attempts to keep Wally and Tyer away from the Pincers, whose attempts to leave Berlios are frustrated as they are suspected of kidnapping activist Elvin Butler. Wally, in the midst of the confusion, learns what Tyer's business aboard the Memento had been: he's a weapons smuggler.

The confrontation isn't pretty. Tyer is furious that Wally didn't trust him, and claims that he's an undercover agent on a sting, but Wally doesn't believe him. The parting is bitter, and Wally is on his own for the first time on Berlios. He leaves the business of the Pincers behind him.

Dody Tyer, however, does not, and after a rash decision to confront the Pincers himself, he's mortally wounded, and Elvin Butler is found dead as well. The evidence points to a third party, and the Pincers are set free and depart Berlios. Wally Pearce is left to try and pick up the pieces, and continue his search for Rogue Unit.

to be continued...

Friday, December 13, 2002

#21. Star Trek Nemesis, Part 2

goin' to see Star Trek Nemesis episode of Rogue Unit tomorrow...

Thursday, December 12, 2002

#20. Star Trek Nemesis

Chances are most of the negative reviews you'll hear about or read for Star Trek: Nemesis will have absolutely nothing to do with the actual quality of the film. Just thought you should know.

Also, I predict that Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers will get glowing reviews. Go ahead. Mark my words. Maybe you'll figure out how I can make these two assertions on your own. I hope to god you can, or someone can...

Wednesday, December 11, 2002

#19. Blog About Nothing

Have you noticed? Probably not. Nobody ever does. Alas, that's the way it always is. Were that things would be different, but they aren't and probably never will be. Not that I'm cynical or anything. Not at all!

And if you have no idea what I'm talking about, excellent!

Monday, December 09, 2002

#17. Crash

I'd always been somewhat curious about the controversial film Crash, so when I was assigned to read the original novel by J.G. Ballard I was mildly interested. Well, now I'm sorry and am no longer remotely interested in seeing the movie. Out of four steaming piles of crap, I award it four and a half!

Sunday, December 08, 2002

#16. Bad Maine Jokes

Ever find a lumberjack passed out in the back of your pickup track, hogging all the room you were saving for the buck you didn't get? No? Well, you obviously have no connection with country music loving Mainers!

Jokey-hokey. That's what I like to specialize in. Bledsoe is returning today to face his former Patriots again. Poor guy. Brady has already worked his voodoo magic, dude. You might as well retire and become another big-name analyst for a network looking for another quick fix.

I have to go now...

Saturday, December 07, 2002

#15. Rogue Unit "Another Fallen Prey"

Rogue Unit Ep. 02
"Another Fallen Prey"

Wally Pearce and Dody Tyer, unexpectedly paired together on Berlios, attempt to complete Pearce's mission of locating and bringing in Rogue Unit, neither of them knowing what exactly it is. A team of Pincers is planetside, and the pair have a good idea that they should continue avoiding them.

A visit to the Simon Café is uneventful, but it gives them a chance to learn more about each other. Tyer still won't say what his business traveling aboard the Memento was. Regardless, they are becoming friends. Learning of a speaker on current politics Pearce is interested in who is in town and soon to give a speech, the pair head off. Picking up a newspaper, they learn that the controversial Elvin Butler has been receiving death threats, and begin to suspect that perhaps the Pincers are here for that reason. Pearce wonders if they would really be operating so overtly, but reluctantly agrees to report to the local authorities what they know.

Badger (as the law enforcers are known on Berlios, in the sense of being servants of the badge) Eden Holly is assigned to Pearce and Tyer, whom the authorities are basically dismissing. Holly tags along for the next few days, and when Butler's speech approaches, he goes missing, and suddenly the Pincers are requesting passage offworld.

to be continued...

Age of Mouldwarp

Friday, December 06, 2002

#14. Not Reading Comics

I gotta say this. I used to be a comic book reader until I couldn't afford it anymore (or something very close to that), and I used to read Wizard magazine. It was then and still is such a whore for Marvel Comics. That accounts for why Spider-man was and is such a smash, and why Marvel always has so many of the highest-selling comics. But Marvel's dirty little secret is that while it hides under the pretension of being a more honest comics company than DC, which I prefer, it really plays to the lowest common demoninator. I stand by that like I stand by a dime as my favorite coin. (See previously-posted babbling about that.) Wizard sometimes appeared to want to be a serious casual read, but it's relentless propoganda campaign for Marvel always won out and in the end I finally decided that I had very little respect for the magazine. It's not something I miss from my comic book days.

Sure, I sound really trite there, but I could go into more detail. I just don't feel like it.

Yes, I know. Slacker.

#13. The Previous Version of This Post Was Eaten

I had a post written up and everything, but then my computer ate it er something. So this is what you get to replace it.


Thursday, December 05, 2002

#12. Penny and Dimed

So the other day I had a dime and a penny in my pocket. At some point I reach in and can only find the penny. Now, I love dimes. Dimes are my favorite coin. They're the smallest American coin, yet they're worth more than two others. It's a blast just thinking about it, right? I panic, and decide to write it off, a dime found a dime lost. (Literally; I had found the dime earlier in the week on the ground.) Later in the evening, I reach into the pocket again and find both the penny and the dime. I hate that pair of pants.

Yah, I try to make each post worthwhile...One day until the second installment of Rogue Unit...

Age of Mouldwarp

Wednesday, December 04, 2002

#11. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Didn't get a post in yesterday...Anyhoo, the idea I had for it will fall into today's...

Ever not want to do something and end up doing it anyway? The other day I was talking about Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets, and I mentioned that there were things I didn't like about it. That I discussed a bit, but when asked to enumerate on what I did like, I fell into a quandary. I'd already done this, explain what I liked about it to others, and so I didn't feel like repeating myself, so I emphasized that I did in fact like the film despite evidence to the contrary. My friend wasn't satisfied, but I still did not feel like getting into it again, so I repeated that I had really enjoyed it. Thereby repeating myself, albeit in a different from the way I had hesitated in doing, even with my antipathy to do so.

Quite interesting, huh? That's all, anyway, for today...

Age of Mouldwarp

Monday, December 02, 2002

#10. Back from Thanksgiving

Back from the Thanksgiving holiday...Are you expecting a run-down of what I di?. Well, you might as well expect to see Eminem mature in his subject matter. It ain't gonna happen. I had a good time, saw a good movie, (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets), and now I'm typing away once more for the Monk. It's almost becoming habit. Eh. Maybe tomorrow I'll have something of substance to say, but for now, bamberg in the berg.

Age of Mouldwarp


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