Archive | July, 2008

*sigh*

19 Jul

The dark side of Dr. Horrible? The dark side of Joss. In the end, no real surprises. Min has it wired. And here as well. Also, interesting discussion in ShadowKat’s and Addie Logan’s LJs.

Dr. Horrible

15 Jul

I’ve seen several folks on my flist talking about Joss’s bit of writers’ strike fun, Dr. Horrible, so I dutifully downloaded and watched it this morning. And I have to say it’s not extremely original, for Joss. While it does have an amusing deconstructive critique of the ideals of masculinity promoted in the comic book genre, that’s not entirely original, either. It is interesting to have the comic-book tropes presented from the villain’s point of view, but with this whimsical Troika-esque villain, it is not especially enlightening. So I’m expecting, since it’s Joss, for there to be a more serious, dark turn at some point for our intrepid main character.

Which mean, yes, I’ll continue to watch, for a while.

Shameless self-pimping

9 Jul

I’ve been “getting my geek on” over at the past few weeks, letting my viewage of BtVS season one inspire some essays in the good ol’ ATPo style:

Vampires and the Clarity of Evil
Of Vampires and Souls
A(n Un)Natural History of Demons

Take a peek, and indulge your inner geek!

Pics!

4 Jul

Happy Fourth, all! I have updated my personal page on the ATPo website with a portal to Vancouver 08 Gathering pics, which I of course ganked off all my shutter-bug-buds.

As usual, if you find a pic you’re in objectionable for some reason and want it altered or removed, speak up. But why not just let others writhe in envy vicariously enjoy the fun?

ETA: I am also cleaning up the main site, fixing the grammar, content, *&^% formatting tables, and links. Because I don’t have a zillion other projects to do this summer. Pfft! ; )