Wednesday, April 26, 2006

What is it?

While I was working in the garden yesterday, my Princess & Better Half were busy baking. Boy did I get a surprise when I came in to see the results of their efforts:


Sunday, April 23, 2006

Back to the Buffy

Hey! Not much on the TV tonight, thought I'd chuck in an old Buffy DVD while doing the ironing (yes, that's right - I'm a guy & I do the most of the ironing!) Anyway, I just grabbed out the first DVD I found & watched "Halloween" from season two.

It seemed so slow, big gaps between the dialogue, slower pacing that Joss' later efforts but all the signs were there of the great things to come. Snappy dialogue, great character development, cool stories... the list goes on.

The best bit though... Buffy & Willow looked hot! ;-)

Friday, April 21, 2006

It's war @ ACMI Melbourne

Fun event coming up soon @ ACMI Melbourne. On 6-7 May, there is an event showcasing machinima on the big screens. The best part is the special guests from the USA, some of the crew of Rooster Teeth Productions, the people behind pants wettingly funny RedVs Blue, The Strangerhood & P.A.N.I.C.S. Yay! This the the RT teams' second visit to Oz following a sellout event in 2005. I missed out last year but this time I've got to be there, even if I have to beg, steal or borrow... well, not borrow 'cause tham means I'll have to pa it back ;-)

If you are in any way geeky & have a funny bone, make sure you check out the work of the gang from Rooster Teeth, you won't regret it (unless you're already over your download limits!) Of course, chances are if you're reading this, then you already know about Rooster Teeth. D'oh!

Attention all Melbourne Browncoats!

In honour of our deity on "earth that was" Joss Whedon's birthday & the first anniversary of the final pre-screening of Serenity, a worldwide event is being planned to put on charity screenings of the Big Damn Movie on 23 June 2006 across the globe. Info about this project can be found at Can'

Why do I bring this up, you ask? Well, up until now, I've generally kept my Browncoat in the closet but now it's time to come out... so to speak. Despite previous (tongue in cheek) postings, I love the Firefly / Serenity universe & would very much like to see new content in the future in any medium. To that end, it's time to do my part in helping the cause by putting my hand up to get involved.

How will I do this? Well, thought I'd start with something simple... organise a charity screening of Serenity for June 23 here in Melbourne, Australia. I intend posting updates here on the blog & on the SOz forum. The idea is that we'll see Serenity on a big screen again, have some fun games / raffles /etc & raise money for a worthy cause (TBA). Any help would be appreciated (email me if you want to join the crew!) but I'm saying this here & now...

June 23, I aim to misbehave!!!

Monday, April 17, 2006

Taming the boredom.

Just another day at home. Long weekends are great, but there's not much to do (except housework!) Trying to keep my Princess amused but she's never been very good at entertaining herself, always requires company. It can be very frustrating at times but I wouldn't have it any other way. It's nice to be needed by my little girl sometimes. I'm sure I'm going to miss it when she doesn't need me anymore.

Today's game of choice? The Simpsons Hit And Run. GTA for pre-teens, but still great fun. Who hasn't wanted to run over Mr Burns in the Plow King truck? Gold!

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Secret lair in the sandpit

Funniest thing happened today. I went to pick up Mini-Me from school and there he was, happily playing in the sandpit with some friends. As I wandered up, I overheard him ordering around his henchmen... er, friends to help him build a huge mound of sand. His comment?

"We need more sand over here on Skullcrusher Mountain. Careful, you almost covered up the secret lair!!!"

Who says kids don't listen these days. An evil genius in the making! That's my boy!

Is it a bird? Is it a plane?

I've always been a bit of a Superman fan & will definitely check out the new film but never really out into the TV series... until now. Boy is it getting good. Clark flying, the introduction of Lois to the mix, general super hero-y goodness. Of course, we're a bit behind here down under. D'oh!

Looking on the brighter side... at least I don't have to wait 'til next week to find out what happens next. Yay for the interweb!

Monday, April 10, 2006

I hate Firefly & Serenity!

Damn you Joss Whedon! Damn you Fox! DAMN YOU TO HADES FOR ALL ETERNITY!!!

Heresy I hear you say. How could you say that? I hear you scream. Well, there's reason to my rant. Firefly & Serenity have ruined all sci-fi, drama, comedy... well, just about all TV & movies for me. How so? It's just too damn good!

Ever since I first saw Firefly, my life has not been the same. Never before did I ever look forward to a movie like I did for Serenity. Never have I been so saddened by the cancellation of a mere TV show (which happened before I even got to see a single episode!) Never before have I used chinese to insult & abuse those around me (and get away with it!) Never before have I ever wanted to wear brown.

Watching Firefly & Serenity has sucked the enjoyment of watching just about any show or reading any book since. I find myself comparing everything to Firefly, yet nothing else comes close. As a sci-fi fan, I used to be able to sit back & enjoy shows like Babylon 5, Farscape & all the Treks. Nowdays, when I watch, all I see are people with latex foreheads. ARRRGGHHH!

Why oh why did Fox have to kill off this show?