Thursday, June 29, 2006

My sweetie and I did a street art crawl on Lyndale Ave. S. Here are the pictures.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Hellbound has an insightful post on her blog about email forwards, to which I posted a comment. Will these people never learn?

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Since I heard about there being a library in the Second Life virtual reality environment, I sent my avatar, Jfro Gyoza, to visit. I had fun visiting, but my poor spacial sense made it hard to move around. Maybe I have a strabismus and my stereo vision is defective. I can never see those Magic Eye thingies, either. Probably, though, I just need a new computer and a trackball mouse or game controller. Who knew that my lack of interest in 3rd-person video games could become a handicap, if this is the learning model of the future anyway.

Michael Stephens' OPAL presentation, SL cam

Virtual reality isn't just for gathering together with a wizard, a troll, and an elf to kill a dragon anymore, now you can take library science workshops there.

Friday, June 02, 2006

We do need another hero, gosh-darnit

While new Batman and Superman and Wonder Woman movies are all well and good, they are indeed iconic figures that can be revisited and viewed from a different angle and blah-de-blah, Hollywood has yet to do much more than scrape the surface of comic-book superhero possibilities.

I'm hoping that the rumors of a Namor: the Submariner movie are true. Now there's a conflicted character--half-man, half-fishguy, he vacillates between helping humans and beating them down for disrespecting his watery home. All this global warming fooforah must be making him awfully pissed.

The main trouble is that non-comic fans might laugh at the little wings on his ankles which somehow allow him to fly, not to mention the fact that he goes around in nothing but a swimsuit all of the time. But hey, they changed the X-Men's costumes, they can give him a new one, and maybe some gills and a few scales so he looks more amphibian. I'd drop the whole flying thing and concentrate on magical cgi underwater stuff. If I were a big Hollywood director, I'd steal the look of the anime Blue Submarine No. 6, just like the Wachowski brothers did with Ghost in the Shell.


A far as casting is concerned, I think Mark Dascascos has the cheekbones and the aristocratic hauteur fit for a Prince of Atlantis.