Government conspiracies, Aggies, Mountain Gods, and mutant bees.


by rogan

Break time!

I am taking a much deserved break. Yes, I deserve it. Bee police will be back on the 14th of July.
by rogan

little ramblings in the night

A while back, when I couldn't get to sleep, I would fill notebooks with my horrid scrawling handwriting. Now, as I sit reading one of those notebooks, I'm sort of amused. Here's one of my late night rambles:

The boy squatted on his haunches, with his head tilted slightly sideways, hands on his knees. He stared intently at the flashes of light reflecting off the ripples as they danced their way down the creek.

He had been told that there were no nymphs in the creek. They lived in larger streams and lakes. Nonetheless, he was sure that if he sat still enough, and looked very carefully, he might see a small one. After all, small fish like small creeks, and large fish live in large ones. Surely small nymphs did the same.

So he squatted, intently staring, mindless of everything but the water flowing by. So intent, he didn't hear the sound of any footsteps, or the crack of any little twigs. He scarcely noticed any shadow on him, until he startled at the sudden touch upon his shoulder.

As he bolted upright with a yelp, all the other things he had been told raced through his mind. Things, like "Never go out alone", and "there are big nasty things out there that eat little boys" rang in his ears like warning bells.

The sound of giggling suddenly drowned out the bells, and he hazarded a look over his shoulder, at the dreaded giggling monster that would shortly eat him.

by rogan

Deviant Art

I've decided to put up some stuff at Deviant Art:
Misaka Mikoto from A Certain Scientific Railgun.
Tsugumi Shirasaki A Good Librarian, Like A Good Shepherd
by rogan

rediscovering anime

I started watching anime during the dark ages, when fan subs were non existent. There was ONE company releasing titles in the US. Their selection was terrible, and they insisted on dubbing titles in a way that completely changed the stories. This was back when all we had was VHS tapes, and all we could do was cry when our copies of Urusei Yatsara became fuzzy and warbly.

Luckily, as time passed and technology became better, Anime became even more popular, and there was this explosion of companies importing titles. Yet, still they kept messing with the stories, editing the video, and sanitizing it for a mainstream audience. Pure, uncut anime was rare, and expensive.

I could not afford monthly treks to Japan-town in San Francisco, so I eventually stopped watching it. The stuff on TV was okay, but again, horribly chopped up and dumbed down for children. I gave up hope...

lots of things happened, jobs, moving, family, debt. and Netflix. Yes, Netflix. I was at a point where I could not stand renting movies, going to movie theaters, watching live tv -even on a dvr. All the stuff that was coming out could have been brilliant, but I had been inundated by too many home alone movies, sad ripoffs of terminator, and romantic comedies that were neither romantic or comedic. NOTHING was being made as well as it had already been made. If only I had a way to just see that stuff again.

And I said "Duh!" Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon, all have video streaming. I'm sure there's stuff I didn't see before the black curtain of despair dropped on my TV. So, yeah, I got a Netflix account, and there was tons of stuff I had forgotten existed, and there was ANIME... Shows I didn't recognize, others I remembered.

It's not all there on Netflix, but What IS there is enough to get me started. Eventually, I'll have to dig around to find more, but for now, It's like I've rediscovered a part of me that I buried.
by rogan

moving... to a new date and time

I've been contemplating this for a while now: Tuesday updates make more sense because there's so much other stuff that happens later in the week that I don't make it to- Usually because I'm fretting the last details on an update. I'll put something up Friday, then the real update will happen on TUESDAY at 11 pm.