Here comes another year gone by. Amazing thing, time. :) Happy New Year’s everyone. 2003 is the Year of the Goat! I hope everyone has a great New Year’s, and keep those resolutions!
I’m sure you’re wondering what my resolutions are. But I can’t tell anyone yet, since it’s not New Year’s quite yet. (Isn’t that the rule? :)
All I can say is great movie! Definitely have to check this out if you haven’t already! At this point, I’m just can’t wait for the extended DVD version. :) Not to mention the final movie.
Now I’m hoping this starts up a whole new genre of fantasy type movies. It would be great to see some books I’ve read converted into movies. Although doing something like Wheel of Time would be pretty lengthy. Actually making a series of movies would be pretty hard. I’d love to see the Sword of Truth novels to be converted, since each book actually ends, unlike Wheel of Time or Song of Ice and Fire which are continual stories. ;)
Actually I’d like to see a movie based on Vampire The Masquerade. Way back when, Kindred The Embraced was a great series, but they gone and cancelled it of course. All my shows are cancelled. Although John Doe is still on. :)
Yes, I am still alive. :)
Books coming out soon!
RJ – Crossroads of Twilight (Jan 2003)
GRRM – A Feast for Crows (Apr 2003)
TG – Naked Empire (Jul 2003)
Lord of the Rings The Two Towers. Haven’t seen it yet. I keep hearing nothing but good things about it. I want to go. Let’s go!
Lost Highway is STILL not on DVD yet. ugh. Someday.
Jackass the Movie. Um. No. Yeah, there were a few good parts, but very few. I’m glad I didn’t pay for that movie.
Ian Mckellan. He’s da man. Being in movies like LOTR, X-men, Apt Pupil, and more, he’s unbelievable versatile in his acting. Damn he’s da man.
Finally watched Fellowship of the Ring extended version. I have to say that it was much improved. It’s a great movie without it, but I feel that the extended scenes definitely lifted it up.
The Sword of Truth novels by Terry Goodkind. If you like fantasy/sci fi, I MUST recommend these books. The first book is called Wizard’s First Rule. I didn’t start into them before, only because one of my friends said that Goodkind was not a good writer. We liked the same kind of stories (Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan and others) so I took his word. Man was I EVER wrong.
Goodkind writes very well. I mean very well. He didn’t spend a bajillion pages building the character before he goes on with the story. Instead it all seems to happen while the story is happening. It’s hard to explain. And he writes with such passion! I felt for many of these characters. I could totally relate to all of them. I mean the passion he has is incredible. He draws you into the story and makes you feel as if you were physically there, watching the tale unfold. Faith of the Fallen was the last book I read. (Pillars of Creation is the latest book released, but I have not been able to get it yet, it doesn’t have the “main” characters in it, and have been waiting for paperback.) I’m highly anticipating the next book, Naked Empire. It’s due out June of 2003. Man what a long time to wait, eh? ;)
Go visit his official site today: www.terrygoodkind.com. If you appreciate great fantasy, then this is for you.
There’s going to be a benefit night full of music, food, raffles, and lots of other stuff for my buddy Shawn. Yes, Shawn is still missing, and yes, there still has been no sign of him. This benefit would be a great time to show some support for the family! Tickets are only $10 each, and you can get them either through me or via the website at http://www.shawnhornbeck.com.
The benefit is on January 3rd. I’d love to see you all come to the benefit to show some support!
If you want more information or just want to keep up with the news, then visit The Shawn Hornbeck Website
Ok. I saw this. It was pretty good. If you’re a star trek fan, go see it. Otherwise wait for the video. While it’s pretty good, I don’t consider this one one of the best movies. It wasn’t really like an episode, like so many of the next generation movies.
My friends that saw it thought it was great. I thought it was good, but not like the greatest movie I saw. I’d give it 3 out of 5 stars if I had to grade this one.
One of my friends saruo (mike) pointed out yesterday a domain i used to own, orbital-revolution.com now points to ebay. Hehe. how interesting. I didn’t even realize that anyone would want that domain! I mean right now I’m using (no dash) for my magazine (which needs writers btw, *cough*). The domain with the dash in it was the first one i registered and later found i didn’t like the dash since it was “harder” to type. Come to think of it, I think OR was the second domain I ever registered. It’s been a while. ;)
Anyways, thought that was kinda interesting. Yes I know I’m wierd. :)
Looking at all the sites nowadays that are “cool”, if you don’t know flash, you don’t get to be “cool”. Or so it seems. I guess good ol’ fashioned design doesn’t cut it as “cool” anymore.
I still think that good layout and masterful placement of key elements is “cool”. You really don’t need flash. Unfortunately, everyone seems to want it. Of course with Flash MX, things are getting much easier to do. Back in the day, when um…flash didn’t exist, design was a challenge. Nowadays, it seems like “insert logo here” and blammo, you’ve got a flash site.
I need to brush up on my Flash skills. Man…I need more time.
Ok, so this year I decide I will participate in the “Secret Santa” game at work. Now, I’m all for the Christmas spirit. But damn if buying a 5 dollar gift isn’t hard! Sure there’s plenty out there, but um… it’s tough to find something that’s really cool. Someone suggested I check out Walgreens. Man, I never thought of that. All this time I was going to Walmart. ;) I’m thinking next year…No secret santa for me.
A thought just occured to me. (Yes I know I know.) :) Anyways… design a website for fun. Whoa. That would be awesome! I have to do this. Really. Don’t ever become a web designer/programmer. You tend to lose perspective of what’s fun and not so fun on the web. :)
I’ve been receiving the Everquest Online Adventures Beta DVD in the mail from Sony. I think they’re up to Beta 3 or whatever stage. Unfortunately, my Playstation 2 won’t read the DVD’s because… well it sucks. It has issues reading some of the DVD’s. That’s what I get for buying one of the first ones to come out. On the other hand, I really don’t have the time to play EQOA anyways. Hell I don’t even play normal Everquest anymore. I just don’t seem to have 3 to 4 hours in a row playing. Because you really need that much time in my opinion.
Christmas is coming. Again. This year I’m trying to send out Christmas cards. I hope it works. :)
I’ve also been trying to compile another Christmas CD; I’ve been out of the music loop lately on Christmas music though so any suggestions on what to put on it are welcome!
I’ve also been trying to find some time to get my online magazine () back up and running. I’m in a bind though, I’m in need of writers. If you are interested or know of anyone that wouuld be, contact me about it! Unfortunately, I can’t pay any writers, but if things pick up, and I can finally put the zine in print, you just never know. :)
So, what’s been up people? :)
So…after 60 to 70 years of not wanting businesses in town, this town decides they really need it. That’s cool. Who makes this news?
Yo quiero Taco Bell indeed!
While perusing flash sites the other day, I found this rather interesting company. They’re definitely different. I like the design. Of course it only reminds me that I must change my design again. *sigh* work is never done is it?
I’ve been busy. With work and all. it’s a nightmare. I’m sure you can imagine. Or try to.
I’ve also been working on a semi-secret project. It’s just some design and programming work I’ve been doing. It’s kinda done, but I’m not sure if I want to reveal it here just yet. Or if at all. But that’s what I’m working on.
Also started up another project. (Am I crazy or what?) This one also promises to be something cool and yes, it’s semi-secret too. I haven’t told anyone about it at all. Until now. LOL Yes, it’s late/early and I’m being goofy. :)
As for everything else, it’s pretty damn boring in my life right now. Work work work. I’ve got to be number one! My intensity is for shit! Win! Win! Win!
Next step…world domination. Oh yes. It will be mine. It WILL be mine.
Reason #28172 not to like monkeys:
This CD rocks. You must buy it. NOW.