Sunday, May 22, 2005

Pop Culture Overload! - Star Wars Episode III

Too much pop culture this week, and I don't know what to talk about. I actually spent most of the weekend working on my homework and research, but sitting here Sunday night it feels like all I've done is fun stuff this weekend.

Friday night my lovely wife and I went to see the final Star Wars movie. My expectations were low for this one despite the good reviews I had read. I didn't think that "Episode I" was as bad as many folks did - I wasn't bothered by the kid or by Jar-Jar and I thought that the story was passable (if a little slow). I also thought both Ewan McGregor and Liam Neeson put in performances that were good enough to keep the movie watchable.

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

School & Games: 7th Week Blitz

So, I missed posting this past weekend because I was attending the 2005 Midwest Computational Linguistics Colloquium here at OSU. There were a number of excellent talks given, so I'm really glad I attended, but I didn't get a lot of non-school stuff done this weekend. We're also in the 7th week of classes for the Spring quarter, and I have a lot to get done before the quarter ends, so I may end up missing a week or so before the quarter ends.

Since I didn't get any comics last week, I didn't really have a comics post anyway. Only Gail Simone's first Action Comics sounded interesting, so I didn't make a trip in to the local shop this week. I guess I'll have to flip through Outsiders as well to see what's going on, though its a book I usually pass by. This week looks better (though not for my wallet) with Birds of Prey, JLA:Classified, and a new Seven Soldiers issue all out this week. And there's a new Justice League Unlimited episode on Saturday, so there should be plenty to talk about (if I have the time).

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Comics & Games: New Links

Over on the left you'll see a new section - the "Look Kids! Comics!" section. Over here I'm going to be putting links to webcomics that I find amusing or fun. First up are gamer comics, and of course PVPOnline is over there and always good for a laugh about gaming of all types, but I want to especially point out the other link that's there right now - The Order of the Stick.

If you are a gamer, and specificially if you are a table-top player of Dungeons and Dragons, you must read this strip. This strip funny, occasionally hysterical, and full of gamer-type humor. I can't do justice to it, so just go read it.

(Note that if you have not played any tabletop RPG type games, you may not find it as amusing. I suspect that if you are a fan of massively-multiplayer online games that it may be close enough for you to get the jokes.)

Sunday, May 08, 2005

Comics: Villains United - SPOILERS

Well, I promised myself I'd get a post in every week, but due to homework and running around for Mother's Day weekend I don't really have time for a full-on post this week. Instead, I'm going to flesh out a post I made on Usenet earlier in the week about Villains United.