Archive for May, 2004

May 29th, 2004 | filed in News

The Morning After a Day After Tomorrow

Ugh. I went in knowing that this wouldn’t be a particularly good movie, but oi… I should have known that when I saw the name Roland Emmerich that I could just throw the word ‘subtle’ out the window. Bad, nay nonexistant science, improbable events, scenes cribbed from earlier movies (I kept thinking “Didn’t I see this scene in ‘Independence Day’”), and, I kid you not, an evil escaped WOLF PACK that don’t even look or behave like wolves.


I laughed a few times, and other than the wolves the effects were pretty good; but that shouldn’t be a surprise. It’s a summer blockbuster, I guess I shouldn’t have expected much else. Still, I had a good time hating it, especially afterwards. Sometimes you just need to kvetch.

Anyway, if you must see it, wait for a matinee, or at least get a gullible friend to pay for your ticket. =)

More ranting here.

May 28th, 2004 | filed in News

Way to spend my Friday evening!

I implemented PHP/MySQL driven thumbnail menus in my galleries section! Woo! No more HTML coding by hand for this stuff! Yay!

Thanks for the tips, Barrett!

Now I can go watch a movie, satisfied that I now know how to do this stuff.

May 18th, 2004 | filed in News

Anime Central Report!

The weekend was fantastic for me– mostly spent standing up, but it was worth it. As a result, I didn’t have a typical con experience, though, since I let the con come to me. =)

Spent the days in Artist’s Alley pimping my warez and the evenings hanging out with other artists. Helped run a panel on comic storytelling on Friday with the exceptional folks from Studio Anti Thesis, which seemed to be well-recieved (standing room only, believe it or not). I got really positive feedback and quite a few inquiries on when my second book was coming — not soon enough is basically the answer. =)

My only regrets were: I didn’t take any time to really go and see much else of the con — not even the dealer’s room, and I missed the Ghost in the Shell TV episodes showing due to being confused about the timing on Saturday night. I hope that I can get ahold of that somehow once it comes out on DVD.

But, the great news is I not only broke even on the con, I turned a profit! I sold 51 books, about 6 prints, and 4 commissions.

I also received several wonderful new pieces of fan art from my new friends Stacie and Dan, and from my old friends Chris, Elon, and Fro! Thanks so much, you guys!

I got to stay in the hotel because one of my friends from anime club was on staff, so I got a room to crash in for the cost of a rollaway per night (Thanks, Chris!). I’ll definitely be going again next year, and I’m looking into hitting more anime cons this season to boot.