Saturday, January 28, 2006

Random Thoughts

Newsarama has an eight page preview of Truth, Justin and the American Way. I still don't like the art much, but it's much better "in action" than just as a bunch of pin-ups. Maybe it'll grow on me.

Aaron Williams has good links as usual. Check out his latest entry.

Paul Cornell writes a great entry about his father. As many of you know, Paul is the writer of the Doctor Who episode "Father's Day". Now I want to get that scriptbook.

Jim Baen is attempting to change the way Science Fiction is done again, with Jim Baen's Universe, a new on-line science fiction magazine devoted to short stories by both well-known authors and new authors. As Jim points out, the cost of paper has made publishing short stories a tough job... but now that there are alternatives, maybe it's time to move into a new century.

Anyone up for a road trip?

The Colbert Report compares domestic spying to Superman getting permission from Aquaman to take down Lex Luthor. Note: The Superman metaphor starts about halfway through the clip and goes to the end.

Senator Stevens' iPod may change the future of the broadcast flag proposal. Heh. Amazing that one of the oldest and most conservative senators may be the key to defeating corporations' power grab.

Reason Hit & Run links to videos from bait cars at, a Canadian site devoted to videos from bait cars.

How it Should have ended takes popular movies and gives them better endings.

The tide is turning? A Canadian music-management company is defending a 15 year old filesharer from the RIAA. Best quote: "Litigation is not 'artist development.' Litigation is a deterrent to creativity and passion and it is hurting the business I love," insists McBride. "The current actions of the RIAA are not in my artists' best interests."

-by Tegan at 11:21 AM Seattle time - Permalink  

Friday, January 27, 2006

Always Remember

Always Remember

I resisted as long as I could.

-by Tegan at 1:25 PM Seattle time - Permalink  

Paul Norris Sighting

"Paul Norris, the creator of Aquaman, is making an appearance at Midland Lutheran College in Fremont Nebraska on February 10, 2006. He is an Alumni and is being honored with an art show of his work. The show is being produced in conjunction with Ohio State University. Mr. Norris is 91 years old and in remarkably good health."

Link to More Information.

For the first time in my life, I desperately wish I could go to Nebraska. If anyone goes to see the show, PLEASE say hello from me, and thank Mr Norris for his work.

-by Tegan at 12:34 PM Seattle time - Permalink  

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Castle Waiting

Studio Olio has updated again, with a picture of the GORGEOUS hardcover Castle Waiting collection. There is a sample chapter, and a link to downloadable lesson plans for the story. This one appears to be a must-buy, even if you've already got the material.

Also, be sure to check out the galleries, as it looks like they've been updated and are now easy to browse. And if you didn't catch my earlier mention, there are also six NEW pages of Castle Waiting at the bottom of the main page. Go. Read. Enjoy.

-by Tegan at 7:40 AM Seattle time - Permalink  

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

The Final Word, For Now

It's time to bring up Good Retailing again, with the Friends of Lulu's How To Get Girls (into your store) (PDF file). This is a nifty little booklet about retail shops, with a nice intro by Neil Gaiman. Even if you don't run a store, you really ought to read this. If you do run a store, any kind of store, you should definitely read this.

I bring this up because I visited When Fangirls Attack and saw a link to this great PSA for Comic Shop Owners that certainly rang a few bells for me, and then noticed Elayne's comment on the post which directed people to the PDF file. I recall reading the booklet when it first came out and thinking how much I wished every shop owner would pay attention to it.

-by Tegan at 9:02 AM Seattle time - Permalink  

Tuesday, January 24, 2006


CNN is reporting that UPN and WB are merging into a new network called "CW". What this means for Aquaman, if anything, is currently unknown.

Joel Carroll on LJ has posted a couple of images of Aquaman and Black Manta that he drew. Worth a peek.

Elayne recommends some posts on George Takei's Blog, and I second the recommendation. The Howard Stern Entry is good.

A Good Description of Blogs. Newbies to the internet may not understand the reference.

The 2007 Tour de France will start in London.

-by Tegan at 2:54 PM Seattle time - Permalink  

Monday, January 23, 2006

Where are the Flying Cars? We Were Promised Flying Cars!

The Museum of Hoaxes shows images of the mysterious flying car of Perth. (It looks like a tent to me, but what do I know?)

Update: The Register chimes in with reader theories.

-by Tegan at 10:40 PM Seattle time - Permalink  

Random Thoughts

Do you think someone might be copying your website? Find out with Copyscape. I don't mind RSS feeds or sites that quote a bit of mine with a linkback, but there are some places that simply grab content and use it to sell ads. Happily, it doesn't appear to have happened to me. Although I have stumbled across my own content on ad sites in the past.

Jim Henley liveblogged the Seahawks/Panthers game.

A lot of folks claim they hate the Comic Sans font, but the font designer has something to say about it all.

I seriously thought this was a joke when I first heard about it, but apparently it's serious: you cannot quote the Pope without paying a fee.

-by Tegan at 8:10 PM Seattle time - Permalink  

Super Bowl Extra Large!

Super Bowl XL is happenin' in Detroit in two weeks, and what a great birthday present for Eric and I to see our local team heading to the Super Bowl for the first time!

Go Seahawks!

I need to call the Space Needle sometime and find out about reservations. I think we'll probably wait until the weather is a bit better before we go, so it might be a few months. Besides, the game has to be played... the bet is that if the Seahawks go to the Super Bowl and win, Eric buys me a meal at the Space Needle or if the Seahawks go to the Super Bowl and lose, I owe Eric a meal at the Space Needle. So we need to know who gets to "pay". But finally, years after we made our bet, we're going to collect!

-by Tegan at 8:36 AM Seattle time - Permalink  

Sunday, January 22, 2006


The Seahawks are going to the Big Game! For the first time ever, I will be watching the Super Bowl for something more than just the ads!

Seahawks Logo

Ok, folks. There will be a party at our house. The day before the Super Bowl we're having our usual Doctor Who party... we're gonna extend it out to Super Bowl Sunday (although we hope most people will find another place to sleep for the night to give us time to clean up).

If you're local enough, and want to come party with us, consider this an open invitation. You can root for your favorite team, as long as it's not Pittsburgh. The ads are often good, too.

Game starts 3:30 pm Seattle time on February 5th, party starts 2:00 pm Seattle time on the 4th with lots of Doctor Who goodness (Paul McGann, the 8th Doctor, is the focus of the Who-stuff). Wireless internet is available for folks who want to bring a computer, and we are generally alcohol-free, so BYOB if you want to drink (and please don't plan on getting drunk). The Doctor Who party is a potluck, so bring snacks if you can. We'll also be serving a small meal during the Super Bowl, so feel free to augment it with more food. We'll even have a little tiny bit of crash space for one or two folks who feel like rolling out a sleeping bag on the floor (Carolyn, wanna visit?).

Anyone who wants details or something, drop me a line to with a subject of "Seahawks Party" so I don't mistake it for spam.

-by Tegan at 9:21 PM Seattle time - Permalink  

C'mon Seahawks...

Pleasepleaseplease let it be the Steelers vs the Seahawks in the Super Bowl.

-by Tegan at 3:34 PM Seattle time - Permalink  

How About a Bigger Linkdump?

Dorothy folks want suggestions for merchandise. No, hubby-Eric, I'm not getting you a Dorothy G-String. Nor are you going to get me one.

Get Electric Girl into your library. I checked, my library carries the first two volumes. But still, vote on the posters. I like poster #3, personally.

Pal Dorian has started a meme.

Speaking of memes, Diane Duane reports that there's a Green Lantern drawing meme going around now.

Suspension of Disbelief on the Shabbos dinner in Action Comics #835. Seems like Superman committed all sorts of offenses.

Joss Whedon is my master now, but I'm not sure I'll be getting his screenwriting DVD.

Rick Geerling was mugged and shot three times in the leg.

Kaja Foglio on Mad Scientists.

Happy Birthday to Robert E. Howard.

Watch the Bigfoot Animated GIF. Speaking of Bigfoot, here's a response to a so-called debunking of Bigfoot.

The Seattle Times reports that the three finalists for the design of the Washington State quarter have been chosen. I can't stand the one with the apples, but the other two look good to me.

Washington State Coin Designs

Idiots try to disrupt the annual visit to Poe's grave. Sheesh, folks. Just leave the guy alone for his tribute. Stop trying to find out who it is.

I may have to get this collection of Draco Tavern short stories. I just like the concept.

Another NBA player jumps into the stands. But this time it's for a good reason. He went to stop a fan from harrassing his wife. A fan that later threatened to sue him! Shessh. I say ban the "fan" from NBA games for life.

George Takei to play Sulu again in a fan production. I wanna see! Sulu was my first TV crush.

Experts are trying to find out why a whale wandered up the Thames and later died during a rescue attempt.

Legal efforts against filesharers hasn't stopped filesharing. Surprise surprise.

-by Tegan at 3:17 PM Seattle time - Permalink  

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