Wednesday, October 31, 2007

I'm still trying to figure this one out

Okay, I'm now getting somewhere in the ballpark of 100 hits a day on an article I wrote a year ago. Basically, the article was an observation that Asian cosplayers seemed to be better at it than white ones.

According to this blog, which was the only link I could find besides my own, my comments were hate on Western cosplayers. Um, okay, whatever. There's some mocking, some self-deprecation, and statement of personal choice but there was no "hate". If you enjoy playing dress-up, knock yourselves out, but don't delude yourselves into thinking that it's not playing dress-up and is really some form of sublime self-expression. I play RPGs, which is playing make-believe with dice and little figures, and I'm not above admitting it as such. It's fun, I like it, and it does no harm. Same goes with cosplay, except that it's far more public, and far more likely to inspire laughter from others when failure occurs. If you can't take it, then don't participate in it, and for God's sake don't post it on the internet for millions to see.

Anywho, since that post was only from a week ago, I'm still at a loss as to where all these hits are coming from, and why. I'm guessing that it's from Google Images, as there seems to be a link hidden in there somewhere, but I'm at a loss to explain why Google is indexing me so high.


Haven't done one of these in a while


On writing

I need a bloody office/den.

I have nowhere to write comfortably


Remind me. Why Paris Hilton is famous again?

I can't remember.


Sunday, October 28, 2007

How about that

I'm now averaging around 70 hits a day now.

It feels... odd.


Friday, October 26, 2007


After much consideration, and a couple of good sleeps, I'm not going to shut this place down. Things are going to be few and far between for the next while, but I'm going to keep it going a little while longer.


Tuesday, October 23, 2007

One last time?

Okay, I think I might actually be closing this place down, as I really don't have much of an interest in keeping it up anymore. I've threatened this a few times before, but this time I think I might just call it quits for real. There's little for me here now.

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Thursday, October 11, 2007

Media rundown and stuff

Okay, this is going to be another brief one.

Watching: DVD - TMNT, Superman: Doomsday, Slayers season 1, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Hot Fuzz, and I'm going to tackle Miike's 2002 Graveyard of Honor remake some time this weekend. TV - Smallville, Supernatural, Heroes, Chuck, and Stargate Atlantis. Other - Dexter, Flash Gordon, and Burn Notice.
Listening (to): Various MP3s, and The Binges.
Reading: Nothing yet, but I'm going to start with Robert Rodriguez' Rebel Without A Crew and the Star Wars RPG: Saga Edition.
Playing: TMNT, and Justice League Heroes.

Well, I'm having one of those days.

One of those days when what seemed cut & dried when I woke up yesterday, suddenly doesn't seem so much. I'm not going to get into whys and whats, but I am a little frustrated over it. Don't get me wrong, it isn't something bad, but it has caused a paradigm shift in my perception of certain things, in that they just got a little more complicated than I thought.

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A disturbing thought

So, I was reading Monday's Penny Arcade, about Tycho and his son, and it got me thinking. There's a certain web fora I visit... you know, the one filled with morons... and there are a great number of people on there who are actually married. The disturbing thought is that those jackasses are breeding.

Internet geeks and celebutards are breeding.

The world is doomed.


Moments in time

I had two moments today.

They were quiet, little moments, but moments none the less.

The first moment was seeing the only genuine and honest moment of the Ontario election campaign. It was Howard Hampton talking about his late father, and how this was the first election in 41 that his father didn't take part in. That moment, one of absolute and genuine honesty, was easily the most memorable part of the election. I now have a modicum of respect for Hampton, which is more than I can say for the other candidates.

The other moment was in Chapters this afternoon. I saw the book Rebel Without a Crew, which is Robert Rodriguez' production journal for his film El Mariachi. It was at that moment, I realized that I actually do have a hero, and it's Rodriguez. Prior to that, I didn't think that I could point to a single person as a hero, and now I realize that I can point to two. Rodriguez, and writer William Gibson. Those two guys are my inspiration in life, and that sort of lifted my spirits this week.

Again, they're quiet, small moments, but they have changed me just a little today.


Friday, October 05, 2007

My two cents

Dear Canadian Mint,

You do not own the likeness of the penny, or the words 'one cent'. We, the people of Canada, do and any monies made off of your needless harassment of the City of Toronto must be shared with us. We pay your salaries. We are your employers. We will not put up with the nonsense.


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Kudos to CityTV

Okay, I'm not the biggest fan of the former ChumCity empire, but when they do good, they do good.

Today is one of those days.

They've raised, as of noon, 50,000 lbs of food for the Daily Bread Food bank. It's nowhere near what's needed, but that's a lot of food in such a short period of time. Hopefully, they'll get 10 times that, but that might be wishful thinking.

Good work, folks.

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Sending out the message

Well, I think at this point, I've hung up on a representative of every candidate in our riding at least once, and I think I've hung up on the Tory candidate twice, but he didn't introduce himself the second time around.

Candidates, if you can't take the time to get out and press flesh, don't annoy me by calling when I'm watching a movie. I don't want anything to do with any of you, and if you can't personally meet me, I want even less to do with you. You want to represent me, but you've never met me, and you really have no interest in meeting me. In fact, to make your 'job' easier, you really don't want to meet me, as meeting me will only remind you that you don't represent anyone but yourself.

Oh, and John Tory, stop lying to the people. Jeez, I know that people are falling for it, but enough is enough. At least you're making weaker promises now that the election is looming closer, I guess it's time to say that you'll book AC/DC for a dance, and give the school a hockey team.

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Wednesday, October 03, 2007

One down

Well, you can scratch Reaper off my viewing list. After two episodes, it's clear that Chuck is the superior TV series.


Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Here we go again...

You know, I wish the other candidates could give me more ammunition, as it's making me seem decidedly partisan. I can't stand any of them, but this guy is the most egregious of the bunch. So, to get on with this:

Dear John Tory,

When you say that it's not time to play politics with our health and the environment, it would be more believable if you weren't playing politics by saying it in the first place. You make all these wild claims of integrity, but your words and actions betray you. If you want me to take you seriously, stop acting like a politician who'll say anything to get elected, and will stoop at nothing to get there. I know you're trying to cash in on the angry ignorance vote, as most political Conservatives do, but stop insulting the intelligence of those of us who know better.

Also, real leadership is shown by deeds, not words. All you do is talk, talk, talk and promise, promise, promise. Now, you're backtracking on key election promises out of fear of not getting elected. A real leader, with real integrity, sticks to his guns, and doesn't back off at the first sign of a challenge from someone who actually knows what they're talking about. They admit their deficiencies, learn, and move on. They don't just change the rules

Just sayin'.



Dear Ontarians,

If a provincial politician tells you that they can make the streets safer for you, they're lying. There are no way they can make the streets actually safer through legislation. More cops and lawyers does not fix a broken system, and it doesn't stop crime. What stops crime is help for those at risk of offending for the first time. By keeping them out of the system, and presenting them with opportunities other than crime, we stop crime. There is no other way to stop it, other than reading people's minds and shooting them on the spot. All of the perceived problems with the legal system are problems with the Criminal Code of Canada, and no provincial politician has the ability to change that.

If a provincial politician tells you that they can fix the health system, they're also lying to you. It'll take far more than election promises to fix it, and the band-aids promised in the various election campaigns will do nothing to change things. It's going to take billions to bail out the system, and a party whose mandate is to cut spending is not going to have the fortitude to do what's needed, and the other parties are just inept.

If a provincial politician tells you that they can fix issues with native land claims, they are lying. It's a federal matter, and the provinces' hands are tied in it. Provincial politicians can make claims until they're blue in the face, but it doesn't change jurisdictional issues with the Feds. See the comment on 'safe streets' for a similar issue.

So, Ontario voters, please think before you mark that ballot. You're being lied to by more than just McGuinty. I think that the arguably most honest person in this election is deJong, but that's only because we're not really allowed to hear him debate his platform. I'm sure, should the powers that be allow it, he'll be exposed as a liar too.


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Monday, October 01, 2007

What John Tory is

John Tory is like the Student's Council party that promises the unrealistic and down-right impossible to get elected, and when they get elected, bring none of it to fruition. As incompetent as the other two are, they aren't trying to blow smoke up the collective ass of Ontario.

Seriously people. If you think that McGuinty was bad for breaking promises, just wait to see how Tory's going to be. I mean, his plans have a tally in the billions, yet it's his party's mandate to reduce spending.

Do you see the contradiction there?

Wake up people. He's lying to you, and you are falling for it hook, line and sinker. The only people to blame for the province getting screwed over are you, the unclean masses. I guess this is what happens when people are told what's important, as opposed to actually learning and deciding for themselves.

It's sad, but you'll just get what you deserve, and I'll be forced to live with the mistake that you'll be making.

Thank you, Ontario.

Thank you for being morons.

Also, dear candidates, stop calling my home.

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