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April 13, 2013Posted by on
Hill 142 is the most vexing, emotionally draining thing I have written in a very long time, possibly since a particularly draining scene in Corruptor. It’s not just emotionally draining, but it brings to the forefront the true heroes and losses during a war. The armchair Rangers and CoD kids who think it’s all a game and that they’d step up and be the hero whenever they want? Yeah.It can be a little harder when you know that there’s the potential nobody’s going to remember anything that you do that day.
I’m not saying that heroes worry about such things, or even worry about doing something heroic. Ask any Medal of Honor winner what they were thinking and they’ll probably tell you that they were just doing their job.
The mind and soul is raw right now. This is a rough story that might not even be finished. I think I’m putting too much into it and not keeping it at a distance like I should. I can’t remember the last time this happened.
March 1, 2013Posted by on
Made it home safely enough. Am dead tired.
Also, WordPress just shot me a message congratulating me on five years with them. Huh. That went by fast. Well, here’s to another five years.
February 15, 2013Posted by on
Well, it goes to show you that the cosmos, at least, are still willing to give Putin the middle finger.
The meteorite seems to have impacted as well, though I’m still waiting to hear back from some friends. As horrifying as it could have been, the science geeky part of me (which is a huge part) thinks that a meteorite impact is pretty cool. Since the Earth is roughly 70% water, the odds of a meteorite striking land is, as you math people can guess, not likely. Granted, it did strike the largest land mass in the world, but still.
That’s why I hated Armageddon. The odds of a meteor swarm taking out both Paris and NYC is pretty low. Very low. Like, I need to play the lottery low.
Hopefully we’ll have news about whether or not there was an impact crater and, if so, what sort of alloys made up the meteorite.
January 21, 2013Posted by on
In case you missed it, NYT bestselling author Larry Correia was interviewed on Huckabee Live last night (Sunday) in response to this piece he wrote awhile back. He did an excellent job, I think. You should read the article, and definitely watch the interview. The article alone is worth it, though you may want to set aside a good chunk of time. It’s lengthy and filled with facts.
I met my writing goal for the day, though I missed yesterday’s. Hopefully I can make it up this week. Also, book review of Sarah Hoyt’s Darkship Renegades will be up tomorrow over at SBR. Probably late evening because I have other writing to do first.
January 10, 2013Posted by on
I’m still sick, but I did feel good enough this evening to do some math. And the math says that, in spite of not liking the SEC (the math likes the SEC; I don’t), the SEC had the most bowl wins this year. Otherwise, the whole “Big Six” thing is a bit strange this year. Oklahoma made a great talking point after being dissed by the Bowl Committee, and then proceeded to get blown out by Texas A&M.
Bowl wins: (bold denotes BCS bowl victory)
ACC – 4-2: Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech, Clemson, Florida State,
Big East – 3-2: Louisville, Cincinnati, Syracuse
Big 10 – 2-4: Michigan State, Northwestern
Big 12 – 3-5: Baylor, Texas Tech, Texas
C-USA – 4-1: Rice, Central Florida, Tulsa, Southern Methodist
Independent – 1-2: BYU
MAC – 2-5: Central Michigan, Ohio
MWC – 1-5: Boise State
PAC 12 – 4-4: Arizona, Arizona State, Stanford, Oregon
SEC – 6-3 : Vanderbilt, Georgia, South Carolina, Texas A&M, Mississippi, Alabama
Sun Belt – 2-2: Arkansas State, Louisiana-Lafayette.
WAC – 2-0: Utah State, San Jose State
December 22, 2012Posted by on
If you call me before Christmas, I will not answer my phone. You will instead be directed to a voice answering service run by Vince Offer, the ShamWow! guy, who will then proceed to banter and berate you into buying some steak knives to stab your phones with for calling me.
P.S. See the rest of you after Christmas.
December 9, 2012Posted by on
There’s been no small amount of dark humor floating around this week, with the best one I’ve come across so far being Operation It’s A Small War After All. Now, I applaud this Marine sergeant’s ingenuity with his placement of his troops and artillery, especially when considering this is a siege of Cinderella’s Castle (with secondary objective being the utter annihilation of the “It’s A Small World” ride), but part of me looks at his carefully drawn battle plan and realize that he missed one huge problem: Frontierland.
The armies of semi-literate, mildly racist cartoon animals will be able to regroup and reassemble here. Combine with the tactical advice with their neighbors in Adventureland (neighbors which include Davy Crockett, Daniel Boone, etc), these furry, vengeful, well-armed koombyah singing characters will be able to sweep through the heavy cover provided by Frontierland using an amphibious assault (which I find both highly amusing and filled with irony). Once they cross Frontierland, I foresee a problem with the Marines Command Center being outflanked by Boone, Crockett and Br’er Rabbit (who, with the survivors of Cinderella’s Castle, will probably be more vengeful than a pissed off Army football fan). It will possibly end with many characters dead and/or wounded (we shall miss you so, Uncle Remus), but with Main Street USA retaken and the Marine CiC destroyed, Fantasyland denizens can finally come out of hiding and, with their magic, rout the remaining Marines. Meanwhile, Boone and his surviving 300 Disney Characters shall hold Main Street USA against the Marine artillery bombardment while Roger Rabbit and the others of Toon Town violate 67 Laws of Physics to sweep in from the north and take out the arty.
This is why you don’t let a Marine plan an invasion against magical creatures.
December 8, 2012Posted by on
Holy effing sh*t! They’re finally opening a Games Workshop near me. Like, literally a few blocks from my house. I can finally find someone to play against without having to drive to Cincy!
I’m a little excited, in case you can’t tell.
I know where I’ll be next Saturday (which is the Man O’ War Games Workshop opening day).
So yeah… Holy Crap!
*edit* Even better. It’s one block from my work. Muwahahaha!
December 4, 2012Posted by on
In the midst of a surprise nine day work week. I’ll have something more as soon as I have a day off. In the meantime, here are some kittens with puppies.
November 28, 2012Posted by on
I was going to review Stephen Zimmer’s The Exodus Gate today over at SBR until I realized that I didn’t easily remember some of the details, so it’s back on the “to be reread” pile. The only other book I have that is remotely ready to be reviewed is Jim Butcher’s latest, Cold Days, which I wanted to wait until Sunday to put up. So…
No book review from me this week. I’m lame.