September 24th, 2003


Any Color You Want, As Long As It's Black

"Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death!"
    --Mame Dennis Burnside, Auntie Mame

I am freqently struck by the phenomenon of people who like ONE thing -- whatever that thing may be -- and couldn't care less about anything else. For some people, it's Star Trek, for others it's hockey, for others it's macro wolves stomping on people. But whatever it is, the folks I'm referring to seem to fixate on that one idea ... and the more obscure and highly-specific it is, the more fixated on it they tend to be.

Note that I'm not talking about kinks or fetishes necessarily, although they can be. The behavior encompasses all types of human activity, including sexuality, but hardly limited to it.

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  • Current Mood
    geeky geeky
Boromir battle

Speaking of Wing Commander...

So I have this incomplete version of Wing Commander: The Kilrathi Saga to tide me over until a proper one shows up on eBay again. It plays beautifully, with modern digitized sound effects and the drop-away cockpit view that I prefer (not an option in the original WC1) ... just about the only really important piece that's missing, as far as I can tell, is the music. Mind you, that's a BIG piece ... the Wing Commander soundtracks are some of The Fatman's best, and in WC, a lot of the atmosphere comes from the music.

Anyway, I replayed the first three missions of WC1 last night for the first time since, er, 1994? Collapse )
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    Wing Commander -- Main Titles (in my head)
Drezzer cool


Six hours of auction left to go, and it seems to have hit a pretty steady peak at $250. On the whole, I'm pleased. :)

I wonder if I had put my commish into the "adult" section if it would have gone higher. Of course, that would have come with its own cost, in terms of the can of worms it might open.

Still, not too shabby ... somebody thinks it's worth $250 to have me draw 'em a picture! :)

-The Gneech
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    Cowboy Bebop -- Tank! (Luke Vibert Remix)
Drezzer cool

Re: MFF...

After weighing the matter in my mind, I have decided not to go, as per my original plan.

Thanks for all the enthusiastic invites, everybody! But not this year. Hopefully next.

FWIW, FC2004 is pretty much a given, now, tho -- so you could catch me there! :)

-The Gneech
  • Current Music
    Laurie watching some documentary in the other room