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April 21st, 2004

Spoon!!!

Snagged from bauske but seen in plenty of other places...

What Is Your Battle Cry?

Rampaging on the tundra, cutting down all who dare stand in the way using a burning branch, cometh The Gneech! And he gives a vengeful grunt:

"I'm going to forcibly reverse your gender!!!"

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Hey, Furries!

Go tell tygercowboy what you think about cons!

-The Gneech

Outlaw Star

laurie_robey and I started watching Outlaw Star last night. We watched the first three episodes (might have been four, they started to blur a bit).

The Good:
*Lots of slam-bang action
*Jumps right in and gets moving quickly, almost to the point of incomprehensibility
*A hero who gets space-sick is a neat twist

The Bad:
*A bit on the goofy side
*Music is weak
*Gene and Jim? Could you pick names any closer to each other for your hero and his sidekick? How about Bob and Rob?
*Speaking of Jim Gene, he's no Spike Spiegel. But then, this is no Cowboy Bebop.

On the whole, I suspect this will be enjoyable bubblegum, but in the long run won't hold my interest beyond watching once or twice. But it least it has an anime catgirl!

-The Gneech ("Nekojin rule!")

It's Like Cliché Without the "ch"

So I stopped at Barnes and Noble and picked up the book that kamau_d_lyon recommended (well, one of the books he recommends, anyhow...), and when we got home, no CLIÉ to be found. (I notice that in every official publication, it's "CLIÉ" -- never "Clié" or heaven forfend "Clie" -- it's gotta be "CLIÉ." Is "CLIÉ" even a word???) So I put the tracking number into the UPS website and just at the results came up, knock, knock, knock on the door.

Well, that was convenient!

So anyway I tear open the box like an eight-year-old on Christmas morning and find a little green placard that reads:

"Be sure to charge your CLIÉ handheld before you use it for the first time. It takes about four hours to be fully charged for the first time."

What??? D'Oh! What a gyp!

So anyway, I've got half an hour or so before I can turn the thing on and start setting it up. Le sigh! So I killed time by watching the last episode of "Outlaw Star" on the first disk (wow, that catgirl's voice gets tiresome after a while -- does she remind anybody else of Leona?), finishing off Jedi Academy (which is simultaneously more fun and less addictive than Knights of the Old Republic, strangely enough), and trying to come up with some more sketches for AC and SJ.

Tick ... tock ... tick ... tock...

Guess I'll read the manual now; writing this entry has killed a good 15 minutes or so of wait time...

-The Gneech

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