Friday, June 23, 2006

Hospital with copyright objects to books - Yahoo! News

I'm sure that the Alan Moore fans around the world are going to want me to burn in hell for stating this (of course I doubt if they are the first or last group to want that) but I am so tired of Alan Moore being so damn full of himself.

The guy writes slash fanfic and thinks that he doesn't stink. After his bitching about other people using his characters and creations in shabby manners I think that he should take a good, long, hard look at what he has done to the characters of others as well.

Hospital with copyright objects to books - Yahoo! News

"A London hospital that holds the copyright to 'Peter Pan' has questioned the appropriateness of a series of books that portrays the character Wendy exploring her sexuality.

"The 'Lost Girls' books, by graphic novelist Alan Moore, are about three world-famous characters: Wendy, Dorothy from 'The Wizard of Oz' and Alice from 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.' The characters meet one another and have sexual adventures. Wendy not only engages in erotic trysts but also encounters pedophiles."

Yeah, because these are stories that are crying out to be told. Good God.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Mind The Gap!

Sorry about the gap in posting. Its been a busy month or so with me. Work is work, and that takes up the usual amount of time. I'm going to Origins at the end of the month. The 2nd Cleveland Gamers picnic is this weekend. I'm doing layout and Art Direction for a supplement for Pelgrane Press' Dying Earth RPG. [Edit: Time constraints have taken this off of my schedule. Since it was a step above volunteering, it was the "best" to choose. Unfortunately.] I've got two projects simmering that I can talk about, but they are going to be pretty darn neat.

There's cool stuff on the horizon. Hopefully there won't be another big posting gap, thanks for your time.

Idaho Girl Becomes Superhero for a Day

I think that everybody should be a wish like this one. This is why organizations like Make-A-Wish exist.

Idaho Girl Becomes Superhero for a Day

"Most days, 6-year-old Aubrey Matthews spends her energy fighting a brain tumor growing behind her eyes. But the first-grader managed to foil crimes and chase an arch-nemesis through Boise on Friday, serving the city as the superhero 'Star'' with assistance from the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Idaho, The Idaho Statesman reported."

A video can be found here.

Edit: Thanks to Jeff for pointing out that the newspaper took down the page linked. Wow, not even 24 hours and its gone. I'll see what I can find. Look here, thanks to Google.

Imaginary Weapons

I came across this on a mailing list and knew that I had to share it. If listening to this doesn't trigger some science fiction campaign ideas, I don't know what will. Just name a fringe scientist after me. ;)

"Fresh Air from WHYY, June 12, 2006 · Sharon Weinberger's new book is Imaginary Weapons: A Journey Through the Pentagon's Scientific Underworld. She looks at some of the wild schemes and fringe science projects under way at the Department of Defense.

"Her articles have appeared in The Washington Post, Slate and Aviation Week & Space Technology. She's editor-in-chief of Defense Technology International."