Tag Archives: geeky

Why do Geeks seem to “hate” the things they love?

I only offer one possible explanation (there may be others) but this one certainly applies to me. By trade, I’m a Software Engineer and, as my project leader said “you’re being paid to be pedantic.” This is quite true: I have to be pedantic, because that thing that fucks up shit at some point in […]

Martian Tripods attack London Bridge!

Which is better? The one on the left was what I was working for, however the second one (on the right) came out really well, if not better. I did these ones the same way I did the recent work, tracing major elements from a photo and adding to the image. I was inspired by […]

So if you saw theses pictures in a roleplaying book…

… would you think they look good, assuming of course they are theme appropriate? (Click on them to see in higher resolution). I was trying to figure out if I could do, myself, good or high quality images or at least create something that looks like it is good or high quality. I think I […]

Apparent quality versus addictiveness of a series

Saw this post from cartographer, where she talks about spoilers and how she is getting more interested in good writing than: trawl through hours of quite-good just for the big reveal at the end (I know it’s nearly month ago, but I’m only catching up on some posts now). Of course, she’s talking about Harry Potter, a series I’ve yet to go near. I thought I was just being […]

Drawing while on holidays in Chargey

There is simply something cool about having a hobby that requires you to use tools and to take care of those tools. I know roleplaying has ten-side dice and big fancy cool books, but it’s just not the same. I understand now how fishing can be enjoyable without actually catching anything. I found myself getting all […]

Is “Sanctuary” better than Porn?

I came across “Sanctuary” on the weekend. It’s a sci-fi series that’s only being made available online. “The First Broadcast Caliber Online Sci-Fi Series” It’s about time someone actually tried this, selling television shows directly to the public instead of going through a broadcaster/network who may or may not cancel the show have way through […]

America’s Next Top Cylon

That should be *Canada’s* Next Top *Model*, actually! Battlestar Galaticia’s latest season had just finished on Sky One a week ago when my wife informed me that Canada’s Next Top Model was showing on Living TV. Yes, I admit it. I’ve watched America’s Next Top Model. I mean, its a series about beautiful girls wanting […]

So Vampire High is over and the Dresden Files suck…

Well, lets get specific. What I mean is, I discovered that Vampire High was canned after one season and there is little or no chance of it being started up again. (see my previous post here!) (But it’s not all bad on the vampire front…) And the Dresden Files TV show sucks. I haven’t read […]

You know when you’re a geek if…

I overheard a neighbouring cubicle worker talking about boys names for their new baby with someone else. “We were thinking of Balthazar.” I pipe in with: “Wow. That’s a great geek name.” “Geek?” “You know, Baltar, from Battlestar Galacticia… the human with the cylons…” “Eh, no. Balthazar was one of the wise kings.” Doh! Apparently Balthazar, which sounds very similar to “Baltar” which is the […]

I’ve found a replacement for Forever Knight!

(dubnordie will like this!) Since moving into our new house, we’ve got ourselves one of those Sky+ boxes and a Sky subscription to, well, way too many channels. Most of them are utter rubbish. However… there is a channel called “Zone Horror” and they show a Vampire series called “Vampire High” and thanks to the […]