"Mistress Para Ventura, Our Lady of Chrome"
Love the name. Schlock Mercenary is still the comic that draws me in the most and enraptures my attention. I avoid the archives because I can easily lose days there. Props to Howard for an awesome comic that lives on the strength of its story telling despite early struggles with art(I like his art now).
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
The BBB Poem
"We're the battling bastards of Bataan;
No mama, no papa, no Uncle Sam.
No aunts, no uncles, no cousins, no nieces,
No pills, no planes, no artillery pieces.
And nobody gives a damn.
Nobody gives a damn."
~Frank Hewlett 1942
Because a buddy didn't know about Bataan I would like to take this moment to remind you to remember Bataan.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Frequently things that happen in life just do not translate well into story form. Something occurred last night at work, however, that was just too funny to not tell. So, here goes:
Two coworkers of mine were chatting, discussing a variety of topics including whether or not Barnes & Noble would build us a bigger building for the store we work in (a very large campus B&N had just been built, I assume this fueled the speculation). I came along and our discussion ranged from the mundane to whether or not that space station was ever going to be built. At this point one of my coworkers asked "So do you think we'll ever move someplace bigger?" while indicating with her hands what appeared, to me at least, to be a globe. Completely confused (because I had not heard that part of the conversation) I asked "You mean a bigger planet?" Amid the gales of laughter that followed this question I managed to get out "'Cause I don't think we'd actually get to see it, the terraforming would take too long!"
I obviously read too much science fiction.
Hope that translated and brought a grin to your face.