I checked my fucked-o-meter. The guage was firmly set on ‘Seven ways from...– Eric Staked by J. F. Lewis, pg 104
A Bit of a Movie Slump
Aliens in the Attic — Watch the trailer and save yourself a couple hours. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince — I greatly enjoyed the broomstick’s-eye-view opening sequence. It would make an awesome theme park ride. However, I was ultimately disappointed. The entire Half-Blood Prince thread of the book was so diluted that what little remained was confusing and incoherent. G.I. Joe:...
Furies of Calderon, Academ’s Fury, Cursor’s Fury, and Captain’s Fury by Jim Butcher — Another long business trip gave me the time I needed to chew through the first four books of the Codex Alera, Butcher’s other series. They were good, even if they were completely different than the Dresden Files. Jhegaala by Steven Brust — Another in the long line of Vlad...
Get to make some cheap jokes and buy cheaper souvenirs If this were...– The Dead Milkmen “Graceland” from Bucky Fellini
And now we find that we’ll take flight only when we fall.– Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers “Maybe We Should Fall in Love” from No More Beautiful World
Because really, adult life is not about getting all the things that make you...– Penelope Trunk
MFUs Travel In Packs
A Little Background A while back, I submitted a theme to the the Theme Garden that was rejected with the ever-so-helpful feedback, “Does not fit accepted Tumblr blog aesthetics.” This came as something of a disappointment. I looked but saw no obvious technical flaws or egregious style violations. I was left with an irritating conclusion: the reviewer just did not like the way it...
Today I got an email from a user of one of my themes. She noted that when she added a video post, some strange code would appear underneath the video. I checked out the source code for her tumblelog and spotted the problem right away. Some of the HTML code was missing for displaying one of the theme’s images. Before writing her back on how to insert the missing text, I checked my copy of...
Do you know what’s worth fighting for When it’s not worth dying...– Green Day “21 Guns” from 21st Century Breakdown
Vampires Suck →
Grady Hendrix writes: Today’s vampire is a good listener. He cares about our love lives and our problems, which is strange because we’re supposed to be his food. Humans just assume that we are the center of the universe and so, faced with a literary creation that should, by all rights, just conk us over the head and suck us down like Slurpees, we’ve decided that we’re too...
Living was a dangerous past-time, and often quite painful—but there was also...– Countess Amara Captain’s Fury by Jim Butcher