March 30, 2013

Why I Like TV

Lately, in the past 10-15 years, I have noticed that TV has become a great source of not just entertainment, but art.

March 17, 2013


There's a TV series right up my alley which has somehow escaped my sight!

March 13, 2013

NetFlix Update

It appears that my Netflix rotation has increased quite a bit.
It had consisted of Community and Damages, as well as the occasional movie from time to time. There's a bunch on there yet to discover, and I hope they keep adding shows (Deep Space Nine and Voyager, where are you?). Both Community and Damages are quite good, and worth checking out. However, I've added another show to the line-up. I really wish NetFlix allowed you to create a list - either to keep track of what you want to watch, or a 'playlist'. I've now watched the first season of Star Trek The Next Generation.
I've always enjoyed watching various Star Trek series (TNG, DS9 & Voyager), but in the 90s there was no 'TV on DVD' or streaming, or downloading. If you didn't watch it while it aired (either 'new' or 're-run') you had to tape it to catch it. It's hard to imagine watching TV these days without time shift, DVR, or watching the seasons on disc. Now that this tech is available, I'm able to watch some series I was interested din back then, but couldn't. I always wanted to watch TNG start to finish, but with 7 seasons and 'the 90s', it was hard. Now....
As I mentioned, I watched the first season of TNG, much to the relief of my girlfriend, who was awaiting me to finish so she could start season 2. I've also seen that Stargate SG-1 (all 10 seasons) are up there too. I may start that up too. I've noticed that they only have SG-1, and no 'movies' or the spinoff series Stargate Atlantis.
In the foreseeable future, my Netflix (only NetFlix, this post doesn't deal with TV watching outside of NetFlix) line-up looks like:



Star Trek TNG

Stargate SG-1

(I would watch DS9, Voyager and Atlantis, when and if they get added) .
Who knows what other series they may post.... once Hell on Wheels gets it second season uploaded, minimizing wait times.
I watch a bit of TV, I know, but it's not a lot all at once.

Some Fantastical Artwork

It's been a while between posts, I know. I've been reading, watching TV, and doing some writing. Working on a quick, random scene in my head so I won't lose it involving an attack on a shore featuring a chanting offensive. Yes, chanting and singing before the battle. 

I want to do a bit of a different post today, this one focusing, and showcasing, some extraordinary fantasy artwork....

March 7, 2013

The good old hockey game, is the best game you can name

Hello out there, we're on the air, it's 'Hockey Night' tonight.
Tension grows, the whistle blows, and the puck goes down the ice.
The goalie jumps, and the players bump, and the fans all go insane.
Someone roars, "Bobby Scores!" at the good old Hockey Game.
Oh, the good old hockey game, is the best game you can name.
And the best game you can name, is the good old hockey game.

Second period.

Where players dash, with skates aflash, the home team trails behind.
But they grab the puck, and go bursting up, and they're down across the line.
They storm the crease, like bumble bees, they travel like a burning flame.
We see them slide, the puck inside, it's a 1-1 hockey game.

Oh, the good old hockey game, is the best game you can name.
And the best game you can name, is the good old hockey game.

Third Period. Last game of the playoff too.

Oh take me where, the hockey players, face off down the rink.
And the Stanley Cup, is all filled up, for the champs who win the drink.
Now the final flick, of a hockey stick, and the one gigantic scream.
"The puck is in! The home team wins!", the good old hockey game.

Oh, the good old hockey game, is the best game you can name.
And the best game you can name, is the good old hockey game.

March 5, 2013

New Wheel of Time editions - update

A while ago, I made this entry: . It lists the 'new' trade paperback editions of The Wheel of Time, which feature the 'ebook covers' and a larger trim size - much nicer editions of the books than the mass market editions. As promised, each time there's an ISBN # and a publication date, I'll add it to the 'master; blog post I linked earlier here, as well do a post informing people that there is a new edition coming of the next book. no, the publisher did not re-issue the entire series on one day, but is publishing the next installment every few months. The next one is, some of you may be waiting for to pre-order (all the other books have ISBN#s and release dates) is.....

...The Path of Daggers. Really quick, the publication date is Nov 13, 2013 and the ISBN #s (what to use search to get this exact copy of the book) is

ISBN-10: 0765336472
ISBN-13: 978-0765336477

Again, there's the link at the beginning of the blog post which lists all the books, but I'll post when the next ones in the series come out. Next up for 'waiting for info' is Winter's Heart. Following that, the remaining books are Crossroads of Twilight, Knife of Dreams, The Gathering Storm, Towers of Midnight and A Memory of Light

March 3, 2013

Doctor Sleep

Doctor Sleep is Stephen King's newest novel, due out September 24 of this year. It is the sequel to The Shining.

With Doctor Sleep, Stephen King returns to the characters and territory of one of his previous novels, The Shining. The novel features the now middle-aged Dan Torrance (the boy protagonist of The Shining) and the twelve-year-old girl, Abra Stone, that he must save from The True Knot. The True Knot are a group of almost immortal travelers who cross the country feeding off of children with the gift of "the shining."

The Hobbit: Part 3 pushed back

The Hobbit: Part 3 has been pushed back from July  2014 to December 17 2014