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12 to Midnight, Books, Movies and TV

Serenity

04.27.05 | 1 Comment

All sorts of news, starting with the release of the Serenity (aka Firefly) movie trailer. I’ve been trying to figure out how to save it to my desktop, but for some reason it isn’t saving a copy in my browser cache when I view it. Stupid copy protection. What illicit purposes would I do with it? It’s a trailer for goodness sakes! Anyway, the bits and pieces all look good. The FX seem much improved. My only complaint was that they seemed to downplay the “western” aspect of the setting. Hopefully that was just a marketing decision to have the trailer appeal to a wider audience and not actually a reflection on changes to the show’s tone. Only time will tell. Specifically, the end of September.

We (12 to Midnight) went to AggieCon this past weekend. It was fun… up to a point. Originally the plans had started as an excuse to all get together and game. Over time it morphed into “work”. We gave a panel discussion Friday night and surprisingly had people attend. That was fun. Saturday morning we ran a playtest, which also went well overall. Still, we were there as “12 to Midnight” and not as a bunch of guys there to have fun and game. At least we got our photo taken with Joe Landsdale. That was pretty cool.

I finished Dead to the World. It was entertaining, but I think it’ll be the last hardback of hers I buy. Her books have not-so-slowly slid into copycats of Laurel K. Hamilton’s Anita Blake series. Lots of drama about relationships, increasingly graphic sex scenes, oh and some supernatural stuff thrown to glue it all together.

Now I’ve started Neil Gaimen and Terry Pratchet’s Good Omens. I’m only a few pages into it, but it’s pretty funny so far. I’ve also got 7 Habits of Highly Effective People on CD. It has a lot of good things to say, but so far (I’ve finished 1 of 3 CDs) I mostly already have those habits. More or less.

On Sunday Kim and I bought a 5 disc DVD player with our insurance money from the robbery. That night (and the next) we watched The Sting (with Robert Redford and Paul Newman). It was as good as I remembered. I still have I, Robot to watch sometime. It sure has been convenient not having to change out Ben’s DVDs for ours.

Apparently someone took our ad copy (link1) a bit personally (link2). That wasn’t the intent. Green’s Guide compliments their product, not competes with it. Oh well. This is one of those cases where it’s best to let sleeping dogs lie. Or lay. Whatever. Just don’t step on their tails or throw a cat at them.

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Comment by Jerry
2005-05-04 10:06:44

I like the 7 Habits. I use the Franklin Planners too. Still I am disorganized, but without them I think my life would be chaotic beyond compare.

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