February 2nd, 2009

little krad


There's a group on Facebook for the (now-defunct) montessori school where I went for first through fifth grade. Which I found when one of my friends from those days (and whom I haven't seen since both of our ages were in single digits) friended me yesterday. *laughs*

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    still "Low Spark...."

review of Wounds

Peter Quentin of Dreamwatch's "Total Sci-Fi" site has reviewed Star Trek: Corps of Engineers: Wounds, giving it an 8 out of 10.

Money quote:
Standout sections include a murder mystery by Terri Osborne, and the title story which is as much a DS9 tale as an SCE, featuring Julian Bashir as heavily as SCE's Dr Lense. ... With no dud sections, this is one of the strongest collections of SCE tales to date.
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    "Doctor Jimmy" by The Who

Schott's Miscellany 1 February 2009

Car insurance was first issued in New York, to protect the vehicle from damage caused by frightened horses (1898)


Much mythology and folklore considers February to have the bitterest weather: February is seldom warm.

February, if ye be fair,
The sheep will mend, and nothing mair;
February if ye be foul,
The sheep will die in every pool.

As the day lengthens, the cold strengthens.

The word February derives from teh Latin februum--which means cleansing or purification, and reflects the rituals undertaken by the Romans before spring.

Having only 28 days in nonleap years, February was known in Welsh as "y mis back"--the little month.

February is traditionally personified in pictures either by an old man warming himself by the fireside, or as "a sturdy maiden, with a tinge of the red hard winter apple on her hardy cheek."

A man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone.
Henry David Thoreau (1817-62)
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    "Georgia Lee" by Tom Waits
d'argo's lament

my New York Comic-Con schedule

Here's my pretty-much-final schedule for New York Comic-Con this coming weekend at the Javits Center in Manhattan. Please note that I will not be there at all on Sunday.

11am-2pm (roughly): BOOM! Studios booth (#1313).
2.15-3.15pm: BOOM! Studios panel (Room 1A06) -- I'll be in the audience heckling and being pointed at and mocked by the BOOM! guys.
3.15-4.14pm: IDW panel (Room 1A07) -- again, I'll be in the audience of this one and jumping up and down when they talk about my Alien Spotlight comic.
6-7pm: The Hero in Prose (Room 1A17) -- Ron Goulart, Paul Kupperberg, Greg Rucka, Marv Wolfman, and I will discuss novels based on comics.

11am-4pm (roughly): BOOM! Studios booth (#1313).
4-5pm: TokyoPop/Blizzard Games autographing (#1621).
5.30-6.30pm: Pocket Books authographing (#1602) -- I'll be pushing Star Trek: A Singular Destiny in particular at this signing, but I'll also sign pretty much anything you shove under my nose...

I won't be at the BOOM! both every second of the times listed, but I'll be there a lot, and if you don't see me there during that time, I'll be back soon enough. *grin* And be sure to get the special NYCC exclusive foil Farscape #1 cover! I'll even sign it and stuff.....

Oh, I also plan to have some copies of Doctor Who: Short Trips: The Quality of Leadership on my person if folks want to snag a copy....
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    "Who's That Girl?" by Eurythmics