May 13th, 2010

stupid history

Stupid History 12 May 2010

Christopher Columbus didn't "discover" America because he never actually set foot on the American mainland. When Columbus sailed the ocean blue in 1492, he landed on Watlings Island in the Bahamas. In his three subsequent excursions across the Atlantic, his landings were all in South American and the Caribbean.

Normally I don't editorialize on these, but -- well, the main reason why Columbus didn't "discover" America is because THERE WERE ALREADY PEOPLE HERE.....
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Sorry the lack of posts, but life has been crazy hereabouts and isn't going to let up anytime soon.

I'm doing Census work, which is about 30 hours a week or so, involving supervising a crew that's enumerating a neighborhood in the Bronx. Response rate has been better than I feared, but not as good as I hoped. We're not even halfway done yet, so this is gonna go on for at least another couple of weeks.

I've got to write the D&D novel. It's due in one month and two days and I've written 16,000 words on it. I need to step that up.

I've also got to squeeze out another Cars script before 26 May. Farscape, at least, I'm ahead of schedule on, so I can take a pause there.

I'm supposed to get a gallery exhibit opened next Friday, too.

Also there's some personal stuff happening that's very very very very good, but also very stressful.

So -- yeah. Wheeeeeee.....
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Farscape #6 review

Andrea Speed at comiXtreme has reviewed Farscape #6 and given it her usual 3.5 out of 5.

Money quote:
The story’s good, but what really stood out for me this issue was the art. The Pilot’s homeworld is beautifully rendered, as are the creatures themselves. If they want to set most of the next issues there, it might put the artist in a tizzy, but I’d be very cool with it.

She also reviewed Scorpius #0, BTW....
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