Wednesday, March 26, 2008


For those of you taking my advice and watching BSG, I would heartily suggest watching the miniseries first...things will make a lot more sense for the first few episodes of season 1...except for like the one thing I really watched it for. Anybody happen to know what that picture is the pilots tap on the way out of the ready room (episode 1...can be seen in the background on Colonial 1 as well)

that is all

also: Nicki Clyne (Specialist Cally) needs to be in more things

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Discourse in the complexities of the human brain

I need therapy.

Dont freak out on me. Im not clinically depressed or anything (at least I don't think so and that has to count for something right?). To sum it up I would say that I have a ton of neuroses and quirks that keep me from enjoying all aspects of my current life.

Apparently finally getting out on my own, something I've wanted to do for years, has caught up with me. Being thrust so far out of my comfort zone my brain starts activating my defense mechanisms. Heres the strange part though (and probably why I'm not being committed right now), I know what my defense mechanisms are and I'm fighting them. Like full on, bareknuckle combat. Which in the end only serves to increase my anxiety.

Well it feels better to say it at least.

I plan to find my camera this weekend and potentially take pictures of my "situation" down here in the dirty bear (new bern) to be posted here post haste I assure the three of you that read this. Also hoping to expand the 'content' here as I go. Expect link lists and databases etc.

Sunday, March 23, 2008


Since probably about the middle of senior year, my fanaticism for manga/anime petered out significantly. Probably due to the inordinate amount of Baja work I had to contend with. But nevertheless I haven't yet gotten back to full strength. So far am I out of the fold am I that it may be to far gone to recover that former zeal.

In the erstwhile I found a passion for classic American television. Fueled in that final semester by shows like Scrubs (I watched all 5 seasons that were out at the time), and heroes with the staples of mythbusters and family guy, I rekindled a passion for American storytelling that still continues.

I believe it was heroes that marked the transition for me, because I've always felt that the writing for this show takes a lot from anime style storytelling of non linear plots vice the self contained style of classic American shows. And this I think is what makes it both so entertaining and popular. Unfortunately the rabble rousing of an impatient audience combined with the writers strike to ruin season two inexorably.

Currently you will find me watching old seasons of Star Trek: TNG, because I feel its important to immerse yourself in the classics, as well as keeping current with several discovery channel shows. One of which is their new venture, smash lab. While "entertaining" this show legitimately makes me angry. As an educated engineer, the concepts and theories presented in this show are abhoring as I think all people of my ilk should be. Lets use an example: "Hey guys, I found this great insulating material...lets come up with a wacky illconcieved concept to shield a house from the firestorm of a forest fire that wont work but talk about it like were awesome and made the first step to save homes." and scene...I rest my case, this show won't last beyond what they've already filmed.

I was ultimately inspired to post today because I just finished watching the first season of Battlestar Galactica. It is rare if ever that I am litteraly shocked by plot twists...this show brings them to me in spades. I thoroughly enjoyed it, despite being a few years behind the curve. If you haven't yet, I suggest it heartily.

Signing off