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Judge Dredd


Hi there.

Today's Orcusville episode is all about Science. Evil, Evil Science.
Come on down and be Blinded by Science.

It does help if you know about some of the scariest rpgs ever made.
And no, I don't mean Chill or Call of Cthulhu. I mean SCARY.
(Really, those jokes never get old for us.)

Here are some other things I've mined from my f-list and other places:

- Will own SOON. Mmm... Conan. I don't buy action figures (or as Juana calls them, "dolls") very often. But once in a while, I have to get them.

- Concentration camps for kids. An old joke for me (because of my certainly annoying habit of making plays on words-- all. the. time). But I still got a good laugh.

- Thomas Doyle makes some of the coolest dioramas I have ever seen. Now dear friend, see for yourself!

- I guess it's really tough to click on vote buttons. Oh, well. I probably sound like a broken record to some folks. Heh.

Hmmm... I thought I had more to post, but I don't. Plus, I have stuff I need to do.

Speaking of stuff, I got Planescape: Torment to work. The widescreen mod makes it look excellent. However, now I have cursor problems with the game. Sigh.

Maybe it's time to reinstall Oblivion.
Judge Dredd

Suunnnday not Monday Sunnnndaaaay

Hey folks!

If you're looking for a great podcasty way to kill a little time, I heartily recommend-- with 6 beating hearts!-- this interview on Fiction Clemens with mai homeboy Josh Wagner (aka thelucyfurr) by the super-awesome guys at Ape Entertainment. Give it a listen. Just remember, if you don't listen to it and Joss Whedon sexually assaults you with sea lice, it is NOT my fault, okay? You brought that on yourself.

Want a list of some neat free online games compiled for your convenience, with links and everything? Here you go. You're welcome.

etherpunk is my Rad Person of the Day. He gave me a head's up on the incredibly fortunate news that Flash Gordon is canceled!!! Now, I don't know if this proves or disproves the existence of god/s-- but at least we know that if there IS a god/s, then they aren't TOO cruel. Also, another season of Eureka? Heck yes, plz.

Now you're here at this point in my post. What's next? A link to the new Orcusville, of course! The Saga of Happiness concludes.
Remember: If you add orcusville_feed to your friends list, an angel gets to watch Wings.
Judge Dredd

Welcome to my FAILytale!

Okay, nothing is really FAIL about this post. But the arbitrary "intermission" I slipped into Lord Orcus' Happiness arc may be considered a FAIL by the Dread Lord himself.

Oh well, I'm still delirious from the rigors of last night. Later today I will revisit the pain. Huzzah...?

So, here's the snip that leads to Thee Intermission FAIL strip:

(Click the above image for the rest!)

One of the best comic strips and physical comics around, like, ANYWHERE is Dork Tower, and today's installment is absolutely no exception to the extraordinary rule Mr. Kovalic has set:

(Click on this image for the rest of the hilarity!)

And thanks to parkcooper yet again, I found a cool webstrip/blog straight out of the other Victoria-land in Australia. Park showed me the Metal Butterfly strip and I about died... then I found probably the coolest Prank Wallpaper for an LCD Monitor I've ever seen.

Please keep Orcusville close to the cockles of your eternal souls and add orcusville_feed to your LJ friendslist (or add the feed to your fave feedreader!).

Drake's speech / behaviour session went well. An observer came along to see how play-style interaction can yield terrific results. Of course I took pride in telling the nice observer that Drake was already a character design artist. ;)
Vance had fun too. He always does!

Now back to my regularly scheduled entertaining madness.
Judge Dredd

Ooo La La!

I figure we could use a break from Ze Crrrazy, so here's The 10 Most Insane, Child-Warping Moments of '80s Cartoons.

The fact that Seaspray is in there is reason enough to check this piece out!!!11


Thanks to parkcooper for the heads up on this one!

Question is: In what way does this best demonstrate the male-dominated rapist society we live in? Please leave your answers in the comments.

Edited to add: The G.I. Joe episode they show is one of the best stories in cartoons. EVER.
Deadpool Tacos

Steve's Awesome Crap for the Day

Here, allow me to squeeze out an entry.

First up, I found this comic thanks to manos99:

(clicketh to maketh on ze biggening)

Yes. I laughed. So should you. Read more of these fine strips here. There's even an lj feed: smbc_comic

Next up, I followed a link to this interesting bit. Now, he has to be a kidding, right? The Wizard of Id is known to be a sharply satirical strip that mocks a lot of things and has many a' play-on-words. Just for the sake of fun (and that the gist is serious), do you think Jeff Parker is being a dick? Before you answer, take a look at this other strip with him "being a dick" to writers AND torture victims:

(do I have to tell you again about clicking it to make it bigger?)

Yes. I laughed. But then again, Wizard of Id is one of my all-time fave strips. I've loved it since I was a little kid. You know, since I got the jokes. Anyhow, I view that little bit on Parker being a dick to be satire in itself. It is... isn't it?

(ETA: Wizard of Id lj feed: wizard_id_rss)

Moving right along, I'm sure many of you have heard about DEADPOOL being played by RYAN REYNOLDS in the upcoming Wolverine: Origins film. My expert observation, based on my finely honed knowledge of nearly all things, is as follows: "Fuck yeah!". As for Gambit in the movie, I feel that his character concept is fine, but he was always pretty shitty in the comics (at least when I saw him). So I have no problem with Gambit showing up. Even better if Deadpool guts him while cracking a joke. What? Speaking of Reynolds, I have The Nines on deck for watching when the kids nap later.

Greg Rucka, Eric Trautmann, and Joe Bennet will be leaving the only DCU title I read, Checkmate, as of #25. This makes me sad. Here's what Mr. Rucka had to say on it. Personally, I was hoping Trautmann would be staying on, as he's a pretty damn good writer. But I guess the lucky comic book stars weren't aligned on that one. I don't know anything about Bruce Jones. Let's read about him, yes? Hm. Still don't know much. Guess we'll have to wait and see. As for the three gentlemen creators mentioned earlier, I'm looking forward to seeing what they work on next. All three are great talents.

I watched the new Knight Rider back-door pilot yesterday. Well, it's better than the Flash Gordon show*. Drake really liked it a lot. There were parts I liked, but that might be because Drake loved them. So, Knight Rider people, it looks like your demographic might be autistic 3-year-olds. Poor acting, piss-poor script, and wonky arbitrary "Science!" made for a bland-to-bad experience. As I said, I still enjoyed some parts, kind of. I liked how KITT managed to stop an SUV traveling in excess of 90 MPH without budging an inch. Physics FTL! (Thanks, Ryan)

Yeah, it wasn't very good. I did think the very end was okay, though. I felt 8 again.

Okay, back to being 12... +30.

(*Please keep in mind that being eaten alive by rabid chinchillas only to escape to fall into a vat of paint-stripper, climb out and plunge into the waiting, whirling blades of a large lawn mower is better than watching Flash Gordon.)
Judge Dredd

Notes from thee SteveILLground

I had a nice hate-fueled post going on as a result of what I read here. But I decided to scrap it and write more of a summary of my irritation...

A link offered took me to a recent blog that initially pissed me right off. I mean, I always despise those Lazy-Large guys who say we Americans should get "tougher" and be more like our "ancestors". Yeah. Because Americans who lived in the 19th Century jumped right into gunfire to be slaughtered. No, they scattered. Not like sheep, of course. You ever seen sheep scatter? It's a slow and retarded process for the most part. If you shot up a bar it would be like sheep scattering. People usually scatter not unlike gazelles running from daemonic mecha-cheetahs. We know this to be true. And then in the original post I was going to rant about how most people with real-life combat XP would tell you to take cover and evade gunfire. Then I would have went on to chastise that mealy-mouthed attention-starved blogger about how Ninjas and Superspies is just a role-playing game. It's not real. "Call up Kevin Siembieda if you have to," I would have said. I would have then moved on to how I dislike it when supposed "right-wingers" tell us we need to be tougher... which would have segued into a joke about how all the tough North Americans live in Canada (which is mostly true-- polar bears and igloos ftw). Then I would have said that the only time you should (try to) take out a gunman without any hesitation (if you are an untrained civilian) is when they are literally gunning for you. If it's a random shooting and the dude is just taking shots at people, I will promise you if you're the one pointing a weapon in their direction they will kill you dead. Then your family and friends will weep on TV. Not like you'd care (part of the whole being dead thing). I think finally I worked in a dig on Ronald Reagan and how he would have fled in a  panic, too. Just like most non-seasoned-veteran people. There's a reason why sergeants have to work really hard to keep fresh ground-pounders in line during combat. Why troops must be trained hard. Simply being armed means nothing. Nothing. It just makes you more of a target for some asshole off his meds. Not only that, but should you participate in a gun-battle in a crowded area, I can almost guarantee you will be helping to at the very least double the body count.

But yeah, blaming liberals for making 'Merica soft? Jesus. Such bullshit. Blaming anyone for that is bullshit. In many ways we are a hardier people (hardier with technology and science). We're "soft" because of this fine standard of living we have. Just look at that blogger dude's picture if you need an excellent example. He lives well.

And he would run like a supposed "liberal bitch" if someone shot at him.

Anyway, I ditched the hate-fueled rant in favour of this nicer one. Between Jack Thompson massacre-chasing for press against videogames to Neo-Con Wanna-be Tough-Guy Armchair-Moralist bloggers, I am filled to the brim with contempt. So I played with my wonderful children some and realised that these guys (should) mean nothing to me. Nothing.

Okay, enough of that.

In other news...

- Bob Bledsaw is dying. I knew of this news a little while ago, but it saddens me deeply. Judges Guild and the Wilderlands are amongst some of the most awesome things to hit gaming ever.

- I neglected to mention that I was additionally saddened by the deaths of Steve Gerber and Roy Scheider. Two great people gone.

- Does Webster know his dad lost the presidency of Cyprus?????

- My friend lothos is a very talented comics writer. Check out his entry here for links to some comics he's done. And you can have them for the low, low price of FREE. Seriously. Do it. Everything from horror to sci-fi to even frickin' romance.

- Huh, I guess Kosovo is jealous of Albania holding the title "Europe's Poorest Nation". You can do it, Kosovo!

- The title of this article made me have a long and cynical chuckle. A disturbing side-- really? You mean aside from shooting people? What could be more disturbing that that? Was he, like, a Paris Hilton fan or something?

- The hints as to what I'm doing keep on coming. Here's a link to something that has, well, something to do with it. Sort of. Read about The Tomb of Orcus, why don't you?

This took forever to do. Whew. Off and on, off and on. Right. Back to moving! :)
Dredd Love Hurts

Bringin' on the Shtuff

It sure does feel good to be getting something done. What's getting done? Perhaps I will drop that little bomb soon or something. But! I can give the following hints:

1) It has nothing to do with Orcs, despite the name.
2) Yes, a gnome is involved.
3) Drake and Vance will also be working on it at various points, and Drake has already contributed spec material.
4) It's pretty awesome to know that there are people who gleefully share a brain. Or share brains. With bacon. Take your pick, really.

I've also started on second season of Arrested Development. Now I get those icons I was seeing like a couple years back! The ones that say "Everybody dance NOW" and "I am a monster!!". It's like having a time machine, I tells ya. I also am looking forward to seeing the new ep of Carpoolers. Huzzam!

And now for some links, you bastards.

The 6 Cutest Animals That Can Still Destroy You.
Of course the Hippo is on there. I get chills whenever I read the Belly Button Book to my kids...

Northern European Geography 101 for 'Mericans.
Because you just know it is true.

Mythbusting Canadian Heathcare PART ONE and PART ZWEI.
Look, we all know that people who think the healthcare system here in Canadia is broken are retarded-- right? But the wonderful author of these two articles basically takes a giant shit into the mealy, gaping mouths of all those assholes who like to preach America Uber Alles bullshit. I almost cried from the awesometude.

CNN shipoopcans one of my fave bloggers for... blogging.
But this is probably the best thing that could happen to Chez. In fact, he gets quite a bit of exposure over this. Thank you, CNN. However CNN, you are still a bunch of fuck-pickles.

Chris Sims over at his Invnicible Super-Blog nearly kills me.
He's quite a funny guy (as you may or may not know: his funny can KILL), and as you can see from the following image, you will probably be compelled to read the specific Valentine's entry this is from:

Well, those of you who get it, anyway.

And I know what some of you are thinking-- "I sure wish that Sims guy had succeeded in killing you, Steve. Jerk." Ahhh, but I would have died laughing; and you just couldn't have that now, could you? I think you're hoping for a serious weedwhacker incident where I am first maimed and then tragically bleed to death because no one can hear my screams over the Slayer I have playing.

My thanks to those who listed some of those links in their respective blogs and sites. Stay keen!
Brock Pants Off


Thanks to an all time fave person I don't personally know, ps238principal (aka Aaron Williams), I discovered The FAIL Blog. If you haven't already, perhaps you should discover it too.

And for you out there like me who luvs da LJ feeds:thefailblog

Here's a timeless fidus Achates...

This Fail wins, my friends. It -so- wins.

Update of FayuLulz! It would seem that there is another, slightly older Blog of teh Failz! Shipment of Fail. And they even called Fail Blog out. Is there a FAIL WARZ brewing? Can we handle all this Fail?!

Hold me.

Or just add shipmentoffail to your f-list, dammit.

Another Update! Another FAIL BLOG. And THIS one was the first... right? Am I right? This time... maybe?

What the hell, here's a feed: Nevermind... now I / we can't create feeds? Huh.
Flash Gordon Internetz??

God hates Heath Ledger...?

Great day today. Not like you should care all that much; so on with something more interesting.

Chez Pazienza kills in his first column for The Huffington Post. It's his take on those zany wank-faces from the Westboro Baptist Church condemning Heath Ledger, who recently died (in case you've been living in a cave... somewhere near Neptune... and by that I mean a Neptune in a different solar system located in a distant galaxy). Well worth the read, it had me rolling. Because it's true. In fact, how he describes the way he felt about that "church" is pretty much nails my feelings, too-- as if it's a big joke of some sort:

"The antics of the WBC have always been so completely over-the-top, so laugh-out-loud absurd, such a brilliantly ironic indictment of everything its more sophisticated brethren in the Fundamentalist Christian movement stands for that they can't possibly be anything other than Andy Kaufmanesque performance art at its most sublime."