Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Quick Update

Well, life events have once again made a liar out of me. The unscheduled time off which I had planned to use to catch up on this blog was instead needed to recharge my batteries for another week of complete upheavals.

Basically, due to circumstances beyond our control, our three-person team at work is now currently a two-person team. This means I have no reserves and can barely spare a coherent thought by the end of the day.

I will not let this blog languish anymore, but getting my thoughts on here for your reading pleasure is going to take far more finagling then ever before. But rest assured I am working on it.

Thank you all for being patient in this weird time.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Down for the Count

(Originally Written for Jedi News)

This article is dedicated to the memory of Christopher Lee, a true legend of our era.

"We salute you"

There Will Be Posts.

"Life...ahh...finds a way" - Ian Malcolm

It's been a hellish...let me, MONTH really, and I'm sorry I've let this stagnate without at least an update post.

This afternoon WILL see my glorious return to Jedi News, and I will be posting a few other things next week. Not 100% sure what, BUT IT WILL BE SOMETHING!

I also plan on doing something with Polls between Geekdom Madnesses, but I haven't quite figured that part out yet either, so stay tuned.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Geekdom Madness 2015 Victor

We are ready to announce the Victor for Geekdom Madness 2015. Unlike the other Victor postings which are right on the front page, I'm going to add a page break because SUSPENSE!

Saturday, June 13, 2015

What Time Do You Think We Have?

I first saw Christopher Lee in "Gremlins 2: The New Batch." He played the comically serious mad scientist Dr. Catheter, who ran the genetics laboratory Splice-O'-Life in the mall-like Clamp Center office building. I was about 10 years old. When I saw his name in the credits, I was thinking perhaps that it was another relative of Bruce Lee. That was quickly put to rest.

My father showed me clips of some of the old Hammer Horror films of which he had been a fan growing up. I had a harder time getting into them, but I was still captivated by Lee.

That started the next few years of watching various thing, none of which I remember clearly, but saying "Oh look, it's Christopher Lee again."

By the time I saw his turn as Saruman in "Lord of the Rings," he had become one of my favorite performers of all time.

When I found out he was cast in Star Wars, I was over the moon.

He always gave a commanding performance in everything I've seen him in. Looking at his life, he became someone to look up to.

I guess I knew in my mind that he wouldn't be around forever, and his overall health had been declining for some time, but to have someone as active and accomplished in life as him simply pass so suddenly (well, as suddenly as one can at 93) brings home the inevitability of mortality.

But as sad as I am that Sir Christopher's life and career has come to an abrupt end, the best thing I can do is revel in his impressive body of work and strive to be even a fraction as professional, gentlemanly, and achieved as our stalwart star of the silver screen.

Sir Christopher Lee, I salute you:

For another fan's perspective, read Lazy-Padawan's tribute.

Many people he has worked with, of whom I am also fans, have given quite an outpouring, but for me the one that sums it up best is Peter Jackson's Facebook Post

Finally, for more trivia and info on the man himself, there's really no better place than his TVTropes entry.