Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or the press, or the right of the people to peaceably assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Get a load of this. I was in the Sporting Goods section of my local Wal-Mart tonight, and you're not going to believe what I saw.
I came across a half-row of ammunition. I know, real shocking. Yeah, well, they had big boxes of 12-Gauge shotgun ammo just sitting on the shelves in cardboard boxes. It wasn't 00-Buckshot, but you still would not want to stand in front of it. Now, conversely, they had boxes of dinky .22 rimfire ammo, the kind that's only powerful enough for squirrel or frog hunting, locked inside an armored cabinet.
Are you kidding me? Lock up the dinky little bullets that have a hard time downing prairie dogs behind a half-inch of armored glass, but leave cases of manstoppers on the shelf for anyone to grab? And before you yell at me, it's easy to hide a sawed-off shotgun under a jacket.
Posted by Raptor at 10:27 PM
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
I haven't posted in a while, this is true. It's just that... *sigh* I haven't really been motivated. School's been keeping me kinda busy (though not half as busy as nerdjedi. I swear, I'm in college and I don't have half the work he has), but still, I have had free moments every now and again. I just... haven't been inspired, I guess.
Okay, so now that I'm posting anyway, what do I have to talk about... ?
Well, I went paintballing over the weekend. That was a lot of fun (even if I did get shot a lot). Only downside was that I had to rent a marker, since I don't play enough to justify buying one. The one I rented was kinda lousy, kept jamming and misfeeding. It's a good marker if you take care of it (It was a Tippmann 98 Custom, if that means anything to you), but it had obviously been heavily used and the field probably hadn't done regular maintenance on it. How do I know? I've played twice before at two different places, rented the same type of marker each time, and the first two times they functioned flawlessly. Yeah, if I start playing more, I'm definitely going to buy my own gear. That is, of course, assuming airsoft doesn't become more popular around here, but I'm not banking in it.
The new James Bond movie, Quantum of Solace, comes out next month. Can't wait for that. I've seen a few trailers, and it looks awesome. Even better than Casino Royale. And it looks like there's even a halfway-decent car scene in this one, too. Sweet.
Anyone remember Codename: White Knight? Well, I finally finished it. I'm serious. I worked on it all summer, and I finished a few weeks ago. Its on hiatus for a while (still needs revisions), but having worked on it for nearly three months straight, I'm gonna leave it alone for a while. In the meantime, I'm going to be undertaking a major revision (actually more like a minor rewrite) of my other novel (and prequel to White Knight), More Than a Job. I'm also working on a brand new novel totally unrelated to the other two. Actually, I could use your help with that.
Okay, so in my new (as-yet-untitled) novel, the hero drives an old Pontiac GTO Judge muscle car. The only problem is, I can't decide what model year he's going to own. Specifically, I'm torn between the 1969 and the 1970 models. Which to you think looks coolest? Here they are:
I've put a poll in the sidebar, please vote on which car you like best. Thanks.
Oh, and I've also added a lot more to my review blog. Head on over and check it out.
Posted by Raptor at 5:29 PM