...I've started getting spam comments. So, I'm sorry to say, but word verification has been turned on.
That is all. We now return you to your regularly scheduled life.
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Monday, January 25, 2010
Thursday, January 14, 2010
I apologize for the light, relatively meaningless posting as of late. I moved back on campus this week and am re-adjusting to college life. As soon as I get settled in (and used to the huge amounts of homework I already have), the substance of my postage should increase.)
Posted by Raptor at 7:27 PM
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
WARNING!!! DO NOT READ IF YOU ARE EVEN THE SLIGHTEST BIT SQUEAMISH!
Arm Tattoos? So Over: Eyeball Tattoos Are Latest Trend
If you think tattoos are so over, you've got another thing coming. The latest in permanent ink? Tats on your eyeball. That's right - a sharp stick in the eye.
When doctors do it, it's called corneal tattooing; but when perfectly healthy folks looking for new horizons in tattooing, piercing, scarring, etc., do it, it's nuts.
Last month, the online magazine BMEzine.com (short for Body Modification) started chronicling three people's efforts to turn the whites of their eyes blue.
To tattoo the eyes, they used two different procedures. First they used a traditional needle with ink on it, but when the ink didn't hold, they switched to a syringe that injected ink into the eye. The most recent posts indicate that all was well, with one of the guys saying it felt like he had something in his eye.
Read the whole story here
"It's quite amazing," says Lane Jensen, who saw the tattooing take place at a Canadian body-modification convention earlier this month. "Over the last couple weeks, it's flooded across the white and stained the eyeball perfectly," Jensen, who also publishes Tattoo & Piercing magazine, tells The Post. "It's trippy - and definitely starts some interesting conversations."
I... I just... okay, I honestly thought I was going to puke when I read this. This just ain't right.
Posted by Raptor at 10:18 PM
Monday, January 11, 2010
Moved back onto campus yesterday. So far so good; my roommates seem pretty cool (one brought a grappling hook to campus. No, I'm not kidding) so I think we're going to get along fine.
First day of classes was today. Theories of the Origin of Life... yawn (it's a required class for THC); Studies in Poetry... I dunno, we'll see (required for my major, but I don't mind); and... Fencing. HECK YEAH!!!! We're going to study both European-style fencing (the kind with foils) and Kendo! (Samurai Swords FTW!!!). Yep, this semester's gonna rock.
I've also managed to catch up with pretty much all of my friends. The ones who aren't abroad this semester, that is. Which is surprising, because I've been spending as much time as possible in the dorm. No, I'm not turning into a hermit; it's bloody COLD outside! High of 30 today; that's the warmest it's been in WEEKS!!! It was warmer in the ALPS than it was in Philly. No lie; I checked Accuweather on Saturday; 23 degrees F in Philly, 28 F in Salzburg. Forget Maine; I'm gonna move to Mississippi.
Posted by Raptor at 9:13 PM
Friday, January 8, 2010
Well, it's official. Hollywood is adding yet another TV-Show-Re-Made-Into-A-Movie to their list of box-office blunders. This time, it's The A-Team.
Is it too much to ask for Hollywood to come up with something completely original? No, Avatar was not an original movie; it was Dances with Wolves on another planet.
EDIT: So, obviously, the trailer got pulled from Vimeo. I did manage to find one on YouTube. Embedding was disables, so click the link to watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DL8Nw6eQrrk
NEW EDIT: Ignore that; I found a new embeddable version that's actually decent quality.
Posted by Raptor at 1:21 PM
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Just want to give a quick shout out and say congratulations to Larry Corriea. His novel, Monster Hunter International, has just entered its THIRD PRINTING with Baen Books! Way to go Larry!
If you've been ignoring and my instructions and haven't picked up a copy of MHI yet, FOR GOSH SAKES GET OFF YOUR FAT REAR END AND GO BUY IT!!!! YOU WILL ENJOY IT, I PROMISE!!!
Again, congratulations Larry.
Standard Disclaimer: I am in no way associated professionally with either Larry Correia or Baen Books and am in no way being compensated for this shameless plug.
Posted by Raptor at 10:28 PM