Friday, December 14, 2007

Miscellaneous nonsense

I'm a lazy blogger. I was going to do something last night, but I decided to sleep instead. Maybe I'll get to it tonight, but for right now I'm just going to write about or link to whatever crap I feel like. Feel free to enjoy my crap:

I wanted to note that Adam Warren has an Empowered short story (in color!) up at MySpace Dark Horse Presents. It's a cute, fun little bit that manages to work in the usual bondage and neologisms. Enjoy!

While I'm linking to corporate webcomics, I should point out friend-of-the-blog Manny Trembley's Frankie over at I'll be surprised if it "wins", since it's so short and slightly hard to follow, but it sure looks nice, so I'll be pulling for it.

I wanted to mention, I saw the Tekkon Kinkreet anime the other day, and while it wasn't bad, I thought it wasn't nearly as good as the manga. In fact, if I hadn't read the book already, I might have hated it, or at least found it much harder to follow. It's weird; the events of the movie seem really rushed to try to squeeze the contents of the story into two hours, so you lose a lot of the characterization. But then there's the "psychic battle" climax, which seemed really drawn out and kind of tiresome. Huh. I guess it wasn't a bad movie, but just pales in comparison to the manga. In any case, it was beautiful to look at, especially the backgrounds. They really brought Matsumoto's cityscape to life, and then went even farther by adding tons of color and motion. Really cool. Not as cool: the graphics during the aforementioned psychic battle. Kind of boring, and not nearly as nice as what Matsumoto did with the Minotaur. So, kind of a wash; I wouldn't really recommend it unless you've read the book and want to see it in motion, and then you might just want to stop there anyway.

On a completely unrelated (to anything I usually talk about) note, I wanted to point out Kyle Ryan's list of The Worst Band Names of 2007 over at The Onion AV Club. He did a similar list last year, and just reading through them always makes me crack up (my favorites from that list were Sh-sh-sh-shark Attack!; Someone Still Loves You, Boris Yeltsin; and You Say Party! We Say Die!). So here are my favorites from this year's list:

The Asbestos Tampons
Yo Moma's Big Fat Booty Band
Dyslexic Speedreaders
Those Fucking Unicorns
Dance Me Pregnant
Ima Fucking Gymnist
Les Breastfeeders
Happy Mothers Day, I Can't Read
Mostly Other People Do The Killing
We All Have Hooks For Hands
Curse This Metal Body
As Your Attorney
Coach Said Not To
AKA Wizard Beard
Boneless Children Foundation

Some of those are stupid-funny, and some are just stupid. But they still make me laugh.

Eh, I haven't done any sort of link-post in a while, but this seems like a prime place for it, so if I find other stuff to point out, this will be the place. Otherwise, real posts will resume later. Maybe.