FULL BLEED 2000-2010 – 2

  2: BORNE ALONG BY WHAT YOU CANNOT SEE The title being a little something for the Roy Montgomery fans out there. Though 324 E 13th STREET #17 actually came out in 1999, but it was to become one of the iconic albums of the 00s for me. So was Radiohead’s KID A (“Everything in […]

Strangeways – Winter Solstice (4)

The Strangeways Christmas special comes to a close.

FULL BLEED 2000-2010 – 1

Full Bleed versus the naughties, part one of two, I swear to god.

RIP Kali

1989-2009 I had to put down family cat Kali today, a cat that has been with me (and my wife when she was my girlfriend, then fianceé) for twenty years now. I knew it was coming, and really, she’d dodged a lot of bullets already, including unexplained seizures, an attack of diabetes and making the […]

AZEROTH DEBRIEFING 04 – HUMANS AND OTHER MONSTERS

Truth to tell, I didn’t play in the alpha as much as a lot of other people did. Once I got out of the starting areas, I had a much tougher time of doing quests and the like, which was how you advanced your character. I’d get through the content and not be at quite […]

To Sean Collins

Hey, this might interest you, since you perked right up at the latest WoW cinematic. The ghostly king speaking to Arthas (aka the Lich King) is his father. Here’s the video from the game Warcraft 3 that sorta sets the stage for it. Since this is fantasy, context and history is everything, right?

AZEROTH DEBRIEFING 03 – TRIUMPH OR DIRTNAP?

So we’ve crossed the hostile (and daunting) territory of the Arathi Highlands, home to level 35 raptors and spiders and vultures that are all too happy to hasten their prey’s transformation into dead meat. Why are we doing this? Because Shadowfang Keep lies on the other side (well, through Hillsbrad and Silverpine Forest, too – […]

Tonight’s video

“Happy Nightmare Baby” from the album of the same name, by the band Opal (who’d become a lot more well-known as Mazzy Star, after the departure of Kendra Smith on vocals and the arrival of Hope Sandoval.) Tip of the hat to Evan Dorkin who pointed out that this thing even exists. Hadn’t seen it […]

Today’s image

Not shopped. Not all that well-focused, either. Makes me want to go out and shoot zoological specimens with a big-format camera, though.

FEAR OF A RED BUTTON

“Just. Let. Go.” – Tyler Durden