I got a little treat for all you who come to this site regularly (Oh I am so in denial). I have for you a brand spanking new essay. I know that all of you are eager to hear some of my thoughts (what's wrong with you?), and I have given it to you. I do you you enjoy it, I believe that it is quite thought provocking.
It took some doing (not really), but I have updated the databook's Glossary and Places sections. Now you can read the lastest story, as seen here, without wondering what all the new terms mean. I wonder, do you even like the fact that I invent such a strange vocabto enrich the world of Ubernorden. I hope that you do
As always, Enjoy.
Rejoice. Rejoice. I have finally completed a new Tale of Ubernorden as seen here. Now there is going to be quite a lot of new terms for you to read, but rest assured, I will put that up as soon as possible. And this time, I mean it.
My the time has certainly flown on by.
Thanks to my lack of calendar awarness, and my own general procrastination, March is almost done and gone. Unfortunatly, that means I probably won't get the story out until long after the end of March/beginning of April: prehaps mid-April. I do apologize profusly for my laziness and lack of time managment.
Or I could be setting you up for an elaborate April's Fool joke. You just don't know. I do, but you don't.
As Always, Enjoy.
I like to read webcomics. Some of them have briliantly written stories, with gorgeous artwork, worthy of standard publication. While I read serveral on a regular basis, and I should just quit reading some that no longer interest me very much, one in particular has had my attention for quite some time: Earthsong.
I first got in touch with Earthsong when I was looking a website reviewing comic books, Earthsong selling Volume I in standard publication. The review mentioned it was an online graphic novel, so I went to give it a look. It caught me almost intantly thanks to some truly gorgeous artwork. And I haven't stopped loving it since. Now to be sure, the overall plot hasn't been quick by any standards. Part of the reason for that is the author/artist decided to redo all of the artwork and dialogue of Volume I and much of II. This delay has reduced the pace of the plot to a snail's pace, especially since a new page only updates every Monday.
All in all, I recommend reading this webcomic. You will see some of the best artwork anywhere, and a unique plot, which I will not reveil in order to entice you to look it over. Now go and read it.
Today is the last day of February. And do you like to know why February only has 28 days rather the standard 30 or 31? Do you want to know?
Of course you do. Almost 2,000 years ago, Julius Ceasar created a new calendar, based off of the older Roman calendar. But he wanted his personal month, July, to have the maximum of 31 days, so he stole a day from February. His heir, Augustus Ceasar, not wanting to be outdone, wanted his personal month, August, to also be 31 days and stole it from February as well.
So that is why February is the shortest month of the year. Because of the giant egos of two men with too much power.
And now you know. And knowing is half the battle.
It has been a terrible week for working on the next story. My brother's friend is getting married today (Congrats man), and I have been focusing on preparing for the wedding rather than working on the story. I am sorry for my lack of prioritizing, I really do like to write tales of Ubernorden. But I have had little choice in that regards. Rest assured that I will get the latest Tale out to you by the end of March, hopefully sooner.
As always, Enjoy.
Over the past few weeks I have emmersed myself in episodes of Star Trek: Deep Spacd Nine. I highly recommend that everyone should do this. It is truly one of the most underrated TV shows in TV history. I claim that it is better than even Lost, which is its predesesor.
I actually started watching at Season 6 because I wanted to see the course of the Dominion War. Since I knew about the show before, I was able to do this without getting too lost. But after that is over, I intend to watch from the beginning, minus the Dominion War arc.
Please watch. And as always, Enjoy.
Some of you may know this already, but I live in New England. And they are predicting the storm of the the century this coming weekend. So it might be that I won't be able to communicate with you for quite some time. (Yes, yes, I know that I'm not very communicative to begin with.) I will let you know how things stand after the storm. Oh...there's going to be so much show to shovel!
On the story front, progress is good. This will be a shorter story than I've done recently, but I think it will be good enough. I'm currently sick with the sniffels, so progress might be less, but oh well.
As always, Enjoy.
I have been loving the new Superhero show on the CW network, Arrow. It is truly a remarkable achievement, considering the last live-action superhero show was The Cape. If you haven't been watching Arrow yet, please start soon.
One of the reasons for its sucess has to be because it has been starting off slow. Arrow, while featuring DC comics characters, making use of a major conspiracy, that only Oliver Queen can destroy. That kind of slow, arc-driven kind of story-telling has become quite popular over the years and it's good to see it used here.
Another great aspect of the show is the constant drumbeat of DC characters making a cameo in the show. Everyone from Deathstroke to recently Count Vertigo, it seems that the writers understand the history of Green Arrow and the DCU and want to make it apart of this TV series. To be sure, the characters are altered from their Comics origins, but at least they are a part of the newest continuity. The only complaint I have on this use is that in Arrow, they happen to be killed off by the end of the episode. Aside from the problem of having a superhero kill with such regularity, I just doesn't seem right that Arrow's rogue gallery is being so easily disposed of.
To sum up. Watch this show.
And as Always, Enjoy.