Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Timothy J. Televisionguy

STALL: 40 of 75 (53%)

FACT: The most surefire way to activate a craving for Italian food is to watch any episode of The Sopranos. Fact.

I know what you're thinking, I know what you're thinking – how many fucking shows is this douchebag watching? Answer: a lot. Game of Thrones, The Legend of Korra, Breaking Bad, Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, Batman Beyond, The Walking Dead and now The Sopranos. Fuck, I've even seen Sopranos before – I'm just watching it with the missus.

I seem to have an unlimited capacity for input. I will consume and devour all television shows of quality, all to fuel the ever-spinning wheels of my hungry imagination.

Bring me your televisions, world. Bring them to my face.

Monday, May 14, 2012


Perks and downsides come in equal numbers as an iconoclastic vagabondish sellstory.

The main perk is that I determine my own schedule. The main downside is that I determine my own schedule.

Without any concrete deadlines or schedules, I can literally work any time during the day or night I wish. For example, as somewhat dictated by the missus' work schedule, I sleep from the hours of approximately noon to approximately seven p.m. and remain active the entire night. The difficulty posed by this is at times both negligible and dreadful.

While I do tend to find the whole day/night distinction a little arbitrary for modern day humans, my body doesn't necessarily agree. I do think this crazy schedule is wreaking havoc on both my immune system and my general morale. I find myself less and less motivated to spend what seem like precious few waking hours at work and seem to prefer frittering them away on useless recreational endeavors.

Why this is, I've no idea. I think if I'm going to convert to full-blown nocturnality, I need to actually sleep during the motherfucking day and work during the motherfucking night.

The possibility exists that I'm just goddamn lazy.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Monday Morning Cartoons

In a similar vein to yesterday's post, I've found myself illegally streaming episodes of Batman Beyond, a show I only caught fragments of as a child on the famed CW, back when they still called it WB.

Not heard of it? Anime-inspired cyberpunk Batman.

Do you need any more convincing?

A geriatric Bruce Wayne (pushing 70, I believe) conscripts a young man with a similar taste for vengeance to continue his legacy as Batman in the year 2039. Great premise, decent execution, diverting enough for a children's show and lots of juicy worldbuilding for continuity fans. Stockhard Channing as non-crippled Police Commissioner Barbara Gordon? Yes please. Hovercycle gangs wearing clown make-up and calling themselves, in a deliciously late 90s way, the Jokerz? Yes please. Giant snarling wolfhound stalking Wayne Manor named Ace? Yes, yes, please.

(Oh, before I forget, new content posted on www.whoisnemo.com - go meet Moira!)

Saturday, May 12, 2012


Stall: 31 of 75 (41%)

So, The Avengers: Earth's Greatest Heroes? Kinda a badass show. For a kid's show. Seriously.

It's nowhere near the intellectual level of say, The Last Airbender or even Batman Beyond. Oh, no. But for pure smash-and-bash good times, it's surprisingly epic.

Plus, at one point Hulk falls form space and defeats an Orwellian-omniscient robot by ripping it in twain.

It was pretty crazy.

It's on Netflix. Go watch it but, I should warn you, the theme is balls. Total balls. It's so balls, at this point, it's almost become good.

Friday, May 11, 2012


Stall: 20 of 75 (26%)

Netflixed Coppola's Golden Lion winner. I've been a big fan of her previous work (specifically Lost In Translation) and I should really see the other two, but I was very impressed with Somewhere.

It's an exceptionally risky script. She's attempting to talk about boredom and the malaise that can occasionally accompany success and, rather than simply depict a character complaining about how bored he is, she takes a gamble and appears to literally attempt to bore the audience with his actions. Whole sequences just depict Dorff not doing anything. Another writer, including me, would have shown a character yearning to do something, or watching people enjoy themselves but, as everyone around him idolizes him, the protagonist can't necessarily complain about his station. It's an amazing risk and overall a great film.

I'm beginning to respect films with less and less dialogue. Drive, as I mentioned previously, does this and Somewhere does it to the extreme. I don't believe, save one scene, the characters of Somewhere discuss the movie's actual theme.

Its ending is perhaps a little dramatic, but even in that, serves as a strong and bold choice made by the director. The more I see of Coppola, the more I like her.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Research, I Swear

Stall: Page 10 or 75 (13%)

As if you didn't already know this, Mark Hamill is quite literally the man.

Check out the Denver, Colorado chapter of the World War Z audiobook for further confirmation of this fact.

That is all.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

The Missus' Birthday

Gave her Deadline. Watched Avengers again. Ate City Wok. Watched Cloverfield. Ate ice cream cake. Watched Earth's Mightiest Heroes.

Pretty good birfday, I hope.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

The Harsh Light of Truth

I have a dreadful fever.

I won't be blogging today, due to petty mortal concerns.

It does remind me, ever starkly, however, of the one painful truth.

This would never happen to the Hulk.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Day Six

Pages Edited: 329
Pages Remaining: 0

Assuming all goes according to plan, by this time tomorrow, my first novel with be finished.