Thus revealed, the creature buried its nose in the tire-tilled soil...
August 4, 2008
A Doctor Who adventure on Scary-Crayon!
Category: SC Updates … Toys

The bluescreen technique I mentioned in the previous post has borne fruit! Pop over to Scary-Crayon to check out the first part of a brief Doctor Who toy comic entitled "The Doctor's Demons". Yay! :mrgreen:

Incidentally, Scary-Crayon is currently the only result for a Google search of "the doctor's demons" (although, depending upon how fast the engine gets updated, this Wesoteric entry might be in there too by the time you read this). I love introducing unique arrangements of words to the World Wide Web, but one would think those words would have come up on the 'net at some point before, no?

EDIT: Okay, I just searched for it now and got a handful of results! That's so weird. 😐

-posted by Wes | 5:48 am | Comments (1)
July 20, 2008
Missing Wikipedia and a Hancock review

Dear Wikipedia,

I miss you. I don't know why you're not responding to my connection requests and causing my browser to become impatient. Is your server experiencing high demand or a temporary outage? I'm not unable to browse other sites, so I don't think it has to do with my connection or firewall or proxy settings. I don't think consulting my network administrator or Internet provider for assistance is going to help either. I don't need counseling or reassurance, Wikipedia -- I need you.

Please come back to me soon, okay?

xoxo Wes

In other news, Scary-Crayon was updated Friday -- in addition to finally getting that Mai & Chun-Li figure review up, we've also posted a quick haiku and the exciting second installment of Mickey's Sarah Jane Smith Fashionista Fever! And for those of you who just watched "Turn Left" Friday night, you might want to check the review I did of it a few weeks ago. 🙂

Also, here is a quick review of Hancock that I originally posted on a forum! Spoilers are hidden after the cut, so I don't advise clicking if you haven't seen the film and care about having certain plot developments revealed.

I don't think Hancock was actually good, mind you, but I went in knowing nothing about it except what I'd seen in the trailers -- so when Hancock morphed into something I wasn't expecting, I was kind of intrigued. I do think the movie cheated by telegraphing the wrong finale (the wife basically intimated that Hancock was a jerk who lets people down, yet he'd actually spent the last millennium or so protecting her?), and the stuff with the bad guys was pretty lame, but the new backstory and dynamic were interesting enough to me that I could divorce them from the movie in which they appeared. Plus, I thought the movie suggested that the alien couple was essentially broken up by the bigotry and discrimination in America (or at least that's what I read into the notion of the couple getting attacked and references to fires in earlier days), which was also of interesting to ponder... especially in light of the notion that they were created by some superintelligent alien beings (who presumably would have been able to predict the future that their superpowered couple would inherit).

Anyway, I guess my opinion of Hancock is akin to how I might feel about an inoffensive but mostly unfunny joke that ends with an even less funny yet interesting suggestion about time travel and quantum physics. I'd have trouble calling the joke a success in terms of what it set out to do, but I'd appreciate the thought-provoking effect it had upon me.

All for now, then! Until next time, folks. :mrgreen:

-posted by Wes | 7:45 pm | Comments (3)
June 28, 2008
mastr yoshee bernz
Category: Meme … SC Updates

mastr yoshee bernz

In other news, two new Doctor Who-related articles are up on Scary-Crayon! And the DMV is a haven for jailbait in the summer.

-posted by Wes | 3:56 am | Comments (4)
April 1, 2008
APRIL FOOL!!!
Category: SC Updates … Toys

It is the first of April! Head on over to Scary-Crayon (or visit this page if you visit after April 1) to check out our little goof. As you can see, he's back! 😀

In other news, here are some photos from my ever-expanding DC Comics action figure collection. Some of us have t-shirts, I have toys. 😉

Justice League Unlimited!

Welcome to Gotham.

The Secret Injustice Brotherhood of Doom

I'm still lovin' Grodd, but I so need a proper Brainiac figure. 😐

-posted by Wes | 12:12 pm | Comments (7)
March 3, 2008
Somebody save me…
Category: SC Updates … Toys

Just. too. cute.

As noted in A Crayon Haiku #74 and the attendant Scary-Crayon blog entry, I really, really would like to stop watching this awful show. But I can't. And why not? Because Allison Mack is just too cute. Argh.

I was about to draw a parallel between my viewing of "Smallville" and many women watching "The Oprah Winfrey Show" -- despite both programs being undeniably terrible and headache-inducing -- but I don't think it's a proper comparison. True, women swoon over Oprah, but I don't think they're doing it in quite the same way. Unless, of course, they are.

Ick.

Madballs Series 2!

And with that brilliant segue into disgusting subject matter comes our other news -- which I suppose isn't really news if you've been keeping up with Scary-Crayon. The good folks at Basic Fun stumbled upon my review of the Series 1 Madballs and were kind enough to hook me up with an advance set of the Series 2 'balls! (Thanks again, y'all! :mrgreen: ) So here's the review of those! I love Madballs even more than Allison Mack.

I was about to suggest perhaps combining Miss Mack and Madballs into an even greater entity, but somehow I don't think that would work very well.

-posted by Wes | 7:09 am | Comments (4)