Thus revealed, the creature buried its nose in the tire-tilled soil...
May 24, 2005
Let's do the time warp again...
Category: Miscellany

This woman who looks like Renee Zellweger just walked by! There's also this fairly attractive oldish woman (maybe late 40s, early 50s) in the lobby with really pretty black and silver hair -- I bet she was really hot when she wore a younger woman's clothes. And on that note...

11 years ago...

In the process of searching in vain for an old Muppet Babies Gonzo Happy Meal toy to star in the Scary-Crayon Muppets in Oz review, I came across some old photos of myself in younger days, among which were some of the shots used in my middle school yearbook. I'd forgotten I had these, and I don't at all remember how I got them, though given the fact that some of them feature some of the girls who were thought to be the hottest in the school with me nowhere in sight, I'm thinking I must've traded something pretty awesome for them. (more...)

-posted by Wes | 12:47 am | Comments (9)
May 23, 2005
I wonder.
Category: Miscellany

Nothing profound tonight, just an idle thought.

In a recent post, I noted that the girl who answered the phone and took my order at the Chinese restaurant sounded absolutely precious. And since my jobs as of late have required me to answer a lot of phones and make a lot of calls and leave a lot of messages, I wonder if anyone hangs up the phone after hearing my voice and says, "Wow, that guy sounded pretty cute!"

I doubt it.

-posted by Wes | 11:36 pm | Comments (6)
Over the rainbow and into Hell.

The Muppets are doomed.

So I caught the last hour of The Muppets' Wonderful Wizard of Oz on Friday night -- and bloody hell it was one of the most horrible things I've ever seen. Really, Disney, what the fuck were you thinking?!?! Anyway, Scary-Crayon's got the full review, so check it out!

And if you're left wanting more Scary-Crayon Wizard of Oz related goodness when you finish, be sure to check out our review of The Wizard of Oz for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. Ja! 😀

-posted by Wes | 12:10 am | Comments (10)
May 22, 2005
I had a great day yesterday.
Category: Miscellany

I really did. Like the titular character of Caren Lissner's Carrie Pilby, I spent a good part of the day doing things that I enjoy. And I think I'm going to try to do that more often.

Granted, the day didn't start off so great -- not that it was awful, but it was something of a chore for me to pull myself out of bed (even at 10:30 AM) to get ready for work at the comic book store. And while I do like the store, and working there isn't so bad, after a busy 5-day week I decided that I could use the entire weekend to rest and work on my various projects (Scary-Crayon, fiction writing, drawing, etc.) and that my Saturdays were worth more to me than $20 and a 15% discount on comic books (which I rarely buy anyway). So I gave my resignation notice, offering to work next week before calling it quits, but later I ran into the store owner and she said it would be pointless to have me work next week, so that's that. So if anyone reading this lives in the area and ever wants to hang with me on the weekend, I'm free to do so without calling it in and taking off. (more...)

-posted by Wes | 3:59 pm | Comments (7)
May 21, 2005
Writing updates & a sample daily theme
Category: Ancient … Fiction?

So apparently, as of May 10, Flesh & Blood is closed to submissions until September. D'oh! Need to find somewhere else to send this story in the meantime -- I'm thinking Cemetery Dance could work. We'll see.

Speaking of writing, I was browsing my old directories and came across some old stories I wrote in school, one of which more/less signifies the beginning of a lesbian relationship between two teenage girls. (Nothing really happens, but there's subtle flirtation and at the end of the story the two girls ditch school together to go eat ice cream.) I was just thinking yesterday that maybe Ellen DeGeneres should've kept her mouth shut about the supposed sexual abuse from her father, given the various arguments that homosexuals are "created" through such traumatic childhood experiences as, surprise!, sexual abuse, and that this constitutes proof that same-sex attraction is unnatural and caused by icky things. But oddly enough, in this story, I wrote sexual abuse into the background of one of the girls. I don't know why I did that. Weird. (more...)

-posted by Wes | 2:45 am | Comments (2)