Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Something funny...

...that was posted on the Comic Geek Speak board.
Happy Turkey Day!!


Monday, November 24, 2008

Spend your hard earned cash and receive absolutely nothing!!!

Ok, I just read a comment on a friend's LiveJournal and I see a button that says "click here to send a virtual gift." and I think "this isn't real.... is it?" and I click. Do you know what I found? You can send little pictures of things to people for real money. Yes, you pay real cash to send a picture of something to somebody. You can spend $.99 to send a picture of a flaming turd to somebody... why? Why? It's a picture. A picture! I can take a screen shot of it and email it for free. And hell, for a buck I could mail a real turd to somebody I didn't like. There is even a picture of pieces of candy corn that have bites in them... for $.99. WTF?! :shakes head: I just don't get it. I mean, being a gamer I could kinda understand why people were buying and selling items on eBay for MMORPS (though I thought that was kinda retarded too.) but this... this really take the cake in stupid.

And the sad thing is, it wouldn't be there if people didn't do it.

I'm in the wrong business, I swear.


This week's update.

I’m on Skype now!! Whoo hoo!!! I’m so happy about this. Broke down and got a upb microphone last week and had wayyyy to much fun talking with Chandra and Damian over the weekend. I love it!! I can talk to one person in FL, and another person in AU in real time with no perceivable delay!! This is soooo cooool!!! Wish I had done this sooner actually. But procrastination is one of those things I’m trying to fix…. But I always wind up putting it off. (boy, you didn’t see that coming a mile away, did ya?)

In news along the lines of my last post about my “wonderful” computer, I found that a decent web-cam for a decent price cannot be had because I’m on a Mac, not a PC. Sigh. I really wanted to get one because it was just too cool being able to talk to Chan and see her and I felt a little weird with her not being able to see me as well. Guess the web cam will have to wait till I get the new computer. (can you believe you can get a lap top with a 1TB hard drive?!! AMAZING!!)

And in other news, Josh and I got Saints Row 2 over the weekend and wasted wayyyyyyy too much time playing it. :evil grin: Ok, going to speak video game blasphemy here but I honestly don’t like playing the GTA games. I get bored really easily. There isn’t enough stuff to do given the amount of space you have. Sure, it’s cool to run around a virtual version of a real city… but when an entire barrio of NY only has three things you can actually do in it… is it really that cool? That and GTA4 really should have been a linear game, not an open world setting. It was too serious and too controlled of a plot… and it had no empire building which is the only reason for me to play those sorts of games.

SR2 is AMAZINGLY FUN!! There is something to do on almost every corner and more stuff opens up every time you complete a mission. I played for a good 4 hrs. and there was so much to do outside of the main story missions that I barely touched the main story. I highly recommend this game if you like raising hell. J


Sunday, November 16, 2008


Ok, I realise that most of the time I'm moved to write here because something is pissing me off. I'm really not that negative of a person. It's just that I have a bad tendency to hold things in and I've found that writing these rants helps a lot.

I will try to write more positive things in the future.


What's pissing Kat off today?

I'm sitting at my computer, listening to the Portal soundtrack (because it's soothing and calm) and cursing the day I decided to buy a Mac. I now, officially HATE Mac computers.

That's right I said it. I don't care if it's blasphemy I HATE MAC COMPUTERS!!!

It's bad enough that Mac OS X is so sickeningly cute I know Apple thinks I'm a total moron.
It's bad enough I can't defrag my hard drive properly until I have Apple update items on my computer.
It's bad enough that they have decided to stop upgrading the OS for free so soon I won't be able to run many of the programs that I rely on (like the web browser) efficiently unless I drop the $$ to get the latest version.
And finally it was bad enough when I upgraded the video card to something more modern and found that I had to COMPLETELY REPLACE my monitor because the plug for my Mac flat screen want compatible with the new jacks that Mac had switched to and a converter was the same price as a new monitor.

No, do you want to know what has made me decide to curse Mac Computers and never purchase one again. Do you want to know what it is?

Well, I bought this particular computer because it was 1) supposed to be the best thing on the market at the time for graphics and 2) it was supposed to be built specifically for media production (3D, movie editing, etc.) You would think a multimedia computer like that WOULD HAVE A FUCKING MICROPHONE JACK BUILT INTO IT!!! WTF? No microphone jack, no internal microphone, no sound input whatsoever. They want to you to buy a fucking USB mic.

I hate this thing. All I wanted to do was go onto Skype and now I have to buy a special set up or something in order to do so.

I am so looking forward to the day when I can replace this thing and launch it on a trebuche or something because I hate this computer with a passion.



Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Don't know how to feel about this...

I just read on LITG that Birds of Prey is being canceled. Now, after Gail Simone left I stopped reading it because the guy they got to replace her was just writing soap operas for girls and I hate that crap... but I thought the title was still worth keeping around. I guess DC didn't agree. :shrug: Oh well. Yes, I'm kinda sad... but not as much as I would be if Gail was still on the title.

:shrug: Oh well.

On another note, the Art Adams fraud is both messed up and hilarious. Since I work with identity theft victims to keep a steady income, I am very familiar w/ the world of false impersonation and this... this is something else. Incredibly messed up in fact since not only is this person preying upon the good name of a good artist, but they are taking advantage of other artists.

It's hilarious because of how LITG did his investigation... not even covering up who he was or hiding what he was doing... and the dumb ass STILL fell for it. Serves the bastard right.
I hope that somebody finds out specifically who this person is and brings to them proper justice.


General Update

Well, it’s been over a week so I suppose I should post something. Don’t want to get into the political side of things too much… but let’s just say that I told myself I would only drink last Tuesday to numb the pain of a particular VP nominee getting elected… and I remained sober through the evening. Nothing against McCain. I like him actually. But I LOVE Obama and what he has to say… and Palen is evil. Biden Kicks Ass.

Ok, enough of that.

Went to the Gene Autry Museum weekend before last to see my sister-in-law in a play entitled Salvage. If you are in the LA area I highly recommend that you check it out. It’s the tragic story of a family living on an Indian reservation and what happens when they get caught in a “Rez War”. As well, you have a lot of internal conflict. Religion vs. Reality, The Old Ways vs. The New. Honestly, I was expecting some cheesy message about how we need to “go back to nature” and “be one w/ Mother Earth” but that wasn’t in it at all. Josh pointed out that it seemed to be about the author’s own struggle with her personal faith and her own doubts about religion. Again, excellent play.

Art News:
Finished the next piece in my “Joy of Sex 2150” Book and almost immediately launched into the next. I am having so much fun drawing these. I can’t wait to move on to the next and the next… Wishing I could work on it right this very moment.. but I can’t. Hopefully this evening… if I’m not working on “another” project. (wink)

And finally, the geek moment:
I bought my GLaDOS shirt last night from Valve. I am so excited. I can’t wait to get it!!! EEEEE!!! Yes, in case you haven’t noticed, I’m a bit obsessed with robots at the moment. During my lunch break at work I’ve been looking up pictures, reading books about them (got Philip K. Dick on my list of books to read next.) Looking at my Sorayama book at home, making a compilation of songs that I know of / have that predominately feature a synthesized voice and are about robots. I can’t get enough and it’s wonderful!!


Monday, November 3, 2008

Tick Tick Tick

Less than a day.. then it will all be over. Oh god I can't wait.