I want to talk about the movie, but I don’t want to deal with spoilers for folks that haven’t seen it (or the Firefly tv series)

As I just told a friend via IM, I think they did good job of it for people that havent seen any of the show, but if you’re planning to watch Firefly, you should finish the entire series before you see the movie. It will make the funny parts funnier and a lot of the character intereactions will make more sense.

Anyway, I really enjoyed Serenity. That said, some parts of the storyline bothered me, (not going to say what – spoilers abound) but I have a question: Is it just me, or did Mr. Universe feel like a “Big Damn Plot Device”?

Such. A. Geek.

So I took a photo of Justin a couple of months ago where he had rolled over in his yellow ducky blanket in such a way that it looked like he was wearing a hooded cloak. A buddy of mine saw it and said, “I could totally PhotoShop a lightsaber into his hand…” He did, and went a little beyond that. He sent me the picture last week along with the layered file so I could tweak as needed for different print dimensions.

I printed a 4×7 for myself, and an 8×10 for my sister-in-law, who happens to be a Yoda fan. She says this is the best Yoda in her collection.

I contributed the original photo of Justin, and a re-worked his lightsaber’s blade effect. (The original had a core that was darker blue with a white glow.)

Kevin took the photos of Jenny and myself (from our wedding if I’m not mistaken) and created the montage, (or would this be a collage?) The Star Wars logo and artwork were gathered off the web, (and are used without permission… shhhh)

Justin is going to think we are total freaks when he is older. But that’s okay by me. 🙂

Anyway, I now present Padawan Justin:

(click thumbnail to be taken to larger image.)

(And yes, I know I STILL haven’t updated his gallery. I’m about 6 months behind at this point.)

Edited on May 29th 2005, 19:22 by Hooloovoo

Episode III

So, I went to see “that movie” yesterday with some people from work. It was better than I was expecting (or rather, feared) based on my experiences with Episodes I and II.

My initial reaction still stands. It was better than I was afraid it was going to be. I’m glad I went to see it, and I’m glad the story is “finished” but there are things about the film that bugged me. A lot of the same things that bugged other people, too. People who write much more eloquently (or more passionately) than I do.

Update: I had planned to write a longer review, so I initially marked this as “Private”. I never got around to writing more.

One more link, and then I’m really gone…

Here’s one for all you Stargate: SG1 fans…

SGC Dailing Program

I came across it when I was trying to find a screensaver that looked like the computer screens in the SGC when the gate is idle. The link above is the closest I found, and you can prevent random incoming wormholes by hitting the PGDWN key while the gate is inactive, effectively making it a screensaver (which you have to launch manually)

Kind of neat, even if the download is a pain in the a**

To Be Continued? Wha?

I just watched the Farscape series finale on the SciFi channel.

Now, I must admit, I never really followed the show that closely. But I did watch enough of it over the last few years to get the basic gist of what was going on.

Anyway – when the decision was made to end the series, you think they could have at least gone back to the editing room and removed the “To Be Continued” from the last shot of the episode. Seems like kind of a slap in the face to the loyal Farscape fans.

Or maybe I’m missing something.