Another sparse week for updates, not a lot to talk about I guess.
E3 is currently raging in Los Angeles, video game geek mecca - Not much to get excited about this year. Sony's Ps3 looks nice, but there's not much software out there, the Nintendo Wii looks er, interesting, but there's not much there that interests me either. Microsoft, outside of totally CASTRATING Shadowrun (also known as one of the coolest RPG's of all time video game OR pen and paper), had a pretty solid showing. I'll get into that stuff more over on The BC.
Speaking of which, The Busted Controller is now in print! Woo! Local coffee house/pizza place free newspaper, The Town Cryer, has decided to run with a bi-weekly gaming column, and good buddy and former co-worker Neil has brought me on board for now! I'm happy, see how it unfolds i guess. It's a paying gig too! Bit of gas money!
Two flicks i missed during their theatrical runs took a bow on DVD this week, Munich, Steven Spielberg's film about a group of soldiers waging a war of retribution on the organizers of the Black September killings at the '72 Olympics in Munich. I've heard much said of this one, and i have a very good feeling about it - i may have to revise the "top 10 of '05" list after i sit down with this one. Also on tap is Terrence Malik's retelling of the Pocahontes story, The New World, which i think looks fantastic. Malik is not for everyone - the guy loves the "tone poem" style of shooting, and frequently employs internal monologues and such. I loved both The Thin Red Line, and Badlands - so i have high hopes for this one, some are saying it's his best.
Sarah was a very bad girl this past weekend. While traipsing around Future Shop she somehow managed to pick up and purchase a 7.2 megapixel Sony Cybershot camera! This thing is sweet! I may indulge the photography bug again - but if i decide to share, be warned that i'm no Ansel Adams. I've got a few pics from my excursion to Long Harbour (outport community here in NF)on Monday - i may share a few. I definitely have to get a day in downtown St. John's to snap some shots.
A while back i mentioned the whole fiction thing, yeah, i'm writing when i get the chance, but i'm taking a new approach. Instead of sitting down at a computron and typing, i'm using a pencil and a pad of office paper. I'm really digging it - i find myself more carefully considering my words, not just spewing them out as fast as my fingers can fly (which i will freely admit is faster than my brain can process what i'm actually thinking). I think this'll lead to higher quality output when i finally do share what i've got, we'll see i guess. I'm no Howard Phillips Lovecraft (here's hoping i'm no Dan Brown!)
Caught Mission: Impossible III over the weekend - was pretty cool. I may attempt a review when i'm in a more cognizent state.
Man that book of yours musta been one nutty ride!
"Where there's smoke... there's burning records, burning books. Holy soliders. Nazi looks!"
(name that reference!)