am i / have i missed pix of these painted flats (like a 2-d facade, right?) I'll give you that some of the old school techniques seem like overkill, but they're fairly effective ones (i never noticed them in the OT, is what i'm saying) » 9/16/14 2:51pm 9/16/14 2:51pm

my ex was an "alternative (to) medicine" practitioner. I can't say that's the reason for the divorce (if it was one of the reasons, it's relatively far down the list), but i don't miss making excuses for why it was okay for her to separate fools from their money. And i went through them all: Quantum woo, the… » 9/08/14 12:45pm 9/08/14 12:45pm

yeeeah, i guess it'll happen again, but i'm doubting it in the science fiction / fantasy genre world. Only because THERE, even if it would hit the heights of a Star TREK, it'll still pale in comparison to what happened w/ Star Wars.

The last time i felt like something came close to that sort of culturally pervasive… » 8/27/14 2:26pm 8/27/14 2:26pm

(calling it genre for the alien-abduction and demonic possession storylines)

I can't believe this show isn't better remembered. It was a parody of soap operas that very often veered into REAL soap opera territory, and did it more sincerely and more seriously than the source material.

it's also the show that caused my… » 8/26/14 2:58pm 8/26/14 2:58pm

THIS is the shizz that vegans should be focusing on. (i'm not one, for the record, but i am fairly sympathetic) This and animal welfare / husbandry (as opposed to 'rights'). The thought of humans (animals) eating other animals - so long as the other animals aren't shoved into itty-bitty pens and stuffed full of… » 8/26/14 2:22pm 8/26/14 2:22pm

DC really dropped the ball (SHOCKER) by NOT doing a straight up hero / hero team up movie, instead jumping directly into Justice League Issue #0 with "Dawn of Justice".

doing a 2 hero Brave and the Bold movie would've differentiated them from the Avengers "full team" formula, and since they're SO hesitant to do… » 8/20/14 10:07am 8/20/14 10:07am

the current broadcast TV model is OVER. Everyone knows it, and it's UGLY what people will do to make or keep a buck before it's all said and done.

i traffic commercials for a TV station. Glorified data entry, basically. Commercials are assigned to an advertiser's contract with an arbitrary, random "ISCI" code, decided… » 8/18/14 2:27pm 8/18/14 2:27pm

i've had times in the past, when i'm going through personal stuff - anxiety, depression, etc. - where Jedi-isms hit the spot (up-to and including the prequels, which i generally hate. But Qui Gon's "your focus determines your reality" has gotten me through some tough times)

when the REST of the world seems crazy,… » 8/12/14 2:15pm 8/12/14 2:15pm