Thoughts fall out before the head explodes!
Friday, December 30, 2005
Natalie Portman Pictures from V for Vendetta
Egotastic! - More Natalie Portman Pictures from V for Vendetta: "More Natalie Portman Pictures from V for Vendetta"
-posted by Nobius 10:36 PM # Comments (0)
Tuesday, December 27, 2005
Free Zine, Reno Shot: A Non Creative Garbage Special
Because you need more poetry in your life, while supplies last we're giving away free copies of the latest micro issue of Non Creative Garbage called Reno Shot. It's a special special issue featuring all the things you've come to love from NCR and a guest star appearance from God, Himself.
Both fun and serious, Reno Shot is a poet rag for people who take their art seriously but not too seriously.
But don't take our word for it, here's just some of the many reader's comments:
"It's the greatest magazine ever written. Even better than TEEN." --Britney Spears
"After reading it, I won a million dollars." --Anonymous in Ohio
"E=MC2." --Albert Einstein
"What do you mean there's poetry in it?" --Jessica Simpson
"The force will be with you always." --Obi Wan Kenobi
"Tastes like chicken." --George W. Bush
Confused? You won't be. Contact nobius AT gmail.com. Get your free issue...
Before it get's you. :)
-posted by Nobius 3:20 PM # Comments (0)
Tuesday, December 20, 2005
Saturday, December 17, 2005
Friday, December 16, 2005
The Perfect Tear
"Disappointment feels divine, sadness tastes like peaches." --Mark Tarallo
"I'm just out to find the better part of me...it's not easy..." --Five for Fighting
The Perfect Tear
Throw light useLESS.
The poet's DNA requires
A freedom of word.
Nothing else would ever
Fit on this body.
Tell me Love,
Do you finally believe the WOLf
On the day the sun went out
Stones are skipping.
Why did you come to the sea...
another heart break?
cry me the Pefect Tear.
Say, "Good night."
Then turn out the lights.
-posted by Nobius 9:48 PM # Comments (2)
Thursday, December 15, 2005
Tuesday, December 13, 2005
Monday, December 12, 2005
SquidBlog » Blog Archive » Five Kinds of Lenses Worth Building
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Sunday, December 11, 2005
Tenniel Illustrations for Alice in Wonderland by Sir John Tenniel - Project Gutenberg
-posted by Nobius 11:31 PM # Comments (0)
Was Lewis Carroll's interest in Alice sinister?
Guardian Unlimited Books | By genre | Was Lewis Carroll's interest in Alice sinister?: "Was there something sinister about Lewis Carroll's fixation with seven-year-old Alice Liddell? Not necessarily, says Katie Roiphe"
-posted by Nobius 10:15 PM # Comments (0)
Goat's Head Soup: Randall Jarrell: "The Obscurity of the Modern Poet"
Goat's Head Soup: Randall Jarrell: "The Obscurity of the Modern Poet": "So this essay doesn't quite fit the 'new' criteria, but it's an important essay within my poetic sensibility and still applies as much now as it did in the 1950s."
Nice blog. One of many new poetry sites I've just ran into. This blog is dedicated to inspiring poets to write. An eclectic collection.
-posted by Nobius 9:39 PM # Comments (0)
The Revolution Will be Podcasted
zine_scene: the revolution will be podcasted...: "In our first podCast I had the pleasure of interviewing Microcosm Publishing's Joe Biel, the discussion includes the day-to-day at Microcosm along with past and future projects."
-posted by Nobius 6:11 AM # Comments (0)
Saturday, December 10, 2005
Friday, December 09, 2005
Rallypoint - Online Collaboration
Rallypoint - Online Collaboration:
Rallypoint is a powerful online collaboration service that can be used to create, organize and share your company's knowledge. It enables you to build web-based documents and pages to share with your team members or other teams.
* Some of the things you can do with Rallypoint include... Create and share online pages with team members, across the hall or across the globe.
* Tag your pages with labels to cleanly organize them in multiple locations.
* Define user and group access to your pages including editors, viewers and subscribers.
* Speed page creation with private and public templates.
* Create collections of your favorite pages around any subject matter.
* Quickly find pages with a powerful built-in search engine.
* Subscribe to page updates to stay informed about topics that interest you.
* Find similar pages and information you and your team never knew existed.
* Embed images, flash and media directly into your pages.
* Attach documents such as Word and Excel to your pages to secure access to those documents.
Rallypoint provides a powerful platform for your teams to begin sharing and collaborating. It is extremely flexible and most importantly simple to use. We think you will discover new ways to use Rallypoint to benefit your company or organization every day as we have.
-posted by Nobius 6:56 AM # Comments (0)
Thursday, December 08, 2005
stock.xchng - the leading free stock photography site
stock.xchng - the leading free stock photography site: "Welcome to Stock.XCHNG,
the leading FREE stock photo site!"
-posted by Nobius 7:13 PM # Comments (0)
Comic Book Resources - CBR News - The Comic Wire
Comic Book Resources - CBR News - The Comic Wire: "Today, Marvel Comics held another phone conference with comic book press today, which featured a rare appearance by writer Warren Ellis. "
Does this mean we'll see a return of the Beyonder?
-posted by Nobius 7:12 PM # Comments (0)
Tuesday, December 06, 2005
Life Span of New Comics
"These days, you might get six issues before they fold up shop because it's not a blockbuster right out of the gate. The ironic thing is... knowing that we might only have six issues, we're still wasting space, padding stories, taking forever to make our point. "
—Writer Joe Casey on the short life span of most new comics
-posted by Nobius 1:09 PM # Comments (0)
Powell's City of Manga
Powell's City of Manga - 12/6/2005 - Publishers Weekly: "When you have manga that are seven inches high compared to maybe 10 inches for your average trade paperback superhero collection, you can't maximize your shelving space. By separating out the two genres, we've been able to display a manga serial as whole set, instead of putting out two or three volumes and storing the rest overhead."
-posted by Nobius 1:07 PM # Comments (5)
L'Association Brings French Comics to the U.S. - 12/6/2005 - Publishers Weekly: "In the last few years, there's been a small flood of French-language art comics being translated into English. But the French comics revolution of the last decade and a half didn't originate with big French publishing companies like Delcourt and Dargaud; it came from the underground—specifically a small, artist-run publisher known as L'Association."
-posted by Nobius 1:02 PM # Comments (0)
Sunday, December 04, 2005
Saturday, December 03, 2005
"You know gray is my favorite color, I felt so symbolic yesterday." --Counting Crows
"Never enough time. And it's always later than you think." --Warren Ellis
There is still something inside.
But that flame
-posted by Nobius 4:45 AM # Comments (0)
Thursday, December 01, 2005
Read: Number Ones
"...They need to be inspired. And let's face is Superman--the last time you really inspired anyone--was when you were dead." --Batman/Infinite Crisis #1
"Before everything else, getting ready is the secret of success." --Henry Ford
When I was young few joys compared to riding my bike down to the Rexall and buying a couple of comic books with my five dollar allowance. Only thing that's changed today, is I go to a comic shop to get my fix.
There's something about comics above all other books that sweeps me away from whatever else is going on in my life. It's a love affair of escapism, I love everything about comic books. The look, the feel, the smell, the art, and especially the stories.
Purchased a few titles yesterday.
The Losers #30 was shock and awe ride of true mercenary fiction. Movies need this kind of smart action. Another traitor lies among the Losers and someone dies as the cancelled comic closes in for the final wrap up.
These days I don't usually buy superhero comics so the past couple of weeks have been out of the ordinary. I love first issues and you can't go wrong with Captain Atom: Armageddon which answers the question of what happens when a DC hero crosses over into the Wildstorm universe. The answer might surprise you.
They say the wait is over but I found Infinite Crisis #1 to be a bit of a let down other than the nice piece of dialogue at the top of this post. Friendships, teams, and lives and destined to be destroyed in the biggest epic to hit the DCU in twenty years but for me the question is will it make for better stories? I certainly hope so.
DMZ #1 is about an American civil war. But not really. It's about civilian life under fire...something I don't know if we Americans even think about as our soldiers fight in foreign lands. Perhaps the resonation in this story comes when the troops "secure" the crash site to extract Matty the hero. Nothing is as terrible as a war.
And while I'm thinking about it, has anyone out there either worked in a comic shop or sold comics/owned a comic shop for a living? If so, I'd lke to chat with you.
-posted by Nobius 8:25 AM # Comments (0)