Monday, August 17, 2009

100th Post!!

Woo! 100th blogpost! Let's start this thing off with a bang! So for the last couple of months I have been working on a little comic just for fun especially for this occasion. It has been the most fun time I've had drawing in a long time. Doing this has inspired me to do more, so expect more of these little things to come, except not normally this long. This took a ridiculous amount of time, considering I'm a busy guy again.

Anyway, this thing is in no way, shape, or form, supposed to be serious. I'm not making some political statement, I just thought it might be a little humorous. It's also pretty random. I hope you enjoy it. You're probably going to have to click on them to get a better look. I don't have the proper software at this time to fix them up. So for now, this is as good as it gets.

I'm sure I'm going to need to explain some things about that comic, but moving on!

I've been taking a trip down memory lane and reading all of my old blogposts. It's actually a ton of fun. I thought I'd highlight a few things while I was at it.

It all started with this:

One of my favorite adventures:

My favorite project. I never really got pictures of the finished product. I ought to get those from Kevin.:

Weirdest project:

Assassin's game winner! :

The greatest thing I've destroyed:

Deepest blog post:

Favorite comment:
"Amy said...

also, benjamin franklin was a douche. great inventor, perhaps, but douche all the way."

What's on my shelf now? The original thread:

In alphabetical order by last name of author. (not on my shelf, but for listing purposes. Some of my books are big.) This is a list of books that I have read/plan on reading/finishing. X is for finished, fractions for how much I've read already. Books are in the same series if not spaced.

Dante Alighieri

[ ] Dante's divine comedy: Hell, Purgatory, Paradise

Jane Austen

[1/2] Pride and Prejudice

[ ] Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (partly written by Seth Grahame-Smith)

Rob Bell

Velvet Elvis

[x] Sex God

[x] Jesus wants to save Christians

J.L. Bourne

[x] Day By Day Armageddon

Marcus J. Borg

[ ] Jesus: Uncovering the life, teachings, and relevance of a religious revolutionary.

Terry Brooks

[x] Armageddon's Children
[x] The Elves of Cintra
[x] The Gypsy Morph
First King of Shannara
[x] Sword of Shannara
[x] Elfstones of Shannara
[x] Wishsong of Shannara
[x] Scions of Shannara
[x] Druid of Shannara
[x] Elf Queen of Shannara
[X] Talismans of Shannara
[x] Ilse Witch
[x] Antrax
[x] Morgawr
[x] Jarka Ruus
[x] Tanequil
[x] Straken

Max Brooks

[x] The Zombie Survival Guide
[x] World War Z

Dan Brown

Angels and Demons
[1/3] Davinci code. (sooo boring.)

Tobias S. Buckell

[x] Halo: The Cole Protocol

Raymond Chandler

[x] The Big Sleep
[x] The Long Goodbye
[ ] The High Window

Nathan Charlton

[x] Terra Nova: The Search

Tom Clancy

Red Storm Rising

[x] Teeth of the Tiger

[3/4] Red Rabbit (I don't know why I stopped.)

Michael Crichton

[x] Jurassic Park
[x] The Lost World
[] Andromeda Strain

Ted Dekker

[x] Red
[x] White
[x] Showdown
[x] Saint
[x] Sinner

[ ] Chosen

[ ] Obsessed

[x] Thr3e

William C. Dietz

[x] Halo: The Flood

David Dunwoody

[ ] Empire

Daveed Gardenstein-Ross

My Year inside Radical Islam

Jean Craighead George

My side of the mountain

Bear Heart

The Wind is my mother: The Life and teachings of a native american shaman


The Iliad and The Odyssey

Brian Jacques

[x] Mattimeo
[x] Marlfox
[x] Martin the Warrior
[x] Mossflower
[x] The Legend of Luke
[x] Lord Brocktree
[ ] Salamandastron
[ ] High Rhulain
[ ] Pearls of Lutra

Timothy Keller

The Reason for God: Belief in an age of skepticism

Stephen King


Harold S. Kushner

To Life!: A celebration of Jewish being and thinking (good. I think I was working on a good fiction book so I dropped it)

C.S. Lewis

The Magician's Nephew (now I recall reading the whole collection when I was younger, but I'm reading them all over again, so I'm not counting the earlier reads)
[x] The Lion, the With, and the Wardrobe
[] The Horse and his boy
[x] Prince Caspian
[] The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
[] The Silver Chair
[x] The Last Battle

[x] Mere Christianity
[x] Screwtape letters
[] The Problem of Pain
[] The Great Divorce
[] Miracles
[] A Grief Observed

Jonathan Maberry

[x] Zombie CSU: The Forensics of The Living Dead

[x] Patient Zero

Ross Macdonald

[ ] The Chill

Eric Nylund

The Fall of Reach
[x] First Strike
[x] Ghosts of Onyx

Frank Peretti

The Visitation

[x] The Oath

[x] This Present Darkness
[x] Piercing the Darkness

Mary Shelley


Lee Strobel

The Case for a Creator

Bram Stoker


Joseph Staten

[x] Halo: Contact Harvest

Koushun Takami

[x] Battle Royale

Sun Tzu

[ ] The Art of War

David Wellington

[x] Monster Island
[x] Monster Nation
[ ] Monster Planet

So I guess my collection of books has grown a little bit. This isn't including all of the historical reference books I've got on the bible and the Roman empire and so forth. This also isn't counting the books I've borrowed from other people.

Phew! Well I think that's everything now. These 100th posts have been a real adventure. I love my blog dearly. It's been with me through the good and the bad. Here's to 100 more posts, and I hope you guys all stick around to read them!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Good stuff

So last night was our super awesome L4D Lan party. Pretty much one of the greatest zombie stomping sessions ever! We didn't exactly come out on top every game, or round for that matter, but we still have fun and kicked some butt! Here's a funny little related video that only a few of you will understand.

Good times. Anyway, I've been slacking on the blogging for a while now but this post marks the official 99th blog post. Official because I have a draft or two laying around that I haven't bothered to post because I have no idea what to do with them. So since my next one is going to be the 100th, I thought I'd make it a special one. It'll probably be epically long. So for now, I'll use the rest of this post to put up random stuff as to postpone blog death.
Ok, Kevin found this on the internet and sent it to me. Doggone man. My idea got jacked. Oh well. You guys saw it on my blog first, and some of you even saw the drawings in person first!

Jillian inspired me to put up a music video on here. I will spare you all the girliness and put up some Coldplay and a video that is pretty creative and awesome.