Tuesday, April 24, 2007

This week...

Is my last week at LAC+USC Medical Center as part of the Department of Emergency Medicine.
I will begin Student Teaching on Monday April 30th at Marshall Fundamental. I'm excited and yet a part of me is sad that I'm leaving a job. I've worked since I was about 12 and it'll be the first time I'm not getting paid for doing work. It is kinda scary, but I know that at the end it'll be worth it to be running my own class room. This doesn't mean that I'll stop writing or blogging at all, on the contrary, it'll be nice to be able to put the graded or grading in progress papers aside and let my mind relax by pouring my head into this blog or a short story. I seem to have to really be inspired for me to pull out my sketch book and draw these days. Which is also sad, but I've come to terms that I can describe what I see a helluva lot better than I can draw it and that' s okay.
Especially when you see guys like Jacen Burrows, Bryan Hitch, Ben Templesmith, Frank Quitely, Jim Lee, Darick Robertson and Marc Silvestri.
But I can write whatever I can imagine so long as I can describe it.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

It came from Outer Space...

And I saw the lights from the heavens raining down on us, the once favored sons of the great God Emperor of Mankind. And we were poor in spirit and empty of all gratitude to him, who sits on the Golden Throne, rotting like the meat puppet that he is. Let his vengeance come to us. Our guns our waiting, our swords are keen, are blades are stained with the blood of his servants. Let the planet and the galaxy burn...


I'll be writing if my bro will.

Friday, April 13, 2007

Interesting things this past week...

  1. The Killers @ Staples Center
  2. Learning that Kurt Vonnegut died
  3. Curse of the Golden Flower - China, Later Tang Dynasty, 10th Century. On the eve of the Chong Yang Festival, golden flowers fill the Imperial Palace. The Emperor (Chow Yun Fat) returns unexpectedly with his second son, Prince Jai (Jay Chou). His pretext is to celebrate the holiday with his family, but given the chilled relations between the Emperor and the ailing Empress (Gong Li), this seems disingenuous. For many years, the Empress and Crown Prince Wan (Liu Ye), her stepson, have had an illicit liaison. Feeling trapped, Prince Wan dreams of escaping the palace with his secret love Chan (Li Man), the Imperial Doctor's daughter. Meanwhile, Prince Jai, the faithful son, grows worried over the Empress's health and her obsession with golden chrysanthemums. Could she be headed down an ominous path? The Emperor harbors equally clandestine plans; the Imperial Doctor (Ni Dahong) is the only one privy to his machinations. When the Emperor senses a looming threat, he relocates the doctor's family from the Palace to a remote area. While they are en route, mysterious assassins attack them. Chan and her mother, Jiang Shi (Chen Jin) are forced back to the palace. Their return sets off a tumultuous sequence of dark surprises. Amid the glamour and grandeur of the festival, ugly secrets are revealed. As the Imperial Family continues its elaborate charade in a palatial setting, thousands of golden armored warriors charge the palace. Who is behind this brutal rebellion? Where do Prince Jai's loyalties lie? Between love and desire, is there a final winner? Against a moonlit night, thousands of chrysanthemum blossoms are trampled as blood spills across the Imperial Palace.
  4. Got to design some logos at my job. Haven't done that in more than five years. It was fun

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

From PBS' FRONTLINE show...


This is documentary that I had tried watching, but unfortunately our PBS station aired it at an odd time. I have not seen it yet, but I do know what came out of this man getting ALS
The ALS Therapy Development Foundation.

If you have time, check it out. My family was deeply affected by this disease and we lost our Grandmother from it. So if you read this, check it out and help out any way you can.

Another Gran Morrison Joint...WE3

This was a really interesting article, and I'm so glad Morrison is writing the first draft of the script at least.



Along came...The Killers

SoMonday night's show was amazing. But, the acoustics at the Staples Center sucked. These guys put on one helluva show though. If you can see them in concert, catch 'em, they sound like they do on their records


Friday, April 06, 2007

Cool sites to see...

Ben Templesmith of Fell and Wormwood fame.

Josh Middleton, this guy is fucking awesome:

Ashley Wood: this guy interpreted Fuckin Metal Gear and Metal Gear Solid not to mention working with Kojima-san,

check these guys out or be a fucking lame ass!