Submitted by CalamityJon on May 21, 2008 - 15:18
Submitted by CalamityJon on May 21, 2008 - 11:19
A Thesaurus of Minotaurs
A Virginity of Unicorns
A Stairwell of Gorgons
A Tinderbox of Phoenixes
A Multicephalus of Hydras
A Basile of Ogres
A Bas-Relief of Griffins
A Logo of Mermaids
An Assembly of Chimerae
An Ornament of Cockatrices
A London of Werewolves
A Hobnob of Goblins
A Nostalgia of Ghosts
A Pursuit of Leprechauns
A Schedule of Fairies
A Beauty of Beholders
A Lobotomy of Mind-Flayers
A Myopia of Cyclopses
An Orgy of Satyrs
A Conundrum of Sphynxes
A Wail of Sirens
Submitted by CalamityJon on May 20, 2008 - 12:02
When I first moved up here to Washington, I was without a television. In fact, I actually had cable in the apartment for four weeks before I got around to picking up a television set on which I could watch it, and even then I had basically fallen out of the habit of watching anything if it wasn't available in some online format or another.
Submitted by CalamityJon on May 19, 2008 - 12:25
Terrific illustrator Leanne Buckley recently commissioned me to do a couple of "tiny heroes" of Dark Phoenix and Kitty Pryde, to accompany the Scarlet Witch and Storm she won in an eBay auction (I ain't linking to my eBay listings right now because I have no original art up, just a ton of old action figures I'm trying to get rid of).
Submitted by CalamityJon on May 19, 2008 - 10:18
Submitted by CalamityJon on May 14, 2008 - 11:40
Along these lines, another phrase I sort of dearly love is when guys qualify any compliment they give another guy by adding that they're "comfortable with" or "confident in" their sexuality, or the even more ludicrous "...with their masculinity1"
Submitted by CalamityJon on May 14, 2008 - 11:10
I think one of my favorite phrases in English is "Never Let It Be Said," which is a high-falutin' and very defensive way of saying "Oops." Folks only say it when they're caught doing something they perceive as being somehow damaging to their reputation1, it's something that's said by folks who like to micro-manage the way that people react to them. Folks who make a big deal out of paying back the five bucks they owe you ("Never let it be said that I don't pay back my debts!"). You know the kind of people I'm talking about. Assholes.
Submitted by CalamityJon on May 13, 2008 - 15:03
Submitted by CalamityJon on May 13, 2008 - 12:49
In the years before I moved out of Tucson, I was making a concerted effort to pare down my possessions to something manageable - I'd been a collector and a pack rat, and was neck-deep in useless geegaws. In the last month before I moved, I got everything I owned down to the point where I could have conceivably packed everything (outside of furniture) into my car.
Submitted by CalamityJon on May 12, 2008 - 16:03
Seattle Drink 'N Draw (now with its own blog) was last Friday, and was a pretty darn good success. We packed Shorty's, which admittedly does have great atmosphere and hot dogs, but which I'm not sure we want to have the next D'n'D. Very loud very quickly. It is somewhat cosmopolitan, despite the clowns-eating-hot-dogs theme, so it's nice to have an upscale place for out-of-towners, but I think I'd rather have a quiet place with more tablespace where we can all actually talk and chill instead of perch and shout.