Monday, April 21, 2008

Slacker Radio

I started listening to Slacker while at work. The concept is easy -- you pick 15 (or more) of you favorite artists and Slacker keeps the music coming. No playlist to fiddle with or choices to make. Still, you can make your own playlists or listen to the pre-set ones. Since my tastes are pretty out there, I can hear Johnny Cash's "Walk the Line" right behind Van Halen's "Hot for Teacher".

The best part is that it is all free -- yes, free! Sure, you can sign up for Slacker Premium (which I have), but you don't have to do so. There are benefits to having a premium account, like saving favorite songs to play out of your library and unlimiting skipping.

Now, I'm hoping to get a Slacker Portable sometime this year, so support my sponsors -- order books/games from Amazon using my links and buy my t-shirts -- in order to help me earn the cash needed. Or, do it the free way by clicking the below button and trying out Slacker. It'll earn me an entry into a drawing for a free Slacker Portable and you get to listen to great music, so it's a win-win situation!


Also, I'm trying something new by posting to two of my blogs at once, so...
God Bless and Happy Reading!

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Sunday, April 20, 2008

Tribal Wars

I found this online game called Tribal Wars. You build up your village and try not to get attacked. It's kind of like a slower moving Age of Empires, but online and with other players. It's pretty involved to take over other villages. Anyway, I just thought you would like to know about it. The game's free, but premium accounts are available. I'm playing a quite a few different worlds, so look up Bentley Gadget if you decide to play.

Happy Playing!

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Thursday, April 17, 2008

Inside Out

I found Inside Out while reading Dueling Analogs. There was an ad.

Anyway, I read the archive and decided I had to review the comic. You just have to stop reading right now and go read Inside Out.

The comic is one panel, black and white with very funny (and sometimes gross) jokes. I don't know who wrote it or who drew it, but it is hilarious and... Hey, why are you still reading this review? Didn't I tell you to go and read Inside Out? Weren't you listening/reading?

Happy Reading!

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Wednesday, April 16, 2008


Flatmates. It's about two dogs and a girl. You have to read it. Not too many comics there right now -- unless I've messed up trying to browse the archives. It could use an About page, but other than that -- you just have to read it.

It's funny, funny, funny in that dry non-American humor, like Monty Phython without the funny walks or Fawlty Towers or Are you Being Served.

Like that.

It's black and white on a blue background and very nicely drawn.

Did I mention talking dogs? Talking, working, trivia pursuit playing dogs and a girl.

What more could you possibly want?

Happy Reading!

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Monday, April 14, 2008


So, I'm reading my email and there's one from someone called Death. Hmmm, I think to myself, why would Death send me an email and I truly hope that this doesn't mean my number is up.

Anyway, it turns out that Death just wanted to point out an online comic called Akashik. Feeling relief that my number isn't up, I decided to check the comic out.

I asked Death for a logo and she provided the one above -- pretty cool. Death then tells me that she's looking forward to my review, "even if you rip us a new one, I can't wait to see what you think."

Well, I'm not going to "rip us a new one". I like the comic, even if I'm not really sure quite what's going on. I haven't made it all the way through the archives, but I do feel as if I've started watching a movie when it had all ready started. However; the drawings are very nicely done. The comic does have a nice storyline.

They want to print issue #1 via Lulu and they need to raise the funds to do that. So, if you enjoy the comic, please either vote for them or donate to them. Also, they have some cool merchandise over at CafePress. You should check out their store.

Happy Reading!

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Saturday, April 12, 2008

A Small Plea...

In case you didn't notice, I added yet another Amazon widget to this site. Hey, a girl's gotta earn some extra cash. Anyway, this is called (big drum roll) a Carousel. I think it is kind of cool.

So, if I could make just a small plea. If you're ordering from Amazon, please start here. It puts a few cents in my pocket and it takes no extra time.

Just a small plea.

Happy Reading!

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The Wannabe Pirates

The Wannabe Pirates is a twice weekly comic that tells the adventures of Captain Errol Flemm (the most famous pirate ever to sail the Caribbean) and his crew.

Now, it would be nice to have an About page (hint to Largent & McCrary), but there isn't one. I've gleamed from the News section that The Wannabe Pirates was originally a home movie that McCrary made with his friends. Largent (since he couldn't be in the movie) designed cartoon versions of the cast. Also, along with the comic, Largent and McCrary are working on a 3D movie of the comic in color. The pictures of the cast look great.

But, enough about the background, we start The Wannabe Pirates with Flemm and Mr. Sneeze beginning their life as pirates. I'm pretty much loving this comic. The drawings are sleek and the storylines are quick reads.

I'm looking forward to seeing the movie -- supposedly to be completed sometime this September.

Happy Reading!

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Thursday, April 10, 2008

Sorry -- Again

I know you are all tired of hearing Sorry from me, but I've been out of town on and off for the past couple of weeks due to a family emergency.  I've actually started writing a couple of reviews, but haven't posted them.

I promise before Monday you will see a review in this space of Wannabe Pirates.  I don't have the URL on me at the moment, but it'll be in the review!

Oh and to everyone sending suggestions, please keep them coming.  I will get to your comic as soon as I can.  That's a promise. 

And, finally, to Hal over at Beyond Human, sorry about the short review.  It was meant to be longer, but I posted it just after the family emergency started and I had promised you I'd post one, that I figured better short than never.

Happy Reading!