Hello all and welcome to my most excellent web page! My goal in adding this page to the WTS is to entertain my fellow toasters, and maybe even a small segment of the rest of the Web. I'll endeavor to add something new every week, so keep checking in, or look for my announcements on "What's New".
My offerings will fall into two categories: First, original works; artwork, music, photos, or writing that I'm collecting here for self-publication on a scale unimaginable a few years ago. Hopefully, the world's collective yawn won't totally blow me over, but I think you'll enjoy it if you've gotten this far. Second, Stuff I Found On The Web, brought back and held up to the light for your enjoyment. There's a whole underground world of music publication on the Web through a device called "MIDI", and I have a link page or two of my favorites for you to cruise. Also, in commenting on an issue or interest of mine, I'll write some essays filled with links for you to read.
Go directly to the corners of my electronic world by using the navigation bar appearing at the top of this page, or jump down below this section to find out what I've added this week. I'll also be experimenting with time, allowing you to scroll through previous weeks' versions of my pages where appropriate.
Hello all. What's new? Well, this *cool* gift I got this week! Seems that a good friend of mine who was travelling in China this summer was thinking about me...
It's official, Reboot is cool! This 100% computer animated show is sort of a "Tron" thing without that pesky correlation to reality (for what possible reason would a "game" cause destruction to the system it is running on?), so watching it feels a little like playing a video game. I had the good luck last weekend to see large chunks of the show's 3 seasons, and liked it immensely. The thing I liked about it best is that watched as a whole, it gets better and better. It helps to be told that it started out as an ABC kid's show for the first two seasons, and then moved to canadian TV, and thus out from under the yoke of American TV's "standards". It starts off pleasantly enough, plainly episodic, the balance between the good guys and bad guys resolved each week. Then sometime around the second season it becomes more serial, and the situations become mysteriously less simple, and the references more clever. Then in the third season, the characters are actually explored, the quest hits epic proportions, and the story lines now contain outright tributes to many of my favorite TV shows. Also during its three seasons, the animation keeps improving too; you get the impression that the production crew lept on every new peice of animation technology the moment it became available, just for the fun of it. Strangely, Laura Croft makes not one appearance. I recommend checking it out. If you can, watch it in order; like The Prisoner, it has a Last Episode.
Here's this week's nanofic:
It's Not You, It's Me
"But... But.... I thought you loved me!"
"I'm not in love with you."
"But... everything you said..."
"We can always be friends, John. I'll call you. Goodbye."
"Very good, Agent 347. Headquarters will be pleased."
"Go away, Chief."
"Now now, 347, you knew the rules. Chin up, I have your next assignment..."
The Lisa Joy Adulation Page
Original Music by Number 12
Show Me Your Bus