Halloween / Wizard World Austin Costume – Part 2 Design

This year for Halloween I’m going to try to make my costume. I have a pretty good idea for what I want to do.

In this installment of “boy&horse has a crazy plan that may never get very far, but what the hell, let’s try it anyway,” we are going to look at the actual design I have come up with for the costume…

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Sapphire and Steel – Assignment 2: The Railway Station

Hey! Do you want to see something scary?

You do!? Well from October 24th through October 31st I will be streaming Sapphire and Steel Assignment 2: The Railway Station on my streaming channel:

http://www.justin.tv/boyandhorse

Each episode of The Railway Station will be shown on consecutive nights starting at 9pm central on Monday, October 24th, 2011.

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Nine on the Ninth – Nine(ish) Best Halloween Movies to Watch in October

Halloween is a very special time of year for kids. It’s the one time a year that kids can dress up and go ask strangers for candy…

…wait, what?

That is the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard of, taking candy from strangers… it’s a far better idea to stay home and watch scary movie while carving jack-o-lanterns. Presented for your perusal…

Nine(ish) Best Halloween Movies to Watch in October

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What song(s) make(s) you smile? Part 2: H – N

Music is supposed to have an impact and depending on the mood I’m in different songs affect me differently so there really isn’t one song…

…also this is an alphabetical list from my iTunes library so there are more songs that I have probably missed, I will amend as I can…

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Halloween / Wizard World Austin Costume

This year for Halloween I’m going to try to make my costume. I have a pretty good idea for what I want to do.

I am a huge fan of WWI uniforms and of Larfleeze, Agent Orange in the DC Universe. Normally, these are not similar ideas to bring together for a costume…

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What song(s) make(s) you smile? Part 1: A – G

Music is supposed to have an impact and depending on the mood I’m in different songs affect me differently so there really isn’t one song…

…also this is an alphabetical list from my iTunes library so there are more songs that I have probably missed, I will amend as I can…

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Churchill: The Hollywood Years – Background and Commentary

Origin: England

Churchill: The Hollywood Years was a production of the English film industry.

This movie is less how Americans remember the WWII and more how the English think Americans remember WWII. The jokes are also geared to a specific subset of the English that find Harry Enfield and testicle  jokes funny. That is not to say the movie is not going to make you laugh. However…

… you are only going to laugh at the historical inaccuracies. But that’s okay, those inaccuracies are mostly intentional. The movie seems to take place in 1939, which makes some jokes… questionable.

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Nine on the Ninth – Deep Space Nine

I have a confession to make: I love Deep Space Nine.

I don’t know what I was doing when I first saw Man Trap or Encounter at Farpoint or Wrath of Khan, but I can tell you exactly what I was doing when I saw Emissary. I was 12 years old sitting in my room huddled with my sisters and my Dad around a 13″ B&W tv, the only one we had that had an antenna.

Why did we need an antenna? Because the only station that was broadcasting Deep Space Nine on that January night was in Dallas, and it was a hell of a chore to line up those rabbit ears. Luckily the local CBS affiliate picked it up the next week so I got to see the Wormhole open up in all it’s glory.

From that point on, for seven years, every Saturday night at 10:35 I was hooked.

More than TOS, more than Next Generations, DS9 is Star Trek in my eyes. If has everything that I love about Science Fiction: Aliens, Social Allegory, Space Battles, Random Technobable (admittedly less so than in TNG)… and eventually I will go into great detail about Deep Space Nine, but today I’ll just go into the Nine best story arcs, in my oppinion, of the whole seven season run:

The Ferengi The Bajoran Civil War The Changelings
The Pah Wraith Martok Nog
The Emissary Section 31 The Mirror Universe

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let us think the unthinkable, let us do the undoable, let us prepare to grapple with ineffable itself, and see if we may not eff it after all.

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