As James Wallis once said: “Brevior vita est quam pro futumentibus negotium agendo.”
Or, in English: “Life is too short to deal with Fuckwits.”
I’ve ditched the Haloscan comments system on this blog, because I don’t want to have to deal with Anonymous Stalker Wank-fests. Blogger now offers its own comments software, which allows comments only from registered users. If you want to register, it’s free. Go to Blogger to sign up.
If you don’t want to register with Blogger, you can always comment over on The Phantom Zone, and I’ll be sure to see it…and that requires registration as well.
If you don’t want to do either, people that I care to hear from have my email address, and can reach me that way.
The reason that I’m doing this is so that any fuckhead wanting to continue their masturbatory stalking of me has to register with either Blogger (which has clear terms of service, and is more than willing to give your ass up if you violate it), or the Phantom Zone (which is run by friends of mine who will be more than happy to help me out as well).
Have a nice day.
I haven’t posted in a bit, so here’s a run-down of what I’ve been up to:
I didn’t get out to Origins. Money was too tight this year. From what I’ve heard, the “fixgama.org” folks, who have been steadily undermining the ability of the Board to get anything done for the past year or so, managed to get themselves elected as the new Board by walking into the meeting with fistfulls of proxy votes from brand-new member companies. Back room politics at it’s best, from people who bitched constantly about transparency and open debate. I’m finding it more and more difficult to give a shit about what happens to this industry. We make the mess ourselves, and then complain about it.
In other news, SKULL & BONES didn’t win the Origins Award for Best RPG Supplement. I’m 0 for 2. Ah well.
On Saturday, I performed at a one-day promotional faire for the Kansas City Renaissance Festival, held 150-ish miles away in Jefferson City, Missouri. Getting up at 4:30 on Saturday so that we could be loaded onto the cast busses kinda sucked, travelling that distance on a bus that wasn’t able to top 45 miles an hour REALLY sucked, but the weather was great (75-ish and sunny), and I had a great time working on my character in public for the first time. I’ve learned that the Royal Court is a little kid magnet, so I now know that I need to make sure that I have some sort of schtick to do for wee ones.
This week is being spent trying to get the new Adamant website up and running with the new host, and getting the house ready for the visits that are beginning next week, as my youngest two kids are joining us for a nice Summer visit, and my folks are coming out so that they can see all of us together.
Back to work…..
Moon Over Washington
OK…this is deepy weird, definitely disturbing….and naturally, being completely ignored by the corporate media.
At least a dozen congressmen (of both parties) attended a ceremony held in a Senate office building—a fucking *coronation* where whacko cult leader Sun-Myung Moon was declared “humanity’s Savior, Messiah, Returning Lord and True Parent.” Check the link for an overview, including a list of confirmed attendees…the Moonies claim upwards of 80 members of Congress attended. Salon’s got a more detailed article about it if you want more info.
That’s right kids. Our government offered legitimacy (through the offer of official space to conduct the ceremony, and the fact that congressional big-wigs attended) to this:
But express any opinion that this government might need replacement, and *you’re* the nut-job. Sheesh.