Active Blather: May 2006

May 27, 2006
I just finished watching the season finale of Lost (Thanks again for taping it for me, Tim!) and The Year of the Hatch is finally over. In honor of the big show, I'm going to break it down like last year's finale! Of course, spoilers are to be expected!

* I knew Desmond was going to return, but just how he did was a nice surprise.

* It was interesting how Desmond's remarks about the island being stuck in a snow globe is mirrored at the episode's end with two people basically living in a snow globe.

* Is Charles Widmore linked to Hanso? Remember the Widmore name has popped up on Sun's pregnancy test and Henry Gale's balloon. And what's the story behind Libby's dead husband? Is it a coincidence his name, David, is the same as Hurley's "imaginary friend"?

* I enjoyed seeing practically the whole cast utilized in this episode with Michael and the chosen four, Sayid, Sun, and Jin's sailboat excursion, and Locke and Eko's battle for the hatch. Only Claire was stuck with little too do besides holding the biggest one- month-old baby in the world.

* Did anybody else's internal buzzer go off once the ship's name was revealed? Libby may be dead, but I think she'll be pretty active in future flashbacks.

* That big bird did call out Hurley's name. Twice.

* It probably made Charlie's day to find Locke crying in the jungle.

* My Favorite New Mystery: The giant foot with four toes. Let the speculation begin!

* Naughty Locke took Eko's Jesus stick. Shameful, Box Man!

* Eko is the island's best climber.

* All Charlie wants to be is a hero, doncha think?

* Saddest Moment: The look on Hurley's face when he realizes Michael killed Libby and Ana-Lucia.

* Nice to see Sayid is still a practicing Muslim.

* Um, shouldn't the dynamite have been placed in a better place?

* Inman returns and he is partially responsible for the invisible map, but for what purpose?

* Electromagnetism: The engine that drives the show!

* Locke: "They're not my friends."
It's sad to see a man his age pout.

* The Others' Shantytown by the Sea: Those big fakers!

* The Whispers before the Ambush: I only caught "Elizabeth".

* Inman may have been a spook, but he was sure easy to kill.

* Did Desmond truly crash the plane? It looks like he did...for now.

* Faux Henry Gale is The Others' Great and Terrible Oz!

* Yes, Locke, you were wrong. Again.

* The Violet Event: Was it me or did Faux Henry looked slightly pissed when it began? And we saw Bernard, but where was Rose?

* Coldest Moment: Michael boating past his bound and gagged friends.

* Ice Station Zebra is proof there's life beyond the island, but what will be Penelope Widmore's role in the future?

* More Questions: Did Desmond, Locke, and Eko survive? Are Michael and Walt gone for good? Hurley was only chosen as a messenger? What do The Others want with Jack, Kate, and Sawyer? And what's the deal with Charlie?

I guess we'll find out in the fall!

May 25, 2006
So my roommates made it back from their cruise last Saturday. They all returned with tans and stories about their experiences on the big water. Everybody seemed to have a good time and no one fell off the boat (There goes my chance to appear on Rita Cosby!).

As for me, my week is trotting along at its usual clip. Nothing out of the ordinary to report. Looking forward to a long weekend. I have nothing special planned, but I'm okay with that.

May 20, 2006
Things have been pretty quiet this past week. With my roommates becoming shipmates on a Caribbean cruise, I've had the place to myself. I've occupied my time by following my regular routine which includes going to work, watching TV, going online, and sleeping. I also feed Eric's fish. As of this writing, they all have survived my guardianship.

And finally...
Untitled Alien Project #3

May 14, 2006
I want my Mummy!
Happy Mummy's Day!

May 13, 2006
Regret #1: My roommates are taking off for their Caribbean cruise later today and I suddenly wish I could go with them. For someone who professes a love for travel, I certainly don't have the mileage to prove it. And the idea of going on a cruise just became appealing to me. I guess their anticipation and excitement for their big trip has just started to rub off on me. Oh, well. Somebody has to stay behind to feed Eric's fish.

Bon voyage, guys!

Regret #2: Today is the date for this year's S.P.A.C.E. (The Small Press and Alternative Comics Expo) and I unfortunately can't make it. I actually had a table at last year's big event and I had a blast! I met some wonderful folks and discovered a lot of great comics. I was hoping to either attend or exhibit again this time around, but the lack of moolah put a kibosh on that. Hopefully, I will make it to next year's show!

May 12, 2006
Crisis at Touchy Feely Fotos (The place where I work): Apparently the place was abuzz with dread and suspicion as a mysterious blue pickup truck circled the Touchy Feely compound this past afternoon. The truck kept driving around the parking lot very slowly. A sentry was posted to keep an eye on the vehicle and a supervisor was about to be summoned, but the potential threat drove away with all its mysterious intent.

The Official Game Show for My Life: Match Game

The Number of Ketchup Packets I Received at Lunch Yesterday: Fifteen

Remember: Mother's Day is this Sunday.

May 6, 2006
Public Service Announcement: Today is Free Comic Book Day so run down to your local, participating comic book shop and say "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!".

Lunchtime Haiku:
Pile of nachos fall
Taco meat lands on my lap
Hello, orange stain!

For the Little Hos in Your Life: Pimpfants (via Paul Dini)

May 5, 2006
Dream Diary: A couple nights ago I dreamt that I was in Cicely, Alaska (The hometown of Northern Exposure). I was visiting there for some reason and I ended up talking to Holling (played by John Cullum). He had remodeled The Brick and it was small and disappointing. The rest of the dream is hazy now, but I know he told me what happened to some of the other cast members, but I don't remember what.

Lost: Yipes! I didn't see that coming.

Living on the Air in Cincinnati: The always great Something Old, Nothing New  shows some love (with clips!) to WKPR in Cincinnati.

Happy Cinco de Mayo, mis amigos!    

May 2, 2006
Days Past: I think the most eventful thing that happened to me this past weekend was that I slept twelve hours Sunday. It was that type of weekend.

The Most Neglected Color: Indigo

The Number of Ketchup Packets I Received at Lunch: Nine

A Conversation Overheard at The Group Home:

Eric: I never been to a bachelor party before.

Me (Trying to be funny): I heard they are a lot like the Tom Hanks movie.

Eric: Unfortunately, it's The Man with One Red Shoe.

Another Alien Strip:
Untitled Alien Project #2

April 27, 2006
Due to circumstances beyond my control (grumble grumble), I went to work yesterday without my contacts thus forcing me to navigate through a blurry landscape that I call my life. I survived it with no injury to myself or to others so I guess that's a mark in the win column.

In order to feel linky, here's a nice interview with Matt Groening (via Cartoon Brew).

April 26, 2006
After nearly two weeks of ideal spring-type weather, late October returned for a visit with gray skies and cold rain yesterday. So despite what the calendar may say, don't pack away those long-sleeved shirts just yet, friends!

I've been toying around with a new idea for a comic strip involving two aliens just recently. I have no clue if this concept is worth pursuing, but I did come up with the following strip.

Untitled Alien Project #1
There may be more to come.

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