fishy blog

bannerman:  [ Wednesday, October 4, 2000 ]
   Ignore the design and layout of this page and the fact that the author spells Internet "Inturnet", and click on all of the thumbnails. This castle is fantastic. A more in depth history is available from Lenore Person. I mostly just like looking at the pictures, frankly. The history is very interesting, but not as interesting as the feeling of history that sings from the photos...

infiltration:  [ Wednesday, September 27, 2000 ]
   "After we’d duckwalked a few slippery meters into the unlit 1.8m round concrete pipe, I switched on my six-D-cell Maglite, which brightened things up considerably and fulfilled certain deeper needs I do not claim to understand." I am a giant fan of Ninjalicious.

magic tree:  [ Thursday, September 21, 2000 ]
   Sam Brown is a fantastic strange kid. I sent him titles once, but he never used them, which is fine, because he must get giant piles of them now. Someone seems to have sent him "Your drawings suck", which is entirely untrue, but ended up well for all of us.

pork4kids:  [ Monday, September 11, 2000 ]
   I think that it is pretty clear that the National Pork Board has too much money. I couldn't resist trying the 'build a sandwich' section... they offer four kinds of pork meat. At least they offer lettuce. I was too afriad to click the pig for a tour of the farm...

porgy and bess:  [ Friday, September 8, 2000 ]
   I have songs from this musical stuck in my head today. I am not entirely sure why. I get 'I Loves You Porgy' stuck in my head an average of five times a week. I don't have any recording of this Opera, though, except the Miles Davis and Gil Evans version, which of course has no lyrics, though it is a fabulous recording. If I was on a high speed line, I would Napster another version across and play it right now, but this computer has no speakers, and the connection is not great. Soon, perhaps.

Class Of Y2K:  [ Monday, August 28, 2000 ]
   Random picture, taken by Simon at a friend's grade 8 graduation. I came across it today, and noticed the 'Class of Y2K' bubble letters in the background around a cross. Very strange image to stumble on halfway through your morning. Y2K is away on vacation now, but when he comes back, he is heading back to school. Chalk dust and waxy floor polish, loose leaves and three rings. I ended up just sitting here thinking about school.

scooby:  [ Monday, August 28, 2000 ]
   Sigh. Housesitting for my parents, who have extended cable. Which means that I am doing other things, yet Scooby is playing in the background on the Toon Network. It is my personal Secret Weakness #764.

Fireland:  [ Thursday, August 10, 2000 ]
   Russell pointed me at Fireland ages ago, and I check in there once in a while. Josh is a fabulous writer, in a quirky, enthralling way. This series is fantastic. It is a story, a coherent story, which makes it more than the average text-product. Not that those are any less fabulous...

octo-danger:  [ Friday, August 4, 2000 ]
   Billy Dare, Boy Adventurer, Chapter CXLVI "Octo-Danger: In which the plot goes strangely astray". I love Ruben Bolling.

the fool:  [ Tuesday, August 1, 2000 ]
   I watched this animated dream sequence by Steve Whitehouse, staring Mister Man, and supposedly based on a dream by Mars Martin, three or four times. It is mesmerizing, in the way that other people's dreams often are. More so, perhaps, because this is beautifully realized. The scenes by the ferris wheel are stunning. Note that this is a substantial file, and that it is not for the weak-of-bandwidth...

overheard:  [ Tuesday, August 1, 2000 ]
   Lance and his contributers sure seems to stand near very interesting people. Or perhaps they just live where there is a lot more sun. The people around me sometimes make more sense, though I did hear a middle-aged woman today say, oblivious "we should sign one of them on right away, because a pianist in the hand is worth two in the bush..." Incidentally, Lance built some elaborate navigation for Overheard, but it was broken. I just got the directory listing, which worked very well...

friendbear:  [ Friday, July 28, 2000 ]
   I found friendbear from Sam Brown's, and I am hooked. This strip, "A Valuable Lesson about Disco" is my favourite. The full list of strips (or, apparently, partial) is on the archive.