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Thursday, November 16th, 2017
5:09 pm
2017: Calendar of Upcoming Events
Since this came in so handy last year, I'm again going to us lj to keep track of my upcoming races/registered events.

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12/02 (Sat): NYRR Jingle Bell Jog - 930am
12/02 (Sat): RPG Group Meet
12/03 (Sun): NYC Runs Riverside Park 5k - 9am

01/06 (Sat): NYRR Joe Kleinerman 10K
01/21 (Sun): NYRR Manhattan Half

02/04 (Sun): NYRR Gridiron 4M

03/18 (Sun): NYRR NYC Half-Marathon

* 11/04 (Sun): NYC Marathon

* indicates un-registered events, blocking off dates on calendar.
Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017
7:18 pm
RIP Rapid T Rabbit
Just received the sad news that earlier this week rapidtrabbit passed away. No news yet on what happened, I just know Richard had just enjoyed a trip visiting friends, I heard he had just returned to NYC when it happened... his family plans on making a formal announcement soon.

Rest In Peace Rapid, you will be missed :(
Wednesday, June 28th, 2017
10:32 am
JBadger's Remembrance
I posted some pictures from this on my facebook but I thought it might be something that should be captured here as well. This past sunday jbadger's family with the help of his friends at the Smithtown Fire Department as well as others, put together a remembrance for all who knew him to share their memories.

It's been just over a year since JBadger had passed away, originally this remembrance was going to be scheduled a few months after he left us but because of an approaching storm the fire department knew they'd be otherwise occupied (it was set to be hosted at their location).

But really things turned out very well, there were a number of people who were able to speak and share their memories: JBadger's family including two of his brothers as well as father, some of his fellow Fire Department staff, a couple of his co-workers from Honeywell, and a couple furs which included myself and film2edit/Chilly Mouse. Chilly was also kind enough to tape the entirety of the service, the first video clip is saved here but it looks like there are six video clips in total.

After the speakers the room was restructured for lunch which the Smithtown Fire Department was kind enough to cater, fantastic selection of food. Sat down with a couple furs I haven't seen in years as well as some other folks I'd only previously known online or just met. Shared some of our own stories from over the years.

Special thanks from me to rjwolf and plastiger for giving me a lift to Long Island. I wouldn't have been able to see JBadger as much during his stay at the hospice care, and would've had a lot tougher time getting to the remembrance if not for their help.

Really enjoyed the day with so many who cared for Lincoln; though I'll also say it was hard to revisit the loss of jbadger... keeps feeling unreal that he's gone :(
Friday, April 21st, 2017
3:27 pm
Swiss Army Man
Last night I finally got around to watching Swiss Army Man, which I had vaguely remembered someone at thegreenarcher's december party telling me about while I was in the process of trying to get drunk... somehow the craziness of the plot stuck with me so when I saw it at my library I rented it immediately.

Yeah, it lives up to the craziness :P

I won't spoil anything, basically it's about Daniel Radcliffe playing a magical corpse who helps a man trapped on an island escape and survive in the wilderness. First ten minutes the guy rides Harry Potter like a jet ski powered by farts... yah, you had to be there ^.^;;;
Thursday, April 20th, 2017
9:28 am
I don't plan on leaving LiveJournal but I have made a DreamWidth journal. Probably won't be doing much posting over there but I may back up my lj entries at some point.
Wednesday, April 19th, 2017
12:34 pm
Monday, April 3rd, 2017
3:13 pm
MoCCA Fest 2017
This past saturday I attended MoCCA Fest again, I'll edit this post later this week to give shout outs to the comics I picked up I think are worth mentioning.

Many of the previous years I'd attended both days, usually felt like an itch to go in case I missed some creator or comic, but not this year... not sure if it was anything I felt was missing this time or just not really being into it. Could be a bit of both, though I stuck around for just under three hours which is far less than I remember doing in past years; kinda realized that I had the same sort of beginning disappointment when I arrived there which later vanished after I did a second walk around (it's weird how you sometimes things don't catch your interest until you get a second glance).

Part of what I think turned me off is the hit or miss nature of these small press / creator-driven comics. There are just a lot of topics and art styles that just don't click with me, I think personally I prefer the slightly more cartoony look with stories involving fantasy / scifi adventures - and it helps if the characters are animalish. This year I guess I just noticed more of the cruder art style I'm not a fan of, coupled with far too much political driven storylines. I got to comics for an escape, not to read someone else's rant.

Not much else I can add in here until I go back and update with some actual comics, though I will say I've grown to really dislike the building they've been using to host his event for the past two or three years. It's cramped, it's hot... I mean it's pretty similar to the place they hosted at when I first started going (though that one seemed a bit more disorganized, though had a bit more personality). Wish they could go back to the Armory in midtown - one big open space with tall ceilings and near the subway, had some of its own issues of course but by far my favorite location in all the years I've attended.

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Sunday, March 19th, 2017
10:53 pm
Show status
Television shows - Last Season Watched
??? = Either reminder of show I'm interested in seeing or don't have a season completed yet
This is more of a note to myself, mostly shows I've been purchasing or borrowing from the library.

Agents of SHIELD - season 1
American Horror Story - season 5
Angry Birds Toons - season1/volume 1
Archer - season 7
Arrow - season 4

Better Call Saul - season 2
Big Bang Theory - season 9
Boardwalk Empire - complete
Bob's Burgers - season 4
Bojack Horseman - ???
Bored to Death - complete
Breaking Bad - complete
Burn Notice - ???

Castle - ???

Desperate Housewives - season 1
Dexter - season 1

Fear the Walking Dead - season 2
Flash, The - season 2
Fresh Off the Boat - season 1

Game of Thrones - season 6
Gotham - season 2
Gravity Falls - ???

House of Cards - season 4
How I Met Your Mother - ???

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - season 10
iZombie - season 2

Justified - complete

Larry Sanders Show, The - complete
League, The - complete
Limitless - complete

Middleman, The - complete
Mike Tyson Mysteries - season 1
Modern Family - season 7
Monk - ???

Once Upon a Time - season 5
Orange is the New Black - season 3
Over the Garden Wall - complete

Parks and Recreation - complete
Penny Dreadful - season 2
Portlandia - season 6
Psych - season 1

Rick and Morty - season 2

Silicon Valley - season 3
Sons of Anarchy- season 3
Space Dandy - complete
Super Mansion - season 1

Teen Titans Go! - ???
True Blood - complete
Tyrant - season 1

Veep - season 5

Walking Dead, The - season 6
Wayward Pines - season 1
We Bare Bears - ???
Tuesday, March 14th, 2017
1:13 pm
‘Fast radio bursts’ from space may be powering alien ships – Harvard study (POLL)
Published time: 10 Mar, 2017 14:10
Edited time: 10 Mar, 2017 14:12

Researchers at Harvard University have theorized that a baffling, unexplained phenomenon called ‘fast radio bursts’ may be used to power gigantic alien interstellar spaceships twice the size of earth.

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10:40 am
Real-life Zombies That Are Stranger Than Fiction
Some fungi, viruses and bacteria have evolved a spine-chilling way of being transmitted from one host to another. They turn their hosts into witless zombies

By Chris Baraniuk
13 March 2017

The zombies we know from fiction are ferocious, flesh-eating post-humans. And while such stories have never come true, nature is full of disturbingly similar cases of zombification among plants and animals. Sometimes the parallels are striking.

There is something particularly disconcerting about the idea that an animal's behaviour could be drastically changed by an infection or parasite, but it is a phenomenon well-established in nature.

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Monday, February 20th, 2017
6:32 pm
Friday, January 13th, 2017
5:00 pm
Another cut
Today was Jocelyne's last day, we knew it was coming. Company had kept her on for over a year now as a consultant/temp, however they can't legally go past eighteen months (she'd previously worked in another area of the company before coming over to us) and that wasn't in the cards. Now the rest of us will split up her Divisions, since they appear to be closing that position... we'll see how that goes.

To go off on a tangent... I should note that Jocelyne herself had replaced a temp, Darra, who didn't work out so well (management found out fairly quickly that guy had a lot of problems). But they screwed up the non-renewal of his contract, the HR person in our company had mistakenly thought all the temp contracts were being renewed when it was just everyone but his. Because he had gotten into the habit of "working remotely" on fridays (more on that) they didn't tell him til monday (I had sorta spilled the beans when I heard about it that friday afternoon and responded to an email of his ending with something like 'good luck with your next position' - this of course freaked him out, I tried to backpedal when I instantly realized he was in the dark. He got in touch with the HR person, they still thought his contract was being renewed, and then of course fast forward to some awkwardness that monday. In the end I heard he never returned his company issued iPhone.

At the moment we've only got one temp still working with our group - they either let the others go or hired them on as full time positions (which in itself is kinda bullshit how they did that, as compared to the other full timers here... which I don't really want to go into).
Sunday, January 1st, 2017
8:27 am
Year in Review: 2016
Looks like I haven't done one of these posts since 2011... so I may be a little rusty ^.^;;;

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Final notes... well at this point I'm not too happy with my current situation. I'm sure sometime in 2017 things'll change whether I initiate it or not. May get caught in a layoff or decide to depart on my own, my time in NYC seems less and less enjoyable as many friends are either moved away or are a bit less accessible. I've got so much shit too, I imagine trying to do a more minimalist lifestyle but I just don't think that fits with me. It's a nice dream though, to have an appropriate amount of stuff and not feel weighed down by so much extra.
I mentioned it in the new years resolutions but really what I need to start doing is getting my shit together. But a couple years back I started a bucket list post... which would be nice to check off some items from that as well.
Saturday, December 31st, 2016
10:46 pm
Movies 2016
1. Taxi Driver (1976)
2. Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)
3. American Ultra (2015)
4. Deadpool (2016)
5. Ted 2 (2015)
6. Burnt (2015)
7. Escape from Tomorrow (2013)
8. Zootopia (2016)
9. The Witch (2015)
10. 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)
11. 51 (2011)
12. Ant-Man (2015)
13. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
14: Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015)
15. The Legend of Hercules (2014)
16. Abominable Christmas (2012)
17. Last Shift (2014)
18. The Blood Lands (2014)
19. The Boss (2016)
20. The Jungle Book (2016)
21. Cooties (2015)
22. The Good Dinosaur (2015)
23. Tomorrowland (2015)
24. The Joneses (2009)
25. Escape from Planet Earth (2013)
26. Goosebumps (2015)
27. The Lego Movie (2014)
28. Rio 2 (2014)
29. Justice League vs Teen Titans (2016)
30. Minions (2015)
31. Captain America: Civil War (2016)
32. X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)
33. Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016)
34. The Nice Guys (2016)
35. The Gift (2015)
36. Self/less (2015)
37. Snowpiercer (2013)
38. Cell 211 (2009)
39. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016)
40. Vacation (2015)
41. Batman: Year One (2011)
42. Quackerz (2016)
43. Nanny McPhee (2005)
44. The Boy and the Beast (2015)
45. Green Lantern: Emerald Knights (2011)
46. Inside Out (2015)
47. Avengers Grimm (2015
48. The Visit (2015)
49. Final Girl (2015)
50. Hitman: Agent 47 (2015)
51. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016)
52. Our Brand is Crisis (2015)
53. Hitch (2005)
54. Ex Machina (2015)
55. Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016)
56. The Secret Life of Pets (2016)
57. Break Point (2014)
58. Superbad (2007)
59. Unfinished Business (2015)
60. Black Mass (2015)
61. Suicide Squad (2016)
62. The Martian (2015)
63. Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (2015)
64. Don't Breathe (2016)
65. Kung Pow! Enter the Fist (2002)
66. Nocturna (2007)
67. War Dogs (2016)
68. The Adventures of Panda Warrior (2016)
69. Sausage Party (2016)
70. Storks (2016)
71. The Night Before (2015)
72. The Croods (2013)
73. The Angry Birds Movie (2016)
74. A Monster in Paris (2011)
75. Porco Rosso (1992)
76. Norm of the North (2016)
77. The Walk (2015)
78. Daddy's Home (2015)
79. Point Break (2015)
80. The Forest (2016)
81. Triple 9 (2016)
82. Keeping up with the Joneses (2016)
83. The Accountant (2016)
84. Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)
85. Iron Sky (2012)
86. The Girl on the Train (2016)
86. Coherence (2013)
87. Beyond Beyond (2014)
88. Funny Games (2007)
89. Cosmopolis (2012)
90. Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)
91. Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders (2016)
92. Eraserhead (1977)
93. The Big Short (2015)
94. Moomins and the Comet Chase (2010)
95. Ratchet & Clank (2016)
96. Eating Raoul (1982)
97. Keanu (2016)
98. The Purge: Election Year (2016)
99. The Games Maker (2014)
100. Moomin and Midsummer Madness (2008)
101. Moana (2016)
102. Arrival (2016)
103. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)
104. Doctor Strange (2016)
105. The Shallows (2016)
106. The Frog Kingdom (2015)
107. Bridesmaids (2011)
108. Terminator Genisys (2015)
109. The Lobster (2015)
110. Office Christmas Party (2016)
111. Rogue One (2016)
112. Hardcore Henry (2016)
113. The Brothers Grimsby (2016)
114. Passengers (2016)
115. A Mouse Tale (2015)
116. Neon Demon (2016)
117. Bone Tomahawk (2015)
118. Sing (2016)
119. Why Him? (2016)
8:03 pm
Books 2016
1. Straits of Hell (Destroyermen #10) by Taylor Anderson
2. Alone on the Wall by Alex Honnold and David Roberts
3. Fox by Margaret Wild / Illustrated by Ron Brooks
4. Dexter Is Delicious (Book #5) by Jeff Lindsay
5. Searching for Dragons (Enchanted Forest Chronicles #2) by Patricia C. Wrede
6. In a Glass Grimmly (Book #2) by Adam Gidwitz
7. Where Is Bear? by Lesléa Newman / Illustrated by Valeri Gorbachev
8. The Three Ninja Pigs by Corey Rosen Schwartz / illustrated by Dan Santat
9. The Cat Who Walked Across France by Kate Banks / illustrated by Georg Hallensleben
10. Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson / illustrated by Jane Chapman
11. Blood in the Water (Destroyermen #11) by Taylor Anderson
12. The Warriors by Sol Yurick
13. The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell
14. The Tomb (Repairman Jack #1 / The Adversary Cycle #2) by by F. Paul Wilson
15. The Stars Askew (Caeli-Amur #2) by Rjurik Davidson
16. The Barrens and Others by F. Paul Wilson
17. The Executioner: Fire Zone (Book #371) by Don Pendleton
18. Crookjaw by Caron Lee Cohen / illustrated by Linda Bronson
19. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness / illustrated by Jim Kay / based on idea by Siobhan Dowd
20. The Very Cranky Bear by Nick Bland
21. Bear Wants More by Karma Wilson / illustrated by Jane Chapman
22. The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear by Audrey Wood / illustrated by Don Wood
23. The Bear Ate Your Sandwich by Julia Sarcone-Roach
24. Legacies (Repairman Jack #2) by F. Paul Wilson
25. The Game Players of Titan by Philip K. Dick
Thursday, December 29th, 2016
11:33 am
New Year Resolutions
Since I've been absolutely horrible at actually accomplishing these things I'll keep this new one simple... get your shit together. Interpret that however you like, I have some specific areas in particular where it applies but I don't think it's worth going into here.

Oh, and maybe knock off at least one more item from ye old bucket list.
Thursday, December 22nd, 2016
5:30 pm
con photos
Looking back at some of my old con posts reminds me of two things, 1) I need to start making convention posts again and 2) I need to include photos from said cons in the posts.

I'm more a visual person, seeing photos from those respective years and locations... brings out a lot more of the nostalgia ^.^;;;
Tuesday, December 6th, 2016
4:32 pm
Con-Roster Meme (updated?)
Looks like the last time I updated this was sometime in 2013... I'm reposting this along with what I think I can remember of years I attended that were previously missing. Might have to make some changes, this is more as a reminder to myself to update this thing.

AnimeNext: 2003
Anthrocon: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Chiller Theater: 2006
FA United: 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
FurFright: 2003, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013
Furpocalypse: 2014, 2016
Further Confusion: 2004, 2005, 2008, 2010, 2015, 2016
Horrorfind: 2003, 2004, 2005
I-Con: 2005
Lunacon: 2004, 2014
Mephit FurMeet: 2003, 2004
Midwest FurFest: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2013
NY ComicCon: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
PAX East: 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Rock and Shock: 2011
Special Edition NYC: 2014, 2015
What The Fur: 2011

FEDGE: 2005
Furryball: 2009
FoxMAS: 2008, 2010, 2016
MoCCA: 2003(?), 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Pandaguy Picnic: 2004
Monday, November 21st, 2016
12:51 pm
If We Find E.T., We May Not Want to Talk to It
By Charley Lineweaver
November 21, 2016

The question of whether there is intelligent life elsewhere in the universe has been asked by people for many years.

But if we hear something, should we answer? In the absence of any signal from them, should we try to make our presence known?

One of those asking these questions is Stephen Hawking, the British cosmologist with many deep thoughts and a good sense of humour.

Unlike many celebrity scientists, Hawking’s provocative, news-grabbing statements almost always have some content worth pondering.

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Friday, October 7th, 2016
8:35 am
'Alien Megastructure' Star Keeps Getting Stranger
By Mike Wall, Space.com Senior Writer | October 5, 2016 07:00am ET

The more scientists learn about "Tabby's Star," the more mysterious the bizarre object gets.

Newly analyzed observations by NASA's planet-hunting Kepler space telescope show that the star KIC 8462852 — whose occasional, dramatic dips in brightness still have astronomers scratching their heads — has also dimmed overall during the last few years.

"The steady brightness change in KIC 8462852 is pretty astounding," study lead author Ben Montet, of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, said in a statement. [13 Ways to Hunt Intelligent Alien Life]

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