Rang in the new year quietly. Matthew and I went out to pick up a bottle of champagne and then curled up with Hobkin to watch Spider-Man 2 and Resident Evil: Apocalypse a la Netflix. I discovered that I can watch zombie flicks if they're action instead of horror (I've got major squicks when it comes to shambling undead). And at 11:30 we turned on the Peach Drop coverage in Underground ATL, poured the bubbly, and clinked in the new year.
Spider-Man 2 was exceptionally uninspiring. The action bits were good, but anything involving character development got tedious fast. Resident Evil: Apocalypse was better, all shiny and shoot-em-up. Although it really felt like a video game. I drank far more champagne than I ought to--I'm a total lightweight; two glasses does me in. All in all, a good way to end 2004.
Saw a review of The 3rd Alternative #40 at Emerald City which highlighted my story to praise. An auspicious beginning for 2005:
"My favorite story, however, was "Running on Two Legs" by Eugie Foster . . . it was interestingly cute, and it has a refreshingly sanguine view of serious illness."
Happy New Year. Eugie and Matt:)!! We watched the Peach Drop also.
Didn't they show Shaun of the Dead at D*C? There was some hoopla about it from what I rememeber.
BTW, I have the first Daily Dragon toon in the works. It's best to start early:) Are there going to be any DD meetings or something pre-con? If so, let me know.
Happy New Year!
"Didn't they show Shaun of the Dead at D*C?"
I think they did, although if so, I didn't go, still being Leery With Extreme Prejudice (TM) of all zombie flicks at the time.
"BTW, I have the first Daily Dragon toon in the works."
Zounds. You're going to strain something!
"Are there going to be any DD meetings or something pre-con?"
Yepper. Check out the Dragon*Con.org website. The first all staff meeting is March 5th. Hope to see you there!
Yeah, it's hard to find in the U.S. You can buy a copy of it online from the Andromeda Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Horror Bookshop (in the UK). Also, Project Pulp will carry it, but it hasn't posted the current issue on their website yet. They only have up to issue #39, but I suspect #40 will go up in the next few weeks.
It could be they have two different directors? Just like in Charlie's Angels. No. 1 is better than #2. That's because they have different directors in the movie. I think the #1 movie is classy and the # 2 movie is trashy!