Watchmen.

Last night after work I grabbed a couple of hours of sleep before Lyssa, Mika, Hasufin, Joe, Kash, and I threw our circadian rhythms for a permanant loop by driving to Tyson's Corner to catch the 12:01am premiere of Watchmen at the theatre.

If you're not familiar with the story, it is the masterpiece of writer Alan Moore and artist David Gibbons, a cold war tale set in an alternate world in which costumed vigilantes once ran around the night wearing domino masks and funny armored outfits, criminals still wore bandit masks and carried tommy guns, Richard Nixon was …

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A long week, a late night, and so much to write...

Well, let me see... it's been interesting times the past couple of days, which has left me precious little time to write about what's actually been going on with my day to day life lately.

First off, early last week Alphonse Elric, Lyssa's primary machine and workstation at home packed it in. One moment he was cunching merrily away, the next utterly locked up. No amount of rebooting or jiggling was able to bring him back online, though we did notice that the components inside of his silver chassis (as well as the exhaust fans and chassis itself) were horribly …

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They're going to try it again...

Once again, the movie industry in the US is attempting to adapt William Gibson's novel Neuromancer to the silver screen. This was attempted once before, and all I need to say on the topic is this: It went horribly. If you're really interested in what happened back in 1988, it's out there on the Net, and you can search it out yourselves.

I have only four words to say to the announced creative team of producer Peter Hoffman and director Joseph Kahn:

Don't fuck this up.

The projected release date is sometime in 2009, and there are precious few details …

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