Things continue to grow and change around here. The first of the rewards from our long-lost Indiegogo campaign have started to go out, and there are a few minor changes to the website. We wanted to make sure that people knew when it was time to come back, so the side bar is there to inform of just that information. Though there still should be some mid-week madness; a possible update or little story or who-knows-what. Those of you who have bought into the RSS magic will know of these things within an hour of their happening.
Other things have remained exactly the same. A nice little link to the most recent page can be found here, as always. I even gave you a comma that time. It’s like hitting the side of a barn. You can’t miss it.
There is a little bit that you might miss, if you aren’t looking for it. A few new pieces have appeared in the Media section of the site. The idea of fan art is very humbling to me. I like the idea of another artist letting my work inspire theirs. Honestly, I usually just don’t even know what to say. Two of the three new pieces were actually done by my sons, Gabriel and Collin. (I’ll let you figure out which of the pieces are theirs.) I’m not going to go into our situation too much, but the short is that they are not living with me, so any contact and any connection that we have is very precious. Art like this is the kind of gift that any parent will understand. I won’t belabor the point.
I guess I’ll just leave you with a few thoughts concerning Marvel: Agents of Shield, that premiered last night. If you haven’t seen it and are planning to, don’t worry, I’m not going to put in any spoilers.
I’ll start by just summing it up to say that I liked the show and am planning on watching it on a weekly basis. There is some nice groundwork for character development and plot, and I thought that the show did a pretty good job of finding the balance between being a super hero show and a… regular guy?… show. They have a fine line to walk as the series progresses and I wish them luck.
That being said; I think some of the performances are going to need some refining before the show gets really good. The Joss Whedon style of acting and line delivery (throwaways and cheekiness that really defined Firefly, for example) was obviously a new kind of struggle for some of the actors new to the style, and they better start learning from the vets around them soon or they might continue to look a little hammy by comparison. I wish them luck, though, and might end up blogging about this more if it’s compelling.
Anyway, I’m out.