|Radio tonight||February 9, 2004, 6:28 pm|
IMJack on Radio UTD, tonight from 10pm to Midnight, Central Time.
Punk rock and then some.
|Writing Journal: Immediate Threat||February 8, 2004, 7:35 am|
“When you’re dealing with people like this, your first priority is to not get killed. Usually their first impulse when dealing with things like this is to slaughter anyone who could be involved.”
- - “A lot like us, in fact.”
“Exactly. But these guys are big on secrecy, and are responsive to threats like going to court or going to the press. They wouldn’t dare kill any press.”
- - “A lot not like us.”
“Right. These people’s existence relies on nobody knowing who they are and how they work. These people are scumbags, but nobody can know it.”
- - “Whereas we Morgans are scumbags, but everybody knows it!”
“Bingo! You’re really gettin’ into this!”
- “Why are you telling me all this?”
“Well, Nabiki here has caught on to one little thread that you haven’t. The Blue Berets are no longer an immediate threat to you and your girls. Right now, the most immediate threat is staring you in the face, eating your pickles, and rummaging through your medicine drawer.”
- “Wha-? Hey, get out of there!”
- - - “Can’t help it, lady. I’m allergic to catgirl dander, and this place is killin’ me.”
|Writing Journal - Character exposition #1||November 6, 2003, 2:48 am|
I'm stupid enough to post a two-fer tonight.
Charles Brown had been in the Army for a long time.
He’d enlisted straight out of high school, literally walking off the hangover from the graduation party on his way to the recruitment center. It was either that, or go to state college with the same people he’d known since elementary school. He’d decided that, no mater what, he had to get out of St. Paul.
That was 1969. This was 2030. In the time between, he’d fought one war in Vietnam, two in Afghanistan, three in Iraq (he’d been out wounded for the fourth), one in South Africa, and a brief one in China, not to mention countless police actions and interventions in the meantime.
Over the course of his career, he had advanced from boot Private to First Sergeant before being accepted to OCS, and then had worked his way through the officer ranks to full General. In the meantime, he had learned how to fight in jungles, in deserts, in cities, in mountains, and in tundra; he had been through infantry school, dive school, jump school, SEAL school, Ranger school, and had even been in the only class of the failed Space Infantry School experiment. He had even taken part in a number of human experiments before such things were shut down.
Charlie was the kind of guy who was going to stay in the Army, on active combat duty, until it finally killed him. Or he would, if he thought he could still be killed. As it was, once the warrior life got boring, he was planning to wait for a convenient death scene and then slip away, lie low for a few years, and then perhaps start over in the Navy or something. But for now, he had a duty to perform.
Lots of duties. The Army knew a good man when they saw one, and Charlie Brown was worth a platoon of them.
|Writing Journal - Random dialogue #3||November 6, 2003, 2:30 am|
|“Doc Morgan, our boss, tries to brew his own whiskey every year. He tests it out on us grunts. If it’s good, he hoards a bunch away and sells off the rest. If it’s not so good, he sticks it in our cold-weather rations.”|
|Writing Jounral - Bull Session #1||September 21, 2003, 11:52 pm|
"Let's say you have two grocery stores. They're essentially identical: similar prices, similar layout, similar staff, etcetera.
"The only real difference is: At the entrance to one store, you have a senior citizen acting as a 'greeter'. At the other store, you have an armed guard. Based only on that, which store would you rather shop in? Danny?"
"Armed guard, all the way."
"'Cuz if things go to shit, the old guy isn't gonna back you up in a firefight."
"What could possibly 'go to shit' in a grocery store?"
"Like maybe some bagger is late for work again, and he gets the call from the store manager. But rather than just quitting like a normal person, this kid decides to grab his uncle's AK and head down to the store for some retribution."
"... That's never gonna happen."
"It does! I've seen it happen. First firefight I was ever in, back in high school, way before I enlisted. ... Couldn't do much other than take cover, but still -"
"Ladies and gentlemen, Ranma has called bullshit."
"Whatever. Are you gonna shut up now, or you gonna keep this up?"
"Or do you have proof?"
"Oh, I got proof. I can tell you all about it, and I can tell you who else knows about it. You can ask 'em yourself."
"Ah! Sit back, boys and girls, and you shall hear a tale! A tale about a dark day back in August '22, when a kid we called Donny decided he wasn't gonna put up with Don's Food's shit anymore..."
|Juniper Lemcke||September 13, 2003, 12:30 am|
My parents found a puppy.
I would kill to be able to see, feel, pet, love this dog right now. But I'll have to settle for helping my dad scan photos of her and then throw them up online. I would kill a human being with my own hands, for a chance to see a dog.
Juniper. Shepherd mix of some kind. Found abandoned in some backwoods corner of Utah with her two littermates. I'm told she looks like a cross between my Misty and my Jenny.
I didn't cry when I learned that Misty died. I didn't cry when Jenny died in my arms. So why do I feel like crying now?
|I am Jack's Patriot Day Radio Show!||September 10, 2003, 2:19 pm|
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|Doom Movie LOLOLOLOL||August 4, 2003, 8:31 am|
A history of the Doom movie in the DoomWorld forums:
DooM - The Movie ?, begun by Renegade_Style on 07-02-01
On the Doom movie again, begun by Jeremy on 07-12-01
READ!!!!, begun by Jeremy on 07-29-01
DOOM movie, begun by bigbadgangsta on 08-08-01
thoughts concerning a Doom movie..., begun by Prime on 11-14-01
Doom Movie Question, begun by KingKill33 on 12-19-01
isn't a doom movie?, begun by MyStiKaL_BiOn on 12-20-01
Wasn't there a hollywood movie of Doom?, begun by Kai on 03-11-02
doom movie.. what do you think?, begun by HAMMER-STROKE on 06-03-02
Doom Movie, begun by RailGunner on 07-30-02
Any word on a movie???, begun by Affirmative on 08-18-02
Action figures, a new novel series and maby even a movie.. [kewl], begun by HAMMER-STROKE on 08-19-02
Doom, the movie, begun by WhileIM on 09-25-02
The Doom Movie, For Real This Time?, begun by Linguica on 09-25-02 *
if worst comes to worse..., begun by Ct_red_pants on 09-28-02
A very cool idea (in my opinion), begun by ricky_steel on 01-10-03
A Doom Movie?? , begun by MagnuM on 04-16-03
Doom movie, to be or not to be, begun by Gau666 on 05-22-03
Doom ]|[ movie, begun by pl0mk3r on 07-03-03
Doom 3 OST, begun by Nick on 08-04-03
Concerning the SWAT scriptwriter, as broken on Blue's News:
Latest Doom Movie Crap, begun by mewse on 08-08-03
Doom Movie Planned, begun by Baron of Hell on 08-09-03
Note that this news is four years old, and has already been discredited.
|Filling||July 28, 2003, 12:12 pm|
|I'm getting a filling or two done this afternoon. I hate getting fillings.|
|Writing Journal - Random dialogue #2||July 25, 2003, 12:20 pm|
I write shit. I have shit that I want to write, but never have the willpower to sit down and write some coherent piece. So when I do get a flash of inspiration, I try to just write that little blurb and let it sit. Myabe have others look it over and comment.
"Look, I know what it's like. I see a lot of people questioning their life, especially in this business. I've seen so much of it, and hated it so much, that I decided to try and help anybody in my outfit that was having problems.
"So this is how it works: If I see you sitting there, questioning your existance on my time, I will beat you until your existance is no longer in question. When I'm done you will know, without a doubt, whether you are alive or not. Understood?"