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Short 4: "Starvation"
Friday, December 30, 2005 - 9:50 PM
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Short number four is written and posted: "Starvation".  Enjoy.

Short 3.5: "Flight"
Sunday, December 25, 2005 - 1:30 AM
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Merry Christmas!  It's an hour and a half in and I'm already feeling the cheer.  (actually I'm starving >.<)

So I'm sitting up late waiting to see if Santa Clause really exists, and I thought I'd kill the time by doing some writing for you folks.  I got the next Short, sort of: "Flight" seemed a little incomplete, and its cliffhanger ending a little arbitrary, so I decided to just tack the next part of the story right onto the end.  Short 3 is therefore a good deal longer now, and the new stuff begins here.

Short 3: "Flight"
Friday, December 23, 2005 - 1:55 AM
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I'm pulling an insomniac right now, and so the third Orcmar Short, called "Flight", is written and posted.

Mewvies
Thursday, December 22, 2005 - 8:30 PM
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A couple of college buddies crashed on my floor this week (hey nate... your shawls are Boeing), and we went to see Narnia and King Kong.

Narnia was very cool - pretty much spot on the the book, although I would not have minded if they'd included another twenty minutes of character development, Lord of the Rings style.  There were a couple of bumps - Santa Clause felt horribly, horribly miscast, for example - but overall it was awesome.  (TALKING BEAVER! =D)  And the Jesus references don't beat you over the head too much - I mean, no more than they do in any story where the powerful savior figure gives his life for the sins of another and is then resurrected by the ancient and abiding power of love.

Which is a beautiful thing, you know?  Whatever your race or creed, there's a good message there.  If you're not a Christian, don't worry about getting force-fed Christian mythology - just enjoy the message, about love and forgiveness and the seductive power (but ultimate futility) of evil.  And if you're Christian, don't get nasty about someone worrying about getting force-fed Christian mythology - it'll won't do anything but make it a whole lot less likely that they'll appreciate the message.  ...Boy, I could go on all day about that stuff.  Probably will, some time.  I'll keep it short and me out of trouble for now, though: I'm a big fan of Rufus's philosophy.  Feel free to get somethin' going on the forum.

As for Kong... well, it unabashedly ruled.  It seriously rocked me.  You wanna know how much it rocked?  Here's a hint.  You know the big fight scene between Kong and that T-Rex that they plastered all over the trailers to make everyone's jaws drop?  You know how usually movie trailers put that big jaw-dropping scene in the trailer, and then you've pretty much seen it and there's no real point to going to the movie?  Yeah, not so much.  Here's the spoiler: there's three of 'em.  King Kong kicks the crap out of three T-Rexes.  It's also a surprisingly good date movie.  So go check it out!  (Warning: it's freakin long)

I'll probably do an Xmas post on Xmas, but for the time being: Happy Holidays from all of us (that's me) here at AlbatrosBits.com!

Short 2: "Labor"
Thursday, December 15, 2005 - 2:15 PM
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The second Orcmar Short, "Labor", is up.  Check out the old ones (one) on the Orcmar Shorts index - an Appendix to The Murloc is Lonely.  Enjoy!

Pix!
Sunday, December 11, 2005 - 2:55 AM
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I sure should be working on the crazy weird presentation I have to give Monday evening (more on that later), but I'm not.  (I'm not engaging in a social life either - more on that another time, probably.)  Instead, I'm up at two thirty in the morning playing around with a site called www.tektek.org, where you can, among other things, create custom anime avatars.  They're kind of fun, and extremely time-consuming.  (darn you Jael, darn you!)

Anyway, if you're one of those people that needs a face to go along with every semianonymous internet personality you run across, and the bird at the top of my page isn't doin' it for ya, here I am.  In full eight-bit glory.

"Jael", incidentally, is an abbreviation of a secret (and uncharacteristically badass) alias of the dear friend of mine who sent me the site.  She's a real cutie, too, an' I'll prove it:

She says hi.

Homage to Fang
Friday, December 9, 2005 - 11:45 AM
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A week ago, when I heard that Blizzard Community Manager Fangtooth was leaving the WoW forums forever,  I asked you guys to get together and post some reminiscences for the guy.  There's been a heartwarming outpouring of love for the guy, and I put it all together on a webpage: the Albatros Bits community's Fangtooth Homage.  Thanks to all you guys that participated, and rest assured that he'll see your words and thoughts.  If you didn't get around to jotting your thoughts down, feel free to continue adding them here.

Imagine
Thursday, December 8, 2005 - 11:15 AM
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Twenty-five years ago today, John Lennon was killed in cold blood in front of his New York home.  Actually, "cold blood" isn't quite right... more like weird lukewarm dude-had-no-soul blood.  He wanted to catch the attention and love of then-child star Jodi Foster, and he sat and calmly read Catcher in the Rye while waiting for the police and ambulance to arrive.  They have a special padded room in hell for people like that: I've never seen it, but I hear the walls are padded with fire, and spikes.

John Lennon - artist, pacifist.  Beatle.  Grower of amazing beards.  I don't agree with everything the man wrote (why take on religion?  done right, religion is a force for all the good stuff he was singing about), but I do think that he was one of the greatest believers of our time - a believer in the human spirit.  I can only imagine how, in some ways, unhappy, it must have been to be him in the imperfect world.  It's not an original thought to point out the irony in his violent death, but it is a poignant one.

The Orcmar Shorts
Wednesday, December 7, 2005 - 10:30 PM
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By popular demand, I am returning to regular story-posting.  I am still waiting on my excellent Guest Writer, so I'm afraid Book One's cliffhanger ending shall remain cliffhanging for the moment.  Forum-regular Cangjku (who never checks his PMs =P) suggested out of desperation that I could write a prequel, and I took the idea and ran.

The Orcmar Shorts are a series of short stories which I will be posting in the upcoming weeks, focusing on our hero's time spent in Orcmar, years before the present story.  The first short is called "Honor, Dishonor" and you can read it here.  The shorts have their own index, as an appendix to "The Murloc is Lonely", and I will post here on the front page whenever I add a new one.

The stories will jump around a bit, by design, but as they grow, you should start to see some important threads tying and vectoring them together.  There'll be some important stuff in there for anyone keen - and patient - enough to look.  Happy reading!

Fang is leaving us! ;_;
Friday, December 2, 2005 - 11:00 PM
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It seems that our titular Murloc is moving on.  Fins together for him, in hopes that the plankton is greener wherever he is now.

Since Fangtooth is pretty much the reason this story got started, I thought that we should do something a little special for him here at the Bits.  Any of you guys that want to, and I hope you all will, should compose a short fare-thee-well to our dear departed Murloc, and then post it to this forum thread which I created for the purpose.  Post anything you like - addressed to the Tooth - from a quick three-word "we'll miss you" all the way up.  I'm going to personally be thanking him for inspiring me to take on this project.  (No need to register to post, but please include your name/handle in the Username field.)  When I've got a bunch, I'll put them together on a web page and e-mail it to him by way of farewell.

Good luck, Fang, and wherever you are... requisite joke about fish.

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