Archive for November 8th, 2002
MegaTokyo
Posted by on November 8th, 2002, at 11:12am

MegaTokyo blanketMegaTokyo is a sweet manga webcomic done by Fred Gallagher (a.k.a. Piro). “Manga” is a term for comics drawn in a Japanese style. The comic is about the characters of Piro and Largo who are currently stuck in Japan. It’s a rather odd and amusing comic at times and draws intensively on the mixed culture created when throwing these Americans into Japan and also involving a lot of tech humor. There are often references to video game systems, zombies, evil robots, and other such things. Largo commonly employs “leet” speak (1 4M 1337 U L4M3R -> note: this is my attempt at representing it. Some people can do it without using any letters. This says “I am leet [elite] you lamer.” This kind of talk is commonly employed by frequenters of internet video gaming and chat culture.) Fred just got laid off at his real life job, so now he’s going to start doing MegaTokyo full time. W00T! This means the three posts a week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) will probably really get done every week with no filler material (DPD – Dead Piro Day, or SGD – Stig Guy Dom). So, check it out, it’s good stuff. (On a side note, I wish I had the bedspread shown in the picture. It’s not on sale for the masses, though…. yet.)

Not Quite in Laramie
Posted by on November 8th, 2002, at 1:36am

Last night (technically, anyway…) I went to see The Laramie Project with Cora, Jesse, and Justin B. It’s a play about the events and people in Laramie, Wyoming surrounding the murder of Matthew Shephard, a homosexual man. I don’t agree with all of the opinions voiced and agreed with by members of the cast, but I did find it to be thought provoking. While I believe homosexuality is a sin, I do not believe it is right for anyone, and especially Christians, to hate or generally ignore homosexuals. Romans 3:23 – “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” This does not excuse their actions. A person’s sin is not an excuse for anyone to sin against them in any way: thoughts, deeds, or actions.

On a lighter note, after that we watched 10 Things I Hate About You. Funny movie. I haven’t seen it in over three years, so it was fun to watch again. And now, I need to get hopping into bed.

One final note: Tracy’s birthday was yesterday. Whee! I hope it was cool for ya.

And now.