So picture this… it’s christmas 1977. I am 7 years, 7 months old. My future wife, Misty, is 5 months old. Star Wars is still the number one subject on my mind. It was a dark time in the world of Star Wars. There were many items to read, look at and listen to, but toys were nowhere to be found. The closest thing to toys were models and paper crafting books.
So today my bLog turns one! My longest running project on the internet in years. It combines a little of my business with a lot of my passions in life. For me this bLog has been less of a “look at me and despair” or “see how Fracking Cool I am“, it has been an outlet of my nerditude and geekness. In this format I get to reach out to other geeks and make connections that just are not possible anywhere other than a local comic book shop. We just recently ticked over 5k in visitors and I hope to keep that trend going.
Thanks for joining me on this ride and keep coming back for more geeking out and nerdgasms. This coming year I would like to invite a few guest authors to join in my fun and maybe I’ll get a few interviews up if certain things line up properly .
Excelsior, Live Long, Prosper and May the Force be with You… Nuff’ Said.
Darran “@Jedi_Knut” Hight
If you have noticed, my posting volume has dropped considerably along with my art. Real life has reared its ugly head and it can’t be ignored, this time. We are in the beginning of a month long relocation effort from Northern California, back to Southern Oregon. Not only will we be moving back to my wife’s hometown of Grants Pass, I will be employed again. Being employed, for an undetermined period, will also affect my time blogging and expressing my geekness online with the rest of my fellow geeks. It has been a very long time since I held down a paying position so I am very excited about that. Inevitably this position is temporary and I will be searching for a permanent position and continue to find more contract work when and where I can get it. My WordPress app for my phone will be getting some test driving pretty soon. In the meantime, please bear with me as the great upheaval approaches. Until then I will continue to watch my shows (Beware the Batman, Avengers Assemble, Top Gear UK, etc) , read my comics and collect/sell my Kenner action figures all while consuming copious amounts of COFFEE.
Over on whatculture.com, Baz Greenland writes: Doctor Who: 10 Reasons Tom Baker Was The Greatest Doctor.
You don’t have to give more than one reason. Tom Baker was my first Doctor. I’ve relayed, on more than one occasion, my introduction to Doctor Who. The short version that, while visiting relatives in Oklahoma I happened on the episode “Face of Evil”. I have been sold on the Doctor ever since. I have collected all of Tom’s episodes and have expanded that collection to include Peter Davison’s 5th incarnation of the Doctor and most of Jon Pertwee’s 3rd Doctor episodes. Tom Baker is my first and shall always be my favorite. There have been many other Doctors, but Tom Baker is mine and still is the greatest, thanks to Big Finish audio productions.
Honestly, I have to thank the BBC for creating and continuing to extend Doctor Who. OK, that and Top Gear (UK) 😉
Keep Calm and Carry a Bag of Jelly Babies.
If you haven’t already, check out Space1970 over on Blogger. It covers Sci-Fi/Fantasy from the late 60’s to the early 80’s. The morning I discovered this wonderful blog I was captivated and, being a child of the 70’s, I felt a comfortable wave of nostalgia wash over me. Three hours later I had covered roughly 80% of the site. There are some great reads and some great memories archived there for posterity. Head on over and check it out for yourself.