Tim (littlebluedog) wrote,
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I tried for several minutes to smith a witty subject line consisting of a portmanteau of blog and constipation in order to communicate the difficulty I'm having lately in writing. But I failed ... or at least none really sounded, um, very appetizing. So I went instead for a Shatnerian reference. Which I think fails as well. Whatever.

I've got a bunch of things to write about, have started several unfinished, privated posts, but just don't feel like COMPLETING them. Lots of things are going on: having a bunch of work done on the house, gardening like a mofo, visited with a law school friend the other day, several friend dates and goofy jokes to relate, blah blah. Just when I sit down to write it's ... just ... kind of ... blocked, Spock.

So here's a meme instead. I guess I'm supposed to explain or provide context for three of my interests and three of my icons. At the end, if anyone wants to do this meme, you leave a comment and I identify three-n-three for you to 'splain. And so on. emakelle  tagged these for me:

Interests

hoogerbrugge: This used to be a unique interest on LJ, and I'm glad that a few other people list it. It's the name of an artist I found a few years ago that does interactive animated art: Hans Hoogerbrugge. He had just started his "Nails" series when I first found his site, and I really like his offbeat style and clean design.

drunkmenworkhere: Last time I checked, this was a unique interest, but it looks now like one other person lists it as well. It's another website: DrunkMenWorkHere.org. I have no idea who these guys are, or how I found them, but they do neat nerdy and/or artistic clicky things with code, including some flash games ... including qix. Highly addictive.

samurai jack: Long ago in a distant land ... or rather, in 2001 on Cartoon Network, then still shaping its identity to appeal to both kids and adults, Genndy Tartakovsky started breaking a lot of rules and setting modern animation stylistic benchmarks with Dexter's Lab, PowerPuff Girls, and Samurai Jack, the latter of which is a series of episodes following a samurai in his quest to defeat an enemy that has flung him into the future, so he can return to the past. The style, pacing, plot, and technical details of the animation all combined to make this one of the better cartoon series I've ever seen. Plus, he just kicks ass.

Icons

This icon is a  minifesto created from the second entry I wrote in this blog.  The entry was essentially a narrative exercise in which I tried to adopt a neutral, almost impassive voice white relating a variety of intense emotions via a rather serene experience from a road trip.

Don't know if I succeeded, but the memory of the experience is still very clear.
Ubuntu, so far as I understand it, is a Linux-based operating system first introduced in late 2004 as more user-friendly version of a Linux.  I thought this also meant n00b-friendly, and when I read about it somewhere--likely a blurb in one of the watered-down tech magazines I read while on planes--I decided I wanted to learn it.  Joined a bunch of LJ discussion coms and made the icon (I really like the logo).  So far, progress = 0.
Well, this is me.  I don't remember why, but I needed a picture of me, and none of the other two million worked.  Maybe it was for one of drjeff's "Ego Day" entries, not sure.

But I think I look hot, so I made an icon of it, and use it when I am subtly indicating that I will kick your ass if you disagree with the comment I am making.  Cuz look at me.  I'm tough.

OK! So if you wanna play, say so in the comments and I'll select some for you to explain in a post.
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  • microbloggin'

    Yesterday: 13:17 File under "neat!" - RT @dstroy: wow thats an addictive little game: machinarium.net

  • hmm

  • beyond good and eljay

    And when you look long into the abyss, the abyss also looks back at you.