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  1. May you dwell among the stars, and begin your journey anew.
  2. I've been de-stressing in the miasmic boondocks of time, patiently lurking in the shadows as the mental scars heal, and allowing my spirit to re-establish contact with The Force. Alternatively, I've been working, playing games, posting nonsense on websites, and waiting for Lucasarts to get off their backsides and remake the original Jedi Knight in a glorious new engine. The franchise needs a reboot. Instead we get Kinect Star Wars, FFS. :/ *shakes fist* And yes, the Swamp Is Dead. Long live The Swamp!
  3. Dath, if I could hug you, man, you know I'd do it. The first time we tried for a kid, my wife miscarried, so we know what you're going through. Give it time, be strong, and you will be parents some day. The best of luck to you both. Meanwhile the Grim Reaper's doing over-time in my part of the world. My father died on 25th May, and my uncle (his brother) died a few weeks prior to that, both from cancer. I just don't know - or care to know - what's going to happen next, at this point. Ever get the feeling the cards are stacked against you? No matter what happens, now or in the future, just remember this: "Every hour of every day is worth living, so live it well." Cos you never know when your time's up, so make the best of the time you have, and never give in. Morgan's fight for life taught me that. Never give in, never hold back, and be what you want to be. Bless you all.
  4. Thanks everyone, for your support. Really appreciate it. I've had bad times in my life, but this is by far the worst, and puts everything else in perspective. Feels like a piece of my soul's been ripped away, and it'll never heal. It was, on both counts. Thanks. Still trying hard to come to terms with it, but there'll always be those niggling doubts that maybe we could have done more for him. Got to try and be strong for my wife and my other son. Anyone who wants to know what happened to Morgan, just click the 'Imagination Unbound' link in my sig - I ditched my website to put up a brief memorial for him.
  5. My youngest son, Morgan, died on Christmas Day last year, aged 10 years. I'm f*ckin' devastated. ;_;
  6. I am still alive, but I don't kick as much as I used to.
  7. Congratulations, Rhett. I wish you and your wife all the best, now and in the future. Now get busy making little Rhetts. There is nothing greater than the gift of love, and the gift of life.
  8. A good selection of movies there as always Groovy, including some of my favourites like American Werewolf and Halloween. The Thing, Sleepy Hollow and Severance are good movies as well. Personally I liked the movie 'The Mist' as well, which had a powerful ending. Strangely enough, that was my favourite Stephen King short story as well. Supernatural movies tend to send a shiver up my spine, probably because I've seen and heard things myself that I could not explain by rational means. Anyway, I would recommend movies like The Changeling (not the modern movie, but the old one starring George C. Scott) and The Haunting (1960s original version). Some scenes from those movies have always stuck in my mind. And for sheer weirdness...Night Watch.
  9. *sniffs around Rhett's slippers to wake up* Phew. I heard my name mentioned, and you must have used that damned Jedi Mind Trick again. <.< Anyway @ Rp...I've kind of got my hands full right now (and all the way up to February most likely), and I've not had any time for art at the moment. My wife broke her leg so I'm having to look after her, the kids, the house, and try to do some actual work inbetween. Kind of hectic... :/ That's not a 'no I can't help' - it's a 'maybe I can depending on the time frame'. Let me know, m8. @ Taos - hi m8, and thanks. Don't do much singing these days, unfortunately, due to COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). Sucks to be me.
  10. My wife and son liked the movie. My son reckons it is on par with Iron Man. I don't know, because I haven't seen either film yet. I did see the first Ang Lee effort, and I can't say I was very impressed with it. I remember watching the TV series as a kid, and at the time it was one of my favourite shows. Don't know how I'd feel if I watched that series now, though.
  11. Very nice artwork in this thread.
  12. The world is going to hell. :/
  13. I'm looking forward to it. Gillian Anderson rocks - imo she acted everyone else off the screen in seasons 8 and 9, and I like her other work. I watched every season back to back recently (for about the 5th time) and it's still one of my favourite series, ever. Hope this movie turns out to be good.
  14. Lucasarts gave PC gamers a two-digit salute with their assinine comments recently (ya need teh $4000 dollar rig ta play it, yo!), so they can have it right back. Lost most of the respect I had for them previously, and won't be getting any more of their games. Oh I forgot, they're too hard to make for PC anyway. Riiiiight.
  15. I'm looking forward to seeing this film. Always liked Iron Man as a kid (along with Spiderman), and from the trailers I've seen so far it looks good.
  16. My vote is on Yellowstone blowing it's stack. That's going to be a pretty bad day for everyone.
  17. I hope they don't mess it up. I'm not sure I could stomach a return to the old-style Doom, and Doom 3 was okay but a bit repetitive. They need to be a bit more creative with the gameplay and environments.
  18. Thanks bill. This place is like the Hotel California...you can never leave lol.
  19. I'm still a bit dubious about this fourth outing, but if they've retained the humour and action of the others in the series I'll probably enjoy it. When it comes to CGI effects, they work best when they're not obvious. Too many movies lose some of the immersion factor due to poorly realised CGI, or making characters do things that stretch the bounds of credibility. It's a bit jarring if you can point at the screen and say 'that's the CGI bit'. Sometimes less is more. I do hope this will be the last movie in the series.
  20. I've just been catching up on some of the old Pink Floyd albums - 'Meddle' and 'Atom Heart Mother'. Prior to that I picked up 'Dark Passion Play' by Nightwish. Nice albums. On the hardware front I finally got around to hooking up all the PCs at home to a wired network with a new modem/router/firewall (don't trust wireless), so we can all finally get on the net at the same time. Downloaded Ubuntu 7.10 to try that out and my kids like it, along with the bunch of Linux games I downloaded at the same time. Meanwhile they've both been blasting through the original Jedi Knight game, which brings a smile to my face. Oh, and I got the entire DVD collection of 'The Saint' starring Roger Moore. Great viewing, with a high nostalgia quotient. 8)
  21. Thanks for the welcome. Been a long time, but I thought I'd peek around the door frame to see what's going on.
  22. My kids like Star Wars. They've watched all the movies, and play some of the games, and sometimes dabble with my SW book collection. I'm sure as they grow older they will look back with fondness at the Star Wars years they experienced, much as I did when I grew up. So in those terms, it will remain in the psyche of the current generation, and possibly get handed down to the next generation after them. I must admit though that I'm not as much of a fan as I used to be, and it doesn't really bother me whether there will be a TV series or not.
  23. It may have come from Ian Fleming, but this name just doesn't seem to sit very well with the names of the other movies. It doesn't immediately grab you by the throat and scream 'Bond Movie!' in your face, imo. Nevertheless, I have hopes the next outing will be a good blast. I liked Casino Royale - it was time for something a bit fresher and more grounded in the real world, and Daniel Craig did a good job in the lead role.
  24. I'm just glad the format war is over. I won't be getting a HDTV any time soon (especially with the dearth of HD channels available in the UK), but I hope to build a new PC some time this year, so now I know to get a Blu-Ray drive for it and a compliant monitor and try out Blu-Ray movies on that. Having said that, I won't be replacing my DVD collection any time soon. It's taken me this long to build it up after I ditched all my VHS tapes and there's not that much incentive to replace them all with Blu-Ray versions. It will be up and coming movies that I will start to get in the Blu-Ray format (after the price drops a bit).
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