Tuesday, 30 June 2015
Where have I been?
I haven’t written anything for this here website sing I did the “Of the Month” of June (many days late I might add). What gives?
Well, I must confess: I have been writing. Just not here. Instead…
Oni Press Open Submissions!
I was writing a comic book pitch to submit to Oni Press’s Open Submissions!
Yes, that Oni Press, the comic book company that originally published Scott Pilgrim, and that is currently publishing Junior Braves of the Apocalypse, the comic book co-written by my pal (and retired Green Fool) Michael Tanner:
The Green Fool writes comics. Why not the Purple Fool…?
So we’ll see! If they like it, there might just be two Fools who are writing comics in 2015.
There’s one thing for sure, though: I like it. And I don’t just mean the pitch that I sent. I mean the process of writing something more than a blog post or an article or a movie review (which I haven’t done in over a year now).
I’ve always really enjoyed writing. One of my favorite days in college was when I wrote over 100 pages of a screenplay in one day. Writing little things for this website and doing Fools Play have kinda kept a lid on my creative cravings for the past many years, but now it’s becoming an itch that must be scratched. I feel I have to write something. Something real and substantial.
So I’m going to take the month of July off from doing anything seriously creative (which means you might get some more posts on this here website), but starting in August I’m going to back off from thisischris.com again to concentrate my creative energies in a different direction.
So in conclusion: read and then pre-order Junior Braves of the Apocalypse by Michael Tanner & Greg Smith.
Categories: Fools Play, My Famous Friends, Updates.
Wednesday, 14 January 2015
You may have noticed (oh, who am I kidding, nobody reads this) that It took me 14 whole days (or two whole weeks) to post my “Of the Month” choices for January 2015. That’s because after the holidays I decided to give myself a nice, two-week break from doing anything creative.
Don’t get me wrong: I love doing creative things. If I weren’t allowed to to creative things I’d very quickly devolve into a raving, grumpy lunatic.
But sometimes not creating anything is nice as well. Especially after an exceptionally-busy holiday season, where my wife and I each had our own families and each other’s, and plus we had a toddling baby in the mix this time. It’s P.C. (that stands for “Pretty Crazy” – Just ask the Power Rangers).
Also in the first half of January about 136 of my friends and family members have birthdays. And I’m pretty sure there are about 60 more birthdays before the end of the month still, too.
But at any rate I’ll be back to a-bloggin’ now if’n it please me.
Tuesday, 18 November 2014
Hey, so, I was GOING TO write an awesome article over the weekend about the 8 new tracks (as well as the new characters and vehicles) that were just released as DLC for Mario Kart 8 for the Wii U. I was GOING TO upload highlight reels of each track to YouTube so you could see them in action.
Something seems to have gone wrong ever since the DLC was released. I can’t upload any clips to the YouTubes anymore! The Nintendo support website is no help, only saying, “We are currently reviewing this situation. If you are experiencing this error code when uploading a video, please try again at a later time.”
And it seems like I’m not the only one with this problem…
I guess we’ll all have to wait until Nintendo patches this problem up. In the meantime, I guess you can read these old articles I wrote about video games:
The Diary of Dr. Kick: Mysterious Stone Archaeologist
Chris Houlihan’s Ticket to Immortality
Mikie: Headbutts and Heartbreak
They Did “The Bash”
What Ever Happened to Chef Peter Pepper?
And here’s an old highlight reel of an old track that I uploaded many a month ago:
C’mon, Nintendo, Get your [CENSORED] together!
Tuesday, 1 July 2014
Hey, I know I’ve been posting about a metric tonne of shows and concerts recently, and it might be difficult to keep them all straight in your brain. But did you notice that there’s a new link in my site’s top navigation? It’s a CALENDAR BUTTON!
This screenshot will be out of date SO QUICKLY.
This way you can quickly glance at upcoming things that I think would be fun to go to, do, watch, and/or experience. I don’t end up going to all of these, obviously, but at least you can see what’s what and when. Hooray. Ooh—also, if you know of something upcoming that you think should be on that calendar, let me know. THOINKS!
Tuesday, 3 June 2014
There are SO many movies coming out in 2014 that I really wanna see in the theater. Way more than in 2013. I’ve already seen a whole bunch as evidenced by my review output in the past couple of months. And I’m already three whole reviews behind! And I’m gonna go see another movie (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) on Wednesday night! YIKES!
Here’s just a brief list:
- The Lego Movie
- Under the Skin
- The Amazing Spider-Man 2
- Edge of Tomorrow
- Guardians of the Galaxy
- Trust Me
- Jupiter Ascending
- Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
- Let’s Be Cops
This also looks to be an excellent Summer for live musics, with shows coming up from a bunches of excellenté musicians. Here is just a brief list:
I’ll have more info on these shows as their dates approach. Just as I’ll have more info on these movies after I see and review them.
Oh, also, I just got Mario Kart 8.
So, yeah, this website is probably gonna be nothing but musics, movies, and Mario for the next three months. Enjoy!
Monday, 25 November 2013
Do you notice anything different about ThisisChris.com? Well, if I did my job correctly, you probably don’t… unless you are looking at this site on a small screen.
Remember way back in July when I said I was planning a responsive re-design on my website? You don’t? Well, that’s not surprising.
Anyway, I had a big brain burst this past weekend and cranked it out. So the website looks pretty much exactly the same, but there’s a bunch of new CSS under the hood. I should say it looks the same until you look at it on a mobile phone (or a smaller browser window).
Go ahead: gradually shrink this browser window and watch how my website now responds to the size of the window!
There are still a few tweaks to work out; the “You Might Also Like” links are pretty borked. And I haven’t yet found a good way to shrink both the height and the width of iframes. Does anyone know a good trick for responsive iframes that does not involve wrapping them in another
tag? I don’t want to have to go back through ten+ years of this blog and wrap all my iframes.
Monday, 15 July 2013
For some reason in one of the busiest times of my life, I have decided to do a re-design of thisischris.com. It’s not so much a visual re-design (though there will be some changes) as much as it is a back-end CSS overhaul. I’m making thisichris.com a TRULY responsive-designed site. That means that you’ll be presented with 100% of the same content no matter what screen you’re using to look at this website, but the layout will change automatically based on the resolution of that screen.
I haven’t done a major code overhaul since I switched to WordPress many, many years ago. So it’s time. Unfortunately I’m already like four movie reviews behind (soon to be five), and, y’know, my wife is practicing Pregomancy and that takes up a lot of both of our times. Growing an entire person from scratch is a lot of work!
I probably won’t be done any time soon because there’s so much going on (including Fools Play getting a new venue and all of the promotion that needs to be done for that).