Thursday, September 27, 2012

Why the TARDIS is always lost

Apple Maps will ensure that the TARDIS never gets lost.
There have been a lot of theories about why the Doctor cannot pilot (steer) the TARDIS with even fifty ten percent accurancy. Well, I now have a new theory for why the Doctor is never sure where he is going to materialize--Apple Maps. At some point in time, the Model 40 TARDIS designers decided to cut corners (we need no stinking map makers; we just need to plug in data), and installed Apple Maps as part of the standard TARDIS software package.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

MDE artwork--The Master (Roger Delgado)

The Master--Roger Delgado (MDE March 1992).
Sometime during 1991, I started experimenting with grease pencil (or china markers). To this day, they are actually one of my favorite drawing instruments. At the time, one needs to remember that I was working at a Burger King--I was surrounded by grease pencils; it was only a matter of time before I started to use them in artwork.

This particular drawing is the famous Doctor Who villian--the Master. I am fairly sure that the local PBS station was showing the episodes of the Third Doctor at the time, hence the Roger Delgado version of the Master.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Free for today only

Shakespeare's Monkey
Today (well technically until Friday September 14, 2012), you can get a free copy of my ebook Shakespeare's Monkey when you enter coupon code EX49A at the checkout. Why free today? Well, one of the stories contained in this volume was based on 9/11--apologizes to the dozen people that I blended together to create the characters (it was creative license)--and today is as good of a day to share that piece of fiction as any other.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Star Trek Google Doodle

For Star Trek's 46th anniversary, the Google Doodle of the day is a Star Trek interactive doodle. Star Trek was first broadcast on September 8, 1966.