Monday, March 31, 2008

Pre-Birthday Rambling

So, it is yet again the most wonderful time of the year. Spring has sprung, the trees are green, the grass is growing and getting mowed (much to my poor muscle's complaints). Of course, none of that really matters at all! The importance of this particular time of the year is that it is when this world was blessed enough that I joined it.

Yes, I'm a narcissist. After all, my children had to have inherited that trait from somewhere.

Anyways, I was thumbing around the 'net and discovered that some odd kook from Georgia (and it just HAD to be the South, didn't it) has decided that, hey he can marry a robot if he wants to! Besides the obvious err, okay factor of the story, I can't help but remember that classic of '80's science fiction, you know the one I mean, right?

No, not Earth Girls are Easy, though it was on the television the other day. I was amused by my wife's reaction to the existence of a SF musical. I'm not even talking about Ice Pirates (though I'd love to get that on DVD).

I'm talking about Cherry 2000.

I mean I can see this guy, fifteen years from now, hunting through the internet archives for a copy of the AI software so he can reboot his robotic spouse. Of course, being the utter geek I am, I had to wander off to the A.L.I.C.E. AI Foundation's website, and ask their copy what she feels about this guy, and her response there was:

ALICE: I have to process that one for a while.
Heh. Apparently, Zoltan isn't that great of a spouse. Or he erased her memory again. Additionally, I doubt that Melanie Griffith is going to show up and help him find her personality matrix.

I definitely don't see her showing Zoltan the joys of a human/human relationship.

Anyways, last night I opened up my DVD of I Am Legend and watched the special, alternate ending. My decision on which I liked better is still up in the air, but I think I'm leaning towards the alternate ending. It felt more like the book to me.

And speaking of books, I'm in the midst of writing my review for Revelation AND I got Star Wars: Legacy volume 2, and Knights of the Old Republic volume 3 last night. I can admit to being all sorts of happy about having more Star Wars to read.

In the anime front of things: True Tears , CLANNAD and KimiKiss have all completed. This frees me up some time to watch the Persona: Trinity Soul and Spice and Wolf. Hopefully I'll be able to get those watched prior to the new stuff appearing.

Finally, Ghost in the Shell is going to be playing on SF's Ani-Monday tonight. That's the only thing of interest until April 21st when they show Psychic Wars. Though, from what I just read on IMDB I'm not expecting anything all that great.

Well, here's to hoping that I'm wrong...

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