Sunday, December 25, 2005

Christmas...only a year away!

Well, it's all over.

Two Christmas dinners in my tummy. Two hams, lots of carrots, dumplings, pasta salad, blaukraut, Caesar salads, and tons of cookies, cakes, pie, and chocolate bits. No turkey though (darn it all).

We made out pretty good present-wise. A couple of Rona gift certificates, and a nice big cheque from Tanya's dad from your Grandmother's estates (she passed away last year); we have enough now to totally buy our kitchen pantry, and put a good amount against the credit card. Whee!

Boxing Day tomorrow. Sweeeeet. Time to hit the comic and Gaming stores for some good deals! I WAS going to go to Best Buy and pick up some blank DVD DL's, for $7.99 a pack, but just noticed tonight that everything is limited to ONE ITEM PER FAMILY! What the-?? For blank media?

-grumble, grumble-

Sooooo, I checked the Best Buy website ( to see if I could buy them online, and lo and behold: SOLD OUT!

-grumble, grumble-

Guess I just got to wait till mid January when they're dying for a customer.

Gotta go! Must rest for the Boxing Day Bonanza!

- BionicPerry signing off...END TRANSMISSION -

Friday, December 23, 2005

Christmas in Ink!

Today I enjoyed the pleasant company of the staff and fellow directors of Prairie Fire magazine, with a little brunch at Littel Saigon, a deliciuos vietnamese restaurant. Mmmm-mmm. I'm still full.

Well, tomorrow is Christmas Eve, the big day for my family (German traditions and all that, 'cuz they just like Ch. Eve better than Ch. day is all. Don't ask me why).

Tanya and I will be heading over to my parent's place for feasting and presents! Yay! Although this year's presents will be singular, in that we've asked all our friends and family to give us Rona gift certificates. Yup. Exciting. Why Rona GCs? Well, there's a nice kitchen pantry that we would like (er...make that NEED), and it'll set us back about $700. So, we decided to do the exciting thing and make the pantry our big present, from everyone, and from ourselves.

And me with a toy list the length of both my arms. Doh. All those unclaimed Spider-Man action figures! Marvel Vs card game! More Heroclix figures!!!

Speaking of toys, and Heroclix, I just realized today that I've spent almost $450 Cdn on Heroclix miniatures in the last three months. Yup. Little plastic toys. What the hell?!? Am I insane!?!

Yes. Most definitely.

I will have to ban myself from Ebay for a few months (like at least 10 months, maybe 6 for good behaviour). But...the deals! They were so good!!


Anyhoos, my last entry here today will be about ink. Andris, the editor at Prairie Fire magazine dubbed my "Squid-Boy" on account of my recent acquisition of ink galore! Grand N' Toy are closing their store in Polo Park shopping centre, and selling everything off for 60 and 75% off. Well, I took a quick gander at their ink cartridges and lo and behold: CHEAP INK!

To put it in perspective: the colour cartridge is normally $29.99 and the black cartridge is normally $9.99. I picked up 9 colour cartridges for about $2.50 a piece, and 12 black cartridges for about $1.50 each!! It was insane! I've got, like $400 worth of INK here, and it cost me around $50!!

Crazy man. Crazy.

I hope everyone who's reading this has a pleasant and happy Christmas and/or other holidays!
Merry Christmas!

BionicPerry, signing off.

p.s. I'm still hoping to take those Flash courses in the new year! Coolness!

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Monday Excitement

Not much, really. But the weekend was filled with Christmas cheer. Two parties on Saturday night - a soup party at Dennis' and a house warming at Frendon and Bran's. Both were quite excellent, and I was full mit beer und vino und fud by evening's end. And a beautiful night for a winter walk as well between parties for the wife and myself.

I haven't had a chance to come back to the blog for a bit, although major plans are in the work for myself and this site. I am going to take a major Flash drawing course through the interweb - through The Mows site (the cartoonist there is a major computer Jedi and teaches courses online, for not bad pricing). Now, with my super uber computer of dooom, I can actually use these programs!

With Christmas fast approaching, I may have to wait until 2006 (a whole year away! heh!), but that's okay. Also, I've got another grant application for WAC to fill out (although I still have to give them final confirmation of my last one...mental noted). And with all the online and offline spending I've been doing for my comics and hobbies (Heroclix, Marvel Vs cardgame (the new crackcocaine of Gamers), and more Spider-Man figs to clutter the already cluttered office space), I may have to take a part-time job at a pizza joint!

Actually, I'm going to be doing book reviews for both Prairie Books NOW! and the Free Press! I've done a crapload of free ones for Dave at the Logberg, and now it's time to get paid! With cold hard cash! Yeah!

Alright, I've got to get back to some writing...although this writing tonight is more the Dungeons and Dragons kind (I'm preparing a game for Friday night). The poor Pirate slobs won't know what hit them (I'll devote a separate Blog entry to what my D&D game is about).

-Bionic Perry Transmission...END-

Saturday, December 10, 2005

More Hosting Craziness

Alrighty, here is another test for a doc hosting site. Hopefully this will work and it will be sweeeeeet!

I have posted the first chapter of The Ghostcatcher Club at this site. Supposedly, one can click the link, read and make edits on the draft in the forum. This could be the most important discovery since my discovery of Three-Layer-Taco-Dip!

Hopefully this works, and I'll be singing and dancing like the Bugs Bunny frog! (top hat and all).

Spider-Man! Spider-Man! Does whatever a spider can...

Well, here's a practice post for picture posting. I'm using Imagevenue instead of that crappy "HelloBlogger" shtuff I was screwing around with last night for almost 2 hours. And of course, what better picture to practice with than with my fav hero: Spider-Man!

Alrighty! It worked! We'll see what the public thinks about linkable thumbnails instead of the whole hog picture plastering the blog ("Public? What public?")

Also, does one "sign off" on a Blog? Or do they just end sudde-

Friday, December 09, 2005

Learning for a Luddite

Well, I just spent an hour and a bit trying to use the treacherous HELLO picture pages thingy to post my "portrait." Sheesh! What a headache (if you don't know what you're doing). This learnin' thing is hurtin' me wittle head!
Anyways, that's what everyone is gonna have to look at until I get a real picture up there.
What happened today? Nothing much. At work today we had a potluck lunch and I stuffed my face and tummy. Hmmm-hmmm good! The afternoon was mostly spent screwing around on the computer and trying to relax and get rid of this darn cold!
Hopefully I can get some writing done in the next little while. I've got a manuscript that needs some heavy 3rd drafting before it's going to be looked over by Marty Chan, a writer of books, plays and television. You can check out his website and subsequent blog link here:

Well, that's enough for today.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

And from the Cosmos of the InterWeb It was born...

Wow! My very first Blog entry.
Not much to say right now, just getting my feet wet. The look and feel of the place will probably be very different in a week or so (after stuffing myself at various upcoming Christmas parties and such).

Basically, this will be a place (like everyone elses in the Blogverse) to post some stuff of mine, be it stories or shorts or novel excerpts, maybe some experimental poetry, and even some intercomics or blogshorts! I'm gonna learn Flash, baby!

Tonight was a very special night - I met with my defunct writing group for the first time in months. It was good to see the old gang of the WWG again (Wolseley Writers' Group). We had been together for near on 4 years, and it was a good run. Sigh. I do miss it, those semi-regular meetings of reading, screeching, critiquing, more screeching, eating chips/cookies/cake/ chickpeas/etc. Good Times. The five of us had a great time at Charisma, an East Indian joint in the neighbourhood here. Exquisite food. Half the bill was paid for by the last of the profits from the WWG Chapbook, Ten Best Pages, published in 2002. Ah. Like I said, Good Times.

Well, it's off to bed I go. I'll have to come back tomorrow and write some more nonsense, and then get some meat into this bloggy thing.