So you may have noticed that there wasn’t a Hydrogen Guy epi-thingy this week. I’m sorry about that. I have half of one in the first draft – i.e., not very much of one – and the last week hasn’t been very conducive to writing in the evening. Meaning, I haven’t felt like doing anything after work but lying on the floor in front of the TV, drooling. I don’t know why the TV is drooling, I think I need to get it looked at. I should probably get myself looked at, too, because I’m pretty sure that something’s broken.
Anyway, in lieu of anything original, I submit the above inexplicable image and some ever-popular random links:
- I can’t really explain why, but for the past week or so I’ve been obsessed by the Gudermannian function, stemming from last week’s equally obscure obsession with hyperbolas. Amazingly, the name has nothing to do with it. Only my lethargy has saved you all from an entire post on the subject.
- You may have heard, in passing, about the chap in Ontario who found a $100 000 painting at a yard sale. Which is mildly interesting and, hey, good for him. What’s really weirding me out, though, is that the landscape, a painting of Lake Okanagan, is seriously almost identical to the view from my parents’ back yard.
- This article on An Alternate History of Chinese Science Fiction, which you may already have seen on the Boing Boing (where I found it), is extremely cool. My taste in post-1940 science fiction seems to differ quite a bit from the author’s, though. But I seriously want to read those Judge Bao mysteries and Kong Jing Hao of Mars pulps.
- Man-Man 1000. Holy crap, that’s a lot of comics. Congratulations to Mad Matt Shepherd and James “The Animal” Duncan! Yes, your reward for all your years of hard work is wrestling names. Also: the new site design and art style is pretty sharp lookin’! Now, why the hell am I not reading about this on Fleen or Comixpedia?
- Finally, certain gods have smiled on Japanese comical aficianados in the past couple weeks. To whit, a second season of the Genshiken anime has been announced on the show’s Japanese website; and volumes 4 and 5 of Yotsuba&! are finally being released in English. Though in the latter case, rumour has it that ADV has excised much of the gun-play.
Well, you can’t have everything.