Posts Tagged ‘Super Spy’


It’s like Madonna! Madonna! Madonna!

March 16, 2012

I did it.

Just got back from my first training run . . . for my first 5k!

Yeah, I'm pretty amazed myself.


And because we all know that I can’t start a project with anything resembling sense, I chose one that’s only a month away.

What???  Nic said I should be fine.

Okay, no, so that’s not persacktly what she said.  The conversation actually was more like, “Um, that’s kind of soon.  Are you sure?  If you want, we’ll plan something together for next time you’re here.”  (Clearly, she sees me as a person in dire need of close supervision an inspirational figure.)

Then I told her where the run was, and *that’s* when she said. . .

“Yeah, you’ll be fine.”

Because she understands that NOTHING is more properly motivated than . . .  er . . . a properly motivated me.  Ahem.  Yeah.

I would SO pay extra if they had a plane take off behind us during the run.


It’s Me! It’s Me!!!

March 9, 2012

If you’re on DirecTV, stop what you’re doing RIGHT NOW and turn to channel 111.

Play the Immortals trivia game.

Stop and celebrate with me.

I wrote that!  It’s such a small, small thing–only four questions, but it marks my next real step into transmedia-style work, and it’s SUCH A HUGE deal to me.

Like, champagne and roses huge.  Trips around the world huge.  Trips around the GALAXY huge.

Okay, gotta go call everyone I know now.


Wuzzles, To Me!

March 7, 2012

This morning, I declared war on those bitter divide-y pieces in grapefruit.

The Face of the Enemy

The Face of the Enemy.

In a surprise ending, I won.

Yeah, kinda like that.

What a twist!


Queen of the Universe Again!

February 16, 2012

Okay, so after this post, I had two opportunities to flex my transmedia muscles at work.

One was putting together a list of avatar items for a gaming system, to coincide with the VOD release of a film, and the other was writing a series of trivia questions to supplement a PPV system’s on-screen ads.

Granted, both of these things err strongly towards the world of interactive marketing, rather than actual transmedia, but the line between the two is thin enough that, for now, I’m totally thrilled with whatever I can get.

Just got the proofs for the trivia back, and I feel like I could walk on air . . . or water . . . or even earth! (Those of you who know me will understand how remarkable a feat that can be!)

Not only that, the feedback from the gaming system has been VERY positive. To quote my boss, “They loved your ideas!”

We’ll call this one small step for man, FIFTEEN MINUTES IN A BOUNCY CASTLE for Ali-kind!


February 9, 2012

Happy Intrepid Day, Neverland!


And Hast Thou Slain the Jabberwock?

August 13, 2010

Another dentist appointment today. At least I’m wearing my pirate shoes.

Hmm? No, that wasn’t planned at all. Why would you think so?


Evil Genius at Play

July 11, 2010

It is of critical import for an Evil Genius to master the most minute intricacies of physics, but easily overlooked are the equally powerful studies of dystopic revolution and pseudopsychological morphology. Many EG’s will spend years–even decades–with (evil) brows furrowed over the dance of molecular displacements and particle response theorems, squishing in reactionary social functions and government destabilization courses only on nights and weekends, when they have a bit of off time to devote to the softer side of the field.

Due to my uniquely inborn talents in both aspects of the antisocial sciences, I have been blessed with an advanced aptitude for Evil Geniusing that is based entirely on a set of self-supplied credentials and exercised largely in my unceasing quest to outsmart, out-league, and over-awe that most dastardly of deadly foes (and sometimes most helpful henchman)–myself.

As such, I shall now share with all of you my newly developed corollary to the Practical Math Theory (2nd Edition, Revised, with graphics and annotated appendix).

Productivity Inhibition and Enhancement Techniques


1. Productivity (P) shall be limited by Time (t) as an inverse multiple of Ideas (I) over Opportunity (Q).

2. Character activity (c) shall be excitable by the application of P+t (where t is understood to be finite and diminishing).

3. Writing Productivity (wP) shall be understood to have a negativly asymptotic relationship with Time multiplied by focus (such as: wP=-(t(f)))

4. Household Productivity (hP) shall have the same relationship as (3).

Application of the following is postulated to result in desirable outcomes:

1. Reduce f to a negative, non-real set variable and apply evenly across t.

2. Oscillate f between wP and hP, periodically substituting the square of Q.

3. Both instances of P shall increase steadily over t, with a positivly asymptotic appearance of IdeasI.*

Basically, this means that I have once again outsmarted myself, and am going to go vaccuuuum, cook, clean, and do laundry while simultaneously working on–er, ignoring–the stories that shall inevitably present themselves in a brilliant scheme to make everything happen at once.


*In certain models, this action has resulted in the mathematical equivalent of Crossing the Streams, but we choose to belive that this was a modelling error resulting from not Writing Down Every Step Of Solving The Problem, and have dismissed it as being totally irrelevant and unlikely to be true (a working theorum we have adopted for EVERYTHING our high school math teacher told us.**)

**While it is true that there are not quantifiable correllations between “High School Math Teacher” and “Utterly Perfidious Evil*** Manifested Upon An Unsuspecting Universe”, we do not find this inhibitive to using it asa working relationship.

***A totally different kind of evil from Evil Geniuses, which is what we are, in the kind smiley butterlies, unicorns, explosions, and salt-water taffy way****.

****That is, EVIL butterflies, unicorns, explosions, and salt-water taffy.