Junior Mad Scientist – Lab Notes

Noble Failure #9, Part IV

October 31st, 2007 by Weber

bad kitty

NF#9: “Big Trouble, Part IV”
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Mr. Sprinkles finds out what happened to the cat. But what happens to Mr. Sprinkles?

This story is definitely trouble for the fuzzy detective. Big Trouble.

Check back in a week (more or less) for the ending.

And it ain’t a happy one, either.

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Noble Failure #9, Part III

October 11th, 2007 by Weber


NF#9: “Big Trouble, Part III”
(click to download)(1.25MB)

Add another ten pages to the story of Mr. Sprinkles’ search for the Little Girl’s vanished cat.

Fuzzy Noir at it’s finest!

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Zombie or not Zombie? That is the question.

October 11th, 2007 by Weber


(Are you Zombie Chow™? Click above to find out.)

Found this great Zombie Survival quiz on one of Christopher Moonlight’s many Web sites.

That score is significantly lower than expected, attributable to either an inadequate weapons cache or a foolish inclination to help living strangers.

(But, as The Wife says, those strangers will make a tasty barrier between us and The Undead. Isn’t she great?)

Take the quiz and post your scores in comments. Be honest, too. I need to know who to call when World War Z breaks out.

BTW: The World War Z site has its own Risk Calculator. Based on their math, I’ve got a measly 36% chance of survival.

Know what that means?

“I’ll be eating you
In all the old familiar places
It’s your brain that my mouth taste-es
All the Day through . . . .”

Bone Appetite!

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The Amazing Coincidence of Solomon Kane

October 2nd, 2007 by Weber


Last night before bed and this morning at breakfast, I was reading the 2004 Del Rey edition of The Savage Tales Of Solomon Kane, wondering why someone hasn’t put the sword-wielding Puritan on the big screen.

(The title character of Steven Sommers’ 2004 crapfest Van Helsing seemed to have been modeled after Kane (Slouch hat? Check. Sword? Check. Religious background? Check. Dark, flashing eyes and surly attitude? Double-check.), but it was a very poor job and not worthy of the comparison.)

Then I find this tidbit at Dark Horizons:

James Purefoy (HBO’s “Rome”) has been cast as the titular puritan swordsman in Davis Films “Solomon Kane,” based on the stories of Robert E. Howard (“Conan the Barbarian”).

Kane is a 16th century soldier who learns that his brutal and cruel actions have damned him but is determined to redeem himself by living peaceably.

But he finds himself dragged out of retirement for a fight against evil. The first in a planned series of three movies, Michael J. Bassett (“Deathwatch”) will direct from his own script.

Shooting begins later this year.

Well, how about that. Coincidence or conspiracy? You decide.

As for the Solomon Kane movie, I’ll probably catch it. He’s a good character with lots of cinematic potential. I’m surprised he hasn’t been made into an HBO or Showtime series.

Here’s hoping the director can do Kane justice. I can’t say I’ve seen any of Bassett’s work. His 2002 film Deathwatch has just been moved to the top of my Netflix queue.

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