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Experimenting with some graphics and poster/flyer/handout ideas for our Pumpkin Parade at Dempsey Park in a couple weeks.  Found some of the tiny pumpkins at OpenClipArt.org .  The big jack o lantern face was from wwarby on Flickr.

Given to the ‘steering committee’ for feedback before we release them to the Park group.

I tried looking for other groups posters/flyers for a pumpkin parade and all I found was one for White Oaks Lorne Park, and Sheridan Homelands. Sorauren Park, the originators in Toronto, don’t seem to have a flyer.

anonabox : a Tor hardware router

http://kck.st/1sxMtQI

chrisnolan-ca:

New kickstarter for the anonabox
http://kck.st/1sxMtQI
$66 will get you a TOR router.

Marcus Yallow/w1n5t0n/m1k3y would be pleased.

Aw shucks.  Too good to be true.  Project was not what it claimed to be.

http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/10/kickstarter-pulls-anonabox-a-tor-enabled-router-that-raised-over-585000/

JMS declares: “we are going to blow the doors off the television business” with Sense8

I have been online, talking about the work, the various TV series, and the behind-the-scenes stuff, since November 20, 1991. (Technically, I was online far earlier than that, logging onto usenet groups with a 28.8 modem [sic], but that’s when I officially started talking about Babylon 5.)

From that point to right now, 23 years later, I have always been very judicious in the things I say about the work I do. I don’t make claims that later turn out to be false, and when I evaluate the coming work I’m always painfully honest, detailing both where it succeeds, and where it falls short.

For 23 years I’ve kept every promise I ever made online. Which is why I don’t make many of them. I want to be *sure* before I open my yap.

When we did Babylon 5, we were the first series to create a five-year-arc, and I said at the time that other shows would follow up on this model. This has come true with a vengeance in shows like Battlestar Galactica and Lost and many others.

We were the first TV series to use CGI extensively for spaceships, alien worlds, virtual sets and CGI creatures. We said it was the coming wave. Lots of folks made fun of that and said that models were the way to go. Now it’s the dominant technology.

We were among the very first TV series to shoot 16x9 format, which has now become the standard.

We were one of the first series to produce an aggressive 5.1 audio mix for TV at a time when most shows were barely handling stereo, and said it would become the standard. It has.

We did everything we said we were going to do. Every promise we made, we kept.

And now that we’re about a month from the end of shooting on season one of Sense8, with vast amounts of the footage now in hand, I’m sufficiently confident with what we’re doing to make another promise.

Sense8 is going to debut on Netflix in 2015. And it is going to change the way you see television, in terms of production values, storytelling, scope, scale, and action. All of it.

We are going to tell a story on a planetary scale. No cheats. In ways no one else has ever done before.

We are going to treat subjects that most TV series, and pretty much all SF series have avoided.

We are going to present visuals and action in ways that you have simply never, ever seen before. Anywhere.

In 2015 we are going to blow the doors off the television business.

Count on it.

JMS, aka J. Michael Straczynski, Executive Producer (along with the Wachowskis) of Sense8 tells us like it is.  It is going to be a game changer and we’ll feel it’s effects in entertainment for years to come.

More comments from the original post:

Trust me, Jemiah, I won’t. Be as critical as you want. Don’t put an eye in my favor. It’s that solid.

The other aspect of all this: it’s me and the Wachowskis writing all the scripts (in addition to them doing the lion’s share of the directing), and this is the first time since B5 when the writing process has been left to its own devices. We’ve been given total creative freedom. Put the minds who made the Matrix movies in the same room with whatever I bring from B5, plus a big budget, terrific network support, and vast tracts of creative freedom, and well…you’ll see the result for yourself.

Because we shot this thing in London, Iceland, the US, Berlin, Mumbai, Berlin, Mexico City, Seoul and Nairobi, I would imagine that any place that carries Netflix will likely be carrying this as well.

afrobot3000:

Spider-Verse Preview’s Up on CBR! Gwen Stacy: Spider-Woman (aka Spider-Gwen!) and "Bad Future" Spider-Man from JMS’ classic run arrives in Amazing Spider-Man #9! It looks like Kaine, Peter Parker’s formerly evil clone and the current Scarlet Spider got his $#!+ wrecked!

I knew I recognized that awesome jacketed Spider-man from somewhere.  JMS & John Romita Jr’s the end of Spider-man.

afrobot3000:

Spider-Verse Preview’s Up on CBR! Gwen Stacy: Spider-Woman (aka Spider-Gwen!) and "Bad Future" Spider-Man from JMS’ classic run arrives in Amazing Spider-Man #9! It looks like Kaine, Peter Parker’s formerly evil clone and the current Scarlet Spider got his $#!+ wrecked!

I knew I recognized that awesome jacketed Spider-man from somewhere.  JMS & John Romita Jr’s the end of Spider-man.