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SERENITY: “I Wanna Be A Zombie!” part two

26/10/2012

(part one here)

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Off To The Nerd Prom!

9/07/2012

We’re off to San Diego Comic Con again!  (Again?!?!?) (Again!)

As always I’ll be hanging around the Christian Comic Arts Society table (P-08) in the Small Press area.  If you’re at the show swing by & saw howdy or…

…attend one of our events:

Christian Comic Arts Society Open Mixer, FRIDAY, JULY 13:  8:00PM – 10:00PM, Room 23ABC
Come join the Christian Comic Arts Society for their annual fellowship mixer.  Open to all comics, media, and pop-culture fans!   Hosted by CCAS members Scott A. Shuford (FrontGate Media), Leslie Ezeh (Stop N Go Productions), and Ralph Miley (New Creation), fans and creators alike are invited to join an informal after-hours time of Christian fellowship, networking, laughter and prayer as we “talk shop” about the Christian comics movement.

 

Spiritual Themes In Comics, SATURDAY, JULY 14: 6:00PM – 7:00PM Room 4
This always lively CCAS panel examines spiritual themes in both contemporary comics and pop-culture in general, with a special nod this year to Ridley Scott’s “Prometheus” and Terrence Malick’s “The Tree Of Life.”

Panelists include:

WAYNE GARDINER         Crucidel Productions              http://www.crucidel.com
SERGIO CARIELLO          The Action Bible http://www.sergiocariello.com
LEO PARTIBLE                Behind the Screen: Insiders on Faith, Film and Culture http://www.actoneprogram.com
CHRISTOPHER KOELLE  The Book Of Revelation http://www.christopherkoelle.com
moderator: BUZZ DIXON    Savage Angels http://www.buzzdixon.com

 

CCAS Sunday Devotional & Christian Comics Panel, SUNDAY, JULY 15:  10:00AM – 11:00AM Room 32AB
Join fellow Christian fans and creators for a brief devotional period, followed by an in-depth analysis on interpreting the Bible in graphic format.  Open to all who wish to attend.

Panelists:

SERGIO CARIELLO                The Action Bible http://www.sergiocariello.com
CHRISTOPHER KOELLE         The Book Of Revelation http://www.christopherkoelle.com
BILLY TUCCI                           A Child Is Born http://apostlearts.com
moderator: BUZZ DIXON           Savage Angels http://www.buzzdixon.com

 

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Without Life, Would There Be A Universe?

18/05/2012

I love it when my peanut butter & chocolate go together, and by peanut butter & chocolate, I mean science & theology.

Remember this post?  Particularly point #5?

Here’s an interesting science news item from a few days back…

A few hundred thousand billion free-floating life-bearing Earth-sized planets may exist in the space between stars in the Milky Way. So argues an international team of scientists led by Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe, Director of the Buckingham Centre for Astrobiology at the University of Buckingham, UK…

The scientists have proposed that these life-bearing planets originated in the early Universe within a few million years of the Big Bang, and that they make up most of the so-called “missing mass” of galaxies. The scientists calculate that such a planetary body would cross the inner solar system every 25 million years on the average and during each transit, zodiacal dust, including a component of the solar system’s living cells, becomes implanted at its surface. The free-floating planets would then have the added property of mixing the products of local biological evolution on a galaxy-wide scale.

The idea that there’s a lot of real estate floating around loose between the stars is not a new one.

This is the first time, however, that it’s been suggested that life itself originated with the universe, and was not simply a random byproduct.

Which leads me to ask the $64 trillion dollar question:
Is the Universe as we know it simply the byproduct of the creation of Life?

God, through His son and the prophets, constantly reminds us that the least shall be greatest.

Cosmologists are quick to remind us “that we live on an insignificant planet of a humdrum star lost in a galaxy tucked away in some forgotten corner of a universe in which there are far more galaxies than people” and ask “if we long to believe that the stars rise and set for us, that we are the reason there is a Universe, does science do us a disservice in deflating our conceits?

With all due respect, I think they have it backwards.

We, who are physically
among the least in the Universe,
are the very reason it exists at all,
and long after this Universe is swept away,
we will just be beginning the great task
that we were created for.

There is a very real possibility that the span between the stars is not the vast ocean of emptiness we thought but a series of (relatively) small hops.

Step by step is how life spreads:
From this valley to the next, from this island to another.  Humanity is not confined to this system; there are countless worlds beyond on which to build way stations.

We’ve been looking at travel to the stars through the wrong set of lenses.

We should stop thinking about flying by jet and start thinking of getting there by stagecoach.

Who cares how long it takes as long as we get there?

As they say in the song:

“Who gives a damn?
We’re on our way!”

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True Story, Grace Will Bear Me Out: How Not To Get On TV

4/02/2012

15-16 years ago a friend was trying to get a game show off the ground (he didn’t).  They were shooting a pilot & he asked me to be on one of the teams of contestants.

We were told each team should come up with a name for itself & an identifying “look” (an outfit, shirt, hat, badge, whatever). I suggested my team hie itself hence over to the Golden Apple on Melrose and buy a buncha Batman T-shirts.

We would call ourselves The Bat Shirts.

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They were not amused.

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“All I Got For Christmas…” (New SERENITY Story)

5/01/2012

Found at SnokieStories-dot-com.

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…And Now A Song By Louis Armstrong

18/12/2011

I’ll Be Glad When You’re Dead, You Rascal You

 

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Nobody Is Getting Any Sleep This Christmas Eve

15/12/2011

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…aaaaaaand, We’re Back

3/12/2011

We were hacked yesterday.  Sorry for any inconvenience.  If you notice anything amiss please contact me via FB or the e-mail below.

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A Poem by Steve Jobs

2/12/2011

When you grow up

you tend to get told
the world is the way it is
and you’re life is just
to live your life inside the world.
Try not to bash into the walls too much.

Try to have a nice family,

have fun,

save a little money.

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That’s a very limited life.

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Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact:

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Everything around you that you call life

was made up by people that were no smarter than you

and you can change it,

you can influence it,

you can build your own things

that other people can use.

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Once you learn that,

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you’ll never be the same again.

– Steve Jobs

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This reminds me of an old Sufi proverb,

that the first barrier to anything
is not imagining it can be done
once you imagine it can be done
you can never return to a time when
you didn’t imagine it could be done
this is why the first barrier
is also called the last

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A Few Things Learned At Someone Else’s Expense

8/11/2011

Had the sad / unfortunate experience to watch someone crash & burn recently.  To protect the privacy & feelings of innocent 3rd parties, I’m obscuring all the details, though I will say while the person in question did some things wrong, they also did some things right & deserve credit for that.

The key points:

  1. Your sins will find you out.  This is especially true in the Internet age.
  2. It’s never the crime, it’s always the cover-up.
  3. That being said, don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time.
  4. If you make a record of something, you are giving tacit approval to share it with the world.
  5. If you make a digital record, sharing with the world is compulsory.
  6. Do nothing you aren’t willing to share with the world.
  7. Handles create a false sense of security.
  8. Nothing is ever as it seems.
  9. If you can’t answer a personal question with “Yeah, so?” you are doing something wrong.
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