Two things: First, if you haven’t yet seen Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog then you’ll want to head on down to Hulu.com where they’re showing it for free. Dr. Horrible is the brainchild of Joss Whedon (of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Firefly/Serenity fame) and stars Neil Patrick Harris as the budding Dr. Horrible, an evil scientist who’s trying to talk to the girl of his dreams while trying to get into the Evil League of Evil. Yes, I realize it sounds cheesy. It is. But it’s also one of the best done musicals (yes, there’s singing) I’ve seen in a long time. It’s funny, has addicting music, and will leave you wanting more. So go, click the link and start watching it! (It’s about 43 minutes in length, so about the length of a regular “hour” TV episode.) Go. Watch. Now.
Second, last night, on a whim, I decided to write an short story on the new-to-me typewriter. I stopped by Staples and picked up a new ink ribbon, and that makes a world of difference. I’m presenting it here as a first draft, but I thought I’d share it anyway, if for no other reason than I’m enjoying saying “look at my neat old typewriter!” It’s the story about the man standing watch at the edge of the Earth, and I think it’s titled The Old Man and Mr Shackleton.
(By the way, the image is linked to a higher resolution image, in case you want a better look.)