Tuesday, June 26, 2012

New artwork by Rick Celis! Megan in crisis mode!

Presented below is the latest artwork of Rick Celis!  He's done previous artworks of me, Lucky (who is currently on my blog's banner), and even Megan.  Unlike the last time that you saw Megan, in which everything is cool and normal, this time she is in crisis mode - and we don't mean that her WoW guild is late for the weekly raid!  Yeah, the crap has hit the fan, and Megan's trying to keep everything under control and everyone in touch with everyone else while things are sorted out!  Multitasking is this woman's middle name!

I didn't get to this last time I posted artwork of Megan, so now I'm going to give a brief bio on her and what she's about.

Megan O'Donnell, is on the staff at the U.S. Dept. of Superhuman Studies as our resident engineering and electronics expert.  She also serves the role of contact and dispatch between the superhuman agents "in the field".  In other words, she serves the very same role as DC's Barbara Gordon when she was Oracle.  If you saw that Megan has red hair, green eyes, and a last name that starts with "O' "  and yet haven't grasped that she is of Irish descent, then you need "-less" added to your "clue"!  >.<

Megan is the daughter of a well-to-do family.  Her father is a successful businessman in the field of computer technology and her mother is a socialite.  In fact, Megan's mother had hoped that she would follow in her footsteps onto the social scene, and that might have indeed happened if not for a certain book that came into Megan's life about the age of seven.

Megan was visiting her cousins Maya and Lee Maldonado (Megan is related to them through their mother, Mary).  She was browsing Cousin Maya’s extensive library, and among her books was a book on how to build radios.  As she flipped through the book, she realized that she could build a radio, and it was like a light switch flipped on in her mind.  Something in her 7 year old reasoning told her to stash the book in her backpack rather than ask Maya if she could borrow it, and once she got home, she ran to her father's workshop where he has all kinds of electronic parts, and looked for the materials listed in the book.

It took several visits to her father's shop before she recognized the necessary parts to build the radio.  Once she had all the pieces, she took them to her room and assembled the radio, and it worked on the first try.  When her father heard the radio, he came into her room and saw the obviously cobbled-together device, and asked where she got the parts.  When she admitted that she got them from his workshop, he then asked how she knew how to build a radio.  She then confessed to having taken Cousin Maya's book.  The very next day, Megan's father drove her to Cousin Maya's house to return the book and to apologize for taking it.  A very remorseful Megan approached Maya and apologized, and handed her the book.

Maya took the book, and then saw the radio that Megan had built.  She was impressed.  She then accepted her apology, and handed the book back, saying "Let's see what else you can do."  While Megan's father disapproved of Megan's taking the book and the parts, inside he was impressed as well, and was glad to see that his child seems to have inherited some of his engineering talents.  Megan still has that book and that radio, tucked away in her closet.

As Megan grew up, she spent more and more time in her father's lab learning engineering skills from him and taking on more responsibility as her engineering abilities grew.  She managed to finish high school at age 17 and went on to college.  After having received her Master's degree, she went to work for her father for a couple of years before a position working for the DSS opened up, and Cousin Maya invited her to apply for the job (since it’s been awhile since I’ve mentioned her, Cousin Maya is Dr. Maya Maldonado, whom I have mentioned before). 

After Megan talked with her father, he decided that it was time for her to go out on her own; and also to make some connections that might be beneficial to the family business later once she comes back to run the company.  Megan has found working for the DSS to be every bit as exciting and challenging as she expected it to be, and despite the stress the job comes with, Megan has never been happier working at a job.

Other notes:
Along with being an extremely gifted engineer and electronics geek, Megan is also very much a nerd.  She plays World of Warcraft as a gnome mage, and one of her mage's professions is as an engineer. One of the few hobbies that she has outside of computers and WoW is collecting various garden gnomes, and the construction of steampunk-themed animals.  The mechanical animals’ gears and other parts work with such precision that Megan could have been a clockmaker in the pre-computer days. 

Anyway, a big thanks again to Rick Celis for the awesome artwork, who captures both the tension of the moment as well as Megan's cool-headedness in a very stressful situation.  I just love the contrast between the dark background and the lighted keyboard and screens.  If you'll notice, the screen she is pressing is of me calling in, and in the profile pic is the artwork that Damo made for me!  

Below that screen is another screen with Rick's own character, Hazelel.  Hmm.   Is this artwork hinting at something?  Stay tuned, true believers!

And now to put this to my FB album!  :-D

Friday, June 22, 2012

Don't panic! I'm still here!

Just to let you all know, I'm still here.  And I plan to keep posting to my blog.  :-)

I've just been insanely busy these past couple of weeks, and that's why I've posted so little lately.  Trust me, it's not because I have nothing to write about - quite the contrary, my little nerdlings! 

I will do my very best to resume posting to my blog next week, so don't worry your nerdy little heads! 

And just to let those of you who know me only through my blog, I am also on Facebook under Andromeda Perseus, and I have at least been diligent about posting there! LOL  >.<

Have a great weekend, everyone!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Dawn of the Dead (voters)

 It's coming, friends!  The zombie apocalypse is on the horizon!  And they're gonna vote Democrat!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

New Rick Celis artwork: Me at the movies!

Yes, my little nerdlings, I do indeed go to the movie theaters!  And they love it when I do!  Well, it's not because I frequent the theater that much - you all know of my continuing protest over the crap that Hollywood puts out nowadays, so none of my local theaters can depend on my trips there to put them into the black.

However, when I DO go, I tend to buy the largest size popcorn and drink, as shown in this latest artwork by Rick Celis.  I help clean out their soft drink fountains and popcorn bins!  Why do I get such large orders?  It's because of my superhuman metabolism.  My speed healing, flying abilities, and super strength take energy, more than your average human metabolism would take! 

I love how the popcorn and drink are each taking up a whole seat!  For you kids: Do not try this at home, or at the movie theater!  I have the metabolism for this, while you do not.  Eating and drinking this much would be very bad for your health.  You'd end up looking like this

Anyway, thanks Rick, for another excellent work.  These are so cool, and I love the expressions of the people behind me! 

I'll be using this artwork whenever I do movie reviews, so you'll be seeing more of this artwork soon.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Never forget: Tiananmen Square oppression of 1989

Many liberals think that the so-called "Occupy" movement began last year.  In truth, the "Occupy" concept began in 1989, in China in a place called Tiananmen Square.  23 years ago today, students chose to "Occupy" that square in protest of their country's harsh system of government.  That system of government was - and still is - Communism
Yes, the very same Communism that today's boneheaded Occupy leaders want to establish in this country. It boggles my mind that liberals claim to love freedom, and yet choose Communism as the system of government that they believe will get it done.  Communism as an idea, a concept, a philosophy, and as a way of life has been the grandest epic fail ever in human history.  It's never worked anywhere it's been tried. 

There is no freedom in a Communist country; all its citizens are de facto prisoners in a country that is run like a prison.  They're captive audiences that are made to listen to state propaganda day in and day out.  Does that sound like freedom to you? Name any Communist country that you can think of, and you will find many, many multitudes of stories of citizens trying to escape their home country.  It's only the occasional delusional ideologue that wants to move to a Communist country and expect their way of life to prosper

The Tiananmen story is an example of how Communist countries are failures in regards to the betterment of the lives of their citizens.  Students stood up to their government because they wanted a better way of life, and their government took them down.  Meanwhile, our liberal "betters" sat on their hands, because the very Communist system that they say will make things better for us all was clamping down in a very public way on the freedoms of its citizens - the very freedoms that they say they love.  It was one of the most pathetic failures of leftists to live up to the alleged ideals.

And now the Chinese government continues to try to erase the event from the country's public memory, and our liberal "betters" continue to sit on their hands, for basically the same reasons that they did back in 1989.  Here we have the examples set by the Occupy movements about peace and love and freedom, etc., and when the opportunity arises for them to put their money where their mouth is, they continue to fail by not saying anything. 

Fail, fail, fail.

Of course, I was very young with the Tiananmen massacre was going on, but I have read their stories and have read how the liberals in this country failed to stand up for freedom fighters.  The protesters even fashioned a statue similar to our own Statue of Liberty called the Goddess of Democracy

While our country and its leaders may fail to speak out enough against this tragedy, the rest of us should continue to honor the memory that the Chinese Communist government is trying so hard to erase.  Let's hope that one day, the iconic photograph below will come to represent all acts of resistence against tyrannical and oppresive forms of government.  One day, hopefully, that one brave student will become an international symbol for freedom fighters everywhere.  What a grand way for freedom to rise up against a government that tried so hard to suppress.