In case you live in a cave on Tatooine... Carrie Fisher, my princess and the world's princess -is dead. 2016 is the worst year in recent history if you ask me. Even though I achieved an important goal in my life I would trade it for one more year of life for my love, Princess Leia.
I remember when I met Carrie Fisher by accident (as opposed to meeting her at a convention or something). I had just arrived in L.A. and had gotten a job at a movie theater in the UCLA (college) area. I was tearing tickets fast because a popular movie was playing and people were streaming in fast; occasionally looking up at the customers who were handing them to me. By pure coincidence I looked up and was literally 2 feet from the face of Carrie Fisher. All this was in 1990 so she was still young and quite beautiful. Well I was aghast!!! I started stumbling with my words and stuttered as I told her what theater to go to. She looked at me with that, "You jerk" look and frowned as she walked away.
After she left I was kicking myself, telling myself that I shouldn't have lost my cool like that! Fuck me!!! Anyway that day's luck wasn't finished with me. Thank goodness she came back to the lobby to wait for the luckier schmuck that was to be her date that night. I had a chance to apologize to her and she accepted it gracefully. I said to her that I never believed that after coming to Los Angeles I would meet her. And she said incredulously, "You came to LOS ANGELES (the movie capital of the world) and never thought YOU WOULD MEET ME???" We both just laughed and then her chump-date came in and they took off to the movie theater.
Later on that day she came back to the lobby to search for the restroom. It was crowded and you could see how small she was. Barely over 5 feet! She looked annoyed at all of the bigger people around her but of course she was the biggest one in the theater that night! Hahahaha.
Anyway it was one of the highlights of my life. And to think that it was UNPLANNED made it even better. It made me realize that even though I hate life very, very much I can't hate it totally. There's some good still in it's apparently random behavior. It was random enough to send me the Princess and allowed me to have a small conversation with her.
Goodbye, Princess Leia -see you soon! 'Cause we all gotta go one day, you know!
If your man wants you to blow up your house for the insurance money, you blow up your house for the insurance money!!! What loyalty! Why can't I find a woman like this to work with me in comics??
So the Mouse House finally made the movie they should've made from the start -not that awful fake Star Wars movie ('The Force Awakens'). Rogue one was a serious attempt at capturing that Star Wars 'spirit' of adventure and excitement. Of new worlds that transform heroes and heroines into thoughtful beings of will and power!!! It's got memorable new villains and some old ones too back to give us a chill!! I'm talking the Death Star's Grand Moff Tarkin and his good ol' boy Darth Vader!! Not going to spoil it for anyone but it's not a GREAT MOVIE. it's a worthy attempt, that's all. And at this point us Star Wars fans are ready to take anything decently resembling the two films that started it all, 'Star Wars-A New Hope' and 'The Empire Strikes Back'.
Want to goof around? Check out my goof page for 'Rogue One' on Facebook:
Not to sound ungrateful but Weebly's webpage editor is an non-self expainatory concoction that relies far too much on it's 'drag and drop' feature. This feature should be backed up with specific pop-up windows or dialog boxes (or even word balloons [callouts] that hint at or point to an impending error or other feature that you may have overlooked. Instead you'll drag and drop a feature trying to get a specific result only to find out that you've altered your entire layout (when you drop it in what you thought was the right place but instead it isn't). The editor is dependent on very minute specific 'drops'. For example, if you want to add space between two objects you can't drag the 'space icon' to the middle of the right or left of these objects -it has to go to the center (where they both meet -bottom of the top object touching or above the top of the next) . But nothing tells you that until you've done it a dozen or so times and your fist is all too ready to punch out your computer screen.
Oh yeah, there's no undo button -which leaves you destined to hand correct all of the mistakes you've made -essentially doing the same thing twice as you try again to get (things) right. This is all part of a type of pseudo design theory or minimalistic approach to designing a thing. Google is swamped in this BS philosophy. Instead of labeling things with words they rely on symbols or icons, many of which are not intuitive (recongnizable) and you have to click or activate these icon-buttons in order to see what they do.
This current blog article I'm writing here is another example of 'pseudo design theory'. While creating it I made a mistake and published it without the title added. When I tried to fix the mistake I looked around for an 'edit post' button but found nothing. Then I clicked into the paragraphs of the post itself and all of a sudden it's now editable. I didn't have to do that searching if I had a button to push in the fist place. Life is full of these micro-aggravations. That was just a small one for this website builder but there are plenty of others here too that are bigger. Designers think design means 'no words'. "A picture is worth a thousand words" is a lie in the world of design if you ask me. You sacrifice speed and efficiency when you dump a few words for a big dumb watered down image or 'symbole' or not making functions visible until a damn mouse hovers over it or you accidentally discover it while doing something else.
All things said it's a good effort. In about 10 years Weebly's web page editor may be the best out there (best free one that is). What's worse is when you run into bad designing of a webpage editor that you actually paid for. Man, the anger there is tremendous!
I'm George Alan Booker and I created the character known as Zombie Racer and then everyone and his mother started turning it into shitty video games on the Internet so now it's just all over the damn place. Anyway I used to work in comic books, animation, and TV advertising storyboarding. Now I'm returning to comics again with the start of this website. Check the site ledger on the Home Page (Graphic Storytelling.com and Gallery subheadings listings) for samples of my artwork. Follow me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/zombieracer for satirical jokes and political commentary (it's where I chill at).