Zia McCorgi by Cooner

"Spill it, Short Legs!"

The Journal of Zia McCorgi

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Zia McCorgi by Cooner
ziabandito555
Being a titanic nerd i'm taking a class in Cataloging and Classification for my library degree

I decided to use the tools I had learned to make unofficial call numbers and subject headings for a few books


Save the Day
by D.J. Fahl
PN6714
F34
2010
Subject Headings:
Superheroes
Homosexuality—Fiction
Science fiction

Smiley and the Hero by
Ryan Campbell
PN6120.2
C36
2011
Subject Headings:
Adventure & fantasy
Coming of age
Organized crime

Otters in Space
by Mary E. Lowd
PS648.S3
L69
2012
Subject Headings:
Science fiction
Space colonies—Space stations
Adventure & fantasy

The Hero
by Teiran
PS648.H57
T45
2007
Subject Headings:
Homosexuality--Fiction
Gay erotica
Adventure & fantasy
First loves

Trevor’s Tricks
by Fuzzwolf
PS509.E7
F89
2007
Subject Headings:
Gay erotica
Homosexuality--Fiction
Corporal punishment

Basecraft Cirrostratus
by Justin Lamar
PS3607.O452
L36
2010
Subject Headings:
Speculative fiction
Airships
Fascism
Homosexuality—Fiction

Seventh Chakra
by Kevin Frane
PS648.S3
F73
2010
Subject Headings:
Science fiction
Spies
Linguistics
Bionic

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Zia McCorgi by Cooner
ziabandito555
That was probably one of the most fun and amusing dates I've been on in years ^.^

I should go to gay pride events more often ^.^

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Zia McCorgi by Cooner
ziabandito555
This amuses me far more then is reasonable http://vimeo.com/44815773

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Furry Fiesta Badge
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So Anthrocon 2012.

I went to it and here is my con report. Clearly this will be behind a jump Read more...Collapse )

Some random thoughts on Avengers
Zia McCorgi by Cooner
ziabandito555
Well two on Avengers
1) why don't they have any good pop tunes or music to Avengers characters? They release a pop album of music and none of the songs have much of anything to do with the movie

2) If you could travel this movie into the past and show it to an audience in say the 60's 70's or 80's which era would you choose? why? and what do you think reactions would be?

Also a further meditation:
Is part of the reason we like avengers is that it shows people from vastly different backgrounds and beliefs working together to solve a problem?

Home Now
iCorgi
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For the past week I was in Seattle at a librarian conference. I also visited my parents at their lovely new home. It was very nice. Actually it was great I love rainy weather and on the day i was going to tour the city the sun was out. I saw pike's market and shopped at the Penzy's store. I got to spend time with my parents that for the most part was excellent. I should probably write about the experience but I came home refreshed and bouncy with energy.

It was less fun coming home. First the plane shook fiercely on the landing and I felt like vomiting a few times. i came off the plane feeling ill so my head wasn't in the best space mentally.

Also Momo is on her second shedding spree of the year and leaving clumps of dog puff all over the place.

So my brother was here a week by himself and well... the house was awful to come home to. His first words when I got inside were "We have a lot of cleaning to do" I'll list things in no particular order

First of all the front living room carpet was littered with so much dog hair clumps were forming.
The kitchen was worse with a dog leash stuffed somewhere inexplicably between some baskets.
The sink was full of ants
The butter dish was used but no new butter placed in said dish to thaw or a new dish taken out and this one cleaned
He wasn't sure if the dishes int he dishwasher were clean or dirty.
The soap had been used up in the sink.
The guest room was a mess with mail taken in and dumped on the bed.
the bed had been stripped of sheets and blankets which were piled haphazardly on the floor, unfolded, and other things were on the bed. Greg had a guest staying with him when I left but said guest left the 21st... so his dirty sheets had just stayed on the floor?
There were no groceries such as milk, onions, and juice.
Oh and a bucket of brackish water was standing in one of the rooms.
This morning I discovered:
The yard had all the cushions outside which means they were left out all night to the elements for sap and things to get on them
he had left a package of bratwurst outside for who knows what reasons.
And the washing machine when I opened it had dried moldy smelling clothes in it. Which means that they had been sitting there for at least a day.

That last one sent me over the edge and I admit I was angry when I called brother down to explain this to me. He noted he had left the cushions out to dry over night (and if it rained during the night? also why not bring them into the empty stone floored part of the house) or and someone had pissed on the bed so he had taken the sheets off and was letting it dry after he had put some stuff on it (and the mail was piled up on the bed unsorted why?). anyway it was the usual from him excuse after excuse that he claimed were reasons.

I got progressively angrier until we were yelling a bit.

Anyway the reason he gave for not vacuuming up the dog hair was that she was my dog. Which I suppose is somewhat fair she is my dog. But on the other hand he had the chance to do a lot of other things. The reason he had not sorted the mail is that I had not asked him too. Maybe I'm just to giving with my time but in my book if its a common living area I just clean it up no matter who caused the mess. Especially if that person was away and couldn't keep up with it. Am I wrong for thinking he could have done me the favor of vacuuming it up before I got home? Is it wrong to expect the mail to be sorted? Leaving along the butter dish, its a silly minor quibble and maybe he likes cold butter and I never knew, why didn't he clean the sink when ants got into it? Is it wrong to ask him to move along his laundry?

Anyway he cleaned some of the most egregious bits up after I made a list for him after he told me I was acting like a child for getting angry and telling me, yet again, all my failings (don't pay attention, get angry too quickly, and so on).

He had friends over several times. When I have friends over I pick up the house a bit. I at least clean their messes up if I can.

Is it wrong to think he could have at least said "I'm sorry" without giving me his reasons (excuses)?

Anyway i'm drained and tired after cleaning things up and the argument. I don't have much urge to be creative and I now need to go run groceries again. Paying for his food with my money. Just like I pay for take out or fast food for him.

Not a pleased corgi.

The Avengers (2012)
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So yesterday I finally saw the Avengers movie.

My rough opinion was that it was a truly fun and enjoyable movie. I loved every moment of it and seeing the adventure. I couldn't stop smiling and enjoying myself and overall I found it a strong and amusing film. It is even more impressive on a technical stand point just because I don't think something like this was ever done before. Creating separate set up movies about individual characters then combining them into one movie. Each movie headed by different writers and directors. All starring some interesting actors as well. Trying to get some of these people to then combine in one film, give enough time to each one of these very different characters (the space/magic guy, the armor wearer, the socialist hero, the antihero monster, the super spy the sharp shooter and so on), to make people care who might not have seen the other films and tell a fun story with them? Sheer madness on paper.

Joss Whedon deserves a victory lap or twelve just for pulling this off. The fact that he pulled off a movie I actually want to see a second time in theaters is impressive as well. I have never wanted to do that.

At its heart Avengers is a character study. Something Joss Whedon has proved time and again he is very good at doing. The original comics were a bit of that as well. Getting very different people with different origins to work together for a larger goal despite very different methods, styles and personalities. Whedon though pulled it off extremely well. The movie spends a lot of time on character envelopment and interaction. the major story arc is actually a bit anemic (cosmic cube/mcguffin) but next to the characters and the world it doesn't need to be the strongest story.

I was actually a little surprised at the Agent Phil Coulson scene. Here is a character who has been in every one of the movies. A minor side character who people identify with as an every man despite being a secret agent. He's sensible, affable, personable and likable. Was he a plant by Whedon in all of these? Whatever the case he was used extremely well. His bit was cliche in part but he did the thing I always want characters to do in situations like that and he did it well. I was actually the most surprised at the feelings it evoked and it was truly affecting.

Nick Fury remains a manipulative bastard and he was written well that way. Loki sowing discord and confusion was expertly done and he came across the best as a villain manipulating everyone's foibles. This was Loki at his best and most threatening and it worked in a character interaction story very nicely.

Overall each character did reasonable things and I never found myself disagreeing or wondering why they did what they did. Black Widow as the superlative spy had a lot going on in this movie (the biggest danger for Avengers was that minor of sideline characters might get more attention while the big names who had full movies to developed would get sidelined). I liked her though and I felt she had a lot of good moments. She was used well for her skills and power set. She bordered on overuse thanks to Joss whedon's love of kick ass women in tight outfits but it worked out in the end.

The best bits that Whedon scored in my opinion was the Captain America and Ironman moments. They are probably the most different characters. Captain America is a member of the so called Greatest Generation. He's a soldier and a team builder/worker. He's centered around being a servant of ideals greater then himself and his country. Sacrifice and duty. Ironman is a generation Xer. He's bold and distrustful of authority. He builds himself and does what he feels is right especially if he can tweak authority figures. By all rights these two should not get along very well and their interactions in the movie portray this well. Captain America clearly finds Ironman distasteful within the first few moments of meeting him and Ironman clearly finds Captain America a yutz. The fact that they come together due to larger threats and their arguments over sacrifice and duty being a huge moment for the culmination of the movie are extremely well done and Whedon should take a bow just for that.

Also whoever was in costuming and did the Hawkeye costume deserves a medal. I love the concept of hawkeye but I have always hated his costume so this was a plus in my book.

The easter egg end scenes were fun as well and I enjoyed them. The final one was pure Whedon as he underscores the absurdity, humanity, and personality of these characters.

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Zia McCorgi by Cooner
ziabandito555
So remember how I was having all these computer issues and my system was not working and I spent two days struggling with my computer and praying it wasn't a hardware issue.

Today I found out someone had changed the power settings on my computer. Which meant not enough power was going to the proper parts of my computer to run more complicated programs.

I feel like a moron for not checking that but I had never altered my power settings. I'd love to know who did.

At least I found a number of worms and other infections which could have been a problem in the future.

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So I missed a big part of the Fernando Drama earlier but the basics are these

Fernando's is restaurant in Pittsburgh that has done a solid for the furry community. It hasn't just been welcoming it has been kind helpful and most of all interested in giving good service. The owner even gets pictures with the suiters when they come into his establishment and he's given great discounts and help to the con goers in the past. There are even reports where he helped some furs in trouble more then once.

To help cover some of the debt Uncle Kage put together a donation drive to help Fernando end the business and not have it crush him. They were hoping for roughly $4000.00 USD. They have at last count gotten over $18,000 USD. Which may in fact save the business from going under.

Other places have lost out in this economy and a lot of other good eateries are dead (Cory's for instance unfortunately has gone under)

Still Fernando went the extra mile for the furries and it only seems fair that we do the same. There is still time to donate and you don't have to do it, especially if you're on a tight budget, but if you can please see Kage's journal entry:

http://unclekage.livejournal.com/140100.html

Cleared
Zia McCorgi by Cooner
ziabandito555
finally it appears the computer is working. Still to be on the safe side i think I'll be avoiding most video games, blip TV and a few other things at least until this sequel to save the day is done.

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