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Christmas 2008

For those of you who are wondering how it’s going.

Athena reads up on her new Wii games, for her new Wii. Yes, we got a Wii.

But Athena also got a primer on Latin! How many other children can say that? I suspect rather fewer than can say got a Wii. And their loss, I must say.

Ghlaghghee and Lopsided Cat, enjoying their capnip toys. Zeus, who is rather less able to handle his ‘nip, is in the other room, watching the wallpaper move.

Kodi, enjoying her Christmas gift of a juicy bone. Lopsided Cat, you’ll note, knows well enough to stay back during the gnawing portion of the proceedings.

Krissy, showing off the t-shirt I got her. Here’s a clearer picture of what’s on the shirt, and yes, it has more significance to the two of us than just being a clever way of picturing a Cure song; it’s the first song we ever danced to, the first night that we ever met. I bought it about ten seconds after I saw it.

In short, Christmas going fabulously. Hope yours is, too.


My SF Movie Christmas Wish, Plus 2008 AMC Column Index

It’s Thursday, which means even on Christmas I have an AMC column up. This week: My Christmas wish involving science fiction movies. No, it does not include a futuristic space massage from the lady in the artwork above. She kinda scares me. Enjoy, and be sure to leave comments, should you be spending your Christmas cruising this here interweb thingy.

Also, since the above AMC column is my last one of 2008, I thought it would be useful to give you an index of all my AMC science fiction movie columns for the year, just in case you missed one or two along the way and feel the urge to catch up.

Is Guillermo del Toro the Right Man for The Hobbit?

$20 Million Now, $20 Million Then – How Star Wars Changed Movie Math

How to Make a (Good!) Science Fiction Movie (for Cheap!)

Why the Movie Version of Your Favorite SciFi Book Stinks, Part I

Selling Your SciFi Novel to Hollywood: Is It Just About the Money?

With SciFi Movies, Classic Does Not Equal Good

Nerdgassing About Science Fiction Movies

What Are the New SciFi Classics?

Science Fiction Is Easy, Comedy Is Hard

The Ridiculousness of Riddick, or, How Not to Make a SciFi Sequel

Ridley Scott Deserves an Oscar, Even If It’s an Honorary One

Science and History: Everything the Movies Tell You Is Wrong

Is The Dark Knight Oscar Ready?

Do Hugo Winning Novels Make Great Films?

Sports of the Future Will Be Much More Violent Than Those at the Olympics

Ellen Ripley Paved the Way for Strong Female Leads

Why Tim Burton’s Recurring Nightmare Remains So Popular

Things We Learned From the Summer SciFi Box Office

Why We Love Our Post-Apocalyptic Flicks

The Look, Not the Idea, Makes a SciFi Movie

Sound + Vision: Scores That Make Their Science Fiction Films

For SciFi Sequels, Taking a Chance Makes All the Difference

Do “American” Science Fiction Movies Actually Exist?

Are Mad Scientists Unfairly Maligned?

What Can Our Next President Learn From His SciFi Counterparts?

Do Science Fiction Movies Still Need Theaters?

Are You Living in a Science Fiction Movie?

A SciFi Thanksgiving

The Battle Between Science and Religion – And SciFi Is the Battleground

The Worst Science Fiction Movie of the Last Twelve Months

The Best (and Worst) Scifi Movies of the Year

That should keep you busy after all the presents. Merry Christmas.

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