Lost in the shuffle

Has it really been a month since my last update? I’ll have to do something about that.

Just popping on to say that I am still alive, and that part of my silence the past couple of weeks has been the result of discovering podcasts… I’d been hearing about them for a while now, but never really looked into it (figuring that it was something limited to iPod users).

I’ve also been hooked into the series Lost — which was actually responsible for my getting hooked on podcasting. See, I have a friend who TiVo’s the series, but she didn’t have the second season premiere — just the episodes after that.

I learned that ABC was offering Lost through iTunes, to coincide with the release of the new video iPod… I downloaded iTunes, downloaded the season two premiere, and watched it on my laptop (no iPod necessary — though I want one even more now). The latest version of iTunes has a podcast directory, and I discovered podcasts devoted to Lost and Firefly… two of my favorite shows right now.

Speaking of Firefly — I caught Serenity a couple of weeks ago, and… well… it’s really good. I’m kind of sorry that it didn’t do especially well at the box office, because this liekly means it’s the last we’ll see of the series.

I also got Scars the long-overdue first novel of the Immortals trilogy by Caroline Spector (the third volume, Worlds Without End, was published something like ten years ago). It’s pretty good, too.

Anyhow… I’ve got a bunch of reviews and comments that I want to make here in the next few days, so stay tuned. I’ll have some links, updates, and stuff shortly (maybe even including an update on the status of the Earthdawn Player’s Compendium).