Come on, everybody! Do the monkey with me!
"While Phil Lee has been known to occasionally live and travel with a pack
of Northern Monkeys, he is himself a Southern Monkey, distinguishable by
his lighter pelt (suitable for the warmer climate he lives in) and his
primary diet, which consists of barbeque and sweet tea. Phil
generally spends much of his time in his lair, watching Japanese cartoons
with the Carolina
Otaku Uprising, or playing board games with the Carolina Otaku Role-Playing
Society of Evil and only
ventures up to the Monkeylair when it's necessary to pay homage to Faye." - The Field
Guide to North American Monkeys
I've been to Japan a couple of times in order to better practice my yo-yo
skills in train stations. Pic 1. Pic 2.
During my last trip to Japan, I had occasion to visit the best maid cafe in Japan.
Here is a collection of random doijinshi scans.
PhilCon 2002 was a blast. So was PhilCon 2003. PhilCon 2004 was so awesome
we needed a bunch of flyers for the occasion. Flyer 1. Flyer 2. Flyer 3. Flyer 4. Flyer 5. Flyer 6. Flyer 7. Since it was feeling left out,
Monkeyfest got some flyers, too. Monkeyfest 2005. Monkeyfest 2006.
Phil, Jeff and David did battle in NYC during MonkeyFest 2003. Here's the
photographic evidence of their sacred mission. Phil and Jeff standing on the corner of
Joey Ramone Place, David at JRP,
the JRP sign itself, and CBGB.
Want to watch me suffer? Come to Animazement.
Okay, okay, it's really not that bad and I did manage to get at least one
good thing out of Animazement 2002: here's a sketch of Layla from Black Heaven by
the character designer.
One of the things I do at Animazement is run Hell, a calvacade of odd video clips.
Here are two flyers for the 2007 Hell available in your choice of old school rap style or obscure yet cute. Here's the 2008 flyer. Here's the 2009 flyer.
I've also written several parody musicals (Alas, I can't write music, but
cheesy gags? No problem!) which I then talked the more gullible members
of the Carolina Otaku Uprising into performing at Animazement. Here are
scripts of the musicals we've put on so far. Evangelion! The Musical
(Animazement 2005), It Seemed Like A
Good Idea At The Time: A Musical Comedy About Convention Running
(Animazement 2006), and JET! Or, How I
Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Kancho (Animazement 2007). Here's the awesome flyer COUP stalwart Lici
made for the JET musical.
For an even more obscure bit of parody, my reaction to the 2004
Tentmoot scandal wound up being published as an appendix to a book
about the affair, When
The Fan Hits The Shit by Jeanine Renne. However, you can read "The Orange Blossom Special"
right here. For something more general that doesn't require a long
LiveJournal post to set up the joke, there's also "A Girl Named Mary Sue".
Via a comment
posted on Making Light, Sam and Frodo Blues are The Shire Brothers.
WXDU kicks your ass all over Durham.
Tune in to WXDU-Durham 88.7 every Monday morning from 7-9am to listen to
whatever weirdness I happen to be spewing out at the moment. If you'd
like an idea of the sort of music I play on my show, here's
an archive of my more recent playlists. And, yes, you can listen to
the station online.
If for some reason you wanted to read an interview with me about things
like Animazement, Hell, musicals, and WXDU, my pal Mike Moon has you
covered in an edition of his Catgirl
Critics' Media Mewsings column.
I have developed a secret weapon in the war against telemarketing: The Magic 8-Ball.
I was recently asked by someone on NeoGAF (where I go by FnordChan) to
write up a list of old school
anime, defined as anything before Evangelion. I'm not sure about that
definition myself, but I obliged and you can see my list with comments here.
By the way, if you're wondering what NeoGAF is like, I think this might give you an idea. I also have some
comments on forum moderation offered when
someone asked what it was like to be a mod. Some forum posts I've made
there that may be of interest include my two
analysis of early video game flyers (which is to say hot Pong action the
way you like it) and a look at 70s
video games whose graphics still hold up somewhat.
On the off-chance you wanted to know,
here are some of my top ten favorite things.
Read the saga of the Chimera Rescue
Maison Ikkoku: The Missing Episodes
The Top Ten Ways To Tell You've Been To Too Many
The Top Ten Yu Suzuki Pick Up Lines
In the in-joke department we have "MonkeyFest"
(a parody of "Pool Party" by the Aquabats) and Tim Ruggieri has a posse.
For your edification, here are the lyrics to the National Lampoon song Deteriorata, from the album Radio Dinner.
Assorted Yahoo Auction Japan anime listings.
Go play Zork. Hell, go play the Infocom game of your
choice. If Zork isn't old enough for you, try Hunt The Wumpus When you're
can go play
Puzzle Bobble. If you'd like some competition, you can go play
Settlers of Catan at asobrain.com,
where they refer to it as "Xplorers". You aren't fooling anyone, guys.
Finally, read Teresa Nielsen-Hayden's blog Making Light. She's
just so damn cool. For example, check out her posts on Mary
Sue or the
infrastructure of New York City.
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