I didn’t get to finish the computer supply drawer this week because I had Christmas decorating to do. As last year, the Autobots are celebrating Christmas around the tree because I needed somewhere to put them. So let’s see what the heroes of Cybertron are up to this year.
December 8, 2013
December 1, 2013
The continued work on the media supply drawer (I think that name fits more than just computer supplies) took a backseat. I had to organize a bunch of papers so I could clean off the table I set my Christmas tree on. And during the next week I’ll be putting up Christmas decorations.
I think I’m all out of Christmas things to review except for my videos and maybe I’ll try my hand at music with the few music CD and cassettes I own. (Yes, I still own cassettes. And records.) And I still want to finish the media supply drawer if I can. However, the main focus will be getting this year’s Christmas Special Review done for the other site and maybe dust up here. But I will try to have something up here at The Clutter Reports.
November 24, 2013
Last week I said this was the drawer I’m working on. The project is to take stuff from the computer and video supply drawer and make it easier to find stuff. At posting time this project is half-done.
November 17, 2013
It’s annoying when one of these projects turns out to be harder than expected. I had considered switching the junk drawer with the electric supplies drawer, but that would make it harder to go through the junk drawer. So I figured I would pull everything out of the electric supplies drawer and see what I have to work with.
November 10, 2013
I saw ads for the Battletech role-playing game in some of my comic books growing up but I never saw any evidence of it. Dungeons and Dragons was the big game in the ’80s and you weren’t likely to see anyone else playing it. I had my own issues with D&D and never had time for any of the other “pen and paper RPGs”, including this one.
However, an animated series was produced in the ’90s and aired in syndication. (I’ve seen a source peg it as a Fox show, but the only place I saw it was a then unaffiliated station that was never part of Fox.) While I didn’t get interested in the RPG I have wanted to play the video game (and it’s spinoff series, MechWarrior). So why do I have this sourcebook?
It’s based on the animated series, but also works to correct factual errors to set events in the main Battletech universe. In-canon the cartoon is an error ridden summary of the events of the Clans first arrival (I’ll explain all that in the article) and the effort to repel them my uniting units of formerly opposing forces. In world, the show is considered poorly regarded, but in the real world I very much enjoyed it. They even found a way to shoehorn in the CG by introducing “enhanced imaging” for the Mech pilots (or “Mech Warriors). That’s why I picked up the book. Over on my other site I’ve gone through my Battletech comics and I thought I would finish my “Battletech Week” here at The Clutter Reports with a look at this book.
November 3, 2013
This was going to be this week’s organizing project. My electric stuff drawer looks more like a junk drawer. The project I was hoping to do this week was to organize this drawer using The Clutter Reports‘ old friend…
October 27, 2013
There’s a reason why He-Man Meets Ram-Man is one of my two favorite Masters of the Universe mini-comics and it’s all personal. Oh, the story is good ,but there’s a more personal connection to this one and the one that came with Man-E-Faces. I received both figures, and naturally the comics that came with them, from my grandparents the same Christmas that my grandmother was in the hospital. Now she lived through a few more Christmases but in some way they help connect me to her.
As for the story itself, I seem to recall the events actually showed up later in the show but I don’t remember the episode and all attempts to find it met with a dead end so maybe I dreamed it. And before anyone asks, yes I know “The Dragon’s Gift” was adapted into the mini-comics but that’s not what I’m thinking of. I think Ram-Man was telling the story to someone as an example or parable or something.
Masters Of The Universe: “He-Man Meets Ram-Man”
DC Comics/Mattel (1982)PACKAGED WITH: Ram-Man WRITER: Gary Cohn PENCILER: Mark Texeri INKER: Tod Smith COLORIST: Anthony Tolin no credits given for letter or editor