Alternate Reality Viewing

The word of the day was: pareidolia


The garage was a mess of tools, metals, and things she couldn’t name. Sitting in the centre, soldering a tiny circuit board, was her best friend. “Jayne, what are you doing now?” She was sitting cross legged in front of what looked like a steampunk microwave the size of a small car.

“I figured it out last night. Just like Doc Brown, I was in the shower and boom I fell, and when I woke up I had it.” Jayne’s curly brown hair was all over the place and she had a large bruise on her temple.

“So instead of going to the hospital with a possible concussion, you built a time machine?” Miranda tried to sound scolding but it struck her both as typical and a little funny.

“Oh Picard,, no! I’d never even try. Time is too fragile and yuck.” She shook her head in disbelief. “I created a way to see into alternate realities.”

“Is this about Mal?” That was Jayne’s ex. They’d been together for four years, but after one too many nights tinkering in the garage, Mal left.

A horrified look crossed Jayne’s face and she replied, “Absolutely not. Obsessing over the path not taken would only lead to madness. I figured out a way to see the media from alternate realities.”

“Are you sure you’re not just staring into that thing and seeing what you want?”

Sighing loudly and dramatically, Jayne replied, “These are crisp, high definition, media from another reality, not some pareidolia.” Standing up and brushing off her dirt covered jeans, she took a USB drive from the machine and gestured to her friend to follow her.

They sat down on the couch in the living room and Jayne put the USB into the TV. She navigated to a file called, “1.06-Dead-Or-Alive.mkv” and pressed play.

That’s when Miranda cued in to what was happening. “You said media from another reality? You broke the laws of physics so we could watch—”

She was cut off by the intro music, “Take my love, take my land…”


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Creative Ottawa Nerds Craft Fair!!!

Hello My Imaginary Friends,

Saturday is one of my favourite events C.O.N – Craft Fair. I’m a little biased since my wife is one of the organizers, but I also love the feel of the event.

It’s a different crowd from bigger events and is very non-geek friendly. The exhibitors are always awesome and the crowds tend to stick around and chat.

If you have the chance, come by and check it out. The entry fee is low (adults $5 or two non perishables, kids are free) and all proceeds from it and the silent auction go to the Ottawa Food Bank.

For C.O.N. and by request of the Ottawa Browncoats, I have finally created a Firefly-themed coffee.

So come see us on Saturday and try Kaylee’s Coffee.

A dark roast with strawberry flavouring
A dark roast with strawberry flavouring

See you Saturday!

Éric

 

Things you should check out

Hello,

I’m home sick today so I’ll make this quick.

Serenity Screening

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This Sunday is the annual Serenity charity screening at the Mayfair cinema. It’s a great event for a great cause. Learn more here!

I’ve attended three or four of these and they’re always a blast. The Ottawa Browncoats are great people.

Brother’s Movie

Back in August, while Jen was at FanExpo, I helped my brother with his entry into the Ottawa Sparta film making challenge.

I mostly held the boom mic and made jokes but it was a great deal of fun. I was in one scene that had to be cut due to pacing. Maybe in the extended edition.

*Warning contains scenes of sexuality and violence.*

Well I’m off to try and get better,
Eric

Showing Your Geekiness

“When you’re a kid, they tell you it’s all… Grow up, get a job, get married, get a house, have a kid, and that’s it. But the truth is, the world is so much stranger than that. It’s so much darker. And so much madder. And so much better.”

– Elton, Love and Monsters, Doctor Who

I have spent more time trying be an adult and respectable than I’m proud to admit.

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Baby Kaylee

The chameleon circuit stayed fixed through the entire Ottawa Comic-Con 2013! The following days are the best pictures we took.

This baby is one of the luckiest babies we saw. She got her picture taken with Jewel and Nathan, at their autograph tables! So adorable!