Archive for the ‘Misc’ Category

So, I’ve been doing these for a little while

For the past month or so, as I look for any excuse that I can to ignore that I’ve now gone a full year without even an interview for a job, or even for volunteer work (unpaid; just to pad the resume), and that any time I get the idea of maybe trying to podcast again my grandmother’s computer starts acting funny as if to say “Don’t even try it buster,” I’ve been talking over movie on my Livestream site (

3 of the 4 I’ve done were successfully recorded, so you can watch them at the links below, and I always announce my next one on my Facebook page. I may be stopping these soon too as very few people have been showing up, but JIC any of my old podcast fans want to hear me talk over a movie…

Living Out Loud:
The Replacement Killer:
Southland Tales:

The Next Arkle Livestream

On Wednesday, December 12th, at 3pm Pacific time, to 6 PM, I will be streaming at

At around 4, I’ll be sharing my YouTube playist, Desert Island Soundtrack, inspired by the latest episode of Musical Chair by Nash Bozard.

Feel free to stop by, and spread the word to anyone you know who might be a fan of my podcasts. I’d like to have a good crowd this time. I’ll answer questions, talk about the forthcoming 100th episode of Gilmore Girls Re-watch podcast, and maybe even take a few requests before and after the Desert Island Soundtrack. 😉

A call for submissions for the forthcoming 100th Episode of GGR

Click Here to Listen

I explain what it is I’m looking for from the fans for our big 100th episode. I want this one to be epic since by default there will never be a 200th. Gilmore Girls didn’t last that long, they were no tie-in novels (I know there were books but those were just several episodes condensed and only having one character’s POV), there’s been no reunion movies, etcetera etcetera.

So yeah, let’s make this special gang. This is the first show of mine to hit this benchmark. I don’t think my first three podcasts combined had 100 episodes, so this is kind of a big deal. 🙂

Edit: I should mention here too, even though I say it in the audio, that the deadline for submissions in November 4th at Midnight, PST. Just letting you know.

And Here’s To You: Almost 3 years later

This Halloween will mark the 3rd anniversary of the release of my first completed novel, And Here’s To You (which just recently became available at the iTunes Book store, hence it being on the mind.

Read more »

*UPDATED* What I Have Read in 2009 w/ 1 sentence comments

Very funny; captures the spirit of the show.

Quite different from any adaptations, but still has a compelling story.

Damn you Peter David you cliffhangering bastard! 😉

Ah, now some of the references in the Treason make sense.

I’m not big into supernatural thrillers, but I really liked the characters in this book.

In some respects, this sequel is better than the original, and it certainly sets us up for something big in future titles.

A nicely told story, that has sadly been (apparently anyway) retconned away by Season 4. 🙁

Good DS9 story, but sadly the Jem’Heddar/Hirogen fight was anti-climactic.

Damn funny; this book kept me sane during my six day stint as a graveyard shift employee.

I can’t believe I forgot to include this one on the list seeing as it’s one of the most important books I’ve ever read.

Good book, but I had this sneaking suspicion throughout I’d heard this story before. 😉

Not for the weak of stomach, plus if you’ve read The Rookie before this one, the ending loses some of it’s impact.

I like how Anthony doesn’t try to sugarcoat anything about his life, even the stuff that without context would make him look bad.

As a collection of short stories and essays, one sentence may not cut it, except to see it’s a shame she only finished one full novel before her suicide.

If you want to know exactly why I never want to work in television, the fear that people like the main character of this book, a woman that would call a Karma Houdini, is based (even if it’s only loosely based) on someone real is why.

Read for completeness sake because of the Gateways crossover event, but I do admit the characters were better written in the book than they were on the actual show it’s based on.

Aw, this collection of well (over) thought essays makes me want to rewatch the show again, as if I have time (unless I make a Gilmore Girls rewatch into a segment on my podcast maybe).

In my opinion, Peter David’s run on The Incredible Hulk were the only issues of that title worth reading, though while fun the 3rd volume of the collection of his Hulks isn’t quite as good as the first two, but I know for a fact it gets better after this so that’ OK.

And that’s my reading for 2009. Here’s to hoping the 2010 list is a bit longer.

A fun little game for non-beleivers this Holiday season

Click to enlarge to full size, and let me know how it goes at my e-mail address, arkle AT comcast DOT net.

Regarding November

OK, so with NaNoWriMo coming up I’m going to be diverting a lot of the attention I normally give to the podcast to my writing. But I don’t want to leave my fans (all 6 of them) in the lurch. So for the month of November I am going to >>> [ WARNING ::: DATABASE ERROR ::: CONTENT OVERRIDE ::: SOURCE: EXTERNAL ] << source terminal location: UNKNOWN
> source terminal identity: UNAVAILABLE
> source login information: ENCRYPTED
> message begins

the post you are now reading is designed to dull your senses to THE TRUTH. do not live the life of the worker bee, the cog, the well-oiled piston in the MACHINE OF DECEIT!

there is a grand CONSPIRACY afoot. you have been taught to believe that you are UNIQUE, one of a kind. THIS IS NOT TRUE. long ago, a cabal of scientists created technologies to ensure that ANYONE’S MIND AND BODY can be duplicated.

human cloning isn’t NEAR. it’s already HERE. discover the truth at

you are being DECEIVED. break free from the cogs, flee the hive, become A PROPHET OF THE TRUTH!

kilroy2. was here … kilroy2.0 is everywhere


and if I’m lucky they’ll be benign ones like that dream where I helped Mur Lafferty move. No, that’s not a metaphor, I mean carrying boxes up stairs and shit.

How did I get off on that subject? I don’t even remember. Anyway, if any of you reading this are Buddys with me on the NaNoWriMo website, I look forward to the friendly comeptition and the equally friendly ribbing that all of you (except Nathan Lowell of course, who will hit 50k before the 15th) will get when I leave you in my word count dust. 😉 j/k. It’s all for fun.

Which Crazy Writer Am I?

Brian completed the quiz “Which Crazy Writer Are You?” with the result Thomas Pynchon.

A great, brilliant, blinding enigma of a man comes screaming into the literary world; it has happened before, but there’s nothing to compare it to now. Nobody has seen you since sometime in the early 1960s – indeed, you appear to be so adverse to the idea of being photographed that you’ve been known to jump out of 2nd story Mexico City hotels in order to avoid it. Rumors abound about your whereabouts and your goings-on… and yet you think it’s okay to do a guest voice on “The Simpsons”? Is this just a game to you? Dare we look down at the footnotes of the text of the Day? Does a Day need to make sense by Day’s end?.

Oh wow. My book is on Amazon.

Well, sort of. You still need to buy it through Lulu sadly. But, you CAN write a review there if you’re one of the lucky ones who has read it, and mention where you got it. 🙂

Celebrities I apparently look like

Jessica Lange? Really?