On the Questions People Ask

In the next day or two, I’ll put up a complete breakdown of August’s webstats for allyngibson.net, but in the interim, I thought I’d point out a couple of interesting things I’ve seen come through from Google in the past week or two of search phrases people are using.

alan moore star trek. I don’t know what Alan Moore thinks of Star Trek, and I have to admit that I’m incredibly fascinated by what Alan Moore might do with Star Trek. Chances are, it would be something that would make Roddenberry roll in his grave and the skin of some of his acolytes crawl. 🙂

edgar allyn poe. It’s a misspelling, but I like it! :party:

teaching faust. Long ago, I blogged about a school teacher who taught Faust, with puppets, to some elementary school students. Interesting idea, but it didn’t fly in Colorado.

difference between palatino and book antiqua. A font question! Book Antiqua is Microsoft’s near-copy of Palatino Linotype. I prefer Palatino, and I’ve used both enough that I can spot the differences in most cases. The S is wider in Book Antiqua, and the descenders on K and R aren’t as well formed. To me, Palatino text is beautiful to look at.

pooh and friends allyn. I really don’t know what this means, except that I do like Pooh bear. I haven’t seen the new series My Friends Tigger and Pooh.

the doctor’s daughter spin off. Yeah, I’d watch Georgia Moffat as Jenny every week. But I don’t know of any plans to bring her back.

jason todd’s current status. He appeared to fall to his death at the end of Batman: Battle for the Cowl.

elbow live bootleg. I have several, actually. I have one of their Glastonbury Festival performances. I have the show I saw in DC earlier in the month. I have their concert with the Halle Orchestra in Manchester.

ronald reagan in the dark knight returns. Yes, yes he was.

who should play mary marvel in a movie. Anna Popplewell.

write like hemingway. I’ve done that.

writing a screenplay on microsoft word. Try ScriptSmart from the BBC. It’s a group of Word templates that will take some of the drudgery out of the formatting. (I wrote a teleplay using WordPerfect 5.1 many years ago. Talk about not fun.)

cow tipping video. Try this.

turn guinness green. I do not recommend it.

And that’s just a small sampling of the things people wanted to know, thinking that my website had the answers, the past couple of weeks. :cheers:

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A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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