Saturday, December 1, 2007

I Hate Third Person!


The OverDrone is no more! Long live The OverDrone!
I have a confession to make folks. Way back in August when I started this lil' blog I was a civil servant, working for city government. My position put me under a lot of scrutiny so I didn't feel comfortable using my real name.
Anyone who has checked my Blogger profile recently will know that I do not operate this blog anonymously anymore, in part because I do not work for the city anymore. I am using the free time I have to write vigorously and hopefully, profitably.
So no need to pretend that I, Jethro "Jet" Fisher am The OverDrone. Nope, not me. The OverDrone is actually an alien artifact discovered by yours truly while digging post holes in my backyard. Digital and SLR cameras simply do not work on it and even while I was sketching the above drawing I could feel my mind being flensed, nanometer by nanometer. To this day I can't remember my wife's birthday.
Anyhoo, once I brought it inside and cleaned it up it seemed like a great idea to get a DSL line with a WiFi signal. Funny that, because we were perfectly happy with dial up before that day. So began the subtle reign of The OverDrone. I began to dream of Kool-Aid colored alien fields and the b and c segments of a mating triangle whose names in English loosely translate to Betty and Veronica. The rest of the family exhibited strange behaviors as well, constructing nests in the corners of their bedrooms made of chewed up paper and Potato Buds.
Clearly we were under the influence of this petrified remnant of an interstellar culture. Buried under the thick Mid Western loam for milennia, deprived of it's advanced media and the psychic embrace of it's stable tripod marriage it went a little insane, even for an alien. It's harmless really, apart from it's addiction to los interwebs and it's insistence that I post regularly. Sometimes it uses my body to prepare and eat a peanut butter, pickle and cheese sandwich but I have gotten used to the taste and apparently they are a great delicacy on it's homeworld.
I can talk now because it is busy playing Super Mario Galaxy in my son's brain. It has told me that platformers are considered the highest art form back in the old country. I just wanted to tell you guys and girls who read this why I am switching from third person to first person in this blog. From now on The OverDrone is an entity separate from Jet Fisher but one that I work for. Now I will say things like "Here at The OverDrone..." or "The OverDrone asked me to..." but no more of that awkward third person. It was really getting on my nerves. I negotiated with the beast and managed to buy my authorial voice for the small price of three Bubble Teas a month. I'm not proud of it but that's how it is.
Oops, it is having a hard time with the boss, I better go. We'll talk later.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

'T Nieuwe Werck: 'T Nieuwe Werck 107 of Tom Waist


Tom Waist returns to 'TNW with another blast-happy bip-boop frenzy. Here at the OverDrone this has been blasting day in and day out. It is a fierce mix, unrelenting in it's dancability. Download and enjoy.
'T Nieuwe Werck 107 of Tom Waist
Tom Waist on My Space

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

My Work at eHow.com

You may have noticed that I have not been posting daily here at The OverDrone. I have been working on something else. I still try to post something each day, I just write them all in a batch every two or three days. If this bothers any one let me know. You may also have noticed that I am speaking in first person. That is explained here. Turns out I'm not a cybernetic organism with compound eyes after all.

The other thing that I have been working on is a batch of articles for the online how to resource eHow. What could I possibly know how to do? You would be surprised gentle reader. Below you will find my first instructional post, How to Make a Zine. You see before the digital desktop publishing revolution there was well, analog desktop publishing. Stay tuned for more links to my instructional articles from eHow.com (plug, plug). In fact go ahead and click now, I'll still be here when you come back, I promise.
How to Make a Zine

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Sunday, November 25, 2007

DUNGEON


Just got the book containing this beautiful panel by Trondheim. It reads and looks like a cross between Sergio Aragones and Advanced D&D. The characters have a surprising amount of depth for funny animal stuff and it looks like there will be at least five more books translated into English. Let's hope this series does better than McConey.

DUNGEON

VBS.TV OK


So, back in October The OverDrone watched some footage of Richard Prince on VBS.TV and declared it god. One month later and VBS is chock full of content. Above is the art of Laurel Nakadate. She reperverts the perverts she meets in a manner that is both uncomfortable and funny.
VBS does have some boring ass stuff. An eight part series on NASCAR? A nine part Ultimate Fighting series? Not for me. Luckily I don't have to watch them but if you watch UFC and NASCAR and you like to see what those New York artists are up to and you like to watch dainty hipsters fling themselves into unsafe situations then you will like VBS.TV.
VBS.TV