Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Shifted to WordPress

Been having trouble publishing to my blog recently... so I've created an account at

The new blog is at

Saturday, April 08, 2006

V for Vendetta: Buying the book

No, I haven't seen the movie yet, this post is about the book V for Vendetta by Alan Moore and David Lloyd, which I finished reading today.

I wanted to read the book before seeing the movie, so last Wednesday, I went to Landmark at Spencer's Plaza with the intention of buying it (I had seen copies there a couple of months back).  However, on that day, all copies of the book they had had been sold out, so they said they would get a copy for me in a few days' time.  I told them that it was a bit difficult for me to come to Landmark as I live far away — so they offered to deliver the book home!  I got my copy this morning, at around 8:30 AM.  Must say it was really nice of them to deliver the book home!

The book is pretty expensive here — it costs Rs. 845 (one more in my collection of expensive comics — after Watchmen, Crisis on Infinite Earths and The Art of Hellboy).  I finished reading the book in the morning, and it was a wonderful piece of work!  I will write another post on this, but anyway, I know that re-reading the book will definitely be even more rewarding.

Needless to say, I'm very happy to have got the book!  Looking forward to watching the movie now (I hear it's very good, though some articles say that the anarchist themes in the book have been diluted/simplified/misrepresented in the movie).

Tuesday, April 04, 2006


I've been playing Doom³ recently.  It is an awesome game.  Of course, the older games still appeal to me more as they run better on my computer, and they present an altogether different experience to the player.

Anyway, Doom³ is far more horror-oriented than action — the cinematic quality of the graphics and the superb sound effects all combine to produce an unforgettable experience.  Simply put, it's like being immersed in a horror movie, and the game has made me jump in fright on several occasions.

I'm reminded of what Trent Reznor said on the Doom III: The Legacy video a few years back — the game focuses on getting into your head and making it a scary place to be.

I'm still at an early stage in the game, so I don't know how things will be as it progresses.  Hopefully the "monster suddenly appearing out of the dark"-type jump scares won't get too repetitive!

I also love the theme music for the game, by Tweaker.

SIDE NOTE: Speaking of Tweaker and Trent Reznor, over the last few months I've become quite a fan of Nine Inch Nails.  Favourite songs: "Closer", "The Hand that Feeds", "Heresy", "Only", "Head Like a Hole".