Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Legends

There is a new evil amongst us, and it goes by the name "X-Men Legends II: Rise Of Apocalypse".

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A fantastic game I assure you, but it does seem to bring out some very worrying aspects in my fellow X-Men. It simply amazes me how truly petty some people can become about "their" characters. This leaves some people, such as myself, few opportunities for character selection. Since "my" character was delegated to a non-playable role it was decided that I could play one of The Brotherhood instead. Hrmpf, well at least Bobby had fun telling everyone how invaluable he is!
~ For those of you who haven't worked it out yet, through the comments attached to the last post and the statement above this line, Bobby has been de-powered not killed. ~

In another media realm... I watched with great interest the newly available X3 announcement teaser. I will hold off my final judgement on the costuming turning Mr Grammer into yours truly, until I see it in action on the big screen in May, but at the present time I am neither horrified nor thrilled.

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Well it seems to have become quiet in the TV room. I may just duck in there for a chance at one of the other characters while no-one is looking.

Until next time,
Henry

Monday, November 14, 2005

M-Day

In light of recent events I thought a trip down memory lane was in order...

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And now a poem by an obscure Australian poet:

How I miss those simpler times,
and all the fun we shared.
For no matter what pranks we played,
we knew each other cared.

What I wouldn't give right now,
to somehow regain,
the innocence of those times,
instead of this current pain.

The loss of friends is hard to bare;
they forever haunt your heart.
You try your best to stay strong,
even as you fall apart.

Life must, of course, move along its path,
yet change is sometimes fast.
All you can really do to cope,
is pray your friendships last.

Whether by distance, deed or death,
you find your friends do wane,
take heart and have faith that you’ll,
see them once again.



Bobby,
I have valued your friendship over the years more than you know.
Thank you for the laughs. I hope we have many still to share.
At least you have your accountancy to fall back on, right? =)

Your friend always,
Hank

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Appreciation

Regardless of how many years one many have spent donning the garb of a hero, or the numerous battles one may have faced and overcome, sometimes it is refreshing to know that those around you truly appreciate your unique abilities =)

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Mirthfully yours,
Hank

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Rumor Control

A few days ago I discovered that the Institutes very own
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It seems that the Professor has a penchant for exaggerating the details of some of his stories for greater impact. I find his blog entertaining, but I promise you the observations within are somewhat fictionalized. I mean, surely you wouldn’t expect someone of my fine form to be concerned about weight issues.
As Image Hosted by ImageShack.us Gaia stated in the blog comments, “…it’s all muscle…”.

As for my personal grooming, well some things are simply necessary I assure you.

Your fine and furry friend,
Henry McCoy

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Renaissance

Knowing that you’ve neglected one of your responsibilities is one thing… finding the time to correct that oversight is another… and then being made to feel guilty for your inattention by a rich kid with issues is a whole other degree of pressure.

So after seeing that I was considered lost over on Mr. W… *ahem* … Image Hosted by ImageShack.us Batman’s blog, I realized that I could no longer leave my little area here deserted. I assure all of you who were concerned for me and queried my whereabouts, that I am indeed still about and of good health. The main reason for my neglect of this blog… well I’m not exactly sure how, but it seems that Mr. Kelsey Grammar has obtained my personal phone number and now sees fit to call me at all hours of the day and night to discuss the nuances of his/my character. “Good Lord, Man ! You’re the Actor here ! Act !”

Anyway, that coupled with the normal demands on my time mean that my posts are sporadic at best. Thank you to all of you that have continued to visit and hoped for another update from yours truly. I promise to try for the next one much sooner.

Regards,
Henry

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

My whereabouts this past weekend

Saludos, friends !

In opening, I must apologize for the lack of updates to this missive over the past few days. I’m sure that you’ll all forgive me once I explain that The X-Men (myself included) have been in the Savage Land, battling against Brainchild and the Mutates - So much for my relaxing weekend. Brainchild has always, for want of a better term, *Creeped Me Out*. I'm glad that Ka-Zar, Shanna and the United Tribes were able to take them off our hands and into "custody". I personally did not appreciate running into Lupa again.

While such activities are undoubtedly necessary, and a responsibility of power, the labors of The X-Men do often prove inconvenient when one is undertaking scientific research. I often wish that there were two of me - but I'm then promptly reminded of a particularly unpleasant experience when such proved to be true. Clones, Evil Twins and Inter-dimensional Doppelgangers are a royal pain.

Speaking of such, I'll take this opportunity to welcome an Ex-X-Man to the on-line world. Image Hosted by ImageShack.us Madelyne Pryor, ex-wife of the X-Men's own fearless leader, Cyclops, and member during the team's Australian tenure, appears to be taking a leaf out of Mark Twain's book - Rumors of her death appear to be Greatly Exaggerated. Welcome, Maddie, and I hope there are no hard feelings !

Has anybody been watching the new series of Doctor Who? (I swear, the Institute's communications array can pick up anything !) I'm thoroughly enjoying it. The cliffhanger ending to Episode 4 has me on tenterhooks !

In important World News, Image Hosted by ImageShack.us Doctor Doom is claiming paternity for the impending child of Brittney Spears. I'm sure that this announcement will have an incredibly huge impact on the political situation in Eastern Europe.

Research calls - as does Will & Grace. I must admit that I'm a fan. The ensemble cast are brilliant !

Regards,
Dr. Henry McCoy

Saturday, April 16, 2005

Ah, the joy of weekends !

Despite popular belief, I do take time off for weekends – Heroic responsibilities allowing. You may be wondering “What does an X-Man/Avenger/Scientist/Teacher do on weekends, other than hopping off to the Shi’ar Galaxy, curing the Legacy Virus or putting down a Genoshan uprising?”.

Well, as you’re already aware, I’ve recently begun this on-line account of my activities, and I enjoy writing in it thoroughly. I’m also keeping up with a number of Heroes and *cough* others *cough* via their own journals – you’ll note that I’ve added
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I also enjoy relaxing by the pool. We have a wonderful full sized Olympic pool here at the Institute, and have had a number of well-known guests over the years.

Another pastime I enjoy is getting together with fellow members of the X-Men, Fantastic Four, Avengers and assorted others for a regular game of Poker. I’ve long suspected that Doctor Strange uses the “Eye Of Agamotto” to spy on other player’s cards, and that Scarlet Witch’s “Lucky Streaks” run just a little too long…

Well, there is a fascinating documentary about to start on the Science Channel regarding Cellular Mitosis, so I must bid you all adieu,

Yours sincerely,
Dr. Henry P. McCoy