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 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 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 !

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
Image Hosted by Aquaman to the list of “Links” in the sidebar of this page. Welcome, Sea King, to the ranks of Heroes with Journals !

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

Thursday, April 14, 2005

ICEMAN !!!!!


It was funny the first seven times you iced over the Institute's bathrooms, but since then the humor has worn off.

I understand that every school year brings in a new class, full of young students who've never experienced your unique brand of comedy, but I can safely say that those of us who've been in residence at Xavier's since the beginning (and I know that you're fully aware of who we are) are DARNED SICK AND TIRED OF IT !

Try it again and I will assist Cyclops in using your V.I.P. DVD collection for target practice.

~ Henry McCoy

Dastardly !

It behooves me, in the spirit of fairness, to provide links to some of the more nefarious members of society who also keep on-line journals.

Image Hosted by Dr. Doom, nemesis of the Fantastic Four and monarch of Latveria, maintains an on-line presence, as do two of Spider-Man's nemeses - Image Hosted by Venom and Image Hosted by Green Goblin.

I believe that the logging of activities by these individuals will only make it easier for good-hearted people to maintain a state of vigilance against their vile and malicious schemes.

I also suspect that Image Hosted by Magneto is once again up to something. I'll be watching closely in the coming months for any sign of what it may be...

Until next time, yours sincerely,
Dr. Henry McCoy

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

On Marvel Comics, and liberties taken ...

I'd like to take this opportunity to correct some erroneous details which have come to light in the tales published by Marvel Comics.

Early on in my career as a costumed Hero, I (and many others on this line) made arrangements with Stan Lee and Jack Kirby of Marvel Comics. They would publish stories in Comic Books, chronicling our exploits, and we would, in return, receive a modest ongoing stipend.

Much time has past since those innocent days, and the books published by Marvel seem, these days, to be more for entertainment value than posterity. Writers have taken it upon themselves to take liberties with both character and story, and more than once Marvel have presented their readers with entirely fictitious tales.

Marvel's newer writers credit me with a greater degree of Strength and Agility than I, in truth, possess, but I am bewildered as to why they have chosen to portray me as having undergone further mutation into some sort of giant Cat-Beast.

To all of my "fans", rest assured that I remain the Blue-Furred, Bouncing Beast you all know and love.

On a lighter note, has anybody noticed the influx of high quality Science Fiction on television at the moment? Between Stargate: SG1, Battlestar Galactica and the new series of Dr. Who, my evenings are positively consumed by television !

Yours sincerely,
Dr. Henry P. McCoy

Welcome, One and All !

Salutations, and welcome to my on-line journal. With the rapidly increasing volume of Heroes (and some Villains) with such, I thought it astute to "get in on the ground floor", as one may say.

Greetings to any and all of my fellow heroes - Image Hosted by Spider-Man, Image Hosted by Sue Richards, Image Hosted by Tony Stark and a very close friend, whose diary was one of the first I read, Image Hosted by Hulk.

I'd also like to send a hello across the ether to another world, wherein dwell more Heroes, many of whom I have been fortuitous enough to have battled the forces of Evil alongside. Greetings to Image Hosted by Batman, Image Hosted by Flash and Image Hosted by Green Arrow. I eagerly await word of your exploits !

Must rush, classes are beginning. The students here at the Institute can be a handful, but they all show promise. Their education is highest amongst my priorities, as is setting an example - So I must not be late.

Yours sincerely,
Dr. Henry P. McCoy