I guess you want to know what all those links on the side mean. Here they are in a nutshell. You want more info? Then click on them.
First, I've listed the main sites I work on that are not connected to this site.
-DC/Marvel: The Merging is a fanfic site, where I am Editor-in-Chief. The site name kinda explains the basic gist of it. Go there for more info.
-World's Finest Fanfiction is just a site I set up for fanfic about the World's Finest heroes, Batman and Superman. Currently there is more Superman than Batman, and I would like to balance that out. If interested, just shoot me an e-mail with a story attached.
-The Shadow's Internet Sanctum is a fan site devoted to the Shadow that I made.
-Batman Online is a site about Batman that I started with some online buddies. However, it's been neglected far too much. The name is temporary, until we can come up with something cooler.
stuff on this site:
-My Fanfic Archive is just an archive of the fanfic that I can't fit elsewhere.
-Superman on the Radio is a mini-site I made dedicated to one of the best radio serials of the 1940s.
-Amos and Andy is just a page about the radio show. It was one of the first web pages I ever made.
-War of the Worlds - 1938 radio script and Green Hornet script -- what more do you need to know?
-Who's on First is a transcript of the famous Abbott and Costello routine.
-Dinky GIFs was one of my first web pages. It features a .gif image of the famous Taco Bell dog.
-backgrounds -- Wallpapers I've made for computers. They're made for really high-res screens, but it's easy to fit them for any other size.
-Comic recommendations -- I like comics. Here, I list the stuff I read, and other comic stuff.
-Christmas Story -- just something I came up with, combining a variety of sources. I never really finished it, though.
"Sites I work on" means sites that I work on for others.
I am a member of the Highty Tighties, the regimental band of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets. HT06 is my bud class, and that site is about us. I do 99% of the work, but it's not all for me, like the other sites. I am also on the web staff for the Highty Tighties, and have done a little work on the main site. Check it out. It's an awesome learning experience for me.
My favorite links
-Marvel and DC Comics are the two main comic publishers. I like comics, so most of the links are going to be comic related. The four message board links all go to various DC message boards. Gotham Central is a cool new series about the cops in Gotham. It's written by Ed Brubaker and Greg Rucka, with art by Michael Lark. The DC Archives are a series of hardcover books reprinting old comics. I don't have any, but the message board is cool, and it generally extends to cover reprints of all sorts.
-Newsarama is a comic news site. It's better than Comics Continuum that focuses mainly on comics in other media.
-Fantastic Four Plaza is a cool site devoted to the Fantastic Four.
-The eBay link takes you directly to the auctions for comic books.
-Sounds Unseen is a band made up of a bunch of guys that went to my high school. They're a year ahead of me, and they were all in the band with me, so I know them pretty well. Sadly, it's been a while since I've seen most of them.
MY STATE OF MIND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is from the Knightfall crossover in the Batman comics about a decade ago. It was one of my first GIFs, and I do plan on going back and redoing this eventually, now that I have the entire crossover, and better computer skills.
The best announcement I ever had at college.
Earth X - Universe X - Paradise X
I always wonder how most of the time, when several comic covers can be placed together to make a larger image, they still don't match up, even when does by the same artist? Ron Lim's 2099: Fall of the Hammer covers have that problem.
First, I put the image in Photoshop and took out all of the color. I then recolored Reed. Because of the quality of the original art, combined with what the scanner did because it was glossy paper, I had to use the smudge tool to smooth out Reed's face and hair. I used the same color for his uniform, but used his facial color from the cover of FF #52/481.
Then, the fun began. I took each object, one at a time, and made new layers. I then did all sorts of different stuff to them to make them look real.
Some neat tricks: The red planet was made using the watercolor effect after adjusting the color balance to red. The ring around that planet was colored by using the stamp tool. I found a picture of a forest in the winter that came with my computer. I used the rubber stamp tool, and stamped the ring. The planet to the right of the red planet was made by stampping various points of the cover of Fantastic Four: The World's Greatest Comics Magazine #1 and then swirling and smudging.