Star Wars: Death Troopers

Death Troopers, a novel by Joe Schreiber will be released on Tuesday (October 13, 2009) and takes place just before “A New Hope”. What is it? A Star Wars horror book. That is something that I didn’t expect to ever see. I’m interested enough that I just might read it. Here’s the plot:

When the Imperial prison barge Purge breaks down in a distant, uninhabited part of space, its only hope seems to lie with a Star Destroyer found drifting, derelict and seemingly abandoned. But when a boarding party is sent to scavenge for parts, only half of them come back — bringing with them a horrific disease so lethal that within hours, nearly all aboard the Purge will die. And death is only the beginning.

For aboard the Star Destroyer, amid its vast creaking emptiness that isn’t really empty at all, the dead are rising, soulless, unstoppable, and unspeakably hungry.

What is awesome is that there are a number of fans that have come up with trailers for the book. This post has a large number of them, but here’s my favorite.

Pretty creepy.

Internet and Awesomeness Diagram – A Technical Post



I’ve been involved in a number of conversations about how cool the internet is and how awesome many things are (specifically Ninjas). There is typically a great debate on what is and isn’t awesome, what is and isn’t on the internet, etc. Well, I’ve done years of research on the topic and will detail the internet as a whole in a series of Venn Diagrams.

The Internet

The internet exists. This is a fact. We see that in the following diagram as proof of its existence.



Awesomeness exists. This is also a fact. As you can see in the following diagram – as proof – that there is a lot of awesomeness in the world (about as much as there is internet)…BUT…it is important to note that there is a cross-section of the two. Not all of the internet is Awesome. Not all of the Awesomeness in the world is the Internet.


Ninjas Are Awesome

Ninjas exist. This is a fact. All Ninjas are Awesome. While not all, a majority of Awesomeness in the world is Ninjas. A chunk of information on Ninjas exists on the Internet. This is Awesome. In fact, most Awesomeness on the internet is about Ninjas…the rest isn’t so Awesome. See here:


What about other cool things?

This is important. There are other Awesome things that are worth noting, particularly Dinosaurs, Zombies, and Robots. Its also important to note that there is a lot of information on those topics and not all Dinosaurs, Zombies, and Robots are Awesome…It just so happens that they are ONLY awesome in the event that they are Ninja Dinosaurs, Ninja Zombies, and Ninja Robots. That is Awesome. Especially when that important and Awesome information is on the Internet. Seen here:


Where Are The Pirates?

Pirates are not Awesome. In fact, even though there is a large amount of data on the Internet about Pirates, they are the furthest thing from being Awesome. Shown here:


Refined Awesomeness

I find the Disney Cartoon show Gummi Bears Awesome. They are neither Ninjas nor on the Internet. But Awesome none-the-less.


Expert Opinion

These are the hard facts. While there may be more Awesomeness in the world (and on the internet), they pale in comparison to the aforementioned Awesome subjects. The countless hours of research and statistics that have gone into these diagrams is something to consider when framing an argument around the Awesomeness on the Internet and, specifically, where Pirates fall in the grand scheme of things.

Pirates are not Awesome, although their decrease in number has lead to Global Warming.

Other Resources

There aren’t any other resources worth mentioning as this is all the expert opinion that is needed. Although, if you are looking for a great Pirate vs Ninja video, check “How to kill a mocking bird” out.

If you want a sweet Ninjas > Pirates desktop background, get it here.