dirk_gently: (with Tea)
But for a serious moment, I'd like to give thanks to the man who originally gave this character life. In 1987, Douglas Adams released the novel 'Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency' to the world, followed a year later by 'The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul'. Not only did these books follow the adventures of Dirk Gently, a character I obviously have great affection for, but they also have amazing and intricate plots, part mystery and part study in quantum mechanics and theology. I still notice new details on every reading, and as much as I love the Hitchhiker's Guide trilogy (which I read first), I think the Dirk Gently books may be the very height of his skill.

In 2001, Douglas Adams passed away with an unfinished manuscript called 'The Salmon of Doubt' that was started as a third Dirk Gently book still in progress. Today would have been his 60th birthday.

Many people are taking the time to honor the date, and I'd like to join them. You can visit the website douglasadamstheparty.com, to learn a little more about the celebration at the Hammersmith Apollo in London, and his favorite charities. Learn more about the man himself in this article on awesome stuff Adams did besides Hitchhiker's Guide. There's also a touching birthday greeting below from Neil Gaiman.

Thank you, Douglas Adams, wherever you may be.
dirk_gently: (OMGWTFBBQ!?)
Planning to make this the last OOC post for a while, but it's been a really ugly fall and winter. In the chaos of RL, there's a major shift from LJ over here to Dreamwidth, so while I've imported all old entries over, Dirk will no longer be active on LJ, sorry. I will continue to play him here, hopefully much more actively since he's been languishing for a while!

LJ links from Memories added into entries: 3/9/2012


Jun. 18th, 2011 09:46 pm
dirk_gently: (Default)
I was really trying to catch up on replies when I could think coherently, but it's been an anxious time living on hold and ready to jump on a plane any minute. I'm still apologizing for lack of replies, and I'll be trying to catch up again when I can.
My grandmother passed away, after a long struggle, and I'll be getting on a plane for the funeral tomorrow, so I will be gone for a week, from 6/19 to 6/26
I'll try to catch up then, and hopefully be less flaky in the future. Thanks to everybody for your patience.
dirk_gently: (OMGWTFBBQ!?)
Google is bringing out a 'Nexus One' smartphone.

And if you push the wrong button on it, you end up in the Dimension of Shrimp.


Aug. 2nd, 2009 10:31 pm
dirk_gently: (OMGWTFBBQ!?)
Comment here with your character's name for a big appropriate-sized block of text about how mine feels regarding yours.

The current list for my chars...
[livejournal.com profile] dirk__gently
[livejournal.com profile] call_me_rat
[livejournal.com profile] t_coleburn
[livejournal.com profile] greyedwhite
[livejournal.com profile] maylookatkings
[livejournal.com profile] librarykeeper
[livejournal.com profile] flyhighthing
[livejournal.com profile] agoodfellow
dirk_gently: (OMGWTFBBQ!?)
*Sigh* It's times like this that I wish we had cable or something. The guy playing him seems a little too... skinny, but otherwise he seems pretty good for the part. I'm curious. Damn curious. Will have E-babies and give giftart to anyone who can tape it and send me a copy. Really.


Mar. 12th, 2007 07:17 pm
dirk_gently: (omgwtfbbq!?!)
1. On your Livejournal, list in order from most recent, any character you have roleplayed as in the last two months. (if your memory is hazy then just list randomly.)
2. Include the game you played them in and when you last played them.
3. People can then comment asking one question general enough for anyone to answer it.
4. You then reply with the answers each character listed would give.
5. People can ask multiple questions if they wish.
6. No giving away characters deep dark secrets. These are answers your characters would give. They could lie if put on the spot.

The character list for LJ RP:
The infamous holistic detective [livejournal.com profile] dirk__gently on Dear Multiverse etc.
Markus Rathbone [livejournal.com profile] call_me_rat in [livejournal.com profile] dark__city
Fisher [livejournal.com profile] maylookatkings around [livejournal.com profile] courtneycrumrin but eventually in DM
The Librarian [livejournal.com profile] librarykeeper in the new [livejournal.com profile] goblin_kingdom

I think that's it. I gave up on D.S. and T.C. online. Answers either tonight or when I get back from puppeteering Wednesday night.
dirk_gently: (Dirkitty sit)
((Finished coloring the Ramon & Dirkitty picture. Oh gods how I loathe coloring. I wish I'd either put Ramon's coat on him or picked a different color for the couch. Picture.))

OOC arts

Nov. 19th, 2006 12:39 pm
dirk_gently: (OMGWTFBBQ!?)
((Just because. Finished inking this morning, posting this from work, colored version to come.))
Read more... )
dirk_gently: (omgwtfbbq!?!)
((This is just an attempt to reach Hipsmun for RP, because I've tried hijacking Shad's AIM but clearly our hours of being online haven't met up. Check your cox eml addy? (Heheh...she said 'cox...') I'd love to play Dirkitty meeting Pointy, etc., if you're free for that.))
dirk_gently: (omgwtfbbq!?!)
Yoinked from Hips, altered/stolen idea from Crane.

1. One icon that makes you automatically think of me.
2. One icon that you think should really be used more often.
3. One icon that you don't get/needs more explanation/you have no idea why I have it.
4. Comment using an icon of yours that you love, and tell me why you picked that one too.
5. What should I make a new icon of?
dirk_gently: (talking)
Just wanted to give a big thank you to [livejournal.com profile] h_hollister For Dirk's being a paid account! Knowing Dirk, that's probably a big first for him!
I am trying to draw like an insane drawing thinga-whotsit in between work, partly for another new account unrelated to this, but also to get more icons fo Dirk now that he has the space. Look for new icons of additional Dirk emotive-ness in the near future!
dirk_gently: (talking)
Arts! Dirk flirting shamelessly.

A word from Dirk: At least she let me make a 'dear mun' post... *grumblegrumble*
dirk_gently: (disgruntled)
A plea that is not to be ignored.
dirk_gently: (schrodinger's cat)
((Click here.
Spork own eyeballs out with fork.


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