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Server glitches and other fun stuff
Posted on March 29, 2015 by Tim
Darn computers. So a couple of weeks ago we had a little server glitch that took the Message Board off line for the better part of a day and because of some lingering fallout of that my updater wasn't working after that. Oh, it would cheerfully let me compose the whole update, and then error out when I tried to submit it. Of course, this happened right about the time we belatedly discovered that Billy West was appearing at the Indy Comic Con that weekend, but could I get a notice up? Noooo. Oh well, that's the way it goes in this biz sometimes. On happier notes, on to a couple of things that people have been very patiently waiting for.

First up is this Fan Art by Spaceman130. It's Bender as a berzerker from Quake II. That seems about right for Bender, don't ya think?

Ever hear of a guy named Frank Frazetta? Neither had I, and no, he's not the contributor here, he's the inspiration. These drawings, done in Frank Frazetta style, are the result of a collaboration between kaspired and Gulliver63. Based on some prior art that Gulliver did, kaspired did the pencil sketch and each did a colerized version. I'll let you guess which is whose (hint: which one has the Amy fetish and which the Morgan Proctor fetish? ).
Lived Long and Prospered
Posted on February 27, 2015 by Graham
Sad news today. I've just heard about the death of Leonard Nimoy at the age of 83, a name who'll forever be on the lips of any science fiction fan and beyond. His most iconic role was that of Mr Spock from the original series of Star Trek, as well as the films. That's what he'll mostly be remembered for by most. However, he was in a few other roles, which got overshadowed, like playing Dr Kibner in the 1978 remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers, a remake that certainly doesn't embarrass the original (improves it, in my view), as well as some singing about hobbits and whatnot. However, he was also in Futurama, having a role in the first episode, Space Pilot 3000, as well as the parody of Star Trek episode, Where No Fan Has Gone Before. So, I'd like to express this site's sorrow for the loss of such an iconic actor who has given us so many memories that'll endure. May he rest in peace.
Nailed it?
Posted on February 22, 2015 by Tim
It seems like I should be saving this for a holiday of some kind but we don't really have any coming up soon so I'm just gonna toss this out there. It's (obviously) Zoidberg Jesus nailed to the cross. It's new Fan Art by Spaceman130.

Over in the Fan Fiction section part 12 of Dwayne Anderson's Space Ace Doofus is up. Catch up on Fry's AU adventures as he tries to level up in a popular new video game after getting his wires crossed with one of the Professor's malfunctioning new inventions.
It's raining vampires
Posted on February 9, 2015 by Tim
Wow, almost three weeks without an update. It's like 2005 all over again when Graham was threatening to shoot all of us with his crossbow of doom. It has been pretty quiet here in the boiler room of the Madhouse, only one thing's been slipped through the mail slot and through a combination of Real Life and sheer laziness it's taken me a “few days” to even get that done, so maybe it's a good thing it's kind of quiet right now. Or not. Anyway, got one tasty new Fan Fiction here. It's from Spaceman130 and it's called Vengeance is Called Upon Thee. As with his previous works, this one was inspired by the PlayStation 3 game Vampire Rain: Altered Species. Each one to be based on an individual mission and each mission ends with a cliffhanger. In this one Fry, Leela, and Hermes go on a mission to terminate James Smith, the walker who killed Leela's mother in Falling Rain, Spilling Blood (his first fic). However, James turns out to be nearly invincible. Can the team put an end to James's reign of terror? Or will James have the last laugh?
Did someone say cookie dough ice cream?
Posted on January 20, 2015 by Tim
Surprise, still here! Insert standard excuse #37 here. So let's lead off tonight with a combination of Fan Art and Fan Fiction. Bet you didn't guess that we have another Gulliver63 illustrated fic! This one is titled Tweak II: The Mutant Spring. It is, obviously, a sequel to a prior story by the same name. In this one the most dangerous woman on Earth finds herself exiled to a planet full of mutants. The Planet Express gang also find themselves on this same planet, caught up in a political upheaval between "normal mutants" and psionics. That ought to be fun. Someone grab some cookie dough ice cream and spoons and lets watch.

And for more reading fun, Futuregirl223 has not one but two more parts to her Fan Fiction called Oh My!. These are, respectively, part 3 and part 4. Read on as someone finally tames the Zapper (maybe). And that someone might just be related to Fry.
Timeless classics
Posted on December 29, 2014 by Tim
A slightly late or early Merry Xmas everyone. I wasn't sure if I was supposed to hold this 'till next year or not, but I don't trust my memory overnight, much less the three hundred and sixty shopping days 'till Xmas, so here's a Xmasy themed Fan Art from Demented Honkey. And it looks like most of the crew is enjoying a relaxing evening just before or after Xmas.

And now that we don't have to worry about being judged naughty or nice for a while we turn our attention to this Leela pose entitled Pinup in Space. It would look right at home on a 2945 calendar, wouldn't it? This is courtesy of the talents of Ralf Stumpf.

And finally today here is a new Fan Fiction chapter. It's part 2 of Futuregirl223's Oh My!. A more classic fanfic plot there isn't: Zapp gets a woman pregnant. Oh, and did I mention, she's Fry's half sister?
Merry Xmas and all that stuff
Posted on December 24, 2014 by Tim
Ho Ho HO! It's almost time for SantaBot to make his rounds (and actually he's already started in some places this reaches) so while we're all safely barricaded behind the armored fireplace cover, here's something of a first - a Fan Art that's a Xmas gift. The art is by Spaceman130 and it's a gift for Trenton Sands because “been a great friend to me on FMMB”. The pic is a promo for Trenton's fanfic Sailing A-Weight, which is one his early stories that might just predate me on this site.

Here's some more Fan Art from someone we haven't heard from in a long time.
Futurama_Freak1 sez he wondered if he could still draw Futurama, being as he hasn't done it in a while, and sure enough, he can. There is a reason he got to wondering that, unfortunately I'm sworn to secrecy at the moment, so I can't tell you what is is. Still, cool pic.

And lastly, before I go double check the window armor and auto cannons, Dwayne Anderson slipped the next chapter of Space Age Doofus under the door.
Dates, games, and maybe dating games.
Posted on December 21, 2014 by Tim
I suppose that anyone who is anyone hereabouts already has theirs (I know I do) but for those that just haven't quite gotten around to it yet here's a peek at the 2015 Futurama calendar. Our good chum Spaceman130 sent in some photos of his. There's the cover, awesome centerfold, and back cover. They're in our Miscellaneous Pictures section.

And speaking of Spaceman130 he also sends some Fan Art. Those that follow his exploits in these pages are probably aware that he's a big fan of the video game Vampire Rain: Altered Species for PS3, which has inspired him to draw a few pics of a Futurama crossover version which he calls Vampire Rain: FUTURISTIC Species. There's a promotional picture (see here) for the game with Fry and his team posing with various weapons, a "screenshot" of the game and it shows Fry in the sewer sneaking up behind Dwayne (who's really a nightwalker) with a shotgun, and one of Leela posing with her sniper rifle.

And, just to round things out, a new Fan Fiction. It's called Oh My! and it's by Futuregirl223. It starts with the premise that Fry had a half sister who followed him to the future. She meets Zapp, the usual happens, and .... oh my! Also, this is just part 1, so we might not quite get to the real Oh My just yet.
Free will my shiny metal!
Posted on December 2, 2014 by Tim
Return with us now to those heady days of yore, back in two thousand twelve when new episodes of Futurama were still airing. Ahh, what a time that was. And following in the same vein, this is a two-fer in the things we haven't seen in a while, 'cause DSS has returned with a new bit-o-Fan Art, which is Leela using her scrunchie as a catapult from the episode Free Will Hunting.

And next up is a Fan Fiction by Robert Stewart. I've had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Stewart and I can tell you he's a fun guy with a lot of funny stories to tell. His latest fic is called Let's Fix Time and it's about the PE crew dealing with a security guard with a bad personality.
The good, the bad, and the broken. Also new buddies
Posted on November 19, 2014 by Tim
Well, for those of you that tried to get onto FMMB (aka our Message Board) today, you probably noticed it was broken, returning as it did a cryptic and not terribly informative error message. The good news is it's fixed now. Huzzah to Graham to the rescue. Sorry to everyone who couldn't get their FMMB fix for the last 12 hours, I had the DT's too.

Another bit of brokeness that's still lurking about - since it's inception, FM/TLZ's URL has been www.futurama-madhouse.com.ar. Much more recently, we picked up www.futurama-madhouse.com and www.futurama-madhouse.net. Well, bad news everybody, for reasons I won't go into (mostly 'cause I don't really know what the whole story is) the futurama-madhouse.com.ar domain has not been renewed and no longer gets you to FM/TLZ. This breaks a few things. Like every link to us on every other website out there (I've been notifying them as I find them, several have already been fixed ) but more importantly, some of our own internal stuff still points there. Wallpapers and Framegrabs are known victims. We're searching the South American jungles for Leandro in hopes that he can fix some of it. Meanwhile, if you find something else that doesn't work, please let us know.

Now the we've got the bad and the broken out of the way, let's get back to the good stuff. At the bottom of every page on this site is the Buddies section where other fan sites that have passed our rigorous selection standards (eg they could figure out how to e-mail us and ask ) get links. And language is no barrier, so if you can read Hebrew, or even if you can't, please welcome futurama-il.tk which bills itself as “The Futurama fun site in Hebrew” (I'm sure it looses a little in translation ).

And lasly but far from leastly is a new Illustrated Fan Fiction by Gulliver63. It's a futuristic take on an old idea 'cause it was inspired by a 1955 Asimov story called Dreaming is a Private Thing. The world of tomorrow version is titled Dream Jumpers and it explores what happens when the Professor attempts to explore people's dreams in his research. His biggest problem is that Mom wants to steal his work for her own evil plans. In the midst of all this we find that Fry has a special gift no one knew about. Will Fry be able to escape the clutches of the evil Mom? And will Mom show everyone just how venomous she really is? Did I mention that it's Illustrated?