October 2006
Oooooh noooooo! Futurama_Freak1-MODFIA has shortened his name by three letters! Will the torment ever end! ARRRGGGGHHHHHH!
Posted on October 30, 2006 by Graham
Oooh, I have stuff to show off. I have some good stuff to show off, too. Sit down and enjoy what stuff has been sent my way. Firstly, we have some works from Futurama_Freak1-MOD that's for our Fan Art section. Yes, you've noticed, he's now shortend his name from Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, or whatever it was that he made us suffer reading, to Futurama_Freak1-MOD. There, that trips off the tongue nicely. Anyway, getting to the point of this update, the pictures he's sent come from the upcoming Futurama mod of GTA Vice City that he's busy putting together. Looking at the pictures, it sure looks like a worthy task. Let's hope he can come up with the goods. Even Bender might stop screaming in terror.

In other news, Slurms MacKenzie wants to draw your attention away from very long nicks and great mod work towards some hand-drawn artwork for our Fan Art section done by J Perdue. You see, J Perdue has done some nice work that shows off the cool dude with the can in his hand. No, Slurms isn't a toilet attendant! He's a cool dead dude brought back to life by J Perdue's steady hand. Well, not only is there Slurms MacKenzie, there's also four other works by J Perdue well worth showing off. Stuff like when Fry discovered his world's great monuments in one place, Leela and Fry sharing a warm moment in The Sting, Bender in Raging Bender and the crew escaping death and destruction via Morbo. Enjoy the pictures and enjoy your Slurms.

BTW, apologies for the time it's taken to put these pictures up.
And Now for Something Completely Different ...
Posted on October 27, 2006 by Tim
or how to drive your favorite webmaster completely insane.

It seems that a new (to TFM anyway) author decided to try for a two-fer - so we have some Fan Art and we have a Fan Fiction. "So what?" you are probably wondering. Well let me tell you what - this fiction is illustrated! Oh My Yes, words and pictures all in one megagigabyte file. Just the thing to really test all those scripts I wrote. And not only that, but one of the illustrations is of Bender in womens underwear - that certainly got my attention. Pardon me while I go put some new fuses in my brain.

The fic is by coldangel_1 and is called The Real Decoy. It's set after The Devil’s Hands are Idle Playthings. Fry and Leela aren’t technically going out, but they are much closer than they’ve ever been. Some time has passed, and Fry himself is a little bit more mature and worldly…not much though. It's an action/adventure and a little shippy too. Be patient - it will take just a bit longer to load than most fics. Or you can click here to just look at the pictures.

After a couple weeks of slow business, Futurama fans from around the world really rallied this past week and took a collective dump in my mail box. I've got a whole bunch more stuff to put up, so watch this space for more submissions coming Real Soon Now.
We now return you to the regularly scheduled Fan Fiction already in progress
Posted on October 22, 2006 by Tim
No one sent me any art this week but this is a web site and you gotta have pictures, right? So what's a poor underpaid, overworked webmaster grade 218 supposed to do? I know, dig back in the archives and find a picture of a nearly naked Leela - that'll get attention and no one will read this anyway, so whose to know. Hey, you gotta do what you gotta do, right?

Anyway, now that I have your attention, we have updates on two continuing sagas in the Fan Fiction section this week.

First is Craig Williams' fifth part to his Futurama, The Fifth Season (he may have to come up with a new title for that next year, eh?). This one is subtitled "Smile and the Whole World Smiles With You" and gives us a glimpse back to 2996 when Leela starts her new job at Applied Cryogenics.

And we also have a new addition to Dwayne Anderson's parody of Sierra's series of graphic adventures Quest for Glory, Quest for Deliverance. Click here or maybe here to read part 7.

So until next time, send money (or fan stuff)
There's a problem with your banner ...
Posted on October 15, 2006 by Tim
so said the e-mail from James L, who goes on to say "TLZ is the ONLY living Futurama site, apparently.". Well, we don't like to brag, and I'm sure there's some who would disagree, so I don't think we'll be changing the banner anytime soon. But it was a nice thought.

So, like any good living web site should, we got some new stuff. First up, 6 more contributions to the Crap Art section by Will with pics of Amy, Farnsworth, Zoidberg, and Zoidberg's claw (at least I hope that's his claw ), plus his own rendition of the Futurama logo. Will also has put together a web site he calls Magnificent Futurama - you'll find the link on his Crap Art page - check it out.

And a Fan Fiction from Chug a Bug titled A Hole Lot of Trouble Going On. This is Chug's first fic and he explores what happens when a mishap with one of Nibblers "steamers" causes Groundhog Day like time loops.

So keep those cards and letters (and works of art and fictions and stuff) coming ...
Hey, I remember this place!
Posted on October 9, 2006 by Teral
Back when I had something called sparetime. Stupid economic boom, depleting labor market, making me work like a dog. Mutter-mutter-mumble-ranting, etc. Anyway, someone gently nudged me that I had a Fan Fiction laying about collecting dust in my inbox (thanks, btw ). Well, you know me ... but I still prepared the Fan Fiction for your reading pleasure. It's the 4th part of Craig Williams story "Futurama: The Fifth Season". A quick update: the story takes place after the events in "The Devils Hands Are Idle Playthings", with the twist that Leela didn't regain her hearing. She quit her job with Planet Express and a new captain, named Angela, was hired. Leela retreated to her parents house in the sewer. The rest of the gang still have their regular job, but have had various problems, including a new Earthican president. Anyway, enough voice from the grave, go read the new chapter here.

Until next time...
Holy Crap (Art)!
Posted on October 8, 2006 by Tim
It's been pretty quiet here in the dungeons of Castle Red_Line this last week. After the whirlwind of updates in September, things seem downright boring at the moment.   The only thing that's shown up in my mailbox (other than the spam that is) is one Fan Fiction submission from Dwayne Anderson - part 6 of his Quest for Deliverance.

So imagine my surprise this morning when there's not 1, not 2, not 3, but 4 - that's right, count 'em - 4 new pics for the Crap Art section.     Check out Will's craptacular drawings of Bender, Fry, Leela, and Zoidberg.

And, because you asked (yes you) we also made a change to the top fifteen list in the Fan Fiction section - it now includes the author's name along with the title of their latest work. Click on the title to go straight to the story, or on the author's name to see a listing of all of their works complete with descriptions of each. Their newest is almost always last.