I think the book meme is evolving – I could swear that this is a different list than I saw earlier this week. Bold those books you have read. Italicize those books you intend to read. Underline those books you love. Post the list in your own LJ. … Continue reading →
Meme from lemonlye: When you read this, quote Doctor Who in your LiveJournal. The Doctor: I don’t suppose you’ve completely ignored my instructions and secretly prepared any Nitro-9, have you? Ace: What if I had? The Doctor: And naturally, you wouldn’t do anything so insanely dangerous as to carry it around with you, would you? Ace: Of course not. I’m a good girl and do what I’m told. The Doctor: Excellent. Blow up that vehicle. – “Silver Nemesis” (I resisted the urge to quote my own fanfic. Aren’t I well-behaved?) … Continue reading →
Today in Paris, at their WorldWide Invitational event, Blizzard Entertainment announced their upcoming game Diablo III. That is all. (That’s plenty!) … Continue reading →
It takes a certain kind of person to play World of Warcraft, yes. It takes another kind to try and figure out the geographical details of the place. Azeroth’s “Google Map” has been assembled at mapwow.com. For most of the game, players have explored two continents on that fantasy world (though at least one more is known to exist), but the actual map scale has never been revealed. Some time ago, I figured that one could record the time it takes to walk between two points on the map, and multiply that by the average walking speed of a hero … Continue reading →
As I listened to The Thomas Jefferson Hour yesterday, the following thought crossed my mind: Imagine that suddenly, you’re motivated to thoroughly research a famous historical figure, and present a weekly podcast in character as that person. You have to play it straight – no parodies or sitcoms. Who do you choose? … Continue reading →
Lots of people have posted about George Carlin’s passing. I’ll miss the man; he and Steve Martin were the first two comedians whose albums my parents took away from me 🙂 Much has been made of his dark, often nihilistic humor lately, but many seem to miss that it was the humor of a disappointed idealist who knows that people are better than this, dammit, and hopes like hell that they’ll remember it in time.
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The other day, I finally broke out my subtitled, un-cut copy of My Youth In Arcadia. I’ve owned the cut, dubbed release for a long time, to the point that I know the script pretty well, and I looked forward to seeing what had been removed from the original. I only made it to the end of the World War II sequence, but I was still pretty surprised. While this version is clearly a slightly better translation, so far the only new material I’ve seen is the World War I-era prologue. Plot points that I’d assumed would be better explained … Continue reading →
If someone’s Twitter profile page says that they are following 35,000 people, than I somehow doubt that their ‘personalized’ request for me to follow them back means much. It doesn’t help that all their tweets are private. How do I know if you’re interesting if I can’t read your tweets / journal entries / etc.? This is also why I don’t have a MySpace. Spent all night last night trying to catch up on e-mail correspondence, and in the process, forgot to call my mom and check on her, which I am not especially proud of. I did get the … Continue reading →
meiran posted this. It’s silly, it’s fanservice… and it’s joyously wonderful. … Continue reading →