The phrase “modern TARDIS traveller” popped into my head, and about 90 minutes later this followed. I’m not going to apologize to Gilbert and Sullivan: they’re cool. — I am the very model of a modern TARDIS traveller, I am a timey-wimey-wibbly-wobbly plot unraveller, I know the queens of Venus, and I fight the villains terrible The Daleks and the Cybermen in battle armor wearable; I’m very well acquainted, too, with genius spatio-temporal, With Omega and Rassilon and others far less sensible, I understand the tricks of navigating ’round the Time Vortex… (erm… erm…) But still have some confusion ’bout … Continue reading →
Just did Farpoint in Baltimore, and MystiCon in Roanoke back to back. Both cons are five hours away from my home. Pro tip: don’t do this. Farpoint was the second stop for Luna-C, so as usual I spent most of the weekend preparing for the performance in one way or another. Of course, I simultaneously love live performing from the depths of my soul and it triggers my anxieties as only a job interview can, so it’s both relief and regret when the show is done. Regret must win, though, since I’m always eager for the next show. We premiered … Continue reading →
The new car behaved itself well! Much less general wear on a car = much better gas mileage, as I made Baltimore and back on only a tank and a half. Dwight and Dawn were excellent company: among other things, I got to hear a Duran Duran album I hadn't picked up yet. Huyndais handle differently with three people and a trunk of con luggage in them than they do with one, something I'm not yet completely used to. The Hunt Valley no-longer-Marriott is an interesting hotel. Every year I manage to get lost in their hall layout at least … Continue reading →
Sometimes, I’ll put on a song, and a little electric thrill will build inside me and shoot through my skin and scalp unexpectedly. ELO’s “Twilight”, Jeff Wayne’s “Thunderchild”, and Jarre’s “Fourth Rendez-vous” are all repeat offenders. Today, the Eagles’ “Journey of the Sorcerer” in its full-length incarnation grabbed my nervous system that way. I haven’t really listened to it in years outside of a Hitchhiker’s Guide context, and I’d forgotten how it can take me away from everything for just a few seconds. I have a soul that was built for fantasy trips, it seems.
Yep, I’m posting a lot of videos and a lot of MMO-related stuff right now. That’s in part because I’m too overwhelmed with life at the moment (sometimes positively, sometimes not) to be very deep. So: if you’re familiar with the politics of loot distribution in high-level World of Warcraft raiding, you might find this as funny as I did. Otherwise, probably not.
I’m not saying this video is perfect in execution, but it kept on making me crack a smile, and for that I’ll give it points: Muppet Bohemian Rhapsody
Here’s my little bit of happy for the evening, and it goes out to all my lichen lycan friends out there. It’s a WoW video, yes, but I suspect it works pretty well even if one’s not steeped in the lore of Azeroth.
Oh, wow. Bet you haven’t heard 1981’s “Tainted Love” covered in quite this manner… I’m hitting iTunes – if this guy has an album, I want it. If only he’d cover “Girls On Film”…
10:42 News is that the house contract is almost done and we can overnight it to the sellers in the next couple of days. Please let this all work. # 13:14 For the Interstella 5555 fans, a great Daily Costume pic of the Crescendolls: dailycostume.com/archive/greenabsence/ # Sent subspace radio by LoudTwitter
Since today is of course, the Ides of March, I had to find a proper Vehicle for my thoughts on the day… I once saw a version of this set entirely to classic NASA footage. Quite cool, but I can’t locate a copy of that on the Web. About to head out into the rain to procure dinner fixins and blades for my razor. I can get quite furry on weekends where no social events are involved.