Robert Asprin, author of the Myth Adventures series, has died. He’d been scheduled to appear at Marcon this weekend too so clearly this wasn’t expected. I loved the Myth books, and also the Theives World anthology series and the Phule’s Company novels. I was re-reading one of the Myth books recently thinking it might be something Dave would enjoy. Much sadness. Continue reading RIP Robert Asprin
I was tagged by Megan for this one. 1. One movie that made you laughI watched Death at a Funeral last night and laughed so hard there were tears. 2. One movie that made you cry I have a vivid memory of going to see Gandhi at Roseville Theatre when I was 12 years old and sobbing in horror during interval (back in the days when they still had an interval during a film – mind you, Roseville was old-fashioned, I doubt any other theatres were doing intervals) at what the British did to the Indian people. 3. One movie … Continue reading Movie meme
Our first glimpse of Dollhouse! Oh yes, there’s new Joss Whedon goodness on the way. Can’t wait. ETA: The youtube posting isn’t working just now, here’s another link to the trailer. Continue reading Dollhouse trailer
John Scalzi has a shareware short story available for download: “How I Proposed to My Wife: An Alien Sex Story” You can download it for free then, if you like it, send money! Jay’s Conversations with Patients make me laugh. Blue milk on the fact that maternity leave is not a holiday. California Supreme court overturns gay marriage ban. “The California Supreme Court ruled today that same-sex couples should be permitted to marry, rejecting state marriage laws as discriminatory.” Now, if only we could follow suit here in Australia. I discovered the Carnival of Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy Fans … Continue reading Link-fest No. 3
Pinched from Lauredhel at Hoyden About Town What we have here is the top 100 or so books most often marked as “unread” by LibraryThing’s users. As in, they sit on the shelf to make you look smart or well-rounded. Bold the ones you’ve read, underline the ones you read for school, italicize the ones you started but didn’t finish. Not going to do the underlining because often I’d already read for pleasure books that were later assigned as school reading. So, bold means I’ve read it, whether for school or for fun. Italic means I started and didn’t finish. … Continue reading LibraryThing unread books meme
Ozfinn sent me an sms this morning that caused me to horribly confuse the people at my Weight Watchers meeting by announcing to all present “OMG Richard Dawkins is going to be on Dr Who!!!!” Blank looks all round. “It’s a geek thing…actually it’s an atheist geek thing…never mind.” So, when I finally got around to sitting down this afternoon for some serious blog reading I was not surprised to see a post on Pharyngula on the subject. I followed the link via richarddawkins.net to The Independent and I’m currently half-way through reading an article there which I simply couldn’t … Continue reading I did the whole SQUEEEE!!! thing in public
Sink – still shiny.Laundry – all clean, dry and folded. Still some to be put away and LOTS of ironing to do.Exercise – weights training on track every second day, need to get moving on the cardio. I should be able to get another swim in tomorrow. Hey, I know it’s early days, but I’m celebrating every little success thankyouverymuch! My bike hasn’t arrived yet, I rang the shop this afternoon and they said Monday hopefully. I was hoping to have my first ride on the weekend but it’ll have to wait. David has written 2 blog posts in the … Continue reading So far so good
Adam got back from Amsterdam this morning so the day started early with the distribution of loot among the kids. The boys got mini remote control helicopters, no I don’t know what that has to do with Holland either, and Caitlin scored a very pretty Swarovski crystal pendant. I got tea from the British Museum and there was also a haul of books on various things medieval – anglo saxon crafts, celtic and norse designs, and saxon and viking artefacts – and a set of dvds titled Masterpieces of the British Museum. Breakfast followed, eventually. Tom had been promised maccas … Continue reading Sunday is supposed to be a day of rest.
Oh yes, 9 year old humour, it is funny 😀 Caitlin drew this while I was watching the episode Blink, I suspect it was by way of therapy of sorts after she’d inadvertently seen a few minutes of the show. Now I just have to persuade her to do an entire comic strip’s worth of drawings and we can get some really groan-worthy stuff happening…. Continue reading My daughter wishes me to share with you.
Best News Ever! Joss Whedon Spills Exclusive Deets on His New SeriesKristin at E! Online reports: Whedon’s new Fox series, called Dollhouse, stars Miss Eliza Dushku, best known as Faith to you Buffy the Vampire Slayer fans. And this show isn’t just a pilot. It’s already been given a seven-episode commitment by Fox. Woo! Here’s how Fox describes the series: Echo (Eliza Dushku) [is] a young woman who is literally everybody’s fantasy. She is one of a group of men and women who can be imprinted with personality packages, including memories, skills, language—even muscle memory—for different assignments. The assignments can … Continue reading New Joss TV show on the way!