The Cult of Lincoln

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Tonight, I'm taking a bus to D.C. for a spontaneous day trip! As tomorrow's weather looks ominous, I'm planning to take the MUSEUMS! route rather than the MONUMENTS! route. Fred has been gathering recommendations here. So far, the International Spy Museum is sounding the most appealing, but I am also drawn to the Mall's sheer concentration of awesome museums. I'll have to research more this afternoon.

To catch up on my blogging: Friday night, I went on a date that included food and an Improv Everywhere event. Alex and I were both excited about it, but the event ended up crashing and burning. The idea was cool, but it was raining, and the IE folks had difficulty coordinating everything, and we ended up standing out in the rain and wind with an inadequate umbrella on the middle of the Brooklyn Bridge for an hour and a half. My light jacket wasn't really up for the chore. And the umbrella broke from the wind ten minutes before we left, so we got soaked. When I got home and saw myself in the mirror, my skin was bloodless white. I looked like a consumptive waif. I had to sit in a hot bath for twenty minutes before I felt like a human again.

Yet shockingly, I had a great time. The dinner beforehand was excellent (Thai!), and conversation was fun. We're never short of fodder for discussion, and he's just the right amount of geeky that I feel neither like a hopeless dork nor somehow inadequate in my geekishness. And Saturday, Alex is going to cook dinner for me, so I call this major win. :D


Obama Adopted into Crow Nation. I. Love. This. Man. Can he be my president RIGHT NOW?

Steven Moffat to be Doctor Who Lead Writer and Executive Producer! YEEE!

Two new videos from Potter Puppet Pals!

Cover for Pterry's upcoming Nation!

Awesome photo series of Children's Drawings Brought to Life

Ben Stein: Science Kills. Good thing religion has never killed anyone, am I right?

Pretty sweet: Animatic version of the first issue of Joss' "Astonishing X-Men."

Excellent article: Your Friends Are Not Watching the Same Show You Are (And That's Okay).

And a new FotC music video.

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Priscilla said at 1:54 PM


Thursday, March 13, 2008

Some links for joo:

New Wall-E Trailer. Not so sure about the story, but GUH the lighting is beautiful!

New Hulk trailer

3-Year-Old Summarizes Star Wars

Idioms in Code -- I'm pleased to see that my computer science degree has come in handy for something! I got all but three of them.

Dollhouse casting sides leaked! Read them while they're still up!

Pratchett Funds Alzheimer's Study

Fic Rec: Sam's Trying to Communicate. Torchwood + LOLCATS.

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Priscilla said at 10:55 AM


Wednesday, December 19, 2007


Some Links For You:

Opening Credits to Burton's Sweeney Todd. Catch it before it gets removed! Maybe it'll look better on screen than on freaking YouTube, but I'm less impressed with this than I was with the actual musical numbers I saw last month. Remind me again why they decided not to open with the Ballad?

Pottercast scored an interview with JK Rowling! The first part of the interview is downloadable now, and I just finished listening. Intriguing stuff! She has a wonderful rapport with her hosts, and she speaks with such clarity, from minute details of her books to the heavier issues they raise. Well worth a listen.

Tanker Safety -- a sketch of Pythonesque brilliance

Great new trailer for Horton Hears a Who.

The Superest -- an ongoing game between two cartoonists, in which they take turns creating superheroes/supervillains with powers that defeat the powers of the hero/villain before it. Hilarious!

A Pterry Thank You Project -- a fanart celebration, to be compiled and sent to the man next month.

Global Warming -- an argument for action

Torchwood Series 2 Trailer. I can't believe I'm going to watch this. XD (Woah, was that Simon Pegg I saw for a split-second?)

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Priscilla said at 4:56 PM


Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Really, really, really wretched news: Renowned British author Terry Pratchett, creator of the Discworld series, has been diagnosed with a very rare form of early-onset Alzheimer's. Details here.

*clutches copy of Men at Arms and tries (unsuccessfully) not to cry*

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Priscilla said at 1:07 AM


Sunday, May 20, 2007

Hello, all! I'm selling (nearly) all my Discworld books to whoever wants them in order to make more room on my bookshelves! I'm offering them at half the price I originally paid for them, which means $3.50 for paperbacks and $12.50 for hardbacks, plus the cost of shipping. All Hardbacks are in excellent shape, and while paperbacks vary in how creased the spines are, they're all still in good condition, with very strong bindings.

Comment saying which ones you want, and please check the comments to make sure the book you want hasn't already been spoken for. I'll be out of town from May 23 to June 10th, so I'll probably send everything out June 12th or thereabouts.

Here's the full list. "UK" indicates a British edition, "HB" indicates a hardcover.
  • The Color of Magic
  • The Light Fantastic (UK)
  • Equal Rites (two copies, one US and one UK)
  • Mort
  • Sourcery
  • Wyrd Sisters
  • Pyramids
  • Guards! Guards!
  • Eric
  • Moving Pictures (UK)
  • Reaper Man
  • Witches Abroad
  • Small Gods
  • Lords and Ladies
  • Men at Arms
  • Soul Music
  • Interesting Times (UK)
  • Maskerade
  • Feet of Clay (2 copies, both US)
  • Hogfather
  • Jingo
  • The Last Continent
  • Carpe Jugulum
  • The Fifth Elephant (2 copies, both US)
  • The Truth
  • Thief of Time (HB)
  • The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents (HB)
  • Night Watch (HB)
  • The Wee Free Men (HB)
  • Monstrous Regiment (HB)
  • A Hat Full of Sky (HB)
  • Going Postal (HB)
  • + Good Omens (with the cover that has two Earths that look like an angel and a demon)
Woo hoo!

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Priscilla said at 1:50 PM


Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Aaaand I'm now writing my Psych paper on Buffy. I believe this nicely rounds out my Fandom in Academia series:

Freshman Year:
  • Visual Communications -- Lord of the Rings. Comparative visual analysis of equivalent scenes in two film versions of "Return of the King."
  • Digital Design Foundations -- Sandman. Reinterpretation of The Endless in my "Sandman Series." In this class, I also did designs inspired by Monty Python's Ministry of Silly Walks and Ender's Game.
Sophomore Year:
  • Copyright and Culture -- Harry Potter. Discussion of legal implications for different types of fan art (focusing on the Harry Potter fandom)
  • 3D Computer Modeling -- The Nightmare Before Christmas and Star Wars. I modeled an environment from TNMBC and an Imperial walker from Star Wars. Also a creature based on the Jabberwock, but I'm not exactly in the Lewis Carroll fandom.
  • Networked Life -- Buffy, sort of. We were supposed to create a network of absolutely anything, so created a network of Buffy guest actors, linked based on if they'd appeared in an episode together. I ended up discussing the arc structure of Buffy a bit in my analysis of the shape of the graph, but it wasn't really about Buffy itself.
Junior Year:
  • Film History -- Star Wars. The impact of the original Star Wars trilogy on the special effects industry.
  • Virtual World Design -- Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean. Created a video game set in an environment based on an image from The Wolves in the Walls.
Senior Year:
  • Feminist Fairy Tales -- Terry Pratchett. Theories of Revision in Tepper’s Beauty and Pratchett’s Witches Abroad. (We read the book in class, mind you!)
  • Film Analysis and Methods -- Firefly/Serenity. Comparison of themes of "otherness" in Serenity and The Searchers
  • Science and Literature -- Doctor Who. Senior Year, Empathy with aliens in War of the Worlds, Ender's Game, and DW 1x06 "Dalek."
  • And now: Psychology of Judgments and Decisions -- Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The indirectness bias in "The Gift" and other episodes.
Why yes, I am awesome. I accept your love and I return it.

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