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.
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.
Priscilla said at 10:55 AM
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
TODAY IS CULT OF LINCOLN'S 7TH BIRTHDAY! Wheeee!
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?)
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*
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.
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:
Priscilla said at 1:06 PM
Title cartoon by Bruce Eric Kaplan, used without permission.