As some of you may have noticed in the last few weeks I took part in a read along for The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch, we are now going to be moving on Red Seas Under Red Skies. (or RSURS – I may have to switch to this abbreviation as I keep wanting to call it Red Skies Under Red Seas which is a) wrong and b) thats quite a long title!). Anyway further details can be found at The Little Red Reviewer
and if you let her know you want to take part you’ll get the discussion emails that come out on Thursdays. We’re starting later this week so if you haven’t read the first one you’d better get that done quickly!! (It’s really good! Full of twists and turns and a lot of unexpected things!)
Here’s the schedule:
Start reading on or around April 21st. . .
Week 1 – beginning thru End of Chapter 3, discussion questions go out Thurs April 26, posts go up Sat April 28
Week 2 – Reminiscence “The Lady of the Glass Pylon” through end of Chapter 6, discussion questions go out thurs May 3, posts go up Sat May 5
Week 3 – Chapter 7 thru end of Chapter 10, discussion questions go out May 10, posts go up May 12
Week 4 – Chapter 11 thru end of chapter 13, discussion questions go out May 17, posts go up May 19
Week 5 – Chapter 14 to the end, discussion question go out May 24, posts go up May 26
I meant to post this a while ago but for some reason it kept slipping my mind, or at least I’d think ‘I need to write a blog post about Apocalypse Girls’ only I’d be in the middle of something else and so couldn’t post. But it’s time to put those poor excuses aside!
Back in November I joined the Girls Guide to Surviving the Apocalypse Blog (GGSA). (Although we also tend to refer to ourselves as the Apocalypse Girls.) A group of fabulous ladies posting about all things Apocalypse related, and particularly how you might survive.
The other week I went to an apocalypse themed event called appropriately enough The Event – it was a lot of fun and and I meant to post here simultaneously with my write up, I’m a bit late but better late than never right? So here’s the link. 🙂
So I guess I quite like songs by Miracle of Sound.. seeing as I’ve posted the Commander Shepard one (I will go listen to that again) and the Dragon Age one.
Also I suppose I should review Portal2. Here it is: its awesome, go play it. NOW.
(warning spoilers in song if you’ve not played the game.)
A friend sent a link to this video over Facebook, as an example of what warstriders are like (from Exalted, if you don’t know what I mean then think Mecha instead). Anyway it’s really good and pretty funny!
Saw this on someone else’s blog and I had to share, is it not awesome and very cute? It’s all knitted and its won an award. Enjoy.
I currently have the following song stuck in my head, it’s been there since last night. The first time I heard it, once it got past the first bit, I wondered why it sounded so familer, and then I saw who had made it. Miracle of Sound. The same guy who did the Commander Shepard song thatI also like. 🙂
I tried to embed the video but doesn’t seem to want to work (can’t find it on YouTube) so here’s the link
Dragon Age 2 Song
tis totally awsome 🙂
Filed under Audio, Fun, Gaming
So I went to see Tron Legacy the other day with friends, and I do think that having to pay extra to see it in 3D wasn’t really worth it. Some scenes (the ones in the real world) aren’t in 3D at all, which does make sense, but the scenes in the Grid, which were in 3D, didn’t really benefit that much from it. There were a few bits where a person would ‘pop’ out slightly but not really that many. So far Avatar is the only other movie I’ve seen in 3D and to be honest, even though the plot is very silly in that, the 3D was much much better, you got the foliage and the holographic computers popping out at you.
I also think in terms of plot it wasn’t great, it is just a story about a boy and a girl. Not nearly as intricate as the plot for Tron. It also wasn’t really that funny, there were bits where it was clearly trying to be funny, but wasn’t. The original Tron is a lot sillier and funnier in places. There were a few homages to Tron, but I must admit I didn’t get them until afterwards when we were eating and discussing the movie.
Saying all that I did really enjoy it! Tron really benefits from modern graphics and it was just fantastic to see all the tanks and bikes and such with good graphics. I also love the fact that the suits they used actually had lights in them, they weren’t computer generated. I think it’s definitely a movie that people who have seen and love the original Tron will enjoy. As I walked into the toilets after the movie, and I’m pretty sure someone said ‘So who wanted to see that?’, I don’t think they were old enough to have seen the original.
I think I had more to say on this but it is now half 12am on New Years Day and I’m tired.
So I’m going to give this movie 3.5/5. I don’t think it’s quite worth 4 but it’s Tron and it’s Pretty!!!
Filed under Film, Fun, Review