kangeiko: (geek)
I completely forgot to say that I'm writing again! Courtesy of The World's End, which is one of the more depressing films I've seen. To those saying it's hilarious and you couldn't stop laughing: were we watching the same film? Notably, there has been a marked gender divide in the responses, so maybe there's something to that.

Anyway, fic resulted. It's unfinished at the moment (4 out of the 6 chapters posted), but I have the last chapter done, I just need to get chapter 5 written up, and we're good to go. But each part is self-contained (it's the 5 things + 1) so I suppose I should link:

spilt milk
The World's End
Five things that never happened to Gary King (and one that did).

Warnings for character death and violence (unsurprisingly).

Also, I went to Nine Worlds Geek Fest. It was awesome! Obviously a few rough edges, but you could really feel the love that went into it. Definitely going back next year. I'm writing up my impressions of various panels for Bad Reputation, so I'll link here when done.

AND I learned sword-fighting with Miltos Yerolemou, aka Syrio Forel on Game of Thrones. From now on, all commencement shall include, "and now, let's do it with swords!"



kangeiko: (veronica franco)
I don't really play computer games and so I am hardly the target demographic, but this TV ad (for the UK market only - the US one has different music) is so kick-ass I wish to learn to play computer games just so I can play it.



1) Best music choice EVER

2) There are stories in computer games now? From the news you'd think that it was all waving a Wii wand and running over skimpily-dressed women. Plot is games, whatever will they think of next!

3) My 'revolution in fairy tale lands' kink remains as present as it ever was, this was like literary porn to my deprived eyes.
kangeiko: (Default)
me: Julius Caesar, right -
ath: yeah?
me: I'd do 'im.
ath: the actor, the character or the historical figure?
me: er - character and historical figure.
ath: dunno.
me: it's julius fucking caesar! would you say no?!
ath: well, no. it's politics, innit? only, 'e might not be any good.
me: are you trying to say that julius caesar isn't any good in the sack?!
ath: ... no, you're probably right.
me: damn right.
ath: *pause* mind you, i wouldn't say no to titus pullo.
me: well, obviously.

Success!

Jul. 30th, 2006 04:01 pm
kangeiko: (Default)
Well, past!success, anyway.

kangeiko's Past Lives


V V V
950 BC: Roman politician
276 AD: A cartographer
1652 AD: A heretic executed for claiming that the earth was round
'What were you in your past lives?' at QuizGalaxy.com



There's quite a bit to live up to, isn't there?

In other news, I got my exam results. The two exams I took before being carted off to hospital - passed with honours and bells on. The exam I took just after my hospital stay, I failed miserably. Well, ok, not miserably. I failed by a tiny margin, which is even more annoying. Luckily, said hospital visit makes me immune to any worry about this, and also the fact that I don't actually remember taking said exam. Spoke to my boss about it, boss forbade me to worry, and then I got a phonecall from HR people (which I missed, damn it), saying that they've spoken to boss, and would I please phone them back because they need to do something about something else. Er, yes, that vague. Now, not passing all my exams means I don't get my bonus - but the hospital stay means that HR could well decide to ignore this sitting as 'extenuating circumstances', which doesn't make much difference to me, but does make a difference to the level of my bonus. Which, you know, can only be a good thing.

I have thus decided to not worry, but instead focus on drinking tea and swanning around.

I also saw PotC:DMC for the second time yesterday. Did I mention the Norrington pretty? *pets Jack Davenport*
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It's been a long time since I've looked at a doll and thought, "WANT!!!!" I made an effort to give them up at age seven or so, and managed to succeed by age nine (more or less through necessity and a change of country). So, stumbling on this site (www.dreamofdoll.com) was an odd experience. I looked at this:

http://www.ecinter.net/frontstore/Item/item_zoom.asp?item_num=385&catalog_num=2&mart_id=hoo933&level=&mother_catalog_num=786

and immediately thought, "WANT!!!!!" Of course, it's prohibitively expensive, and I could only really have afforded such frivolity if it had been in Hong Kong dollars instead of US dollars. Possibly not even then. I mean, what would I do with the doll once I had it? Also, it would come alive in the middle of the night and kill me china dolls are kinda creepy.

So tired. Bed, now. Was attacked by spider yesterday. Traumatised, I tell you. *yawn*
kangeiko: (Default)
I feel heaps better after a long talk with the doctor, and many assurances that I am not crazy. So, anyway, FANDOM!!

From [livejournal.com profile] alara_r:

The people -

1. Buffy Summers (BtVS)
2. Jack Bristow (Alias)
3. Spider Jerusalem (Transmetropolitan)
4. Desire (Sandman)
5. Jadzia Dax (DSN)
6. Ilyria (A:tS)
7. CJ Cregg (West Wing)
8. Perry Cox (Scrubs)
9. Dawn Summers (BtVS)
10. Jayne Cobb (Firefly)
11. Susan Ivanova (B5)
12. Irina Derevko (Alias)
13. Arvin Sloane (Alias)
14. Londo Mollari (B5)
15. Inara Serra (Firefly)

The questions:

Read more... )
kangeiko: (Default)
This lunchtime, I headed to my local library thinking, "what I'd really like is a book on the Virginia colonies - something that has a whole lot on social history, so I can use it for the 1602/Angelverse xover - but isn't 'popular history' as I've studied this period before. Also, a graphic novel would be good, something like 'Black Hole', which I've been wanting to read for ages."

I went in, and within five minutes found the newly-acquired 'Black Hole', and a book entitled 'The Virginia Adventure: Roanoke to James Towne', which has a hefty slice of social history and is aimed at grad students.

The day before yesterday, I was filled with a yen for Ennis. I went in, and 'war Stories' practically leapt off the shelf, yelling for my attention. "Gosh," I thought, "that's bloody convenient. Now, if only I could find a book similar to this 2003 science fiction short stories anthologies book I've just returned -", and, lo and behold, the librarian reached past me to put '2002 science fiction short stories' on the shelf in front of me.

Psychic. I'm telling you. Psychic.
kangeiko: (Default)
Some honest to God feel-good stories for you all:

A baby hippo makes friends with a 100-year-old tortoise:
http://newsvote.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/4152447.stm

Snake befriends a hamster offered to it as a snack:
http://newsvote.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/4627950.stm

Lionness adopts third baby antelope:
http://newsvote.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/1905363.stm

ETA: A whale in the Thames this morning:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/4631396.stm

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