September 7th, 2012



The club Ruin is doing a "special one time only" event tonight. I'd really like to go, partially because i haven't been clubbing in weeks, and there wasn't that much dancing at WorldCon, and partially cause i'd like to help support Ruin after they lost their regular saturday night time slot.

On the other hand, i've been really tired all week for some reason, and i've got stuff scheduled on saturday for shortly after noon, and stuff scheduled sunday, and Wumpskate on monday. Maybe i should just spend saturday night catching up on sleep? But that would be so booooring. Also, this isn't going to be at the Monte Cristo, but at "333 Live", some place i've never been to before, and i've got this mild dislike of going to new places.

I guess i can wait and see how i feel tonight. I suppose i could take a nap in the early evening instead of listening to the Video Game Music show as well.
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Friday Fun Stuff

Lindsey Stirling has a new geeky song out! This time it's an adaption of the Game of Thrones theme!
Actually it's not quite as cool as some of her other stuff, because it's neither original nor especially distinct from the original song (perhaps they did _too_ good a job covering it?) but it's still pretty good.

And since i apparently didn't link it the first time it showed up, on a related note, here is the Game of Thrones opening, "sung" by a cat :)

On this one i really wish he'd captured more than one meow. I'm not demanding that he convince the cat to actually meow in all the appropriate notes, i can accept the auto-tuning, but watching the same second of video playing over and over and over is kind of sad. Oh, and if you really prefer dogs to cats, there's a dog version too:

And not quite last but definitely least, some guy decided to make a dorky Last Unicorn music video. I don't have a problem with dorkiness per se, but that's pretty much all this video has going for it. (Though i dunno, maybe nerdy girls find this guy cute in the same way i'll often find dorky girls doing nerdy stuff on the internets cute?)

But in any case, it did cause me to look up the _actual_ Last Unicorn song on YouTube, complete with the prototype for Studio Ghibli's Nausicaa tapestry opening, so here you go :)
Steampunk girl with backpack

Friday Awesome Stuff

Okay, this is awesome enough that i thought it deserved its own post.

io9 apparently does a monthly thing where they put together a calendar of all the cool SF/F stuff coming out in the upcoming month. Here's the one for September:

At least i'm presuming they do this every month, since this is the first one i've seen. I really need to start reading io9 more. I'd never even heard of the site until it started showing up under the "SciFi" and "Science Fiction" sections of my news app. Then for awhile after that it was "that damn site with the cool articles that keep breaking in the mobile version", but thankfully that's been fixed, and now it's just the site that keeps coming up with cool articles. Also, it looks like one of their frequent contributors is Charlie Jane Anders, who i just saw win a Hugo last weekend :)

But anyways, the calender covers new book releases, author events, new episodes of shows, new movies, DVD releases, and conventions. I do wonder a bit about the criteria for getting listed. It includes two conventions for last weekend, "Kumoricon" and "Saboten Con", but not DragonCon and WorldCon/Chicon7. Which is odd because the article is by... Charlie Jane Anders. So she chose not to advertise the convention at which she ended up winning a Hugo?

Maybe they don't advertise the big conventions because they think everyone already knows about them? But if so then why put big movies like Resident Evil, Dredd and Looper on there? Or big DVD releases like The Avengers?

But in any case, it's still an awesome resource, and one that i'll hopefully remember to take more advantage of in the future.