Listening (even as I type) to a CD from the library (where else?). It's a kind of "Best of" compilation of songs from Cowboy Bebop. It's difficult to categorise the music of Yoko Kanno, the composer of the music for that series (she also did the music for Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, … Continue reading Dig that crazy beat, yo.
The third set of episodes has arrived from the library. This is the one that I had already seen. Good stuff for the most part. One episode was almost entirely dialogue with very little action, yet it managed to hold my interest because it illuminated something of the path that the series will take regarding … Continue reading More Anime Goodness
Volume 2 arrived and was watched. The episodes are pretty good, with a two-part episode following the "Laughing Man", the uber-hacker whose exploits are a thread running through the series, it would seem. The other two were truly stand-alone episodes, one of which was primarily used for character development. Good times to be had watching … Continue reading Ghosts. Shells. Complexes standing alone.
A post from a blog written by a free-lance photographer and writer in Iraq. It is always interesting, there is much that one can learn that isn't in your regular media, the photos are astonishing and the stories about our soldiers, the things they do and the sacrifices they make are always inspiring. But this … Continue reading Gates of Fire
Enter a Murderer was not quite the debut of Roderick Alleyn, Ngaio Marsh's detective hero, but the second book that she wrote. It wasn't too bad, though it is rather apparent that it is an early effort. She later took much more time over her novels, but this followed hard on the heels of her … Continue reading Enter a Detective
So that's what my blog would look like if it were a magazine. I'm pleased and concerned at the same time.I really like that picture though.Arevanye had it first. (Though it was on her friends-locked LJ.)Make your own here. And you can browse covers that others have made.
If I had heard of this before, I had forgotten, but it seems that there is a Klingon translation of the Bible. And if that isn't weird enough, there's a blog where a guy has an MP3 a day of him reading a verse in Klingon and then providing a short devotional lesson based on … Continue reading What’s Klingon for "really weird"?
So Google has a new service (they're turning into the new Microsoft it seems some days): Instant Messaging. Right now, it's only available to people that have a GMail account, so if you don't have one of those, you can't use it. But I, being a Blogger user, have a GMail account from way back. … Continue reading The problem with being cutting edge
Everything you need to know about the Beijing Olympics coming up in 2008. Right here.
I got from the library, and watched, the first four episodes of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex this past week. They were quite good. I hadn't realised that I had already seen the first two. What piqued my interest in the series were a couple of episodes that I had seen on Cartoon … Continue reading Ghostly