Dec
18
2018
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Christmas in a week!

Warning you now: it’s just gonna get crazy, from here on in.  Got the travel thing, got the three or four different celebrations in different places because never you mind thing, got the about three pounds of roast beef that need to go somewhere thing, and the rest of it.  But that’s OK… I was going to say something sarcastic, here; but it’s probably better that I instead try to make sure that everything is actually going to be OK.  Alas, snark can be a habit.

I should make some lists, really.

Dec
18
2018
0

The new ‘Kingdom’ Korean historical zombie Netflix series trailer.

Looks good.

Also: it’s a series, not a movie.  I had not realized that, the last time.  A series sounds more interesting in this context anyway.

Dec
18
2018
0

Creature Seed: Squirrelnet AIs.

My wife summed this one up pretty neatly: “So, these are magic squirrels, then.”  …Yeah, that’s fair.

Squirrelnet AIs – Google Docs

Squirrelnet AIs

 

Somebody will pay for this, to be sure.  Somebody will pay most grievously — assuming that they can be found.  Whoever it was hid his, her, or its tracks very thoroughly. Note the ‘it,’ by the way: the authorities have still not definitively ruled out that Earth is undergoing a fairly bizarre alien invasion right now.

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Dec
18
2018
0

RIP, Penny Marshall.

I grew up watching Penny Marshall in Laverne & Shirley, of course.  Loved the show, although my parents got scandalized when the two… smoked pot in one episode, I think?  But she also made good movies.  I liked Big a lot and A League of Their Own was a damned good baseball movie:

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Dec
18
2018
1

Video of the Day, EVERY Household Should Have One Of These edition.

There are a lot of superlatives going around regarding this video, the device that it showcases, and the inventor of that device.  The superlatives are not underselling the product, here.  This will be some of the best eleven minutes, nine seconds that you will ever spend watching a YouTube video.  If not the single best time.  Stuff like this is why they invented engineering. (more…)

Dec
17
2018
0

The Christmas Charity Thread.

Which I personally have to take care of, this week.  As usual:

And drop suggestions in comments.

Dec
17
2018
3

Well, the half of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse I saw was good.

Excellent, even.  But I had a family emergency to deal with*.  Weird; normally I turn off my phone when the movie starts.  Not this time, fortunately.

I’ll try to catch the rest of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse some time this week.  If not, I’ll just catch it when we come back from holiday travel.  It really is very good, by the way. It totally could not work as a live-action movie, but as an animated film it’s almost perfect.  And if there were any wrong notes, they took place after I had to leave the theater.

Moe Lane

*Problem, not crisis, but I shan’t discuss it further.

Dec
17
2018
0

In the Mail: the Good Society RPG.

Good Society was not my usual style at all, but I simply cannot say no to a Jane Austen RPG.

I do still think that they should have gone with Dragons and Decorum (Austen would absolutely have put in Napoleonic draconic air battles, if only someone had mentioned the idea to her) for the expansion sets, but whaddya going to do?  Also: it’s a good game for playing via video chat.  There’s a lot of letter writing in this one, which does have its appeal.

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