Tuesday, August 23, 2011

with eyes like the sea after a storm

As I'm currently saturated with a zillion shows spinning in my head, I decided I should try to be somewhat productive as I get lost in a sea of fictional drama.
So I started this. The design is from a t-shirt I see floating around whenever I try to find Princess Bride things (cause I need more in my life).
So far, it's only ok (holes up the wazoo!), since I was too lazy to walk the twenty minutes to JoAnn's for proper embroidery fabric and new tools.
One of these days I'll get the hang of it.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

GenCon vs Wizard Con

Over the past two weekends, I've been to GenCon in Indianapolis and Wizard Con in Rosemont.
Hands down, GenCon was more fun. Wizard Con had awesome celebs, and I may have flipped my shat over seeing Gareth David-Lloyd (Ianto from Torchwood) but it was way too crowded and not laid out in any way that made sense. I spent more time in heaps of crowds trying to get somewhere than I did actually doing anything.
Plus, at GenCon, I got to go with Ashlee and Susan, in costumes. Yeah. It was awesome.
We plan to go to Capricon in Febuary and Acen in April. Yeah. We're those sort of nerds.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

work and fake names

I added some Rickman to my monitors at work. I'm such a professional. I need more, but I haven't decided of what yet.

My new title in the world of magic is Daniella Greenadle.
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Confessions of a Jane Austen AddictConfessions of a Jane Austen Addict by Laurie Viera Rigler

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Really, I want to give this 2 1/2 stars. I liked the concept, but I didn't like the main love interest or Jane/Courtney constantly talking about the future. I know she can't help it, cause she's kind of a failbot, but still. Time travel: you're doing it wrong.
Also, I'm over only seeing referenced to P&P and S&S. Rigler threw a couple other ones in there, but by the twentieth P&P comparison, I was done.
And with that said, I will probably read the "sequel" from Jane's perspective in Courtney's life. Cause my curiosity on what she gets up to is too much to ignore.

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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

so many books, so little time

Exciting news! I'm going to Gen Con and Wizard Con over the next two weekends.
Pretty pumped. Still getting costumes together. It's become more stressful than I'd like to admit.
More to come on that.
But today, before I leave, a nerdy book post.....
I'm attempting to get through all of the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett. Everyone I tell says it's impossible.
Well, challenge accepted!
This might not be the most updated graph, since I know he recently published a new addition to the thirty plus book series, but it's what I'm going off of for the time being.
The grey checks are the ones I've finished. And I've recently bought The Truth (yes, I'm apparently going backwards as far as date published in the Industrial Revolution path, but I really wanted to read Going Postal).
I think it's doable.
Wish me luck!