If you have any interest whatsoever in Sherlock Holmes, either ACD or BBC (or possibly some other versions), go look at this Tumblr post now. You'll thank me later. Spoiler only for something you must already know.
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I just remembered that I had a post that I didn't finish from the end of January. I've finished it now (I hope).


I have read five novels in the last two to three months [wrote that in late January or early Feb]—not bad, considering how busy I've been. I will try to avoid spoilers in the post, but warning: DO post spoilers for these books (and only these books) in the comments! I want to discuss them! Naturally, that means comments should be read with care.

Connie Willis: Blackout and All Clear )

Terry Pratchett, Mort )

Jemisin's Hundred Thousand Kingdoms )

Stross, The Jennifer Morgue )



Okay, that's my December-January post. Next time I post, I must remember at least these books:
Terry Pratchett, Guards, Guards!
Lois McMaster Bujold, The Sharing Knife (boy, do I have loads to say about that!)
Charles Stross, Singularity Sky (not in the Merchant Princes or Laundry series but a different series)
ETA: Catherynne M. Valente, The Habitation of the Blessed
That might be all I've read since late January/early February. I'm not sure. Oy.
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aelfgyfu_mead: Aelfgyfu as a South Park-style cartoon (Watson plot)
( Feb. 24th, 2012 09:39 pm)
I stumbled across this Deleted Scene from the 2005 Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Martin Freeman, Mos Def, Sam Rockwell—and Zooey Deschanel, but she's not in this clip). under the cut, not even two minutes—do watch! )
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aelfgyfu_mead: Aelfgyfu as a South Park-style cartoon (Aelfgyfu and Cnut)
( Oct. 19th, 2011 08:37 pm)
From [livejournal.com profile] sallymn:

Go to Wikiquote.
* Load a random page.
* Pick the third quote.
* That's the tagline on the movie poster about your life.


You ready for this? Are you sure you're ready for this? I swear this is the first random page, the third quotation! No cheating! To create more suspense, an LJ cut )
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aelfgyfu_mead: Aelfgyfu as a South Park-style cartoon (Aelfgyfu and Cnut)
( Oct. 19th, 2011 08:37 pm)
From [livejournal.com profile] sallymn:

Go to Wikiquote.
* Load a random page.
* Pick the third quote.
* That's the tagline on the movie poster about your life.


You ready for this? Are you sure you're ready for this? I swear this is the first random page, the third quotation! No cheating! To create more suspense, an LJ cut )
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aelfgyfu_mead: Aelfgyfu as a South Park-style cartoon (Geoffrey)
( Sep. 23rd, 2011 09:36 pm)
New post at Geoffrey Chaucer Hath a Blog: A Message from the Pardoner About Synneflix, about the splitting of Synneflix into two businesses, one for penance and the other for indulgences.

It might have been even funnier if I'd first read "An Explanation and Some Reflections" from the Netflix Blog, but frankly, I can't be bothered to get through more than a few paragraphs of the latter even now.

(This is the only entry at Geoffrey's Blog where I've noticed serious slippage into Modern English, but it's only a couple of clauses.)
aelfgyfu_mead: Aelfgyfu as a South Park-style cartoon (Geoffrey)
( Sep. 23rd, 2011 09:36 pm)
New post at Geoffrey Chaucer Hath a Blog: A Message from the Pardoner About Synneflix, about the splitting of Synneflix into two businesses, one for penance and the other for indulgences.

It might have been even funnier if I'd first read "An Explanation and Some Reflections" from the Netflix Blog, but frankly, I can't be bothered to get through more than a few paragraphs of the latter even now.

(This is the only entry at Geoffrey's Blog where I've noticed serious slippage into Modern English, but it's only a couple of clauses.)
A friend put me onto this:

"And the Oscar Will Go To" by Anthony Lane; I had to wait for some kind of ad to go away, but it was totally worth it.

My favorite is 2012, but I enjoyed them all.
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A friend put me onto this:

"And the Oscar Will Go To" by Anthony Lane; I had to wait for some kind of ad to go away, but it was totally worth it.

My favorite is 2012, but I enjoyed them all.
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This video is years old by now, but it still makes me happy: ROFLMAO!, a machinima take on the Muppets' "Mahna Mahna". The latter, of course, always makes me happy (and has for even more years).
This video is years old by now, but it still makes me happy: ROFLMAO!, a machinima take on the Muppets' "Mahna Mahna". The latter, of course, always makes me happy (and has for even more years).
aelfgyfu_mead: (Al&me)
( Apr. 20th, 2011 08:27 pm)
I can't find a way to embed this, but I can give you a link: "Perform This Way" by Weird Al. It's just the song, not an actual video.

NOTE: There is some text on the screen, but THE TEXT IS OUT OF DATE. Lady Gaga has approved the song; it will be released as a single and a video will be made. Proceeds will go to the Human Rights Campaign. See The Gaga Saga and then Gaga Update for the story direct from Weird Al's blog.
aelfgyfu_mead: (Al&me)
( Apr. 20th, 2011 08:27 pm)
I can't find a way to embed this, but I can give you a link: "Perform This Way" by Weird Al. It's just the song, not an actual video.

NOTE: There is some text on the screen, but THE TEXT IS OUT OF DATE. Lady Gaga has approved the song; it will be released as a single and a video will be made. Proceeds will go to the Human Rights Campaign. See The Gaga Saga and then Gaga Update for the story direct from Weird Al's blog.
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aelfgyfu_mead: Aelfgyfu as a South Park-style cartoon (Zoe and Wash)
( Mar. 31st, 2011 07:51 am)
Go to Dear Wonder Woman and read the whole thing. Do click the links to see the pictures. I chortled heartily all the way through. (Can one chortle and not do it heartily?) I read out whole paragraphs to Brilliant Husband--even though he'd already seen it.

Someone who thinks like some of us!
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aelfgyfu_mead: Aelfgyfu as a South Park-style cartoon (Zoe and Wash)
( Mar. 31st, 2011 07:51 am)
Go to Dear Wonder Woman and read the whole thing. Do click the links to see the pictures. I chortled heartily all the way through. (Can one chortle and not do it heartily?) I read out whole paragraphs to Brilliant Husband--even though he'd already seen it.

Someone who thinks like some of us!
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aelfgyfu_mead: Aelfgyfu as a South Park-style cartoon (Thor)
( Feb. 26th, 2011 07:44 pm)
Have you seen the preview for the ET Sequel: "ET-X" (Extended Trailer)?

Warnings: You may never see the real E.T. the same way again.
No food or drink while viewing.
NOT suitable for small children; possibly not suitable for work.
NOT REAL—there is no such sequel. Honest. I'm 98.6% sure.
Watch at your own risk! As my buddy Geoffrey would say, "Blameth not me!"

I cannot figure out how on earth the creator of this vid made it. Is it a pastiche of real movies? He has some big-name stars here!
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aelfgyfu_mead: Aelfgyfu as a South Park-style cartoon (Thor)
( Feb. 26th, 2011 07:44 pm)
Have you seen the preview for the ET Sequel: "ET-X" (Extended Trailer)?

Warnings: You may never see the real E.T. the same way again.
No food or drink while viewing.
NOT suitable for small children; possibly not suitable for work.
NOT REAL—there is no such sequel. Honest. I'm 98.6% sure.
Watch at your own risk! As my buddy Geoffrey would say, "Blameth not me!"

I cannot figure out how on earth the creator of this vid made it. Is it a pastiche of real movies? He has some big-name stars here!
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aelfgyfu_mead: Aelfgyfu as a South Park-style cartoon (Watson plot)
( Nov. 20th, 2010 08:07 pm)
Oh, dear. The Sherlock obsession continues apace. Great new icon from [livejournal.com profile] ciudad . . . and then I found this vid. Well, someone had to do it.

Warnings: no food or drink while watching this. I mean it.
Spoilers for Sherlock—I'm afraid I can't remember which episodes, so I'd best say all.
Only a minute, and don't shut it down the moment the credits roll.
"Living in Sherlock's Fridge" by Culf
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