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➝ Ana started a recommendations thread, Awash in a sea of feelings: a recs thread, as a present for me! ♥ I already see at least five books I want to stick in my brain, Locke & Key style. Post is still open, if you'd like to contribute!

Stargate: Watch it. Love it. Learn educational info about real "Egyptian" "archaeology". by Hello, Tailor. — Stargate is one of my favorite films. This review is really great and inspired me to go rematch the movie and it's still as awesome as I remember. ♥

➝ Hey, did you know Strange Horizons is having a fund drive? They are!

➝ Things that make me happy? Fanart! Mako/Raleigh (Pacific Rim), Newt/Hermann (Pacific Rim), Sasha/Aleksis (Pacific Rim)

I Love Jesus But I Drink A Little — You can't watch this and not laugh and laugh and laugh and then immediately feel better.

Bee and PuppyCat on Cartoon Hangover[twitter.com profile] echthroi showed me this, and I was so dubious. HOWEVER, it is super great and I kept watching it over and over wishing there were more. ;___;

➝ Who watched Sleepy Hollow this week? WHO LOVED IT BEYOND REASON?? I watched it with [tumblr.com profile] rozurashii and normally we talk more during the episode but I spent so much time gaping at the sheer perfection of Abbie and Ichabod's relationship that I was just sitting there in silent awe. The end of the episode was so creepy. I DON'T DO HORROR except for how I do now. Oh well.

Jodie is looking for suggestions for classic SFF films to watch in 2014! I got a little carried away with my suggestions.

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➝ The Rejectionist recently posted a conversation with Stephanie Kuehn, author of "Charm and Strange". Kuehn talks about monsters, male narrators, werewolves, and at the end of all that I really wanted her book. I'm also just generally loving the return of The Rejectionist's conversation series - it's exposing me to so many interesting new authors.

"Plagues, Witches, and War: The Worlds of Historical Fiction." sounds right up my street, but sadly as this online course is running in October I just don't think I'll have time for it. If you join in please let me know how much fun you're having :)

➝ In case you haven't heard, Rob Thomas (of "Veronica Mars" fame) is going to be creating a contemporary version of "Les Miserables":

'...the contemporary take is a primetime soap about a brilliant lawyer running a legal exoneration program who fights to evade the consequences of his own unjust conviction many years before. He must navigate high society, continue his mission of saving innocent people, and manage his tumultuous family and romantic life — all while staying one step ahead of a ruthless U.S. Attorney who refuses to let the ghosts of the past die.'

I am quietly excited about this one.

➝ I already been pretty vocally excited about Colleen Mondor's move into small publishing. Yay! Her decision to work on bringing back a book she really cared about, and her own happiness at achieving her goal, makes me feel optimistic:

'But now we have it in the printing process and soon we will have real hard copies and it will be out and about (and available to purchase online, promise!) and the whole wide world will have The Flying North again.

And we did it. We talked about something we thought was wrong, something we thought should be fixed and we did it. We brought a book back from the dead. My friend Katrina and I....well, it's a small thing and it won't bring peace to the world or cure dreadful diseases or stop climate change or convince Congress to grow up (please!) but still we did something. And I think that is a pretty big deal when you think about it. I think it's something to be proud of.'

Go forth and prosper Colleen!

Amanda Palmer is writing a book (and she would like your help - click over to see how you can get involved). I have yet to experience Palmer's music (cue friends throwing music files through my e-mail slot possibly?) but I find her writing to often be so, so engaging and smart. She manages to preserve and present this rawness of spirit without losing any focus or structure. I'm looking forward to seeing what kind of book she'll build.

There are so many great projects are being worked on right now. The world is probably not doomed!

➝ Let's end this week's Sidetracks with some pretty. Omnia Oddities has some beautiful resin bangles for those of you who like design that incorporates nature. Sea life fan that I am, I of course want the one with jellyfish on it.

Date: 2013-09-20 05:57 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] myfriendamy
I haven't watched Sleepy Hollow yet...I've had the sort of week where I can't concentrate on TV, but I'm looking forward to it. I'm excited that people seemed to really like it.

AND YAY HORROR TBH. I love horror, but it has to be a certain kind and it seems like Sleepy Hollow might fit? I saw someone say it's like Halloween every week, which is really appealing to me! :)

Date: 2013-09-20 07:59 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] renay
I'm excited for you to watch it! There's been a few in my circle who didn't like it, but I'm pretty excited about it!

I found the episode pretty eerie and outright scary at the end. But I generally dislike horror so your mileage may vary.

Date: 2013-09-20 07:24 pm (UTC)
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I want to seeee it. Not sure where it's going in the UK but I think maybe SyFy which means none for me :(

Also I didn't realise you'd reblogged that post and added films. Off to check our your reblog now :)

Date: 2013-09-20 07:32 pm (UTC)
renay: Pink pony with brown hair and wings on a yellow background bucking hind legs in the air. (Default)
From: [personal profile] renay
Well, I guess I need to send you an email!

Yeah, I got a little excited on the films. I left off The Fifth Element, I think? Which should have been FIRST.


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