The Royal Wedding Dress! (Not that one.)
What I have to say about Kate Middleton’s dress: lovely, and she couldn’t have asked for a better house than McQueen to help her cosplay as Grace Kelly. (Not that I’m dissing her dress, by the way. I really do think it’s lovely; this silhouette is a classic for a reason.…
On SETI.
“The universe is a pretty big place. If it’s just us, seems like an awful waste of space.”- Carl Sagan Yesterday, news came over the transom that the Allen Telescope Array, which SETI has been using to search for signs of alien life, has been put into “hibernation” because of insufficient funding for the project.…
How My TV Recapping is Going.
You’d think by this LJ that I am not watching any television right now! That is not true. I am, in fact, watching my normal amount of television, and even more so, since Camelot, The Borgias, and Game of Thrones all started up within a few weeks of each other, ensuring I would never leave the house again.…
“Mechanique” E-books now available!
Here’s a pretty awesome start to the week: Mechanique‘s ebooks are starting to roll out! It is currently available in Amazon/Kindle and Barnes & Noble/Nook editions, but I am told that other editions will be up ASAP! (Trust me, I’ll keep you posted.) And on the paper-copy front, a few people have pointed out to me that for some reason, Amazon decided over the weekend that my book should come out in July.…
Faerie Tale Theatre, Part II: The Campening
Faerie Tale Theatre, Part II: The CampeningIn the first part of my “Only the Ones I Feel Like Watching” rewatch of Faerie Tale Theatre, we tackled some of the best, and some of the worst. I have learned some things since. 1) I do not like many of these animal fairy tale retellings, mostly because of the costumes and the tendency to ratchet up the camera-mugging by about 300%.…
“A silver swan, which had a living grace”
Mark Twain is the source of the beginning of the (very long) title of my article at Fantasy, up today: “A silver swan, which had a living grace”: A Brief, Bizarre Collection of Historical Automatons”. The silver swan in question was John Joseph Merlin’s complicated ornithological automaton, which Twain chronicled with wonder in Innocents Abroad.…