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Dec. 30th, 2009

First I stole a panda bear...

Internet win of the day: 10 Words You Need to Stop Misspelling. I'm tempted to send this to all my clients, but I think it would just confuse them...

So that bit of genius was ganked from [personal profile] nefernat, who ganked it from Neil Gaiman, who has a really intriguing non-answer to the very last question of this interview. Hypothetically, were this to be true, I might possibly be a little unbearably giddy. Just warning ya.

P.S. Forgot to mention that I did see Statuesque the other night (Gaiman's holiday story with Bill Nighy and Amanda Palmer0. It was whimsical and charming and all, but um, I was really scratching my head there at the end. If anybody cares to explain it in comments, I'd love to hear, because I'm feeling a bit dumb.

Jul. 1st, 2009


Jun. 4th, 2009

Some random things

Oh, love:

Anthony Head: It has to be said also - can I just add that the rapport between Colin and Bradley, Bradley James who plays Arthur offset as well as onset leaves us all very confused. But they are - they are very funny on screen.

(From Movieweb interview with Colin and Tony.)

To celebrate 1000 subscribers to EskimoKissProject, we decided to do a spoof vid with our own subs. Of course by the time we finished we had more like 1136 subscribers, but whatever. I'm still so enamoured by what we're doing here. I've never been this involved in fandom at this level before and it's time-consuming and exhausting and crazy-making, and at the same time it's one of the most fabulous experiences I've ever been privileged to be a part of. And I have never worked with anyone like [info] - personalshellydkitty and [info] - personalaldiara, who dedicate themselves to this every single day without fail, and who are incredibly supportive and loving -- I really don't have words to describe how much I respect and adore them.

Other happy things -- I had so many heavy things I needed to buy that I splurged and had my groceries delivered today. What luxury! I will still go to the market for my fresh veg, but 3 bags of cat liter? 20kg of rice? Canned beans and tomatoes? Yeah, someone else can have a heart attack bringing that up the stairs, ta very much!

Tonight I'm listening to Neil Gaiman read The Graveyard Book (again). I'm not normally a fan of audiobooks--words go in one ear and out the other--but there's something about Gaiman's inflection and alliteration that just reels me in, especially in this tale. If you haven't heard it, you can listen to the first chapter here. But warning: You will want more!

Jan. 30th, 2009

Neil Gaiman's Coraline trailer

That's really the library in his house. *wants so bad*

And Neil Jordan is going to be directing the film of The Graveyard Book. How cool is that?

Oct. 23rd, 2008

The Graveyard Book

I'm headed for bed, but I want to share this first: Neil Gaiman reads The Graveyard Book. I just listened to the first chapter and it's fantastic. In this interview* he talks about conceiving of the story 23 years ago: "I knew I had a book," says Gaiman. But when he sat down that afternoon to write he came to a difficult realization after a page and a half: "I am not yet a good enough writer for this idea," Gaiman recalls thinking. Twenty-three years he's been musing over this! I think it shows. This is going to be my night-time reading for the next week, I think.

* And is that not the coolest beehive ever?!!!

Aug. 27th, 2007

Freckles get me every single time

I was hitting my stride on a stupidly busy Monday, all the while bouncing a few emails back and forth to Pierspaul to plan our TIFF adventures. We paid $37.50 for gala tickets and I said I expected shirtless James McAvoy for that. Wench wrote back, "I expect to play connect the freckles on a shirtless James McAvoy for that."

And just like that, my concentration was dead. Stone dead. Not pining for the fjords, just dead.

So I thought, since work is a lost cause, I should hop on here and say hi to everybody, especially all the new folks from the [info]phoenix_flies Friending Frenzy who've joined my regularly scheduled programming. Welcome!

The weekend was blissfully uneventful. I caught up on sleep, booked my bus tickets for Toronto, watched some movies, and even cranked out a few little goodies for Bring Back the Porn. And I only thought about work for about half an hour, which is a massive improvement. (Since I work at home, I have a nasty habit of letting work creep into my free time. I'm working hard to keep weekends sacred.) It means today's busier, but the break is worth it.

And I really should dive back in, since I'm going to see Rear Window tonight. One of my favourites, but I've never seen it on the big screen.

I'll leave you with the cutest thing I've seen so far this week:

Neil Gaiman cuddles a panda! Aaawwww.