Monday, April 9, 2012

bonny mad boys, Bedlam boys are bonny

I'm not entirely sure what's going on, or who the bad guy is for this upcoming film, but I know one thing: we need more of Russian Pirate Santa. "Everyone loves the sleigh." Indeed.

In the meantime, more Kickstarter fun news--Shadowrun is coming back! For those who may not know, Shadowrun was pretty much the originator for every "urban elves" game--and not a few books, including the SERRAted Edge series and the Elves on the Road series, with their own resultant books, games and movies that held to the "urban fantasy" theme. In a sidewise sense, even authors like Laurell K. Hamilton, Seanan McGuire and Kim Harrison--among others--work around this shared mythpool. But Shadowrun started it all.

This is quite possibly the loveliest remix of Legend of Zelda music I've heard. It's well worth a listen. Composed by Koji Kondo, it's an instrumental piano take on the Lost Woods/Dancing Leaves theme from the game.

Do you really like the ocean? Do you want to reflect that in your surroundings? Are you tired of the typical lighthouse-fish net-ship's wheel motifs you run into everywhere else? Then why not redesign your plates to reflect a seaside theme?

I adore all versions of Alexander, but this article is just about the single best transition story I've found for anyone. Heather Alexander steps back into the fae lands; Alexander James, the Heir to the Heatherlands and the Stolen Child, steps out. It doesn't deny Heather's womanhood or Alexander's masculinity; instead, it embraces them both.

And to be fair to Heather's fans, while this threw some of them, an overwhelming number of us (yes, me included) embraced Alexander as strongly and staunchly as we had embraced Heather. Even Heather's husband parted amicably--he loved Heather, and he's a fair bit in love with Alexander, and I suspect always will be--but, he's straight, he can't breach that gap. It happens.

And not that we were discussing Cinderella stories, but Marc Jacob has finally created Cinderella's slipper--well, sort of. They're acrylic, not glass, and they're not slippers, they're pumps. Still, fun.

With a little warning for language, I'd like to present this small collection of dog texts. Yes, you heard me. Just go with it, they're funny.

Finally, someone's developed a Rubik's Cube for readers of Braille. Needless to say it's not brightly colored--why bother?--but each side is 'coded' with the same symbol set. I'd suspect, sighted or not, that version would be just as hard to solve...

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