Last night I went to the Denver Welcome to Night Vale show; it was a ton of fun. Things started out promisingly when I got downtown and spotted a group of cosplayers. These weren’t Night Vale cos…
My article on last night’s Welcome to Night Vale live show in Denver.
I have successfully returned from Night Vale!
It was a great show, and I met some really cool people.
Full details will be posted on my regular site: omggoodmovies.com
Today’s the day.
Today I go to Night Vale.
If I don’t return, could somebody please send season 4 of Sherlock and season 2 of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. care of Night Vale Community Radio? I’m sure Cecil will know where to find me.
DESPARD THIS IS SO BEAUTIFUL
Thank you! It’s one of the few I’m still fond of…should do more like this (and thank you to the OP who put it up here - glad you liked it!)
This beauty spent well over a year inside my violin case. I lost track of the number of questions/compliments it garnered over that time.
Yes okay Despard art is always good but
THE POLISH ON IT
… I have GOT to up my game around here, I swear.There has been talk of musical!Amis again, so I thought I’d drag this one out…although recent discussion has convinced me we also need to see a violin playing Courfeyrac as well (might work on that for the weekend).
More Despard art? Yes, please!
So, I got a pretty cool surprise this morning!
When I checked my email, I saw that someone had favorited one of my tweets. Then I saw who it was. Bibo Bergeron. A.K.A. The guy who directed A Monster in Paris, a.k.a. The first movie I reviewed. I was floored. I still can’t believe that it happened, but it did.
And, number two.
These are purportedly the keys to the Bastille prison itself. I took this picture at the Carnavalet Museum in Paris.
Sorry for the kind of blurry quality.
“To turn Javert, the tenacious respecter of authority, ‘that savage in the service of civilization’, into the villain of the piece is to deprive the novel of its dynamite, to point the finger at a single policeman instead of at the system he serves.”—
Victor Hugo, Graham Robb (via hernaniste)
I think I’ve reblogged this before, but it bears repeating as it’s such an important point - to single out Javert and make him the villain is to miss Hugo’s point about the entire system (legal, cultural etc) that he serves. As I’ve said before, when you take his treatment of Fantine, for example, it would not have found general condemnation…no one sought to take her part aside from Valjean, because not only did Javert think she deserved that treatment, so too did those who witnessed the Bamatabois incident. Javert isn’t an aberration, he isn’t solely culpable, he is only a part of what is “by reason of law and custom, a social condemnation, which, in the face of civilization, artificially creates hells on earth”.
My own feeling is that science fiction, of all the different forms of literature, is the one that most easily accepts the notion of change. Things are changing very quickly, and any kid who thinks about it knows that the world in which he or she will be a grown-up — which he or she will be helping to run — will be considerably different from this one. Maybe better, maybe worse, but different. Science fiction explores the future world.
I think more and more young people are beginning to feel that science fiction is the kind of literature that a person interested in reality should be reading.” —
- Isaac Asimov
A while back, I asked why it is that some science fiction is so good at predicting the future. Far and away, the most common answer was because people who read science fiction are then inspired to make that future a reality.
Asimov knew that.
Check out more from his 1983 interview with Dr. Julius Strangepork in Muppets magazine (yes, seriously) at Brain Pickings.
Franklin: What sort of bird shall we choose as the symbol of our new America?
Adams: The eagle. :|
Jefferson: The dove. :)
Franklin: The turkey. :D
Adams: The eagle. >:|
Jefferson: The dove. >_>
Adams: THE-EA-GLE. >8(
Jefferson: …The eagle. -.-
Franklin: The turkey~ |D
Oh shit why didn’t I bring this movie with me in the hopes My friends would actually let me make them watch it!?!!