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podcast diet

i've decided that i need to cut back on the number of podcasts i listen to.

don't get me wrong: i love podcasts, just like i like all kinds of talk radio in general. and it's not just that i've subscribed to so many that i never catch up on them all.

what i'm realizing, though, is that listening to podcasts has replaced my inner monologue when i'm out walking, or riding transit, or whatever. and it's during those monologues that i often do a lot of "work" on whatever projects i happen to be working on.

i have many memories dating as far back as junior high and high school of walking longish distances through the streets of halifax, juggling blocks of code in my head. or working out plot points in a role-playing game i was GMing. or just making up stories.

i love the comfort i get from many podcasts, when the cast members know each other really well, and they love what they're doing, and the chemistry is terrific.

but i really need more of that inner-head time back, especially if i want to get as much done this year as i hope to.

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it seems a lot of you are saying "two thousand ten" now (at least mmarque's friends ;), but i bet when the olympics start, you'll be hearing "twenty-ten" a LOT.


it's twenty-ten there, all the way, all the time.

personally, i am growing fond of MMX ;)

(go vote in her poll!)

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posting moar

in 2010 i want to post more to dw/lj. even if it's mundane or mind-crushingly boring; even if it's poorly written; even if no one reads it; for posterity and reference, if nothing else.

as for 2009: well, it wasn't the best, especially compared to twenty-aught-eight. many hard losses, of different kinds. but despite the downsides, i began to feel better about myself overall (i'm just realizing this now actually). and my mood has been stable enough that my dosage of meds has been reduced. that's a good sign.

and the best thing about the past year? my awesome friends, old and new. can't complain about that :)

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on sherlock holmes

i haven't seen the new sherlock holmes movie yet, but i probably will, eventually.

i admit i am kind of bitter about it because i never did anything with my own sherlock holmes project (which started as a nanowrimo novel back in 2005). it was about an action-oriented sherlock holmes: more specifically, a kung fu sherlock holmes.

the premise of a physically tough, martial-artist holmes is actually supported by the original texts: in "the adventure of the speckled band," holmes, with his bare hands, straightens out a poker iron that was bent into a curve by a huge man as a threat. in "the adventure of the empty house," holmes explains that he escaped what seemed like death at the hands of moriarty thanks to his "knowledge... of baritsu, or the Japanese system of wrestling."

my version also threw in wong fei-hung as a major supporting character, after i realized that the folk hero (and main character of many kung fu movies, including the once upon a time in china series) was a contemporary of holmes.

of course, my nanowrimo novel was poorly written and completely ludicrous, full of ninjas and mole men at whatnot. however, i always thought it was a good idea at its core and thought maybe someday i could edit or rewrite it, or perhaps repurpose it as a comic book or videogame.

as usual, of course, i did nothing. *sigh* at this point it would only be seen as a ripoff of guy ritchie's holmes.

(P.S. i did self-publish the completely unedited (!) text of my novel on cafepress back then, since designing a book was more interesting to me than actually editing XD)

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i drew a werewolf


i've been watching a lot of werewolf movies lately: an american werewolf in london, the howling, dog soldiers and the wolf man (from 1941). i'd always wanted to see them but never got around to it, till now.

i have a few more i plan to watch soon; tomorrow, perhaps.

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wow i am never here any more.

if i had to assign blame, i guess i would blame twitter and irc. i've been on irc more often of late due to the just-recently-ended nanowrimo (which i did not participate in this year, except socially).

on the other hand there are things that i wouldn't feel comfortable expressing in either of those places-- on the third hand, i think i'd have trouble putting some of those things in writing at all.


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mos eisley

sound required. language warning.

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kesteral wields a mean bag of milk.

...no, that is not a euphemism.


weekend, movies, etc

the toronto after dark film festival has crept up on me because it's in august this year, rather than in october as it has been in past years. i forgot about it when i booked my flight to halifax, so i'll be missing most of it, alas.


that said, i hope to catch at least one this weekend. i already bought my ticket for FRANKLYN, which looks neat:
franklyn trailerCollapse )

it's showing saturday evening at 5:30pm. anyone else want to join me? :)

district 9

and of course DISTRICT 9 opens this weekend too, which is getting a lot of positive reviews! i must see this opening weekend. maybe opening night. i know a lot of you plan to see this too. any plans yet?

lastly, just a reminder to anyone in the halifax area that i will be there from tuesday aug 18 till tuesday aug 25. i believe i arrive late at night tuesday, but from wednesday onward my schedule is wide open :)

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