April 27, 2009

“You can always find a distraction if you’re looking for one.” (And even when you’re not!)

Filed under: Books, Librarian, movies — liberrydwarf @ 8:44 am

Ack, slack again! Apologies for my laziness – I do love my blog and all of you! (This time my excuse is my new box set of Impressions city-building games – have been spending far too much time in Atlantis building little red white and black pyramids…)

Here’s what I found in between …

1) What would happen if the writers of “Lost” turned their hand to Sherlock Holmes fanfic?

2) Here’s one that’s especially for Kalafudra and all my other Austen fan friends… ready ladies? (And gentlemen?) Roll up your shirt-sleeves, tighten your impossibly tight breeches – it’s BATTLE OF THE DARCYS!!!!!

3) No single YouTube treat this week – instead pop over to PopWatch for a smorgasboard of the best movie librarians and their libraries

April 14, 2009

“Anything is good if it’s made of chocolate…”

Filed under: Books, I.T, YouTube — liberrydwarf @ 7:25 pm

Hi, Happy Easter! Hope you all had a great break, with just the right amount of chocolatey goodness!

(These links have only half the calories, but all the sweetness…)

1) Ever notice how week by week, as you edge ever closer to your warranty expiring, your electrical goods begin misbehaving (presumably in preparation for Epic Fail the second that piece of paper’s no good anymore…) My iPod is in Countdown To Massive Tantrum mode as we speak: so this from pophangover is a gift just for it (and me) – what you should REALLY be told in iPod ads!

2) I’ve been reading a lot of Science Fiction anthology stuff this week (classic old Orson Scott Card shorts at the moment!)  and one thing you can always count on is great made-up stuff – from Absolute Black (thanks Douglas Adams) to Zero-G ashtrays (Heinlein. Naturally) it’s all brilliant. TechNovelgy is the ultimate geek glossary, Wikipedia for weird inventions from sci-fi settings (apologies for the terrible alliteration – too much chocolate for one Liberrydwarf!) Hmm, now, Alan Dean Foster, when’s the prototype on that Pocket-Sized Ad-Blocker coming out, hey?

3) This one is from (and in honour) my friend L.B. from dance class – mostly because we were messing around and I bet her that there was no such thing as Bellydance on Ice. Five dollars deservingly earned, my friend! (And yet more proof to the theory that nothing exists on the internet until you wonder whether or not it’s there, then it’s magically created!)

April 4, 2009

“Sci-fi nerds are respectful, honorable. You can trust them…”

Filed under: Books, Food, Nerds — liberrydwarf @ 11:29 am

Sure signs you’ve become a geek: you spend more than $100 to go see a film at an exclusive, intimate (and overpriced) cinema for your anniversary. Spoiled for choice as you are, what romantic film would you choose to celebrate with your loved one? If you answered “Monsters vs Aliens” like I did, then yes – you are a geek. However, unless you afterwards drove home and instead of a romantic bubblebath or massage, you and your loved one spent 2 hours talking about the merits, down-sides and general excitment surrounding the new Star Trek movie you saw the trailer for, then nice try, you don’t trump this LiberryDwarf, better luck next time!

(Yes – so soooo sad. I know.)

Geekalicious links for the week…

1) Since we in our little town like to think we’re keeping up with the rest of the world’s most exciting cities (*snort and die laughing*) we do our own version of “one book, one city” (i.e. One Book One Brisbane) and they’re normally nice, simple, bland little books not about to offend anyone but not about to make you weep or scream or change your life at all (so much like the city itself, really).  Except that one about the murdering psycho city father… Anyways, Dublin? Same idea, but much, much, much cooler book – so unfair! I am moving!

2) As commented in previous weeks, I’ve eaten a LOOOOT of birthday cake the last couple of weeks.  (Also a lot of baby shower cake – not mine, I promise! – but that’s another story…) I would 100% take it all back and never eat another cake again if only someone would make me this next birthday

3) Let’s finish up the geeky trilogy for the week (having dug myself such a deep hole I can’t get out, might as well enjoy it) I was grumpy with the new Ice Age movie, the whole teaching kids “ice age first, then dinosaurs” idea. I looked around the web to see if others were grumpy too. I found this from Aniboom  – completely off the topic I was looking for, sure. But quite funny, delightfully nerdy, and terribly irreverent, and really – what more can you ask for?

Dinosaurs in the Bible

(Note: Aniboom doesn’t appear to be friends with WordPress, so no embedding – click the image to go to the clip.)