March 30, 2011

Wednesday Weekly Links

Filed under: Comics, Librarian, movies, Nerds, TV, YouTube — liberrydwarf @ 7:18 pm

Here are this week’s linky treats. Enjoy!


10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Doctor Who


10 Reasons why Gandalf is a terrible wizard (hey, totally not saying I agree or not, this isn’t my list. Just bringing it to you.)

Neil Gaiman’s “American Gods” set to become a movie (and about time too!)


This is horrible. Just horrible. Is this really what real people think  about librarians? If I was still working I’d be doing jeans and heavy metal t-shirts for a month to try and tip the balance…

10 Megalomaniacs Who Should Rule You (And Why)

Results from the Oxfordshire World Poohsticks Competition (I can’t even begin to say how sweet it is they actually hold this…)


March 23, 2011

Wednesday Weekly Links

Filed under: games, movies, Nerds, TV — liberrydwarf @ 3:04 pm

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New Discworld TV series coming (and from the makers of “Hogfather” so hopefully it’ll be done right!)


10 potentially great sci-fi movies coming out in 2011


Fact: Boy toy ads sound different to girl toy ads. Interesting: swapping the sound around


This comes out here tomorrow – on my birthday! Mere coincidence – I think not! (Plus – Turk!)


March 18, 2011

Friday Weekly Wrap-Up: Movies, Melting and Maternity

Filed under: Health, movies — liberrydwarf @ 2:05 pm

The week that was!

One Good Thing: Saw “The Adjustment Bureau” on Tuesday – highly recommended, very enjoyable. Not sure it’s quiet “Bourne Identity Meets Inception” as the trailers seem to indicate, but a great story and very entertaining.

I wish I was Emily Blunt - she's so gorgeous!

One Bad Thing: It’s still horribly horribly hot. It’s almost the end of March, and still sweltering. Yuk!

One Thing I Learned: Apparently my husband is terrified of me going into labour. Like, keeps-him-awake-at-night terrified. And would insist on a caesarean, all side-effects notwithstanding, 100% to prevent the whole labour thing. But he won’t tell me why…

March 16, 2011

Wednesday Weekly Links

Filed under: Comics, games, movies, music, Science, Words/Language — liberrydwarf @ 5:44 pm

Here are this week’s linky treats. Enjoy!


Time magazine’s list of the 25 Best Movie Soundtracks.

“Journey to the West” (AKA “Monkey”) being adapted for new movie. Extra win – by Neil Gaiman!


English people are super-gullible and think science fiction is real… (You can also take a cut-down version of their survey for yourself)

The BobCats (or why it’s best cats don’t have careers…)

March 9, 2011

Wednesday Weekly Links

Filed under: Kittens, movies, music, Nerds, Science, TV, YouTube — liberrydwarf @ 8:13 pm

Here are this week’s linky treats. Enjoy!


Not to be outdone by Wolverine, Peter Pan’s getting an Origins movie too. Probable bad idea made worse by involvement of Channing Tatum…

Geeks make the house from “Up” in real life!


Firefly was divinely inspired (if you believe The Cutting Room webcomic, that is)


Never cared much for the original song, but in parody form it’s quite amusing. Watch for minor celebrity cameos!


(I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – I SO want to do that!)



February 23, 2011

Wednesday Weekly Links

Filed under: Comics, Just Plain Weird, Kittens, Librarian, movies, Trivia, TV, video, YouTube — liberrydwarf @ 6:03 pm

Here are this week’s linky treats. Enjoy!


If Star Wars had been a Western, and there had been action figures made, they’d probably have been something like this…

Ten trivia fact things you didn’t know about “The Empire Strikes Back”


One throwaway comment later, and we’re all helping Nathan Fillion raise money to buy Firefly and get it back on the air


I believe I’ve said it before – librarians are totally uncool. Daggy-in-a-cute-way, but uncool.

Cat Superhero

I have NO idea what is going on here. It is, however, adorable.

February 16, 2011

Wednesday Weekly Links

Filed under: Books, games, Librarian, movies, music, Nerds, News Articles — liberrydwarf @ 8:25 pm

Here are this week’s linky treats. Enjoy!


The Top 5 Library Scenes in Movies


Amanda Palmer discusses her new music business model – you give her $5000, she plays you a concert. No tickets, no middleman. The future of music?


“Jersey Shore” versus the new up-and-coming UK version “Geordie Shore” (collective shudders…)


The most popular books of 1983 (a very good year, if I do say so myself!)


Proof that libraries have been trying daggy things to be more popular for over 50 years…

The Best of the Chronicle” – true gems from the local paper from the country town I grew up in.

February 14, 2011

Meme Monday: Superhero Meme

Filed under: Comics, Memes, movies, TV — liberrydwarf @ 11:39 am

Taken from kalafudra.
And like her, these are my personal favourites, rather than who I think would win a fight. Because I am not nerd enough for the latter challenge, not by half.

With the caveat – most of my superhero experience would be from TV or Movie incarnations of said heroes, never went in for print comics much

Male Against Male

1. Conan or Superman?
Superman. Purely by exposure. Though once Jason Momoa’s Conan comes out I may be a changed woman. (Or at least a very drooly one.)

2. Spiderman or Silver Surfer?
Cartoon version Silver Surfer. Not from the Fantastic 4 movie. The live-action movies were not as cool as the cartoons ever were, and the second movie particularly so.

3. Captain America or Batman?
Batman. Don’t think I’ve ever come across Captain America before.

4. Wolverine or Cyclops?
Wolverine. I’m nothing if not a patriot. Please pass this message on to Hugh Jackman so he can send his (preferably shirtless) thanks.

5. Daredevil or The Phantom?
Ugh – hard work. Awful Ben Affleck or Awful Billy Zane? It’s like picking a dish off an offal menu when you can’t stand offal but you have to eat something… I’m going to go Phantom, because I’ve probably seen that movie once more than Daredevil.

6. Hellboy or Hulk?
Hellboy. The Hulk has just had too many incarnations recently, spoils it a bit.

7. The Flash or Green Lantern?
Haven’t really had much experience of either…

8. The Punisher or Blade?
Blade – guilty pleasure. Even Blade III *hangs head in shame*

9. Zorro or Thor?
Zorro. 100%. There’s something physiologically wrong with anyone who could pass on Banderas…

10. Blade or Spawn?
Blade again. They should probably have had someone else unique here?

Female Against Female

1. Batgirl or Supergirl?
Batgirl. I mean come on, she’s a librarian. Who else was I going to pick?

2. Elektra or Catwoman?
Catwoman. I was always Catwoman when I played Batman with my friends in grade 1. Happy memories.

3. Wonder Woman or Phoenix?
Wonder Woman – never heard of Phoenix

4. She-Hulk or She-Ra?
*sings* She-Ra! Princess of Power! (Admittedly, I wasn’t aware there even was a She-Hulk…)

5. Ultra-Violet or Wildstorm?
I’ve never heard of either of these superheroes…

6. Wonder Woman or Elektra?
Again, hard choice. Megan Fox (who I can’t stand) in a role I haven’t seen, or Jennifer Garner (who I love) in a terrible role? I’m going Elektra purely out of Garner loyalty, and I’ll just have to cringe later…

7. Leeloo or Buffy?
Why are these two even paired together – they’re absolutely nothing alike for comparison! I’m going with Leeloo, because unlike Buffy she never did anything that remotely annoyed me, and Buffy was on the odd occasion maddening as hell.

8. Queen of Swords or Xena?
Xena by default, as I have no idea who the Queen of Swords is.

9. Red Sonja or Nikita?
I assume Nikita = La Femme Nikita? I’ve never heard of Red Sonja before…

10. Storm or Wonder Woman?
Storm. And cartoon Storm, rather than Halle Berry Storm.

Female Against Male

1. Buffy or Blade?
I think Blade. Wesley Snipes’ one-liners are just too priceless to pass up.

2. She-Hulk or Hellboy?
Hellboy – but again, by default.

3. Red Sonja or Conan?
Conan – default again.

4. Supergirl or Superman?
Superman. Supergirl was kind of lame…

5. Xena or Spiderman?
Xena. I love the cheesiness…

6. UltraViolet or The Punisher?
Haven’t really come across either one…

7. Queen of Swords or Zorro?
Zorro – by default, true. But also because he’s awesome 🙂

8. Catwoman or Cyclops?
Catwoman. Cyclops is a whiny girl…

9. Nikita or Batman?
Batman. Batman would win pretty much any competition hands down though.

10. Phoenix or Silver Surfer?
Silver Surfer, by default.

February 2, 2011

Wednesday Weekly Links

Filed under: Kittens, movies, Nerds, Science, YouTube — liberrydwarf @ 2:24 pm

Here are this week’s linky treats. Enjoy!


Ooh – Ender’s Game: the movie??

The Dark Tower lead – we have a winner, ladies and gentlemen! (And a damn fine one at that!)

The best picture nominees for the 2011 Oscars. Done as tableaux in Lego. Just to make them even more awesome.


Ten pop-culture catch phrases you swore you’d never use but do anyway (admit it, you do it too!)

More dino-news: Hooray, new dinosaur discovered! (And it’s super impressive, and totally not compensating for anything with that horn…)

Random and stupid, but since the debate over whether cats would really eat corn on the cob came up…

January 31, 2011

Monday Meme: A Movie Meme

Filed under: Memes, movies — liberrydwarf @ 7:43 pm

Taken from this site…

Name a film that you have seen more than 10 times.

Muppet Treasure Island, definitely. And Beauty and the Beast. I’m not much of a repeat watcher – I’d just as soon get something new!

Name a film that you’ve seen multiple times in the cinema.

The Fellowship of the Ring is probably the one film I saw the most amount of times at the cinema – must have been about 6 or 7.

Name an actor that would make you more inclined to see a film.

I don’t usually pick films by who’s in them, rather by genre or review – I think I’ve seen most things James Macavoy’s done, so I’d likely go see him again, he seems to pick stuff I want to see. Russell Crowe the same.

Name an actor that would make you less likely to see a film.

Mike Myers (if he even acts anymore), Ben Stiller or Eugene Levy. Unlike the above, these guys make bad movie choices…

Name a film that you can and do quote from.

Mystery Science Theatre 3000: The Movie. Impossible to have a conversation with my family without something from this slipping in. Makes it hard for non-family members, as it’s not exactly a popular film…

Name a film musical that you know all of the lyrics to all of the songs.

Most of the Disney cartoon musicals. Except for the Swahili (?) bits in the Lion King songs…

Name a film that you would recommend everyone see.

Can I pick Mystery Science Theatre 3000? If not, I think all kids should see Happy Feet – good environmental lesson, lovely story (and Australian!)

Ever walked out of a film?

Fallen asleep in a few, but never walked out (I’m too cheap!)

Name a film that made you cry in the cinema.

Bawled my eyes out at the end of Gangs of New York. Not usual for me – I get chokey in the throat, but don’t usually spring actual tears…


Not usually – too expensive, too stale and bad for those like me on low-salt diets.

How often do you go to the cinema (as opposed to renting them or watching them at home)?

Once a month with a group of girlfriends.

What’s the last film you saw in the cinema?


What’s your favourite/preferred genre of film?

I love history movies –  whatever the period/region, I’ll probably give it a go.

What’s the first film you remember seeing in the cinema?

The Little Mermaid

What film do you wish you had never seen?

Oh, it’s a long long list 🙂 The worst cinema film I’ve ever seen, from memory, was They

What is the scariest film you’ve seen?

See my top 5 here…

If you could be any character portrayed in a movie, who would it be?

I always had a fierce desire to play Anne of Cleves… (no idea why…)

Total number of films you own on DVD and video.

Counting TV shows? Probably a hundred, maybe two hundred. Have never counted properly.

Last film you bought.

We tend to buy a lot more TV on DVD than movies. I  bought a few Sean Connery Bond movies for my brother for Christmas…

Last film you watched.

Again, if TV counts watching Spartacus: Blood and Sand as we speak. Feature-film only, watched The Replacements a couple of weeks ago.

Five films that mean a lot to you.

How do you even begin to define “meaning” in this sense? So many films mean something to me for different reasons… I’ll attempt a list (can’t get a full five):

Legally Blonde – since this was the first date movie for me and my husband.

Mystery Science Theatre 3000 – since it’s the movie that brings my family together more than any other.

Can’t Hardly Wait – since it was the first M-rated film I was allowed to go see by myself as a teenager, once I turned 15.

The Fellowship of the Ring – since it forever changed the scale on which all other movie “epics” are measured for me.

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