games Stavia’s Xbox – August 21 2014 Comments Off

I love to game, you love to game, Stavia loves to game, we all love to game! 58,254 points FTW!!! That is a profit of 120 points over last time! She rallied LEGO® Marvel gaining an amazing 6 achievements on 360, and then I told her to keep playing but she didn't... out of spite I think.

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A new inhabitant has come to Jasperopolis.

jasperopolis A new inhabitant has come to Jasperopolis. Comments Off

A new inhabitant has come to Jasperopolis.

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Things That Don't Suck, Some Notes on The Stand

I recently reread The Stand for no particular reason other than I felt like it. I'm honestly not sure how many time[s] I've read it at this point, more than three, less than a half dozen (though I can clearly remember my first visit to that horrifyingly stripped bare world as I can remember the first reading of all the truly great King stories). It's not my favorite of King's work, but it is arguably his most richly and completely imagined. It truly is the American Lord of The Rings, with the concerns of England (Pastorialism vs. Industrialism, Germany's tendency to try and blow it up every thirty years or so) replaced by those of America (Religion, the omnipresent struggle between our liberal and libertarian ideals, our fear of and dependence on the military, racial and gender tension) and given harrowing size.



I'm happy to say that The Stand holds up well past the bounds of nostalgia and revisiting the world and these characters was as pleasurable as ever. But you can't step in the same river twice, even when you're revisiting a favorite book. Even if the river hasn't changed you have. This isn't meant as any kind of comprehensive essay on The Stand. Just a couple of things I noticed upon dipping my toes in the river this time.



[Spoiler alert: assume everything, from the link above to those below, contains SPOILERS.]

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Randall Munroe's Hugo acceptance speech, Hugos, Loncon 3, Worldcon, Excel Centre, Docklands, London, UK

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One of the great things about medieval art and architecture is that people just went in and did things. They didn’t build models and scale them up. Building great cathedrals and abbeys was a learning process as much as anything else. This means many of these apparently perfect aspirations to the Heavenly Jerusalem have some often quite comical mistakes, corrections and bodge-jobs that once you see, you can’t unnotice. Great Mistakes in English Medieval Architecture.

games Stavia’s Xbox – August 15 2014 Comments Off

Stavia needed a friend like me yesterday... I could see it in her eyes. I am there for you sister. Remember that. Gamer score is 58,134. She played Disney·Pixar UP picking up an amazing 42 achievements to conquer the game, Diablo III on 360, and I think there was some random Live Marketplace browsing, but I wasn't paying attention.

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I missed my chance to buy Josie this dragon rug. Should have checked sooner! Pinning for future reference in case I forget it's no longer available.

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Wacky Laki: Genie, you're free! Robin Williams tribute manicure

games Stavia’s Xbox – August 11 2014 Comments Off

Stavia had to choose between watching TV and playing with me and I am happy to say I won... this time... Gamerscore is at 58,134 points. That is a gain of 100 points over last time! She rallied Walking Dead: Season 2 gaining an amazing 8 achievements to conquer the game on 360, and then she tried to watch TV, but I killed the power... If I can't have her, no one can.

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