I like most music other than acid metal (can't stand the screaming
stuff) and rap (I still like reggae though, which many people think
me odd for), I love new age, Celtic
, and music that crosses genre
lines. Other then that, I particularly like songs that tell a
story. Some of my favorite artists are Peter Gabriel
, Blue Man Group
, Depech Mode
, and Lacuna Coil
. I learned to enjoy
Pop when I heard Sean Kingston
's Fire Burnin
on the radio. I
now have Pandora
stations based on his work, Lady Gaga
, and several others.
is a new
favorite of mine, with Deadmau5
good representatives of the
I love to read Sci-Fi
, primarily alternate reality
stories. I love the Enchanted Forest
by Patricia Wrede
and even used her
book in one of my short stories.
I am reading through the Chakat's Den
stories by Bernard
Doove. I read some of them years ago, but forgot where they were
and made my own version of the Chakats.
I loved the Golden Compass
of His Dark
, the movie did the book justice, unlike Eragon
, and the story was
well translated into cinema. It understandably lacked the sexual
implication of the relationship between people and their daemons
and how Dust effects that relationship. Oh, and no mention of the
Electrium/Amberic difference. Other than that, it was truly
amazing, can't wait for Amber Spyglass
Having recently been working up the physics of Watcher's Record, I
noticed that the conversion of Electrium and Amberic was rather
simplistic, even if it has historic merit (the Greeks discovered
around 600 BC that rubbing amber with fur could attract small
particles of material). I took it a step further and went with the
types of experiments Benjamen Franklin did, I call the negative
charge a Glass Charge, and from the volcanic ash used to make the
rubber for a positive charge I called that one a Volcan Charge,
granting them the Electro-Volcanic Force.
marvelously translated into film. Many of the scenes and much of
the dialogue and blocking was taken directly from the graphic
novel. Thankfully they updated the costumes and many of the tech
ideas. And unlike many, I actually preferred the movies new ending
as apposed to the psychic squid. All in all, wonderful remake of
one of the most depressing books I have ever read. (Read that as
"It's well done. I still wish I had never read or watched
While I am not exactly an Anime buff, I do love a few of
#1: Tengen Topa Gurren Lagann
This one easily replaced my old favorite for number 1.
#2: Naruto (I still need to see Shipuden)
#3: Scrapped Princess
#4: Neon Genesis Evangelion
#5: Wolf's Rain
#6: Robotech (anything but the crappy southern cross stuff)
#1: Castle in The Sky (I have a special place in my heart for
#2: Naussica: Of the Valley of the Wind
#3: Princess Mononoke
#4: The Secret World of Arrietty
Hmm, most the good anime movies I've seen are Studio Ghibli.
#5: Vampire Hunter D: Blood Lust
There are far too few of them. So many books would make a terrible
movie, a terrible show, but a great mini-series. We should have way
more mini-series's out there made at movie level production. When
you make a mini-series you don't need to fit it into such a small
window as a movie. Nor do you need the staying story power of an
episodic series in which you must create solid episode separations.
You can have an 11 hour mini and cover all those things in the book
that you cut out in movies but that the readers still love.
Perfect example: Starwars, from the old script hash's Lucas used to
have on his site, Episode 3 was one DARK episode, and in a mini you
can get away with one full episode of the heroes getting their
butts handed to them on a silver platter. You can't do that in a
movie. Same thing with episodes 5 and 8, DARK, but you know the
heroes will pull through in the next episode so its ok.
Harry Potter would make wonderful mini's. Make each book about 5 to
7 episodes, showing one each day for a week. The whole collection
lasting just shy of two months.
Of the ones already out there I know of I LOVE 'Invasion America'
and the 'Clone Wars' mini's. I wish they had made the second
Invasion America book into a mini as well.
Then there was the Arabian Nights, can't tell if it was a mini or a
made for TV movie, but it's fairly long to watch in one sitting. It
contains my favorite version of 'Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp'
and my two most favorite stories 'Amin the Beggar' and 'The Three
One sad semi-mini, Heroes. It is unfortunate that the maker's
listened to the clamber of the masses and continued it past the
first season it was intended to run. Wonderful story with a clear
end, not designed to continue past one season. I loved it. Then
they change the ending so they could continue the story where one
had not been written. Though I hear Season 3 is actually fairly
good, I have been unable to bring myself to watch it after the
travesty that was Season 2.
Once Upon a Time looks good, but I've only seen a few random
: I know
they aren't in style like they once were, but I've been listening
to furry and writing podcasts like Furcast, Knotcast, Unsheathed,
and Writing Excuses.