November 17th, 2008

Kasumi's Fish

Santa Claus, Stricken with Alzheimer's, was Seen Still Delivering Presents on December 26

Happy birthday, enigmakat.

When I downloaded every Beatles album ever, I guess I got some albums of outtakes mixed in. I usually listen to a playlist of three thousand thirteen of my mp3s and flacs*, so it's very strange when one of those outtakes comes up, particularly when the song starts out normal. I just pressed play on "And Your Bird Can Sing" and was startled when Paul started laughing uncontrollably halfway through the song. You get so used to these songs being sort of immutable. Wouldn't it be interesting if, partway through a movie you've watched a million times, a character suddenly decided to do something different? Gods, so many people would complain, but I would sincerely salute the director of a major blockbuster who made alternate versions of his or movie with subtly different scenes and released the variant versions in precisely the same packaging.

I guess I oughta try listening to now that I've signed up for it. Friend me if you have it too. I'm still not exactly sure what it's about--I mainly signed up because I saw hernewshoes had. I suppose once I have a few minutes I'll figure out how cool it is.

Friday and Saturday I spent most of the evening at Tim's playing Soul Calibur 4. I coloured when I got back here, but I guess I'm not as far with pencil and ink as I could be--I still have three pages left. I feel pretty comfortable, though, because it's an easy chapter. I think I'll start working on 14 to-morrow, in fact. I sort of need to decide what's happening in 15 before I can really get to work on 14, though. We'll see . . .

Some of you might remember Zun went shopping a couple chapters ago for some "gear for the road". I actually made a shopping list for him, and there are a few things he definitely picked up like flint and iron strikers, rope (some of which he already used to tie up the nobleman at the Plum Pan), water skins, and coffee beans (I know they didn't have coffee in the Middle Ages, at least not in Europe, but, hey, no world of mine is going to be bereft of coffee). But I'll leave some of the optional things up to anyone willing to actually fill out one of my polls;

What's Zuniam got?

Wrapped tickyboxes

He's bound to have more than one of these things, so I'll decide quantity of individual items based on their popularity. In case anyone's wondering why bread's not on the list, bread is a relatively new thing in Paelywa but they've had pasta for quite a while, so the lower classes tend to end up with pasta more often than bread.

*Flac files slowly seem to be overtaking mp3s as the standard file format for music tracks (sorry, Apple, no-one's paying attention to your m4us or whatever the fuck you call them). They're "lossless", which means they're as high quality as CD audio, though I bet most of you don't notice mp3s don't sound as good as CDs. I didn't notice myself until I started downloading flacs.
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