So if you have listened to enough of Harry and the Potters and thought their nice guy attitude was a bit too much and you really wanted to rock out like the wizards of darkness well here you go…. Thanks to a friend of mine Thea for this I present Draco and the Malfoys!!! Let there be ROCK!!!
Monthly Archives: November 2005
Mamoru Oshii and Production IG have annouced today that they are producing a new animated feature called “Tachigui The Amazing Lives of the Fast Food Grifters.” Oshii is somewhat considered an important director for being behind such biggees as Ghost in the Shell, Ghost in the Shell 2, and Jin-Roh. Production IG on the other hand animated all these as well as being behind the animation sequence in Kill Bill Vol.1, so they are no slouches either. You can read the press release here, and don’t worry it is in English so you don’t have to pull out any babelfish…
Losing your ability to hear in the 21 Century is turning out to be an interesting path wrought with dillemas: should I retain the ability to hear as human, or superhuman? These nifty, super-affordable Cochlear implants, developed by a team of researchers at the University of Michigan, offer the user ability to hear beyond mere human range. We’ll have a lot to think about soon…to be better than human or just merely human?
Gamers’ Manifesto – amazingly, someone finally drafted the list of complaints that we all have as gamers. My favorites amongst the pointed complaints: the pointless use of screenshots from cutscenes in ads and covers (nothing peeves you like that one), lame sounds repetition and even grosser voiceovers, and the lameass thought process that concerns female gamers and characters which usually comes down to a simple rule of thumb: “the bigger tits, the better.”
Ok. So, every once in a while, one of prized geeks out there comes up with a top list of something geeky…This week it is the Guardian’s Online Edition Super-Geek Jack Schofeld who decided to post the Top 20 of the GEEKIEST NOVELS!!! Glad to see Neil Stephenson made it on the list (Snow Crash…irresistible), a bit shocked to see American Gods by Neil Gaiman there (scratch head), and I am missing a whole whack of good Russian and French sci-fi. Part of me is happy…the other bits are fuming with discontent.
Here is the list:
1. The HitchHiker’s Guide to the Galaxy — Douglas Adams 85% (102)
2. Nineteen Eighty-Four — George Orwell 79% (92)
3. Brave New World — Aldous Huxley 69% (77)
4. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? — Philip Dick 64% (67)
5. Neuromancer — William Gibson 59% (66)
6. Dune — Frank Herbert 53% (54)
7. I, Robot — Isaac Asimov 52% (54)
8. Foundation — Isaac Asimov 47% (47)
9. The Colour of Magic — Terry Pratchett 46% (46)
10. Microserfs — Douglas Coupland 43% (44)
11. Snow Crash — Neal Stephenson 37% (37)
12. Watchmen — Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons 38% (37)
13. Cryptonomicon — Neal Stephenson 36% (36)
14. Consider Phlebas — Iain M Banks 34% (35)
15. Stranger in a Strange Land — Robert Heinlein 33% (33)
16. The Man in the High Castle — Philip K Dick 34% (32)
17. American Gods — Neil Gaiman 31% (29)
18. The Diamond Age — Neal Stephenson 27% (27)
19. The Illuminatus! Trilogy — Robert Shea & Robert Anton Wilson 23% (21)
20. Trouble with Lichen – John Wyndham 21% (19)
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