Cleolinda Jones (cleolinda) wrote,
Cleolinda Jones

Ah, the joys of hitting post too soon

So, I mentioned a while back that I reread The Golden Compass, so today I decided to pick up The Subtle Knife again--I just remember neither of the other two books being as great as the first one, and maybe that's because the narrative is less focused (instead of centering on Lyra, it now follows several different characters) and there's less of Lyra's own world, which is pure undiluted awesome. I was hoping that The Part That Makes Me Really Mad wasn't until The Amber Spyglass, but no--it's the chapter I stopped at this afternoon when I went upstairs to check my email: "Alamo Gulch." NICE ALLUSION THERE, PULLMAN.

Meanwhile, mostly been writing (and reading, obviously), although I do seem to have kind of a weird earache now. Fascinating.

LiveJournal creator leaves as Six Apart fails to spin. "Word is that Brad Fitzpatrick, the founder of LiveJournal and chief architect of Six Apart, is leaving the troubled blog-software company. And the fact that you're hearing about from a gossip blog rather than the transparency-loving company is itself a sign of how deep the problems run." Uh-oh. Furthermore: "The only reason that Six Apart management hasn't announced it, the source adds, is that they can't figure out how to spin it. Here, let me help, guys! It's bad. And Fitzpatrick's departure is just the tip of Six Apart's reality-denying iceberg."

From stormyskies: "I was wondering if you wouldn't mind posting this link in your next round of linkspam? My aunt was diagnosed with leukemia about six months ago. She really depended on the Leukemia and Lymphona Society for information and so she wants to raise money for them as a way to thank them for all of the information and support they've given her and our family. Each member of the family has a donation page, and that one's mine. We all have a personal goal of $100, which I would love to hit. If anyone could spare even a dollar to the cause, I would be forever grateful. Thanks in advance."

Mia Farrow offers her freedom for Darfur rebel.

Four priceless paintings stolen in brazen French museum heist.

Bad Thai cops to endure Hello Kitty shame.

Boy feels "ripped off" by cougar attack.

Teen survives 6-story fall with scrapes.

Lohan: "I Just Want To Be Nominated For An Award For All The Work I've Done." Note the past tense: the work she's already done.

‘Ultimatum’ is ‘Bourne’ to earn $70 million; Matt Damon pulls no punches over violence; Damon gets best box-office return on salary; The Top 5 Jason-Bourne-Improvised Weapons. Also, Sister Girl gives the movie two thumbs up.

A second Cloverfield trailer in front of Stardust ? DAMMIT! We didn't get any trailers at all at the preview!

Cutting Into Wolverine.

Two Villains in Superman: Man of Steel. What, only two? Ask Spider-Man 4, I'm sure they could spare you some.

Heroes Has New Villains.

Tom Hanks to Star in 'Fahrenheit 451'?

Scans: Clive Owen interview in Details. With pictures. Oh, the hardboiled, hate-sexy pictures.

New Set Photos Of Daniel Radcliffe from 'My Boy Jack.'

Official Jumper Site Online. This is the movie adaptation of the Steven Gould novel, by the way.

New Art for 'The Other Boleyn Girl' with Scarlett Johansson and Natalie Portman.

Behind the Scenes Photos of Keira Knightley's 'Atonement.'

How Close is 'Becoming Jane' to Historical Fact?.

New 'World of Warcraft' Movie Details.

Ridley Scott on Bringing "Monopoly" to Theaters. Yes, the board game. He's serious, y'all. Really serious. No, really. Really.

New pics of the POTC Tonner dolls (scroll down). I... really dislike the Elizabeth. The dress isn't a good match, the facial likeness is unusually off-target for a Tonner... We Are Displeased. On the other hand, my wallet is vastly relieved.

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