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Posted by melancholygeek on September 15, 2010
Posted by melancholygeek on March 23, 2010
And yes, I’m basically just doing science.
Posted by melancholygeek on June 6, 2009
Although it doesn’t really come up often in this blog, I am an avid reader not only of Science Fiction but also of Fantasy books, especially multi-tome epics. My all-time favorites in this line of literature have to be Tad Williams’ Memory, Sorrow and Thorn trilogy and The Belgariad / The Malloreon created by David and Leigh Eddings.
Incidentally, I just recently, after reading nothing but classic SciFi for months, picked up Pawn of Prophecy again, for I really wanted to get back in the Fantasy mood and knew The Belgariad would do that for me. It is in many ways easy-reading, without ever to drift off into boring. It combines all the elements you love, the farmboy with a destiny, the immortal wizard, evil sorcerers, a pantheon of Gods and a band of companions so classic it defies description. But unlike other epics of the genre, you won’t get your ten storylines that perhaps will converge in the last 100 pages, 20-page setting-the-mood descriptions of a meadow, or any detailed depiction of a long journey during which basically nothing happens (not that such things are neccessarily a bad thing). Here you follow the protagonist on every step of his way, learn about his destiny as he does, and on every page something happens that brings you, and him, closer to this understanding. You learn about the beautifully drawn characters by watching them through his eyes, and for me that is a wonderful way to get sucked in a new world.
Many people told me how Eddings’ work, especially The Belgariad introduced them to Fantasy in the first place when they were kids, but as for most of really great genre literature, this isn’t just a kids-story. Yes it’s really accessible and probably not ‘high literature’, but even after 20 years it got me hooked all over again, right from the first chapter on. And while I might not be prototype of a grown-up, should you be into Fantasy at all or just curious what the fuss is all about nut too scared to pick up The Lord Of The Rings, give the works of David and Leigh Eddings a try.
And if you like what you read, make sure you also check out David and Leigh Eddings’ (she hasn’t been credited on most of the works but contributed a lot as David stated) other work, not only the follow-up saga The Malloreon, but also the next, somewhat darker epics The Elenium and The Tamuli.
David Eddings passed away on June 2nd, preceded in death by his wife Leigh in February 2007.
Posted by melancholygeek on January 12, 2009
Gaeta’s fate (at least for now) is revealed in this last webisode, once again courtesy of indysid:
Posted by melancholygeek on December 31, 2008
No fnacy Year in Review or something, just my wish to all of you to have a marvelous new one! Take care folks!
Posted by melancholygeek on December 24, 2008
Happy Holidays y’all!
(The awesomeness that is this Christmas tree is brought to you by Lindsey Testolin)
Posted by melancholygeek on December 4, 2008
I’m really sorry, but I can’t help it. Something out there obviously doesn’t want me to finish my con report. I’d love to say, tomorrow all will be wrapped, but looking at my schedule, nah, I don’t think I’ll get to write anything tomorrow… Saturday… Promise!
So, what to post to keep you busy and amused? Well, how about this little Vancouver 24 Hours on-location report about the movie Love Money, the writing and directing debut of Matthew Bennett that eventually got renamed to Kick Me Down:
Oh and Matt, should you be reading this: How come the trailer is not yet on YouTube? How do you expect me to promote this movie? Nah, I’m just kidding of course. But seriously, send me the clip, I’ll upload it for ya.
Posted by melancholygeek on November 30, 2008
Really guys, it’s not that I don’t want to continue these impressions, actually I am sort of working on them, but adding to the time issues I might have mentioned before, one nasty cold that’s rampant around here finally seems to have gotten to me. I still hope I’ll be able to post something more today, but chances are I’ll curl up un my couch with a tea and a blanket and watch some BSG. Or Buffy. We’ll see.
Until then, seeing that the general topic here is a convention in Germany, enjoy this little gem I just rediscovered, featuring The Hoff:
I remember fondly the time when I first saw this piece of… um, art? And by the way, that icy, stingy feeling you get in your gut while watching it that makes you want to look away? Fremdschämen is something like that.
And to quote Wil Wheaton: ” If you can’t do random silly shit like this with your blog, why have a blog in the first place?“
Posted by melancholygeek on November 8, 2008
No, not some overused Portal joke, just a quick reminder that, yes, I am. I know it’s been awfully quiet around here lately and as much as I hope to be able to change that, I’m not all too hopeful for the near future. Work is, well, just that, and not too little of it and also the weekends this month are quite booked (one of which will probably result in a longish report here, so stay tuned!).
I’d also like to take the opportunity to apologize to my fellow Leobenites at the Skiffy-Forums for not dropping by lately. I’m just swamped! Miss you!
But I do have some plans (as usual) and probably will be able to squeeze some things in this weekend, but I can’t really promise anything at this point.
In the meantime, a little something for you: As you might know, I’m a huge Weezer-fan (You might remember their marvelous Pork And Beans video I posted some time ago), and here’s the video to their latest single, Troublemaker:
Oh, and by the way: That cake thing? A total lie!