Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Twitaceous Era 15: Beautiful yet ruggedly windswept

This week on my Twitter feed, I have some very well thought-out opinions on The Football.

The canteen's doing a different World Cup nation theme every day. Today's lunch confirmed why Australia isn't known for its cuisine.
2:48 PM - 18 Jun 2014

Karl Davies is so watchable. Even when he's wearing clothes.
10:07 PM - 18 Jun 2014

Between Lindsay Lohan and True Blood: The Musical, I assume I just wasn't informed it was Insane Theatre Rumour Week.
3:06 PM - 19 Jun 2014

Monday, 23 June 2014

Book review: The Long War

The second book in Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter's Long Earth series that takes place over a multitude of parallel universes is The Long War. It's a bit of a deliberate misnomer as an all-out war in the "stepwise" Earths proves to be impossible, but there's a lot of tensions, some to do with the US government's schizophrenic approach to how hands-on it wants to be with the alternate Americas; as well as issues with how to deal with the life forms found in the alternate Earths. I did think after the lengthy setup of The Long Earth that for the next book we'd get something a bit more focused, but this is still a bit of a rambling story taking place over multiple dimensions with various casts of characters, and it never quite got me gripped. I also can't quite buy the central conceit that, within a couple of decades of discovering how to "step," humanity would already be skimming over Earths millions of steps away in each direction, without actually having properly explored the ones nearest to the Datum. The book's enjoyable enough all in all, but doesn't quite get going as much as I expected the sequence to have done two books in.

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Twitaceous Era 14: "lesbians on mechanical bulls"

This week on my Twitter feed, I'm terribly judgmental about Dame Kevin Spacey's pronunciation.

Inventiveness is good, but there's really too much going on here #intervaltweets
9:16 PM - 11 Jun 2014

Aw, cute couple thumb-wrestling on train platform. KILL THEM WITH FIRE! (There is a chance I'm in a bit of a mood.)
9:10 AM - 12 Jun 2014

The canteen's gone Brazilian-themed today for the World Cup. All the food's served in a strip in the middle of the plate #bra
1:10 PM - 12 Jun 2014

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Twitaceous Era 13: Talent-spotting

This week on my Twitter feed, I do what may be my best-ever joke, and nobody notices.

Tsk, don't put Maggie Smith on the front page and get me excited whatsonstage, then it turns out she's not returning to the stage after all.
11:17 AM - 4 Jun 2014

Although obviously a Smith/Jennings film of The Lady In The Van is far from bad news.
11:18 AM - 4 Jun 2014

@Weez @emslj @Sian_Estelle My main memory of the Famous Five was that Dick was too stupid to know HIS OWN NAME was short for Richard.
1:03 PM - 4 Jun 2014

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Twitaceous Era 12: Quite traumatising to watch

This week on my Twitter feed, much is made of the evils of flirtation.

Charlie Cox is Daredevil? Gingers just can't catch a break, even in a role specifically written for them.
10:44 AM - 28 May 2014

"his oversized nipples jut" #bloghitsoftheweek To be fair that does sound like something I'd write.
2:36 PM - 28 May 2014

I think one of the hot boys might have been flirting with me this morning. Obviously I've been nervously avoiding eye contact ever since.
4:33 PM - 28 May 2014