Love Manga posts about the new manga releases announced at comicon.
I do think it is quite cool that Tokyopop is parterning with the Jim Henson company for MirrorMask and Labyrinth and the Dark Crystal.
Check it out: Howl’s Paper Castle
I’m not sure why I thought I’d get a ton of stuff done on Sunday after checking out of my hotel. I ended up being uber-tired because Saturday was a LONG day, and the future Mr. TangognaT and I decided to just come down to Champaign instead. So I missed some programs I was vaguely thinking of going to and I missed the OCLC bloggers get-together thing. But it was better to come home and get some rest! I might post a bit about ALA later.
via Doom City:
J.J. Abrams and those crazy cliffhangers! I can’t take it! It is pretty typical that someone would disclose a stunning personal revelation that changes everything right before a car accident. I was waving my arms in the air and screaming, it was just so startling. Ack!
I find it so entertaining when Sydney’s Dad starts torturing people. That is a little disturbing, perhaps.
I’m so glad it didn’t rain today, I walked to and from work. I’ve been doing a ton of project management and committee work, and it gets to be a bit much at times, so I’m happy about the three day weekend. I need to finally see Star Wars 3 and run around and do some shopping.
Stefan wants to know what the best Boston web sites are:
I think that the best place to go for buzz from Boston blogs and information about current events is Universal Hub. The guy who runs Universal Hub also runs Boston Online, which features handy articles like the wicked good guide to Boston English and a directory of local links.
There’s always old standbys like Boston.com, Boston Herald, The Phoenix (their best of guides can give you ideas for restaurants, etc), and craigslist. If you are into shopping Daily Candy has a Boston guide.
Since I am a librarian, I have to point out the coolness of the Boston Public Library.
That’s about all that comes to mind immediately. I tend to use Universal Hub as my main place to get local web sites and read selected posts of local bloggers. If anyone has other cool Boston area web sites, please comment!
Elythia: Dirk Nowitzki is pretty cool.
TangognaT: indeed. but he needs to score more right now
TangognaT: poor josh howard
TangognaT: damn Canadian should have given him the ball
Elythia: damn Canadians always hogging the ball!
TangognaT: i’m gonna upgrade your blog software, are you posting anything tonight?
TangognaT: i shall do it now
TangognaT: i can’t take the tension
TangognaT: dampier can’t make free throws!
TangognaT: give the ball to dirk
TangognaT: i’m getting an ulcer
TangognaT: damn Canadian
TangognaT: go dirk
TangognaT: god bless dirk and his rebounding ability
TangognaT: not that i believe in god
Elythia: of course.
TangognaT: may the buddha bless dirk and his rebounding ability!
TangognaT: go stack
TangognaT: i hate steve nash
TangognaT: i used to like him but i hope he rots
TangognaT: dirk is really really mad
Elythia: I don’t watch basketball that often, but this is rather exciting.
TangognaT: well, if phoenix wins they win the series
Elythia : right
TangognaT: your blog is now upgraded to wordpress 5.1.11111111111111
Elythia: I just related what you said about dirk to some other people, and they’ve renamed the room “may the buddha bless dirk and his rebounding ability!”
TangognaT: oh, another chat room?
TangognaT: i am now stomping on my mini lego figure of steve nash
TangognaT: now i have removed mini lego steve nash’s head and submerged it in tea
TangognaT: go blind due to my voodoo magic!
Elythia: maybe tea will suddenly spurt out of his ears. that would be funny.
TangognaT: i’m hoping
TangognaT: yes jason terry!
TangognaT: go dirk…damn
TangognaT: focus dirk!
TangognaT: he’s a bit too angry right now, like a rampaging visigoth
TangognaT: i doubt visigoths could shoot 3’s
TangognaT: damn nash and his stupid nike commercial
TangognaT: jerry stackhouse is good
TangognaT: nash is satan
TangognaT: why is my voodoo not working?
Elythia: need stronger tea?
TangognaT: i don’t know
TangognaT: i’m doing my best here
TangognaT: it is pretty strong tea
Elythia: maybe you need a blowtorch.
TangognaT: i knew i forgot to pick up something on my way home from work
TangognaT: not the ankle
TangognaT: i shall drink some beer soon
Elythia: sounds like a good idea.
TangognaT: 1.6 seconds
Elythia: well, there it is.
TangognaT: i’m bummed out
TangognaT: i will go workout and watch fruits basket anime now
Well, my Mom and my little sister and my stepfather are in the Boston area scoping out east coast colleges. Today we went to two major attractions of Boston, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and Filene’s Basement. The Gardner museum was stuffed full of so much stuff, I started feeling a little dizzy after walking through only a couple rooms, because I wasn’t sure where to rest my eyes. I hadn’t been to the museum before because usually when people visit me, I’m still working during the day so they tend to do more sight-seeing stuff when I’m not around.
After doing some shopping we went to see Bride and Prejudice, which I enjoyed because it isn’t too often that you see a movie so unabashedly cheesy. It was fun seeing elements from Pride and Prejudice reflected in the Indian setting. There were a couple familiar actors from American TV — Alexis Bledel pops up briefly as Georgina Darcy and Naveen Andrews (Sayid on Lost) plays the Mr. Bingley role. I can see why some of the reviews of the movie said that the Bollywood elements were a little off, because some of the musical numbers could have been a little more over the top. It was still a really cute movie.
I blogged a bit about the new Inside Higher Ed site before, and I was surprised to see a comment on my old post from the editor of the Chronicle explaining that the Chronicle isn’t offering less free content than in the past. It was really the vanishing of the Site Sampler link and not seeing any featured articles on the free page of the Chronicle that led me to believe that there was less free content on the site, I still think that was a reasonable assumption. I wasn’t trying to diss the Chronicle, but I miss the old Site Sampler section. And if I’m hanging out at home on a Sunday morning I’m more likely to turn to Inside Higher Ed for a news fix, because the content is free and they tend to feature interesting blogs from people in academia. But that’s just me, I’m not the type of person who would subscribe to the Chronicle as an individual subscriber, because I am more likely to spend $80 on yarn or buying 8 volumes of Fruits Basket. This is why I’m not a professor or a highly placed person in academia!!!!!