So I was so caught up in the sickness and passing of our sweet little parrot on Dec. 24th that it passed by my tab-clicking that it was also in fact Fritz Lieber’s 100th birthday that day. His Fafhrd and Grey Mouser stories are some of my favorites in all Fantasy, as late in life as I found them. You’d think I’d be reading those since my teen years, but I didn’t discover them until I was well into my twenties. Some of my favorite stories involve the Thieves Guild, and the novel-length one involving the rat society. ~Jenn
Starting in 2011, a new blog post series will begin here at Daily Cross-Swords. I’m calling it the MinInterview. Basically, the premise is as follows: I will ask 5 questions of various and sundry professionals and cool people in the fields about which we often blog, and they will respond in what will become mini-interviews. Here are some no-doubt-soon-to-be-FAQs about the MinInterviews:
Q: When will the first MinInterview be posted here?
A: January 1st, 2011.
Q: When can we expect to see the others?
A: No idea. They will appear sporadically, depending if and when I hear from folks I’ve asked to interview.
Q: Whom are you interviewing?
A: You’ll see…
Q: Hey, Jenn, can you interview me?
A: Sure, if you’re an interesting person who does interesting stuff in the fields of movement arts, theatrical arts, or literary arts. Email jenn(at)bonzuko(dot)com to inquire.
That’s it for now! Tune in for our first MinInterview January 1st!
I’m almost in it, and Jason’s hand is in it! Here’s the second trailer for upcoming local indie flick, The Code, which were a part of. ~Jenn
I’ve said it before, I’ve written about it, and I’ll say it again: contact slaps to the face are bad news. Here are some slow-mo face slaps from a recent episode of stellar brainy TV show Mythbusters showing why. The episode was about whether the phrase “slap some sense into” someone is actually true. Turns out, it kinda is. But what I cringed at with these videos is seeing how the robotic hand, being boneless and floppy, caroms back after the initial slap and grazes their eyeballs. ~Jenn
Go read this article and the linked article from it, and then my (sorry it’s so long) comment on it. I may re-gift it as a blog post, I got so in-depth. What do you think, lovely lurkers? ~Jenn
Thanks to stellar blog Boing-Boing for posting this trippy video of some gents swinging a broadsword with a camera attached. Love commenter singingdragon‘s comment: “On youTube, broadsword swings you.” Hee. Still chuckling over that one… ~Jenn
Though I’m still in the Mr. Plinkett camp of dearly detesting the Star Wars prequels, I actually appreciated this article very much. I especially liked the pointing out of “mirrors”–gestures, symbols, images’ echoing not only through the prequels but echoing from the original trilogy as well. Read it and enjoy, and put your two cents’ worth here (Thanks, Roger Ebert, expert Tweeter). Oh, and while we’re at it, here’s the Star Wars Holiday special. Yeah. ~Jenn
UPDATE: Mr. Plinkett has finally reviewed Revenge of the Sith! Huzzah!