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30 November 2011 @ 15:55
 


Books: The Voynich Manuscript Goes Online A 15th/16th century book either written in nonsense or written in a code so tough to crack that even professional cryptographers can't do it. Your pick. Either way, it's now been digitised and put online.
Books: New York Times' List of 100 Notable Books of 2011 [NYTimes] Almost all of them sound awful, frankly.
Books: Best LGBT Books of 2011 See above.
Comics: Interview With Alan Moore Fun interview with the man who wrote V For Vendetta and Watchmen, with particular reference to the masks now used by protesters.
Random: Jetman and Jets [Video]
Random: Santa School [NYTimes] There's a lot more to being Santa than I thought, including lessons on psychology and economics.
Science: UFOs Disrupting Search For God Particle Wow, it's almost 2012.
Space: The Mare in the Moon Kraken Mare is the name of a lake made of liquid hydrocarbons on Saturn's largest moon, Titan.
WTF: Hato-ful Kareshi J introduced this game to me last night and we played the free version together for a bit. It is BEST DATING SIM EVER. I mean it. It's awesome. You need to download the free version ASAP. Just a note: the listed seiyuu are just a joke. But the rest is very, very real.

I'm still taking offers on my manga/anime sales post.

After my final lesson on Monday, I went out to an izakaya named "Classy" 「蔵っしい」 with some of the students from my business English class. There was all-you-can-drink, plus sashimi and fried chicken and grilled sunfish and oysters, then nabe followed by fried manjuu. It was amazing!

I'm off to my improv class in a few hours, after a bit of writing. Still focussing on Dark Matters and Golden Jubilee, if you were wondering. As for reading, I just finished Impro For Storytellers and have picked up where I left off with Kraken. Suddenly it seems far more enjoyable, so I don't know what happened there. In fact, its unashamed genre-bending is admirable.
 
 
 
oracle_dreamsoracle_dreams on 30th November 2011 07:11 (UTC)
Thanks for that Alan Moore link... I miss hearing from him. I'm still unsure how the V masks work into the Occupy philosophy - the corporate profit angle of it in particular, baffles me. But it just goes to show - a good idea never goes out of style.

On a totally unrelated side note - I know it's way past my bedtime when I see your messages popup... :)
Williamgenkischuldich on 30th November 2011 07:30 (UTC)
I can kind of understand it -- The philosophy espoused by V in the comic book kind of matches the protests, if not the companies back it. I love the way Moore is coming to terms with that.

Night night. :)
Ariss Tenohariss_tenoh on 30th November 2011 15:10 (UTC)
That's a great photo.
Williamgenkischuldich on 4th December 2011 12:01 (UTC)
Thank you.
The Devil's handmaidenseraphim_grace on 30th November 2011 18:52 (UTC)
you know the voynich manuscript, since it was discovered they've lost like a hundred pages of it
someone suggested that the code key is in one of the missing pages, there's only a few pages of a suspected 1500 left
but there is a million pound prize for cracking it

of course as most of the pictures are of things like homunculi and wierd fruits i don't think it should be translated
I think it's hilarious that so many people have tried for so long to figure it out and failed so miserably
it's like goldbach's conjecture, people go, I am going to solve the Voynich manuscript and then fail epically
Williamgenkischuldich on 4th December 2011 12:02 (UTC)
It could be entirely written in a constructed language where the whole point is the language. You know, like Lord of the Rings. :P I kid, I kid...