Friday, January 27, 2006


I just saw on IMDb that there is a live action movie adaptation of Peter S. Beagle's The Last Unicorn in the works. An animated version was made in 1982. It was very good. (PSB wrote the screenplay, and the producers stuck to it) But I didn't think it quite did justice to the book. I hope the live action version is at least as good.

Dan once introduced me to a game he called "Who would you cast in the movie?" The idea is to decide what actors you would want to play characters in a movie adaptation of a book. Dan was using the Wheel of Time series. (I don't remember his choices) Not too long ago, I was doing this with The Innkeeper's Song (a book by PSB that I'd really like to see made into a movie, as long as it's done right). It's pretty tough, and I haven't gotten very far. In fact, the only definte choices I made are as follows:

Lal : Gina Torres - she proved in the Matrix sequels and Firefly that she can play a convincing warrior

Lukassa : Anne Hathaway - she's cute and I bet she could do creepy really well

Nyateneri : Natasha Henstridge - she also would be convincing as a warrior

Soukyan : Brad Pitt - his coloring is similar to Natasha Henstridge, and he's a good actor

Assassin #3 : Jet Li - no question

That's all I have so far. Other important characters would be: Tikat, Rosseth, The Man Who Laughs, Karsh, the Fox (man-shape), Assassins #1 & 2, Marinesha, and Arshadin. The Griga'ath, the Others, and Old Nothing would be CGI of course.


Saturday, January 21, 2006

Cat's Laughing

For those of you who don't know the group Cat's Laughing (probably most of you), you are missing out. I won't go into detail about them here. Go to Green Man Review if you want to know.

Here is an mp3 (also on Green Man Review) of the song "For It All." Most of their songs are this good. My personal favorite is "Black Knight's Work." Plus Steven Brust and Emma Bull wrote some pretty great books.


10 point evolution quiz

Are you as knowledgeable as a 16 year old British kid is supposed to be?

Find out here. I scored 9 out of 10. But only because I mistyped 'Mendel'. Oh well.

This is a revision (study) guide for the GCSE's. Think Harry Potter's OWL's. (only, you know, real)

Surf around the site and take the quizzes for other subjects.

Really, how's your education?

Oh yeah. These Mormon guys came to my door this morning. I got rid of them pretty fast, but in hindsight I wish I'd asked them a couple of questions.

1) What's up with the fig tree incident? (Matthew 21:18-22 and Mark 11:12-14,19-25)
2) How do you reconcile John 5:31 with John 8:14?


Friday, January 20, 2006

Back online!

My phone was activated today, and with it, my DSL connection.

Thanks to everyone who congratulated me on my new job. My first week has been pretty good. The guys I work with are cool. The job itself is great. Now I just need to manage to survive until my first paycheck, two weeks from today. I may need to borrow Febuary's rent from Dad.

I spent most of my time off so far exploring Green River. I think I'll like it here.


Tuesday, January 10, 2006

You never realize how much crap you have until you need to move

So I started packing my stuff tonight.

When I moved here (a year and a couple of months ago), all of my stuff could fit in my (small) car. Other than a couple of pieces of furniture that I intend to keep, it almost still could. Of course, that's after deciding that quite a bit of stuff is trash.

That's ok, though. This time Dad's truck is available.

If you can't figure it out, I got a place.


Sunday, January 08, 2006

one a.m. and once again I can't sleep.

First the good news.

I got that job in Rock Springs (actually it's in Granger, and I'll be living in Green River, but the main office is in Rock Springs).

I start on the 16th.

I'll need to find an apartment this week. Shouldn't be a problem, though.

I'm really very happy. Not that anyone could tell. Just take my word for it. I'm very happy.

Wow, I just deleted a huge, rambling post because it was getting downright maudlin. If I didn't know better I'd think I was drunk (I'm not, I don't drink. I'm just loopy with fatigue). Really, you don't want to read that stuff. I started this blog as a place to vent. I think I'd better not. People think I have enough issues as it is. If they knew the truth, someone would have me committed. (I don't know, that might be nice. All my needs met, no stress, Thorazine. Hmmm.. No, better not.)