October 9th, 2005

Porsupah smile by Djinni

A company like every other, only moreso.

Heh! That was fun.. waiting for the BART back into the City on Saturday night, I could've sworn I saw a former roomie on the opposite platform, looking very much as he did seven years ago. Of course, with the furry density in the Bay, meeting other furs isn't all that improbable - go to magnets like Fry's, and it's virtually guaranteed. ^_^

From the tender paws of momentrabbit comes word of this site, with plenty of info of Soviet/Eastern Bloc home computers of the 80s and early 90s. Some clones (including several based off the Spectrum!), and some originals.. geekily fascinating stuff.

Feeling that I needed to catch up on some cinematic goodness, I went along to Sunday's 4.20pm screening of Wallace & Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit, over at the Metreon. (Oh, that glorious seating!) I want to be in the BV-6000! ^_^ Yes, it's every bit as good as they've been saying - all the meticulous attention to visual detail and script are there, making for their best adventure yet; and it's also something of a treat for TF fans. ^_^ (And there's a tiny nod to Watership Down, too :)

From there, I hopped over to the Lumiere, and caught the 7pm screening of Mirrormask, as visually lush a movie as I've seen, akin to a cross between Alice in Wonderland and Labyrinth, by way of The City of Lost Children.. just much more so. If you've seen Dave McKean's artwork, you'll know what to expect.. it's a little much to take in in only one viewing.

Needless to say, I'd strongly recommend both.

Curiously, when I got back, and felt like re-crispening last night's pizza, I also launched into the vegetable assortment, with an emphasis on the baby carrots.

Well, you never know..