February 7th, 2006

Porsupah smile by Djinni

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In Second Life, is it possible for perky bunny ears (*beams* :) to be able to express emotion? Directly up and forwards is very different to swept back and parallel to the ground. How about if I jumped up - would they be able to show a bit of momentum as I landed again? Not that the answers are crucial - I'm bound to wind up there sooner or later, though it's a little irksome that I can't seem to dload the client without first creating an account. I'd like to be able to check how Hyzenthlay and SL get on together. Still, it should be sufficient. (And how difficult is making up a furry form for oneself? Though it'd probably make a lot more sense to buy one from someone, especially if they have experience with lapines)

Riba: the Movie (62MB) is a short about a cat who dreams of being a pianist. Quite wonderful.

This processing of Stairway to Heaven, found by vandringar, is actually quite cool. It's been split into eighth-beat intervals, each slice then reversed.

O.o There's now a (Middle Kingdom, 21st-18th C BC) Egyptian heiroglyphics edition of The Tale of Peter Rabbit, courtesy of the British Museum.

Anyone skilled at S2 coding should, hopefully, know - would it be feasible to use rosequoll's furry "user" icons (replacing the head & shoulders to the left of the username there)? Ideally, it could know which to use by checking the user's LJ info for some tag, otherwise it could just go with a hard-wired list, perhaps. So postings and comments would all have the appropriate icon used automagically.

Was "Bruce" an especially popular name in Australia at one point?

Being of the FPS genre, I'm not sure it'll grab me as a game, but Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror on the PSP does look quite promising graphically. And with music by the X Files composer, too.

Quite a good car advert.

Amongst the many greater and lesser forthcoming animated features noted by teko is another curiously coincidental pairing from Pixar and Dreamworks - but instead of ants, this time, it's rats: Flushed Away (written by veteran duo Dick Clement and Ian la Frenais) and Ratatouille. Thankfully, there's a good separation between them this time - Flushed Away appears at the end of 2006, whilst the latter sadly won't debut until around a year later. Best of all, though, is that Flushed Away is an Aardman production - and Pixar haven't produced a clunker yet. (I'll reserve judgment on Cars)

Find for the day has to be Stereo Ultra, a collection of 1970s French "action" library music. Deeply funky, and apparently long since out of print. Then again, Batman & Robin, with remarkably little to do with the TV show of the time beyond the opening theme, is pretty groovy too. ^_^ Whilst it wasn't credited as such at the time, it was actually a co-production between the core members of Sun Ra's Arkestra and Al Kooper's Blues Project.

When Hyzenthlay's battery reaches 5%, it's time to get out of the bath.
Rickay sucking

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Egad! The first episodes of Dr Tatiana's Sex Guide to All Creation are out on the torrenty-flavored net. I've got to see what this is actually like, given excerpts like this courtesy of drhoz:

"Dear Doctor Tatiana,
I'm a male moth mite, and earlier this week I was inside my mother's uterus enjoying sex with my sisters, as usual. Suddenly she exploded, and my sisters wandered off leaving me alone in her decaying corpse. Is this a punishment from god?"

It apparently features musical numbers, too. Yay Australia!

Here's a handy collection of all the recent Superbowl ads. United's is a little cheesy, but rather charming nonetheless, and with commendable creative design; on the other paw, GoDaddy's screams out "we have no damn idea what to do with all this money, so let's spend it on a 35 second TV ad" (although such thinking did bring us Cyberian Outpost's ads a few years ago, this is definitely no Outpost :); and GM's is an encouraging, if woefully belated, nod towards future fuels. Interesting to see one for V for Vendetta, even if a fairly lousy edit, compared to the two trailers - maybe its delayed release won't mean it being quietly buried after all. And they did keep that quote: "People should not be afraid of their governments; governments should be afraid of their people."

You know, I'd almost bet Darth Vader keeps up with CuteOverload.com.

Cool beans! The Lugaru and Space Rabbit shirts from CafePress arrived, and at least on first glance, the quality seems fine. A little more lapinity to share with the world.. ^_^

Whence came the archetypical "heart" symbol? How old is it?

I must thank mycroftb for showing me three words together I'd never before thought of as connected: "fully scripted penis". I am easily amused.

If you live outside the US or UK, could you tell me where your mail is delivered? In the UK, it's universally through the letterbox in the door; in the US, it's always to roadside mailboxes, or for apartments, communal arrays of cubbyholes. What about elsewhere?

I'd take that "five guilty pleasures" thing, but.. I'm not sure I really have any pleasures that are "guilty" as such. Well, maybe buying Spiceworld on DVD. And leaving little drops of maple syrup on a motel room carpet on the way to Minneapolis.