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I finally gave up on using the Twitter website, opting for a dedicated client instead; partly for convenience, partly to avoid having that cookieload kicking around, offering a tasty tracking target. For now, I'm using Twitter's own - are there others I ought to consider? Echofon was recommended, but the ad-free version's a little pricy. I don't have any particular preferences, though I'd be tempted by more elegant handling of images than Twitter's client, which seems to want to scale down, with no resizing options. Multiple accounts will be handy in the future.

I am amused by this iPad 2 cover & decal. ^_^ Regrettably, I've no idea if it actually exists, but it should.


Until last night, I hadn't been aware The Prisoner had finally seen a BluRay release - and what a job they've done on it! The picture quality's excellent - as sharp as you'll find on a current production, and they apparently even had the original audio sources to work from, giving rise to a new, relatively subtle, 5.1 audio mix, as well as the original broadcast mono. There are also quite a few extras, and full commentaries; easily worth consideration for anyone who enjoys this true classic. Here's a good review, courtesy of DVD Outsider. (Sample Amazon links: US, UK)

The Lion King! It'll be the first time I've seen it on the big screen since its debut release (when I saw it about nine times, including at the Alhambra, a sadly missed classic movie house in the City) - is the 3D conversion worth bothering with, or should I plump for the original? I'm not vehemently - or even particularly - against the current wave of cinematic 3D, but I'm unsure as to how well such a conversion can be carried out against animation that was drawn with 2D in mind.

jessie_pup pointed out these natty bird-inspired shoes, by Kobi Levi. Are they not wonderful? ^_^

 
 
 
 
 
 
Mm, that's what I'm wary of - have you seen the new 3D translation? I'd like to find out how it strikes people who've known the original.

I'll very likely see it again in one form or another. ^_^ Might well be the 2D, unless someone can offer a fair argument for the new version. True, I saw it plenty of times while I was with the PS crew, and Rufus especially, but there's still some case to be made for a theatrical presentation. Ah, if only there were a real movie house around, along Parkway lines.. somewhere to really chill out.
I haven't been to a theater since Star Wars Episode 3 (Revenge of the Sith), I'm afraid! So yeah, it's a shame that my last memory to date of a theater is Darth Vader going "NOOOOOO!"
I really need to get around to seeing ep.3 someday. ^_^; It's not out of deliberately avoiding it - I managed to get through the first, and felt the second was really starting to gather pace. Indeed, it's the third where it all seems to come to a head, with the "birth" of Darth Vader.

As much as anything, it's simply that I've not really been watching many films of late - I always wind up preferring to check up on LJ, or poke my muzzle into SL, to the purely passive activity of filmwatching. That said, company changes things entirely - then, I can happily rewatch entire series - ask akira114. ^_^
I'm not much of a movie watcher either. I found myself putting on a dvd of series 3 of the original Transformers animated series last night, just to laugh at how crap it is. The nadir was when they went into a 'negative universe' and changed colors, with Wreck-Gar turning pink!

http://tfwiki.net/w2/images2/thumb/3/37/Newcolors_KillingJar.jpg/300px-Newcolors_KillingJar.jpg

I'm following your Twitter now, BTW! Nice to hear from you!