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The Grauniad has some quite gorgeous photography on display, in a photo feature, "Britain's 10 most scenic rail journeys". And yes, loganberrybunny, the Heart of Wales line is amongst them. ^_^

Name all the comic characters referenced in this poster for The Lakes International Comic Art Festival, and you can win a copy signed by Bryan Talbot, and the festival's mug.

If you'd like to see Made in Dagenham, which I mentioned the other day, BBC 2/HD will be showing it on Mar 9, at 9pm, with a commentary of sorts on Twitter, via @BBCFilms, and the hashtag #bbc2mid, hosted by the director and composer. (Bit of a run-on, but I think I got away with it..)

Now, this is really rather a nifty project. ^_^ In 1998, when the person in question was 11, she drew a 200-page encyclopedia of catgirls. Now, she's redrawing all of them, with professional polish. It's a positive gem of retrospection. Say hi to The Big Book of Cats.

Here's a very simple means of helping depress the profits of the likes of Coca-Cola, even if you don't drink any of their stuff. (Why? As the first panel notes, they, Schweppes, and Lion challenged the Northern Teritory's recycling scheme, and won)

A rather fine refutation of climate change denialism, specifically the cherry-picking of data - in this case, the claim that the US has, in the past fifteen years, seen a drop in temperatures. Which, if you look at the graph they show, does indeed appear to be a reasonable conclusion - right up to the point where you see all the other points leading up to their excerpt, plus the one following.

We saw the sun this week! And I'm pleased I managed to hop along to my usual (well, not so usual now, though hopefully that'll change with the gradual emergence of Spring) spot, as I actually caught a shot I'm pleased with. ^_^ I was wandering up from my new location thereabouts, along a secluded footpath, and surprised two rabbits taking advantage of the pleasant weather in an adjacent field. One scooted fairly quickly, briefly coming toward me - the other, meanwhile, examined me awhile. (And this has even hit Flickr Explore!) And as the original's not cropped all that much, I'm quite curious to see how it might work as a poster - it feels like an image that would benefit from some real physical area, making the setting feel a little more real, less of a portal.

 
 
 
 
 
 
Oh, I saw that poster on Twitter - brilliant. And the catgirl blog is amazing - thank you for that!
It's going to be fiendishly difficult to identify them all, ne? I suspect most entries will be the product of some minds being put together. ^_^;

I hadn't originally thought much about doing so, but, I'm sorta loosely beginning to ponder the possibility of attending. It's in a beautiful part of the country, after all, on the SE edge of the Lake District, and the guest list does include folk like the Talbots, Mike Wagner, and Carlos Ezquerra.

It's quite an inspired concept, revisiting your own work from long ago - like the completion of an earlier dream. The closest I can claim to having done so was when a teacher in one of my early schools (we've always moved around quite a bit) read from a book each week, Paul Gallico's "Jennie", about a boy who suddenly finds himself to be a cat, with Jennie responsible for introducing him to his new life. But, the summer holidays got in the way, and we may have moved away in the meantime - so, for something like fifteen years, I had an open chapter in my mind. One day, I stumbled upon a copy of it, and was finally able to complete that journey. ^_^
There's 'The Carpet People', which used to feature the byline 'by Terry Pratchett aged 14 and 44', or similar. Got it published as a mere stripling, made it better with hindsight.
"This book had two authors, and they were both the same person."

I think I'll have to give this a try. ^_^ Mind, I really first need to start reading again - I've been stalled for months. *sigh* No special reason, more simply that it often doesn't come to mind until the housemate and I are chatting, or when I'm about to head to sleep. (Same, I suppose, can be said of SL - I always enjoy myself in-world, yet I seldom seem to remember)

(I wonder if my mother still has any of my old school writing.. possibly, though I think the one I'm thinking of vanished way back. I don't even remember much about it, beyond that it was something of a slice-of-life tale set a century or so hence, with a visit to an antigravity "pool" involved, where you could just enjoy "swimming" around with no water involved, in three dimensions)
I want to swim in an antigravity pool!!

Somewhere I still have the children's sci-fi comedy I started in the sixth form, starring an anthroporphic cat...

Edited at 2013-03-07 05:09 pm (UTC)
Ah, last summer I'd seen the railroad to Oban on the west coast of Scotland. Maybe not the most scenic, but definetely high up in the list. Generally, everything is breathtaking in Scotland, lovely place. If only the weather matched that natural splendor...

I must confess, I am a mean croco...whenever I see bunnies I think of lunch *blush*
Oh, I am a bunny, and I think of lunch all the time. =:P
I am not a bunny, but I would have lunch with one.
Better than having a lunch of one, in my humble opinion.

(XYZZY? As in Plugh? My goodness.)
Fee, let's not plugh any plovers right now.

(Yeah, I decided to immortalize my love of text adventures right there in my name. I imagine in an alternate universe my username would've been FrotzGnusto, which sounds like some kind of magic-based two-fisted detective.)
The thing is that if you had said after the end of 2008 or 2009 that the USA has had a cooling trend over the then-past 10 years, a statistical analysis over the past 10 years of data at that time would have borne you out. But not every 10-year period in history at every individual location on Earth has to have a steeply positive temperature trend for the AGW thesis to be correct. However, even if you do look at the globally averaged temperatures over the past 10 years now, and you do include the past year, the temperature trend is flat, and it looks a little odd when you compare it to the steep rise from about 1975-2005. There has to be some good explanation for this apparent plateauing lately. I have heard a few explanations that might contribute a little bit towards it, but I haven't heard any really convincing comprehensive explanation yet that ties it all together in a satisfying manner. Maybe it is still too soon...

Edited at 2013-03-07 07:16 pm (UTC)