Wednesday, 28 January 2009

Book lists

Through the power of the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) I have found the Guardians list of 1,000 books you should read before you die.

I find that even in the Science Fiction and Fantasy I have read only a few of them... should I be worried, should I get the list and starting at A make sure I read them all... and quickly. Or should I just sit back and laugh that a) someone(s) made this list, b) there might actually be someone out there who has read The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides and Tobacco Road by Erskine Caldwell.

Go have a look and choosing your favourite genre work out how many you have read... I worked out that for the Science Fiction and Fantasy I have read 10% of those listed. Mind you ticking Terry Pratchett's Disk World means I have read 20 billions books and counting! and they list that as 1... WTF. Also I have read other books by authors mentioned just not the one the list has...

I could also mention that once I like an author I tend to read as MUCH of that author as I can - sometimes forgoing other (just as good if not better) ones... but I guess them's the breaks and with book prices as they are in this country I think people will go out on a limb less and less and stick with what they know and like.


Tuesday, 27 January 2009

News Links

It's been a while but I cannot not share this with you all

Hungry snake discovers you are what you eat! Check it out - snake eats snake - snake escapes - all slither away...

By the by the Brown Snake pictured in this article is one nasty bugger - it WILL attack you given half a chance... the Red Belly is not as aggressive.

Cheers - remind me to tell you about the time I had an encounter with a large (6 foot) Red  Belly.... :)


Hey I got married on the weekend! I will link photo's as I get them up or place some here on the site for those interested... If you really need to see some friends have put a few on Facebook.

The day was PERFECT in every sense of the word. Anjel looked a MILLION dollars and her horse pranced in little princess herself. The sky was the clear with a slight breeze to keep us cool in the shade of the paperbarks. Everything was just as we wanted relaxed and easy with all of our own little touches to keep it true to us.

I am so happy right now. WooT

One very big picture

Follow this link for a HUGE picture of the presidential thingy the US just had...

There should be more of this...

Sunday, 18 January 2009

Stephen Fry

OK is this the best day ever!! Stephen Fry personally replied to me in Twitter!

And I had the best BUCK's night ever!  Shots of Alcohol and all! BRILLIANT!!!

I am also drunk which is good too

Sunday, 4 January 2009

New Doctor - let the games begin

Follow link to see the new Doctor...

Quote from Mr Matt Smith below

"I'm just so excited about the journey that is in front of me. It's a wonderful privilege and challenge that I hope I will thrive on," Smith said.

"The challenge for me is to do justice to the show's illustrious past, my predecessors and, most importantly, to those who watch it. I really cannot wait."

Don't know much about him which could be a good thing no pressure for the guy to be something he was already - a little like David Tennant was mostly unknown in the main stream but a brilliant actor!

Now that we know who it is, how will it happen??

Saturday, 3 January 2009

What DnD Character am I?

I am a little surprised by this - well in that I have never even played the Class I got! but it is based on ME not a fantasy so I am hip with that. Give it a go I'ld be interested in what other people get!

I Am A: Lawful Good Human Sorcerer (5th Level)

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Lawful Good A lawful good character acts as a good person is expected or required to act. He combines a commitment to oppose evil with the discipline to fight relentlessly. He tells the truth, keeps his word, helps those in need, and speaks out against injustice. A lawful good character hates to see the guilty go unpunished. Lawful good is the best alignment you can be because it combines honor and compassion. However, lawful good can be a dangerous alignment because it restricts freedom and criminalizes self-interest.

Humans are the most adaptable of the common races. Short generations and a penchant for migration and conquest have made them physically diverse as well. Humans are often unorthodox in their dress, sporting unusual hairstyles, fanciful clothes, tattoos, and the like.

Sorcerers are arcane spellcasters who manipulate magic energy with imagination and talent rather than studious discipline. They have no books, no mentors, no theories just raw power that they direct at will. Sorcerers know fewer spells than wizards do and acquire them more slowly, but they can cast individual spells more often and have no need to prepare their incantations ahead of time. Also unlike wizards, sorcerers cannot specialize in a school of magic. Since sorcerers gain their powers without undergoing the years of rigorous study that wizards go through, they have more time to learn fighting skills and are proficient with simple weapons. Charisma is very important for sorcerers; the higher their value in this ability, the higher the spell level they can cast.

Find out What Kind of Dungeons and Dragons Character Would You Be?, courtesy of Easydamus (e-mail)