You know, as Armageddon goes, I'd have the give that one an "F". There wasn't even a nice dramatic thunderstorm.
That aside, I've had a rather busy few days and it's only Saturday so far.
Thursday evening I went with lena_supercat
to check out her public speaking club... thing. Which was actually kinda interesting, though I am undecided about actually joining
because LOL, the cost.
Friday involved a seminar thing for Uni, then drinks after with other student teachers at the school I was at to celebrate the end of block placementing, and then off to Fitzroy for the book launch of "Matthew Lang"'s
book The Secret of Talmor Manor
. Which, aside from getting books, a reading, and some signings, involved some music from a mini-orchestra, an art auction, and a drag queen as MC. As one does at a book launch.
But I do now have another book to add to my (now rather depleted) To Read pile. Which is all signed and lovely and everything. (Kisses to you, "Matthew".)
(There was also a jaunt in the middle to get something to eat in the city, which involved watching a whole bunch of Free Palestine protesters to take their protest into the middle of Melbourne Central. I also visited the place that sold Durian Strudel
, but wasn't game enough to try it. I have blueberry instead.)
And then today Mum sent me into the city to pick up her suitcase from Myers, since they were having a sale on luggage today. Which hey, allowed me to scope out books I can consider getting and also have dinner at a Japanese restaurant at the time the world was supposed to be ending. Unless practicing my skills at eating rice with chopsticks is a sign of the apocalypse, it all rather passed me by.
And that was that. Onto fannish stuff!
There is now a full trailer
for the upcoming FMA movie. And also official art
. Be nice if someone would translate the dialogue in that trailer, actually...
Oh, and speaking of pre-release publicity, we have the first picture for the next Nolan Batman film
. Featuring a rather buff Tom Hardy.
Actually, to get back to the books thing, before the 10% off thing at Book Depository is over, I think I might pick some stuff up. Anyone got any suggestions of some books I really need to read?