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January 13th, 2012

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10:29 pm - The fandom flail is still rather less than I had expected
So, today it is Friday the 13th. Somehow this fact managed to escape my notice until yesterday, when someone else pointed it out to me.

And speaking of yesterday, ended up going out for drinks for Ollie's birthday with what ended up being a rather large turn out. So there ended up being a whole mob of us at the Asian bar, having pizza for dinner, as one does. (Okay, the pizzas were cheap for a while).

The bar also had Ladies Night, which meant $1 glasses of champagne for women (or men who dressed as women, as the sign pointed out).

Yeah, lots of cheap champagne happened. Also, some guy tried to talk me into having a threesome with him.

Ah, social life.

Incidentally: if any other Melbourne types have plans for anything coming up, can they please not be for the 21st of January? Everyone keeps sending me invites to things on that day, which means I have to turn down lots of things I'd want to do.

On the anime side of things, I see that Code Geass fandom has got a bit of flailing going on because TPTB have finally gotten off their arses and announce details of the new projects. Well, we still don't know whether that Akito thing is an OVA or TV series, and to be honest the trailer didn't really instantly grab me, so we shall wait and see.

On the other hand, after all my flailing we will finally get that Geass Musical I was hoping for, which fills me with great glee (Though some slight WTF at the all male cast). The Nunnally in Wonderland thing seems like it'll just make for some fun crack, there's some Knightmare related manga thing which I am less interested in. As for the supposed Geass movie remake, apparently having movies is the current big thing for popular anime series.

So, Code Geass attempting to become the next Gundam: Y/N?

And a few random links of things that have amused me lately:
- Is Draco Malfoy A Git? The transcription of a court case in which Malfoy is attempting to sue Ron Weasley for libel.

It so figures that when I was looking for decent HP fic a while back I couldn't find it, so naturally I stumble across this author completely by accident. This one-shot is a fun stand-alone fic (which has fun with the whole UK Libel Laws and how they don't apply to true statements). The rest of the author's fics are mostly in their own personal post-series (and mostly interview compliant) canon, and they have an interpretations I mostly enjoy - it manages to be different and creative without destroying everything I liked about canon. A personal fave is their WIP Strangers at Drakeshaugh, which can basically be summed up as "Harry and Ginny move to the country so their kids have space to play and can go to a Muggle school, as told from the perspective of a Muggle neighbour who makes friends with Ginny". I do love outsider perspectives on things.

And over on YouTube, I've found The Amazing Art that can be made with packing tape, and The Joy of Books, which really needs to be seen. Not only does it look great, imagining the work involved seems pretty mindblowing.

Also, The Page Turner, for those of you who like Rube Goldberg machines (like me).
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Date:January 13th, 2012 02:45 pm (UTC)
Yeah, lots of cheap champagne happened. Also, some guy tried to talk me into having a threesome with him.

This does sound like my kind of party! Social life, eh?
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Date:January 13th, 2012 03:21 pm (UTC)
It was entertaining when he first made the suggestion, but when he just would not let up on asking even after everyone else had lost interested, it started to come off as mildly skeevy.
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Date:January 13th, 2012 03:30 pm (UTC)
That's a shame. Even as a drunken party perv, one should know when to stop.
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Date:January 13th, 2012 04:16 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I had rather liked him before that.
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Date:January 15th, 2012 09:20 am (UTC)
There's going to be a Geass movie remake?? Please tell me it's a NOT a live-action film because the mental images coming from that are just making me laugh (or want to cover my face in horror)

The trailer for Akito didn't do much for me either. I am, however, excited to hear MiyuMiyu in the lead role.
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Date:January 15th, 2012 09:52 am (UTC)
Well, supposedly, but we have very little information on that at the moment, so who knows?

I just miss the music and bright colours of first!Geass. It looks so... brown.

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