Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Monday, December 24, 2012
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Monday, December 3, 2012
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Sunday, November 11, 2012
I'm not sure about this. It could be an awesome, thrilling movie, but I'm not sure it will resemble the book its named after. I read the book last year and I remember thinking that it was really a dozen or so disparate stories of survival, with no constant thread except the zombie apocalypse. Even the one continuous character, the narrator, was largely unknown and unheard. He was just there to introduce the survivors. The character didn't have much of his own personality, I thought.
When I first heard there was going to be a movie based on it, I remember thinking "How?" How are they going to wrangle all of these uncommon components? But maybe they have. They probably did have to change the structure of the story and develop the narrator's character. Here's hoping they did a good job.
Oh, and The Killing Lady! Mireille Enos. It's nice to see her! Thank you to io9 for the link.
This looks like it could be really good! It seems more of a Frankenstein-type story.
Also, if you ever watched About a Boy, I would like for you to keep in mind that this is the kid from that movie. Yes, this is the kid that brazenly, badly cracked out "Killing Me Softly" on stage with Hugh Grant.
Heh. It would have been cute if they'd named the movie "Killing Me Softly".
Thank you to io9 for the video.
Saturday, November 10, 2012
The Firefly cast talks about the episodes they would have liked to have seen. Also, The Science Channel is airing their special, Firefly: Browncoats Unite, Sunday. I wish I had the Science channel. Maybe I'll be able to see it on On Demand anyway.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Saturday, October 27, 2012
"Live News Feed" by Black Forest Fire
Album: Transit Of Venus
Release date: November 13, 2012
Label: Sedimental Records
Thanks to Team Clermont for the link.
The Mary Sue interviewed one of the writers for the TV show Game of Thrones, Bryan Cogman, about his book Inside HBO’s Game of Thrones.
This can go under TV and movies. Kit Harrington, who plays Jon Snow in Games of Thrones, talks about working with Ciaran Hinds as Mance Rayder and he talks about Silent Hill: Revelation 3D, which just hit theatres.
Community has an interactive Halloween game. It’s shameful that this show is not back on TV yet.
Showtime has renewed Homeland for a third season!
Laurie Metcalfe, Roseanne’s TV sister and Sheldon’s TV mom, is going to be on a new TV show.
Ryan Cartwright is coming to The Big Bang Theory
Seth Green is gonna be on How I Met Your Mother! Willow and Oz! Willow and Oz!
The Los Angeles Times didn’t take too well to Mockingbird Lane.
Entertainment Weekly had a nice article on Arrested Development in their reunions issue. This is the picture they took for it.
I read this article on ABC Family’s new show Continuing Fred.
The Following, the Kevin Bacon thriller, starts mid-season.
A book of maps for Westeros is coming out! That’s Game of Thrones, if you’re not cool enough to know.
Good and bad news. Matthew Vaughn, the director of X-Men: First Class, will not be directing the second First Class movie. That sounds very confusing. Guess who might be, though? Brett Ratner, who did the first two wonderful X-Men movies. Yay!
This could go under books and movies. Also sadness. Apparently Isaac Asimov was so mad at being held up in traffic due to Ghostbusters filming, he yelled at Dan Aykroyd. That’s just mean.
Revolution SF has an article on SHIELD and a character headlining it. Hint: It’s one we didn’t think was gonna headlines anything anymore. RevSF also gives us reasons why the show may not be awesome.
More SHIELD news: Ming-Na, no stranger to science fiction TV, is going to be on SHIELD, too. She was previously on Stargate Universe and Eureka. I didn’t make this connection, but according to her Wikipedia article, her character in Eureka had the same last name as her - Wen.
Also apparently Gary Mitchel has never seen Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. I do not understand this. This is stranger than anything in scifi.
The Mary Sue has an article about a worldwide internet downfall yesterday.
A 14-year old girl is rebuilding a car for her 16th birthday.
This goes under both science and technology. The Royal Society called for a mass edit of Wikipedia to add and flesh out entries relating to women scientists. This was in honor of Ada Lovelace day. They evencreated a Wikipedia entry for the edit-a-thon. Now that’s being thorough.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Saturday, October 13, 2012
This is a tiny reminder: If you'd like to listen to my short story podcast, it's here.
Mike Doughty, “Strike the Motion” (Live from KUT). The link to the video and .mp3 download are here.
The London Underground is getting strange signs. Pranksters are posting fake signs.
The Daily Mail article
There’s a Facebook page. Stickers on the Central Line Facebook
Blastr has a list of Fifteen stories you should read after you’re read all of Lovecraft and want something similar.
Technology and culture
Stan Lee media sues Disney for 5.5 million.
Kickstarter U.K. is a thing now. A little plug here--the Beer show and magazine I contribute to, Southern Beer Review, is on Kickstarter. They want to raise money to buy good equipment.
Television and Movies
Psych has a start date. It’s not until February 27th. That makes me sad.
Ridley Scott talks about Blade Runner 2. I put the video on my blog. He seems to let slip the answer to a very important question from the first movie. Don’t watch if you don’t want to know!
TVLine.com has a list of web series they recommend. I’ve been a fan of The Guild for years, and I’m so happy it’s back for a sixth season.
Blastr has an article about John Barrowman from Torchwood joining Arrow.
Watch the first five minutes of American Horror Story, Asylum. It premieres Wednesday the 17th.
Mockingbird Lane, the proposed remake of The Munsters, is going to be a special instead of a full series.
Blastr wrote an article on a Kickstarter project to complete the film Science Fiction Land.
Zombies get people's attention. This is a pretty good video. The graphics are nice. Some people knock using zombies in public service messages, but I understand that people (especially younger people) don't pay attention unless they want to. This might make them want to. The CDC has done something similar.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
TVLine has a list of characters for Joss Whedon's new show S.H.I.E.D. If you have to ask what that is, then go Google and then come back. The article also states that Joss Whedon will be co-writing the series with his brother Jed and sister-in-law Maurissa Tancharoen. I didn't remember this, but Maurissa Tancharoen was Groupie No. 1 in Dr. Horrible's Sing-A-Long Blog! Okay, you can go back to protecting the world, now.
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Cerulean's Love of Pop Culture, Episode 16, In which I create the word "utteration" and say "alternate history" when I mean "alternate future".
Note: The last segment of the podcast is of significantly lower volume than the rest. I recorded it in a different room on a different surface.
This is what I discuss:
A spoilery review of Last Resort (also from Io9)
Nice review for Looper.
Annalee Newitz from IO9 loves Person of Interest! It is worth loving.
TV.com has compiled a list of season premieres
The World's End
Jason Katims to direct half-hour comedy based on the movie About a Boy (I think my discussion of this got lost in the editing fiasco.)
The Next Generation is 25 years old.
25 little known Next Generation facts
New Scifi bookstore in Brooklyn. No, I'm nowhere near Brooklyn. I think this also got lost in the editing terror of 2012.
I don't think I talked about this, but this is one odd story. The doctors who did this are amazing.
Tyler Butler, "Morana"
Download the song at his label's Soundcloud page
Monday, September 24, 2012
Sunday, September 16, 2012
In this episode I talk about my first short story podcast.
I talk about my novel and the Southern Beer Review show.
We plan to go to Universal for Halloween Horror Nights and the Harry Potter world. Any other suggestions?
Halfway through my boyfriend woke up, and apparently sounds from the kitchen carry very well.
The new fall season has started. I thought Revolution was meh. Ben and Kate was trying a little too hard, but I love Lucy Punch. I want to like The Mindy Project because I'm fond of Mindy Kaling and some of the other actors on the show.
How I Met Your Mother cheat sheet.
Big Bang Theory trailer.
Creative Emmy winners
Arrested Development casting news.
I put the video for the Psych Comic-Con panel on the blog.
The music I use in this episode is Benjamin Francis Leftwich, "Swim Until You Can't See Land" (Frightened Rabbit cover). You may listen to it here or download his EP at his site.
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Friday, September 14, 2012
Monday, September 10, 2012
Saturday, September 8, 2012
You said that William Shatner is making a documentary about my show? Yippee!!!
TrekWeb quotes William Shatner as saying: "[A Xena convention] is a love fest. It is an embracing of like-minded people. That’s what I discovered. I am editing it right now and it is a fascinating documentary."
I usually don't post videos with a commercial in front, but I'm making an exception for this video. I do love Amanda Palmer. She's so intense—I'm exhausted after watching this video.
If anyone has a problem with mild gore, I would suggest not watching this video!
I wonder if she and Neil Gaiman had a conversation after he heard this song. This is my imagining of that conversation:
Neil: Uh...so...that song...
Amanda: Oh, don't get all 'Delirium' on me. It's a fictional song about a fictional person.
Neil (backing away): Uh...okay...just checking...
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
The Podcast track had a panel called Podcasting Authors Roundtable with T. Morris Scott Sigler, Gail Z. Martin, Phillipa Ballantine and Christiana Ellis. I mispronounced Phillipa's name.
I have post-Dragon*Con fatigue and confusion, by the way.
The Sword and Laser podcast and videocast recorded as part of the Podcast track with Veronica Belmont, Tom Merritt and their guest R.A. Salvatore. Website
RevCast also recorded as part of the Podcast track. Revcast is a part of the Revolution SF website, based out of Atlanta. It was with Gary Mitchel, Michael Faulkner, James Palmer. I've been going to that site for years. Website (Also related: Chronic Rift and James Palmer)
The Vaginal Fantasy Goodreads group and videocast had a panel with Veronica Belmont, Felicia Day, and Kiala Kazabee. Yes, this too was part of the Podcasting track. Hey give me a break. One day I want to get good at podcasting! Website Hangout
TWIT Tech News Today had a panel with Tom Merritt, guest Veronica Belmont, Randal Schwartz, Jonathan Strickland and Brian Brushwood (Podcast track). Website
The X-Track panel for Warehouse 13 had show writer Deric A. Hughes. He co-wrote the webisodes and cowrote some of the episodes.Leigh Bennett-Conner is the track director.
The Space track had the panel To Boldly go where? On the panel were A.C. Charania, Kim Steadman (JPL), Mika McKinnon and Stephen Fleming.
Hobbit Secrets Revealed from theOneRing.net . Tor.com did a better job than me of documenting the panel.
I attended the Magnificient Men of Science Fiction panel with Gary Kim Hayes, Timothy Zahn, A. J. Hartley.
The Horror and Dark fantasy track had a True Blood panel with Joe Mangiello, Sam Trammell, Nelsan Ellis and Carrie Preston.
The American Scifi Classics track had Stump the Geek. I won a t-shirt, and I didn't get Hulked! Joe Crowe hosted.
The American Scifi and Fantasy Media track had a Game of thrones discussion.
I Watched part of the simulcast of the Hugo awards.
Short film "Loom" by Luke Scott. Watch it here.
Walking Dead spoilers
Watch the pilot episode of Revolution
Music: Riot Act Media sent me the mp3 for "Descent" from The Album Leaf's new EP FORWARD/RETURN.
Michael Clarke Duncan has passed on. I really liked The Finder. I'm sad that he's gone, but he left on a fine note.
Monday, August 20, 2012
Sunday, August 19, 2012
I talk about:
TV and movies
Beautiful portraits of a Game of Thrones cast members
(Note: I talked about the first episode of Warehouse 13, but I realized afterward that it's kind of spoilery if you haven't seen that episode).
Richard Dean Anderson, Macguyver, new Mercedes Benz spokesperson.
Music: Little Dragon, "Ritual Union" mp3 courtesy of KEXP
Peter Wolf Crier "Settling It Off" mp3 courtesy of his label
David Duchovny explains why he thinks the most recent X-Files movie didn't do well, and states he'd be game for a third.
Man, I loved The Dark Knight Rises. Joseph Gordon Levitt talks with Jimmy Kimmel about his role in the movie, and also about guesting on Sesame Street.
Pictures from Season 2 Fringe. Also, John Noble is back to work!
Monday, August 6, 2012
Sunday, August 5, 2012
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Saturday, June 30, 2012
I created a website, purchased the domain name and enabled email services. I did this all on my own, with help from Squarespace. I'm not a coder, but I can implement code tags and I can WYSIWYG with the best of them.
Lola's Writing Website
Lola's Writing Website Email Address
Bill Nye's Website
(Thank you to The Mary Sue for posting one of these videos)
Sunday, June 24, 2012
The site posted illustrations from Pixar illustrator Josh Cooley depicting well-known scenes from R-rated movies as children's pictures. It is wonderful.
The renewed search for artifacts pertaining to what happened to Amelia Earhart inspired part of the book I wrote. It doesn't have to do with Amelia Earhart specifically, but I incorporate aircraft salvage as a plot point. I don't try to make the section about anything as specific as a historically relevant wreckage. Instead, it's about a research team that finds something very different.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Monday, May 21, 2012
Sunday, May 20, 2012
I'll try to work on my blog some during the week. I did post a song on my music blog.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Sunday, May 6, 2012
In this episode, I talk about:
The progress of my novel (67,788 words so far!)
Big Bang Theory (sorry for the static)
Free Comic Book Day
Gumbo Ya Ya's cajun food
Magic Hat's seasonal beer Elderberry
Daily's frozen mojitos and margaritas, and Mike's hard margaritas
I play these songs:
North Highlands, "Steady Steady" (Available for download from their Bandcamp site) Steel Phantoms, "Floodlight" (Downloadable from AOL Spinner)
Sunday, April 22, 2012
I recorded a podcast episode tonight. You may download it, get it as a podcast using the RSS feed, or stream it using the player below.
I didn't give this episode a number because my boyfriend, Clint, who's been my co-host recently, was asleep. I wanted to jump on my sudden desire to podcast, so I recorded this. I don't know why I've faded recently. I really love podcasting. It makes me feel connected to the world. I'm going to try to be better.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Twitter tweets on toilet paper.
Huffington Post article