Friday, February 18, 2011

Cool & Uncool Stuff

One amazing trailer below.  Possibly the coolest video game trailer I have ever seen.  Even if you don't play video games you should watch this.  Beautiful, tragic, awesome.  I've never seen nothing like it in this format before.  Original article here.

Two perspectives of the same game.  Same thing as above but told in reverse.  I think I prefer the first one, but dang, they're both powerful trailers.  I may have to check this out some time.


Three times have I submitted short stories now, and thrice have I been rejected.

Four big events on the horizon.  I'm going to see Pat Rothfuss in Lexington on March 11, which is quite exciting.  I'm going to be going to see the Decemberists in concert April 26 in Louisville.  Super excited about this.  I'm also going to see Joe Purdy again, in Nashville, June 8.  I'm going to see my daughter by June 30.  Ultimate excitement levels for this one.

Eleven is the Chapter Borders has filed.  This has long been my favorite book chain to visit.  Now it's closing a large chunk of its stores, one of them being the one nearest me.  What a pity.

Seven rings were there for the Dwarf lords in their halls of stone.  Apparently there was a Lord of the Rings re-telling from Mordor's perspective written in 1999 to somewhat high praise.  Originally published in Russian, it's just now making its way into English.  You can download the novel as a PDF for free from here, the apparent translator.  You can read the article here if you're curious.  I think I may give it a go, just not sure when I'll find time.

Eight tracks on the new Radiohead album, The King of Limbs.  Out of nowhere the band announces their new album is available for order (here) and as an immediate download today (a day earlier than previously mentioned), though the actual release date for physical material is still a few months away...  I've never been disappointed in a Radiohead album, so this'll likely grow to be fantastic.  I've only listened to it once through, but as a first impression, sounds like Radiohead.

Five endings for this post.  So long.  Adios.  Farewell.  Goodnight.  Later on.

End Note: In case anyone inferred from yesterday's post that I am an awesome, super Christian, let me assure you that I in no way meant to imply that.  Like Paul, I consider myself the worst of sinners and nowhere near the level I need to be.  SO, in short, that post was written as much for me as for anyone else.


Anonymous said...

3--curious who you've submitted to.


8--was very excited to hear about this album. we've yet to be disappointed as well.


Bill said...

I'm curious as to any significance to the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 11, 7, 8, 5.

They don't seem as exciting as 4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42.

Paula Titus said...

Creative! I heard about Borders closing - I hate that. Fun post :)

David Wagner said...

Saw that trailer yesterday as well. VERY nicely done. Not sure about the game yet, but the trailer is top notch.

Here's an odd one: Rothfuss is coming here to San Diego, but I'm not sure I'm going to go see him again. I'll certainly buy the new book the day it is available, and begin to messily devour it, but for some reason, I feel no real need to go get it signed.

LOTR from Mordor's perspective, eh? That may be too good to pass up. Thanks for the link.

You super Christian you!

logankstewart said...

@L: Um, Apex was the most recent, and I've submitted to Strange Horizons before, too. I can't remember the other; I'll have to look into that.


@Paula: Aye, it fills my heart with sadness...

@Dave: What?! You better go see the Man! You'll regret it later if you don't. My crystal ball tells me this is true. (PS: Super Christians don't have to use crystal balls...;)

ibeeeg said...

Oh so cool...Radiohead. Thanks for pointing out that they have new release. Although, I am a bit frustrated not being able to hear some samples. I guess I have become too accustom to samples; once this was not the case. So you downloaded it? like it? I am so tempted.

logankstewart said...

@ibeeeg: You can go to youtube and watch the music video for "Lotus Flower," which is off the new album. I've listened to it several times and it grows on me more and more with each listen through. Truly, though, I love almost everything Radiohead's ever released, so my opinion may be biased.

Carl V. said...

Interesting game! Very cool concept for the trailer.

I read about the LOTR book a week or so ago. Don't think I could read it. I'm too much of a Tolkien disciple to read anything else expanding on his work in any way. I'm weird that way, I know. Don't hate me because of my peculiarities. :)

logankstewart said...

@Carl: I know this book is not endorsed by the Tolkien estates, but I can't help but be fascinated by it. I suppose it's just one mammoth piece of fan-fiction, but still, a very cool idea.

Carl V. said...

Oh, I understand and don't get me wrong. I don't begrudge anyone for wanting to read it and it might be really good. I'm not a purest on many things, but, at least at this point in my Tolkien fanaticism, I am not really interested in reading anything written with his characters or stories beyond what has been done by Peter Jackson and crew (see I'm a hypocrite too!) :)