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"They exchange a smouldering look..."

My company doesn't just do subtitling for deaf viewers, it also does signing and a relatively new form of access service, audio description for the blind, which is someone telling you what's going on when there's no dialogue. "Tracy catches Alex's eye and they smirk knowingly", that sort of thing.

And we all know one of the first types of media that always takes up new ideas and technology, don't we? I just read a Wired article about audio-described porn. Amateur porn audio-described by amateurs, no less, in an open-source fashion. Yes, YOU can go and audio-describe some porn for the benefit of the sight impaired community. (Direct link to porn, for those who don't want to go through the tedious article-reading business first.)

I haven't read the comics, but Diesel Sweeties has some awesome robot, geek and meta t-shirts, so I might have a look. I'm very tempted by "I'm not going to waste my time debating with you. ..Does this look like the internet?" one, and also "It's fun to use learning for evil".

There's a "Michael Ball at the Proms" concert on BBC Four tonight. I subtitled some of it, and thoroughly enjoyed it, enough that I might watch the rest. I'm not sure how embarrassed to feel about this...it's probably my parents' fault, since I distinctly remember buying my mum the 7-inch of Love Changes Everything for her birthday over 20 years ago. Of course, the other thing I might watch on TV tonight is the Masters from Augusta (er, golf), which is definitely my parents' fault. Or I could just watch more of my QI DVD.

I ordered stuff from Tesco home delivery for the first time, and it got delivered tonight - I'm very impressed. They had everything on my list, they turned up bang in the middle of the two-hour window I'd chosen, and now I have vast quantities of Lucozade Sport and cleaning products and Mayan Mystica Magnums. Which are beautiful (cinnamon, nutmeg, honey, ice cream, chocolate....mmmmm....) but with a wanky name and Eva Longoria all over their ad campaign. Which I hadn't seen till now.


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Apr. 11th, 2008 08:59 pm (UTC)
"They exchange a smouldering look..."

Is this related to the Tesco delivery? ;)
Apr. 11th, 2008 09:01 pm (UTC)
*looks innocent* Um...

I mean, no! He was far too young for me! No smouldering! FAR TOO YOUNG, I TELL YOU. But cute.
Apr. 11th, 2008 09:00 pm (UTC)
You do realise that we are all now wondering if they do pr0n in Braille, don't you?
Apr. 11th, 2008 09:02 pm (UTC)
It was an intriguing thought, until I suddenly had visions of the Feel The Sportsman round from They Think It's All Over. Rory McGrath touching up minor darts players is somehow less than erotic.
Apr. 11th, 2008 09:22 pm (UTC)
Never mind the darts players, Rory McGrath alone is quite the passion-killer, whatever your sexual preference. Blind people deserve better.
Apr. 11th, 2008 11:18 pm (UTC)
It's not quite porn, but you can obtain Playboy in Braille. It was one of the publications produced as part of the Library of Congress braille translation program.
Apr. 11th, 2008 11:47 pm (UTC)
Where else would you keep porm but the Library of congress ?
Apr. 12th, 2008 09:02 am (UTC)
Well I'm not 100% certain about the library of congress, but the British Library archives a copy of every magazine publication, so presumably has a fair collection.
Apr. 12th, 2008 09:56 am (UTC)
Ha! It took me far too long to get that.
Apr. 12th, 2008 09:55 am (UTC)

Are the photos in Braille, or just the articles? I must know. *goes to research*
Apr. 14th, 2008 06:22 pm (UTC)
Are the photos in Braille...?

Apr. 12th, 2008 12:58 am (UTC)
I feel I should apologise for corrupting you into the evil of the supermarkets. I was amused that you managed to find the laziest method possible to be corrupted, I just got to take advantage of that in Dark Heresy somehow :p
Apr. 12th, 2008 09:57 am (UTC)
Oh, it wasn't all your fault - someone at work introduced me to quidco.com where you can earn money for buying stuff online, so that combined with the Tesco visit did it :D
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