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  • Via white_hart, there are painted baby elephants all over Norwich. Look! There's one with a Tardis on its back, photo number 21. Hee. It's all gone a bit Discworld.
  • This year's Hugo award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form went to Steven Moffat's Doctor Who ep Blink. Three in a row! La Moff FTW. Heroes season 1 got second place in the Long Form category, after Stardust.
  • The other notable winner was Scalzi getting Best Fan Writer - notable mostly, of course, because he's not Dave Langford, who's won every year since 1989...
  • Full Hugos breakdown here. (pdf)
  • The new Watchmen posters are very pretty.
  • There are floods all over Fife due to torrential rain. It's AUGUST. FFS.
  • theyorkshergob is having Blog Awards - everyone else is, so why not? Go, nominate, pimp.

And Things:

  • WTF, Russia? I wasn't expecting the next crisis to come from there...
  • I read So You Want To Be A Wizard by Diane Duane, having heard good things about the Young Wizards series. WHY DID I NOT READ THESE BEFORE? I now have the next, um, nine or ten books in the series in my Amazon basket, and am just waiting till payday (bonus!!) to get them. (They're cheap - £3.50 each rather than £8 or whatever the going rate for a paperback is now.) Also must read other Duane series.
  • Talking of bonus - PS3 or Wii? Argh, the decisions... Wii Fit is very very tempting, though.
  • At the karaoke I can hear, someone is ACTUALLY SINGING Donald Where's Your Troosers. Again I say, WTF?


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Aug. 10th, 2008 07:27 pm (UTC)
If you opt for PS3, I can highly recommend Eden (fiver from the PS3 online store), which has had me totally hooked all weekend.

I'm dithering about getting a Wii mostly for the Wii Fit, I have to admit...
Aug. 10th, 2008 07:32 pm (UTC)
I love my Wii Fit. I highly recommend it.
Aug. 10th, 2008 07:33 pm (UTC)
I'm trying very hard to convince myself I don't need both, heh.
Aug. 10th, 2008 07:37 pm (UTC)
I say go for the Wii.
Aug. 10th, 2008 07:54 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I'm definitely more and more tempted by the Wii.
Aug. 11th, 2008 06:13 pm (UTC)
The only thing I would say is that it can get tiring XD
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Aug. 10th, 2008 07:55 pm (UTC)
Mwahahaha. Well, there might be some Americans who've never heard it, and who am I to deprive them?

And ah yes, I was coming back to nominate after I'd thought about it. My blog reading outside LJ is pretty low these days, though there are plenty of LJers I can nominate...
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Aug. 10th, 2008 08:08 pm (UTC)
You have the POWAH!

In a worrying chain of logic, I now need to go and make pizza for dinner, because of this icon.
Aug. 10th, 2008 08:00 pm (UTC)
Surely Dave Langford had won every year since 1889? It certainly seems that way...
Aug. 10th, 2008 08:02 pm (UTC)
"ZOMG, Scalzi won the Langford Award!"

Edited at 2008-08-10 08:04 pm (UTC)
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Aug. 13th, 2008 12:01 am (UTC)
ARGH! Decisions, decisions. The PS3 allows you to have some great new games like the already-discussed (and probably extremely pretty) Soul Calibur 4, but the Wii is a great all-round entertainment system and you can use it to get fit. I'd be as indecisive as you, trust me! :)
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