It kind of weirds me out that my last post here was me ranting about the movie adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time
. huh. Why I haven't written since then is beyond me, actually. I mean, I've been busy with school-type things and being in CT and then NYC and how that always stresses me out, like I must equaly parcel out the time between the two evenly. Though, clearly, I must just stop feeling guilty that I'm one place and not the other.
So, in a effort to create cheer (especially as lots of people I know have had a BAAAAD week. Fortunately not so much me) I bring you: a link, a fic, and a book.The Link:Pandora, from the Music Genome Project
is one of the coolest websites I've seen in a long time. Did you ever s it there while listening to a song you liked and think "wouldn't it be great to listen to other music like this?" Well, now you can. You tell them a particular song or artist, and they will compile (from their database of over 300,000 songs from more than 10,000 artists) music that shares commonalities in chord structure, tone, melody, etc. And then make a little radio station of it for you. Great for discovering new artists or links between old ones.The Fic:The Way Around, the Way Through (HP/Firefly; Remus, River, G)
. It's her most recent fic that works with these two lovely fandoms in a crossover (if you haven't go read A Million Light Years From Home
, which is heartbreakingly gorgeous as well) and really nails both River's voice and Remus. Not really happyfic, but hopeful towards the end.The Book:Summerland by Michael Chabon
tells the story of Ethan Feld, the worst little league ballplayer in the history of Clam Island, Washington. This tragedy is compounded by the fact that on Clam Island, baseball is a way of life, aided by the fact that the tip of the island is perpetually sunny all summer long (the locals call it Summerland). Yet rain has started to fall in Summerland, and Ethan joins a ridiculously fantastical group of almost-heroes (including a female Sasquatch and a ferisher, or fairy) to save all the worlds from the terrible Coyote. While this is a book for young readers, I'm really enjoying the mix of cultural history, baseball legends and fantasy that Chabon is creating. I haven't finished it yet, but I definitely recommend picking it up and giving it a shot (I borrowed it from the library).alemara
, I should be done with your chapter by tonight, so I will send it along, yes? And I most likely will get to help edit Younger Sister's thesis as well, as it's due tomorrow. Yikes.
Hope everyone's enjoying the sunshine (if you're on my part of the globe, that is).