Jeremy Dennis is Jeremy Day (cleanskies) wrote,
Jeremy Dennis is Jeremy Day
cleanskies

  • Music:

pirates, dice animation, robots, superheroes and spam

Saw Pirates at World's End last night. Opposite (and usually unaligned) ends of my friendslist are voicing aggravation, but I liked it. I can cope with the plank-on-plank action from the romantic leads, I don't especially care about the constantly collapsing timeline, plotline and rules of reality, and I'm prepared to forgive a lot for such a fantastically dreadful set of pirate colours and Widow Ching in all her terrifying glory. At the same time I can see how it would suffer the usual problems of magic realism; fictional world not sufficiently defined for the genre fans, and the people who like realism being perpetually poked in the eye by the magic comparative mythology.

Ooooh! Tiny robots made of trash!.

I am a reality TV hatr but Who Wants to be a Superhero? is weirdly compelling. I finally twigged why yesterday; in it, characters are encouraged to be law-abiding, kind, brave, determined, and, well -- heroic. It's almost the antithesis of the regular reality show. After every task, a holographic Stan Lee head pops up on the nearest blackberry/TV/billboard and starts deconstructing their behaviour according to justice, virtue, self-sacrifice and consideration for others. While chortling. It's madness. It's shooting another series.

Lovers of dice or electronic music (what are the chances?) will want to watch this dice-based animated video of Fujiya Miyagi's Ankle Injury. It is so lovely! (from A smursh of Pete)

I've just right now started receiving a torrent of spam in German. My favourite subject line so far is "Ich brauche dich nicht, und du brauchst mich ebensowenig" which translates to "I do not need you, and you need me just as little".

Spam containing its own internal critique. That's German efficiency.
Subscribe

  • it's another gig of course - plus other news

    Yes, so we have another gig - It's all about the Music this Friday which seems to have jumped up on me rather - sorry for the short notice. It's…

  • gig alert : gig alert : remote community 5/2/2021

    We actually have a gig! We are playing (performance-from-home) this Friday 5th Feb (gig from 7.30pm, we're on at 9.30pm) on Instagram live right over…

  • OMG EDM WTF FML

    I finally got round to emptying the last of my destroyed camera. I'd broken it shortly before going into isolation, pre-op, at an exhibition which I…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 10 comments

  • it's another gig of course - plus other news

    Yes, so we have another gig - It's all about the Music this Friday which seems to have jumped up on me rather - sorry for the short notice. It's…

  • gig alert : gig alert : remote community 5/2/2021

    We actually have a gig! We are playing (performance-from-home) this Friday 5th Feb (gig from 7.30pm, we're on at 9.30pm) on Instagram live right over…

  • OMG EDM WTF FML

    I finally got round to emptying the last of my destroyed camera. I'd broken it shortly before going into isolation, pre-op, at an exhibition which I…