megotelek: (two vipers)
Day 1 - Your fav song
Day 2 - Your fav movie
Day 3 - Your fav TV program
Day 4 - Your fav book
Day 5 - Your fav quote
Day 6 - Whatever tickles your fancy

Hmm...this is a hard one. But let's go with this:

I wasn't an immediate convert to the new Battlestar Galactica fandom. But in the long, long hiatus between season 3 and the beginning of season 4, I watched the miniseries and then launched into season 1. One of the first things I noticed was the music. Lots of taiko drums, very little orchestra. Until the last two episodes of the first season...when Baltar has his visions of the opera house on Kobol, a gorgeous string orchestra piece plays. I was hooked.

And then, I found composer Bear McCreary's blog. First, he would do general entries on the character themes in the show, which eventually became full fledged detailed musical analyses of each episode. And as music became more and more an integral part of the story, I got hooked.

So, last year, when Bear McCreary and the Battlestar Galactica Orchestra performed in San Diego during Comic-Con, I decided I had to go. And I went, and it was awesome.

The icing on the cake? He's also scoring "Human Target", which premieres tomorrow night, and "Caprica", the BSG prequel show, which premieres on 1/22.

It's in the ship! )
megotelek: (picard squee)

I got back last night from my San Diego weekend excursion, and it was fantastic. I flew in Saturday afternoon, got my rental car, and drove to the Holiday Inn (my *awesome* aunt and uncle were down there already, and they let me crash at their hotel), dropped off the car, and headed over to the convention center. I picked up my Comic-Con badge for Sunday, and headed up to the House of Blues, where the Battlestar Galactica concert was going to be.

On the way, I passed the replica "Cafe Diem" that SyFy had set up in the Hard Rock hotel:

Yes, those are cardboard cutouts of Allison and Carter outside. There was also one of Fargo, on the other side of the picket fence.

I got to the House of Blues and sat down at the bar to have dinner. Pleasant surprise: it was happy hour, so I got a burger and a few drinks and I only shelled out about $14. Score! Then I headed outside and got in line. The doors opened at 7, and we rushed downstairs. I managed to get front and center, which was awesome. At 8, they opened the show with Brendan's Band (Brendan McCreary is Bear's brother), who played for about an hour. Grace Park (Boomer/Athena) was the MC for the night, and when she came out she introduced Edward James Olmos and Tahmoh Penikett (Adama & Helo) who said a few words. Eddie did the whole gravely-voiced Adama thing, leading us all in chanting "So say we all!". I may or may not have nearly had a seizure from all the awesome at this point, and Bear and the orchestra hadn't even come out yet!

Concert details -- click if you want to know just how obsessed I am... )

Sunday morning, my aunt and uncle and I headed over to the convention center and got in line for the Doctor Who panel (I told you they were awesome). We got in, and I was probably more deafened by the fangirl shrieking for David Tennant than I was in the front row at the concert the night before. Well, I was shrieking too (on the inside).

David Tennant! And...other things )

I left the convention center at about 3, returned my rental car and headed back to the airport and home. Now, off to work! I'm exhausted and my feet are killing me, but it was definitely worth it and we are planning to go experience Comic-Con in full next year!

geek alert

Nov. 11th, 2008 03:14 pm
megotelek: (cloverfield youtube)


Related: I didn't have a "ooh shiny" tag yet? Bizarre.

Totally not related: I'm annoyed by the font in my new theme. I must now either tweak so I get a pleasant sans-serif font, or pick a new theme. Le sigh.
megotelek: (darcy sparkle)
The Old Testament as a text adventure.


Greetings, Moses! You have escaped the clutches of Pharaoh!
You have:
40000 Hebrew ex-slaves
You are lost in the desert.
You are lost in the desert.
You are lost in the desert.
You are lost in the desert.
You are lost in the desert.
You are lost in the desert.
You are lost in the desert.
You are lost in the desert.
You are lost in the desert.
You are lost in the desert.
God says, "Forty years, sucka."
Hey, there's a mountain there!
>climb mountain
The view is spectacular. You can see where you came from, and all the lands you've claimed, and there, in the distance, is The Promised Land.
God says "Look but don't touch!"
You are dead.
Play again (Y/N)?

I wonder if Moses got eaten by a grue?

Also, Hamlet: The Text Adventure.
megotelek: (picard squee)
First things first: The world didn't end! Yay!

Assorted LHC linkage: The Large Hadron Collider Drinking Game; Earth Status Updates (view the source code for extra lulz); Unexpected answers from the LHC

In other news: The Greatest American Hero movie is definitely on, and now you too can add cowbell and Christopher Walken to any song, thus making it a million times better. I've got a fever!

megotelek: (black hole)
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Today is particularly special, since it's the 300th anniversary of the introduction of pi as a numerical constant! And it's also Einstein's birthday - hurrah! Oh, and above? It's pi to 1000 digits. Shut up, I know I'm a geek!


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