From Wyndham the Triffid. The only disadvantage I can see with this is I may have to write another six vikings in to make up the numbers. Or maybe just get the existing ones to move around a bit.
Off to see Sigur Ros soonish*, and as it's a Sunday, I've been able to book a first class seat all the way to London for but a tenner. I've just discovered it's an outdoor concert (forecast okay, cross fingers) so my wardrobe plans have somewhat downshifted to Scruffy.
In the meantime, these are fun:
amusing photographs of jumping cats
Voltron Gets Served
A list of fictional currencies
Also, while researching the Cabinet, I realised I'd completely forgotten that Jadis from The Magician's Nephew goes on to become the White Witch in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Apparently only three books are being adapted (I'm guessing those two and... The Voyage of the Dawn Treader?) which nicely gets them out of making The Last Battle, which is both depressing and stupid.
The trailer is pretty impressive, but I don't like the way they've made the wardrobe look like a portal, with big pillars on either side. May as well have a big sign stuck to it saying 'DO YOU SEE? HMMMM?'. On the plus side, the landscapes and creatures look LOTR-ish enough to be impressive, but just different enough to have their own feel. Film-making people, you may continue...
* I had completely forgotten about this until I saw The Life Aquatic on tuesday, which uses Staralfur at its climactic scene, at which point my thinkin' went like this: I love that song/Aren't I going to see them soon?/Isn't it Sunday?/Probably ought to get train tickets then/And accomodation/And really, what's the point of being all smug about updating the calender function on the iPod if you're not going to actually look at it occasionally.
Do go and have a listen to Staralfur though. Annoyingly in the film they cut it off just at the bit when it dies away, when in the song proper, it suddenly comes whooshing back, with this bass that's just like what a glacier's heartbeat would sound like, if they had them, which as far as I know, they may do. I had to stop playing it in Waterstone's, as customers would sink to the floor, weeping. Although often they'd suddenly get up and rush to the kid's section to buy all the Moomin books, so it all worked out okay in the end.