June 22nd, 2004

breaking bad

Keep it up, lads

Well, that was an emotional experience. Almost right away things blew out of control. Courage was tested for most of the first half, but the team kept fighting, and eventually superior ability was rewarded. Although it seemed history might repeat itself, the winger didn't lose his head. My favourite bit was when the three guys worked together, that quick passing, it was over so fast but it delivered what we wanted. Oh, and of course, it must have been great for him to score after literally years of waiting. And best of all - it's clear that youngster has unnatural talent; we just hope he doesn't burn out before it gets fully tested.

But enough about 'The Prisoner of Azkaban'. That England result was brilliant! Quarter finals next.
breaking bad

More hugo

This page is a kind of clearing house for the Hugo award nominees. It has links to online versions of of works (apart from the novels of course), and a range of positive and negative reviews of each.

I'm reading the novelette nominations at the moment. I've read two so far - Bernardo's House and Empire of Ice Cream. I liked them both; neither of them shook my world or anything. The latter is about synaesthesia, whcih I know some of you are interested in, with a twist which I did not guess. The former is the kind of wholesome cynicism that slips down like, well, like icecream, not really touching the sides of the brain, but providing a pleasant cool sensation.