Haha, as an actual fan of boybands, I find this song HILARIOUS.
And speaking of hilarious, I got the most awesome book from the library and zoomed through it today because it was so trashily good. First, I should comment that I rarely manage to get any fun reading done during the semester unless it's graphic novels, just for time purposes, unless it's a new book by one of my favorite authors. But this was amusing enough that I managed to get all the way through it during the semester - in a single day, even!
It's called Lois Lenz, Lesbian Secretary
, and I believe its tagline describes it all: "Her soul was pure. Her desires were sinful. Her typing was impeccable."
...you see now why I couldn't NOT get it from the library. XD
Anyway, the story itself indeed lives up to its description. It's sort of like a cross between a pastiche of lesbian pulp fiction and a Nancy Drew book. (I was going to say it's like a lesbian Nancy Drew book, but that's actually the Nancy Drew book themselves - even as a kid I totally thought that Nancy's BFFs Bess and George, who were cousins, were totally in love with each other.)( A sample from the book )
Note that this happens immediately after her overbearing boss has made her dress up as a French maid and inadvertently introduced her to dominance/submission in the process. XD
Anyway, the book is deeply stupid (intentionally so; the denouement involves blackmail, jilted girlfriends and subliminal Communist messages transmitted through lingerie ads), but nevertheless really endearing; I kind of want it to be a series now.Oh, and for jantalaimon, it does indeed include lesbrarians; the Dewey Decimal System actually plays a rather large part in the plot. XD
And as far as videogame nattering goes, I downloaded and tried out the demo (PS3, though it's also being released for Xbox 360) of Bladestorm: The Hundred Years' War
, which is an interesting little Dynasty Warriors-meets-RTS game from Koei set during the Hundred Years' War
between England and France. I'd heard about it, thought "oh, I like that period, I should remember to check that game out one of these days" and left it at that; but I should have known it would turn out awesome. (Koei's Kessen
was my first game for the PS2, and while it had its flaws I still have very fond memories of it.)
Basically, you assume the role of a mercenary (male OR female, in case you want to do the whole Joan of Arc thing) and accept jobs with whichever side of the conflict you want (English or French). You can lead numerous types of units, from infantry to cavalry to archers to spearmen; judging from the menus, I think later you get elephant and camel cavalry, which is COMPLETELY AWESOME (if not entirely historically accurate). Basically, for each battle you lead whatever unit you pick into Dynasty Warriors-esque battles; if it starts to become less effective, you can leave that unit and take over another, more effective unit (once you find an allied version). As you use each kind of unit, you level up their abilities; you can also buy equipment, equip pennons that have an effect on whatever unit you're currently with, and accumulate treasure, money and fame. (I'm sure there's more complexity, but sadly I've only played the demo.)
After a playthrough of the demo this morning, my medieval-geek reaction is that I will be getting this ASAP: it comes out in early November, so not too long to wait. :D
Finally, Rob Liefeld rags on Alan Moore
. My reply? DIE IN A FIRE, LIEFELD, YOU'RE NOT FIT TO PICK LICE OUT OF ALAN MOORE'S MOUNTAIN-MAN-SLASH-UNABOMBER BEARD.