Previously at A Year In The Country I have written about “glimpses of Albion in the overgrowth” – referring to times when mainstream television has explored, expressed and/or reflected a sense of the undercurrents or flipsides of rural, pastoral and folk culture, its layered, sometimes semi-hidden tales and histories (something I have also referred to as a …
Great voice acting can elevate the game it's in to new heights. This is a lesson that has been learned through and through in the games industry, and it's a lesson Blizzard has clearly learned.
I think Blizzard has taken voice work and music to new heights of excellence this time.
Time flies. It’s almost exactly three years since I was at the wonderful Kings Place in London to see Big Big Train.
I signed up for my third Mastodon instance today. The concept of instances and how they interact is going to be a stumbling block for any potential, non-techy, Twitter refugees.
“‘Down there,’ he said, ‘are people who will follow any dragon, worship any god, ignore any iniquity. All out of a kind of humdrum, everyday badness. Not the really high, creative loathesomeness of the great sinners, but a sort of mass-produced darkness of the soul. Sin, you might say, without a trace of originality. They accept evil not because they say yes, but because they don’t say no.”
From Guards! Guards! by Terry Pratchett
Currently reading: Mars by 1980: The Story of Electronic Music by David Stubbs, ISBN: 9780571323975
I went to the opticians for a long overdue eye test yesterday. The good news is my sight and eyes are fine with only a little change from my previous prescription. The bad news is I’m getting reading glasses which makes me officially getting old.
Checked in at Specsavers.
Here for a long overdue eye test.