I had a great weekend with the BFF and my brother and sister-in-law (Zumba was involved. I’ll say no more). I also have a new Instagram account, because I got locked out of my old one, so click through to follow if you wish. I promise that it’ll be every bit as boring as my old Instagram.
Two weekends ago, I went to the Genesee Country Village and Museum for their Jane Austen and War of 1812 weekend with my parents, because of course I was going to do that. The GCV is a restored 19th century village, sort of like a baby Colonial Williamsburg, but from a later time period. There’s a farm and residences of various grandeur (including the house George Eastman grew up in) and a village square lined with shops and businesses. It’s a really neat place and the event was fantastic—there was a JANE AUSTEN FASHION SHOW—even though we tragically missed out on a chance to go up in that (tethered) balloon.
I took about a million more pictures and will get them up on Facebook eventually, but for now just imagine a whole bunch of people milling around in Regency garb. So much garb.
"But I suppose we all play parts."
Penny Dreadful 1.04 - “Demimonde”
I spent Independence Day catching up Penny Dreadful, because what’s more American than…gory Victorian horror/melodrama? I don’t even know how I feel about recommending this show, because it definitely won’t be to everyone’s taste, but I’ve never watched something where I felt more like it had been made just for me.
Even if the genre isn’t your bag, it’s worth checking out for the incredible performances, including, most surprisingly, Josh Harnett’s. Where the heck has he been hiding all these years? (It goes without saying that no one outshines Eva Green, though. I am equally terrified of and in love with her now.)
An edition of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein laid out using characters and glyphs from PDF documents obtained through internet searches. The incomplete fonts found in the PDFs were reassembled into the text of Frankenstein based on their frequency of use. The most common characters are employed at the beginning of the book, and the text devolves into less common, more grotesque shapes and forms toward the end. (via The Frankenfont project reconstructs Mary Shelley’s classic Frankenstein using parts of incomplete fonts found in PDFs from the internet. | Fathom)
Oh yes… It’s all fun, till the music stops.
I’m very happy Endeavour is back.
This is the sound Jupiter emits via electromagnetic waves. Its so incredibly cool (10:00)
The teaser trailer for the new film by the Irish animation studio who made The Secret Of Kells (which you should absolutely watch, if you haven’t already)!
Song of the Sea tells the story of Ben and his little sister Saoirse – the last Seal-child – who embark on a fantastic journey across a fading world of ancient legend and magic in an attempt to return to their home by the sea. The film takes inspiration from the mythological Selkies of Irish folklore, who live as seals in the sea but become humans on land. The film features the voices of Brendan Gleeson, Fionnula Flanagan, David Rawle, Lisa Hannigan, Pat Shortt and Jon Kenny. Music is by composer Bruno Coulais and Irish band Kíla, both of whom previously collaborated on The Secret of Kells.