The King is Dead, Long Live the King

If you missed Game of Thrones last night then you’re probably going to be confused by the title of this post.  That or you’ve already been spoiled by the internet from some other source.  Either way sorry/not sorry.

Geoff and I have read the books, in some cases more than once, so we know the general story line despite what Benioff and Weiss might do to it to streamline for TV.  That being said, the title of this post isn’t in and of itself a spoiler, it’s  tradition.  Either way, if you don’t want to know more, don’t go past the jump.

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Surviving the Apocalypse

As anyone who knows me well will tell you, I am somewhat obsessed with emergency preparedness and safety in general.  Mind you, not to the point of having a bunker and hoarding gold coins and such, but I do take that sort of thing seriously when it comes to normal Red Cross-type preparation.

Well, this past week I got to hear Annalee Newitz, one of the founders of io9, give a reading from her new book: Scatter, Adapt, and Remember:
How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction
.  And it was quite illuminating, and a lot of fun to boot.  Count on the Harvard Bookstore to always bring in cool authors.

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CHICKEN

So there was the Game of Thrones season 4 premiere.

Then this happened.

And then, the fan art.

This doesn't really need a caption, does it?
This doesn’t really need a caption, does it?

My day?  Made.

~Kelly

ETA: Fan art, the gift that keeps on giving.  Now with MORE CHICKEN.

Brought to you by the twitterverse.
Brought to you by the twitterverse.

ETA the Second:

While twitter brought us the above image, it didn’t bring an attribution… immediately.  Thanks to the link to this post getting around the original artist got in touch with me and I can credit the original image to ROCOM.  You can find ROCOM at that link, which goes to tumblr, or on twitter @rocom

This is what the original image looks like.

Before The Hound was shopped onto the KFC bucket.
Before The Hound was shopped onto the KFC bucket.

If I hear from the creator of the image at the top I’ll be glad to ETA again.

Two awesome videos

These are two videos that have come across my media feeds lately.  They’re very different from one another, but they’re both absolutely worth watching.  And, now that the Game of Thrones season premier is over, you can do just that.

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Mark your calendars! Cambridge Open Studios is coming!

Cambridge Open Studios is back, and this year it is all of Cambridge in only one weekend.  Just like last year there will be a shuttle bus that will take you, for free, all over town.  And, lucky for us all, the primary departure point will be at Cambridge College, 1000 Mass Ave, every hour on the hour.  That also happens to be where I’ll be showing my work this year.  I love it when a plan comes together.

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This is the most inspired musical performance I’ve seen in a long time

Seriously, I was amazed.  A friend tweeted this to me.  If these guys ever come to Boston I will see them in concert.  I have a feeling they’d do well performing at Berklee.

I have to admit, I do feel sorry for their bows.

After digging through their YouTube channel there’s some really great stuff.  The video with Steve Vai is pretty amazing, too.  You should check it out.  Preferably with the sound system turned up to 11.

~Kelly