The permalink function below the title bar informs me that this is the second time I’ve used that title. I’m pretty sure I’ve tried to use it for something else before, too. Anyway, after 392 posts, adam englebright dot com is coming to an end. It’s not going anywhere, I’ll leave it all here so you can tell me what a stupid idiot I was for writing all this stuff in a few year’s time. Nor have I given up on the writing of things on the internet - I have a new, shiny, self-hosted blog that can be found at englebright.co.uk. See you there, everyone. It’s been great fun. Time for something different, something… brand new.
Associate L Glenny asked me for some podcast recommendations, though I’m not sure he realised what he was asking for at the time. After it passed the 1000 word mark, I thought I probably ought to make it into a post. Has been slightly edited from its original form. If I say things like ‘you probably won’t be interested in this’, I’m talking about Lucian.
Shockingly, that episode wasn’t particularly good or interesting. Continue reading
First, let’s address the title.
We now turn to number two on your song sheets. Don’t strain your eyes trying to read them, though, because I shall be telling you exactly what comes next; in any case, these rather fanciful titles that we print on the programmes bear no relation to what we’re going to sing. It’s a dead waste of a shilling, is what I say.
- Michael Flanders
Now that’s out of the way…
At the moment, I’m trying to keep up with some of the titles being published by Marvel under the Marvel NOW! line. Marvel NOW! (and yes, that is the way it’s being capitalised and punctuated) is… well, I’m not quite sure what it is, and neither, from the looks of things, is Wikipedia. Near as can be told, it’s an attempt to draw in some new readers after yet another catastrophic world-shaking things-will-never-be-the-same summer event (this one called Avengers Vs X-Men*) by shaking up the creative teams and relaunching a bunch of books**. Sounds good to me. Here are lots of words about my favourite Marvel NOW! books so far.
[by the way, if you're reading this at or shortly after publication, Marvel are offering a load of issue #1s (including ALL the Marvel NOW! stuff) for free download, so if you're interested at all in the slightest, check it out]
Super Hexagon, from Terry Cavanagh of VVVVVV fame, a successor to his slightly more rough-around-the-edges Hexagon (a flash game made for Pirate Kart, a game jam sort of thing) is a game that’s both very simple and very difficult. You control a small triangle, moving either clockwise or counter-clockwise around a central hexagon (or sometimes a pentagon or a square), and you have to avoid the line patterns moving from the outer edges of the screen toward the centre. It seems somewhat reductive to describe it in those terms, but watch the video, and you should get some idea of how it works, how difficult it can get, and how excellent the music (by Chipzel) is.
More podcast talk! I have a feeling this is an expression of my sublimated guilt for not having edited the podcast I recorded with comrades S Wilson and J Lambert last week. Anyway, today’s podcast recommendation is different to yesterday’s – different to most – in fact, it’s not really a podcast at all, more of a serialised audiobook. Turns out.