Enders Game

Enders Game appears to be getting slowly closer to becoming a movie.

I just hope they can pull it off properly, but I am concerned they will chicken out on certain aspects (e.g. Ender vs Bonzo). I do quite like the sound of them combining Enders Game and Enders Shadow though.

  • kennon
    interesting. i hope they could pull it off, and really get to the deep philosophical points which IMO is what made the book so amazing. i REALLY hope it doesnt turn out like harry potter or something. actually come to think of it, my last paper as an undergraduate was a comparison and contrast of Ender with Harry Potter. ever notice the similarities between quidditch and the battle room?
    by kennon at 01/14/04 7:05PM
  • kennon
    thankfully though ender's game was the other's superior in just about every way. it's core point about the nature of one's enemy should make it required reading at military academies.
    by kennon at 01/14/04 7:06PM
  • lilspikey
    I noticed that somone else was talking about the problems with turning books into films. I am not quite as concerned as they are about this tho.
    by lilspikey at 01/14/04 7:17PM
  • lilspikey
    I guess the worry is that as most of the characters are yound kids, that the studio will want it to be a kids film. I'm hoping that it's lowish budget, so they can afford to take a few risks and stay truer to the book.
    by lilspikey at 01/14/04 7:20PM
  • lilspikey
    I guess going for the snitch is kind of like going for the gate. I got much bigger impression of team work in Enders tho - the quidditch matches always seemed to concentrate on Harry a lot, but that's probably just the writing style.
    by lilspikey at 01/14/04 7:23PM
  • lilspikey
    No worries. Change "FOX news" to "the Sun" and it's about the same here when it somes to refugees and asylum seekers.
    by lilspikey at 01/19/04 11:18AM

Zen Master

So I have this little program that I've been developing for some time now. I get email from people who are having trouble using it periodically. Anyway, today I discovered that one of the people who I've managed to help out is a Zen Master! Looking at his bio he's also been pardoned by President Lyndon B Johnson!

Anyway, just another one of those random moments on the net I guess.

  • kennon
    man that guy has been there
    by kennon at 01/14/04 11:44AM

Insomnia

After the mild trauma of spending about an hour trying to hand in my report it would have been nice to catch up on some sleep and generally relax a bit.

Managed to get some sleep whilst watching Dog Soldiers on the sofa when I got back, but then had to wake up and get Research Skills finished. Wish I had done it earlier, partly because I would have had better references for my mini-project.

Unfortunately I am now also wide awake from too much tea and should be getting up in about 7 hours.

  • kennon
    hey do you have some sort of instant messaging?
    by kennon at 01/12/04 7:40PM
  • kennon
    yeah i did research skills this afternoon. its total rubbish (here), but its worth like 1% of our total grade and today of all days I just can't be bothered.
    by kennon at 01/12/04 7:41PM
  • lilspikey
    Not really, got into instant messaging, but I do have an AIM account, so I could try out iChat. I'll add it to my contact details.
    by lilspikey at 01/13/04 9:04AM
  • rebekah
    Welcome, I'm Rebekah! Your same sounds familiar.. should I know you?
    by rebekah at 01/13/04 3:13PM
  • lilspikey
    You probably shouldn't ;^)
    by lilspikey at 01/13/04 4:43PM
  • lilspikey
    There is an _old_ picture of me just in case. Thanks for the welcome tho.
    by lilspikey at 01/13/04 4:46PM
  • marla
    NICE pink!
    by marla at 01/13/04 9:31PM
  • kennon
    bahahahahaha john nice hair
    by kennon at 01/14/04 3:44AM

It's done done done

That is to say I have printed off two copies of my report and don't intend on touching it again tonight.
  • kennon
    Man, at least you have alot of writing. Mine has so much whitespace it just looks empty. *sigh*. i think i'm going to bed too.
    by kennon at 01/11/04 9:01PM
  • marla
    good luck to you, too...hope you're able to get through it :) btw, hi, i'm kennon's sister marla - welcome to pleonast and a new way of procrastination! :)
    by marla at 01/11/04 9:56PM
  • dispunktional989
    good luck...ive got an outline to do now anyways, 1 month of research in six days
    by dispunktional989 at 01/12/04 11:09AM
  • lilspikey
    Thank you. Apart from not having more than a cup of tea before waiting forever to bind the report (as they hadn't told us we had to) it went ok.
    by lilspikey at 01/12/04 6:34PM