I had an exceptionally busy week, so I took my breaks on the fediverse with relish.
It was a beautiful day here Saturday, and we spent the afternoon at Sir Sandford Fleming Park.Posted at https://seizemeans.com/@apollo/110325469770870055
Sunday I received an unexpected message from my father inviting me to join him at Neptune Theatre to see the Billy Elliot musical because his partner wasn’t able to make it. I didn’t know what to expect as I hadn’t seen the film, but was pleasantly surprised. Any singing of “solidarity forever” will bring a tear to my eye, so i was in. The prop work was impressive, with lots of pieces on the small stage; the Thatcher puppet was great. Casting was wonderful, with stellar performances from all.Posted at https://seizemeans.com/@apollo/110335720663269397
I’ve been playing around with Niantic’s new game Peridot. It’s more Neopets than Pokémon, but there’s some real promise here. I don’t know if it will stick for me as a daily play like Pokémon Go and Pikmin Bloom did, but I’m having fun with it so far.
Join Peridot using my referral code, EMBM2M2GJ.Posted at https://seizemeans.com/@apollo/110339690974627708
Viz Manga is a new manga subscription service that offers a ton of comics for $2 USD/month. Keeping the price reasonable like this is a model for getting this content to a wider audience.Posted at https://seizemeans.com/@apollo/110341116032526687
On the topic of affordable comic subscriptions, I have to also mention Penlab, which brings komiks from the Philippines to readers with a similar model at ₱149 PHP.Posted at https://seizemeans.com/@apollo/110341138622966766
I did some organizing of pins, keychains and odds and ends tonight. Someday I’ll have many these on a bag or two again.Posted at https://seizemeans.com/@apollo/110341465486016356
I miss the peak Mii days.Posted at https://seizemeans.com/@apollo/110341640383666500
This note I received years ago was a real charmer.Posted at https://seizemeans.com/@apollo/110341648142183449
I’ve been enjoying Dracula Daily giving me bits of the novel most days. Today’s entry has Mina practicing using a typewriter and inquiring about “a tall, handsome, curly-haired man???”Posted at https://seizemeans.com/@apollo/110342117463053217
Tings Chak’s Where the Concrete Desert Blooms is a wonderful comic exploring the city of Hamilton, Ontario through lenses of activism, history and personal experiences. I loved it when I first read it years ago and rereading it tonight was rewarding.
I haven’t been able to find it easily online, but it is worth seeking out. I’m happy to have a PDF copy always available.Posted at https://seizemeans.com/@apollo/110342321696143865
This painting, on a huge canvas, hung on the wall of a house I shared with a bunch of rad folks for years. I don’t think we ever confirmed who the artist was, but it was a joy to have around.Posted at https://seizemeans.com/@apollo/110342653375761823
Chelsea McBride’s Socialist Night School is a fantastic jazz orchestra and their performance in Halifax 5 years ago was my favourite live performance of the past decade.
“Revolution Blues” is a standout from their Aftermath album.Posted at https://seizemeans.com/@apollo/110352814352441030
One of Chelsea McBride’s other projects is The Koopa Troop, which does fantastic covers of video game soundtracks, like this one from Chrono Trigger and a second from Zelda.Posted at https://seizemeans.com/@apollo/110352868470250267
I passed this mural again today, happy to see this hidden gem.Posted at https://seizemeans.com/@apollo/110358457822633238
In the summer of 2019 a chalk artist started putting these Pokémon on walls nearby.Posted at https://seizemeans.com/@apollo/110358522671069753
This panel with Jughead is so good.Posted at https://seizemeans.com/@apollo/110359079212699271
This panel of a 2015 comic with Wolverines hugging Wolverine was tucked away in my collection but I can’t recall the issue. What a delight!Posted at https://seizemeans.com/@apollo/110359099697194160