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Anonymous asked: Just wanted to let you know that I love your Harry Potter fanart but even more so, your Bartimaeus trilogy art. Seriously, sometimes I just go back and look at those pictures and just sigh in admiration. Bartimaeus has always been my favorite series and as greedy and selfish as this sounds, I can't help wishing there'd be more art. <3

Thank you! I agree Bartimaeus needs more art; I didn’t get too deeply into it because I didn’t want to tread too much on tulanoodle's territory – I already had Potter and Discworld.  The series in general is too overlooked, I find, so let this be an invitation to my followers to check it out: I'd like to call it “Harry Potter for Grownups” but that makes it sound like it's got blood and boobs, so I'll go for the much less catchy but more accurate “Harry Potter for people with a more sophisticated understanding of how society would probably look if a segment of the population had magic powers.”  But it's not just the world-building, it's got great characters and adventure and deeper meaning that actually stands up to serious scrutiny, too.

Basically: if you were disappointed by the end of the HP series, perhaps what you need is Bartimaeus.

And then draw some pictures.

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Anonymous asked: I think I remember you saying at one point you were a bit of an audiophile or audiobook lover. If so, what are your favorite audiobooks? Any recommendations? (or are you entirely a radio drama/podcast fan and I'm remembering it wrong?)

Before Radio 4 came into my life I went through quite a lot of audiobooks, and hands down head-and-shoulders above the rest is the audio adaptation of A Series of Unfortunate Events.  It’s read (mainly) by Tim Curry, who draws out the subtext that adds that special touch, finds the precise comic timing for scenes you didn’t think were funny, and hits the perfect balance between ridiculous and chilling for Count Olaf. (Mainly chilling.  His chilling is truly chilling, something the movie failed utterly.) He believes in all the characters, which I think gives the books the complex chord they deserve; they are cartoonish and maudlin and melodramatic, yes, but if you get past that and find the deeper levels there’s a lot more going on, and Tim Curry does a lot of that heavy lifting for you.

Plus they all come with a song!

The books read by the author (3, 4, and 5) are quite good as well – they were the first ones I listened to and they got me hooked.  The fact he reads the ‘To my kind Editor’ letter at the end, even of the books read by Tim Curry, is the cherry on top.  And the creative ways of translating the visual tricks of the printed books into sound!  Oh it’s all coming back, I want to listen to them again.

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HEY LOS ANGELES

I know not all of my followers live in L.A., but those who do, I am compelled to inform you your radio dial has buried treasure, which you can find Mon-Thurs nights at 10 on 89.3 KPCC in the form of a little radio show called Q.  I loved this show for years in Canada and now they’re sharing its greatness with the States, so take advantage of it.

And if you don’t live in LA, or any of the other US cities who host this northern guest on their lineup, or in its home and native land, it’s available as a podcast, which I know all too well as I’ve just caught up on 21 hours of it.  But it was worth it.  It’s that good.

Filed under cbc q jian ghomeshi kpcc pri radio public radio arts & culture my own personal mark of success is being interviewed on Q maybe someday i will have done something worthy

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ourdailybill:

Dr. Edward Adrian Wilson, 1872-1912
Most wonderful person who ever lived.

A heads-up now I&#8217;ve got a few posts on deck: I&#8217;ve started a new Tumblr devoted to my hero, Dr E.A. Wilson.  Having gone most of my life without a hero, it&#8217;s rather gone to my head, but I am very pleased with the one I ended up with as he&#8217;s solid gold from top to bottom and has been a life-changing influence.  I&#8217;ve got a couple months&#8217; worth of material queued up so far, so if you&#8217;d like to meet this amazing person, follow and get acquainted.

ourdailybill:

Dr. Edward Adrian Wilson, 1872-1912

Most wonderful person who ever lived.

A heads-up now I’ve got a few posts on deck: I’ve started a new Tumblr devoted to my hero, Dr E.A. Wilson.  Having gone most of my life without a hero, it’s rather gone to my head, but I am very pleased with the one I ended up with as he’s solid gold from top to bottom and has been a life-changing influence.  I’ve got a couple months’ worth of material queued up so far, so if you’d like to meet this amazing person, follow and get acquainted.

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Anonymous asked: Hey Tealin! I've been wanting to get into animated movie production, (I'm only in HS, so it's still just an option.) But the thing is, I really enjoy watching movies and experiencing them... Is making movies going to ruin my love of watching them? I don't know if that makes sense- but it's something I'm conflicted with and I thought you might have some insight on it. Thank you so much! :)

Hi Anon!  Well, as with the more in-depth study of any art form (cooking, painting, etc) training in filmmaking is going to change your perception of the product, but generally for the better.  There’s about a year where everything is ‘ruined’ but you come out of it not only with a more developed sense of what’s good and bad, but why it’s good or bad, and when you find something you like you really really like it and can appreciate it on so many more levels than you could before.  Learning about food, you’ll get to the point where you just can’t eat at the mall food court, and figuratively the same goes for films, but the good stuff is so much of a richer experience.  The great thing about film in comparison to cookery is that the better movies don’t actually cost more to enjoy than the trashy ones.

And nothing’s stopping you from enjoying a Blooming Onion of a movie every once in a while, despite your better judgment.

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Anonymous asked: Have you seen/ want to see the LEGO movie? :D

Haven’t seen it, want to see it, probably won’t get to till it’s on video.  ‘S life.

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Anonymous asked: Canada misses you as well Come back to us

I plan to return eventually, because nowhere else feels so much like home, but I’ve got Things to Do that are taking me elsewhere for the time being. In the meantime, Canada has my email address and is welcome to keep in touch …