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Fantastically Fun Fridays: September 16, 2011

Dante's Inferno

Happy Friday!  We hope you all had a great week, and that you had the chance to read, watch, or play some great science fiction or fantasy.

I'm currently reading Dante's Inferno for a class--not quite fantasy as we know it today, but certainly fantasy-adjacent.  And I have plans to watch some Doctor Who this weekend.  What about you?  Let us know what you're reading, watching, or playing in the comments!

  • As you have probably guessed by now, I'm a huge Dark Tower fan, and so it's almost guaranteed that at least one of these posters will be making its way into my home.  If only they were for real movies, I could die happy. (
  • If the vintage movie poster look isn't your style, perhaps this painting of Inigo Montoya is what you're looking for. (Aunt Peaches)
  • Unusual portrayals of Batman--in stained glass and from a Cubist perspective. (Geeks are Sexy/Tumblr)
  • Henry VIII's very steampunk helmet. (Royal Armouries)
  • Maybe if video games were marketed this way--with covers like Penguin Classic books--people would stop complaining about how video games are the death of reading.  And even if not, they sure look cool! (Imgur)
  • Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer recently had great success getting their project funded on Kickstarter, and here's another one that looks like it could be awesome.  I'm considering donating $125, since then I'd get to be a 3D hologram member of the Astronaut Academy Space Council and most likely a secret Space Ranger! (neilgaiman/Kickstarter)

Hope you all have a great weekend!



Just made my way through "The Plot to Save Socrates." Underwhelming time-travel book.

That's too bad...the premise sounds intriguing.

I can't see "Socrates" name without thinking of how Bill & Ted pronounced his name on their Excellent Adventure; "So-Crates".

I would actually read through the Divine Comedy each year because I loved it so much.  Got about 6 years in a row because it was my fall back book since I got it in college, but over the past couple of years, I haven't had the time, but always look at it on the bedside table.  I loved that book and Paradise Lost the most of my college reading because of what could be said with just a few lines of poetry.  The metaphors spoken inbetween the lines and also through the works of Gustave Dore just kept me coming back.  Milton and Alighieri, good times indeed.

I enjoyed my time with the Dante's Inferno game that was released a year or two ago.  Decent enough action game that wanted to compete with the God of War series, however, it just didn't have the development behind it like the guys at the Santa Monica division of Sony. 

Other than that, trying to push myself through The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack which is taking me forever even though I'm enjoying it.  Playing through more of Deus Ex, Dead Island, and a little bit of Renegade Ops on the PS3 waiting for it to be released on Steam sometime soon to play with others.