Daily Archives: July 7th, 2006

Pussycat Dolls

Hmm, with what I’ve been blogging the last little while, anyone would think I was trying to increase traffic through here…

Anyway, my question is this: do the Pussycat Dolls really count themselves as a singing group? As a band? I’ve heard them described as a cabaret act, and that certainly seems closer to the reality of their video clips, and the one time I saw them on some awards show. Only one of them actually makes any attempt at singing; all the others are just there for eye-candy. Doesn’t really make that much sense to me, but then – I’m not exactly their target audience.

Ads and Artemis

I can’t really pretend this is an unusual thing anymore – once again, I am flicking between Video Hits and Rage. But that’s not the point of this post. No: the point is Britney Spears, and not even her ‘music’. The ad was for her new perfume. Basically, I think she’s heard the story of Artemis and Aktaeon, and got it mixed up a bit in her head. In the ad, she (the goddess, of course), is being pursued by a hunter, who has fallen in love with her; he shoots her with a ‘magic love arrow’ or somesuch (so maybe Aktaeon and Eros have got mixed up in her head… who’s to say?), and they live happily ever after. Very curious. And all of this, of course, takes place in a forest… very primal.

ASif! and volunteering

No, I’m not reverting to adolescence here. Aus Specific in Focus is a new website dedicated to reviewing all the Aussie scifi and fantasy it can get its hands on. I’ve volunteered to review stuff, starting with Garth Nix, of course. Looks like it will be great fun.


I’ve also started doing proofreading for the Digital Proofreaders, for Project Gutenberg. You just sign up and start proofing… I haven’t had anything proofed at the second round yet (there’s at least two, if not three I think, rounds of proofing), so I don’t know if there is anything that I should be doing that I haven’t. Currently I am doing pages of Wordsworth poetry. I don’t have to stick with this, which I started on, but I think I will stick with it – might as well help it get through.


Zoe is my hero

We’re re-watching Serenity. I love it. Zoe really is fantastic.

I aim to misbehave…