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Category: Film and TV
Posted by: Therem
I just watched the first episode of Joss Whedon's web musical, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. It is hilarious, in the vein of silly superhero creations like The Tick and Mystery Men, but with Sondheim-esque compositions! It stars Neil Patrick Harris, Felicia Day, and Nathan Fillion! It was independently produced by Joss and his relations! It is the future of entertainment financing and distribution!

No joke, I watched it five times already (via iTunes download, because the demand caused the free web site to crash). You will love it. Go see.

And that's not the half of it! I still have a new Hellboy movie to watch; the Batman movie comes out in a few days; the X-Files movie premiers July 25; and my birthday follows two days later. And then I'm going to Hawaii for two weeks. My head asplode. Yay!

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Category: Literature
Posted by: Therem
I just learned from Making Light that Thomas M. Disch, the author of 334 and On Wings of Song -- two of the best works of SF I've ever read -- killed himself two days ago. Damn. Fucking damn it. Yes, he was a bastard sometimes, particularly lately, but he wrote some amazing stuff that spoke of a larger spirit and artistic sensibility than most people ever know. I wish he had had a better life.

ETA: NY Times Obituary

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