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Masquerade from DoomCon 2012, at the Pan Pacific... Hey! That's where we're going this year, too!
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Last night I had the pleasure of seeing the Stephen Lee/GRADS production of Dr Faustus.

And what fun it was. 

Stephen Lee appears in a number of minor roles, but chews the scenery well while doing so! Meantime Patrick Charles Barton's portrayal of Wager was priceless - especially during his hiring of a flunky in an echo of Faustus' deal.

David Meadows as the good (well, not really at all) Herr Doktor Faustus was having fun - immersing himself in the role of a stereotypical annoying German tourist.  Given the nature of Faustus' life, this is a wonderful way of portraying him. 

Meantime, Mephistopheles (played by Grant Malcolm) seemed bored. Which is just right. He is bored, and just slowly digging the hole that Faustus is leaping into. He knows what is happening, and has seen it all before. And only Faustus does not know - until he thinks it is too late anyway.

Despite the tragedy of the play, it is played as a comedy - until it is not. Faustus capers, japes, and dithers, while Mephistopheles just stands by - occasionally offering a small faint laugh or smile. A comedy the play is - in the most part - in particular, I feel I now have strong evidence (the Vatican Scene) that Elizabethan era humour has a modern relative - not in the grand literary works, but in the British TV farce sketches of the 1970s. 

There was one small matter that jarred a little - the method of presenting Lucifer was a little on the clumsy side, but the voice acting of Neale Paterson overcame that and made for a suitably intimidating presence.

Overall, it made for a very funny and thought-provoking show, and well worth seeing. 

8.5/10 and a light milk chocolate with a dark and bitter coffee centre on the Sid and Nancy scale.

http://www.grads.org.au/dr-faustus-2/
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Last night I had the pleasure of seeing the Stephen Lee/GRADS production of Dr Faustus.

And what fun it was. 

Stephen Lee appears in a number of minor roles, but chews the scenery well while doing so! Meantime Patrick Charles Barton's portrayal of Wager was priceless - especially during his hiring of a flunky in an echo of Faustus' deal.

David Meadows as the good (well, not really at all) Herr Doktor Faustus was having fun - immersing himself in the role of a stereotypical annoying German tourist.  Given the nature of Faustus' life, this is a wonderful way of portraying him. 

Meantime, Mephistopheles (played by Grant Malcolm) seemed bored. Which is just right. He is bored, and just slowly digging the hole that Faustus is leaping into. He knows what is happening, and has seen it all before. And only Faustus does not know - until he thinks it is too late anyway.

Despite the tragedy of the play, it is played as a comedy - until it is not. Faustus capers, japes, and dithers, while Mephistopheles just stands by - occasionally offering a small faint laugh or smile. A comedy the play is - in the most part - in particular, I feel I now have strong evidence (the Vatican Scene) that Elizabethan era humour has a modern relative - not in the grand literary works, but in the British TV farce sketches of the 1970s. 

There was one small matter that jarred a little - the method of presenting Lucifer was a little on the clumsy side, but the voice acting of Neale Paterson overcame that and made for a suitably intimidating presence.

Overall, it made for a very funny and thought-provoking show, and well worth seeing. 

8.5/10 and a light milk chocolate with a dark and bitter coffee centre on the Sid and Nancy scale.

http://www.grads.org.au/dr-faustus-2/
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Something a little different for me. With perfectly clear skies, and a very thin sliver of a moon, it was tough coming up with an image that was not boring. 

Playing around with one of my on-tablet photo editing suites, I ran the edge-detection algorithm over the image - and got this. The 'stars' are actually faintly hot pixels - which is why you can see some of them in the arms of the moon - that were detected as 'edges'. 

It was a lot of fun to see a photo turn into a cartoon, without actually trying to do so!
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Yesterday, +Alicia Smith and I went to the Coles Gluten Free and Healthy Living Expo at the Perth Convention Centre. Here are a few highlights from our visit this year.

Things that were missed: Billabong Brewing (who say they'll be along next year), our old friends from Cheese Buddies (Brazilian tapioca cheese puffs), Tasty Bite, and the Super Lupin cereals. :( 

On the up-side Dr. Schar was there as usual, and able to supply our usual purchase of a box of Twin Bars (a Kit-Kat type chocolate wafer), and O'Brien's Brewery were showing off their new Black Lager, which is (apparently) rather Guinness-like. Meantime, San Remo Pasta were giving away boxes of lasagna sheets, and showing off their expanded GF pasta range.

Lastly, the showbags were well worth the price of admission, with great samples, and even a full box of muesli for  Coeliac Society members!

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SF Fan, Gamer, Kayaker, KoLer, Disc Golfer, Rock-climber, Sysadmin ... Just your usual geek.
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Born and raised in the West, grew up sailing on the river and reading of other worlds. Discovered computers too early, and became first an operator, then a programmer, next an analyst, then a DBA, and now a sysadmin.

Spends his spare time play boardgames, KoL (where he is known as The Grey Mauser), kayaking, reading SF&F, RPGing with his friends, and playing the odd round of disc golf.

He also rides a recumbent trike, and has been known to rock-climb, birdwatch, and geocache.


 

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Sailed an open boat on the open sea, designed and built a mach .9 craft, filmed an air-crash (with no casualties), and (most importantly) married a wonderfully brilliant artist.
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