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To reiterate the first part of the post:

Sorry i'm a little late with the update. Work has been hell for the last week, and i came down with a bad case of con crud on top of it. But here you go, finally!

And if you want to see the list (and my thoughts) you'll have to go to the blog post, because G+ just does not do tables.

The List: http://www.livejournal.com/users/donaithnen/1196937.html
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Rap Battle Battle! Part 1!

Two Rap Battle videos came out in the last couple days.

Epic Rap Battles of History did Copperfield vs Houdini a week or two ago, but i thought that one was actually kind of boring. However this week's "Terminator vs Robocop" was actually pretty good!

(On a related note Everything Wrong With and Honest Trailers both did Terminator 2 videos this week too. Because of course everyone wants to get in on the Terminator hype.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jmqa99Ar1Hs
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Everyone knows that spam is email that you didn't ask for and don't want.

I just found out that the term "bacn", obviously derived from bacon, is the term for email that would normally be classified as spam, but that you subscribed to because it's (theoretically) of interest to you. You know, all those electronic newsletters and mailing lists and such that are specific to your interests and that sounded like a good idea at the time.

And despite the fact that this term has been in use since 2007 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Email_spam#Related_vocabulary), according to google no one else has made the immediate jump to "fakn".

"Fakn", obviously derived from fakon (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vegetarian_bacon) is the term for stuff that would normally be classified as bacn, except that you didn't subscribe to it. Someone else who clearly doesn't know their own email address signed you up for it. (Arguably it could also cover email lists that someone else maliciously signed you up for.) It is email that clearly some people might want to receive, just not you.

Since no one else that i can find has claimed credit for inventing such an obvious and punny term, i'm going to steak a claim to it myself :) 

Cross-posted from: http://www.livejournal.com/users/donaithnen/1196770.html
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I knew about "ham" vs "spam", but "bacn" seems like a new & useful concept.
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It's friday, i just bought tickets for the Anime Expo Masquerade and AMV Contest events (and got decent seats too,) i have gumbolaya, red beans and rice, and hushpuppies from Ragjn Cajun to eat, and i get to play Final Fantasy 14 all evening. Life is pretty good :)

Well, except for the bit where the reason i can play FF14 all evening is because Avalan is out of town tonight and most of saturday, but aside from that it's all good. 

Cross-posted from: http://www.livejournal.com/users/donaithnen/1196214.html
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Geeky Music

We were at BayCon over Memorial Day weekend, which is why i didn't post anything then. (cough and i'm not going to try and justify the two weeks before that.) And i'm going to be busy for the rest of this week and probably won't post anything then either.

However i wanted to make sure to share my new favorite geeky music experience. Seanan McGuire was great of course, but her new CD isn't out until later this year, so i only heard songs from her that i'd already heard before.

However during the talent competition there were a lot of lip synch routines, one of which was to an awesome parody song by the "Library Bards", called "All About That Space":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RoM0H7LVZDE

And because i feel bad about linking to someone else's YouTube video of their song, here's their actual site:

http://www.librarybards.com/

However it's worth pointing out that they have a lot more songs on their YouTube channel than they do for sale on their website, including another one i really like, "Princess is Captive":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ID7qSdE0lBg 


Cross-posted from: http://www.livejournal.com/users/donaithnen/1195908.html

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Another cute little animation, this time about physical but (usually) invisible embodiments of fear.

https://vimeo.com/126060304

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And just in case anyone isn't clear on what the Fermi Paradox is, here's a cute animated explanation of it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNhhvQGsMEc

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Rap Battle Battle! Part 2!

However i actually enjoyed the Maleficent vs Daenerys video that came out this week more. It's kind of too bad that Princess Rap Battle only comes out every month or so, but i guess at least that way they'll hopefully run a long time before getting pressed for ideas :)

(Although it should be noted that this one is a bit more explicit than the ERB video.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5k5e9RW8Og
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I usually prefer a few more changes to the lyrics in my song parodies, but this one is still pretty awesome!

(Also, is there some canonical source for Captain Hook being rather dopey, or has Johnny Depp's legacy spread to affect all movie pirates now?)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XorCG9p_nP4
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Hook wasn't exactly the sharpest knife in the drawer in Disney's Peter Pan, either -- Peter generally got to fly rings around him.

Unsure whether that counts as "canonical".  I am unfamiliar with the book.
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"Why is there an empty tub of butter on the counter?"

"As a warning to the next ten generations that some favors come with too high a price."

"..."

"Also, as a reminder that we're out of butter."

In other news, i successfully made toasted cheesy bagels without burning down the apartment! I didn't even manage to set off the smoke detectors!

Cross-posted from: http://www.livejournal.com/users/donaithnen/1196428.html
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Yay! More were-dragon books! :)
 
This is the official release day for Stories of the Raksura vol II! http://marthawells.livejournal.com/639118.html It's out in ebook and trade paperback, with the audiobook to follow.
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Combining science and puns/wordplay! Yay!
 
A very clear explanation! Stolen from +From Quarks To Quasars on FB. Enjoy!

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