Comics – Transmetropolitan by Warren Ellis (DC Comics)
I had been meaning to get into comics for a while and in my many chats with my lovely friend Danny Leitch, he told me to start geeking out by reading Transmetropolitan. This is a somewhat dark (although to be honest I’ve got nothing to compare it to) comic about the manic journalist Spider Jerusalem and his pretty fierce sidekick (and super hot) Channon. Spider is basically the most badass journalist you can think of, he will do anything to get the truth and I mean anything. It’s completely brilliant and I’m absolutely loving it; you can learn a thing or two from this guy. And you will laugh a lot. Download it here.
Charity – Freddie For a Day for the Mercury Phoenix Trust
I really wish I had come across this a bit earlier in the year because Freddie Mercury’s birthday just passed, but I didn’t. I’ve been searching for some sort of charity to do because I haven’t raise money or donated any real value since I graduated high school. Anyway, I came across this amazing campaign where you ask you friends to sponsor you and you dress like Freddie Mercury for a day (more specifically on his birthday, 5th of September)! And it’s for Aids and HIV patients! I am so doing this next year, I already made an account on justgiving.com for when it starts all over again. I know it seems like poor effort to just put on a mustache and some bright clothes on but a) I’m not athletic and I would actually die trying to climb a mountain/run a marathon or whatever it is normal people do when raising money b) I bet everyone wants to see me in a mustache. Interested? You should be. More info here.
Okay, I know this isn’t strictly new for me and if you follow me on Twitter you will know that I have been freaking out about getting on it. I am indeed a beta tester for Pottermore and let me tell you that it is an awesome experience; it’s beautiful. The graphics are so detailed, it’s actually magical. You get to be sorted into your house, and I am an official Gryffindor! Pottermore will be open to all in October and I recommend it to everyone. I think this is the future of books, to be honest. Why the hell not? Sign up for more information here.
Don’t get me wrong, I love music. I love it. But I don’t really know how to write about it. But I am going to an Elton John concert in Rock in Rio and I have been struggling with my writing lately. I need inspiration, I need music. So I have a new project for this blog, I am reviewing one of Elton John’s album’s every week (even after seeing him live, because I am that committed to him). Why? For kicks, really. But I was wondering, do any of you know how to review an album? Tweet me?
Oh, also… Adele. She’s great. Buy her music now.