May. 7th, 2013 @ 08:58 pm
Who was your favourite character in Ender's Game? I liked Valentine/Demosthenes. She was rad.
UniSFA now has a Google+ Page for those interested.
Nov. 16th, 2010 @ 07:01 pm
book club this thursday, Snow Crash,
maybe ask someone for location? not sure if they'd want me to put it into the open ocean
Hobbits' Picnic is scheduled for this coming Saturday beginning around 12pm.
We'll be located at Matilda Bay under the nearest gazebo across from the tav.
There will be fairy bread and whatever baked good I decide to bake for the occasion as well as anything you bring with you (someone please bring drinks).
Hairiest feet competition, for title of 'Hobbit', will go forward if enough people rock up.
Feel free to throw (President) Liam in the river if he turns up (no, I am not his replacement, you are not allowed to moisten me even if you think I'll enjoy it)
The facebook page for the event is hither for your stalking convenience.
Hope to see many of you there.
Nic (brackets brackets brackets)
Things are happening in the world of bookclub, and who knows, you might be interested.
The last book we read was Charles de Lint's The Onion Girl
. General consensus at last week's meeting was 'it is a bit shit'.
However, China Mieville's novel The City & The City
is looking much better. I don't know about you guys, but I am liking it so far. Though I find myself much more interested in how the whole split cities/unseeing/Breach thing works than the actual plot. Do you have an opinion? greteldragon has started up a bookclub-specific forum that you should check out.
It is a place to discuss books we've already had meetings for, as well as upcoming books. Members can also suggest books we should read next.
If you are not a book club member but would like to be, you should join us! We will be discussing The City & The City
on (someone please correct me if I'm wrong) Wednesday the 15th of September. After that will be The Forever War
by Joe Haldeman.
tl;dr: Look at Zoe's forum.
|» Exciting UniSFA News: OGM, Book Club, Screenings, Other club's stuff (PAniC Ball)!|
How's it going? I am well. Sorry about all those emails earlier in the year, there were rather alot of them. Now I have compressed 10 emails into 1 or something. also i fail at livejournal so i've just put this on now so you can know today instead of yesterday of the OGM if you didn't know already =O
Summary: (aka tl;dr )
OGM today, 1pm Guild Meeting room. Elect a new OCM for your club!
Book Club today, 7pm clubroom, The Onion Girl, to get in on Book Club sign up to mailing list on: http://lists.ucc.gu.uwa.edu.au/mailman/listinfo/unisfa-bookclub
Screenings: (Almost) Every week: Used to be wednesday, wednesday this week, maybe moving day from next week.
Related Club Events: PAniC (Perth Anime Convention) has a number of old UniSFA members, and is having their Ball on (or around) 18 or 19th September. It's $90 per head, black tie three course dinner all ages at the yacht club. Email email@example.com for more details
Other upcoming unisfa things to look out for (that I can think of): Hobbit's Picnic, Cameron Hall Charity Vigil, 2nd Semester Wine and Cheese Night, UniSFA Bake Sale, More fun times entering info for books into the library, maybe we'll even buy some new books =O
OGM today, we need you to come and vote for a new OCM (that's ordinary committee member!) we need 20 people to make quorum and we failed last time because it was too early in the day and you were all asleep =O in your lectures or at home.
The OGM is at 1pm - We are aware this is at the same time as Unigames (discovered this today!) So come to the Guild meeting room, and we'll have one meeting and then the other. Neither has too much to do, so it won't take long. There'll be a sign on the unisfa door to remind you!
Book club - also tomorrow, at 7pm in the clubroom! The book is The Onion Girl by Charles De Lint. Lots of controversy over whether this book is good or terrible! Most people seem to think terrible, though I kinda like it. If you want to get in on book club join the book club mailing list http://lists.ucc.gu.uwa.edu.au/mailman/listinfo/unisfa-bookclub , and get information on upcoming meetings. The next meeting will be on China Meville's Novel 'The City and the City' in a bit under a month (normally it'll be one month).
Screenings: Run almost every week! Watch good and or bad sci fi movies with some, mostly older, club members. 7pm. Currently on Wednesday, may soon be moving to a different day! (thursday most likely I think, email me if you have an opinion)
Related Club Events: PAniC (Perth Anime Convention) is having their Ball on (or around) 18 or 19th September. It's $90 per head, black tie three course dinner all ages at the yacht club. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details
Other upcoming unisfa things to look out for (that I know about): Hobbit's Picnic, Cameron Hall Charity Vigil, 2nd Semester Wine and Cheese Night, UniSFA Bake Sale, More fun times entering info for books into the library,
Hopefully I haven't forgotten anything!
Liam (William) Dixon
UniSFA President '10
|» RFT is confirmed, so the Propaganda is no longer propaganda, but THE TRUTH!|
One last pseudo-Russian one:|
Something completely different:
A completely unaltered image I found on the internet:
So everyone bring an FM receiving radio this weekend, and join the fun.
|» Lifts to Terracon.|
I haven't seen any messages about lifts this year. Does this mean that everybody has a lift organized? (If not I could take someone down.)|
|» Hello again dudes [a Weapons Workshop question from Evan - ed]|
Need a poll for who would be coming this weekend! If the numbers are few enough, I probably will just bring the stuff to Terracon. We'll see! I'll check the results of this on saturday and see. Reminder, the Sunday is 4pm - 8pm (maybe 7:30 actually) and the monday session will be 12-3:30 (or 4) pm|
When will you be coming?
I'll be coming on Sunday
I'll be coming on Monday
I'm a butt who loves clicking on things but won't be coming to either
|» The Singing Detective|
Is there any interest in The Singing Detective being next up for Wednesday Night Clubroom Screenings?|
I have it on DVD and am happy to play it (only 6 episodes) if there are enough people who want to see it.
A short synopsis is as follows: (Stolen from wikipedia, but dont look it up there as it is rather spoilerific)
The story revolves around mystery writer Philip E. Marlow and his most recent hospital stay. Having reached its peak, his psoriasis (a chronic skin and joint disease) forms lesions and sores covering his entire body, and partially cripples his hands and feet. As a result of constant pain, a fever caused by the condition, and his refusal to take medication, Marlow falls into a fantasy world involving his Chandleresque novel, The Singing Detective, an escapist adventure about a detective (also named "Philip Marlow") who sings at a dance hall and takes the jobs "the guys who don't sing" won't take.
It stars Michael Gambon, most likely best known to the membership as Professor Dumbledore Mk II from the Harry Potter movies after 2003.