December 9th, 2016

Kore

"But science isn't the real problem - it's how we all get along."

Finally got caught up with Volume 4 of RWBY, and loving it. I was immediately struck by the graceful composition of the scenes and the 'camera' work - even a step up from the previous seasons, which is a high bar. Especially liked the richer view of the antagonists: they're not just cardboard villains, but flesh-and-blood characters. Cinder's character felt very real to me.

I'm now up to the backgrounder on the Faunus (V4 C4.5) -
http://roosterteeth.com/episode/rwby-volume-4-volume-4-psa-2-0-d8gjd
- which is as far as I can get until C5 is released for general viewing tomorrow, or else Rooster Teeth answers my help ticket. (My premium membership has lapsed and the site isn't letting me log in to renew. Boo hoo.)

So I'll be waiting impatiently to see what happens in C4 E5, on Menagerie.
Kore

Buzz Aldrin Recovering

It's nice to post an entry with my Retro Rockets (early space program) tag that isn't also accompanied by an STGM (Sic Transit Gloria Mundi) tag.

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, who was evacuated from the South Pole (!) last week, is now recovering from surgery in New Zealand.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/buzz-aldrin-departs-zealand-weeklong-hospital-stay/story?id=44081984

You might remember he's the same guy that punched out a moon landing conspiracy nut a few years ago. Badass Buzz is 86 years old.