Today’s Friday links are brought to you by the first of June, with it’s chilly and rainy weather, along with the dulcet tones of Yoga Lin (I’m currently listening his album Perfect Life).
- Speaking of Yoga Lin (see what I did there?), he released a new MV (aka music video) the same day I posted my review. You can watch it here (on his company’s YT channel), it even includes English subtitles and I quite like it.
- My friend H sent me an article about bricks placed around Germany (NPR) as memorials to victims of the Nazis. I found the concept to be quite clever and thoughtful, it also made me want to go visit Germany in order to see some of them.
- I come a family of science fiction fans, so I found this post about the 10 Great Science Fiction Books for People Who Don’t Read Sci-Fi (Flavorwire) to be kind of amusing. Many of these certainly wouldn’t be on my list, but then again I believe that if you want to get people to read SF books, you don’t give them SF books, you give them good crossover books. Of that list, I’ve read six of them (Ender’s Game, Gun with Occasional Music, The Handmaid’s Tail, The Stars are my Destination, Frankenstein and Dune ).
- More book stuff: ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ History Excluded from Wayback Machine Archives (GalleyCat) It seems, at least to me, that sometimes authors are embarrassed by their fanfiction writing past. I just it kind of amusing that she had it removed, but slightly disturbing that The Internet Archive can make things vanish so easily.
- This is mostly relevant to my mom and I, because we went to see Rise of the Planet of the Apes and quite liked it: New title and release date for Planet Of The Apes sequel (TotalFilm)
- From the world of the absurd: Nook version of War and Peace turns the word “kindled” into “Nookd”(ArsTechnica) It looks like it was a mistake, but that doesn’t make it any less hilarious.
- It’s a sad week for kpop/kdrama fans named Sarah (as well as my friend H), because kpop idol and a kdrama actor we like have announced that they’re enlisting: Lee Jun-hyuk headed to army duty next month (Dramabeans) and SS501′s Kim Kyu Jong to enlist in the Military this July (Omona They Didn’t). You can’t see it, but I’m actually pretty sad about this. D: I wish idols did their service earlier, like non-idol Koreans, but the Korean entertainment complex doesn’t work that way.
- And, lastly, some pictures: Contemplating the Sun (APOD), The Art of Spirited Away (houseofghibli) and Little Lemurs Debut at the Bronx Zoo (ZooBorn)