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Happy birthday to tuilelindowen, and happy early birthday to arkhamdenizen. I hope you both have marvelous days and wonderful years to come!

A few items of note:

* Project Gutenberg now has a Science Fiction Bookshelf.

* SF Site has opened voting for its Readers' Choice Awards for 2006. Readers may vote for up to ten books published this year.

* I invite you to visit the links I love! (Now revised.)

* Several interesting articles have appeared considering the historical accuracy (or inaccuracy) of the film Apocalypto:
--"Apocalypto: A New Beginning or a Step Backward?" by Zachary X. Hruby (University of California - Riverside)
--"Is Apocalypto Pornography?" by Traci Ardren (University of Miami)
--"VU Professor Finds Fault with New Film on Mayas" by Michaela Jackson
--"Apocalypto: More Heat from the Anthro Community" by K. Kris Hurst (includes lots of links)
--"Apocalypto Ascribes Violent Outlook to Wrong People" by Roberto Lovato

"All my life I've looked at words as though I were seeing them for the first time."
-Ernest Hemingway


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Dec. 18th, 2006 06:14 pm (UTC)
thanks for the apocalypto links - very, very interesting. :)
Dec. 20th, 2006 11:13 pm (UTC)
You're most welcome!
Dec. 18th, 2006 07:11 pm (UTC)
From what I saw from "Apocalypto", Mel Gibson is SO making yet another movie about his sadomasochistic fantasies ;) The extremely long and explicit whipping scene in "Passion of Christ" was of the same kind. Looking forward to check out the links.
Dec. 20th, 2006 11:14 pm (UTC)
It makes you wonder, doesn't it? I hope the links are useful.
Dec. 20th, 2006 11:36 pm (UTC)
Actually, it doesn't make me wonder at all. I know how the fantasies of a perverted mind look like *G* But it's somewhat amusing to see them clad in the cloak of ultraconservative religion and hollywood junk.

The links debate totally different aspects, but they were very interesting too. Thanks for sharing. I think I'll wait for the DVD - or ask an internet friend for an advanced copy :)
Dec. 20th, 2006 11:37 pm (UTC)
LOL! Sounds like a smart plan.

Dec. 19th, 2006 01:18 pm (UTC)
Many thanks for all these links, eldritchhobbit.
Dec. 20th, 2006 11:14 pm (UTC)
You're most welcome!
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