Mar. 3rd, 2009

London Trip

Mar. 3rd, 2009 07:30 am
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On the 19th of April GunstarVixen and I will be in London getting a makeover (yeah, didn't think that sort of thing happened to me either. Blame my sister.) Anyway, we'd like to make a weekend of it, catch up with lots of people, maybe do some fabric shopping, karaoke etc. Let me know who's around and what you fancy doing. Would anyone fancy putting us up Saturday night?

Minami bounce and Minami terror have crept up on me this week. I'm really, really looking forward to the event, it's going to be awesome. I just wish I was a bit more motivated with my sewing, as I'm not sure I'm going to get everything done at this rate.
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I've been watching quite a bit of BBC wildlife documentry at the moment. (Well, actually I've been watching quite a bit of Buffy and Angel and interspercing it with nature.) I've watched all of The Blue Planet now, and started on Life in Cold Blood. If you haven't watch anything like this recently, I'd highly recommend it (come over, I have lots!). However, I wanted to put a couple of vidoes up to share.

From the Blue Planet - Orcas hunting sealion cubs. Orcas are powerful, brutal and cruel. Watch this and try and work out when you first see the whale. You will probably notice it several seconds later than it appears on screen. The way these things almost throw themselves on the beach is probably something that can't quite be appreciated even with camera-work like this. It's about a 5 minute video, so if watching a baby sealion get tortured for that long isn't something you fancy, skip to 5.06. I had no idea they could do something like this - that little body must go 10 metres up.



The next clip is jousting tortoises from Life in Cold Blood. (Embedding is disabled so you'll have to follow the link, trust me it's worth it.)Brutal, cruel, maybe slightly less awesome. These tortoises have a spur on the lower side of their shells so they fight by trying to get this into the other shell and flip their opponent over. When one succeeds, it then torments the loser by biting it's face!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unyG39wncmw

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