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Hey hey Saturday

The Nerdist has posted the Top 10 Recut Movie Trailers, and some of these are HILARIOUS. I particularly like Mrs. Doubtfire as a psychological thriller and The Shining as a romantic comedy, but they're all great.

Last night I looked at a Europe map to find some parts of France where d'Artagnan has been tromping around in the Dumas I'm reading, and I ended up, as I often do, taking a tour of the world via Google Maps. With a little cross-referencing, I managed to find Neuschwanstein Castle nestled in the Bavarian hills (I've always been more than a little fascinated by this castle -- when I was a little girl, there was a framed picture of it on my wall, and it was there until at least high school... I don't know where that picture went to, over the years). I love Google maps. I have toured the world from my armchair.

Of course, looking at images of one castle leads to other castles and then buildings and then...

So are the evenings wasted. The Twitter feed @abandonedpics is full of amazing pictures of buildings from all over the world (although it's shy on explanations of them, but they have caused me to wander off on research jaunts).

I've decided to step up trying to work on my writing blog, nightmaresaloon, by just posting excerpts until I reach that "100 blog posts" thing. I'm a super, super slacker when it comes to that. I'll be everyone else is already past 100 posts.


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Sep. 15th, 2013 04:10 am (UTC)
dad loves using Google Earth like that. I'm trying to use it to cut down on house hunting time. You can find a side street in a nowhere town in Italy but you can't do major towns here. Ah Appalachia.

good luck with the writing blog. Mine's not faring much better
Sep. 15th, 2013 04:07 pm (UTC)
Yeah, there are some places where the satellite pictures just aren't too sharp (I forget what I was looking for once, but couldn't get more than a blur).

Of course, the problem with some places like Appalachia is the forestry...

Sep. 15th, 2013 04:56 pm (UTC)
that too

I swear the hillbillies just shoot the google van around here
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