But I'm getting a lot of reading done. I'm re-reading From Hell, that amazing graphic novel about Jack the Ripper by Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell. The first time I read it, I didn't realise there were extensive notes at the end. So this time I've got two bookmarks.
A few tidbits from the notes that interested me:
* Queen Boudicca (Boadicea) is rumoured to be buried under platform 10 (or 9 or 11) at Kings Cross station. It seems like something that should come up in HP fanfic sometime.
* A mummy (plus case) of a female musician from the court of the Princess of Thebes arrived in London in 1988. It's apparently one of the most famous "cursed" mummy cases and death and destruction appeared to follow it. It ended up at the British Museum. Sir Ernest Budge (who must the be Budge Daniel mentioned once on Stargate and several million times in fanfiction), the keeper of Egyptian and Assyrian Antiquities at the British Museum between 1893 and 1924, was reported to say, "Never print what I say in my lifetime, but that mummy-case caused the War."
And everything about the Masons is tantalizing.
In other news, we watched Queer Eye for the Straight Guy for the first time this week. (I think it airs where I usually am; I've just never made the effort before.) I really liked it. And it's now the Boy's new favourite show. Though he keeps trying to say that it's my new favourite show that he just watches with me to be nice.
I think I enjoy it in the same way I enjoy Iron Chef: A lot of manic activity, flamboyance, humour, and a mystery ingredient that's got to be made into something gourmet. Though none of them are as cool as Kaga. They're pretty cool, though. My fave is Ted. The Boy's is Thom. He says Thom reminds him of Major Sheppard from SGA. I don't exactly see it myself. Which one of us is right?
I just saw something labeled slashsafe. Do you suppse that means "free of slash" or "no icky het"? I couldn't really tell from the content.
I've been sort of skimming LJ this week, but not really engaging, particularly with fic. Le sigh. At least I won't be at Skip 900 when I get home. It will take all my free time just to catch up with yaoi_daily!
And now back to recreating.