Posted by jukkahoo
Awful sporting day today. Not only did HIFK lose, so did Real and Inter. The latter one wasn't really helped by the fact that they did lose to Liverbox, as I was sort of counting for Inter to put the Reds out of their miseries (Bransley...) for good. And what do they do? Second rate effort, with Materazzi doing what he does best, f**king it all up.
Today we also chose the Tähtifantasia Award nominees for the shortlist. And the brilliant five books are...
Take a guess. Go on, pick the right ones. Five books out of all those fantasies published in Finnish last year. Translated books, mind you, the originally Finnish fantasies are awarded the Mirrormere Award by the Finnish Tolkien Society.
Which really should consider very seriously Päivi Honkapää's Viides tuuli, which just last weekend won the Tiiliskivi Award, given by the Lit. Crit. students of the Tammere University. Viides tuuli is good, solid effort, which deserves much more credit and appreciation than it has so far garnered. I have a personal history with this one, as I was the original Reader of the manuscript Way Back Then. Now, years later, the book is out, it's good and getting good reviews, wherever good fantasy is appreciated.
I apologise for the relative shortness of these PeBloWriMoes of late. Various duties (or I call them duties, anyway) are keeping me rather occupied. The main one obviously being the move, but I cannot hide behind that one any more, as we have now given away our keys to the Taimistontie apartment. Gone, that happy home I used to call Casa Tali. But will Purotie be Casa Tali Two, or what? The Shadow knows, but he isn't telling.
I'll try to be more active with this one in the future and really have something to say. (*chuckle*) As if...
Barnsley actually, and yes, everyone in the UK except Liverpool fans laughed themselves silly. But that doesn't mean we were not cheering them every inch of the way against Inter. Have you seen the Stevie Gerrard goal yes? Sweet.
Don't forget to email me the Tähtifantasia nominees for SFAW.
Posted by: Cheryl | February 20, 2008 at 01:10
Ah, tyop. :)
Haven't seen this particular Gerrard goaal, but I'm guessing it's another stunning hard kick from Way Over There that partly defines him as one of the best English footballers of his generation.
Nominees coming right up when it is available for public consumption. Toni is currently sitting on top of them.
Miksei kukaan arvuuttele? Vai eikö tätä (ghaps!) lue kukaan...?
Posted by: jukkahoo | February 20, 2008 at 10:06
I hope that it is J Pekka Mäkeläs book Nedut. Althought I tought that Musiikkia miesäänille ja lentäville lautasille by Howard Waldrop was a good book to.
Sometimes I get very frustrated by the way Lundell plays. It is like watching lotto. Will he play a vacumcleaner or not. It would not have been so hard to take that shot.
Liverpool, Manu, Milan, Inter all sucks. The Toons rules.
Posted by: kenneth | February 20, 2008 at 10:16
Tähtifantasia? I'm guessing Scott Lynch's Lies of Locke Lamora and Dunsany's King of Elfland's Daughter. The latest Martin? When did that come out? Stewart's Mockingbird, that would be a good choice! Was The Children of Hurin translated last year?
Based on Jukka's review, perhaps Viides tuuli should be on the Mirrormere shortlist... must check it out, then!
As for football: no comments!
Posted by: Kisu | February 20, 2008 at 10:58