Saci Lloyd wrote The Carbon Diaries 2015 and The Carbon Diaries 2017 and, shortly, will publish a new book, called Momentum. It is set in London, in the very near future, when energy wars, wealth disparity and martial law are constant headlines. Also it has parkour! Which is pretty cool I think. Here is the trailer:
Happy Feet 2! Will it be about a penguin who can neither sing nor dance, but instead expresses itself through oratory?
No, it won’t.
Ooh and there’s a new trailer for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt 2. It does look good, doesn’t it? In a few years we will be able to watch ALL the films back to back, like you can do with The Lord of The Rings (or whatever).
Tuesday 22nd March Central Library 4-5pm
The flying guy in this photo is from NZ Parkour, come and discover how you can get in on the action at this taster session.
Recreation Wellington will be there with some fitness freebies, and as a bonus, you can tell them what you think they should be doing for young people in this city.
Tuesday 22nd March 4-5pm at the Central Library:
Get fit for free with Rec Welly and NZ Parkour. Find out about the free and five dollar deals in town and learn how to leap tall buildings in a single bound.
Thursday 24th March 4-5pm at the Central Library:
Afford toys and gadgets : BNZ, CAB and the Community Law Centre are here to show you how you can get the stuff you want, and what to do when that cell phone you just bought breaks down.
STA will be giving away a Lonely Planet guide book to one lucky person at this session.
Wednesday 30th March 4-5pm at the Central Library:
Get your music and art out there: The singer from Poppy Dust and the guys from OOsh Multimedia on how collaboration, thinking outside the square, and following your dreams can get you, your art, your music, and your life where you want them to be.
It’s been an age since we linked to some parkour/freerunning videos. So we must remedy that! Watch this video and marvel as gravity is defied.
Do you like this? Go to the NZ Parkour Association website!
ETA: some more on parkour, here’s a summary of Chase Armitage (professional free runner (which you can be)) and his talents.
The window is the best bit.
One more week of holidays, so why not spend it indoors in front of the computer, playing Flash games? Why not indeed. Here’s a list of some new games [we have older lists - Flash, Flash 2, Flash 3, Pew Pew Pew (which should be Flash 4, I guess)]
Clockwords – type words to shoot down clockwork spiders. The longer the word, the more damage the spiders take. ADDICTIVE. And educational!
Tetris Friends - Play Tetris competitively – you can send completed lines into someone else’s game. I’m not sure who I played but I won on my first attempt, which was nice.
Canabalt – a parkour-style game. Run until you, er, fall to your death (I made 1794m on the first attempt. Not too shabby.).
Max Damage – Max is a kid who likes to break things with his ‘toy’ cannon. Uses real physics, so could be considered educational maybe.
Tane – Tane is … Tane. It’s also an actual game, believe it or not.
Pixel – Very cool. Can’t begin to describe it.
Steamshovel Harry - Didn’t play this (I’m at work, you know) so who knows.
How To Raise A Dragon - Didn’t play it either but comes recommended.
That was all. TTFN.
As readers of this blog know, I really like parkour/free-running. (Previous posts.) And you should too. After the ‘more’ there’s an incredible Youtube clip of someone riding a bike up, down, and over all things urban. (It’s really called freestyle BMX.) Enjoy, and don’t try any stunts yourself
More free-running news!
The world’s first free-running championships took place in London last Wednesday. Contestants had to complete a course (and provide their own soundtrack) and were judged for their ‘flow’ by other free-runners. The BBC have a brief video interview with the organiser of the event. The winner was American Gabe Nunez (who can be seen in this 3 Doors Down music video), while second and third places were won by Britons.
I don’t think the 2012 London Olympics have a demonstration sport picked out yet …