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16 June 2014 @ 10:10 am
five things make a post  

I had things to post about when I opened this window, I swear. Now I’ve forgotten them all.

Well, anyway. Let’s see. There was an early showing of the second How To Train Your Dragon movie yesterday, and the first half of it was good. Ted says the second half was good too, but Young Indiana didn’t make it all the way through, so neither did I. :)

I did see (all of) Belle this weekend, and it was *wonderful*. Highly, highly recommended.

Working my way through Veronica Mars. I’m a little less than halfway through the first season. Mostly it’s Weevil who’s keeping me watching. I love him. :)

Last night I had a Terrible Dilemma about watching more VM or finishing reading Harry Connolly‘s WAY INTO CHAOS, the first of his Kickstarted epic fantasy trilogy The Great Way. Except it wasn’t such a terrible dilemma after all, save for that I probably would have gone to bed at a more sensible hour if I’d gone for VM, because I stayed up toooo laaaate finishing WAY INTO CHAOS.

(“He wins!” Ted said cheerfully when I said that. :))

Holy crap, dudes, that is one hard-hitting, take-no-prisoners, breathtaking holy shit of a book.

I mean, I knew going in that it was about the fall of an empire, but when it all went to hell I was like “NO WAIT WUT” and — look, the only reason I didn’t launch into book 2 immediately was because it was already way past my bedtime and Young Indiana was going to get up early no matter when I went to bed, so I couldn’t compound my foolishness too far. :)

At one point I inadvertantly whispered, “oh shit!” out loud, causing Ted to say, “What? WHAT? Was that a good oh shit or a bad one? WHAT?!” :)

And finally, I made this chocolate pudding yesterday, and not only was it very nice, but it also actually only took 20 minutes and made 6 servings, just like it said it would.

(x-posted from The Essential Kit)

Deborah Blakedeborahblakehps on June 16th, 2014 12:22 pm (UTC)
"Up too late reading" is my middle name.
Carlton Max: baz goatc_maxx on June 17th, 2014 03:56 pm (UTC)
Check mark that! If Pat could spray me with sleeping potion, you could count me sprayed.
Trent the Uncatchableknappenp on June 16th, 2014 02:10 pm (UTC)
Just so you know in advance, Weevil is also in the movie. (He's absent for a couple story arcs in the third season - though his absence is explained - but he's back for the movie.)
A large duckburger_eater on June 16th, 2014 05:08 pm (UTC)
kitmizkit on June 16th, 2014 05:37 pm (UTC)
*laughs right out loud*
A large duck: Brain Overload!burger_eater on June 16th, 2014 05:10 pm (UTC)
Actually, I'm tempted to put:

"... one hard-hitting, take-no-prisoners, breathtaking holy shit of a book." -- C.E. Murphy

right on the cover.
kitmizkit on June 16th, 2014 05:36 pm (UTC)
*laughs* Go for it, if you want. *laughs* Are you allowed to put "holy shit" on a cover? :)
A large duckburger_eater on June 16th, 2014 05:45 pm (UTC)
I might. I'm doing this for myself and there's no reason not to.

The only thing that would hold me back is that I said the book would be for adults and young readers, and putting the word "shit" on the cover might discourage adults buying for kids (although it would probably pique the kids' interest.
kitmizkit on June 16th, 2014 05:54 pm (UTC)
holy shit, holy beans, holy moly, holy hell, holy crap, holy...I kind of like holy moly, actually... :)
A large duck: booksburger_eater on June 16th, 2014 06:02 pm (UTC)
If you like holy moly, that will work, too.

"... one hard-hitting, take-no-prisoners, breathtaking holy moly of a book." -- C.E. Murphy
kitmizkit on June 16th, 2014 07:12 pm (UTC)
Works for me! Cool! :)
Carlton Max: baz goatc_maxx on June 17th, 2014 04:20 pm (UTC)
Once burst out with "expletive deleted" in a crowded movie theater, and not just oh, shit, when watching Jackie Brown, but then that's Tarantino for you...

I know violence against women is a fact of the world, but I don't need to see it in movie. Did you ever read Cherryh's Morgaine Triology? Morgaine kicked everyone's petunia. "So this is how you keep my leigeman?" --Pardon while... oops. How to categorize it? I think of it as SF, but not so sure, like Moorcock's future time series... My favorite of all her stuff, and her earliest novels, I believe-- The Gate of Ivrel, Well of Shiuan, Fires of Azeroth.

Wikip says, "This series has been identified as being set in the Alliance-Union universe, as it is stated that Morgaine [expedition] was sent on her quest by the "Union Science Bureau", which puts it in an SF setting, but the story development only marginally so. The first two both start out a little low-key, then build.

I recc- give them a look if you've never read... I believe you'd enjoy the characters and stories.

Edited at 2014-06-17 04:22 pm (UTC)
irishkateirishkate on June 17th, 2014 10:34 pm (UTC)
Up to late reading sounds rather like the tag line to my life...
irishkateirishkate on June 17th, 2014 10:35 pm (UTC)
Can't edit on phone.