March 18th, 2013


Kitsnaps: GPO & Millennium Spire

GPO & Millennium Spire
GPO & Millennium Spire
This was from last week’s wide-angle lens day. To our left, the Millennium Spire, not precisely affectionately known as “The Stiffy by the Liffey,” and to our right, the General Post Office, which, in 1916, during the Easter Rising, was the uprising’s headquarters. The pillars are full of bullet holes.

(x-posted from The Essential Kit)


Elfquest: The Final Quest

The Pinis have announced that their publication schedule has advanced more rapidly than they expected, so as of page 26, they’re ceasing the online teasers for the prologue to THE FINAL QUEST, and will be completing the story in print sometime later this year.

On the one hand, yay for them! On the other, argh. Either way, here are the final two pages they’ve posted:

Page 25
Page 26

The whole shebang:

Page One
Page Two
Page Three
Page Four
Page Five
Page Six
Page 7

Page 8
Page 9
Page 10
Page 11
Page 12
Page 13
Page 14
Page 15
Page 16
Page 17
Page 18
Page 19
Page 20
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Page 22
Page 23
Page 24
Page 25
Page 26

(x-posted from The Essential Kit)



So this is a bit of a Book V Movie: FIGHT! post as much as a review of the book. Or whatever these things I write up are. Reviews seem much more…thoughtful, than what I do. Anyway.

I went to see the movie Beautiful Creatures primarily because I like Emmy Rossum (whose part wasn’t large, but who chewed scenery when she had the chance). To my surprise and delight, I found the young man who played the lead quite charming, and unlike certain other films made from YA novels, I rather thought the leads had chemistry. So I was happy with it. (Apparently no one else was. It was a huge flop.)

There was, however, one major problem. In a nutshell, the movie’s plot is “Boy meets magic girl who must choose between good and evil on her 16th birthday.” The entire movie she clearly wants nothing more than to be good, so I spent the whole movie going, “…so what’s the problem here…?”

The book makes it clear that she is *chosen*, rather than gets to choose, which is a rather significant difference.

More behind the cut, because this goes into spoiler territory for both book and film.

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(x-posted from The Essential Kit)