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08 October 2013 @ 10:35 am
i amn’t ded!  

Just apparently either terribly busy or terribly boring.

Last night we made it to the beginning of the celestial alignment in ‘Highlander: The Source’ before being unable to stand it anymore and concluding one had to be already preposterously drunk to watch that movie. For those following along at home, that’s about 7 minutes into the film. OMG, teh bad. But, Twitter assures me, in defense of the first 7 minutes, it gets much worse. Given that I was already peeking through my fingers and kicking the couch and writhing with the awfulness, this is almost a compelling reason to actually watch the whole thing. Possibly with as many Highlander-loving friends as we can find, just to really share the pain.

(I did approve of the fact that Duncan’s outrageous fur-collared coat in the first minutes is one we’ve seen him in before. Either that or it was the one Vin Diesel wore in Triple X, which is close enough.)

Harry Connolly’s Kickstarter is a mere $1100 away from getting awesome Chris McGrath covers! Go check it out! Epic fantasy for the win!

I would like to think that my reaction, had I been in the situation presented in this video, would have been to leap back in surprise, then to cry, “It’s okay, honey, you’re Jean Grey and it’s all going to be fine!” as I ran forward to hug her. (We will overlook the fact that Jean is never, ever ever fine.)

I’m having issues with my Kobo, which is to say, I bought several books from kobobooks.com so I could read them on the flight and I can’t open them on my damn e-reader. I’ve been talking to Kobo help, but so far nothing has worked. So I went and bought some of Judy’s books at BookViewCafe because THEY bloody work on my e-reader. I swear, it’s almost enough to drive a woman to using a Kindle.

Almost. :p

I’m still trying to figure out what I’m going to wear at ValleyCon (remember! I’ll be in Fargo from Oct 18-20! Come see me!). Which is becoming kind of important, because we leave on Thursday, so I should be figuring that out, um, now. Instead of making a much-belated blog post.

In fact, I’d probably better go do that.


(x-posted from The Essential Kit)

Deborah Blakedeborahblakehps on October 8th, 2013 11:26 am (UTC)
I think I got ten minutes further than you did. I promise, you didn't miss a thing.
Geek of Weird Shitgows on October 8th, 2013 12:13 pm (UTC)
What did you guys figure out re: traveling/schedules/money/who goes where?
ruford42 on October 8th, 2013 01:52 pm (UTC)
Since I've made it through that film..at least 2.5 times, does that make me a bigger fanboy? Or just more willing to overlook bad writing to enjoy urban fantasy? Hrmm...

Sorry to hear about the ebook frustration. I'm guessing you're not using the Kobo reader -- Did support give you any indication of why they didn't work? Are they slapping DRM on their ebooks now?
kitmizkit on October 8th, 2013 02:08 pm (UTC)
I'm using a Kobo wireless, which is an older model, and they said "try syncing it" and it turned out I wasn't doing it properly in the first place, but now that I am it's still not working, so I dunno. The only book it synced was Pride & Prejudice, which I originally got to read on my phone. All the ones I've bought through Kobo wireless don't work. o.O

You may be both a bigger fanboy and more willing to overlook bad writing. :) Sometime I'm going to have to try it again. :)
ruford42 on October 8th, 2013 05:07 pm (UTC)
If Kobo allows you to download directly to the PC, you could try loading them on either with their app or with Calibre. I ended up resorting to using Calibre to get some things synched on the mother-in-law's Kindle and it's became my default content manager for my Nook as well.
kitmizkit on October 8th, 2013 05:19 pm (UTC)
Sadly, thus far I've been unable to download direct to the PC, either. V. aggravating. I've just thought to delete the empty files off the e-reader to see if that would help, but haven't tried it yet...
Hexeengel Liebeslied: UFhexeengel on October 8th, 2013 01:58 pm (UTC)
Psst! My dad (eyelessgame's older brother) has a book (his third) coming out at the end of this month, and he and Mom are seriously considering making the trip to ValleyCon to leave Brag Sheets in appropriate places and hopefully get a chance to at least say hello to you :) Fair warning!
kitmizkit on October 8th, 2013 02:09 pm (UTC)
Wait, they're not coming WITHOUT YOU, are they?!?
Hexeengel Liebeslied: UFhexeengel on October 8th, 2013 02:14 pm (UTC)
*flattered* I'm seeing Mom in a few minutes and shall inform her of your indignance and incredulity :-P
kitmizkit on October 8th, 2013 03:08 pm (UTC)
Where's the petition! I'll sign the petition!
Hexeengel Liebeslied: UFhexeengel on October 8th, 2013 06:25 pm (UTC)
Mom and Dad need to discuss it (as they'd be paying my way), and of course I have to also discuss it with my husband as he'd be left home alone with our kids. But it is being discussed. 'Cause, I mean, Awesome and Legit-Author Person is, basically, personally requesting my presence *bashful giggles*
kitmizkit on October 8th, 2013 06:32 pm (UTC)
*fingers crossed*!
A large duck: booksburger_eater on October 8th, 2013 06:13 pm (UTC)
According to Kickstarter's stats, more people have pledged through links on your LJ (and seawasp's) than my own--although I don't think they count widget-clicks.

Thank you.
kitmizkit on October 8th, 2013 06:17 pm (UTC)

Well! Glad to be of service! (Truly, truly glad. *beams*)
desperance: lukedesperance on October 8th, 2013 10:53 pm (UTC)
So I went and bought some of Judy’s books at BookViewCafe because THEY bloody work on my e-reader. I swear, it’s almost enough to drive a woman to using a Kindle.

No, no. It's enough to drive a woman to buy more books from Book View Cafe, because they just bloody work...
kitmizkit on October 9th, 2013 06:40 am (UTC)
It's true, and there are literally hundreds of books on BVC I haven't read, so. :)
mikaela_lmikaela_l on October 12th, 2013 10:50 am (UTC)
This is just a hunch, but my suggestion would be to skip Kobo's software, and download Adobe Digital Editions to your computer, and then try to download the books. Since it sounds like it is a DRM error, of some sort. If not, ask for a refund and get the books from somewere else.