Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Dear Mr. Jim Butcher

Do you know what I did yesterday? I read Fan Fiction. Something I swore to myself I would never do again. I promised myself that I was better than that, that I was going to walk away from that stuff once and for all. I was not going to write it, I was not going to read it. I was going to read only real books and write original stories.

Get On With It!
And do you know why I stooped to that level yesterday? Because you have started taunting me with this idea of Murphy and Dresden together. At first it was fine. I mean I didn't even notice that you were working it in there for a while. Granted reading the books out of order might have added to the problem, but that's beyond the point. The point is that I finally got around to picking up "Side Jobs" and read "Love Hurts."

That was a low move. I did not appreciate seeing potential and then you dragging it from me. This is why I read romance novels, so I don't get cranky when my fantasy novels take their time getting around to the mushy stuff. But currently I am in the middle of a kick were I pretty much have read nothing but Dresden files,   Mercy Thompson series and Kate Daniels series. You are now the only one of the three holding out on me.

In the immortal words of my grandfather: "Why you make me wait?"

I will keep reading fan fiction if it takes too long and I really really don't want to do that.. (Also I blame you for opening the can of worms that is the Harry and Thomas gay couple. Because let me tell you there is some weird stuff out there with that. Fan girls don't need any help, they would have done that on their own anyway but you made it worse.)

Comic Review: Fables

I realized something a few days ago. Many of my friends and relatives always get upset when something they like gets redone and the story changes slightly. I heard a never ending stream of annoyed people when it came to the Tim Burton Alice in Wonderland. People felt betrayed and hurt by something they loved being changed that way. I on the other hand had a ball of a time at that movie because it was a lot like a series of books called The Looking Glass Wars that I love that twist the Alice in Wonderland tale into something different.

Here is the thing, I love fairy tales. I know a crazy amount of small facts about the older versions. The fact is that fairy tales get twisted by every generation. The stories my mom read are completely different than what the oral tradition for the stories were before Grim. In fact the Grim brothers made major changes to many of the tales so that they would be better to read to children. And we thought Disney was bad. The point is that I don't have that inner rage when something I love gets messed with because I like fairy tales and that means a great deal of changes along the way.

This incarnation is no exception. Here we experience the fables and fairy tales of old living in modern day New York City. King Cole is the mayor of Fable Town as they call themselves. Snow White is the deputy mayor. The big bad wolf has changed and now looks human and goes by Bigdy Wolf and works as the sheriff of Fable Town. Prince Charming it turns out is a sleazy womanizer who has been divorced three times and continues to use women as a way to get things done. Cinderella works as a secret agent for Fable Town trying to make treaties with other Fable kingdoms. Rose Red even is in the series, who only hard core fairy tale readers will recognized as Snow White's sister.

The fables have been pushed out of their home land by some one they call The Adversary. There is even mention that Oz and Narnia have fallen as well to this Adversary. The over arching theme of the first ten or so comics has to do with the Fables trying to find ways to live in New York as well as their desire to return to their homelands.

The second story arch has to do with some stuff that makes very little sense if you don't read it. I am not going to touch that. I don't want any exploding heads.

The main point is this series is not only well written is takes characters we all know and gives them lives beyond what we know. This series is my own personal version of Christmas.

I highly recommend for anyone that even once enjoyed The Three Little Pigs or the Old Lady Who Lived in a Shoe. Or for anyone that thought Disney's sterile world was not what really happened.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Book Review: The Fallen Blade (Act One of the Assassini) by Jon Courtenay Grimwood

This sounded awesome. Assassins in Venice and there was a vampire and a few werewolves mixed in. It was going to be kick ass. Instead it was a lot of characters that are weird doing things for motivations we are not clued into. Like the vampire kid is in love with this one girl and she with him, but for no reason. They meet like once for all of three minutes. There is no sneaky assassin stuff but rather a lot of dull things about love and marriage and blah. Just blah. The end was awful. Leo died for like no reason what so ever. He might have been the only character I liked. Boo this book. BOOOOOO!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


BREAKING: Staff at MIT apologise for East Coast earthquake, claims an intern "dropped some science".

Monday, August 22, 2011

New Library!

Just had a look at my new library in my new area. It's awesome. Be prepared!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Book Review: Magic Slays by Ilona Andrews

I am really into this series now. I bought all but one of the books at one of the Borders store that is going out of business. The first book is very thin and I was only half there. The second book got better. It was the third book where they go into the Midnight Games that things finally start to get a move on. The one with her aunt also is kind of epic in many ways.

This one made me cry. I won't tell you why but I spent a good deal of the book in tears over a few characters. And then right at the end some one dies that is just heart breaking. By this book I am finally starting to care about some of the characters.

The whole magic and tech thing takes some getting used to, I desperately want some one to have a cell phone at some point to speed things up. Also I am really beginning to like hyenas because of these books. The witches in this one made me crazy happy. I love that the head witch and the head druid who always fight are married, and their kids are divided among the two fractions. It was epic awesome when they started fighting about silly stuff in the middle of the important negotiations.

I am actually really starting to like this series, not as much as the Mercy Thompson books but close. These are a little rougher. I kind of get annoyed sometimes when there are fight scenes because they often make no sense. The books also took their dear sweet time explaining things. Anyway I highly recommend.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Quote of the day

GoHan: My best friends are a twenty five year old midget and a green alien who hits me, but at least they are around unlike my dad!
Krillian: Where did that come from?

Friday, August 12, 2011

Picture of the Day

Eye roll

So all of you weird people that seem to make it here for the sole purpose of Sekirei, the second season is on Hulu. Go and be free. One a side note they cover the naked in that version though. So there. Now will some one please read this blog for something other than that post.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Movie Review: Cowboys and Alines

I think I am now officially more scared of aliens than I was before. There is some serious creepy shit in this movie. And in the mean time there is a western going on. And it rocks. I loved pretty much every minute of this movie. It has a classic feel and frankly the aliens don't make it corny, they make it creepy as all get out. Olivia Wilde's character is a wee bit odd and out of place. Its sorta like they wanted a girl because every movie needs at least one woman. Also I really liked Harrison Ford in this movie, he had the prefect combination of gruff and concern for his character. If you have yet to see this go see it now.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Quote of the day

"I am going to have a very normal child."  (Long pause as our friend stares at my boyfriend in confusion.) "Kids always rebel against what their parents are, I am weird as f*** so my kid is going to be normal as f***......its sound logic." -James


They are making a Ghost Rider Two. WHY? Is nicky cage that broke? I mean really no one needs that. No one.

And keep your grubby hands off Mass Effect!

Nook Quote of the day

"Saying the Nook is from Borders to Alyse is like saying Link rescues Princess Peach. Its a reference that infuriates the people that know something about it." -My boyfriend explaining my rage at a friend's comment.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Mini Book Review: Moon Cursed by Lori Handeland

About four chapters in I just yelled "Selkie." And pretty much yeah. There is some other stuff but I guess I know just a little too much about folk lore to ever be surprised. Its good enough. Also the guy on the cover bugs me.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Quote of the day

Sophie: Do you watch hockey fights, alone, at night, in your room? 
Eliot: Yeah, you never know when you have to fight a guy on ice.

Adventures in Cleveland

So I moved into an apartment this past weekend and I am just starting to get things unpacked. So forgive me if I don't post too often or have any time to read.