Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Reaction to the First Episodes of "Avatar: The Legend of Kora"

A while back when the creators of Last Airbender announced that they were going to make a second show I was pumped. The feature film had been taken out of their hands and ruined completely. This was a chance for me to get more of the world I loved and forget that movie ever existed.

1) I don't know why but I was thrown off by the new open. I mean it was the same moves but with different people and in a different order.

2) Republic City is an awful name and I am going to hate the number of times I have to hear it. If it is the capital of a republic why not call it Capital City.

3) Kora kicks ass, and she already know how to do most of the bending so we don't have a whole first season dedicated to learning each type of bending.

4) WHY IS SOKKA GONE?!?! Stupid Katara is still here but not Sokka? Why cruel world?

5) Polarbeardog is the new flying Bison.

6) Tenzien makes me giggle and I enjoy air bending children.

Fire Ferret Circus!
7) Hello bum in Republic City, you have made my day.

7.5) I know that one of the major plot points of this series is going to be Benders vs. Equalist but really that protester guy needs to be punched.


9)Toph's daughter and Aang's son made my day.

10) Creators, you can not make up for the lack of Zuko - Katara love story by giving us a Fire bender as Kora's love interest. But I will accept this because at least he is less of a wet blanket.

11) Hello fire ferret, I want you.

12) Welcome replacement Sokka, BoLin, you have big shoes to fill

13) I enjoy that this series is slightly older character wise and topic wise. It matches the idea that most fans of the original series will have aged.

Seeing as there have only been three episodes I can't really say if it is for sure the as good as the first but it looks like it could be.

Peter Dinklage Moment of the Day

Monday, April 23, 2012

Tv Review: King 2 Hearts

There comes a time every couple of months where there is a lull in my television schedule. Perhaps something has gone off the air, or maybe I am having a fight with Time Warner about HBO Go. Maybe I have finished watching all of the 11th Doctor by find the 9th and 10th to be less than extraordinary. Whatever the reason I find myself in a position of looking outside English language television for entertainment.

When this happens I turn to Asia. And for those of you have gotten really bored and read the archives or have just been around long enough to remember, Asian dramas are kind of epicly strange.

This time I started watching 'King 2 Hearts' which on top of committing the crime of putting a number in a title has a plot so strange I am still not sure what it's trying to do. The show first off asks you to assume that South Korea still has a constitutional monarchy. Then the open has something to do with the World Officer Training something. I have no idea really. I think its supposed to be the Olympics for military people. I feel like I should google to see if it's real but I won't because that is quickly no longer a plot point.

The big deal is that the current king of South Korea wants the North and the South to compete as one. So the first few episode are all about the team training. Of course it isnt that simple because you know the crown prince (the king's brother) is forced on the team and it turns out that the North sent a girl as their leader. So the two clash all the time because thats what happens in these shows.

Then they King is trying to find some one for the prince to marry and the North lady is offered as a possible candidate because the King wants his brother to marry some one form the North in an attempt to bring greater peace....geting bored. And then suddenly the king dies and the princess gets crippled and the prince is the new king and North lady is his fiance all in like two episode. It does a huge flip in like no time at all.

My biggest complaint about the show so far is the "bad guy." I don't take him seriously. I mean lets be honest when was the last time you were afraid of some one that did magic tricks as their hobby? I mean really think about this. Would you be afraid of a slightly overweight Korean man who ran around in button down shirts and spent so much time doing magic tricks? I know I am not. They keep trying to build some tension with him because he is some kind of arms dealer that wants the Koreas to keep fighting. He is even the reason the King dies. But I am not scared of him.

Hell I don't even want to punch him the way I wan to punch Joffery. (can you tell I have been watching Game of Thrones?) Seriously I have no idea how he is scary. If all the characters just ignored him things would be better. I mean they kicked him out of the country and then he killed the King but cant the prince be like "I be busy yall" and peace out?

Also in related thoughts I am really unsure if North Korea is anything like what they show. I mean they have all these kind of nice looking places and then they just have them really empty. Although the really brief flash of what I assume was a Kim Jong Ill impersonator was so worth it.

Right now the show is still airing so I have no idea where it is even going with this. I mean are they going to go back to being military group? Are they going to make it all about him being King now and how him and the chick only slightly like each other? Am I going to have to watch more magic tricks with suspenseful music played over them? These are the questions I want answered.

Why we no get Dragons?

Friday, April 20, 2012

Book Review Alien Proliferation by Gini Koch

My brain hurts. I feel like I need a week to recover from this. I also feel disappointed and kind or sad, to the point that I have given in and accepted the fact that the only way to come back from this mess is to read Game for Thrones.

Back when I read the first Gini Koch alien book I was smitten. It was this spunky and fast sci-fi book that made me happy. I found the entire thing tons of fun. I realize now I was wrong. So wrong. I need to be punished.

Some books spend over 300 pages dedicated to solving a single or maybe two mysteries. These books cover one in a chapter. Its ruff. There is a climax ever could of pages. The fact that most of the main character can super speed is used to do so many things so quickly.

I am not going to explain the plot, frankly because I cant. I have no idea how I am supposed to ever sum up what was going on.

On top of that insanity no one ever fucking dies. Ever. This is the opposite of George R. R. Martin's camp and firmly in the Stephanie Meyer camp of writing. Where every major character not only gets to live but gets to have a nice tied up love story. I am sorry but not everything works that way. These books have so many characters that they compose an entire division and a half in an organization and not a single one of them bites the bullet or stays injured for long.

One guy dies, and he was in the first chapter for like a hand full of pages and then died off screen in the middle of the book.

I am angry with these books. They cheated me. I thought they were my friends but now that I have spent more time with good books lately I see them for the impostors they are.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Thought of the Day

I was once fought over by two boys when I was in high school. I was not really aware that it was happening and at one point it apparently did come to blows, and from what I have heard it was the weirdest thing ever seen because they were both string beans. So having had that experience I can truthfully say that it is not as exciting as it appears in the books and movies. Just putting it out there.

Real boys in high school are not that well groomed and put together. They are also not so great at showing their emotions so while you might know that your boyfriend and this one guy friend of yours might not seem to like each other you will have no clue what is really happening. Well you might. To be honest I didn't care. That might have been part of it.

Still string beans, fighting. Thats what it looks like.

Friday, March 9, 2012

The Shoe is on the Other Foot

Today one of my friends sent me back the first draft of my novel with some notes. I find it hysterical because she tears into the slop I wrote the same way I do everything. The following are just in the first couple of pages and they make me happy.

Lakes have rooms? Do you mean an underwater cave?

It’s a little frustrating that Autumn understands but isn’t letting me in on the secret. If it’s not explained more clearly soon, it might be a problem.

Okay, I’m going to say it not because I care but because you WILL be made fun of for it: SUMMER’S A GIRL NAME! (I was aware of that but I like naming my boy character a girl name. Deals with it)

Does everyone pay her in curry? That seems... unlikely

This makes me sad. Make it better.

Vikings didn’t die out, they just settled down and became Scandinavians [except for the few who became French].

More description please. Make less brain-hurty. Also ouch. I was not prepared for drawing-and-quartering.

Why? What did she do to confirm her innocence? I didn’t realize making a joke was sufficient evidence to prove you’re not a murderer. (There was supposed to be a sentence there that never made it into the draft due to me getting distracted.)

"Yes?" I am a word smith. (Are you now?) {I don't think she got my sarcasim here. Still made me laugh so hard.}

Anyway the point of this whole thing is I am having a blast reading these. I really am. Most of what she is pointing out are issues I already knew existed but hadn't fixed for the purpose of getting things down on paper before making the details perfect. I am not sure if other people would find some of this stuff annoying but I think its epic fun. I can see her sitting there reading my book making faces every time I messed something up because most of this was written in 30 days. I am glad that she seemed to have loved it seeing as she got it back to me exactly a week after I gave it to her. 

So yeah. I can take what I dish out. Just putting it out there. 

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Book Review: Lothaire by Kresley Cole

At first I was like "no." And then I was like "okay maybe." And now I am like "but there were so many things that could have been cooler!"

This is what I call the bad guy pitfall book. It happens eventually in a series like this, where every character eventually gets a true love. For some reason authors get it in there head that this character they have setting himself against all the other main characters needs a true love as well.

The issue here is I think Cole knew she was going to give Lothaire a girl from day one because the guy never really seems that evil. I mean yes he does do some mean stuff but never anything crazy evil. True he is a bit crazy but really what character in this series isn't? I mean he has yet to kill anyone we care about or hurt children or helpless women really. He just kind of threatens the main characters a bit in every book and then kills some one off screen. But the good guys kill plenty of people so I don't really see the difference.

Also. Mother Fucking Stockholm Syndrom!

In similar news why do all of these immortal creatures act like teenagers? I mean honestly I am going to be twenty four soon and even I don't have this much emotional retardation going on.

It was good but not great and I feel like it is just going to blend into the background of this series. The characters did nothing of interest the entire book and the ending just sort of came out of no where.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Book Review: Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel

Okay so I hate zombies. I mean they give me the every loving creeps. I have nightmares about them when  I don't even talk about them. If you talk about zombies around me I have a nightmare. I long ago accepted that I am an epic pansy and my great Achilles heel is zombies.

So, several people are going to crucify me when I say I liked this book. I mean it lead me on in the wrong direction with the book flap but I think I just didn't read things correctly. I was expecting Steam punk Victorian romance, and what I got was post apocalyptic steam punk victorian. Yeah I know. My brain also was really confused by that idea as well. But Habel did get it right, if religious conservatives were the only ones to survive the apocalypse then we would end up with Victorian era part two.

I enjoyed the main characters of this book rather a lot. Granted there were a lot of them because every chapter moved around to a different point of view. And for some reason it took me till about chapter fifteen to realize that the character's name was with the chapter number and told you who was talking.  I liked the zombies the best really but almost all of the characters that were teens made me laugh at some point.

My favorite part perhaps is when Nora has locked her self in a room and Bram the zombie heart throb trying to get her to come out. I don't know if you know anything about a folk singer Jonathan Coultan but he has a rather funny song called Re: Your Brains that this scene simply invoked.

Besides that the one thing that did rub me the wrong was what I like to call "stockholm syndrom love." This happens in a good deal of books where for some reason the girl is being held against her will for a decent part of the book. And this book totally did that. Granted eventual Nora starts helping Z Base but still I am always annoyed when this is a thing.

Is the only way to fall in love in a short period of time involve being held against your will? I really want to know because I swear I could find an instance where that happened and it did not involve lying about the situations at hand.

The only other thing that me a bit crazy was the end. I mean I was under the impression that they found a vaccine. But then oh noes, some of the zombies did infect people that had the vaccines so bad things are going to happen? Like they hadn't already. I was really confused by that part.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Book Review: Entwined by Elisabeth Naughton

I read the first book in this series a while back. And by a while back I mean last year or maybe more. I had gotten the first book as a free download and I remember not hating it completely so I got the second one from the library when I was trying to think of something decent to request.

I had kind of forgotten that this series was all about Greeky mythology and that the male leads are all part of a super group of warriors who can each trace their roots back to a one of the ancient heroes of legend. Although I still don't remember why the bad lady was in hell or why she got thrown out of the special magic world. I mean I vaguely have and idea but most of that is just mush in the back of my brain trying to make sense of it.

I will say that I don't hate Callia and Zander. I think they have some kind of chemistry. But I do think that it is really weird that they could basically work in the same building for ten years and never once confront one another about what they thought happened. I just think it is odd that the major plot point is that her dad lied to both of them and they sort of just went with it. Also when her dad died I was not sorry to see him go, he clearly was a complete ass for what he did to his daughter.

The thing that gets me is the King and his one "real" daughter Isadora. First of mr. man can't seem to keep it in his pants. I mean the entire first book was basically them like "you are human!" and then the girl being like "but also my dad is your king." So he already had one daughter out of wedlock. So when there were hints that Callia's son was a prince I just sort of groaned and accepted the fact that of course she was also the kings daughter.

Isadora is really were my rage settles in. I didn't hate her so much in the first book. She was trying to help her sister and get out of an arranged marriage. She proved she had some back bone in that book. In this book she just kind of becomes Bitch tastick. When her dad is like "arranged marriage number two!" she just kind of sit back and takes it. She gets annoyed but doesn't really do anything and just seems to throw a tantrum by cutting her hair.

The super bitch moment is when Callia realizes that her son did not die during labor and is still alive. Callia is dying to go find her son and save him from the demon her father sold him to, and Isadora seems to think it is the perfect time to get all high and mighty suddenly. She says in so many words that Max will never be king because Callia is a bastard child. And oh by the way she still plans marrying Zander even through its super clear him and Callia have been in love all this time.

And no one says anything. No one is like "princess, not the time." Great personal revelations have just occurred and the main characters have finally learned the truth about what happened to their child, and now is the time she chooses to go all upity. Then she still after everything is super ready to marry Zander after all of that. Well not super ready she lets her handmaiden drug her so she can get out of it.

I want to punch this bitch. I get that we are supposed to feel sorry for her because daddy always made her choices but she is just a mean person. The shitter is the next book is about her, and I hate her. But I really like the guy she gets to bone, which is completely depressing.

Anyway. These are worth the read if you like Greek Mythology and romance novels. That might be a smaller niche than I think it is.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Book Reviews: Hex Hall & Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins

I finished the first book in less than eight hours. Thats not really a good or bad thing but it does say that it was easy to read. Which might be caused by some of the meaner things I will say.

The first book is stupid predictable. It hurst how much of a cliche some of it is. New girl in a high school for special kids. Gets roomed with an outcast and chooses to be her friend rather than make friends with the bitchy girls who threaten her rather than woo her into their group. (Side note, I was in a Sorority. You don't threaten them. You play nice and ask them about themselves. Then you ply them with booze and take them out to a play ground. Not in that order or back to back but yeah.)

Of course there is the one super hot guy that all the girls get their panties in a twist over. (Boyfriend: Did she ruin that chair thinking about him? Me: Yes all the little high school girls did ruin chairs when he came in the room.) He is of course dating the queen bitch. He and the main girl get assigned detention together on the first day.

Girl has been lied to about origins and parents and finds this all out while at school. Well some of it is delayed until book two but yeah. Parents are evil. Blah Blah Blah.

I wanted to like these books. I did. Lead girl has the decency to be a smart ass and constantly snarky. Best friend is a vampire that loves pink. It has a base there that could be something not boring. But it is boring. So boring. This might be because the book is almost completely a copy paste of "Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy." But then again that is probably a copy paste of something else.

I don't get this whole really hot guy thing. I mean I get that some guys are hot. I am aware of that, don't question my appreciation of the male form. What I don't get is this idea that one guy or maybe one group of guys are the end all be all of hot in high school. I spent most of high school laughing terribly at those kinds of guys. I never met a single one of them that could have had a decent conversation with me. Also it might have just been my school but really none of them were that good looking. I am not a snob with it comes to looks but seriously where do they grow these boys because they certainly aren't in Indiana.

I just don't get it. I went to the high school that John Hughes made so famous. Its a real place and its in the Midwest. But I just never seemed to notice these things actually happening. I think they did, just not to me or anyone I knew. Why? Because I had traveled the world and read good books by the time hormones kicked in and was not a slave to the little monsters.

I like the guy in the second book so much better. He is sweet and has that whole stoic and silent think going for him. Yes he might not be dangerous and mysterious but I don't trust anybody I can't read like a book. No really, if they are mysterious there is a good chance they are just bi-polar. And I already have one of those hanging around I don't need to date one.

On top of that what is it with parents either lying or not trusting your parents? I mean how many parents really lie about important stuff about who they are and what they do as their job. Granted my parents did once lie to me in a major way but at the time they didn't want me to be freaking out. Yes I haven't completely forgiven my mother for not letting me know that my dad was stage four earlier but I get why they did it.

But in these books its like the parents are retarded. They have no idea how to talk to their children and the kids don't trust them to begin with. And then the bad guys in the second book apparently are doing this for their own good but she wouldn't understand because she is just a kid.

True I find teenagers to be vile creatures, and I say that fully acknowledging the face that I was one not too long ago. But why are the parents and adults so tight lipped?

Another thing why do long periods of time get brushed over in these books so quickly? Harry Potter was good because there was stuff going on all the time, even when they had homework and class. Perhaps if some of these books added a bit more rather than saying "the next several weeks of detention were nice while we laughed together, blah blah blah"? Do something with that time. Make the male lead more than just a cardboard box held up by good looks and raging hormones.

The one thing missing from these books was the main character liking a classic novel that most teens recognize but have never read. I hate that. Have you read Jane Austin? I have. Its really cumbersome. You have to be dedicated. And yes I do know just about every Shakespeare play and character. I am a dying breed of people that love to read, but yeah I get why that is normally included. Still it always feels forced because you know the girls don't act like book worms.

I was bored basically. I have complaints but they are mostly with the genre rather than the book itself. It was fine but it was predictable and boring. The second book was ever so slightly less so but had the bad habit of bringing in the new love interest just so he can be crushed. Oh yeah and mommy was lying as well as daddy. So yay!

I need to not read young adult. *Looks at books from the library* Crap.....

Book Review: Archon by Sabrina Benulis

I want to hit myself for this one. I really do. First off I read a review, I think on All Things Urban Fantasy but not sure. The review said mean things, which is kind of like saying that some one just made fresh cookies to me. I don't know why I feel the need to read books that sound awful. Then to make matters worse the author thanked God first in the acknowledgements. I don't really have anything against The Flying Spaghetti Monster in all his forms but I worry when He is the first person thanked by some one. It sets me on edge for reasons I don't really want to get into but begin and end with the day I learned there was no Santa.

So this book is about angles. But also it is about bitchy teen girls that some how go from being fussy about boyfriend to murdering half the college. Well not half, but anyone that cuts of a priest's head is kind of hard core. Also this my be years of Catholic education speaking but some of the things in this book gave me hives. I mean the writing is complete shit and she is clearly working of some kind of religious complex in this book. But to top that off the male lead is a priest.

I mean really. I have years of bad images and scandals burned into my brain about that. And suddenly there is a sexy young priest boinking all these young girls. Not one of the publishers was ever like "not to be weird but do you have penis envy of the little boys? Because this is strange." And yes hot priest guy is have Jinn, which in this incarnation are demons not magical creatures in bottles or their almost pokemon-like incarnation.

The angels were really weird. I mean I think that was on purpose but I am still really unclear if the head angel was doing it with the two smaller ones (who I for some reason pictures in chibi anime form) or if they just had some daddy issues with him. Also how the devil was he preggers? And was it being hinted at that he had been preggers for a couple thousand years? You know on top of that whole being in love with his younger brother.

Are you getting the hives yet?

This book went on forever to boot. Half way through we reached what I thought was a really good kind of climatic scene. And then it just kept going. It was painful by that point because I just was not sure what was happening. Was the demon trying to put her adoptive daughter on the throne of hell or not? Was the priest dude work for the devil or not? Was anyone actually working for the devil because apparently the demons all locked up Lucifel because she was so scary. How is a tree an angel and why is that brushed over so quickly.

How are this many people being murdered or dying on an island owned by the Vatican and no one is freaking out? That was the weirdest part. The serial kill plus the fact that people just die there all the time for like no reason except you know that water got into their homes and drowned them. Everyone mentions that it is a dangerous place, and yet it is a university.

Also what the fuck is up with the only two scenes that take place in a class room they are reading Dante's Inferno. I mean honestly? If you make this much crazy shit up with the rest of the book have the decency to at least do something original with the only class room part.

This book tried to do something with the three head angels having a big fight. One turned into the devil,  one died, and one went a bit bonkers and might have killed God. (one of the many things that is vague.)  It tried and it failed.

But if you are in the mood for a book about gods in a set of three I would recommend whole heartedly "A Hundred Thousand Kingdoms".  I have no idea what I said about it when I reviewed it back in the day, but the book is a solid read and does much better with that premise. It also has the added bonus of basically being like "you know how humanity started out in Africa, don't you think god would be black if we were made in his image?" Which at first I was not behind, but the more I think about it I find it to be a really interesting F-You the author snuck in there. And I kind of love her for that.

So yes. Don't really this book.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012


I want to be the Zero Punctuation of book reviews. Not that I want to say a lot or say things quickly, just that I want to tear things apart. I feel that most of us love our authors and we are nice to them. But at the same time I feel like the fans can be brutal and I would like to be one fo those more brutal people. Because when I do get around to finishing my novel it will be torn to shreds so this is going to be a warm up for that.

Office fun time

When I run out of things to do this is what I do.

Mini Book Review: Beauty and the Werewolf by Mercedes Lackey

This was the book that got me interested in the Five Hundred Kingdoms series. The title alone was pretty much crack for me so of course I read it. But the thing is this book was not as trashy as I thought it was going to be. It has the slow steady pacing of the fantasy novels I used to read in junior high before everything had to be about running the entire book. (See Dresden reviews) There was some funny tongue and cheek moments but most of it was this cute story. Granted I really didn't feel the romance but then again I never felt the romance when I was reading those books back in junior high. Besides this book and the Sleeping Beauty story the rest of the series seems to be stupid boring. I mean really. Although Sebastian was kind of boring he wasn't completely boring. Hell I am getting bored trying to talk about it.

Archer Quote of the day

"He was chasing you all rapey. Fortunately, he's italian so that shouldn't be too hard to sell." - Archer

Mini Book Review: Snow Queen by Mercedes Lackey

I was so completely bored by this book that I skipped a whole chapter. I just said whatever and went to the next one. It only got interesting in the last 50 pages. I think there were pages where I only read a sentence and skimmed the rest to see if anything interesting happened. The whole first half of this book has nothing to do with what is on the back cover. It is all just establishing a few characters but that can happen and plot at the same time. It does not require only one thing happen at a time, that is not how stories work. This series has been throwing me off because some of the books, that last two really, have been really good. The entire front half of the series makes me want to murder some one.  I thought this one might be a little bit better because A Good Knight wasn't completely retarded but this book needs to be put down. Not worth the read.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Micro Blogging

So there is this new trend of very short blogs and I am going to try and get behind that because basically it would mean more posting for me. Which I really need to do. Onward!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Archer Quote of the Day

"They called you exotic. Which is just people talk for awesome. Which you are."-Archer

"Mroew"- Babo

Monday, January 23, 2012

Book Review: Sexist Vampire Alive by Kerrelyn Sparks

Before review be sure to apply head to table.

Okay so I am not really going to try here. At one point these books were good. What I can't figure out is if I got better taste of it they got a thousand times worse.

Why does every guy have to have some deep rooted but heavily hidden emotional issue? Are we to believe that you have to have some kind of extreme insecurity to be in a relationship? Is that was most of these romances are going for now? They create all these characters and then make them all fifteen year old girls on the inside.

This one on top of having the crapist cover to date had one of the worst plots. A youtube video makes the president have to learn that vampires are real. And then on top of that the president has a daughter who is a scientist trying to cure her mother.

I kept smacking my head because I know for a fact that as a scientist you never get to test anything you try out on humans for like ten to twenty years. So the fact that they are "racing" to save the mom is too much for me to handle.

I just don't know any more. I was bored by the sex. Do you hear me! BORED!

I can't believe I paid to read this.

The end with the vampire saves the mom by giving her a a blood transfusion so all the stupid stuff in China was pretty much completely pointless.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Tv Review: Are you there Chelsea?

I stopped watching after ten minutes. I only made it that long because I was hoping it would get better after they left the jail.

It didn't.

Don't watch it.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

I has Fury!

No Kresley Cole! NO!

I am so mad at you right now you have no idea. In Regin's book you made it seem like Lothaire was going to get with Nix. It was perfect!!! The two of them are the pawn masters for both sides of the conflicts. They are the two characters driving the plot the most.

And then all of a sudden Lothaire likes some mortal chick. Like the guy named The Enemy of Old is really going to fall for one lady that is not a complete badass or nuts. I am not happy about this. The guy has proven to be nothing short of ruthless and completely out of his mind. And you are giving him a touching love story?

At least with Nix there would be something interesting going on between him and the love interest other than "I must not because I have obligations and revenge and stuff to do. And clearly banging you on a regular basis will take away from the genocide I have been planning."

I have not been this pissed of since the creators of Avatar the Last Airbender said that under no circumstance would Katara end up with Zuko. Why not? They make a much more dynamic team. Aang is a child that has no real depth other than his need to save everyone and bring peace. Katara and Zuko at least had this weird sort of animal attraction thing going on and it would have been a great way to bring in a new era of the Fire Nation.

Do you see what you have done? I am now ranting about a cartoon show that was aimed at 12 year olds over a slip that happened between the fans and the creators. Do you understand the rage and the fury that you have unleashed because you took the easy way out?

And yes I understand that putting Nix with Lothaire would end the series effectively because that bitch is pretty much running everything at this point. But really the only stories I care about at this point have happened. I mean I don't know if I am going to keep buying any of the books any more because you gave me the two I had been dying for last year.

For the love of god get on with it already. When are we going to see the epic battles between the fractions that have been promised since book one? Huh? I mean I know this is a romance series but seriously don't create a series with a premise around the idea that in the next few years every fraction of mythical creatures is about to go into a free for all battle and not do anything with that.

That is all for now.

Tv Review: Jane by Design

Not Confident Body Language 
There have only been two episodes of this show so far which means there really is not a whole lot to say. Except for the fact that in the second episode they did something I love.

Confidence in attractive people. They have done studies to prove this. It is one of the reasons that guys in stable happy relationships are better at their jobs. It is the reason that even though a girl can be only mildly pretty all the men still want her. We are drawn to the confident people.

Something that makes my eyes twitch are these endless streams of books and movies and televisions shows where the shy, timid person with low self esteem gets the men. (cough twilight cough) That is not how it works in the real world.

I have a good friend that is always self conscious and worried she looks bad. I on the other hand always think I look cute. Who do you think gets the better boyfriends and jobs?

Confident and now with a date.
Getting back to the point. This show has some stupid ideas and some huge cliches. But it did something right on the second episode. The hot, rich, jock starts noticing Jane after she lands her dream job. They make a whole scene of her telling the best friend that she is so happy and all she thinks about is work and how excited she is about all of it.

All of a sudden the guy is into her. She even asks why and she says she is different now. She is! She is happy and confident.

The majority of the show is really low ABC Family nonsense. (I will believe that is fashion when I see it in a magazine.) But this one aspect made me happy. It has all the crappy pit falls of these kinds of shows that almost drowned out this one perfect moment.

I am not saying you should watch it. Unless like me you are currently twiddling your thumbs until students get back from break.