I’m dogsitting and I don’t have wifi. This means that my ability to post comments about things is severely limited. But on the other hand I finished a book yesterday and I’m going to finish another book today so … there’s that. And then I’ve left my iPhone behind. So don’t call me. Not that you ever do. ttfn
Blah blah blah post blah blah blah movie blah blah review. So I don’t think I mentioned this yet but I occasionally post up at clever bee where I’m chuffed about things and that’s mainly because of jacksgap and tyler oakley who introduced the word into my vocabulary.
And now, more senseless ramblings on the movie. Probably with spoilers. Mostly nonsense. Continue reading “Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost…it’s The World’s End”
I finished a book today! In the Path of Falling Objects by Andrew Smith. Since there are apparently a billion Andrew Smith’s out there, it’s the Andrew Smith who wrote the best rugby book of 2013 Winger and the I’m not comfortable talking about it without at least a drink in me Stick.
There are three brothers. Matthew is a soldier in Vietnam. Jonah and Simon are his younger brothers and they live in the middle of nowhere, New Mexico. Their mother abandons them and their father is incarcerated in Arizona. Jonah and Simon depart on a journey hoping to meet up with Matthew in Arizona. The journey is the story.
Continue reading “Three brothers and gravity – In the Path of Falling Objects by Andrew Smith @marburyjack”
Today I Learned that there exists a manga category called “seinen manga” …this is the manga equivalent of the dumb boy book. Material intended for young males ages 18-30. Violence and exploitative to women. I won’t say that all of seinen manga is like that, but if you’re put off because a story is particularly violent and the women seem really cool with pleasing men, then that could be seinen manga.
I was reading volume 1 of Gunsmith Cats. When I first encountered the name Gunsmith Cats, I thought it was about alien humanoid felines with guns. No, it’s set in the near-past Chicago. I don’t know if there are any cats in this manga. And there seems to be confusion regarding the protagonist’s name: It’s either RALLY or LARRY. Considering that it’s a girl, most people assume that it’s not Larry. Continue reading “TIL Seinen Manga”
Well. I just finished this month’s YABC selection: The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen, book one of The Ascendance Trilogy. I cannot review it for fear that I will be assassinated and replaced by an orphan doppelgänger. Until tomorrow’s meeting of course. It might be a spirited meeting as one member has tweeted unhappiness. Not me!
This is a review of the graphic novel: Injustice: Gods Among Us Volume 1. Lois Lane is pregnant. Jimmy Olsen is killed by the Joker who then kidnaps Lois and sets a trap for Superman. Under the influence of Scarecrow’s fear gas, Superman ends up killing Lois and destroying Metropolis with the warhead to a nuclear missile.
And then Superman kinda goes crazy and becomes a benevolent dictator policing the world of all conflict and war. Batman isn’t exactly on board with this new order and this is actually an elaborate back story for a video game. They needed to come up with a situation that would explain Superman and Batman fighting each other…
Continue reading “The Joker got bored of Batman so he thought he’d go after Superman in Injustice: Gods Among Us Vol. 1”
Sunrise is the final book in the Ashfall trilogy. Sadly I haven’t finished Ashen Winter but as I recall YABC enjoyed Ashfall… the story of a boy who tries to survive after Yellowstone’s super volcano erupts. Updating my upcoming book list…
After my post about Blackfish, the new documentary about Tilikum I went to the film’s website where they had posted a response from SeaWorld. SeaWorld says that it is not stocking their parks with orcas captured from the wild. Not in more than 35 years. (This is why they masturbate Tilikum.)
Apparently the response does not include any ideas as to why captive male orca suffer from dorsal fin collapse. Knowing that the rate of dorsal fin collapse in the wild is very low (1%) and the rate of dorsal fin collapse in captivity is high (most/all male orcas) was disturbing information to me.
Blackfish Official Film Site: SeaWorld responds
And the trailer:
There’s this film…a semi biographical documentary about a Orca named Tilikum. Tilikum is an imprisoned slave to the SeaWorld company who keeps him around for profit. Tilikum has been known to contribute to or outright kill and mutilate people. Especially people with ponytails. And this disturbing information is what I’m bringing with me after watching the movie Blackfish. Continue reading “Whalesturbation and the disturbing tale of Blackfish OR why I can’t enjoy Shamu anymore”
Today at long last was the day Chris Colfer had his signing at Vromans. I had been looking forward to this for a while (for an indeterminate period of time longer than a week). Much praise to the Vromans staff. I took a picture from the line. It’s an awful picture; blurry and his head is obstructed. Ah well it wasn’t important.
Continue reading “Chris Colfer signed his new book at Vromans, and street pass OC madness”