Everyone is entitled to be stupid, but some abuse the privilege

I’m guessing most people out there are familiar with muppets. Those puppet type things, well they aren’t what I’m taking about when I say muppet[1] Oh no! when I say muppet I mean “you feckin’ fool you”. So from now on, instead of saying “you fool” say “ya muppit” [2] and you too can sound […]

Serenity


ISBN: 1416502882
813.54
Novelization of the film by the same name.

Where do you start when you go to write a novelization? Do you just stick to the script, or go off on little tangents of your own? How much can you make up, do you get to collaborate with the director, or talk to any of the actors? Must be pretty hard, imo, to get a good book out of a film, any film.

And I suppose, even more so with Serenity. After all, Joss is god, so how could anyone else do anything but struggle to reinterpret his ‘verse?

This is not a good read, too much of it is like bad fan fiction, only without the benefit of mad sidelines and impossible storylines. I suppose we all have our versions of what goes on inside the characters’ heads, but I rarely agreed with what DeCandido put there.

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Full of grace

I don’t mean to alarm anyone, but it is only Tuesday. Only tuesday! Do you know what that means. It means that I’ve had less than two full days at work. And have three more to go. This is just unacceptable. Something must be done to make today Wednesday. At once. I love my Wednesday’s. […]

Tiercyl 1.2

So got a text message this morning from “da mudder” who informs me that brother #5[1] is in hospital, undergoing surgery for an elbow injury. He was playing a game of rugby[2] and got tackled and damaged some bone in his arm. It is fractured and partly detaching from where it should be. So he’ll probably be sport-free until after Christmas. That’ll really annoy him. Specially considering that it was only a Sligo game, and he’d finally been picked for the Connacht team, not to mention his playing for the school[3]

My brothers, the accident-prone.

Anyways, more of the fic under the cut iffin your interested.
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Linknotes:

  1. the youngest boy. He’s around 16 now I suppose.
  2. what else?
  3. he was headhunted there at the start of the school year by his current school

Howl’s Moving Castle


I always meant to see Spirited Away, but never got around to it, so I’m glad I got a chance to see this film, by the same director, in the cinema. Based on the book of the same title by Dianna Wynne Jones, Howl’s Moving Castle is an anime cartoon telling the story of Sophie, a young hatmaker who is cursed by the Witch of the Waste and turned into a ninty year old woman. The only way for her to break the curse is to help Howl and his fire demon Calcifer break the curse that they are suffering under. Read more about Howl’s Moving Castle

I volunteered for this life, wanted it and am not going to bitch about it now that I’ve got it.

    1. Take the first five novels from your bookshelf.
    2. Book 1 — first sentence.
    3. Book 2 — last sentence on page 50.
    4. Book 3 — second sentence on page 100.
    5. Book 4 — next to the last sentence on page 150.
    6. Book 5 — final sentence of the book.
    7. Make the five sentences into a paragraph.
    8. Feel free to “cheat” to make it a better paragraph.
    9. Name your sources.
    10.Post to your blog.
Newark was left behind and the post-chaise-and-four entered on a stretch of flat country which offered little to attract the eye, or occasion remark. It just didn’t seem right to me. We resumed our journey, gentlemen, but the road, instead of improving, became even viler. Men don’t exist. They won’t. I am content.

My sources are; Regency Buck by Georgette Heyer, The Outsiders by SE Hinton, A Masked Ball and other stories by Alexandre Dumas, where we once belonged by Sia Figiel, and Fool’s Fate by Robin Hobb. And I cheated by having two sentences from one book, simply because they were so short and made no sense alone.

via Something under the bed is drooling and in case you were wondering, it is week 142 and she says

  1. Infiltration::
  2. Nice person::
  3. Debt::
  4. Settle down::
  5. Thomas::
  6. Unforgivable::
  7. Medicine::
  8. A year from now::
  9. Neighbors::
  10. Dripping::

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Regency Buck

ISBN: 0099465582 When Judith Taverner first meets Julian St. John Audley, the fifth Earl of Worth, things do not run smoothly. So when she discovers that he is her legal guardian it isn’t exactly to her liking. If you’ve read any of Heyer’s books you will be familiar with the type of story she writes. […]

Corpse Bride

Poor old Victor just can’t get his through his wedding rehearsal, can’t remember his lines, bumps into things, sets the bride’s mother on fire. It is all enough to send anyone running for the woods. But Victor has fallen in love with his arranged bride-to-be and sets about practising those vows. Only problem is that, in doing so, he manages to marry a dead woman; the Corpse Bride. And she has waited long enough for a husband, and so does not intend to let this one get away.

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