Monday, January 30, 2012

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

This short film is up for an Academy Award and for good reason. If you love books even a little then you need to watch it. I got a flashback to that one scene in MirrorMask (you'll know it when you see it), which reminds me I need to rewatch that movie. This film is sweet and moving and I just want to wrap myself up in it.

Like the description says, it's about "people who devote their lives to books and books who return the favor." Go, watch, be made incredibly happy.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Jayne makes her triumphant return with yet more Off World 2

So remember how I said I would post the next part within two weeks and it’s been two months because like the super soldiers I am made of failgenes? Yeah, my bad. Mostly I spent the last two months baking and eating baked goods and then beached myself like a whale after eating all the aforementioned baked goods. I was too stuffed full of delicious baked goods to recap any of Zombie Vaughan’s bullshit.

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So welcome back to my review/snarky recap of Off World 2: Sanctuary. Unlike the last book, this one is actually readable, so alas I am sober for this. When we last left our heroes they were pretending to be boyfriends so Alex’s boss would stop bugging him to engage in public sex shows, which didn’t work as his boss did just that. D’abu sprouts wood every time Alex breathes, and Zombie Vaughan’s handling of a recovering rape victim with PTSD is not completely awful. No one is more surprised than me.

Head’s up on format change: given the length of the chapters and my inability to be brief, I’m going to be recapping three chapters per part, instead of the usual five. Thus each part won’t be two hundred pages long and I won’t get burned out writing them (ahahahaha yeah right).

Let’s get on with it.