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24 March 2009 @ 03:54 pm

Battlestar, because you were brilliant and superb, and I shall miss you, though I hope that sci-fi as a genre will mutate into something wondrous under your influence.



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Current Mood: jubilantjubilant
Current Music: The Shape of Things to Come
17 January 2009 @ 01:03 pm
I am alive! Okay, so I’ve been stuck on dial-up for the last two weeks, which sucks (mostly because I really wanted to stream Doctor Who episodes), got sick a week ago (am better now!), and spent way too much of the intervening time playing Oblivion, now that my brother actually has a computer that will run it.

Battlestar last night!!! Honestly, I don’t think I’m used to watching this program with commercials, because the way they killed the absolute intensity was upsetting. Still, vintage Battlestar is vintage Battlestar, and I adored every moment of it.

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I also finally read Twilight the other day. The entire first book! I somehow managed to refrain from hurling it against the wall somewhere in the middle, read on a bit further, and then Alice and Jasper tricked me into thinking that maybe they were going to be interesting.

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Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
Current Music: Over the Sky - Last EXILE
01 January 2009 @ 05:30 pm

I am... not quite sure why I didn't notice this before, but I've finally started reading The Neverending Story, and there's just something appealing about the way it's written that I don't normally come across in adult stories. I'm also thinking about Ursula Leguin's Earthsea series here, because I think that's another one where the style is beautiful and simplicity shines out more effectively for me than any convoluted plot in your normal novel. Then again, something like the Lord of the Rings, with language so suited to being read aloud, strikes me in the same way, so maybe the key isn't so much the target audience after all. Maybe it's the nostalgia.

The only adult novel I've read recently that I've found so effective is Patrick Rothfuss' Name of the Wind (which I do recommend to everyone), which peace so much attention to language and really is such a brilliant piece of meta-literature, since it's more an exploration of what a hero actually is than anything else.

ANYWAY, Yuletide reveal. Probably pointless, since I don't feel like unflocking this till May, but I wrote A Questionable Pursuit for trillianastra and then A Burden No More for antumbral. Both in the Sandman fandom, because I am lame like that.YuletideCollapse )

Aaaaand, a year ending meme stolen from tunasaladsonnet:

For all the writers out there: go through your writing account (whatever you use)
1. Pick ten of your fav! fictions you've ever written written this year. Name why.
2. List them in order from oldest to newest--10 being oldest, one being newest.
3. Actually read the fic. Have you changed much as a writer? - Explain things you lol'd about and such.
4. Tag three other people to do this meme.

Naruto, Golden Sun, Bleach, Kingdom Hearts, Sandman, Heroes, Slayers, Death Note, FireflyCollapse )
13 November 2008 @ 08:00 pm
Hopefully this will make more sense than the requests themselvesCollapse )
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful