Hobbit Read-Along Brainstorm

As you all should know and be unbelievably excited about, the first installment of The Hobbit trilogy directed by Peter Jackson will be released in U.S. theaters December 14 of this year. Mild Tolkien purist and sometimes übergeek that I am, I like to be up on my Tolkien source material whenever an adaptation comesContinue reading “Hobbit Read-Along Brainstorm”

Webcomic Review: “Digger” by Ursula Vernon

HEY HEY! THIS IS MY 200TH POST! THIS GIVES ME THE RIGHT TO USE ALL-CAPS, WHICH IS NORMALLY A CAPITAL OFFENSE IN MY BOOK! HEY HEY! THIS IS LIKE, SPECIAL, OR SOMETHING! +) [But seriously guys, thanks for reading my blog and having unbelievable conversations and all. Otherwise this would be a very quiet, veryContinue reading “Webcomic Review: “Digger” by Ursula Vernon”

Spammity Rattling Spam V

In this next installment of my increasingly arbitrarily-numbered Spammity Spam series, I present an example of something that seems to be developing into a trend. A rattling trend. cam prom dress says: Observe up the monumental hunk of process, I show handful points on this internet site also I deem that your net scene isContinue reading “Spammity Rattling Spam V”

Book Meme 2012 Week 10: Books for the Post-Apocalypse

Alas, ’tis upon me! Obscenely late, but here nonetheless — the end of the 2012 Book Meme! ‘Twas scheduled for but ten weeks…but it never specified which ten! I just…spread them a bit apart, is all. Nonetheless, I bring my participation here to a close. May next year’s Meme be as fruitful, but more timely!Continue reading “Book Meme 2012 Week 10: Books for the Post-Apocalypse”

Short Film: “Super Soaker: The Thin Wet Line”

So it’s not actually a fantasy story, as per my usual requirement. But it celebrates the glorious possibilities of kids’ imagination, especially once school is out and epic battles begin to be waged beneath the summer sun. While I never had water fights quite this involved, I do remember many capture-the-flag games playing out likeContinue reading “Short Film: “Super Soaker: The Thin Wet Line””

Movie Review: “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time” (2010)

Title: Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010) IMDb Director: Mike Newell Lead Actors: Jake Gyllenhaal (Dastan), Gemma Arterton (Tamina), Ben Kingsley (Nizan), Alfred Molina (Sheik Amar) Score Composer: Harry Gregson-Williams Length: 116 min. Rating (US): PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action. Spoiler-free Synopsis: “Set in the mystical lands of Persia, aContinue reading “Movie Review: “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time” (2010)”