Monday, November 19, 2007

Blog Slacker Update

Hey all,

Sorry I've been a total blog slacker! Let's see, what have I been up to? On Friday went out to Necromantic with some friends for a little dancing. Ended up out til after 3am so needless to say I slept most of Saturday. Worked on my revisions for Karma Kitty novella over the weekend. Went raiding with my new WoW guild and did Kara. Got some nice tanking gloves and a tanking ring. Tonight I’m going to the East Village’s Landmark Theater to see Blade Runner, The Final Cut. Should be awesome. Haven’t seen Blade Runner on the big screen since college days when they came out with the director’s cut. I really want the DVD box set that has ALL the versions, including the first one with the tacked on happy ending.

I’ve decided not to go home over Thanksgiving. I don’t really feel like dealing with the crazy crowds on the busses and trains. Plus most of my friends will be away. Seems like a better plan to pick a weekend to visit when everyone’s around. I’ll enjoy having the four days off in a row though!

Finished reading Life as We Knew It, a YA apocalyptic novel about an asteroid hitting the earth and one family’s dealing with the end of the world as we know it. Everyone raved about this book, but I got to say, I found it a bit slow. It was probably very realistic, but all of the chaos happened off screen. It’s kind of like an apocalyptic Anne Frank, where everyone’s cooped up in a house for much of the book with little news about what’s happening in the outside world. It was more about family relationships, which is fine, but I guess I was hoping for more looting and chaos and volcano eruptions instead of slow starving to death and accounts of what the characters had for dinner every day. Also, the ending was a bit weak – very dues ex machina, in my opinion. But everyone else seems to love this book, so maybe it’s just me.

Now I’m reading Isolde, Queen of the Emerald Isle, by Rosalind Miles, which I know I’ll like cause I’m a huge fan of her Guenevere series.

I’m looking forward to next week when Liz moves to NYC. And then the week after that a bunch of us are attending the NY Anime Convention. Cosplay time! Woot!



Megan Frampton said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Marianne!

Did you see this?

I thought of you when I saw it.

Megan Frampton said...

Well, you know, that got cut off.

Anyway, it's reconfigured WOW comics from old anti-alcohol comics from the 60s. Drill down, and you should find it.

(I would do the linkage, but I'm lame like that, and can't).

Marianne Mancusi said...

Oh I saw that! It's sooo funny!!!