September 4th, 2007

Books

Media Consumption Update

Successfully avoided massive social gathering this weekend. Spent most of the weekend watching telly and eating junk food with kittyglitter. Saw Season Three of 4400, both discs of Return of the King, and ... oh, some Family Guy, and ... hmmm. Then home Sunday for some more BioShock, and some Food Network trash with sotto_voce on Monday. And made it back homeward for a late dinner with Dove. Ate too much this weekend, blech.

I've been reading some collected ghost stories from Memoware rather than starting in on another full on classic novel. I did finally finish up Kushiel's Scion last week sometime. That was fun and quite interesting in places, if quite long. Imriel is probably a more interesting character than Phedre, if a little bit super-powered.

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I have been neglecting all other podcasts as I race to catch up with the sci-fi horror serial Crescent. It's been fun. I won't praise the author's creative skill or talent much, but as pulp, it's fun, and the production values are surprisingly good. I recommend giving it a shot. It's oddly compelling in places, and better than Scott Sigler's work (I listened to the whole of Earthcore, ugh). http://www.crescentstation.net/
(I think I got there from PsuedoPod, which has been getting better of late.)

And I've read through and am keeping up with Tales of MU, a difficult to categorize coming-of-age tale for a young half-demon girl starting her freshman year of college. Originally run on the authoress' LJ, it now has it's own home at http://www.talesofmu.com/ (I originally linked in from an ad on Questionable Content (.net) a wonderful little webcomic I've been reading for awhile in spurts). Tales of MU has fantasticly well-rendered and believeable characters, human and otherwise, a wonderful take of science versus magic techonolgies, funny dialog, heart wrenching drama ... and bunches of NSFW kink and sexual activity .. in text form. I can't say much more without spoilers, so go give it a try. Starts here: http://www.talesofmu.com/story/?p=3 And if you find yourself identifying too strongly with one of the characters, credit AE. If only my freshman year had been this educational...