LugaJetboyGirl-irra

Members
  • Content count

    1,508
  • Joined

  • Last visited

About LugaJetboyGirl-irra

  • Rank
    Council Member
  • Birthday 06/24/1978

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Female

Recent Profile Visitors

8,662 profile views
  1. Thanks for finding that thread, aoife. I keep a baseball bat in my bedroom and have for the last few years, all because of the towel story. Whenever I hear a scary noise and reach for it, my first thought is always Lord oBones naked in his bathroom, girding his loins. I reckon Bonesy would get a kick out of that.
  2. I feel like I need to drop about 753 F-bombs in Bonesy's honor, as a salute from the board.
  3. This board needs Lord of Bones. I am speechless and so upset.
  4. This sucks so bad.
  5. Lord of Bones, we beseech you! Get well soon!
  6. This is so fucked up. I hope she's home with you now, Mormont. Please let her know we are thinking of her.
  7. For Dramatic Performance, I highly recommend Cleverman. It's an Australian tv show that came out in 2016. It's on Netflix, so no excuses, go watch it! It's a dystopia that tackles the fraught history between Aborigines and white Australians (think District 9), and it turns Aborigine Dreamtime stories into a kind of superhero story. It's got great character development and focus on family interactions, creepy monsters, a very authentic-seeming grounding in social-history. WETA was involved, Sundance TV, and Ser Jorah Mormont is in it! It was fricking awesome. Here's the trailer.
  8. Everyone on FB is going on about how crying-apalooza they are right now. Must have been a pretty awesome speech. And yes, I am not surprised about the Trump thing at all. This is the guy who covers all his mistakes by suing people and making them go away.
  9. No. Go away.
  10. Larrytheimp, I've not come across Cynthia Voight before. The Kindle version of Jackaroo has a pretty steep price, but it's got a romantic masked hero saving the day? Catnip, right there. Kair, And I Darken has gotten some rave reviews, but I haven't read it yet because it looks absolutely brutal. Is there any light at the end of the tunnel? Xray, I still have to read both Crooked Kingdom and The Call. Thanks for reminding me!
  11. For the life of me, I can't find an actual Young Adult discussion thread, other than the 'series recommendation' one. I guess that means we need a thread for discussing all things Young Adult, although I hope we will focus on speculative fiction. I'll start. Over in the Best Reads of 2016 thread, I posted this: These are the best Young Adult books I read this year: Corinne Duyvis, On the Edge of Gone Franny Billinsley, Chime Hugh Howey, Sand Omnibus Melissa Landers, Starflight Kathy MacMillan, The Sword and the Verse Marie Rutkowski, Winner's Kiss Alison Goodman, The Dark Days Club Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven King Libba Bray, Lair of Dreams Robin Mckinley, Chalice Have you guys read any good YA lately, and why's it good?
  12. Also, Barrayar has a phenomenal ending. It makes you want to bow down to Cordelia.
  13. Stick with them. I actually had a hard time getting through Shards of Honor, but when you remember that it came out in 1986, it's suddenly way ahead of its time. In fact, in many ways it still is (especially with respect to Bujold's approach to human reproduction, one of the major themes of many of her books). While the first two books are decent, the series makes leaps and bounds with the third one.
  14. These are the best Young Adult books I read this year: Corinne Duyvis, On the Edge of Gone Franny Billinsley, Chime Hugh Howey, Sand Omnibus Melissa Landers, Starflight Kathy MacMillan, The Sword and the Verse Marie Rutkowski, Winner's Kiss Alison Goodman, The Dark Days Club Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven King Libba Bray, Lair of Dreams Robin Mckinley, Chalice
  15. While the price is a bit much for a novella, I have no problem paying it for Bujold. I want to support her financially in anyway I can, so that she keeps giving me things to read. Now, I'd really love for her to publish more things in her Wide Green World series, but I got the impression that it was not as financially successful as her other work (although it is my favorite of all her stuff). About some of the previous comments about Aral not messing around with a subordinate. The problem is that EVERYONE is his subordinate, whether in the military or not. The power difference between him and almost everyone else in the entire Universe is so great that he wouldn't be able to have a relationship with anyone. Additionally, it's not like he's just sleeping around. It's pretty clear that the 'crush' he had very quickly blossomed into love. I feel that if it were just a crush and sexual attraction, he would probably not have pursued it. I felt really bad for Miles, too. I mean, why didn't Cordelia and Aral tell him about Jole? Miles is partly Betan! He even lived on Beta for a while! I get that Cordelia might want to make decisions for herself without having to think about Miles, but I felt that her thoughts about him were somewhat dismissive. I wonder if that was Bujold's thoughts about Miles leaking through