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About Spaßvogel

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  1. Spaßvogel

    Rothfuss XIV: The Slow Regard of Luna Lovegood

    The amazon prime ads all have Luna Lovegood toys/figures in them. I was going to make a joke that Rothfuss needs a Funko Pop of himself, but in someways, he *is* a Funko Pop.
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    Chris Hardwick (of Nerdist) to be fired--from everything?

    She was on his podcast talking about Stan vs Evil in the last year or two. She didn't seem weird about it at all. I think Hardwick's problem is that all the people who think he is a dick and who have hated how successful and ubiquitous he's been in the last few years, particularly at SDCC and what-not are going to give him zero benefit of the doubt.
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    June '18 Reading - Something something witty.

    Yeah, I only learned about his house construction woes during the AMA and frankly it explained a lot! Brief Cases is worth it if you haven't read the other stories. I was so Dresden starved that I went on a quest to get all of the anthologies that had Dresden short stories, and so I had read everything in Brief Cases except the new one.
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    June '18 Reading - Something something witty.

    Picked up the new Jim Butcher Dresden short story collection Brief Cases. Unlike Side Jobs, where I hadn't read most of the stories, only the new story Zoo Day was actually new to me this time around. A couple of the stories were 7 or 8 years old. It was a little disappointing overall to be honest. At least Jim has his house situation finally resolved and he can get back to work.
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    What Artists Do You Truly Regret Never Getting To See?

    The one that burns me most is that I could have seen Buddy Miles, but decided not to go because the person going with me bailed at the last minute. He died a couple months later.
  6. I'm trying to figure out how the show-changes can reconcile with the book version of the Behemoth plot.
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    SOLO: A Spoiler Story (contains spoilers)

    Solo was fun, only slightly pretentious in parts, and was well cast and tightly plotted. It didn't shit on established characters and had a good balance of humor and thrills. It's actually a little sad that the movie to be hit by the opening weekend fan boycott was this one. Once the opening weekend numbers sag and the word gets out that the movie is flopping, it always seems to snowball. It's a shame, it's a fine movie, maybe fluffier than Rogue One, but Harrison Ford's coaching of the lead seems to have helped. Emilia Clarke was as bland as I expected. I wasn't horribly surprised by the Maul appearance. I remembered that he had become a crime lord in the clone wars cartoon. I wonder if they will re-hash his appearances in Rebels with the inevitable Obi Wan movie at all.
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    I haven't been able to think about Sherlock the same way since watching that "Sherlock Is Garbage" video on YouTube. The author of that video put into (many) words the things I couldn't quite describe that made me uneasy about the show the more I watched it. He also nails what has bothered me about Dr. Who since Moffat took over.
  9. Jon Kapelos has been in tons of stuff. The first show I remember him being regular on was Forever Knight back in the day. Great character actor!
  10. I thought it was clear that the bombing and the message were linked. I think the show has really done a pretty good job of compressing the Melba storyline, although I wish they had had her epoxy her victim into her tool box as it was in the book. They were pretty brutal though. Strathairn's accent is veering into Joel Grey's from Remo Williams: The Adventure begins. This was the first episode where I really had an issue with the portrayal of Holden. The freaking out seems far more intense than it was in the book.
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    Literature featuring anthropomorphic characters

    There is a really long YA series called The Warriors by Erin Hunter (a collective author name used by 5 people). It's about tribes of cats. There's also of course Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. Obrien.
  12. I really liked the season 2 run of Afterbuzz: The Expanse, but this season has not gotten of to a good start. Missing the main person in the first two episodes, and the new lady hasn't quite measured up yet. Maybe she'll get better when the main host returns. I'm also kinda confused about their time table. It used to be that Afterbuzz would stream the following day and now it seems they are taking three days? Anyway, after the disastrous panel for Twin Peaks: The Return, I almost gave up on Afterbuzz, but they do tend to get the actors on fairly frequently.
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    Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance v. 3.0

    Just finished the final Iron Druid book "Scourged" by Kevin Hearne. This book was possibly the shortest one in the series and it felt like one extended epilogue that I didn't find very satisfying. Still trying to organize my thoughts about the series as a whole. Rarely to book series start off strong and get weaker as they progress (at least the ones I've read) but this is one of those exceptions that proves the rule. I was dazzled by the first couple books and eventually was hit with diminishing returns, taking a hard turn for the worse when the book expanded to three POVs. Atticus became a side-character in his own series and Ragnarok wasn't solved by any cleverness on the part of any of the POVs. I never felt characters were in danger from Ragnarok, and really there was much more danger in the actual "epilogue" chapters.
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    Official Blatant but Honest Self Promotion Thread

    I participated in the Collaborative Writing Challenge's Steampunk project The Army of Brass. (I think I was told that I was responsible for 20% of the final project, but that is just a guestimate). The book is available for pre-order. Worth every penny of that .99 price! (Or free if you have Kindle Unlimited) Army of Brass on Amazon