This post is a clever way to lampshade the fact that I have temporarily run out of canned (i.e. pre-written) reviews. Clever, huh!
1. The roommate and I watched the premiere of The Walking Dead
yesterday. I give the show points for not killing off the black characters in the first episode, but based on the promo image
, they're not recurring cast members, which is a net deduction--and note too how the one Asian character is half-hidden in that same image. And I deduct more points for the protagonist's white man-pain and his patent idiocy in going to Atlanta, WTF. Not enough genre savvy
, in other words (WARNING: link goes to TV Tropes), and I don't care about his wife or kid or best friend, either. My roommate being a bio major in undergrad, we spent a lot of the episode wondering how the zombies communicate and/or sense live prey (their senses can't be that developed, right? their flesh is rotting
2. My research project is so characteristically me, you guys, it kills me. I don't understand people who are uncomfortable with the idea that their theses reflect on them personally and/or psychologically; how else would anyone get anything done?
3. Google Chrome for Mac does not play well with the rich text editor. I've been thinking of submitting a bug report: yes? no? I've never written one before, but it'd be nice to get the code optimized to work with Chrome, assuming it's something in DW's control…
4. I'm reading Bleach
again. I don't even want to talk about this, except that everyone is at least 2x as awesome now thanks to the time jump, and the moment they called Ishida "megane-kun," I was like, "Dude, he's going to KILL THEM ALL," and sure enough, I was right. Kudos to the scanlators, too; their dialogue is actually both idiomatic and funny.
5. I went to my local sff bookstore, which is awesome, in search of Cat Valente's new novel The Habitation of the Blessed
last Thursday; their distributor hadn't shipped them copies yet, but my name is on the list. In the meantime I am reading The Broken Kingdoms
and rewatching the promo vid about Prester John. Seriously, if you like the middle ages at all
, you should totally watch the vid, and think about reading the book. There's a reason that medieval Latin is the most fun you can have in a classics department, and it's not just because everyone forgot how to write good Ciceronian prose.