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2020-05-09 04:24 pm

My fiction

I have chosen to stop trying to keep this fic post updated. Instead, you can find a full, updated look at what I've written at my AO3 account.
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2017-10-18 08:26 pm

Wednesday Reading Meme

I still haven't caught a Suicune - I partly blame spending time in Paris on many things that weren't legendary raiding. If this keeps up, certain inviduals are getting shanghai'ed the last weekend of the month.

What I've recently finished reading

Lucien Soulban: Lockdown
Well - supervillain prison? Fun enough.

Robert Venditti & Van Jensen: The Flash: Zoom
I enjoyed reading about Henry Allen making friends with supervillains and breaking out of jail to save his son from the evil speedster.

Thit Jensen: Stygge Krumpen vol. 2.
Question: Thit Jensen was a major feminist, as far as I understand - but between this and the Valdemar novels, I'm beginning to wonder what her problem with women in positions of power was. I mean, she has a hate-on for Mother Sigbrit, and the Valdemar books hate Birgitta with a passion. Seriously, what is up with this? (And should I read "Af blod er du kommet" eller "Jørgen Lykke" next? Or a biography on Thit herself?)

Holger Philipsen: Dan Frisk
My inner historian is offended at the weird chronology of this and the horned helmets.

Geoff Johns: Justice League: Injustice League
I just read this for Captain Cold interacting with Wonder Woman and being on the Justice League for a bit.

What I'm reading now

The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. by Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland, which starts well, and Hennes ögan blå by Lisa Hågensen, which I suspect of not entirely knowing what work at a small library actually involves (I doubt librarians in Sweden at a library with a staff of four people are personally calling publishers to discuss e-books... though what do I know about Sweden? Maybe it is that de-centralized there, though I doubt it.)

What I'm reading next

Well, that depends - the Hågensen book will last one or two more days of train rides, so - I've got the choice between the first of Inge Eriksen's science fiction novels or a the second of the Chanur books.
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2017-10-18 05:15 pm

LoT reaction post: Freakshow

Okay, I can see how Nate would be upset about Amaya returning to 1942 if that was how she went about it. And it's not like she didn't know about Mari at the end of season 2. She could at least have left a note.

Someone's been watching Iron Man and Avengers...

Methinks Mick's watched IT.

Awww, they remembered that Ray is an eagle scout. And allergic to cats.

While Nate is the idiot to end all idiots. Who the hell just walks into the cage of a live, unsedated big carnivore? ... And they just screwed up their nice, easy anachronism. Of course they did.

Too much Nate!drama this episode. And frankly, Ray and Jax? You really think it's a good idea to follow Barnum right now? After Nate spilled all your secrets?

Awww, Mick is kind to sabertooth kittens. Inadvisably so, but still.

This episode is just one long list of Nate being by turns an idiot and useless. Except when he's both.

Apparently there's a Global Treaty on Time Travel? With the UN? How???? That's not how anything works.

And apparently Amaya's totem is out of control? Amaya - stop saying sorry to Barnum, he's a kidnapping asshole.

Ray? You are a bad person. Shame on you.

Hello Kuasa.
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2017-10-12 09:27 pm

Wednesday - I mean Thursday Reading Meme

Home from Paris - ILL conference and hanging out with robininthelabyrint. Admittedly, getting home involved strikes and SAS being inefficient (aren't they supposed to actually tell you when your plane is cancelled?) and negotiating to not be put on a plane to bloody Oslo (I don't mind Oslo, but when the goal is Copenhagen, Oslo is a bit of a detour). Hopefully I can get these posts back on a regular schedule now - especially since goodreads tells me I am behind on my reading goal now. :-(

Also, I've gotten my Yuletide assignment, and must admit, my immediate reaction was: somebody ships that?

What I've recently finished reading

Steve Kenson: Freedom City
There is some entertainment in just going "Right, so this villain is basically an evil Swamp Thing, and this hero is sort of Black Panther with a different colour scheme, and this is obviously Doctor Strange, etc."

Juan Díaz Canales: Fraternity 1.

Makoto Yukimura: Vinland Saga book 7.
Continues to be an occasionally weird read, especially after the main character turned pacifist.

C.J. Cherryh: The Pride of Chanur
This was a delightful read. The poor, furless, hapless alien and the crew of lioness aliens having to deal with him and escape the bad aliens. It's fun and I need to read the rest of the books. Which will involve tracking the last three down somehow.

What I'm reading now

Lucien Soulban's Lockdown, because supervillain prison, and Thit Jensen's Stygge Krumpen vol. 2..

What I'm reading next

Always a good question. Well - there's a Flash comic the library will be wanting back soon? And I got the first volume of Inge Eriksen's science fiction series from the library, so that's a possibility. Also - Yuletide canon review.

Total number of books and comics read this year: 156
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2017-10-11 11:21 am

Legends of Tomorrow: Aruba-Con reaction post

Five years seems like an awfully short time to build up a functioning Time Bureau, but okay.

Why is Sara working in a crappy shop? Oh, and Nate just grew even creepier, with his Amaya-look-a-like date.

I keep having to pause this episode for embarrassment squick related reasons. Please get past this point, episode.

So, apparently only Mick and Stein are actually happy and functional in 2017. And Rip really should have, oh, I dunno - involved the rest in the Time Bureau somehow? He should have seen this coming.

At least they actually address Caesar speaking English.

"No powers. It can make the anachronism worse!" First of all, they totally stole that from the rewrite. Second of all - this is their own time??? The age of superheroes? How would Firestorm in 2017 Aruba make anything worse?

Now this. This is the legends actually being guilty of breaking history. Never give somebody in the past a history book, damnit. Even if he just pick-pocketed it. (Correction: Nate broke history. Some historian he is. (Also - Nate's a historian and carries around what looks like a very layman's history of Rome type book?))

Can we have Mick stop commenting on women's hotness? It feels like somebody discovered Coldwave and are trying to disprove it by making him aggresively heterosexual - or maybe gay and pretending not to be? I dunno anymore.

And they get to keep the ship and fly about in the end. That wasn't a very interesting opening episode.

Rip said he spent the last five years forming the Time Bureau, right? Where did they get the portal tech? The Time Masters used timeships. Where did he get the temporal portals?

Amaya seems - a bit darker this season? Channeling spirit animals to kill German poachers offscreen?
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2017-10-02 10:17 pm

Dear Yulegoat 2017

First of all, I'd like to thank you for writing for me, Dear Yulegoat. I'm looking forward to seeing what you'll come up with.

Things I generally like in fic: slash and gen; plot; snark; fluff; banter; happy endings; awesome characters being awesome; crack; twisty plots; AUs of the if-this-single-thing-had-gone-differently type; surprises.

Dislikes & squicks: non-con; a/b/o, seme/uke, sub/dom and any and all similar power dynamic tropes; very kinky sex (heavy bdsm, watersport, etc.); anachronisms; underage; kidfic; bestiality; mpreg; pwp; genderswap; incest; OC love interests; high-scool and coffeeshop AUs.

If you're the type to stalk your Yuletide victim before pouncing, your best bet these days would be to take a look at my tumblr.

Onwards to the prompts?

Dinotopia )

Zoo City )

Shinya Shokudo )
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2017-09-27 08:34 pm

Bi-Weekly Wednesday Reading Meme

Only a week late. Life goes on - this week trains that just won't cooperate with me, next week Paris. And before leaving I need to have signed up for Yuletide, which means I need to peruse the tagset soon.

What I've recently finished reading

Vide verden - Paris
Be prepared, as they say. Hmmm - to visit the pet cemetary or to not visit the pet cemetary?

Grant Morrison: The Multiversity
Wow. DC sure has a lot of official AU worlds.

Brian K. Vaughan: Saga vol. 7.

Veil of Night
Not very exciting, really.

Susanne Clod Pedersen: Fenrisfærden
Arnulf is back and this time he and his friend Toke and their families end up leaving Norway to move to Iceland. To the surprise of absolutely no reader this leads to a full-scale blood feud with some of the new neighbours, because Arnulf is Arnulf and Iceland in the Viking Age never knew how to quit.

What I'm reading now

Freedom City and I've still got the last six chapters to go reading the LoT rewrite I've been a part of.

What I'm reading next

Hmmm. Stygge Krumpen vol. 2. by Thit Jensen, methinks. And I need to take a look at my shelves and pick a book or two for the plane to Paris.

Total number of books and comics read this year: 152
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2017-09-18 09:55 pm

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While waiting for the last of my nominated Yuletide fandoms to make it through the eye of the needle, I thought I'd make a post about my AU Exchange fic - which I keep thinking of as my Norse Wonder Woman fic, because the prompt asked for a Wonder Woman au, where she was from another mythology than Greek, and, well, the mythology I know best and have the least worries about playing with is Norse, so...

Chooser of the Slain (4248 words) by oneiriad
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Wonder Woman (2017)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Diana (Wonder Woman)/Steve Trevor
Characters: Diana (Wonder Woman), Steve Trevor
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Norse Religion & Lore, Alternate Origin Story, Canonical Character Death
Summary: She was born on the day when the great wolf Sköll devoured the Sun.
When the day turned unexpectedly into night, the Maiden King Jófast cried out in the pain of her labour, and when the light returned, a far smaller voice came with it.
They named the girl Dís.
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2017-09-13 09:31 pm

Wednesday Reading Meme on a Wednesday - just a week late

You come home from Bali, you need to start planning for Paris - ILL conference for work and then staying a long weekend after to meet up with a fandom friend from the US. That's going to be a nice trip.

Also, remind me that I need to make a planning post for tuesday? Stegelmann is nearly upon us.

What I've recently finished reading

The Role-Playing Society: Essays on the Cultural Influence of RPGs
Could have been better. I found the chapter on the Satanic panic quite interesting. On the other hand, half of the articles were about rpgs in educational contexts, which felt - they had an entire section dedicated to articles like that, and then more articles in other sections? It was too much.

Mike Mignola: Hellboy in Hell: The Death Card
Didn't feel like much happened here, really.

Dagbogen 2. september - en dag i Danmark
I got this because the National Museum was doing this project again - basically, encouraging everybody to writing diaries on a specific day and sending them in. This book is a selection of these perfectly ordinary, boring day diaries from 25 years ago. Sometimes they feel dated in dramatically ironic ways - references to Brixtofte, for instance, or when somebody wants to brag about their new computer, a Commodore 64. At other times - I think there was one of anything lgbt - a woman referring to a colleague, who was possibly lesbian. It was a very broad spectrum of people 's diaries published - in the foreword, the museum people write that they'd barely gotten through the first 100.000 diaries - but at the same time, I found so very little in the way of people like me, and I don't know if that's just because they didn't write in, if they were not selected for the book, or if the museum people had simply not gotten to those piles yet when the book was made.

Mind you, this all reminds me that I need to write down the second half of my own diary from the 6th of september before things fade too much and send it in. Guess that's one way to go down in history.

Steve Orlando: Midnighter: Hard
Not as good as Out, since most of this devolves into fairly basic fights against the Suicide Squad (which does not fully comprehend what they are dealing with), though it's nice to see Midnighter reunited with Apollo. Will need to read the Apollo & Midnighter comic soon.

Kurt Busiek: Astro City: Honor Guard
Not the strongest Astro City collection, but still quite good.

Alex Beecroft: Blue Eyed Stranger
This is nice novel. Two nice young men, each with their own issues, meet at the Medieval Markets they both attend, and most of the drama revolves around their personal issues. I enjoyed it.

What I'm reading now

Veil of Night, Grant Morrison's Multiversity comic - so far my favourite is the utopia is boring alternate, where Superman fixed everything and the next generation of heroes and villains are mostly just bored, and Paris from the Vide Verden series.

What I'm reading next

Either Fenrisfærden by Susanne Clod Pedersen or maybe one of those books lurking on my un-read shelf. Decisions, decisions.

Total number of books and comics read this year: 147
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2017-09-10 08:17 pm

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Apparently, Guillermo del Toro has just won the Golden Lion in Venice for his new movie "The Shape of Water" which is all about Abe Sapien getting a girlfriend.

*wanders over on imdb and to see when I can get to see this movie I've already been looking forward to since I saw the first trailer*

22nd of February 2018???!!!

And it's not like the Danish media are posting about it on all the big news sites, either. Which is odd, considering - Golden Lion! I get that the big headlines today are all about Irma, but when I actively go looking - I can barely find anything and I went on Infomedia to search as well...
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2017-09-08 10:03 pm

LoT Rewrite Episode 5

So, I just wanted to share this fannish thing I've been a part of this summer.

See, I'm part of a group of Legends of Tomorrow fans, who found certain aspects of the second season - unsatisfying. So, we kinda somehow managed to organize after the season ended, and, well - spent most of the summer chatting and coordinating and writing - an alternate season 2 of Legends of Tomorrow.

Which we are currently posting, one fic "episode" a day for most of september, and then the real season three will start appearing in tv in early october, so we're just in time.

And today was my day. As in my episode. Which involves the time travelling superheroes ending up in Viking Age Jutland and having to save Sweyn Forkbeard from an untimely death at the hands of Jomsvikings with high-tech axes, and there's spell-singing völvas and stuff.

And look! Kickingshoes, who are these amazing fan artists in LoT fandom and a few others (when they are not off being amazing professional artists) have done a series of Major Arcana inspired fan arts for the rewrite, and look at the one for my episode!

And I know that most people reading this DW/LJ isn't in LoT fandom with me, but I just wanted to share this with you anyway, because I feel that this is kinda an amazing project and I'm a little bit proud to be a part of it.

Episode 5: The Sorceress' Apprentice (7874 words) by oneiriad
Chapters: 2/2
Fandom: DC's Legends of Tomorrow (TV)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Mick Rory, Sara Lance, Ray Palmer, Martin Stein, Jefferson "Jax" Jackson, Leonard Snart, Lisa Snart, Amaya Jiwe
Additional Tags: Virtual Season/Series, Vikings, Alternate Canon, Canon Rewrite, Mick in a viking helmet, The Viking Age
Series: Part 5 of Legends of Tomorrow Season 2 Rewrite
Summary: Having lost both loved ones and their pieces of the legendary Spear of Destiny to the speedster Eobard Thawne, the Legends are eager to track him down and bring him to justice. But a massive time aberration forces them to interrupt their search and head some thousand years back in time to a Scandinavia where two legendary Viking kings are about to meet in a battle that might change the world as we know it...

(Episode 5 of a full 22-episode rewrite of season 2 - the same broad story arc, but rewritten episodes).

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2017-08-31 08:01 pm

Might As Well Call It The Thursday Reading Meme

And I'm back from Bali - I promise I'll make a post with photos - and back to your regularly later-than-scheduled reading meme.

Apart from reading, I'm watching stuff. Two episodes into Defenders - so far there's too much focus on the annoying guy. Also watched the pilot of the new Ducktales show - more of that, please.

And I need to start figuring out what to nominate for Yuletide, apart from Shinya Shokudo.

What I've recently finished reading

Lois McMaster Bujold: Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen
I must admit, I was a bit disappointed with this book - nothing much happens, really. It continues exploring the implications of the uterine replicators, same as every Vorkosigan book, but usually they have a bit more plot outside of that. I mean, Jole seems nice enough, but - yeah. Not my favourite in the series.

Kai Ashante Wilson: The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps
I'm kinda torn about this book. On one hand, it's a very well-written fantasy universe (or is it science fiction?), it's an interesting universe with the gods that went away and left their children with weird powers, I like the main characters, I like the setting, I like the writing, and I definitely want to read the next book set in the same universe.

On the other hand? Well, apart from disliking the ending (I saw Demane ending up as he did a mile away, but did they have to do that to the Captain?), well - I found most of the characters' speech annoying. I get that it's writing itself into the tradition of gritty, realistic military fantasy, but I just felt yanked out of the fiction every time one of the brothers opened his mouth. Especially the guy who kept talking French.

Benedict Jacka: Fated
A decent bit of urban fantasy a la that wizard from Chicago, with some good vs. evil sneaky politics. It has a main character with an interesting sort of magic and a few interesting minor characters, but I'm not convinced that I'll go looking for more of this.

Terry Pratchett: The Shepherd's Crown
And - apart from the last Science of book - that was my last Discworld novel. Goodbye, Discworld. And goodbye, Granny Weatherwax. It wasn't a bad book, but really - Pratchett's writing these last few years really didn't compare to how it used to be. This book - it felt so very - preachy, I suppose. Earlier books did the same thing and did it so much better - and nobody really felt like themselves. I can't help but wonder how the same tale would have been, if only it had been written 10 years earlier...

Seeing Fans: Representations of Fandom in Media and Popular Culture
Some of the chapters were very interesting, others less so (and I am getting to the point where reading through the section of the book about "global" fandom and finding only articles about Asia is getting to be annoying. The world isn't just the Anglo-Saxon west and Asia/Africa, you know.

Katherine Arden: The Bear and the Nightingale
Very nicely written. My only complaint, really, is that it felt like it took forever to get going, and the climax felt - not very climactic. Though, since it's apparently the first in a series, I suppose that explains it.

What I'm reading now

Blue Eyed Stranger by Alex Beecroft and The Role-playing Society

What I'm reading next

Hmmm. Well, I've got the book that they published 25 years ago, last time the National Museum did the write a diary for a day thing. So - possibly that one? Speaking of - any other Danes planning on doing that? It's wednesday the 6th of October.

Total number of books and comics read this year: 141
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2017-08-19 02:23 pm

Greetings from Bali

What I'm doing on my holiday:

I caught a Corsola.

I've seen several temples (including a holy batcave - now I need a Balinese Batman au) and sundry other cultural sights.

I've decided that the Barong is one of my new favourite mythic creatures.

Yesterday I got up at 4 to go dolphin spotting,and today was my first, last and only bit of trekking ever - snorkeling, on the other hand, I'd not object to try again.

Tomorrow is the last transfer/sightseeing tour, and then all that's left are 3 days in the tourist town of Sanur. I have no plans for that, really- visit a bookshop to look for a book on Balinese mythology, perhaps. Well - I've been considering taking a taxi to visit the abandoned amusement park just north of town one morning, but I'm not sure that's a thing to do all alone. Though Bali in general feels incredibly safe.

So, that's the latest from the tropics. What news from everywhere else?
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2017-08-09 06:44 pm

Actually on a Wednesday Reading Meme

I've definitely got travel fever. Which is fitting. Checked in online for the plane, washed the last clothes, just need to pack and sleep and then fly around the world. As you do.

I'll be skipping the next two weeks of reading memes, on account of being elsewhere.

What I've recently finished reading

Steve Kenson: Mutants & Masterminds 2nd ed.
Not enough world between the rules for my just-reading-not-actually-planning-on-playing tastes, but that's how it goes. It was amusing to see how many well known superheroes they referenced or copied without actually saying their names.

Mike Mignola: B.P.R.D.: The Black Goddess
Actual plot starts to reappear. Good.

Not the most engaging of anthologies, I'm afraid. It's not that the stories were bad, just - not amazing, mostly - and why is there always at least one or two stories in these things where the main character is a genre fiction writer? Anyway, my favourites were Luna Petersen's Thorolfs saga, a story about the vengeful dead set in the Viking Age, and Malou Shigebu's Bølgerne, where a mysterious, wild power destroys a tiny village.

Claus Høxbroe: Kongens København
Pretty wannabee Dan Turell, these poems. I mean, they're not bad, but very wannabee.

Robert Kirkman: The Walking Dead: The Whisperer War
I wonder how long he's going to keep this series going.

What I'm reading now

Seeing Fans: Representations of Fandom in Media and Popular Culture - which I probably won't have time to finish before leaving.

What I'm reading next

I'm packing a couple of books for reading on my way to the airport and on the plane (though I do hope to get some sleep during the longer night stretch, and Emirates has entertainment systems - *reads through offerings* - hmmm. Anybody got opinions about Legion?). Bujold's Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen for sure, and one or two others. And I've downloaded the Overdrive app, so if there's going to be any more reading happening, it'll be whatever I can find there. Or fanfic.

Total number of books and comics read this year: 135
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2017-08-04 10:30 pm

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July ended without a single summer day as the meteorologist define them around here, and so far, august is not looking any better.

I mean, around the Mediterranean they’ve got killer heatwaves, and apparently Greenland of all places have wildfires covering miles and miles (not something I expected, but then, what do I know about Greenland?) - but around here?

In Denmark, we’re experiencing a year without summer.

Two more of those and Ragnarok is a go.
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2017-08-03 10:13 pm

Someday Reading Meme

So - two weeks in one post, and yes, it's on a thursday. Again. Shame, shame, shame, shame on me.

In between reading and getting ready for my vacation I am occasionally hunting pokemons - no Moltres, yet. Annoying animals.

What I've recently finished reading

Dave Justus & Lilah Sturges: Everafter: The Pandora Protocol
I used to really like Willingham's Fables, but maybe I should just accept that the spin-off comics are just never going to work for me. Connor Wolf is an arrogant brat - he might have the powers to pull it off, but he's still annoying (also, was that him in the final chapter? Because this whole comic doesn't exactly leave you liking the fables, but that one was particularly unpleasant.). Frankly, the most nuanced character here felt like Hansel, and he ended up going splat.

M.D. Lachlan: Lord of Slaughter
Vikings and werewolves - though sometimes I wish this series was less mythical...

Francesca Coppa: The Fanfiction Reader: folk tales for the digital age
I rather liked this book. I mean, it's really just a collection of fanfic, though I must admit, I think the only ones I'd actually read before we're the Supernatural racebending comic and the Star Wars story focusing on Finn. The rest were new to me (and I might have tracked down a couple I particularly liked on AO3 and left notes to that effect) - not really surprising, though. Most of the fandoms and pairings and tropes featured aren't my usual thing, but most of the stories were good.

Anyway, I also like the idea of the book - I mean, it must be hugely convenient to educators wanting to teach about fanfiction and not wanting to end up setting a bunch of college students lose on some random, poor, unsuspecting fanfic writer's opus, the way somebody did a while back. And it's a nice collection of fanfic genres and tropes. So, that's nice.

Aleksandar Hemon: Nowhere Man
Well. That was - kinda bland? I mean, the concept of a story told entirely through different viewpoint characters is alwys appealing, but honestly, the life of Jozek Pronek just isn't that interesting.

Emil Brahe: Okkult mekanik
Hmmm. I liked the weird amazon-smurf creatures?

Anna Neye: Emma Gad for hvide
I like Anna Neye's writing style. Alas, between having read a fairly large number of books on the Danish Westindies, and having read a lot of tumblr post and other internet things, I must admit, this book didn't feel like it had anything new to say.

Mette Sejrbo: Varulvens forbandelse
I think I liked the story of Jonas the werewolf and his search for answers far more than the story of Emilie the young witch seeking refuge in meaningless sex in this book. Of course, as the title says, this is Jonas' book - though I suppose that means the next book will focus on the evil vampire? I hope not. (Also - every month the witches don't reveal the existence of werewolves to the world is more deaths on their hands. This is the 21st century. Pass a law that all boys turning 16 has to spend the full moon nights in a nice, secure cage to determine whether they change, and presto: no more teenage boys turning into slavering monsters and eating their tiny siblings.) (I need to learn to stop arguing with random genre novels.)

What I'm reading now

Mike Mignola's The Black Goddess and Mutants & Masterminds 2nd ed.

What I'm reading next

We'll see.

Total number of books and comics read this year: 130
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2017-07-31 08:44 pm

Movies and TV Series of July 2017

35. Hunt for the Wilderpeople
This is a delightful movie. It's funny, it's absurd - I was sorry to see Bella die so quickly, though. She was a marvellous woman and killed wild boars with her bare hands, which is a skill I admire in a woman. But the story of Ricky Baker and grumpy old Hec hiding in the wilderness and gradually bonding is good. Admittedly, it has all the cliches as well - Ricky meeting a friendly family, who - in the end - takes him in, and all that. But still. It's very good.

36. Justice League Dark
Well - watching Batman just sort of tagging along with a bunch of magic users and going "hmmm" a lot (and you just know Bruce is freaking out somewhere inside) was fun. And there were several nice scenes, including Swamp Thing. But I still think that John Constantine does not fit in the main DC verse beyond brief cameo appearances.

37. Pot Luck season 1.
This was sweet and I wish Debs and her spareribs girl all the best, and I'd like a second season with more of those two.

38. Spider-Man: Homecoming
This was fun. I mean, I still need somebody to lock Tony Stark away for a couple of decades for recruiting a child soldier for his superhero grudge match (and apparently Pepper is in on it? Shame on you, Pepper! I expected so much better from you.), but Peter and his "internship" and his desperately wanting to be a superhero, that's a good story. As is his friends and classmates (I adore his school in this version!)

39. House of Cards season 4.
I think I'm getting tired of this. Maybe I should rewatch some episodes of West Wing.

40. Powerless season 1. and only
On one hand, this series never managed to be that good. I suspect it was too many recycled office comedy plots for the nerdy crowd, and too many obscure DC characters (I mean obscure - hands up, people who had previously heard about Green Fury!) for the mainstream. Also, it's humour was far too embarrassing for me far too often. That said, this show got monumentally screwed by its network. They kept postponing episodes, aired them out of order, and then it got taken off the air with three episodes not yet shown - at least two of which turned out to be some of the genuinely better episodes in a not that good season (apparently, they are now streaming the entire thing in New Zealand, so that's how the internet got its hands on them). It could have been a really good show - the concept of normal people in a superhero world is fine - but why bother setting it in the DC verse and then only having a couple of episodes that didn't shy away from the big name characters. (Don't get me wrong, I adored the Starro cameo in the pilot, but come on.) Anyway, I didn't think it was that good a show, but with that network it really didn't have a chance.

41. iZombie season 3.
Well, on one hand the season concludes with zombies standing revealed, known to the world. Which might make season 4 interesting. On the other hand, I'm not quite sure I feel for continuing to watch this.
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2017-07-30 05:04 pm

Oh, the Danish summer weather - what's not to love about it?

Apparently, the cloudburst about an hour or two ago flooded the basement storage units for mine and my neighbours’ apartments a bit.


Well, at least the only thing I had on the floor was some chairs - which have now gotten precariously stacked on top of the boxes I have on shelves down there. I'll have to find the time to give them a good scrub and if it doesn't work, they've been standing down there collecting dust for a few years now. And it was just about an inch of water, max.

(Also, my old and technically already thrown away sandals are now resting - very wet from having been cleaned - in the shower, left to dry if I need to back down. Kinda sucks not to own a pair of proper rubber boots in this specific scenario. I know you're not supposed to go barefoot in the water, but it was either the sandals or risking my nice new shoes, and just - nope.)

So - how is everybody else's weekends going?
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2017-07-25 08:04 pm

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I have come to the conclusion that the current lack of summer weather is clearly the fault of Netflix. I mean, they are currently filming their first Danish series ever and it's called The Rain. Obviously, Netflix has been a bit too free with the special effects budget.

Damn you, Netflix!