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30 October 2012 @ 08:01 pm
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Last month i posted a fair bit. This month it feels like i've posted almost nothing. I've generally felt rather tired and listless the last several weeks and not up to doing much of anything when i get home, including writing. I've mostly spent the time watching TV, playing XCOM: Enemy Unknown (which is a little buggy and has some design issues, but is generally pretty good,) and staring at the ceiling. Oh, and a bit of listening to James Alan Gardner's "new" audiobooks (which are just plain awesome.)

Five weeks ago i gave doctorskuld a ride to the airport so she could fly to her old home and thence to her new job in England and her new home with naye. In the final throes of cleaning out her apartment she tossed a few more items at me, under the stricture of "if you don't take it i'm throwing it away or donating it to the salvation army" or something like that. I ended up with a couple geeky mugs, a sonic screwdriver, and something else... what was it? Oh yes, a frickin' awesome sword :)

Three weeks ago i went to see Frankenweenie with a girl who messaged me on OKCupid. (Which means she saw the blurb about shelleycat in my profile and is only interested in being friends right now.) Frankenweenie was pretty good, though as expected it wasn't as good as Nightmare Before Christmas. (At this point it seems safe to bet that Nightmare Before Christmas (or insert other older film of your choice) will end up being the highlight of his carer.)

Two weeks ago we went to see Looper, which was pretty darn good. I had two particular issues with the way time travel/causality was handled, but aside from that it was some pretty well done SF distopia with a moderate amount of action.

Last weekend i went to a video game party organized by some people in the local anime group, but i don't really know anyone in the group very well yet, so i mostly just stood around watching other people play games.
Amber: pussbootmaggiedacatt on October 31st, 2012 03:16 am (UTC)
I would be interested in either trading audio books with you (if this can be easily arranged without too much DRM trouble) or at least getting suggestions from you. I've recently started getting Audible books.
DonAithnen: booksdonaithnen on October 31st, 2012 03:45 am (UTC)
I don't think there's any official way to trade books, but there are ways to work around that *cough* :)

And i'd certainly be happy to try and recommend books if you can give me some idea about what kinds of SF and Fantasy books you like.

But right away i can recommend you check out the novella "Legion" by Brandon Sanderson. It's a decent story read by one of the best voice actors out there, Oliver Wyman, and also last i checked it was free :)
Ambermaggiedacatt on October 31st, 2012 03:47 am (UTC)

I recently have been into urban fantasy that is not paranormal romance masquerading as urban fantasy. Current faves are Sandman Slim, Joe Pitt, and Iron Druid. I feel like these are in their own subgenre, "urban fantasy for dudes."
Amber: pussbootmaggiedacatt on October 31st, 2012 03:49 am (UTC)
Of course that's not ALL I'm interested in. Just my current kick. I'm pretty open, YA or adult, whatevs.
DonAithnen: happydonaithnen on October 31st, 2012 03:57 am (UTC)
Well i'm not sure if it's really "urban fantasy for dudes", but have you checked out Seanan McGuire's "Rosemary and Rue"? It's definitely urban fantasy of the non-romance kind. Lots of well-researched faerie stuff, oh and also more than the usual allotment of character death, whether that's a "plus" or a minus for you i don't know.