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  1. Avatar Fish says:

    I’m watching the one season of Constantine and lamenting that this is all we’re going to get (though K tells me that Constantine has been introduced as a recurring character on Legends of Tomorrow). I also purchased Hellblazer volume 1 and we’ll see how comic book reading works in the Comixology app on my tablet.

    Also it is 7:30 PM and I’m still in my pj’s. Lazy Sunday successfully executed.Report

  2. Avatar Saul Degraw says:

    I saw Ceazy Rich Asians on Friday. As a movie the plot was pure romcom stereotype. I give it a B. The big thing though is that it did not hide or explain its Asianness. So when they are showing a lavish party at Grandmas, they don’t tell you what all the Chinese specialties are. Plus they use a fair bit of Singaporean slang. No one bats an eye that grown children live at home because that is what Asian children do in Asia.

    I recently watched Legends of Tomorrow. The first season was marred by acting that was more painful than root canal but the second and third seasons were a wacky delight. I have been watching Season 1 of the Flash.

    For reading, it is The Monied Metropolois: New York and the Consolidation of the American Bourgeois: 1850-1896Report

  3. Avatar Will H. says:

    Re-reading:
    Army Field Manual FM 22-100
    Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations (spanish)
    Not books to be read, but absorbed.
    Absorbing for the umpteenth time.

    Watching:
    Old videos of the Sweet on YouTube.
    Some old Black Sabbath concert videos.

    Dio looks drunk on-stage, and forgets the words at times.
    I haven’t seen any Ozzy videos from the Never Say Die tour for comparison purposes. Must have been really, really bad.Report

  4. Avatar Maribou says:

    I’ve been reading (slowly, because they are best when I have significant available brain) Jemisin’s trilogy, all 3 volumes of which have now won a Hugo.

    I can see why, and for once I don’t think it’s familiarity / partiality.

    They’re all 3 damn damn good books.

    A lot of really ambiguous and nuanced stuff about power, intention, etc., dressed up *really well* as far-enough-future that we’re in tech-indistiguishable-from-magic territory.

    And she uses a bunch of “literary” style stuff but only *where it makes the story better* and not just to show off – everything like that turns out to be there for a world-buildy or story-building or character-buildy reason if you wait for the payoffs.

    Haven’t enjoyed something this deeply in years.

    First one is called The Fifth Season.

    I also started Westerfeld’s 50-years-later followup to his YA trilogy Uglies/Pretties/Specials, which is called Imposters. Mostly what I’m noticing so far is how very much his writing has improved on a mechanics level since way back then. The dystopic trilogy was only at all good (and it was good!) because a) interesting ideas, b) the reader for the audios was BRILLIANT. The post-revolution-breakup-of-the-dystopia followup is an equally fun, equally Not Serious Work, but *very hard to put down* adventure story – and the difference lies mainly in the writing quality.Report

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