Monday, March 25, 2013

Quote of the Moment

"'The glory of creation is in its infinite diversity.'
'And the ways our differences combine to create meaning and beauty.'"
–Miranda and Spock, Star Trek “Is There in Truth No Beauty?”

Quote of the Moment

"Your judgment is not my problem." –Felicia Day, "State of the Sundry" video, March 25, 2013

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Bookworming:Cold Days

Cold Days, Jim Butcher, ****
Well, this was inevitable wasn't it. I am finally caught up with the Dresden Files series. All the things I have said before about the books in the series still apply. Butcher is still moving pieces around on his board as the fallout from the events in Changes continues to ripple through Harry's life. And there's just not that much new to say about it at this point. Fans of the series will enjoy it, those not into it probably don't want to pick up the 14th book as a starting point.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

It's the Little Things

Oh man, this week is just going on forever, I mean everything is just so hard... Hey, a peanut butter egg. What was I saying, oh yeah... life is awesome.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Quote of the Moment

"Success can make anyone passionate about what they are doing. When the experts say we need passion to be successful, that's mostly bull[you know]. What you need is energy, talent, hard work, a reasonable plan, and lots of luck." –Scott Adams (The Dilbert Blog, March 12, 2013)

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Bookworming: Seawitch

Seawitch, Kat Richardson, ***
After all those Dresden files novels, I went right into the latest in another "urban fantasy" series. Seawitch is the latest entry into the Greywalker series about a PI who's close call with death left her attuned to the Grey world of magic and the dead. You might think I am going to compare it with The Dresden Files, but the Greywalker series is actually much more akin to mystery novels in feel and pacing than Butcher's action-heavy series. Seawitch itself is a good book that never quite rises beyond that. The protagonist, coming off a completed story arc from previous novels, seems a bit too adrift in her own self-doubt. There are a few background happenings that are clearly setup for later, but have no tie into the story and thus seem little more than a distraction. While I don't think this is the best entry in the series, don't read too much into my criticism. This is a solid three star story and I think folks that enjoy mysteries flavored with the supernatural will have a fine time with it.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

The Threads of History

Checked the news today and saw talk of Star Wars movies and preemptive nuclear assaults.  Well hello, early 80s it's been a while since I saw you last.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

A Very Fast Speed Painting

There's a very, very nice moment of perception manipulation in this one.