Wednesday, March 31, 2010

piers anthony

so as you know i bought piers anthony's tarot trilogy on ebay and i was really excited about it for it's out of print and there's no easy way to get it anymore. i've looked at used book stores and can never find the books. or i would find the last book but not the first two. well that doesn't help me for i want the whole trilogy and i want to start at the beginning. so in piers' most recent blog post he talks about how pirating is a problem especially with ebay. he goes on to say that authors miss out on the money that is due to them for people who do not have permission to sell their books are selling them and the authors don't get their due. piers went so far as to write ebay a letter to say that they need to stop letting people who don't have permission to sell the books. i understand piers' stance and that authors need to get their due for they worked hard to create those pieces of work. and i feel bad that piers will not get his money due to him from the sale of me buying those books. but at the same time i'm very glad that i have those books, due to the fact that you can't find them anywhere. so yeah. it's a double edge sword. piers deserves that money that is due to him, but when i can't find the books what am i supposed to do?

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

god of tarot

so as i said before i got the tarot trilogy by piers anthony. and since i got those books i've stopped reading pygmy and started reading tarot. god of tarot is the first book and i'm already half way through the book. hurray! i was too excited about the trilogy to wait until i was done reading pygmy. so once i'm done with tarot i'll go back to pygmy. hurray for finding good books and reading them!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

word of the week

i haven't done this in a little bit so i thought i would bring it back. this week's word is: dirigible.

dirigible - capable of being steered.

so here's my sentence with it: 'though the truck was stalled, it was still dirigible.' not the best sentence but it's 10:30 at night, so cut me a little slack.

Monday, March 22, 2010


so i haven't really been updating and that's my bad. lately i've been busy. so my writing has taken somewhat of a hit and my reading even. i know hard to believe but i've been reading less lately. so bare with me and once i'm all settled i'll be back to my normal set of tricks. i do have some exciting news, i've recently bought on ebay the tarot trilogy by piers anthony. i've read it before but it wasn't mine so i couldn't keep it. i've been looking for it for awhile and it's out of print so it's hard to find. well i decided to hunt around on ebay and i found the series. i was all excited and bought it right away. it was only 10.50 for all three books, with no shipping costs. so that is nice. so now i can't wait until it gets shipped to me. they are slightly used, but for a book collection that i can't buy anywhere anymore, i'm very ok with that. its such a good series i can't wait to read it again.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

little things here and there.

muse concert was amazing! it was by far the greatest concert i have ever gone to, and i've seen some awesome bands in concert. the venue was nice too. i saw muse at the united center in chicago. i wasn't that close, but i could still see them with no problems, and that is all that matters. it rocked my socks off!

i've recently purchased the dr horrible sing-along blog soundtrack and dvd, which are amazing! the writing is good, there's a bunch of tonge and cheek stuff. but the best part is the music! the music was written wonderfully! for a short film (42 minutes), filmed indie style (only costed 200,000 and the actors weren't conpensated when they filmed the movie), it has wonderful music scores! so great job whedon brothers and maurissa tancharoen.

last week i got a letter back from the wisconsin review. they turned down my 2 poems i sent them. that's fine. you can't win them all. the poems really go together and i think they deserve to get published, so i'll just send them to another place. if you can't take rejection don't go into the publishing buisness. publishing of any kind, music, book, movies, etc.

i'm working on two different articles for application to jobs. well one is an internship and another is an unpaid job. you get paid in perks. both are for websites. but i would love to work for them. so i'm working on my application. when i hear back from the places i will share with you guys.

thats all from here. just a little update on what i've been doing. i'll leave you with a picture from the muse concert.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

cbldf and neil gaiman

c2e2 is doing a special evening with neil gaiman saturday night of the convention. and the tickets are for everyone, not just those who are going to the comic convention. though, if you have a ticket for the comic convention, then your ticket for the neil gaiman evening is cheaper. but the proceeds from the tickets, and i mean all 100% of the proceeds, are going to help the comic book legal defense fund (cbldf). so how cool is that?! not only do you get to see neil gaiman, one of the greatest writers out there, but you also get to help a great cause. so this is an easy way to help a great thing and to see a great writer!

"I may not agree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it." - voltaire

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

riddle-master trilogy

patricia a mckillip wrote the riddle-master trilogy and it is an amazing series! i've read it before but it was so long ago i just remembered bits and pieces of it. so when christmas came around and i was given $75 in barnes and noble gift cards, i knew i had to buy this series. i bought it in a three-in-one collection meaning, all three books were put together in one gaint book. i like buying books like that for it makes reading the series much easier.

i've been finished with the book(s) for a week or so now, but i am just getting around to tell you all about it! it's an amazing series. mckillip has a wonderful talent of describing the world with such poetry. imagry is a really big part of the series, i would say the books are driven by imagry. yes there's dialogue, but that's not what drives the story. it's a beautiful story and i would strongly suggest it to anyone who likes fantasy. i've never read anything else mckillip has written but i'm definatly going to go out and buy something else of hers, she did that great of a job writing these books! so go out and read!

Monday, March 8, 2010

muse quotables

so this friday i will get to see my favorite band muse(!) in concert. i'm totally excited and can't wait! so i thought i would have a special quotables and share quotes from the band. since all the songs are by muse i'm just going to write what song the lyric comes from.  so here they are:

- "I’ll be there as soon as I can
But I’m busy mending broken
Pieces of the life I had before" - unintended

- "I’m crawling away
'Cause you broke my heart in two" - falling down
- "And I don’t want you to adore me
Don’t want you to ignore me
When it pleases you" - muscle museum

- "And I've wanted you too much
And now I'm gonna lose
I've wanted you too much
And now I've gotta choose" - nature_1

- "Everything about you is so easy to love" - bliss

- "I believed that you'd always be here
'cause once you promised a life with no fear" - shine

- "Hopelessly I'll love you endlessly
Hopelessly I'll give you everything
But I won't give you up
I won't let you down
And I won't leave you falling" - endlessly

- "I wanted freedom
Bound and restricted
I tried to give you up
But I'm addicted" - time is running out

- "Look through a faithless eye
Are you afraid to die?" - thoughts of a dying atheist

- "Come ride with me
Through the veins of history
I'll show you a god who falls asleep on the job" - knights of cydonia

- "How can we win, when fools can be kings?" - knights of cydonia

- "Death
You bring death
And destruction to all that you touch" - take a bow

- "This ship has taken me far away
Far away from the memories
Of the people who care if I live or die" - starlight

- "Mon Cœur S'ouvre à Ta Voix" - i belong to you

- "I can't find the words to say
They're overdue
I've traveled half the world to say
"I belong to you"" - i belong to you

- "I want to exorcise the demons from your past" - undisclosed desires

- "It could be wrong, could be wrong, but it should've been right" - resistance

Sunday, March 7, 2010

power girl

so i've come to the dark side. well not really but i've bought my first dc comic. and anyone who knows me will tell you that i'm a marvel girl all the way. well i have gone and bought power girl. and i must say that i love it! it's really well written. the only thing i don't like is that they draw her with really big boobs. i mean really big boobs. but other then that, i really like the comic. it is on it's 10th issue this month and i would really suggest everyone to go out and read it. for once there's a good female comic. they give her attitude and don't make her this dumb blonde. she can defend herself and she has some spunk to her. she looks good but man she has some punch behind her. so i guess i'm kicked out of the marvel club house (i have borrowed that statement from the nerdy bird) but i'm ok with that. power girl is a good read.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

no new comic wednesday

so this week there was a blind side and i didn't write a review for graham crackers comics. my manager quit and i had a new manager. and as everyone knows that can be wierd. so i was working in the new mananger and getting to know him instead of working on my review. but fear not! in two weeks i'll be back to my old tricks (next week i won't be writing a review for i'm not working at the comic store. i traded days with my other job so i could have friday off so i could go see muse in concert!).