Wednesday, April 13, 2005

It's the end of my blog as we know it...

We spent the Easter Holidays, the western celebration of spring, cutting down trees and watching Sean of the Dead, again, which is currently my favorite movie about dead people coming back to life. The brits have really taken a bit of American folklore in the Zombie Doomsday subgenre and run with it the last couple of years. How come is this?

I'm pretty sure I owe somebody two trees.

In other news, I gave blogging a year and found I could not keep the pace. The blog nags to be written in, sucking energy away from other projects. So, I apologize to all... four people who've told me they read the blog, but

This is an Archive, now.

Reading: Wee Free Men, by Terry Pratchett. I enjoyed this, although I found myself not wanting to. It didn't seem like a Discworld book: the Chalk has so little magic and so few peoples, The Quin seemed like a more cerebral character than she did in Lords and Ladies, and I don't remember Granny Weatherwax using as much magic in any one book as she did in the last chapter of Wee Free Men. Ultimately, just like Tiffany, because Tiffany is a young Granny Weatherwax, and Granny Weatherwax is the other Pratchett character I really identify with.

Age of Bronze 2: Sacrifice, by Eric Shanower: I think Mr. Shanower does a fine job of translating Greek soap operas into modern dramas. I especially like how he makes the characters interesting, if not sympathetic, despite their atrocious ethics. This series continues to be a really fine read.