Monthly Archives: August 2011

My Weekend

My plans for this weekend were huge. In fact, they were grandiose. Epically cinematic. Just thinking about it would first sweep you off your feet completely and then totally blow your mind. It would be like the awesomest thing you’d ever see, multiplied by kick-ass with glitter and sparkles thrown in for good measure. It… Read more »

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First Lines: Horns

Ig has had a terrible year: his girlfriend Merrin was raped and murdered, and he was the only suspect. While no one could pin anything on him—he’s innocent, after all—in the court of public opinion he’s guilty as sin. Then, after spending a night drunk and doing terrible things, he wakes up with a pair… Read more »

First Lines: The Witches Trilogy

The Witches Trilogy bundles the first three Witches stories from Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series. Equal Rites still deals with magic, witches, wizards, why men can’t be witches and women can’t be wizards, and all that. Wyrd Sisters examines how the power of words can affect reality, how such power doesn’t always turn out the way… Read more »

100 Things: See a play by Shakespeare

Seeing one of Shakespeare’s plays performed live is on my list of 100 things to do just for the hell of it. Yesterday I saw Orkater’s adaptation of Richard III starring Gijs Scholten van Aschat at the Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam, so that’s another one down. Apart from my seat — there is no legroom on the… Read more »


Lately, I’ve been reading more and more comics, and I blame Stephen King. The idea of expanding his The Dark Tower saga with a series of comics appealed to me. So I found a semi-local comic book shop to get my monthly fix, and all was well. But then, in typical Stephen King fashion, Evil… Read more »

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