( And thus began the Battle of the Rogue Rhododendron. )In other news
- I got a new job! Well, technically, I got ANOTHER job. I get to review Shakespeare plays! Big Grandmother apparently does not approve:
- By way of Katherine: welcome to Oregon, where the beaches will fucking kill you
- American Gods is being turned into a tv show
Good: produced by HBO, Tom Hanks, and Neil himself, and will have an actual budget!
Weird: "six seasons, each [...] of 10-12, [sic] hour-long episodes". Sixty episodes? I don't think American Gods
even has that many chapters
- I'm going to see LotR: FotR: Extended Edition in theaters
Which leads us to:Thirty Days of GenreDay 2: Your Favorite Character
"I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend..."
<3 <3 <3 ~*~*~*~Faramir
~*~*~*~ <3 <3 <3
It was hard to pick just one, but Faramir wins because he stands for a whole archetype
of my favorite characters: the badass pragmatist who is nevertheless a (not-so-secret) idealist underneath. Whether they are staring down a Nazgûl, blowing up the Pegasus
, or dropping a mountain on an invading demon army, my favorite characters cradle their honor close to their hearts. It's a lot easier to hit the bad guys with, that way.
(You can expect a lot of fist-shaking when I go see The Two Towers