June 4th, 2013

Scary Books

Trailer, Quotes and Stuff

‘The Bourne Legacy’ promo
I’m tempted.

I adore pecan pie.
Sea Salt choc = yum.
Blood Orange SanPellegrino = okay.

David Tennant auditioned for the role of Lecter in ‘Hannibal’?!?

‘The White Queen’ trailer
Oh yeah. Plus James Frain.

‘Hannibal’ renewed, I don’t know if that is a good thing or not.

Matt Smith is departing ‘Doctor Who’.

Review of series 2 of ‘A Touch of Cloth’ coming soon.

Barry Sloane who plays Aiden on ‘Revenge’ played Niall on ‘Hollyoaks’! Niall who was Myra McQueen’s first born that she gave up for adoption and he showed up to his kill all his half siblings but only managed to kill one before hurling himself off a cliff.

Speaking of ‘Hollyoaks’. Ste’s drug dealing/pizza delivery goes awry. Sienna sets fire to the Osborne house and frames Nancy. Tilly and Esther reconnect, Sinead hangs out with them for some reason. Doug finds out that Ste is a drug dealer and Ste tantrums because he wants to buy the club and the world owes him a living. Ste is a jackass.

Sinead does not want to be a vet anymore and Ste talks her into drug dealing for him as they share a can of cider. Darren orders Nancy out of their house and she does the walk of shame through the pub. Ste is an arrogant, entitled lackwit with no empathy, no remorse or guilt and is an irresponsible git who thrives on drama, brags a lot and is delusional.

Best Lines:
“Who wants to stick their hand up a dog’s backside for a living?”

“Have you got kids here?”
“No, because my ex took em away from me.”
“Just as well in your line of work.”

“You, leaving your soggy underwear everywhere when I’m trying to have my breakfast.”
“Well get a dryer you tightwad!”

‘The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes’ Quotes:
“I think I saw Saturn out a window.”

“You lost.”

“I want to know what colour its blood is.”

‘Psych’ Quotes:
“LL Cool J has survived Michael Myers, great white sharks and Queen Latifah.”

“Kudos on your Asian Lori Petty look.”
“Congratulations on your skinny Chaz Bono looks.”

‘Blackadder II’ Quotes:
“Shall I come too my Lord?”
“No best not, people might think we’re friends.”

“Never ever try to be funny in my presence again.”

‘Buffy The Vampire Slayer’ season 8 Quotes:
Cottage. Out here. Show of hands, who thinks that’s creepy?”

“You know what’s better than staying here? Escaping.”

‘Criminal Minds’ Quotes:
It’s messy business removing a head.”

“Nobody lurking in the background with a hatchet.”

“The only thing he would be good at consulting about is like welfare fraud and not getting employed.”

‘Double Helix: Double or Nothing’ Quotes:
“You’re the living symbol of everything and everyone that destroyed my life! But you’re not going to be living much longer!”

“Wondered when the dark gods he worshipped would see fit to do something about his condition.”

‘Tempest Rising’ Quotes:
“It’s amazing how being a pariah gives you ample amounts of free time.”

“She liked a very particular kind of plot: the sort where the pirate kidnaps some virgin damsel, rapes her into loving him, and then dispatches lots of seamen while she polishes his cutlass.”
To Light The Way To Bed

Angel & Faith Season 9 Issue 22 Reviewed

What You Want, Not What You Need, part two
Giles is resurrected as a snotty tween who pervs over Faith. Why is Giles portrayed as a victim? Why can’t he stay dead? Where are TPTB going with this? Anyway Giles is thankless and shouty. Angel and co finally decide to do something about Whistler, Pearl and Nash’s evil plan.

Faith needs to stop looking for a daddy figure, Giles realises he isn’t needed so his resurrection was pointless, there is a cat with wings, the Deeper Well is mentioned, Nadira shows up and there is a cliffhanger. This was good. Why hasn't Buffy even mentioned Giles and why didn’t she figure out his soul was damned? Oh wait - it's selfish Buffy.

Best Lines:
“Hanging out with Angel. It’s like an angst contact high.”

“You killed me in the first place, then resurrected me using obscene sorcery the likes of which I’d never condone - - - - while there’s an apocalyptic crisis you should be attending to instead!”
Scary Books

Book Reviews: 21st Century Dead part 3 + The Badlands 1&2 + The Shocks of Adversity

21st Century Dead edited by Christopher Golden, part 3

Ghost Dog & Pup
An overlong stupid tale about a ghost dog that is a sentimental vomit.

Best Line:
“A darkness shall spread across the land as the dead replace the living.”

Tic Boom: A Slice of Love
A bilious self parody.

Best Line:
He’s dead. Evident by the fact that he has no head.”

Jack and Jill
Some fair gobbets here as a dying child faces a zombie uprising on his remote family farm. This is very good.

Tender as Teeth
A reporter interviews a cured ex-zombie who is the most hated woman on Earth. This is a dark twisty excellent story.

Couch Potato
Written by Brian Keene. A neglected child’s mother turns into a zombie. This is very good.

The Happy Bird and Other Tales
This is a bleak tale of a zombie solider. Good.

This is a bizarre and bad tale of zombie soldiers.

Star Trek: The Badlands 1&2 by Susan Wright
From 1999, these books feature Kirk, the Badlands, a Romulan and nothing of interest. These were badly written and boring.

Star Trek The Original Series: The Shocks of Adversity by William Leisner
The Enterprise is exploring when it is damaged in an attack. A ship from the Goeg Domain offers assistance. Kirk befriends the captain who he regards as a counterpart and initially sees the Domain as a counterpart to the UFP.

But as peace and friendship initially break out, it becomes clear that the Goeg Domain is not what it seems and that Kirk has allied with the wrong side. This was good but Kirk giving the Domain captain chance after chance after chance was annoying.

Best Lines:
“Doctor, I am continually astonished by your ignorance of even the most basic operational principles of transporter technology.”

“I am only advising that you not give them more trust than they have earned.”