Sorry for the lack of posts lately. Nothing I’ve read or watched recently has made that great of an impression on me or prompted me to write about it. So I figured I’d just do a catch-all post where I give a paragraph or so about several things at once, rather than a detailed review of something I’m not motivated to write about. Join me on the random discussion of miscellaneous items.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. debuted this week. It was a perfectly cromulent pilot. They guest starred Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill to help get the team together as they dealt with an unregistered (and unstable) super human. It’s too soon to tell how good the show will be, but, for now, I’ll put my faith in Team Whedon.
Ulli Lust’s graphic novel Today is the Last Day of the Rest of Your Life is the story of 17-year-old Ulli who went on an adventure with a friend when she was 17 (in 1984). They travelled from Vienna all the way down to Sicily via car, train, walking, hitchhiking, etc. and had a lot of adventures with sex, drugs and trying not to get arrested. It was a decent story that I enjoyed, but overall, was just kinda meh on it. It wasn’t bad and I liked reading it, but it didn’t really leave a lasting impression.
John C. Wright’s The Hermetic Millenia is book two in his Count to a Trillion series. Where the first book focused on the early years of Menelaus Illation Montrose, this book is his middle age (so to speak). Montrose is trying to stay alive long enough to save the world and humanity. But he was woken up from his cryogenic bed constantly to fix one problem after another (such as humanity dying out). The first half of the book lacked any kind of cohesion and story line. It seemed more like a series of linked stories and I slowly lost interest. I’ll probably try to read it again later on, but for now, I just wasn’t interested.