Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Finished: Pawn of Prophecy

Well, I thought I had already written a post about this book the first time I read it, but a quick check of the archives shows that I apparently didn't. Huh.

(via The A.V. Club)
Just like the first time I read, I enjoyed Pawn of Prophecy a lot. I know that The Belgariad (and most of David Eddings' body of work) aren't looked upon very well because I guess they're generic, but honestly? Don't care. Sometimes there's nothing wrong with generic fantasy.

While I did enjoy it, I felt that parts of the book dragged and Garion's putting up with Polgara's bullshit was just a little annoying. I would have told her off mid-point in the adventure and damn the consequences. :P The lack of action is what dragged the story, in my opinion. There's only two fight scenes in the book (three if you want to get really technical and count the scuffle with Brill. Four if you count the boar). Then again, the book was aimed at children and young adults, so of course none of them are going to be gory.

Rating: 8/10.

Monday, January 20, 2014

David Eddings book haul

And fourteen books definitely constitutes a haul! I made the big score at a thrift store, but didn't realize the magnitude of my find at first. I saw one book, then another on the shelf and didn't really think much of it because you can usually find a couple of Eddings' books at almost any thrift store, yard sale, or elsewhere. Then I noticed another and another and another, sixteen in all and at fifty cents apiece, I could not not buy them. Except for two, The Rivan Codex and The Diamond Throne. I had the latter already and the former didn't interest me.

Book-wise, I have the entirety of The Belgariad, almost all of The Malloreon (I'm missing The Seeress of Kell), and all of The Tamuli series. I also have Belgarath the Sorcerer and Polgara the Sorceress. Not bad for seven dollars and some change!

I've read Pawn of Prophecy before and enjoyed quite a lot, so I've decided to reread it and yup, still enjoyable.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Dress your feline fighter in the finest armor

Proving that you can find anything on the internet, Etsy merchant schnabuble has made leather armor for cats.

Yes, for five hundred dollars, you too can outfit your cat in body armor before it goes out and murders anything and everything it can.

In all seriousness, I can't believe that people have actually spent five hundred dollars on something like this.

(via Laughing Squid)

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Ned Stark warned us winter was coming

But good freaking god, I didn't expect it to be this cold. When I went to bed last night, it was 1 degree Fahrenheit. ONE DEGREE, PEOPLE. It's less than 10 degrees now and it's almost noon. Did I mention that I live in the Southern U.S.? Friiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiick!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

A Song of Ice and Fire house sigils, Lisa Frank style

Remember those Lisa Frank designed trapper keepers, folders, and notebooks that kids took to school back in the day? The ones with unicorns, tigers, and whatnot in every possible color known to mankind?

It's like someone stabbed a rainbow.
(via This Is My Boomstick)
Tumblr artist arterialmotive decided to put a Lisa Frank spin on the various house sigils from A Song of Ice and Fire, starting with House Targaryen and Stark.

They're adorable. I want twenty of each.

But man, can you imagine what House Bolton's sigil would look like? Holy shit. Can you even Lisa Frank a flayed body?

h/t Laughing Squid.


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