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1st-Oct-2007 03:48 pm
Got the tire repatched this morning. The work was covered by warranty, and thus didn't cost me a dime. Nice. We'll see how long the patch holds out.

Daniel and I did get up to Berkeley on Saturday, and I did get comics: She Hulk: Single Green Female and She Hulk: Supernatural Law. I also picked up Naomi Novik's latest in the Temeraire series, an omnibus of some of Glen Cook's Dread Empire novels, and Decalog 3 (a long out of print Doctor Who short story collection containing, among other things, Steven Moffat's rather funny story "Continuity Errors". I got it cheap at a used bookstore.)

Going to the Other Change of Hobbit reminded me, as it always does, of what a pleasure a really good specialty bookstore is. The Borders by my house in San Jose is nice, and has a pretty good selection for a big box chain store, but it's not the same.

She Hulk is my sort of superhero comic. By which I mean that it is funny, and modern, and is really about the whole idea of what it means to be a superhero, and how you go about trying to live your life if half of your identity is as a normal person, and half is as a giant green babe with superhuman strength who fights crime. Also, it has a giant green babe who fights crime.

I spent a silly amount of time yesterday watching clips of the Hornblower movies on Youtube. I'd seen the first few when they originally aired, but by the time they made the later ones, we'd given up our cable TV subscription. Good Lord, they outdo even the Sharpe movies in the Pretty Men in Napoleonic Uniform quotient. I'd've thought there'd be laws regulating that sort of thing. Maybe that's the real reason A&E stopped making them. Must get Netflix to send DVDs.

I'm currently preparing two very long documents for reviews. Not my favorite thing in the world. There are just a lot of i's to be dotted, and t's to be crossed. Dull. Still, it'll be over with soon enough.

Meanwhile, a question that I thought I'd settled weeks ago apparently wasn't settled, and emails are flying. Woohoo!

Okay, time to get back to it.
2nd-Oct-2007 01:00 pm (UTC)
Now I need to run out and get She Hulk! :-)
2nd-Oct-2007 05:44 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I recommend it. Just make sure you get the ones written by Dan Slott - there's other She Hulk stuff floating around out there whose quality I can't vouch for. (It may be good, for all I know - I just don't know.)
3rd-Oct-2007 01:13 am (UTC) - Yay Hornblower!
Okay, now I can't remember whether I've said this to you before or not -- I may well have posted the same thing last time you mentioned Hornblower. Deja vu.

But just in case not: Naomi recently showed me the whole Hornblower series. There are indeed lots of Pretty Men in Napoleonic Uniform. And late in the series, there's a scene in which Horatio -- for no plot-related reason whatsoever -- takes off all his clothes and gets hosed down on deck.

All that plus lots and lots of slash moments, featuring one of my two favorite current boys on TV (Jamie Bamber, the other of course being John Barrowman). What's not to like?
3rd-Oct-2007 05:01 am (UTC) - Re: Yay Hornblower!
Ah, yes - the hose scene is popular over on YouTube. 'Tis a pity that Mr. Hornblower couldn't convince his fellow lieutenants to join in the fun. (Maybe that would have been too slashy.)

Jamie Bamber is cute as heck, but Paul McGann (Lt. William Bush) is the one I have a serious crush on.

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