Better rip off the old #introductions band-aid so people don't think I'm a poorly written bot.
I'm Al. I'm an old school bisexual, just because they didn't have the word "pan" back when we were driving our hot rods to the malt shop and getting an egg cream for a dime.
I love indie comic books, comedy and cooking. My TV is always blaring something, since otherwise I get lonely.
I'm as broken as everybody else and my coping strategies are pretty terrible, but I make do.
Okay, okay, okay... I think I figured out how Riverdale happened. An intern at The CW tripped on the way from the copiers and all their pages mixed up, but they already got the college credit and it was their last week, so they said, "fuck it."
"Say goodbye, dad."
"You should know... Your mother and I are getting divorced."
"But... I thought out family would be together forever."
"Anyhow, time to join this goblin cult."
*cue musical number*
Book Musings: The Nymphos of Rocky Flats
Boy howdy... I grabbed this as an acquantaince was moving, thinking, based of the cover, that it would be like a sleazy version of Dresden Files or like a classier version of Sandman Slim. I wasn't exactly wrong, but the book is way less raunchy than the title imples. It's a fun first attempt at a book, but it definitely comes off as amateurish. A little mysogynist, a little nonsensical, an incompetent main character and tons of deus ex machina.
I got a bunch of second hand books due to my partner's friend moving. I started one with an atrociously trashy cover and it has not disappointed.
Like 50 pages in the lead character, a hard-boiled private detective, war veteran and, oh right, vampire gets into a literal fight with a raccoon.
Book Musings: Where The Crawdads Sing
Just... fantastic. So many wonderful things wrapped up in one package. A tragic story of a terrible childhood. Quite possible the most believable, wonderful romance I've ever read. And all with a sprinkling of murder mystery, which just gets better and better as you learn about the people involved.
Book Musings: Seveneves
Honestly this book has confirmed that I don't like Neal Stephenson's writing. That said... holy crap it was amazing. I was on the edge of my seat for 600 pages, started to get bored for 100, then realized what was being set up and was back on it for another 150. His characters are a little 2D and caricaturish, but in this context it really works, like so many colorful, spinning gears.
Super fun read, would absolutely recommend.
@OMGTehAwsome Homeopathic pizza. Every time you cut a slice in half, it becomes more delicious.
Book Musings: The Night Circus
Oh boy... I... oof... Honestly I didn't enjoy most of my time with this one, but I could see the appeal. It reads like a diary that accidentally fell out of a knapsack in between the vampire teeth and petticoat aisles at a Hot Topic. It tries to paint beautiful scenes, but not much happens to fill them (and some of its clever choices just become grating halfway through.)
instead of "sir/madam", consider "traveller"
- gender neutral
- fun to say
- acknowledges the endless journey of the soul
- makes you feel like a medieval tavernkeep
- you absolutely can't risk misgendering a wandering swordmaster
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