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.
I decided to try my hand at making a childhood dish for our work potluck. I didn't have a recipe, just a vague description.
It took 4 hours to make. I love freestyling in the kitchen, but this was like a four hour long jazz solo where I couldn't check if I'd hit "record" until it was over. It was a close call once I had to improvise a bechamel.
Angry Book Ramblings: The Three Beths (Spoilers, CW: Murder)
"I met your mother in law today, she let me sleep on your dead wife's childhood bed." Now he'd know I was serious about this investigation, and not just some random, crazed stranger.
So many movies and TV shows these days had loved ones envisioning their lost loves as guiding spirits, helping them past the pain, like Craig saw Beth now.
(Did... Did your editor have to remove a link to TV Tropes from your manuscript?)
Book Musings: The Three Beths
An unbelievably stupid premise leads to a deeply unsatisfying ending with even less satisfying twists. Every character seems wholly unbelievable, with some seriously bonkers dialogue and internal monologues. Also I'm no mystery expert, but you can't have every character cock a gun, look in a mirror and declare out loud to themselves that no one will ever learn their dark secret.
Hey, my beautiful babies. A local theatre is live-streaming their production of a play called TRANSom, created by an all trans/non-binary ensemble, about a "found family" living in one home at 5 CDT today.
I found some wonderful ice cream sandwiches at the Asian grocer. They're waffles shaped like a cob of corn, with a chocolate-coated layer of corn ice cream in the middle. It also has pieces of sweet corn in it (which are super good frozen, like little corn candies,) as well as little bits of mochi.
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.
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