April 10th, 2010
|08:37 pm - #24|
This morning, I finished reading the latest Jim Butcher novel, Changes, the 12th of the Dresden Files series. Very nice, couldn't put it down, surprising ending. I'd hate to give away spoilers, but there's a bit that goes on in the run-up to the climax battle, where in the background, and later in the foreground, the assembled team tries to figure out which members of the Fellowship of the Ring that they'd be, and it's an amusing sidelight...
And now to wait impatiently for the next one.
Last night, forestcats and I went out to see How to Train Your Dragon in 2D. Yes, I'm a Luddite, but the 3D process gives me a headache, because it all looks blurry to me. Anyway, the film is cute, beautifully rendered, and worth seeing.
It ain't Pixar, but so what, there'll be a Pixar film later this year...
After going (late again) to services this morning, we spent the afternoon doing work on the backyard. If it rains tomorrow, no more such work for now, but if it doesn't, we'll do some more then. It's looking like it's almost ready for Carnivore's Feast.
Oh, and forestcats should have sent out the warnings for the teams for the Iron Chef competition...heh, heh, heh...
I just finished Grave Peril (Dresden Files, Book 3) They're totally addictive. I'm so glad I have nine more to go!
IIRC, when I started reading them, there were four or five out at the time. It was a pleasure catching up.
Then there was the TV series on SciFi (The Dresden Files), and a comic book series that emulates the novels, though that one was short-lived. For that matter, the TV series was short-lived.
Yeah I hit up Nexflix for the TV series... seems it was only around for a single season? I actually really liked it. Too bad they didn't keep it around longer. I adore how they portrayed Bob. (And found it slightly amusing that they had a British actor portray an American character and an American actor portray an English character - but well done both!)
Yes, only the one season. I didn't entirely like what they did with Bob, but that's a minor quibble.
|Date:||April 11th, 2010 01:31 pm (UTC)|| |
I did like the which Tolkien character would they be bit also. :)
Seemed just like the type of gallows humor you'd expect at the time.
Very realistic, in a fantasy novel.
I'm right there with you on the 3D stuff.
Hubby was reading an article recently which indicated part of the problem is that there are about 11 different cues the brain uses to determine distance, and 3D tech requires we believe one over the other 10. Additionally, the brain only truly sees 3D for a comparatively short distance, and then it might as well be 2D - and most movie screens are outside that range, so... bad for the brainmeats from the get-go. The article indicated that if TV goes 3D and a generation of kids is raised on it, their development with regard to visual interpretation may be affected. Kind of creepy, really.
I can see that. Or maybe, I can't. Anyway, I was never impressed with 3D movies back in the day, either.
I can't handle binocular microscopes, either...
When I went off to medical school, I took with me my Dad's microscope, rather than dropping several hundred dollars on a new one, and his was monocular. Several folks commented negatively about that, though several more preferred it...