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July 30th, 2011


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09:58 am
Yesterday, I finished reading a Mike Resnick novel; sort of a steampunk meets Wild West meets horror novel. It's called The Buntline Special: A Weird West Tale; the protagonist is Doc Holliday. It's a fast, fun read, but it's very reminiscent of his Widowmaker novels.

This morning, I also read this week's comic book, Fables #107. It's gone back to an interesting place from several issues back, and they've decided to go in a different direction. Luckily enough, it interests me, so I'm not dumping them yet.

As our evening with themodeinliz and axelicious was postponed for one day, forestcats suggested we go out to see Cowboys & Aliens. Now, when I saw the first trailer of this film, I thought, "Oh, this will be terrible, but we HAVE to see it." Well, I was wrong. It's NOT terrible; it follows a standard Western formula, but just adds the aliens as the force to be overcome. Is it great cinematic material? No. But was it a fun romp? Oh, yes.

We caught a relatively early showing in Claremont, and then needed to eat, so next door to our parking lot we found a Thai restaurant that we had yet to try, and so we ate at Bua Thai Cuisine. It's very good.

We dozed off on the couch; I woke at 0130 and realized that we'd best drag ourselves to bed. Then, this morning, when the alarm went off, forestcats urged me to just go back to sleep. So I did...
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From:forestcats
Date:July 30th, 2011 06:17 pm (UTC)
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Interesting that my saying something to you, your hearing it, and all the way to processing the thought and finally agreeing with me takes you 10minutes upwards of 22 years at times.
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From:mycroftca
Date:July 31st, 2011 04:45 am (UTC)
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When I'm half-asleep? Ten minutes easy.

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From:realpestilence
Date:July 31st, 2011 12:22 am (UTC)
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I read the first two Widowmaker novels, never got to the third one. I liked them ok, but my favorite book of his is "Santiago".

That movie does sound like fun.
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From:mycroftca
Date:July 31st, 2011 04:45 am (UTC)
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Santiago is very good. Did you read its sequel?

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From:realpestilence
Date:July 31st, 2011 07:09 am (UTC)
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I saw it when it came out and flipped through it. I meant to get it, and ended up not doing so at the time for whatever reason-and then I forgot about it. Oops!

Was it good?
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From:mycroftca
Date:July 31st, 2011 02:20 pm (UTC)
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Not as good as the original, but not bad, either.
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From:annietopia
Date:July 31st, 2011 02:16 am (UTC)
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So the movie was fun to watch? Interesting. I had similar questions when I saw the trailer for the movie. I had no desire to watch it, but I might add it to Netflix to watch when it is released.
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From:mycroftca
Date:July 31st, 2011 04:46 am (UTC)
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That seems a reasonable compromise.

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