Yeah, it's not cool. A few days ago I figured out that jamming a pillow into my armpit seemed to keep my arm from getting into stupid positions when I'm knocked out so things are looking up.
Anyway, I figured it's time for a new Holodeck post so here's some of what I've been reading/watching this week:
1- Legend of Korra: Season 3
I've been on board with Avatar since 2006 and, I have to say, I think Korra is, in many ways, even better than its predecessor. Because its protagonists are more mature (like 17 instead of 11) you can have more mature plot lines and places for those characters to go emotionally and, really, Korra is a fantastic character. She's strong and powerful, she's a loyal friend and she's dedicated to her role as the Avatar. But, she's also young and still learning; she's insecure and, at times, kind of whiny. Basically, she's human. And, here's the thing, Korra isn't even the best part of Korra. This show is full of great stuff. The portrayal of friendship/romance/montorship etc. is fantastic. And, while there are goodies and baddies, this show works a lot in shades of gray and the fact that, in real life, there are no easy answers. Oh yeah. And the action. The action is BRILLIANT. The fight choreography in this show is gorgeous.
Volumes 1 and 2 by Mark Waid
So here's what happened. I recently read all of Matt Fraction's run on Iron Fist, and then all the Iron Fist that came after his run and then I ran out. I went to my husband (who's basically an expert on wise-cracking superheroes) and said, "I need a new superhero comic that's the same kind of clever but not too self-serious." He handed me this:
3- The Fellowship Of The Ring
by J.R.R. Tolkien (obviously)
When I was about four or five, my godmother happened to have the 1977 Hobbit cartoon lying around and popped it in when I was probably being rowdy. I think I fell asleep when they first started walking/singing.
When I was in high school, the first LOTR movie came out and I was way into it. I went to my school library and checked out the only copy of the book they had, which btw, was the 3-book-in-1-huge-as-hell collection and, again, I just could not make this happen. I don't know why. At the time I was more into Kurt Vonnegut, Douglas Adams, and Spider Robinson. That's the only way I can explain it.
Alright, so it took me like twenty something years but I finally picked up this book again (thanks to the near-constant prodding from my friend, Kate) and I am loving it. Like, I'm 100% in love with this book. Mr. Frodo and I go everywhere together. I carry my kindle with me from room to room just in case I have time to check in with Mr. Frodo. When I'm at the gym, I'm walking with Mr. Frodo. When I'm falling asleep at night, it's next to
|Oh yeah... that's the stuff.|
Ok, it's getting late here. Time for me to shove a pillow in my armpit and see what's up in Rivendell.
|Yeah. Probably this... Zzzzz...|