The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss My rating: 5 of 5 stars The best fantasy novel I've read in years. The highest compliment I can give a work of fantasy is that the world feels real and lived-in. Rothfuss clearly took his time, approaching the world from a bottom-up perspective: what do the … Continue reading Review: The Name of the Wind
“A time may come soon," said he, "when none will return. Then there will be need of valour without renown, for none shall remember the deeds that are done in the last defence of your homes. Yet the deeds will not be less valiant because they are unpraised." She answered: "All your words are but … Continue reading Scene Breakdown – Return of the King
I'm the house that fell on the bitter witch,the hottest bitch in a biker flick,And I always get my way.--LOLO, "Weapon for Saturday" ...honestly, this is worth it lyrically alone. But the music's pretty good too.
Writing Prompt Wednesday is a concept kindly borrowed from Honestly Austen. And, since I missed Music Monday, let's just kinda combine these ideas, shall we? "It wasn't me." "Oh my fucking god." She glared. "I saw you." Her lips twisted and she looked away. "All of you." Ty put his hands to his … Continue reading Writing Prompt Wednesday – It Wasn’t Me
...if, like the entire rest of the sentient world between the ages of 14 and 45, you've been hearing about / watching / playing Red Dead Redemption 2, I don't want to spoil anything by analyzing this song. It's original, by D'Angelo, written for the game, and it's just so pitch-perfect for the scene(s) … Continue reading Music Monday – Unshaken
This is a new thing I'm trying, where I break down a scene from TV, a movie, or a novel and discuss WHY it's so damn good. If you dont' want spoilers, well...mind yourself. "You're always here to me. And I always listen. And I can always hear you." This might be one of the … Continue reading Scene Breakdown – “The Name of the Doctor”
Writing Prompt Wednesday is a concept kindly borrowed from Honestly Austen. "Sorry, did you say a dozen boxes of pens?" "Pins." "Like...safety pins?" "Oh no." She sounded serious over the phone, more serious than when I'd run into her at the coffee shop. "Straight pins, please. You know, like sewing pins?" "Okay..." "See you at … Continue reading Writing Prompt Wednesday – Pins?
So, it's a day late, but I can't think of anything more appropriate for Veteran's Day than the theme song from Metal Gear Solid: Sons of Liberty. Metal Gear is the most pro-soldier, anti-war, anti-nuclear, and unexpectedly feminist game series I've ever had the pleasure of experiencing. It's not going too far to say these … Continue reading Music Monday – Metal Gear Solid 2 Theme
Music Monday gets around, but I got the idea from Lauren over at Always Me . I stumbled on this ages ago, through one of Nylon's music roundups (it's a weird quirk that I almost always remember where and how I found a particular song). Anyway, this song was (at the time) perfect … Continue reading Music Monday – Tell Me It’s Okay
Way back when I was still in college, I took a creative writing class, and our first assignment was to write a description of a room using as many adjectives as possible. The teacher--who was a lovely woman, I should add--clearly wanted us to embrace these descriptors. She wanted us to write something that would … Continue reading Fiction Tip Friday – Descriptions