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February 8, 2017

Discworld Revisited recap: 10 down, 31 to go!

Filed under: books, Discworld — ootastic @ 9:30 am

Nearly two years ago, after the sad death of author Terry Pratchett, I decided to re-read all of the Discworld novels in chronological order and tweet my favourite lines (which often reflect current affairs).  I’ve now finished ten of the forty-one books and though I’d have a recap:

The Colour of Magic: Twoflower grinned. “Magic is one thing, and reflected-sound-as-of-underground-spirits is another.” (24 Aug 2015)

The Light Fantastic: The other skeletal hand held small cubes of cheese and pineapple on a stick…”I WAS AT A PARTY.” (3 Oct 2015)

Equal Rites: “Stop stuttering, man, you’d think you’d never seen a women before.” (7 Jan 2016)

Mort: “I DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOU,” he said, “BUT I COULD MURDER A CURRY.” (30 Jan 2016)

Sourcery: “Not much call for a barbarian hairdresser…no one wants a shampoo-and-beheading.” (4 Mar 2016)

Wyrd Sisters (my favourite so far): “When shall we three meet again?”…”Well, I can do next Tuesday.” (26 Mar 2016)

Pyramids: “…I think it’s called a mocracy, and it means everyone in the whole country can say who the new Tyrant is.” (13 Jun 2016)

Guards! Guards!: “I knew this cross-eyed gorgon once, oh, she was a terror. Kept turning her own nose to stone.” (12 Jul 2016)

Moving Pictures: “T’was beauty killed the beast.”…”No, it wasn’t. It was splatting into the ground like that.” (5 Nov 2016)

Reaper Man: Every day took an age to go by, which was odd, because days plural went past like a stampede. (23 Dec 2016)

 

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January 13, 2017

The Scan

Filed under: CHD — ootastic @ 5:11 pm

This new comic (sort of) follows on from The Check-Up. Incidentally, I’d just seen the film Arrival and being slid into the MRI chamber seemed a bit like entering an alien spaceship.

mri

 

January 6, 2017

Choose Rum

Filed under: films — ootastic @ 7:33 pm

Some potent rum and raisin cornflake cakes over the Christmas break, plus the promise of new Trainspotting and Pirate of the Caribbean films in 2017 reminded of a silly thing I once wrote.

“Choose rum. Choose piracy. Choose a sword. Choose a crew. Choose a big, swashbuckling ship, choose a compass, black sails, flags, and cannons. Choose good health, high blood alcohol, and burial at sea. Choose buried treasure. Choose a cabin. Choose your enemies. Choose a bandana and matching beard. Choose battling the East India Company and wondering how they found you on a Sunday morning. Choose standing on that fo’c’s’le watching mind-numbing, spirit-crushing dice games, stuffing sea turtles into your mouth. Choose rotting away at the end of it all, pishing your last on a desert island, nothing more than an embarrassment to the first mate who mutinied to replace you. Choose your future. Choose piracy.”

 

 

November 7, 2016

And beat goes on…

Filed under: CHD — ootastic @ 5:23 pm

heartbeat

October 3, 2016

30 Film Females: Montage!

Filed under: 30 Film Females, Bechdel Test, films — ootastic @ 8:59 pm

In true Team Amercia: World Police style, here is a montage version of the previous 30 Film Females summary.

butterfly Windmills Programme Name: n/a - TX: 20100101 - Episode: n/a (No. n/a) - Embargoed for publication until: n/a - Picture Shows: - (C) BBC Worldwide/Top TV Production - Photographer: Richard Kendal pizza face
misery Lesbian sheep marilyn The Remains of the Day women
crossword fargo Contact X chromosome ten
eggs pants panic PCOS monster V
Transamerica The Queen juno window queen
Black Swan Codanin rings mouse equation
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