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Sunday, April 20th, 2008 02:51 am
So I was at the video store with the SO looking for something to rent, when we stumbled upon something completely unexpected... An animated version of the first Dragonlance novel, Dragons of Autumn Twilight. :O As both of us are big fans of the original book series (and animation in general), we pick it up to rent, along with Enchanted.

Dragonlance + animation = ? )
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Tuesday, January 17th, 2006 02:52 pm
A while back, my sweetie and I were tossing around conspiracy theories after reading Half-Blood Prince. After reading a recent post on [livejournal.com profile] fanficrants, I was reminded of one of my more outlandish ones...

Cut for possible spoilers )
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Sunday, April 10th, 2005 12:38 pm
Oh, forgot to mention this... Last week, I managed to snag a copy of Terry Pratchett's "The Last Hero" from the discount bookstore. (I had seen it for sale there before, but they had reduced it to less than half the cover price, so I couldn't resist. ^_^;)

At first, I thought this book was an illustrated version of Pratchett's old short story, "The Last Hero", but it turns out that this was a different story altogether (although it was still about Cohen the Barbarian)... Plus there was the added bonus of Paul Kidby's gorgeous illustrations. ^_^ (Reminds me of how much I miss the British covers for the Discworld and Harry Potter books; Canada uses the British ones, rather than the American covers.)

Reading the book also reminds me how much I love Pratchett's work, and how he thumbs his nose at all the fantasy conventions, storywise. ^_^ I'd also have to mention that he is the author I most wish to emulate in my own stories; he writes humour in a fantasy setting, but in an intelligent way (I think I've got the fantasy and humour part down... Sort of).
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Tuesday, October 19th, 2004 12:24 pm
I cannot believe there are not one, but two LJ communities dedicated to Bruno/Boots. XD

If you don't know who Bruno & Boots are (and I doubt anyone outside of Canada would; and even then, very few there might know them anyways), they are a from a book series by Gordon Korman, about pair of schoolboy mischiefmakers from a Canadian boarding school called Macdonald Hall... They are also the two I channel whenever I write about Kent and Sain. ^_~ (Believe me, it was a shock when I first realized this, a while back...)

Why I love Bruno & Boots ^_^ )

Sigh... I'm way too old for Bruno & Boots books now (they're targeted at middle schoolers, I believe), but I still re-read the books occasionally... *^_^* And my writing style emulates Korman's, to a certain degree (which was another bit of a shock for me ^_^;).