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Thoughts on A Memory of Light

Posted by nightphoenix on March 1, 2013 in Books, Input |

First of all, I have to say kudos to Mr. Sanderson. Finishing this series must have been a bear of a task, and he did a fantastic job with it. Secondly, this has been a horribly unproductive week for me, and I’m placing the blame squarely on that book. Good books are awful like that: […]

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Night(wish) to End All Nights

Posted by nightphoenix on November 14, 2012 in Input, Music |

I wrote this review over on the OSA (Oceansouls of America) forum, and I’m pretty much just going to paste it here. (I apologize in advance for the swearing. Sometimes, though, it’s appropriate.)

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What Brave did right and what it could have done better

Posted by nightphoenix on June 29, 2012 in Input, Screen |

Like many, I went to see Brave this last weekend. It was an enjoyable movie, although I don’t think we will be taking our six-year-old. This is the child who decided that Arrietty was too scary; thus, I don’t see him coping well with the bear scenes. Some of those scared me a bit. Warning: […]

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What I’ve done this month

Posted by nightphoenix on December 10, 2010 in Books, Novels, Output |

First, Shades. I’ve finished the bird edit, and am now about two chapters into the line edit. Line editing is hard, mostly because I’m realizing how much I skim when I’m reading. Now I’m forcing myself to actually read every sentence, and make a judgment on whether that sentence says what I want to say […]

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Good books are dangerous

Posted by nightphoenix on October 10, 2010 in Books |

They suck away whole hours and days of your life. They occupy your mind even when you aren’t reading them. The people in them can become as real or even more real than the flesh and blood people you actually know. So what does that make us writers? Anyway, I just finished The Maze Runner […]

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Last night

Posted by nightphoenix on September 25, 2010 in Screen |

Um. It is not wise to go see Legend of the Guardians, and then finish the last book in the Percy Jackson series in a single night. Unless you want some really strange dreams. (I’m pretty sure there was some Rah Xephon mixed in there too. 😛 ) However, Guardians is worth seeing for about […]

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Finished The Way of Kings

Posted by nightphoenix on September 22, 2010 in Books |

I suppose it would be redundant to call it epic. But, that pretty well sums it up. It’s both similar to and very different from The Wheel of Time. For one thing, it’s still not entirely clear (to me, at least) where the overarching story is going. In TWoT, that was set up pretty concretely […]

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Inception and the Matrix

Posted by nightphoenix on August 14, 2010 in Input, Screen |

As you might guess from the title, the hubby and I finally got our chance to see this movie. It was well worth the wait. I think the last film I saw starring DiCaprio was Titanic, when I was what…12? 13? It’s not that I don’t like him as an actor, although there is a […]

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Some things that have little to do with one another

Posted by Mistress of Feathers on August 10, 2010 in Books, News, Novels, Output |

I read The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau in one day, almost in a single sitting. My husband got kind of boggle-eyed when I told him that, and yeah, I guess that’s a bit quick, even for me. I mean, it usually takes me at least a whole day, maybe two, to plow through […]

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Portrayal of children in popular media

Posted by nightphoenix on July 12, 2010 in Process |

So the hubby and I went to see Despicable Me on Saturday. It was an entertaining movie…solid story, solid character arcs, lots of funny moments that weren’t over-the-top. In fact, a lot of the humor was surprisingly smart for a movie of this genre, even the fart jokes and such. But I was especially struck […]

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