REGULAR BLOG POSTS: This week, I start with a review of Rogue One, the latest entry into the Star Wars canon, and then review the massive fanfiction (a first in my postings, I think, though I've talked about fanfic before) The Arithmancer/Lady Archimedes by White Squirrel! Last two weeks: I continue posting some deleted chapters of Phoenix Rising: in Chapter 12, we see a practice between Kyri and Rion, and then jump WAY ahead toward the ending of the book with a very different Chapter 50! Previously, in Chapter 4, Toron completes his investigation but the results are not what were looked for!
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As those who know me can attest, I rarely read fanfiction. I've written an awful lot of it (a million words or so with Kathleen in our Saint Seiya/Samurai Troopers/DBZ universe, and more elsewhere), but it's really very infrequent that I find a fanfiction story that is worth my time to read, and most of it is deep in the past, such as Ryan Matthew's Dirty Pair fics or Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Ranma (multiple authors).
Harry Potter fandom, by its sheer volume, could be expected to produce a few [ Continue reading... ]
I was at first unsure as to whether I would see this movie, as I am – in general – unenthusiastic about prequels, and I knew this one would be dark (at least for a Star Wars movie). But for the last day of winter vacation I took the whole family to the movies, and this is the one we chose.
Capsule Summary: Rogue One tells the story of the events that lead up to the original Star Wars – the people and actions that eventually put the Death Star plans in the hands of Princess Leia Organa. This [ Continue reading... ]