Sunday, July 11, 2010

Not Too Many Books

  1. Blood Rites by Jim Butcher. The sixth book in the Dresden Files series. Vampires this time around. Still really enjoying these. (Borrowed from Michael.)
  2. Rin-Ne, vol. 3 by Rumiko Takahashi. Yeah, it's formulaic. But it's entertaining. (Checked out of the library.)

  3. 20th Century Boys, vol. 9: Rabbit Nabokov by Naoki Urasawa. I'm still hooked, but a plot element was introduced that seems aimed at stretching out the story. Given how much I love Pluto, I'll be sticking around for a while, but the fact that we are not yet half-way through makes me wonder if Urasawa can maintain the story so long.
  4. The Goon Volume 8: Those That Is Damned by Eric Powell. Things are getting serious. (Library.)
  5. Fullmetal Alchemist, vol. 22 by Hiromu Arakawa. Getting ready for the series climax. (Library.)
  6. Echo Vol. 3: Desert Run by Terry Moore.
  7. Echo, Vol. 4: Collider by Terry Moore. Good stuff.

  8. Hellboy, vol. 10: The Crooked Man and Others by Mike Mignola, Richard Corben, et al. Amazingly, this is the first time we've seen Hellboy tackle American folklore. Creepy story with fantastic art by Corben.

  • RiffTrax Shorts-a-Poppin'. More educational & cautionary short films with sarcastic commentary.
  • Doctor Who: Resurrection of the Daleks. This is one of the bleaker and more violent Doctor Who stories.
  • Micmacs. Great movie from the director of Amelie. Unfortunately, the theater-going experience was not nearly as pleasant. A jerk sat next to Teena & texted all through the movie. Plus he became verbally abusive when asked to stop. People are awful.
  • Let The Right One In. Now this is a vampire movie. Not a sparkle to be seen. I do have difficulty believing the American remake will be nearly as good.

I recently finished the main game portion of Super Mario Galaxy 2. There is quite a bit of bonus content that unlocks after you complete the main game. Unfortunately, you have to be a considerably better player than I am to get access to all of it. I did what I could. This game is a blast and definitely harder than the first one.

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