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Happy Easter!

Leg is still swollen and warm to the touch but the redness has subsided and it doesn't hurt nearly as much as it did yesterday, so I guess it's on the way out.

Stayed up until almost midnight rereading Harry Potter & The Order of the Phoenix and Charles Stross' Singularity Sky, which gave rise to some very strange dreams, no doubt exacerbated by falling asleep to the techno/dance "Simply Butter" program on KFAI. Slept well, but not long...woke at 6:30 to the alarm which I had set for some reason and then again at 7:30 once I remembered why I set the alarm: I had minerals to haul to KZF for sale, and an early-morning run down the pipe has proven the best way to avoid enemy ganksquads. So it was this morning, and I cashed in bigtime.

I need to go out to the grocery store and get foodz; the place is pretty well emptied of lunch-type food and things easily prepared except for hot dogs, and I think it says volumes about how messed up I am that I can't really stand to be up for the relatively short length of time it takes to boil a couple of hot dogs.


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Apr. 8th, 2007 04:09 pm (UTC)
How do you like Stross? I've had a couple of people suggest him but have never taken the plunge.
Apr. 8th, 2007 04:58 pm (UTC)
With a couple of exceptions (Accelerando and Glasshouse) I recommend pretty much everything he's done, including the weird cross-time series that starts with The Family Business. My personal favorites, though, are The Atrocity Archives and his tangentially related short story "A Colder War".

Reposted for great justice, some takes on Stross books from earlier LJ entries:
The Jennifer Morgue
The Clan Corporate
The Atrocity Archives
Iron Sunrise
Singularity Sky
The Family Business
Apr. 9th, 2007 02:03 pm (UTC)
I read The Colder War awhile ago (it, or a large portion, was posted online IIRC). It seemed decent but I haven't been sure if I wanted to spend any money on him...

Thanks for the links!!
Apr. 9th, 2007 02:11 pm (UTC)
ISTR that "A Colder War" is available online, but I read it first in Toast late at night, which was a bad idea. XK-Masada is no place I want to be, even in my dreams.
Apr. 9th, 2007 02:29 pm (UTC)
Sort of like the fact that I first saw the film Manhunter a million years ago on Showtime - alone in the house in the middle of the night during a storm.

This is not the place to be introduced to Dr. Lector...

So much better than the rest of the films. I remain convinced that while Hopkins did a excellent Lector, Cox did a brilliant one.
Apr. 9th, 2007 05:02 pm (UTC)
Re: *chuckle*
Everything I know about Hannibal Lector I know from fanfic and memes. No, really...but having said that, yeah, that sounds like just about the worst way to see any of those movies, with the possible exception of psychoactive chemicals being involved.
Apr. 8th, 2007 06:07 pm (UTC)
No commentary on OOTP? My opinion of the series was solidly going south by that point so I'm always curious to hear other people's views.
Apr. 8th, 2007 06:23 pm (UTC)
I read it after it first came out, but that was before I started keeping an LJ. My quick take on it is that it, like Half-Blood Prince, is a very dark novel and not all that much fun to read compared to its predecessors, but Rowling deserves credit for creating characters that one cares enough about to follow even when it's not fun to do it. I like it myself, but I can see how other people might not.
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