Below are images from "THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO", the 1934 adaptation of Alexandre Dumas, père's 1844 novel. Directed by Rowland V. Lee, the movie starred Robert Donat and Elissa Landi: ( Read more...Collapse )
Not doing such a great job at writing undistracted, without constantly succumbing to the temptation of the Internets. So I've only been managing an average of at best 500 words a day. Current word count is almost 135K words.
However, here are two new illustrations from cactuscommando to enjoy. No one else has ever drawn Maximilian before, so it's nice to have a non-Poser image of him, and I particularly like Anna, who is indeed adorable.
Maximillian King by ~cactusfantastico on deviantART
Anna Chu by ~cactusfantastico on deviantART
49. Agatha Heterodyne and the Siege of Mechanicsburg, Phil & Kaja Foglio
48. Doc, Mary Doria Russel (e)
47. Mr. Wuffles!, David Wiesner
46. Newt's Emerald, Garth Nix (e)
45. Ancillary Justice, Ann Leckie
44. Slave to Sensation, Nalini Singh (e)
43. The Rook: A Novel, Daniel O'Malley (e)
42. And All the Stars, Andrea Host (e)
41. Above, Leah Bobet (e)
40. Night Calls, Katharine Eliska Kimbriel (e)
39. Wild Ride, Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer (e)
38. 2012: Midnight at the Spanish Garden, Alma Alexander (e)
37. The Hummingbird Wizard, Meredith Blevins (e)
36. Famous Gunfighters of the Western Frontier, W.B. (Bat) Masterson
35. Lord of Light, Roger Zelazny (re-read)
34. Creatures of Light and Darkness, Roger Zelazny (re-read)
33. Ghost Bride, Yangsze Choo (e)
32. Ice Crown, Andre Norton (e)
31. Fair Coin, E.C. Myers (e)
30. Frost Burned, Patricia Briggs (e)
29. Through a Brazen Mirror, Delia Sherman
28. Protector, C.J. Cherryh (read aloud with Steve)
27. Eight Million Gods, Wen Spencer (e)
26. Promises to Keep, Laura Anne Gilman (e)
25. Miles to Go, Laura Anne Gilman (e)
24. Even Money, Dick Francis & Felix Francis
23. Magic Bites, Ilona Andrews
22. Sandman Slim, Richard Kadrey
21. The Diviners, Libba Bray (e)
20. The Eighth Succession, Don Sakers
19. You're All Just Jealous of My Jetpack, Tom Gauld
18. Captain Vorpatril's Alliance, Lois McMaster Bujold (e)
17. Hellspark, Janet Kagan (re-re-re-re-re-re-&c-read)
16. The Year of the Dog, Grace Lin
15. The Quantum Thief, Hannu Rajaniemi (e)
14. Let's Pretend This Never Happened (a mostly true memoir), Jenny Lawson
13. How Dark the World Becomes, Frank Chadwick (e)
12. Shades of Milk and Honey, Mary Robinette Kowal
11. French Fried, Chris Dolley (e)
10. My Father's Dragon, Ruth Stiles Gannett (read aloud w/Steve)
9. Fair Game, Patricia Briggs (e)
8. Nymph, Francesca Lia Block (read aloud w/Steve)
7. Oh, Myyy, George Takei (e)
6. Hunting Ground, Patricia Briggs (e)
5. Cry Wolf, Patricia Briggs (e)
4. Alpha and Omega, Patricia Briggs (e)
3. Miss Buncle, Married, D.E. Stevenson (read aloud w/Steve)
2. Agatha Heterodyne and the Hammerless Bell, Phil & Kaja Foglio
1. Moonrise Kingdom screenplay, Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola (e)
Frankie is a BIG FAT ZOMBIE GOLDFISH with hypnotic powers and a mind of his own. When his owner Tom takes him on a trip to the seaside, he finds himself in a stand-off with a Super Zombie Eel – has the fierce fish finally met his match? In the second story, all eyes are on Frankie as he takes on a starring role in the school play!
Two big fat fishy stories that will keep you hooked and make you laugh out loud!
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The second in Mo O’Hara’s ZOMBIE GOLDFISH series contains another pair of witty and entertaining stories that are based on the strong friendship between Tom, Pradeep and Frankie and the deep sibling rivalry that can exist between brothers. Mark is a suitably dastardly evil scientist and although I missed Sanj, O’Hara makes up for it with a double dose of Sami who is adorable and definitely Frankie’s sidekick. The second story was probably my favourite because the threat to the boys’ friendship was very real and believable and I liked the joke about BRITAIN’S GOT TALENT. The first story though did have some sly SCOOBIE DOO references, which I enjoyed (especially the creepy lighthouse keeper) but which may go over the head of younger readers. Special mention must also go to Marek Jagucki’s illustrations, which are absolutely smashing and really bring out the humour in the text. I especially loved the flicker animation in the bottom right hand corner and Pradeep’s prior acting experience as various trees. All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed this and very much look forward to reading Frankie’s next set of adventures.
Trouble is...where can we watch it? We don't have HBO, and we have no plans to subscribe to it. The expense? Not worth it for just one show! The DVDs won't be out until next spring, I think, and we don't want to wait that long! But I'm thinking that may be our only choice, because I have not been able to find Game of Thrones streaming anywhere.
I'd really like to find out what all the hubbub about the Red Wedding was about, but Seanie and I don't pirate shows.
So I thought I'd throw the question out, just in case I'm overlooking something: is there a legal way to watch Game of Thrones before the DVD release in February?