Month: June 2015

Film Talk: Pretty Guardian Sailormoon, Act 8

Posted June 30, 2015 by Lynn E. O'Connacht in Film & TV, Other People's Creations / 0 Comments

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Pretty Guardian Sailormoon: Act 8 (PGSM 8)Awwww. We’re not actually doing the Usagi is rabbit-shape Sailormoon is moon-shape? I am disappoint. I liked that idea.

Anyway! Last episode, Mamoru learned Sailormoon’s identity, I still can’t settle on spelling and names, Usagi learned that Motoki is not Tuxedo Mask, and the senshi are introduced to the Dark Kingdom. Or at least to Jadeite. Onwards! To spoils and spoilers!

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Once upon a Time 9 Wrap-up

Posted June 24, 2015 by Lynn E. O'Connacht in Miscellaneous / 3 Comments

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Banner for Once Upon A Time IXOnce more, Carl’s Once Upon A Time challenge/event has come to a close for the year.

From March the 21st until June the 21st, the whole of my reading has been all about the fantastical. Myths, fairytales, folklore, straight-up fantasy…

Which, I’ll grant, isn’t really anything particularly new for my reading habits, but the period feels different and more special because of the larger sense of community and companionship that comes with the event.

So there’s that. ^_^ Which sounds more negative than I mean it, but in my defense it’s been a bad week for my energy levels and as I’m writing this I have somehow managed to catch barely any sleep at all. (Actually, I know exactly how, but I don’t want to be grumpy all over my blog. But I am grumpy! Anyway!)

I tried to make my months a mixture of media and I think I succeeded pretty decently. I’ve been a little conservative in my counting on the review site, having excluded the Sailor Moon Crystal and Pretty Guardian Sailormoon episode commentaries because I would have been running those anyway. But pretty much everything else goes and I will be including them in this post.

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Least favourite classic? Why?

Posted June 20, 2015 by Lynn E. O'Connacht in Miscellaneous / 2 Comments

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Thoughts. The text 'rambling thoughts' underneath a burning lantern. For rambles, thoughts, and not-essays.

A while ago — actually, a pretty long time in blogging and internet terms — Lynn from Lynn’s Books put up a classic book-themed meme. Since I was looking for questions to natter about at the time (you’re still more than welcome to ask them!), I decided to just nab the whole meme and work through the questions point by point. (Except for the time-specific ones like “What are you reading at the moment?” because scheduling that in advance is silly.)

So! Without further ado.

Least favourite classic? Why?

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Game Talk: Return to Zork

Posted June 18, 2015 by Lynn E. O'Connacht in Games, Other People's Creations / 0 Comments

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Return to Zork

Ah, Return to Zork, the one Zork game I haven’t played. Rather, hadn’t. I finally played it. I remember having borrowed a copy when I was younger which, given that the game came out in 1993, must have been around 1995 or so. I never did get far beyond the lighthouse and we couldn’t keep it long enough to figure out how to get beyond it.

Despite enjoying adventure games, I’m really rather rubbish at most of them. Zork is not an exception. Although Zork has taken the absurdity of adventure games and turned it into its greatest strength because it embraces the humour and the silliness. Or, at least, some of the games do. (Zork Nemesis is a clear departure and, while set in the Zork-verse may or may not be seen as part of it. It holds a special place in my heart because it was the first one I managed to finish.)

Anyway! Return to Zork. In this game you play a nameless sweepstake winner who ventures out to the Valley of the Sparrows to collect their prize. Yay! Except when you get there, not all is as it seems and things have gone very wrong. It is up to you to fix it! (Why, nobody knows.)

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Film Talk: Cinderella (2015)

Posted June 17, 2015 by Lynn E. O'Connacht in Film & TV, Other People's Creations / 4 Comments

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Cinderella (2015). A young woman in a bright blue dress running away from something.Here’s a question: did we really need another adaptation of Cinderella, Disney? Now, while I ask this question in all seriousness, I hope no one will get me wrong. I like the emphasis Cinderella’s story has on kindness in general and there are certainly things in the original story (and the original Disney adaptation) that the film tries to address.

And I’m glad I watched it because, really, those dresses are gorgeous, the mice are adorable, and sometimes I just want to watch a comfort film. So, let’s go behind a cut and discuss some of my thoughts.

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Film Talk: Pretty Guardian Sailormoon, Act 7

Posted June 16, 2015 by Lynn E. O'Connacht in Film & TV, Other People's Creations / 0 Comments

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Pretty Guardian Sailormoon: Act 7 (PGSM 7)Welcome back to the seventh instalment of “Let’s Rewatch Pretty Guardian Sailormoon”! Last week, we were introduced to the final senshi of Sailor Jupiter (the show suggests) and this week we’ll be looking into the possibility that Sailor V is actually the Princess that they’re looking for.

Notice that the introductory discussion is now shaped like a moon to indicate that Usagi’s transformed. Anyway! To episode 7!

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Favorite movie adaption of a classic?

Posted June 13, 2015 by Lynn E. O'Connacht in Miscellaneous / 0 Comments

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Thoughts. The text 'rambling thoughts' underneath a burning lantern. For rambles, thoughts, and not-essays.

A while ago — actually, a pretty long time in blogging and internet terms — Lynn from Lynn’s Books put up a classic book-themed meme. Since I was looking for questions to natter about at the time (you’re still more than welcome to ask them!), I decided to just nab the whole meme and work through the questions point by point. (Except for the time-specific ones like “What are you reading at the moment?” because scheduling that in advance is silly.)

So! Without further ado.

Favorite movie adaption of a classic?

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