Hagrid, Hogwarts' groundskeeper, always wanted a pet dragon. [Alert: Spoilers ahead.] He mentions it in passing early in Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone. Later, he goes on to win a huge black dragon egg from "some stranger during a game of cards." He reads Dragon Breeding for Pleasure and Profit and heats his prize … Continue reading [Three by Five] #9 | Dragon: Norbert the Norwegian Notchback
"You're into Devo?" he asked. "Aren't you?" His tone mocking. As if there was something wrong with it. Because for him, Yeah. Devo was too mainstream. Fake alternative. He was above that, and what he thought they stood for. "Of course I am," I answered, thinking, Whatanasshole. "How could you not be?" Because at the time … Continue reading [Three by Five] 8. Devo
Here's a link to my Pinterest board of media consumed during 2017. It's always fun to go back and review what I read, listened to and watched. In many ways, it was a year for cyberpunk because I was anticipating Blade Runner 2049 and I wanted to reread Snowcrash. But overall, I didn't read as … Continue reading 2017 Media Consumed: Highlights
Arrival does a good job of showing scientists at work. The movie tells the story of a linguist and a theoretical physicist on deadline to translate the language of an alien species. The aliens arrive in twelve giant, almond-shaped monoliths that float above cities and remote locations across the globe. The US military recruits linguist Louise Banks, played by Amy Adams … Continue reading Movie Review: Arrival
Here's a link to my Pinterest Board of books, movies, and music I consumed during 2013. Some highlights include: Cat's Cradle The Magicians The True Meaning of Smekday H+ Boyd American Hustle Elysium Europa Report Obliviion
Admittedly, I'm late to seeing Looper. I saw it last night because Argo was sold out and The Cloud Atlas wasn't for a couple of hours but I really enjoyed it and I'm glad we saw it. The premise: In 2074, time travel has been invented. It's illegal but is being used by criminal organizations … Continue reading Movie Review: Looper. With An Explanation of Time Travel from Captain Underpants. Action. Pranks. Laffs.