Feb 092006

Because the day is wrapping up and I don’t want to start another project at this point.

The next book in the Anita Blake series, Micah, is set to hit the stores on February 28th. You can read the first two chapters of it here. Having done so, I have to admit that I’m not all that excited about the book. I’ll buy it, and I’ll read it, but it really seems like the same formula that has fed the series for some time now. Anita struggles with the fact that she’s boning several guys. Anita has a bad reputation. Anita complains about the possibility of sleeping with strangers (but does so anyway). As interesting as the sex is, it’s really sad to me to see that the series has really become erotica with a horror background instead of horror with an erotic flair.

And speaking of horror novels, apparently New Line Cinema has licensed out the rights Freddy Krueger and Jason Vorhees to a publishing company called Black Flame. I just read through the customer reviews of the novels, and I have to admit to being mildly intrigued (and a bit dissapointed that some of the ratings have been so low). I freely admit that these two characters are, oddly enough, near and dear to my heart. I loved watching the movies growing up, and I can recall the influence of them showing up in many of our early tabletop games. I’ve even thought about writing some fan fiction with them in it myself, but haven’t ever gotten around to it (could have something to do with the fact that I haven’t written any new fiction at all in years).

I want one of these. I also want a kitchen big enough that I can have all my cooking toys out on display without utterly and completely losing all of my counter space. Speaking of which – Are there ANY houses around here with decent sized kitchens? Even xanyboi‘s kitchen, which has a lot of floor space, seems to have a lack of counter and storage area.

You know, at some point I should probably take my Christmas tree down.

Probably won’t be this weekend, though. Between my social engagements, a planned Molten Core run, and side work that I have to do I’m not going to have time for much else.

And on that note, it’s quitting time.

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