...wow.

Aug. 15th, 2008 01:53 pm
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Okay um the library finally, finally got Victory of Eagles and I got it and I finished it in about three hours, and all I can say is: Wow.

Well, that, and I LOVE YOU, LIEN, and also PLZ TO BE MARRYING ME, GONG SU, and now I really want to write an essay comparing the advisor-ruler relationship between Lien and Napoleon to those found in Romance of the Three Kingdoms, but. Incoherence. Mainly because Naomi Novik has managed to do it yet again, and I have seriously never felt my loyalties divided so much as I read a book.

...actual coherent review to come, I promise. Honest. 8D
bubonicwoodchuck: (ravenclaw)
y-you guys

naomi novik got a deviantart account

and she faved chance encounter

and

and

i haven't been this full of fangirly squee since cillabub found the combeferret

and

just

and

*dies happy*
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If you're like myself and are 1) subscribed to Naomi Novik's mailing list or 2) a member of any of the various Temeraire LJ comms out there, you already know about this. If you aren't, but you're still a Temeraire fan, check this out: a sneak peek of Victory of Eagles, which comes out July 8.

It is awesome. It blows Empire of Ivory clean out of the water. It has got Temeraire pwning people he doesn't like with the Pythagorean Theorem (oh, Temmy, you so azn) and an ending that had Ireny the Die-Hard Francophile squeeing herself hoarse (rooting for the French in a novel series written from the British point of view is often rather tough but this time it paid off). I am sad that I will not be in the States when it comes out, because this book is going to be freaking epic.

But! Ms. Novik will be in Philadelphia on a book tour on July 15, which is the day after Ireny gets back from the HRL visiting relatives! :D :D :D Is anybody up for a little trip with the Ireny? She promises she will keep her fangirly impulses to herself (well, not really, but).
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Reason #542 to read the Temeraire series:

[livejournal.com profile] liberty_flight

It's the first (to our knowledge) Temeraire RP ever. That alone should make it worth joining. But what makes it even better is that it's set during the American Civil War.

If the American Civil War fought with dragons isn't badass enough for you, nothing is.

But seriously, go check it out. xD It's still in the planning stages at the moment, but we promise we'll get it going soon. It doesn't even matter if you haven't read all the books yet - this takes place half a century after the events of the series, and on a different continent to boot, so you won't have to worry about knowing the plot. And don't worry if you're new to RPing, either, because we've got several first-time RPers already. :D

If you have read all the books, though, then that's wonderful, because we're in need of people who'd be willing to do write-ups of all current British breeds and make up a few American ones (ohoho so uncanon). We also need people to make pretty graphics and write a fairly detailed synopsis of the Civil War for interested non-Americans. If you want to help out, head on over to the OOC comm here: [livejournal.com profile] temrp_ooc

...and yes. I have nothing else interesting to say. Maybe if I'm really bored I'll come up with a general review of Gundam 00 so far - I've been watching that lately...

mrf.

Sep. 29th, 2007 07:30 pm
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All blame for this goes solely on the shoulders of [livejournal.com profile] arcticfox547. Just so you know.

In other news, my allergies are slowly killing me and I am already aznfailing Physics C. :D

In still other news it has been five days since Empire of Ivory came out and I still have not so much as set eyes on a copy. *dies dead* *except not, cos then she'd never get to read it*

I WANNA VOLLY. D: D: D:
bubonicwoodchuck: (iReny)
Yeeeey early dismissals and school cancellations. :)

PSSAs this morning were amusing. We had to write persuasive essays in the form of a letter recommending a book to a person, which in itself was sort of disconcerting because I haven't written non-five-paragraph-essays in years. And Matt H. and I sit next to each other in homeroom, and we peeled off the black stickers that cover the prompts and we read the prompt and looked at each other with completely straight faces for about ten seconds, and then we just fell over laughing.

I ended up recommending Les Misérables to my imaginary friend Bob. I gave Matt a dollar because he wrote an essay recommending the Bible to Adolf Hitler.

Spent the rest of the PSSA period reading Throne of Jade. Almost done with it, so expect fanart up on [livejournal.com profile] quibbinesque sometime soon. And an update on [livejournal.com profile] ppc_manga, too, because I really need to finish the second page of that. x.X;

Watched the TV expectantly in Physics, and when our school district finally showed up for an early dismissal, Caroline and I frolicked all the way to Chem and Mr. Hnatow threatened to write us up for skipping. xD And then he fed us all Twizzlers.

In other news, [livejournal.com profile] unmocked_lawr.

WATCH OUT, LANDEL'S.

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