- Colorado Springs, Co, United States
- member since January 27, 2008
Kristin S’s last login was Sunday, April 14, 2013.
There is a local bar that is also a movie theater/movie theater that is also a bar that is screening the Walking Dead for free! On the plus side, you get to see it for free with a bunch of enthusiasts, on the negative side, they're kinda stupid with the volume control and you have to deal with ads. But, as to the episode itself, I was not expecting Sofia to go missing or Carl to get shot. I mean, da-yumn! I don't know what the deal is with Dale and Andrea's gun, that was weird. But a healthy start to the season. I'll be interested to see what happens with the farm. Nice to hear from you again.
Hey there you. I was curious how you've been. Looks like it's been about a year since I sent you any messages. Just watched a trailer for Breaking Dawn. I really hope they stick close to the book so that people who have not read the books will hopefully realize how terrible the 4th book is. Also, I read a really interesting book by Orson Scott Card recently: Pathfinder. A lot of it is about probability and time travel, which might sound dry and uninteresting, but he works it in a way that is very interesting. Are you still reading Walking Dead? I'm really worried about what's going on in the series as per usual. Wondering what's going to happen to certain characters but I won't get too specific in case you're not up to date on it. Anyways, hope you're well, good to see people doing a better job reading than me.
I'll be catching up on some other series while I wait. I really like the actor they have playing Rick. He's more or less pitch-perfect, and he's not exactly how I thought of him in the comics, which is interesting that I'd like him so much for that. Also, the actors playing Carl and Glen...soooo good.
I remember you recommending "The Gargoyle" to me. I figured out where the communication problem was. There's a YA book called "Gargoyle" that I think is a vampire book, and there's an Adult General Fiction/Literature book titled "THE Gargoyle." How are you doing? Have you been watching "The Walking Dead" on AMC?
Wow. You don't have a lot of inbetween about your opinions of books. It's refreshing. I think I'll have to pick that up.
How long ago were you a teacher? Summer is still vacation time for me. Always will be until they put me underground. Where is here that has been really hot? You're still in Colorado? Weather's been strange in Utah. Too warm and then quickly into cooling off and pre-mature fall weather lately. Never been to Mt. Rushmore, need to go one of these days.
Things are generally good. Just trying to keep from spending all my money in stupid ways. Trying to save some and looking into moving out, but apartments are really expensive right now, despite the fact that lots of people can't afford to live in them. C'est la vie. Have you been watching the Twilight movies? It's always fun bashing that series with you.
Have you just been too busy with work to read much or just haven't been enjoying the books as much generally so you've been going slower? I was really happy I read over 50 books last year so I came in pretty strong in January and February but we'll see if I can keep up that momentum.
I've been up to work and school. I'm finally graduating this semester and I have an art exhibit opening this weekend. I'm hoping to maybe go to New York in June, then on to Cedar City and San Diego in July.
Speaker For the Dead, the next in the Ender's series (if you don't count Ender In Exile which just barely came out and is chronologically next) is a very different book from the original Ender's Game. That's not necessarily a bad thing, but if you're looking for a book more in the style of Ender's Game you may be very disappointed. Ender's Shadow, on the other hand, is Ender's Game from the perspective of Bean and I liked it more than Ender's Game actually, just because I could more easily relate to Bean.
He worked on a couple of the Marvel Zombies books (I want to say the first 3 but I'm not sure). Those are probably better if you're more familiar with the marvel universe, but are still good for zombie fans. He also did a very offensive goofy series "Battle Pope" with Tony Moore who ilustrated the first trade of Walking Dead. But, my favorite series by him--more than Walking Dead in fact--is Invincible, which kind of takes all the conventions and formula of a whole bunch of superhero comics and simultaneously mocks and celebrates them. The art is fantastic, the stories are complicated and exciting and it's got a really great heroine. I'd recommend it.
Hey, I read your Twilight review, and I thought you were bang on the money with what you said, although the two OBVIOUS children who took borderline offence from it really annoyed me! They seemed to bring their internet attitudes along with them haha
Great review, although Twilight is the next book on my list and I havent read it yet, I took a little peak at it and I appreciate what you mean about her writing, good, but not amazing.
I know the gist of the story (its hard not to!) and it doesnt sound like the most amazing plot ever, its based on Pride and Prejudice as well, so it isn't even an original idea, but i'm sure its captivating or it wouldnt be such a significant YA book
Have you read Beedle the Bard yet? I got it for X-Mas and I've put off reading it. I have to say, I've been pretty damn disappointed with the last 2 movies but the trailers for Half-Blood Prince make it look pretty impressive. Still, I'm not getting my hopes up because I know that there are a few things that they've managed to screw up in the series thus far (keeping in mind that the book 6 and 7 had not been released during the shooting of movies 4 and 5) and I'm usually happier when I have lower expectations for adaptations.
Graveyard shift, eh? Sounds pretty miserable. Exercise is good, I should probably do more of that--stave off obesity and sickness. Not much is up with me, I'm recovering from an interminable cold and taking 3 art classes, one of which is with a professor I haven't had before so I'm not quite decided on what I think of her yet. I'm reading Pride and Prejudice for the second time and quite enjoying it, despite the fact that many of the people in the Jane Austen book club I'm in are complaining about it; which I find a bit annoying and disappointing. And I saw Coraline yesterday! Woooo! Awesome awesome movie, you should definitely go see it, but I would disrecommend taking young children to it--it's pretty freakin scary.
Hey, I just finished reading Uglies about a week ago. Wow. Just wow, that was a really enjoyable excellent read. I'm going to be starting Pretties soon, but I want to read Tuck Everlasting and another book first, or at least start it. How're you doing?
I would say it's too bad that the film was pretty impressive at the least, and quite bad (terrible as you put it) at the worst EXCEPT that even though lots of people agree that it's not a good movie it's made around $120 million dollars while Bolt is somewhere around $60 million--nothing to sneeze at, but it should be doing a lot better--so why are people going to see Twilight? Particularly after they've already seen it and decided it's a crappy film? This baffles me. I have heard from a few--intelligent non-rabid fangirl--people that Charlie and the Blacks were the best part of the film. Oh, and some people liked Alice (honestly, while I appreciate Alice for the contrast from Bella, her girly enthusiasm sort of grated on me when it meant she didn't care how Bella's decisions affected other people...let's not get into that, though). I saw a picture of Taylor as Jacob and I have to say I was pretty impressed. He actually looked A LOT like how I pictured him, which very rarely happens--Rupert Grint being a notable exception. My question is, are the uninitiated going to see the sequels and have the same reaction that a lot of non-fangirls did to the series, how Jacob is treated and the 4th book/film or are they going to leave the fawning to the crazies and the morbidly curious? I wonder.
You're working to full time jobs? Egads, at the risk of sounding sexist, did your husband lose his job? Why are you tight for money aside from the obvious recession/semi-depression?
I haven't seen the movie. I haven't heard enough good to induce me to see it and I'd rather support my brother's movie. A quality film that needs and deserves support. I'll read the Host but I'm kinda done with Mrs. Meyer. Epic fail sums it up pretty nicely.
Soooo...have you seen the Twilight movie or is that a dangerous question? Also, if you haven't already seen it, go see Bolt. My brother does the voice of the hamster and I have to plug him every chance I can get. Have you read any fantastic vampire or fantasy books lately I should know about?