Friday, January 4, 2019

Sunday Post #279


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Happy New Year! Wow- the first Sunday post of 2019. Crazy huh? I hope everybody had a fun and festive start to the new year! I was thinking a week or so ago that 2019 was the year that Blade Runner was set in- and that got me thinking about where we are today. That was the subject of a post last week- and again it would be weird to watch Blade Runner now that it is 2019.    

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Sign ups are ongoing for The Bookish Games BYOC (Bring Your Own Character) edition. I think I have to sit this one out but if you've ever wanted to play- now might be the time! UPDATED okay I guess sign ups are over on the 5th. I'm doing the Spectator Chat this time due to the time requirements but looking forward to all the craziness. 

Movies That Suck will return with One Million Years BC! Probably later in January. And this was a big week on the blog- I posted an End of the Year tag, a Favorite Posts of 2018 and a peek at 2019- Where's The Dystopia?    
      

Song of the week 



PULP COVER OF THE WEEK: 

Invaders from Rigel

NEW ARRIVAL/ UPCOMING REVIEWS:

11 - The Gondwana ShrineDamocles 2 - An Impossible RansomTintin and the Picaros (Tintin, #23)

BOOKISH LINKS

75 comments:

  1. I hope you're having a good new year so far! It doesn't seem possible that this is the year Blade Runner is set... huh!

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  2. Wow, I really like this artist. Interestingly enough, I have a picture I took of my husband that looks exactly like "White Mountain Path", though less fantastical of course! But the layout is the same, with the silhouette of the lone figure in the distance flanked by tall trees. It's one of my favorite photos.

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. I love some of his stuff. And that is awesome! I love the look of white Mountain, with the water in the middle of the path, the pebbles, and the kicker is the white citadel or whatever on the mountain peak!

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  3. Many nice illustrations! I hope you're having a nice weekend!

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  4. Those games are new to me! You always have the best photos!

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  5. Nice! Hope your year is off to a good start! Happy Reading!

    My STS will be up tomorrow, so stop by then if you can!

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. So far so good. :) Have a super weekend!!

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  6. The festive period is pretty much the same as any other day of the year for us so it wasn't anything special. I reckon I have a viral infection or stomach flu as I've been feeling crap since January 1st! Typical!

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  7. Happy New Year! Looking forward to more Movies that Suck posts! Have a great week.

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    1. Happy New Year! I hope to have some up soon...

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  8. Happy New Year. All The Art at the end of your post is beautiful. I love the Everything is going be be fine piece. Have a great week

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  9. Ooh I'll keep an eye out for One Million Years BC, that sounds like an excellent Movies That Suck😁

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    1. It will be most entertaining I'm sure. :)

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  10. It's sort of odd when we are finally at that year, which was supposed to be all futuristic per some older movie. 2001? That year did not live up to the hype. And McFly's 2015 was nothing like ours. --sigh--

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  11. It's always so weird to see movies that take place in the "future" with all the tech that people in the past thought we would have by now. I think the funniest one for me was when I watched Back to the Future. One day we will have our hover crafts. ONE DAY!

    Elle Inked @ Keep on Reading

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  12. Haha, I still need to watch the Blade Runner sequel and I was thinking it would be weird to watch the first one this year as well.
    As always, love the artwork! Especially when the Northern lights are included! Would love to see them in real life someday.

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  13. Cold Night Meet is so gorgeous. I always love the art you feature. I was not a big Blade Runner fan - especially the newest one. Hope you have an awesome 2019!

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  14. I read all Tintin when I was younger.
    Happy new year and have a great week !

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  15. Damn, that artist guy is impressive. You wrote something about The Exit Alternative, right? I feel like I remember it. Love them all though, I feel like this dude should design movie sets or something. Also I need more information on Damocles, please and thank you.

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  16. One Million Years BC. I love that movie. Great pulp covers and pictures, Greg. I even like the rainy one. We are finally drying out after 5 or 6 weeks of rain and muddy yards. Happy New Year!

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  17. I like the image with ships on the water! I've been itching to read some pirate books, haha. Happy New Year, Greg! I hope it's wonderful and full of amazing stories.

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear? πŸ’¬

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  18. So many lovely images. I really like White Mountain Path...and The Three of Deep Red.

    Have a great week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

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  19. Happy New Year! I thought the same thing - it's hard to believe until you really think about it. πŸ˜‚ I haven't seen Blade Runner, but I'm curious about it now. πŸ€”

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  20. My husband and I were talking about Blade Runner the other day and the fact that it is set in 2019. I am glad we weren't the only ones who picked up on that. I hope you have a great new year, Greg. And happy reading!

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  21. Happy New Year Greg. I also haven't seen Blade Runner. Usually when I hear Blade Runner, I thing of Wesley Snipes in Blade! Have a great week.

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  22. Still can't believe we're in the year the original Blade Runner is set in!

    I like the Cold Night Meet picture.

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  23. Happy New Year! As always, love the images you choose in your wrap-up posts! Also, it's so weird to think we're living in the future now from 'old' movies and books

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  24. Happy New Year!! It's definitely crazy to think it's already 2019. Where does the time go?!
    I've never seen Blade Runner. But I can imagine it will be strange since it is the year in the 'future' the movie is set in.
    Have a great week Greg. Happy Reading.

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  25. Your choice of images is always impeccable. I am looking forward to the next edition of Movies that suck!

    Gayathri @ Elgee Writes

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  26. And here's Greg with all the lovely inspiring sci-fi images, thank you, as always, much appreciated. Happy 2019!

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  27. Oh yeah, it would definitely be weird to re-visit Bladerunner now.
    One book I think was pretty spot on - even if things happened a little later - is 1984! The government doesn't even need to install special TVs in our homes to spy on us - we do it all for them, with our mobile phones, Alexa, Siri and the like...
    Happy 2019!!
    Have a wonderful week ahead and happy reading.
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

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  28. Happy New Year, Greg! It's my first Sunday post this year, too! Oh I love the two pics, Cold First Meet, and the guy sitting in a room of books with the rain pelting at the window!! Fantastic!

    Here's my post for this Sunday wrap up, and my personal 2019 goals.

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  29. The world doesn't seem very bladerunner-ish right now does it? Its weird how sci-fi always overestimates the amount of change happening in 30 years or so.
    Here's my Sunday Post

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  30. I saw both Blade Runners, and am fascinated by both. I'm wishing you lots of good health, laughter, reading and movie watching in 2019. And of course, I appreciate the blog friendship! Hugs...RO

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  31. I felt that way when I lived 1984. Little did I know that it would take until 2019 to live 1984. Oh dear.

    Have a great week!

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  32. Happy New Year!! That is crazy about Blade Runner. Love that picture with the rain. Have a great week!

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  33. I asked my husband if he saw Blade Runner, and he said yes but a very long time ago. I told him it was supposed to be 2019!

    I always love your artistry and I do like the one of the Viking ships (?) and also the boy reading in front of the large rainy window. Keep up the good work in 2019, and enjoy all your books!

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  34. OK sorry but Blade Runner might have been the most boring movie I have ever seen. I watched it for editing a story which was related to it but I know I would have preferred the book. The cinematography was gorgeous but I kept looking at the clock like every 2 minutes, is this over yet? Seriously. But it's not surprising I would prefer the book. lol
    As always you share the most amazing graphics. Anne - Books of My Heart

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  35. The image Cold Night Meet reminds me of a twisted horror version of Peter Pan. It's kind of creepy.
    People in movies really had high expectations of the 2000's I think like 3000 or 4000 might be more in the future. :)

    I hope you have a wonderful week, Greg! Happy New Year and Happy Reading!

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  36. Yes yes I've seen your Blade Runner post and it was really interesting! How the world turned out compared with fiction ;-) Sorry you have to sit out of the Bookish game as I know you love them Greg! Have a wonderful Sunday ;-) Sophie @bewareofthereader

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  37. Happy New Year, Greg! I hope your year is fabulous. Those illustrations are lovely - I especially like the gif one with the rain.

    Nick @ The Infinite Limits of Love

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  38. The Bookish Games sounds like fun! I love all of the art you shared. Have a great week!

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  39. Happy New Year, Greg! I’ve not seen Bladerunner yet. Beautiful pics! I hope you have a great week ahead!

    Jennifer Tar Heel Reader

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  40. Happy New Year! I can't wait for your next Movies That Suck! XD Beautiful art, as always!

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  41. So weird about Bladerunner. I guess at the time 2019 seemed far, far away and so much of that maybe seemed possible. And yet here we are - not a flying car in sight. LOL Love the artwork. The Deep Red one is stunning.

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  42. Love the Invaders From Rigel cover. What a bizarre idea for a story!

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  43. Happy New Year, Greg and I hope you had a lovely Christmas - thank you for yet another wonderful selection of pics - love the one of the pouring rain! Have a great week:)

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  44. Well now I need to watch Blade Runner again!

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  45. I've never watched Blade Runner. I think it'd be quite cool to watch it this year... Everybody went nuts and had a marathon re-watch of Back To The Future in 2015, so why not? :)

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  46. It's wild that this is the year Blade Runner is set in. Hope your new year is off to a great start. I'll be looking forward to the return of Movies That Suck. :)

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  47. Blade Runner is set in 2019!!?? Wow, did not realize that. Most likely because I watched it such a long time ago as a kid. Are the two book covers you posted books that you have received?

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  48. I didn't know Blade Runner was set in 2019 until I read your post! We did not meet the expectations huh LOL I need to check The Bookish Games! I'm so curious about it! I also learned of them here on your blog!

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  49. I LOVE 😍😍😍😍😍😍 the Invaders from Rigel cover.

    I remember the Flash Fiction inspiration image. That was a great story! πŸ‘✨

    That's one noisy jungle! πŸ’

    Happy New Year. πŸŽ‰

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  50. Happy New Year! I hope you have a great year :)

    I've actually never watched Blade Runner. I don't really know much about it. Maybe I'll give it a try this year.

    Movies That Suck sounds like a fun feature. I hope that the ones I'm excited about this year will not be disappointments. I think I was disappointed a lot with movies last year (and surprised that I liked some I didn't expect to). 2018 was the first year I didn't watch a single movie at the theater in years.

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  51. I have seen Blade Runner more times than I can count — all versions. The joys of being a film major. First update of 2019

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  52. Hmm we have reached the future! I'm enjoying a time travel book that shows differences of 1970's to the early 2000's.

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  53. Oh, my gosh, that cover on the pulp book you're featuring is awesome. Love the digital artwork too. It's amazing what some people can do.

    Hope you have a wonderful week.

    http://thebookconnectionccm.blogspot.com/2019/01/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-jan-7.html

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  54. They're Coming or On the Way ... I love them both! I had totally forgotten that Blade Runner was set in 2019. How funny.

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  55. I believe I watched Blade Runner just last year (the first one) because I was thinking a lot about it. Such a great movie.

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  56. Happy New Year! Blade Runner is set in 2019? I don't think I've watched that movie. Thanks to that tidbit it's definitely going on my Movies-To-Be-Watched list this year.

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  57. Oh wow I hadn't even thought of Blade Runner! Haha, that would be so weird to watch now.

    Hope you're having a good week, Greg.

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  58. I've never actually seen Blad Runner (Don't judge me!) so maybe now that it is 2019 I should! Also, as always, I love the pictures you featured <3

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  59. Happy New Year Greg. Love the featured pics. I can feel the wind blowing through my hair and hear the rain beating on the roof.
    sherry @ fundinmental Sunday Memes

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  60. Happy New Year and hope you have lots of good reading!

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  61. Sorry I am late - Happy New Year! I can't wait to see the new Movies That Sucks post! YAY!! Hope all is well.

    Mary

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  62. Happy New Year! I can't wait for a new Movies that suck posts! I honestly don't think I've watched Blade Runner but now I'm curious to see it.

    Tina @ As Told By Tina

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  63. I love the art you shared this week. Great choices!

    I can't wait to see your thoughts on One Million BC! XD

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  64. Happy new year! Hope you had a great new years. Here's to a new year for us.

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  65. I love that image of the rain and the books and the trees and the mountains..just a few of my very favorite things!

    It is always so weird when actual time catches up with movies and books set in the future! Lol. Have we hit the back to the future date yet? We have right?

    Have a great week!

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