Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Girls #13 & #14

Girls #13

The horror continues. Wes and his group are hiding in the cornfield and watching the horrific events taking place at the - whatever-it-is. Sperm monster? It is assimilating the dead (and still living) women and when it picks up Ma Pickett her husband starts shooting at it, to no avail. The sperm monster then lashes out with its tentacles again, like last time, and they book it out of there. Why didn't the "girls" attack though? Anyway, they go back to the McCallisters and catch each other up on events, and ooh there's a new wrinkle- they spot the National Guard outside the bubble working to free the town. Well, that's nice. Oh, and it is a bubble or sphere that is enclosing the town. Wait... are they in an egg?

Wes also has to come to terms with Nancy's insistence that men don't leave the group. No more sex with "girls". I mean, how many more of these things can they take anyways? Love the comment about Lester "doing" four of the "girls, and how was that even possible for him? The humor here at times is understated. Trying to question the captured "girls" doesn't go so well, but for fuck's sake at least they finally put some clothes on! 

Supplies are running low (or gone, actually) and tempers fray as some just want a supply run while Nancy doesn't want men leaving. And one of the prisoners gets loose when one of the kids makes an ill-advised attempt to enter the shed with a corkscrew- was he going to kill the "girls"? The prisoner causes a panic and Ruby falls down and begs for mercy, but the "girl" runs right past her. Why didn't she attack her? Is it because Ruby is carrying a son? 

Girls #14

So we have a "girl" on the loose but she's quickly tackled and subdued. Why is she naked though when they had earlier dressed the captives? And oh oh- there are eggs in the shed. And the escapee actually drops another egg while they're standing there. Um, okay who went in the shed and had sex with the "girl"? Accusations fly and Wes accuses Ethan. Okay I've had it up to here with Wes, frankly. The debate then becomes... what to do about the eggs? Ted is horrified at the thought of burning them, but Nancy's all like- do it! So... Wes burns 'em, and when one hatches on the fire and the occupant dies, the "girls" wail.   

Tears are streaming down the "girl's" faces but Nancy is undeterred. Meanwhile later the women are debating who went into the shed. Ethan and Taylor have a nice heart to heart, and we learn more about their early relationship. And again, just like a few issues ago, I'm kind of appalled by how much of an asshole Ethan is in that conversation. Like, Taylor you are better off without this guy, even if Wes is an asshole. Anyway, after an unexpected death they begin debating a supply run and several of them want Ruby- who's pregnant- to make the run since the "girls" won't harm her apparently. Her husband is like fuck that. Why don't the men- Wes- step up and just go, regardless of Nancy's bullshit?     

And... she goes. Ted is like no way, but she says she can do it. And they send her off without even someone to go with her? Ted doesn't go?? Weird. Meanwhile the "girl" is laying eggs still and Wes is trying to hold things together. We get a glimpse of Ruby in the store and the place is full of "girls" eating everything in sight- but they don't touch Ruby. Ethan meanwhile is whining to Merv about his convo with Taylor- grow up, man- and we find out that Merv is the one who entered the shed. Oops!! And as Ruby is heading home she hears a noise, but doesn't see anyone- but it's Kenny in the woods. Where's he going? No way...

Monday, April 6, 2020

Tuesday Tagline #184

Ed Gorman's blog: How Pulp Fiction Saved Literature

Escape Me Never 😳           

 Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week a new Top Ten list will be posted. Everyone is welcome to join. Link back so everyone can check out other bloggers' lists. It's a fun way to get to know fellow bloggers.

This week is Top Ten Books I Bought/ Borrowed Because... reasons. I'm going with mostly stuff I bought for the cover.   

The Shark Club

The cover did it for me but also the description.

Panic (Panic, #1)

The premise of this one was the draw for me.

Exile (The Extinction Trials #2)

The covers of these drew me in but the story and premise are way awesome too!

Vitro (Corpus, #2)

This is one of my fave covers.

A Map for Wrecked Girls

Great cover even if I didn't love the book

Bad Girls with Perfect Faces

Cover adoration

The Cats of Tanglewood Forest (Newford, #18)

The Blue

How many times have I used for Top Ten? Love the cover and the book.

The Girl from the Sea

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Song Lyrics

Steve Perry! Probably at the height of his popularity with Journey when this solo came out.       

 One very happy warm summer night
I saw your face, what could I do? 
So carefully I walked straight up to you

And in the shadows of a moonlit night 
I saw those eyes a shinin through 
Heart of gold, I love you misty blue

Oh it's hard to love somebody
Especially when they don't belong to you
Cause they're loving someone else
Strung out and hung up on you 

I feel like Bogart in a crazy movie 
Bogie n me, we never beg
But this time maybe I've got voices in my head

They're saying that he's never been good to you
And he's always hurt and let you down 
If what you need is good loving I'll be around 

It's hard to love somebody
Especially when they don't belong to you
Cause they're loving someone else 
Strung out and hung up on you
Strung out, strung out 

Well it's hard to love somebody
Especially when they don't belong to you
Cause they're loving someone else
Strung out and hung up on you 

It's hard to love somebody
Oh when they don't belong to you
Cause they're loving someone else
Strung out and hung up on you
Yeah strung out
Yeah strung out

Friday, April 3, 2020

Sunday Post #344


The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer
Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews
It's Monday! What Are You Reading is hosted by Book Date 
I had a pretty good week. You know, in spite of the world falling down around us. I hate to be negative- I mean, I want this to be a happy place so I need to focus on the positives. And there were some this week! A highlight for me was playing back to back games of LIFE and Monopoly with the girls and then doing some Just Dance 4. Um, I'm not as young as I used to be! 

I'm starting Tales From The Loop this weekend on Amazon. I've been in a streaming mood and there's a bunch of new shows on Netflix I want to try also. What is everyone watching? 

One of the interesting (and scary) things I saw this week was that 1 in 4 people who get Covid-19 may show no symptoms but still be spreading. Also a fascinating interview with the head of the Chinese CDC who says, among other things, that countries not using masks are making a serious mistake. Key quote: "Many people have asymptomatic or presymptomatic infections. If they are wearing face masks, it can prevent droplets that carry the virus from escaping and infecting others."

Oh, and I'm just gonna say right now that I hate the term "respiratory droplets" and never wanna hear it anymore. 

Some other points from the interview. Thermometers are everywhere in China. Also speculation about the origin of the virus (the wet market or was the point of origin somewhere before that) and even reports from the South China Morning Post that the virus originated in November- earlier than believed? Politico also has a must- read about how elements within the National Security Council were sounding the alarm as far back as January, and that mask usage and thermometer checks for Oval Office visits were put in place.  

Okay, enough of all that. I just want to switch gears a sec and talk about fantasy worlds. As a coping mechanism I think they're phenomenal. With the pandemic raging around us I think they're even more essential. Tolkien showed us how immersive a world could be and I think, more than ever, we need escape and a respite from all the stress. I'm thinking of doing a post on this... 

I wanted to share this as well. Anyone who loves Middle-earth may get a kick out of this. As some of you know I'm a big fan of Lord of the Rings Online- they really do a good job of bringing M-E to life. Check this out- especially the beginning in the Shire.

Songs from the DeepTo Be Taught, If FortunateHunting November (Killing November, #2)

Song of the week

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Girls #12

Girls #12

Another awesome issue. 

I like how the group is split up so not everyone knows what's happening. Anyway, Wes' group argues over what to do- go after the captured Molly and Shelly or bug out to the McAllisters, and Wes decides to go in. Meanwhile at the McAllisters the aftermath is being felt- Sally and Chester are coming to grips with what they did, and while Ying-Ma is being a selfish bitch, she does crack me up.  

"Who you think you are? You people come to my house, eat all my food, shit in my broken toilet. What else you want from me?"

Um, okay. Meanwhile, three of the "girls" are still alive, and an argument breaks out over what to do with them. Ted and Nancy have differing views, to say the least. Seth steps up- he won't touch the "girls". 

"Guys. I'm sort of... gay."
"Sort of?" says Nancy. 
"But Seth, what about those times we-- are you sure you're fully gay?" Alexis wants to know. 
"Look, we've all experimented a little, haven't we? I-I was curious, confused... but I'm okay now." Seth assures her. 

Nancy's like fuck it, though- if you have male parts, you can't be trusted. And obnoxious as she is, she has a point. Also... the prisoners. Nancy wants to kill them and Ted is aghast. They can't just execute them... right? 

Back to the cornfield. Wes and crew make it to the sperm- thing and find the "girls" eating their dead prisoners. The live ones, though, are being taken into the sperm- thing. 

Girls #12

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Girls #11

Girls #11

Okay this is fucked up. This issue opens with a shit ton of "girls" converging on the McAllister house. They're getting in through windows and it doesn't look good. The terror and violence are very well done- after several issues of the "girls" hardly being around, the ferocity here is like turned up to eleven. The really scary part is when they mimic the pleas of the people they're killing. Ying-ma decides to lock herself and a couple others in a closet, leaving the rest to their fate. What would people do in a situation like this? 

Meanwhile, some of the guys who got knocked out try to help. Rob the redneck kinda cracks me up. 

"... you'd think colliding with a stampede of naked chicks would be a good thing."

The situation at the house, though, is not good. Sally accidentally kills Pattie while fighting, Merv finds fire (what's with him and fire?), and Ted has to decide whether to shoot a "girl". They scare 'em off though with gunfire, but Shelly is gone too, after having been killed. And the last page... Wes and his crew see the "girls" dragging prisoners into the cornfield. Serious Children of the Corn vibes here. 

Monday, March 30, 2020

Tuesday Tagline #

Touch Me Not - what is with this swamp pulp fiction?!

Shanty-Boat Lovers Caught In a Rip-Tide of Passion 😂😳           

 Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week a new Top Ten list will be posted. Everyone is welcome to join. Link back so everyone can check out other bloggers' lists. It's a fun way to get to know fellow bloggers.

This week I'm going rogue. I decided to go with Top Ten (or close enough) games to while away the time in quarantine/ shelter-in-place/ whatever we're calling the imposed isolation. So... game on!!  

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I mean, what better game to play than during the... pandemic?

Red Dragon Inn

What's better than drinking and carousing after adventures?

Game Of Life Politics GIF by AOK


We need all the positivity we can get right now

Amazon.com: Trouble Game: Toys & Games


High Elf - Lotro-Wiki.com

Lord of the Rings Online

Or any online game really if it brings relaxation.

And this is awesome- from Bag End to Lothlorien.