I’m late to the party with this, I know. This book/script came out over a month ago and everyone has already expressed their opinions on this. However, I needed some time to digest my thoughts on this book/script. I read it about a month ago and I think it’s high time I wrote my own thoughts down about it. So, let’s take a look. What exactly did I think about Harry Nutter and the Snot Nosed Brat…. Warning. Harsh language and fanboy anger ahead.
I’ve been wanting to make a series where I talk about my life for a while. The reason for this is twofold: 1) It gives those curious about my life some interesting information, and 2) I have a particularly awful memory so writing this stuff down will help me remember it better later. Basically, it’s a journal of my life experiences and things that made me the person I am today. But what to write about first? Some topics that came to mind: My experiences with bullying, my life as a child of divorce, my thoughts on romance and such. But no, those are all too heavy for my first entry into my life story. No, instead, let’s talk about something simple. Since it’s September and everyone is already talking about Halloween, let’s talk about something I love. Let’s talk about horror and, specifically, how I came to love it.
Time Travel, the plot line no Sci-Fi story has ever been able to get right in the history of time. Seriously, even the good time travel movies can’t keep their continuities straight. But, Stephen King is arguably one of the most influential writers of our generation. Surely, he can get it right… Right? This is 11/22/63.
Santa is supposed to be a man, just like any other man. Granted, he’s a magical man that can give presents to everyone in the world in one night, but he’s still a man nonetheless. Is it really so impossible to imagine him having a kid? Well, today’s story revolves around Santa’s rambunctious teenage daughter. This is Paul Dini’s Jingle Belle
Wouldn’t it be awesome to turn into any animal you wanted? To fly like an eagle? To swim like a fish? To run like a cheetah? It would be fun, sure. But what if those powers came with hefty price? What is that price? Stopping an invasion of mind controlling slugs. This is Animorphs.
Today’s book is a big blast from the past for me. It’s a book that I would often see in my school’s library but often didn’t have the courage to pick up and read myself. When I DID pick it up, all I would have to do is flip through it and see the strange, grotesque, disturbing pictures and I would put it right back down again. I considered it almost serendipitous when I discovered it cheap recently in a used book store. Upon seeing that infamous cover, I knew I just had to buy and read Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.
I don’t know much about the Oz stories. I’ve only ever seen the original hit classic, the kind of mediocre Oz: The Great and Powerful, and the AWESOME stage play Wicked. Still, one afternoon while browsing through a book store, I came across an interesting book: Dorothy Must Die. I was intrigued and, as I usually do with new authors, I decided to do research. It was in doing this research that I came across this prequel novella to the book, No Place Like Oz.