I’ve been trying to get into Avatar: The Last Airbender on the urgings of Alasdair Czyrnyj, with the eventual goal of being able to intelligibly about The Legend of Korra. Avatar has all the hallmarks of a great show custom-made to appeal to my interests: dynamic animation, strong characters, solid storytelling and a “land of adventure” setting with distinct, inter-meshing cultures. Yet I find myself continually pulled away from the show, and despite watching the first episode back in December I haven’t managed to get beyond episode six. Meanwhile, I’ve been obsessively watching Last Exile even though I can’t say the two shows are qualitatively that much different (and the plot of Avatar is certainly less confusing). (more…)
Young Adult literature is a Thing now, but it wasn’t when Marie and I grew up! Join as as we talk about the books we read as teenagers and realize with dawning horror that we had terrible, terrible taste.
Redwall series, Brian Jacques Animorphs series, K.A, Applegate The Sword of Shannarah, Terry Brooks The Wheel of Time, Robert Jordan The Sword of Truth, Terry Goodkind
Everything by Mercedes Lackey The Belgeriad, David Eddings Forgotten Realms series, various authors Dragonlance Chronicles, Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman Harry Potter series, JK Rowling