sephirajo: (shirt riding up)
I've been watching Legend of the Seeker on Hulu.com. It's based on the Sword of Truth books, the first one based, loosely on Wizard's First Rule.

I have an... interesting relationship with Terry Goodkind, I think he should be shot. And that he has a serious hate for women. But that his first three books were okay. At least I could sit down and read them in a day when I had time to sit down and read.

But yeah, the TV show. I think even if you don't know the books, even if you hate the books, the TV show is worth checking out. It basically is Sam Raimi saying, "Sir, I like your idea and your world but we are going to try this a bit differently and in a manner that doesn't suck."

It's kind of like a Hercules Redux without the slapstick comedy, though the show has it's moments. There are a lot of changes from book to TV, most of which are good ones, some of which are okay. Like the first is that Richard didn't memorize the book of Counted Shadows and burn it as a child, it's brought over by Kahlan and then burned to keep Darken Rahl's hands off it. The story with Richard's mother is also changed, but again it's not in a bad way.

It's pretty much stock fantasy as far as some things go. Main hero and main heroine are love interests, but of course something stands in the way of their love - in this case it's Kahlan's magic, and the nature of it - and it has the cooky old Wizard there to give advice and all that fun stuff.

Some other things changed I thought were good changes were the Sisters of Light are now a group of nuns that watch over children with special abilities instead of wizard training bitches. One thing I'm surprised they kept was the Mord'Sith.

Now, I know a lot of people hated them with a passion but I thought the concept (if not the execution) was awesome. It's an order of girls trained more or less to be dominatrix but there's a lot more to it than that. They're magic breakers. They take someone's magic and use it against them and make it their own. I think any world with enough wizards and magically endowed people would have something like that. Given the show is produced by ABC/Disney I'm very surprised that they kept them. They were handled so very awesomely.

In the show, Richard only spends an episode with Deena and breaks free of her control. Which is good because that changes the whole sequence of events with Queen whatshername and Princess Violet. It's still done very well, and Rachel still makes off with the box, though it's a bit more by the skin of the teeth in the TV show. It's Rhal that kills the Queen and Violet's head doesn't go flying across the room in the TV version, she's sent to the jewel mines instead. A nice little fate for someone as bratty and stuck up as her.

Anyway, I rambled about it long enough. The episodes I've liked the best so far have been "Listener" and "Puppeteer." I think peeps should give it a try. Some of the acting is a bit dry and the fantasy is stock without elves and dwarfs, but it still holds to archetypes. But the story is good.

Though I will always be sad they didn't put the scene in where Zed makes all the local farmers think their parts fell off. *snerk*

http://www.hulu.com/watch/48323/legend-of-the-seeker-prophecydestiny

Enjoy, apparently Hulu doesn't embed to LJ.
sephirajo: (On a Full Moon)
...Has been an illness related hell. I'm still sitting on a couple of logs, I think... I'm not sure so whoever I may owe the posting of something, ping me? Anyway, I'm finally starting to get over the cold from hell. The deafness/congestion and coughing hit really hard again today and went to see a NP.

She listened to me better than the doctor did and gave me cough syrup instead of telling me to use honey, agreed that I have a cold, not allergies but gave me an inhaler recognizing that breathing problems are really common with my two conditions. She also refilled my percoset for me after I told her it was for my cramps and when my fibro acts up. And, you know, she listened. Something the doctor from hell didn't. The doctor from hell the other week insisted that my problem was my cat and that I had to get rid of my cat and I wouldn't be truly healthy until I did so, got a neti pot and started eating all natural foods.

If it wasn't for the fact that my sinuses felt like they were filled with burning oil when I saw him I think I would've kicked him in his balls. Especially when he kept saying, "you're a healthy young woman." I did convince him to give me antibiotics though. Which likely staved off a sinus infection. I get a lot of these.

Either way, I'm feeling a lot better and I don't expect to be missing work anymore this month. I've said that before, though, so let's see how this goes. As far as Mass this week goes, I'll be around all day Sunday. I have to go to Saturday Night mass because, quite simply, lilies are my kryptonite only without the cool glowing and junk.

We're supposed to, in theory, get the money from Dad's last paycheck/30 days paid vacation/yearly bonus soon. I'll believe it when I see it. We did send the paperwork on the way. The boys are estimating 11k a person, and it'd be nice.

But I'll believe it when I see it. I have very little faith in things. I find if I'm pessimistic I can't be upset by anything anymore. I mean, quite a few things lately have just turned out for the worse. On the 3rd of April it was two years since we found Erika.

I miss her a lot. And I miss Dad so much. Le sigh.

I do have quite a lot to update on, but I will do all that later. I have a few plot ideas swimming in my head... hopefully I'll get those down. And short and long stories... And Chuck has to get his depekote levels tomorrow.

But anyway, now a meme. I stole this from [livejournal.com profile] nute.

Books/reading Meme )

.....wow

Mar. 26th, 2009 06:55 pm
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One of my favorite books of ALL TIME is getting made into a movie. No, it's not A Night In Lonesome October though that would be as cool as all hell.

Where The Wild Things Are is getting the movie treatment and the trailer makes me want to go see it NOW. Stupid having to wait for things.

sephirajo: (Default)
Jane Austin... with Zombies?! WHY GOD! WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKEN ME!

Not one of my favorite books! T____T

Yes, Pride and Prejudice IS one of my favorite books. I'm that much of a dork.
sephirajo: (fangirl)
If these three are who I think they are I may be breaking my vow to never buy another Dragonlance book again in the near future.

Why must TSR torment me! It's only going to suck! *sobs*

I'll have an update on the joys of learning how to manage an estate later. But for right now, taste my fangirl flavored woe! TASTE IT!

....

Sep. 17th, 2008 02:16 pm
sephirajo: (Snape)
Okay, I know a lot of my friends are fans of this series... but I have to say this.

I want to grab the author, shake him and scream ABUSING AEs and Ys does NOT make your spelling more FANTASY.

Or.. FYNTYSY. See, I can do it to!

Okay, this random moment is over.

*giggle*

Master Maester... Work!Will and I are so messed up...

*blargh*

Dec. 13th, 2006 06:34 am
sephirajo: (Fragile... must be italin.)
Somehow, when I get a message on my phone telling me to call the nurse Triage line after the blood test they do at 28 weeks it makes me more than a little nervous. After all, they don't call you when there's nothing wrong.

In other news: bought both the Dexter books. Reading the first one presently.

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