5,653 comments posted · 24 followers · following 0

3 weeks ago @ http://markspoils.blog... - Double Shenanigans · 0 replies · +2 points

I used to enjoy Ace Ventura 2: When Nature Calls, as I wasn't the target of its racism. I still love most of Jim Carrey's lines and shenanigans therein; I think he's a spectacularly hammy comedien.* But all I've seen of the first film was the scene of his post-kiss-revelation trauma you described, which happened to be playing when I noticed the film on my TV menu and tuned in. Even without knowing how much this (and The Crying Game and others) reflect the societal fears that get so many people killed, I hated it and didn't want to watch more.

I still habitually say "Alrighty then." And would like an opportunity to use one of his insults from Ace Ventura 2 -- "Your idea is like your lower intestine. Stinking. And full of rubbish."

*My favorite Jim Carrey performance was in A Series of Unfortunate Events (film, not TV series) where he hammily blended sinister and hilarious like nobody else could IMO. But I think he's a great Ace Ventura too.

3 weeks ago @ http://markspoils.blog... - Double Shenanigans · 0 replies · +1 points

I dunno. I do relax when the book seems to be focusing on travel or setup instead of the battles I hate reading about, but I was knocked out of that relaxafion in Chapter 26 at the latest.

It's interesting and impressive that Tyn managed to attract angerspren with entirely feigned anger. Unless she was deliberately thinking about something else that made her genuinely angry, yvxr Funyyna qryvorengryl qbvat fcrpgnphyneyl rzoneenffvat guvatf gb nggenpg funzrfcera VVEP. Emotionspren would be expected to make tbis type of deception especially difficult on Roshar, but apparently they can be manipulated to facilitate it.

Funyyna'f punapr zrrgvat naq pba negvfg genvavat jvgu Gla pregnvayl cebirq freraqvcvgbhf va cebcryyvat ure ba ure pnerre cngu nf n Yvtugjrnire, fcl, naq fclznfgre.

5 weeks ago @ http://markspoils.blog... - Double Shenanigans · 0 replies · +1 points

Ugghh, another battle-focused chapter that I dragged myself through on my first read and skipped on my reread, relying on the Coppermind Wiki chapter summary and your commentary. A Song of Ice and Fire is the only story ever to feature battles I actually enjoy reading about, because the language is so lyrical; all others are just boring and/or tragic.

Lrf, Enqvnagubbq pherf Eraneva'f rcvyrcfl (ohg ercynprf vg jvgu shgher-ivfvba frvmherf) nf jryy nf uvf ivfvba. V erfrag gur ivfvba-urnyvat orpnhfr vg znxrf uvz sne yrff eryngnoyr naq pynfurf jvgu zl rkcrevrapr. Nf qrfcrengryl nf V jnag gb pher zl frirer ivfhny vzcnvezrag, vg'f n pber cneg bs jub V nz, univat funcrq zl rirel npgvba naq creprcgvba sbe rirel zbzrag bs zl yvsr. Fb vs V jnf va guvf fgbel, vg cebonoyl jbhyqa'g or pherq ol Fgbezyvtug naq V jbhyq or crecrghnyyl natel nobhg gung. Ohg rira gubhtu Eraneva jnf nyfb obea jvgu vzcnverq ivfvba, vg qvqa'g funcr uvz fb zhpu gung ur pbhyqa'g frcnengr uvf pber frys sebz vg. Fnaqrefba qvq uvf orfg gb freir qvfnoyrq ernqref jub jnag gb frr punenpgref' qvfnovyvgvrf or pherq naq qvfnoyrq ernqref jub qba'g jnag gung, ohg gur onynapr ur fgehpx -- gur pbaqvgvba vfa'g pherq vs gur punenpgre pbafvqref vg n pber cneg bs gurve vqragvgl, juvpu vf zber bsgra gur pnfr jvgu zragny vyyarffrf naq arhebqviretrapr guna culfvpny qvfnovyvgvrf -- qbrfa'g svg zl crefbany rkcrevrapr bs gubfr qvivqrf. (Znlor V enagrq nobhg guvf urer nyernql; V'ir qbar fb n ybg ba Gbe naq ryfrjurer. Gur pheerag punatr va Eraneva oevatf bhg zl srryvatf. V qba'g yvxr eryngvat zber gb oyvaqrq *Zbnfu* guna gb Eraneva.)

5 weeks ago @ http://markspoils.blog... - Double Shenanigans · 0 replies · +1 points

I enjoyed Tyn here as the first female character I'd noticed in Vorin territory who strongly defied Vorin gender norms, e.g. eating spicy food because she grew up with it and sees no reason to change. Ure qrngu jnf na rkprcgvbany ohzzre sbe zr.

5 weeks ago @ http://markspoils.blog... - Double Shenanigans · 0 replies · +1 points

Chrome on Android is working for me too. Thanks for telling us of that option.

8 weeks ago @ http://markspoils.blog... - Double Shenanigans · 0 replies · +1 points

PSA: The NotACast Podcast is about to resume discussing A Song of Ice and Fire chapter-by-chapter in livestreams on their YouTube channel. Those weekly livestreams, and the lively discussions by viewers in the comment sidebar, were my main regular social venue for a full year of pandemic before they went on hiatus in April.

The first livestream is today (8:30 PM Eastern, I think) at https://youtu.be/HBifi9dp_9U Their YouTube channel also has the rest of their recorded livestreams, covering much of A Clash of Kings and a smattering of earlier chapters from before they started doing livestreams every episode. Their website https://notacastasoiaf.podbean.com/# has audio of the livestreams and all other episodes not done live, including the rest of A Game of Thrones/A Clash of Kings and a bunch of episodes made by one co-hosts during the hiatus with guest-hosts aspects of ASOIAF or other topics. Warning they all may contain spoilers for all of the ASOIAF books, the TV show Game of Thrones, author interviews, etc. -- "anything and everything."

9 weeks ago @ http://markspoils.blog... - Double Shenanigans · 0 replies · +1 points

I'm awed by Shallan's guts in this set of chapters.

9 weeks ago @ http://markspoils.blog... - Double Shenanigans · 0 replies · +1 points

My thought when Shallan heals her feet: it's about time. Fur'f riraghnyyl tbvat gb trg creuncf-rkprffviryl qrcraqrag ba Fgbezyvtug urnyvat va ure jvyq rfpncnqrf, ohg vg jnf irel inyhnoyr urer.

Her much-earlier observations of symbiosis, which I'll always love, pay off here in her framing of human/spren partnerships.

9 weeks ago @ http://markspoils.blog... - Double Shenanigans · 5 replies · +2 points

There never were many videos for the Alanna books, and some of the Wild Magic chapters also didn't get videos commissioned.

9 weeks ago @ http://markspoils.blog... - Double Shenanigans · 10 replies · +1 points

I sent my Dropbox link to one person in the Tamora Pierce fan group, who downloaded-then-uploaded everything into a Google Drive folder to share. :D But we discovered that the Dropbox collection is missing all of the Carpe Jugulum videos except Part 1. Do you have those videos? If not, I'll ask Mark.