hansfish

hansfish

80p

228 comments posted · 2 followers · following 0

183 weeks ago @ http://markspoils.blog... - Weekly Shenanigans · 1 reply · +5 points

I've had The City of Mirrors staring at me from one of my bookshelves for months now, so I'm rereading The Passage (and am planning on rereading The Twelve after) so I'll actually have a single clue what the hell is going on.

(I kept trying to read books I haven't read -- including one that I have tried to read like four times now, oh my god, I don't know why but I cannot get into the fucking thing -- and just. Couldn't stay involved in any of them. No idea why.)

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

Oh my god that's adorable.

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

V sbetrg jurer vg jnf, ohg V fnj n zragvba fbzrjurer bs ubj fbzrbar gubhtug gung Funqbj'f novyvgl fb bsgra gb whfg fbeg bs oyraq va fb gung fbzrgvzrf crbcyr qba'g rira abgvpr uvz vf cneg bs uvf urevgntr nf sne nf arrqvat jbefuvc gb guevir tbrf. V'z cebonoyl rkcynvavat vg cbbeyl :/ ohg V yvxrq jung gurl qvq jura Funqbj jnf fgnaqvat va sebag bs gurve ubhfr naq jura gur cncreobl pnzr ol ur whfg guerj gur cncre fb vg uvg uvz fgenvtug-ba yvxr ur unq ab vqrn Funqbj jnf rira gurer naq jnf fubbgvat sbe gur zvqqyr bs gur lneq.

I agree with you about how emotive Shadow has been so far -- it makes sense that he'd need to change, because the medium is different and it's hard convey everything without a straight-up voiceover for what he's thinking, but ... eh. I don't know.

205 weeks ago @ http://markspoils.blog... - Weekly Shenanigans · 1 reply · +9 points

Both the things djinn87 said were good ideas, as is not going alone (oh my god, don't go alone, holy shit). The other thing I can think of, having done a semi-depressing amount of car-shopping in the last few years, is that if you can look around on various dealerships' websites near you to see what they're offering for approximately the same car, it can be really helpful -- my car is a Camry, and there are so many of them out there, and so many from each model year, that it was unexpectedly easy to go "okay this dealership has this car from this year with this many miles on it for this much, and that dealership has that car from the same year with about the same number of miles for three thousand more" or whatever.

Also, if you don't want to buy a car that day, don't. Ignore whatever the salesperson is telling you about ~special sales~ and ~we can hook you up but only today!~ because, especially if it's soon, it'll be the end of the month and the guys in the office are going to be pushing hard. Just tell them no, even if it's hard for you; mention it to your dad, and ask him to back you up.

205 weeks ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Wizard's H... · 0 replies · +3 points

Buuuu zl tbq ubj unq gung arire bppheerq gb zr. Ubj.

206 weeks ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Wizard's H... · 3 replies · +9 points

I AM GOING TO JOIN YOU (if you don't mind, obvs).

210 weeks ago @ http://markspoils.blog... - Weekly Shenanigans · 1 reply · +6 points

Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire is an urban fantasy; the short summary of it is that it's about a half-fae private detective, and she's trying to solve a murder. (Fair warning: first book of a long but really awesome series.)

219 weeks ago @ http://markspoils.blog... - Weekly Shenanigans · 1 reply · +5 points

I read The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay as a high school sophomore, and as much as I loved it -- desperately -- I didn't realize how much of the little things I didn't really get until I started getting more into comic book fandom in general. I will randomly come across a fact or something and literally go "... oh now that makes sense okay then". Sometimes I think about rereading it specifically for that (and also, you know, just in general, because: amazing), but I can never decide if I have the emotional energy to invest in it.

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

I voted~ (I didn't even get a sticker, ughhhh. Last time I voted it was absentee because I was out of state; I was so looking forward to getting a sticker.)

While I was filling out my ballot someone sat down next to me for, I swear, all of thirty seconds before standing back up and getting in the line to turn his own ballot in. Meanwhile I'm sitting there triple-checking mine to make sure I filled everything out correctly. Mleh.

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

I am so, so glad I am going to be working Tuesday night (I work 8:30pm - 7am) and so will only sporadically be able to check and see what's going on instead of voting and then just constantly refreshing the news without any ability to control what's happening. Ugh.