Happy birthday !!!!!!!!!!!!! Argh o.o
Jesus, I don't think I could ever have the patience for that
My pace of reading is so slow, I've long since reailized that the only way I can ever catch up to Pratchett is when he quits writing altogether, or dies.
My to-read list includes
I shall wear midnight
Science of Discworld IV
Johnny and the Bomb
Nanny Oggs cookbook
Wheres my cow
World of poo
Long Earth 1-3
in whatever order I can manage
Right now I'm chewing through the Discworld Folklore compendium, and have just started the Long Earth, which seems like a good read- at the very least, the concept is great. Whats next for you? Nation?
I really liked the Bromeliad; I think its safe to say that critical thought and the questioning of authority and tradition are staples of Pratchetts themes. Thats probably why his writing clicked so well with me- though its equally possible that the writing helped shape my convictions in the first place.
I've done some Discworld rereading myself the last year, and while Reaper Man still charms my pants off, I'm honestly amazed that Soul Music is what hooked me to the series. I mean, its not bad- but theres really not that much going on in it. I also read Making Money for the first time, and while again perfectly fine, I find myself yearning for the older writing style. Climaxes have never exactly shown up early in Discworld novels, but here I just felt it kind of petered out. Combined with the more...domesticated feel of latter Discworld, as opposed to the more outrageous nature of the earlier books (dimension warping pyramids!), it just didn't grab me as much.
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I still haven't watched it, I'll get to it tomorrow, so no spoilers yet please!
I saw and liked the finale, it actually addressed your issues in a satisfactory matter. Not to say it didn't have problems, I only LIKED it not loved it. There were some issues and the ending didn't do it for me despite APforums being rabid over it. I've written a vague review of it without any spoilers if you want to read it? Or do you want to watch the finale first and I'll post it for you later?
What I DO wanna see is Korra taking care of Kuvira, the mecha or both by herself. I felt like she had little to do with Zaheer's downfall, and even against Vatulaq it was Jinana's żlight emiting form? that finally saved Korra, even after awakening her powers two times in a row. I hope the series finale has Korra finally taking things head on and succeed at it.
I guess you'll still see the finale anyways, right? I thought last ep was kinda rushed, though I won't lie, the giant mecha is kind of a neat idea. It still doesn't make Kuvira any better, but at least now I wanna see how they'll deal with a giant robot that throws death beams!
The problems that ep had are the same as the rest of the season: things kinda happen. . .sporadically, and seem to have little weight. "Let's go behind enemy lines and see what we can do!" "Oh no, a giant robot! Let's go back, nothing we can do!". That sequence lasted less than a minute.
Still, I also gotta admit that Varrick recap was delicious, and made me keep going with the season's finale. And eps 9-10 were kind of ok.
One thing I'll say though is, even with the massive ammounts of mistakes, bad writing, boring villainy and general awkwardness. . .I don't think season 2 is that much worse than the rest. In fact, I kinda like it, in retrospect. It has one of my favorite episodes, the trip to the spirit world one, plus it introduced Varrick and the twins. For how superior season 3 was supposed to be, I won't deny I was slightly disappointed they threw away a potentially cool premise for "oh, new airbenders are popping out because. . .wathever", plus the pacing was a bit too paused, I think. The best out of the bunch, yes, but expected a lot more from it.
Overall, it's not a terrible series, but considering it's the sequel to TLA. . .yeah. It's far worse than it.
Oh, and totally agree with you on the fact that it feels like they don't know exactly the audience they're directing the show towards.
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