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As always, feel free to ask me about any of these and I will try to distill my thoughts into something shareable.

Books
The Murderbot Diaries: All Systems Red - Martha Wells
The Golem and the Djinni - Helene Wecker
The Raven Boys, The Dream Thieves, Blue Lily, Lily Blue - Maggie Stiefvater (in audiobook)

Anime
Bodacious Space Pirates 1x04
The Royal Tutor 1x01-1x12

Live
Figure Skating: Winter Spectacular, featuring Jeremy Abbott and Yuka Sato
Cirque du Soleil: Kooza

No, I haven't seen Wonder Woman or Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 yet. Soon.

Date: 2017-07-05 04:21 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lilysea
The Murderbot Diaries: All Systems Red - Martha Wells

The Golem and the Djinni - Helene Wecker


I LOVED these books! ^_^

Date: 2017-07-05 10:14 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bunny_m
How are you enjoying Bodacious Space Pirates so far?

No, I haven't seen Wonder Woman or Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 yet. Soon.

Soon, or Soon™? ;)

Date: 2017-07-05 12:15 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bunny_m
I watched it all in one binge, as is my usual wont, and had no issues with the pacing.

I was however, driven quite mad by A Certain Person's posts/reviews about it where they continually complained about the pace, but left weeks to months between each episode. *!Gnnnnnrrrrr!!!!*

The movie was nice, but didn't quite recapture the feel of the show, for me.

(Note: Reading Belmont is a nice cheap cinema, being $10 per session or $12 for the Titan screen, if/when you do decide to go.)

Date: 2017-07-05 11:30 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sqbr
The Murderbot Diaries and The Golem and the Djinni are both on my to read list, so I'd be interested to hear about either of them.

Date: 2017-07-05 02:33 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] seekingferret
I can't speak to the Muslim side but as to the Jewish folklore... Well, accuracy is not a thing one can rate when it comes to folklore, but Wecker manages to do exactly none of the things that usually make me throw a Golem story across the room, which is a testament to how careful and skillful her storytelling is. And her early 20th century Lower East Side felt very real to me as someone whose grandparents grew up there.

Date: 2017-07-06 12:40 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] seekingferret
It's really easy to conflate the Golem story with the Frankenstein story- they have a similar basis, but the underpinning themes are very different and if you tell a Golem story with Frankenstein themes it's going to fall down for me. Golem stories are about creating life in imitation of the God the Creator with the Creator's approval, not in defiance of God's law as in the Frankenstein story.

Date: 2017-07-12 02:47 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sqbr

Thank you!

Date: 2017-07-06 05:51 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] nic
Figure Skating: Winter Spectacular, featuring Jeremy Abbott and Yuka Sato

Oooh, you actually got 2 decent skaters out in WA? That's awesome! How was it?

I did not go to Stars on Ice this year. :( (I missed you and there were no skaters I really wanted to see.)

Date: 2017-07-06 05:53 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] quettalinde
The Golem and the Djinni! What did you think?!

Wonder Woman and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 were both loads of fun! Enjoy!

Date: 2017-07-10 07:37 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cesy
Ooh, skating and Cirque, nice!

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