R.J. Anderson (rj_anderson) wrote,
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Sundry and Divers Ramblings

Read The Hallowed Hunt last night, couldn't put it down, loved it. At first I was disappointed that Bujold wouldn't be writing any more Vorkosiverse stories and resented that she'd got caught up with this new series (which was ironic, seeing as I normally much prefer fantasy to SF), and I didn't really enjoy The Curse of Chalion that much when it first came out. But I really enjoyed Paladin of Souls and I think this one has to be my favorite of the series yet. Also, a story in which a healthy pregnant woman has an (apparently) easy natural birth with no complications may be a Bujold first, although I had to wonder a little about who was feeding the baby why Hallana gallivanted all over the countryside, and why Hallana wasn't engorged like whoah. Either she had some magic long-distance pumping thing going, or a wet nurse on one end and a whole lot of absorbent padding on the other...

Since I have pretty much given up on this season's Canadian Idol in despair, as there is not one single contestant in the Top Ten (now eight, I guess) that I care about enough to back, let alone vote for, I decided last night to give Rock Star: INXS a chance. *shudders* Never again. Sure, most of the contestants are poised and professional on stage (more than can be said for the Idol franchise), and the live band is definitely a nice touch. But the skank factor is just way too much for me. And Brooke Burke and especially Dave Navarro make me want to run weeping into the arms of Ben Mulroney, which is a very frightening thing indeed.

Aw, the Tenth Doctor is so cute in his spiffy new outfit. Stop pouting and get over it, Billie (who looks oddly pastede on yay in these pics, especially the last one).

Is it Christmas yet?

Massive congratulations to james_bow, who has just landed a publishing contract with Canadian publisher The Dundurn Group for his YA novel Rosemary and Time. Way to go, James!

And finally... Surely it is not possible for any human body to contain this prodigious volume of snot. I've been blowing my nose every two minutes all morning and it just. never. ends. Where does it all come from?

ETA another silly meme result:
11 2/3", Oak, Veela
You scored 63 wisdom, 22 bravery, 15 emotional, and 11 martyrdom!

Oak signifies wisdom, endurance, protection, and authority. The veela
hair as a wand core means that you are slightly unpredictable but very

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You scored higher than 0% on bravery
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You scored higher than 0% on emotional
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You scored higher than 0% on martyrdom
Link: The Harry Potter Wand Test written by sputnik845 on Ok Cupid
Tags: books, canadian idol, congratulations, doctor who, memes, quizzes, reviews, sickness, tv
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