|Oh, absolutely, Marco!|
∘ A Psalm for the Wild-Built, by Becky Chambers - The first book in a new series from one of my very favourite authors. This story of a travelling tea monk who meets a robot out in the wilderness (the first person to see a robot in about 200 years) does not disappoint. It is charming, thoughtful and comforting - just as I'd expect.
∘ To Ride Pegasus (Anne McCaffrey) ∘ Trillions (Nicholas Fisk) ∘ Star Trek: Final Frontier (Diane Carey) ∘ The Essential Calvin and Hobbes (Bill Watterson) ∘ The Authoritative Calvin and Hobbes (Bill Watterson) ∘ The Time Traveler's Wife (Audrey Niffenegger) - from which this post's title is taken (page 51)
∘ The Color Out of Space - What a gods-awful pile of nonsensical rubbish. I'm all for weird, but not Nicholas Cage weird, thankyouverymuch.
∘ Tales from the Loop - Now this is a weird that I do like! An anthology of stories linked together by their characters. A girl who can stop time, a threeway bodyswap between two boys and a robot, a timeloop girl, a man who crosses to an alternate universe where his alternate self has the man of his dreams, the "desert island" robot... slightly melancholy characters living in a town littered with discarded machinery that changes their lives. And there are no real "villains" which gets an extra mark from me.
∘ Allt Flyter (The Swimsuit Issue) - Swedish men synchronised swimming.
∘ Star Trek: Lower Decks (season 2, eps 1 to 7) - Truly delightful and joyous, particularly from the mid-point of the season onwards, although it's not over yet as episodes 8 to 10 are still to come.
(Plus, Rutherford is getting more and more adorable, and getting more and more of his clothes off!)
∘ The Boys In The Band - the film based on the 1968 play by Mart Crowley. A tad theatrical for my liking (but then this was originally performed in the theatre...).
∘ Extinction - Meh, it was okay.
∘ *Batteries Not Included ∘ The Philadelphia Experiment ∘ Godzilla: King of the Monsters ∘ My Neighbour Totoro ∘ Extra Ordinary ∘ Phwooooarrr! I mean Thor: The Dark World ∘ Serenity ∘ Paul ∘ Space Sweepers ∘ Futurama (S1 & 2) ∘ Farscape (S1, 2 & a bit of 3 - I had to take a break because Crichton's sheer twattery was getting on my nerves. What a cock.) ∘ I Am Not Okay With This ∘ The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance ∘ Cidade Invisível (Invisible City)
∘ "Take Me For A Ride" Steps
∘ "Paul's Dream" from the Dune soundtrack, by Hans Zimmer (but only the first half, though)
∘ "I Hope You're Happy" Blue October.
∘ "Sangue Latino" Mariana Froes (as lip-synched by Camila in Cidade Invisível)
∘ "Chaeri" Magdalena BayAs you may recall, the above four numbers were featured in August's Tunes on Tuesday!
∘ "Cruel Intentions" BabyAngel69 ∘ "Rain Down Love" Freemasons feat. Siedah Garrett (rather than just listen to this, I watch the video over and over again too - I find it hypnotic. Plus, the blonde showgirl who the camera focuses on more than the others reminds me of Claire from Modern Family) ∘ "I Think I Love You" and "Monsters and Angels" Voice of the Beehive ∘ "Hands Clean" Alanis Morissette