Sep. 29th, 2006

matrixrefugee: the word 'refugee' in electric green with a background of green matrix code (Neil_Gaiman)
That's kinda where I've been lately (besides being bent out of shape from working. Or getting myself comepletely engrossed with the MxO...). I've been buying an inordinate amount of books lately, some in the Barnes & Noble downtown and the bigger B&N in Burlington, some off, some I've picked up at the paperback book swap at the library here in town. Some of my acquisitions include, but certainly aren't limited to:

--"The Sandman Companion": which has to be *THE* best introduction to the best graphic novel series ever. Lots of rare sketches and interesting tidbits of info about what went into its creation.

--"The Jeweler's Shop", by Karol Wojtyla, better known as the late, great Pope John Paul II: I've been trying to find this book for *YEARS*, from about the time I was engaged -- since it's "a meditation on marriage, lapsing at times into a drama" (JPII's words, not mine!), my ex-fiance and I were going to read part of it at our wedding. Cosmic irony time: Sieges, my MxO persona, is planning her wedding, so I'm thinking of weaving into it the passage I'd chosen.

--"Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West" by Gregory Maguire: I love the musical (which I have yet to see, but I've obtained a copy of the Original Cast CD...), so I thought I'd read the book that inspired it... It's a whole lot darker than the musical, and I'll bet it caused some brain-breakage among some readers, but it's an interesting read.

--"Carpe Demon: the Adventures of a Demon-Hunting Soccar Mom" by Julie Kenner: Think "Medium" with a dash of "Constantine". I spotted this and fell in love with it after just the first few pages. (It's also been screaming "crossover fanfiction!" at me. More about that in another post)

And the book I've been waiting all summer long to get my hands on:

--"Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders" by Neil Gaiman: A lovely collection of some of Neil's recent short stories, including a sequel-ish novella to "American Gods", a story he wrote for the first "Matrix Comics" series, and the Hugo Award-winning "A Study in Emerald" (I was lucky to be at WorldCon when he got that award. The look on his face was worth the price of admission.) I've barely been able to keep my hands off this one.
matrixrefugee: the word 'refugee' in electric green with a background of green matrix code (Dean Winchester)
--Supernatural/MxO: Since Dean Winchester dealt with a reaper in last night's episode, and the Brothers dealt with one last season... and since my dear friend/MxO RP mentor/faction commander WGAnubis's character timeshares his RSI with Marrith, a "resource reclamation program" known more commonly as a reaper... and since Sieges is now timesharing her RSI with Marrith's "daughter" Morraeon... I'm now being stalked by a crack crossover in which the Winchester Brothers end up in Capitol City/the Mega-City, following a trail of bizarre murders and at the same time, running into a cute, slightly daffy little girl, who seems inordinately interested in their hunt...

Possible title, since the dumb thing keeps nibbling at my brain: "Reaper Madness"

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