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Just got back from a weekend in New York City hanging out with… 
24th-Jul-2006 12:06 am
Me: on Ferris wheel 2012-09-09
Just got back from a weekend in New York City hanging out with eisa. The original plan was to go to Coney Island on Saturday, and spend Sunday in the park taking pictures of Puppy Monster. The plan was altered by virtue of eisa being very sick while I was there, so we ended up sleeping huge amounts (probably good in terms of helping me not to become sick as well) and watching about six episodes of Carnivàle, which I really enjoyed. I had a very good time despite the change in plans.

Watching: In addition to Carnivàle at eisa’s, I finished Cat People on the bus on the way up. Yeah, really hokey. But it has a good soundtrack, cool opening credits, and Nastassja Kinski.

Reading: Finished the first Discworld book, The Colour of Magic, on the bus, and got most of the way through the second, The Light Fantastic.
24th-Jul-2006 10:15 am (UTC)
When you quoted Rincewind in your previous entry I thought you must have read plenty of Discworld, already. Or are you reading them out of order? I did / do - it doesn't usually bother me to do that with most series.
24th-Jul-2006 11:33 am (UTC)
Yes, I’ve read a bunch of them. I’m just getting a bit more methodical about it. :-) (Also took the trouble to find UK editions.)

Reading the first couple after reading a whole bunch of the others makes it clear that Pratchett got better at this over time. I mean, the first ones are certainly fun, but they’re not as smooth and polished as the later ones, I think.
24th-Jul-2006 11:56 am (UTC)
The UK editions are so expensive. I'd rather have them, becuase it seems to me that the changes they make for the American editions are random and silly. Like, in Good Omens (not a Discworld, but a Pratchett book) they change Crowley's favorite tv show. In one edition he likes "Cheers" and it the other it's "The Golden Girls." I can't imagine why they thought it mattered, between those two shows.
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