July 15th, 2004

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Thoughts on Sci Fi's adaptation of 'Wizard of Earthsea'

+1.5: perhaps one of my favorite groups of books ever. Certainly the first fiction I read that was actually aimed at the age bracket I was in.
-1: same screenplay adapter as The Mists of Avalon, which succeeded BRILLIANTLY-- provided that the goal was to make the adaptation even MORE boring of an adaptation of Arthur than Ms. Bradley's original work.
+1: casting Danny Glover as Ogion. Fucking GENIUS.
-1: casting the kind of daft-seeming kid who played Iceman in the Xmen movies as Ged.
+1: Isabella Rossellini as the high priestess overseeing Tenar.
-1: the very disturbingly tight-lipped smile Ms. LeGuin produced on mentioning the series and outlining it, like she was thinking 'I can sell my babies but good FUCKING GOD they can't make me be there when they butcher them'.

Overall- it's very slightly in the plus column.
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Amazon Follies Part the XXVIth

Today I can buy, on discount, An OXO Steel Stainless Steel Asian Turner!

For those moments when a plastic turner won't do for your stainless steel Asians.

They're also recommending ladies' lingerie and perfume to me.
Dear Amazon:
Were you folks around when I ordered 'Gay Tales of the Samurai', 'Wonderbread & Ecstasy: the Life and Death of Joey Stefano', and of course the immortal 'ASSPOUNDING COCKMONGERS IV: DEEPER DOWN' from you?
You were?
Then why the hell do you think I'd want women's lingerie or women's perfume?
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