2017 Check-in

Hello. I’m still here.

2016 was a busy year: among other things, we went to see Hamilton, attended Fantastic Fest again, remodeled the house, and had a baby.

A proper update to follow when I have a chance.

An update

Well, it’s been long enough since I last did an update here, isn’t it? Organizing my thoughts into something worth writing (never mind worth reading) has not been easy lately, and I seem to have lost the habit.

For now, a quick rundown on things I’ve been enjoying:

  • Max Gladstone’s Choice of the Deathless, which I’ve played through a couple of times now with different variations on the characters and choices.
  • N.K. Jemisin’s The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms. Late to the party on this, and wondering why it took me so long. I’ve started now on The Broken Kingdom.
  • The BBC adaptation of Wolf Hall. A different beast to the play I saw in London; Mark Lawson has some cogent things to say about that.
  • Ann Leckie’s Ancillary Sword. Another one where I arrived fifteen minutes late, carrying Starbucks.
  • Season 3 of House of Cards, which while not as good as the first two seasons (and the second wasn’t as good as the first) still had its moments, in particular an arc for Claire Underwood that I enjoyed a lot. (I know a lot of people think it came out of nowhere, but picking back over the events of the previous seasons, going back to “I want to know who lied” in S1, I’m pretty sure there’s a logical through-line there.)
  • Utopia, the bloody, twisted, dazzling UK TV series, not to be confused with the short-lived US reality show. One of the characters has become one of my all-time favorite TV villains, for reasons I can’t go into without massive spoilers, but I’d like to has that out someday.
  • Eurorack synthesizer noodling. Stuff I’ve done is here; stuff that Bruce and I have done together is here.

Also, I have an ask.fm now. It’s very lonely. Go bother it.