Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Cereals and Serials

So I made the mistake of picking up George R. R. Martin's Song of Ice and Fire.

(Which I only just now, in looking up the title, realize is incomplete. Double damn.)

In any case, I've found the books exceptional, thrilling, and highly addictive... and thus, have had trouble putting them down and doing other things. So a quick post on some of my recent thoughts:

As October comes upon us, I've seen all the classic Halloween breakfast cereals hit the shelves - Count Chocula, Franken Berry, Boo Berry. And, of course, I had to by them, inspired by numerous webcomic references in recent years that have helped bring back that nostalgia for mostly tasteless sugary foods.

Unfortunately, I couldn't remember which webcomics were the culprits! Oh No Robot was sadly no help, though a google/Wikipedia search was able to confirm Something Positive as one of the guilty parties. I'm positive (no pun intended) that at least one or two other popular webcomics have references the cereals, but I can't remember which ones!

(This will be the thing that slowly drives me insane.)

In more important news, Adventurers! has come to an end. It's been building up to it in true RPG style, with final boss battle after final boss battle, and an elaborate epilogue that covers everyone from the main cast and crew to fellows that most readers have long since forgotten. It leaves the desire to reread back through the entire story, and that is certainly one mark of a good ending.

It was a good story, Mark Shallow, and ended well.

Thanks.

8 comments:

Sili said...

That must almost certainly have been "Queen of Wands".

Mr Myth said...

Yes! That sounds right. Thank you greatly!

Kneefers said...

Hehe... That's the same thing that happened to me the first time I picked up ASoIaF. Isn't it awesome?

Mr Myth said...

It's terrible. I hate political stories because even with the best laid plans, bad stuff happens to good people, and yet I just can't stop reading.

But yeah, these books are dangerous. I've been reading while working, while gaming, while eating, while driving...

Hirotomo Wataro said...

All cereals are inferios to Daimyo-ios.

http://www.noneedforbushido.com/alt026.php

Kneefers said...

And I don't know how far you are in them, Myth, but I'm afraid you'll find that that sort of thing only gets worse. And then when you think "It can't get any worse! Who's left that's really a good guy!?" THEN Martin comes along and makes you start caring about bad guys.
It's frustrating.
But awesome at the same time.

Pester said...

Game of Thrones was really good. The mortality count is really high, though, and I've put off reading the next few out of getting too attached to the (remaining) character. I tell ya, I've never, ever, been so angry at a book as when that canine was executed. (Is that despoilered enough?)

Oh, and I can help out in your search by pointing to the http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=541 with fruit loops.

Tropylium said...

Butternutsquash.