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.