Thursday, September 19, 2013

We're All Over the Damn Place...But Mostly New Jersey

Went out to a farm party yesterday for my wife's work and met some new alumni. Well, old alumni, actually. It was Lois, an octogenarian alumna and her daughter, who graduated the year I was born. In fact, all of Lois' children went to VT. She saw my trusty grey sweatshirt and her eyes lit up and we had a splendid chat about the old school, spiders and other things. It's amazing how a simple love of the school can bring people together and it really made my night. Well, that and watching my daughter chase ducks around for fifteen minutes.

Let's go Hokies!

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Pacific Rim - The Novelization

Pacific Rim: The Official Movie NovelizationPacific Rim: The Official Movie Novelization by Alex Irvine
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved Pacific Rim. When I found out there was a novelization of the movie, I jumped on it and picked that sucker up at Barnes and Noble the following weekend. If you've seen the movie, you know what the story is and what beats the book is going to follow. What I got it for, and where it shines, are the little details that help flesh out the world. There are reports on the various Jaegers and kaiju that help make an already fantastic world a little more cohesive and fleshed out.

The plot? Giant robots vs. giant monsters. If that doesn't excite you, well, I can't help you for you are dead inside.

Check it out.

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