Saturday, June 1, 2013

Things not concerning Louisiana vampires

In amongst the True Blood chronicling, I've managed to squeeze in a couple of other things.  I've FINALLY started on S1 of Game of Thrones, because the library actually has the DVDs, but only got through five episodes because the disks were scratched.  Now I'm anxiously awaiting the remainder of the episodes to show up via  Peter Dinklage is awesome as Tyrion Lannister.

I watched Kinky Boots, the based-on-a-true-story about a Northamptonshire shoe factory which, rather than go out of business after generations, decides to switch from oxfords to fetish boots for drag queens and transvestites.  Joel Edgerton plays Charlie Price, unwillingly dragged back into the shoe factory after his father's death and determined that the factory not close on his watch, and Chiwetel Ejiofor is Lola, the drag queen who designs the new kinky boots and inspires the straitlaced Charlie.  It's a fun little movie, neither long nor provocative nor kinky, despite its title.

I also read The Steel Remains by Richard K. Morgan, a middling, swords-and-sandals high fantasy polluted with a touch of science fiction.  The fight scenes are pretty good and the main characters are intriguing, but the story is a little weak and it ends with a blatant ploy to continue as a series.  There was rather more gay sex in it than I expected but that was kind of cool: having the main badass warrior character be gay.  So, good on you, TSR, for that anyway.

And now, back to True Blood!

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