Take a look over there ———-> Doesn’t look good does it? No sirree, Bob it does not. I have not been able to get last night’s Season 5 Premiere out of my head. I know – I know – a show about zombies. But really it isn’t a show about zombies, we just are lucky enough to see new and creative zombie killing/deaths each week while we are faced with some terrible truths that surface about PEOPLE. More specifically, the choices people make and the lies they tell themselves over and over again in order to justify in their minds why they might just be the truest vision of pure evil in a practically hopeless existence.
Summer is over (tell that to the weather man please so we can stop having 90 degree days IN THE MIDDLE OF OCTOBER) and for the 1 person that may read this (me), here we go..
1. ARROW is back and totally solid. Without spoiling you, there was Olicity, Lance Family, Marvel X-over, and a cliffhanger. Some stuff did move a little faster than I would have liked, but then again it really didn’t. Watch the episode to see what I mean – but we’re back baby!
2. SUPERNATURAL, AGENTS of SHIELD, BIG BANG – all back and totally fun.
3. WALKING DEAD premiered tonight and it just really IS the best show on TV right now. So much bad-assery was had I nearly burst. Lots of zombie meat and killing too. But honestly, if Andrew Lincoln gets any better they will have to create some sort of TV Oscar. He wasn’t the only light tonight, a fan favorite rocked the house and then some.
Not sure why I started with TV but perhaps I’m still on my zombie high..
ON a personal note, I’ve been getting back into listening to podcasts (Adam Carrolla, Alison Rosen, Sarah & Vinnie are favorites), reading (love my new Kindle Paperwhite), researching on the new Moto X 2014 which I plan to upgrade my 2013 Moto X to…..and having a boy in his last year of high school. Oh- and my body is betraying me big time. I’m getting older. Hormones, baby, hormones.
In terms of world events I’m pissed as hell that flights out of Ebola hot spots aren’t simply being banned. What the hell is wrong with people? Everyone should go through a quarantine of a few weeks (incubation time?). People get tested for TB before being allowed to travel – why not this? Animals are often quarantined for FOUR (4) months due to RABIES – rabies people. And THAT is treatable. Honestly, I’m so tired of stupidity and the need that some people have to be perceived as “open” – it’s going to get us all killed. Now there is this other illness coming up from Central America and ….BOARD US UP. It doesn’t mean you don’t care about the world – it really IS ok to want to survive and be smart about it. But there is no logical reason on this planet why the U.S.A. should keep it’s doors opens to viable and real threats. She should survive and take care of her own for a bit..focus at home and the great nation of people HERE that need her. It doesn’t mean we’re racist for christ’s sake; but it certainly would mean we are being smarter than the average bear.
Honestly…I think we’re heading for some seriously dark and troubled times here. There really is so much a group of people can take. There really is only so much stupid that will get put up with before people finally stand up and revolt. I’ve got to figure out what state my family and I will need to move to when/if that happens.
Oh man..that is dark. Time to look at more Moto X 2014 videos, and ponder over whether or not I’ll make myself go and see “Gone Girl” when I had such a terrible reaction to the novel. Oh and Warlords of Draenor will drop soon…!
So I just finished the novel, “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn. The novel that apparently is very popular and is now going to be a major motion picture starring Ben Affleck. THAT fact is why I finally pushed myself to finish the damned thing. Did I mention that I started to read it over 6 months ago?! Yeah…that is how engaging this novel is..or isn’t.
I will say this – it IS interesting. Or can be. I spent the first half of the book TRYING to care about the protagonist; even as I was curious to the mystery that was unfolding in front of our eyes. Make no mistake, Nick Dunne IS extremely hard to like and care about. At least that is my opinion. Have you tried reading a book or story where you don’t even like the lead? Come on!!!!! After I heard that the movie trailer was coming out, I decided to push a little further so I wouldn’t be spoiled. I also had this little nugget in my brain about something that may be very key to the story and wanted to see if I was right. I was and the book got very very interesting and good in terms of story telling. It really did. I truly began to understand him better. And like him – a little.
I won’t say much of anything about the book itself so as I don’t spoil particulars, but I am ANGRY about the ending, The fact that I am angry and going to talk about that a bit may spoil the book for you – so don’t read any further if you don’t want that.
By the time you get to the end of this incredible story, you are waiting WAITING for the huge payoff. Surely – surely there will be one right? WRONG. Surely evil doesn’t win right? WRONG. Surely – surely justice prevails….? NO NO NO NO NO I cannot believe that people have “loved” this book and boosted it up after reading it. I felt cheap and used and abused. The writer had spent so much time showing us a possibly “realistic” person with flaws and foibles aplenty that could find their way to being better – and then she just laughed in our faces and was so….what is the word? Blase. Is that right? I don’t even know. I’m so damned angry.
It shouldn’t be that evil gets to win. Especially in the way that evil won in this novel by good simply sighing and saying, well it wasn’t always evil in this same way…..
Why do people love this book so much? What does that say about them? About us as a society? Yes the author did write it very well and it IS engaging and interesting. But..the outlook is HORRIBLE. The people are AWFUL. Come on….shouldn’t we want more? Deserve more?!
I think my next book will be one that a friend of mine wrote. Here is the link if you are interested:
Tattered Heart, by Annie Jackson