Finished my Strange Eggs story. I’m not sure when the issue will be published. The first issue is just out so probably the next will be available in two or three months.
Finished Wicked. I enjoyed it. It’s one of those enjoy-the-ride novels; meaning that the ending wasn’t exactly satisfying but the events of the story and the way the story is told is engaging enough that I can forgive the lack of resolution. Which is fine. I didn’t expect it. Lack of resolution is probably part of the point. Elphaba was a great character. Not much of a witch. Also part of the point. It’s not a book to read if you haven’t seen the Movie. That’s obviously the inspiration for the story. Maguire uses Baum’s novels as base for his Oz but if you’d simply read Baum you’d have a very different Glinda and Wicked Witch of the West in your head. If you’d seen the Movie you could probably read Wicked without having read Baum. You’d miss a lot of the references but you’d probably still enjoy the story. Or at least get the story. Being as it’s a Tragedy I’m not sure if “enjoy” is the right term.
Opened the boxes that Luvset sent. I figured that since I had scanning to do anyway I might as well pull out the minis that I needed jpegs of. Oops. It’s worse than I guessed. While it looks like some of my minicomics are in there the bulk of the contents is something far scarier. Other people’s minicomics. Old correspondence. Crap. The boxes got closed up again. If I start looking through them it will be hours before I’m done. Best to leave them safely packed until we’re moved.
Today I do my best to eat through my Worlds of Cthulhu assignment.