Mar. 24th, 2016

muccamukk: Spiral staircase decending multiple levels inside a tower.. (Musketeers: Faded)
Given this morning's news, I think I'll keep the CBC off until at least Easter, possibly May Day. More time for reading?

The Right to Be Cold: One Woman's Story of Protecting Her Culture, the Arctic and the Whole Planet by Sheila Watt-Cloutier
The content was very interesting, and Ms. Watt-Cloutier has led an inspiring life. I came in as a supporter, but learned a lot, particularly about the interactions between traditional knowledge and culture and policy. I was already familiar with a lot of the climate change issues, but they were well stated.

However, the writing is pretty workmanlike, and it was a rather dull read on the whole. I rarely got much spark or life from the book, when I know that Watt-Cloutier is a vibrant person. It was also a bit repetitive, and could have bumped a lot of lists of people to the end notes.

Well worth a read for such an interesting life, but didn't blow me away.


I picked up a couple of the DC-You (?) titles in trade, as they'd looked fun when they came out. Both were good choices. Though of course the first one is now cancelled. -sighs-

Black Canary Vol. 1: Kicking and Screaming by Brenden Fletcher, art by Annie Wu and Pia Guerra: I'm not that familiar with Canary, other than the basics, but this is a seriously fun comic. I loved all the band dynamics, and Annie Wu's art was phenomenal. Looking forward to the next trade.

DC Comics: Bombshells Vol. 1: Enlisted by Marguerite Bennett, art by Marguerite Sauvage: Pretty fun, and great to see all those women working together. So far the book has mostly been setting up the universe, and there hasn't been much in the way of plot, but I'm enjoying it so far. Given the title, I was worried the art would be too cheesecake for me, but it's hit a nice balance so far.

We watched the Paul Cornell episode of Elementary (4x17), which I haven't been keeping up with, but really enjoyed this time. Of course Cornell would write an episode that poked fun at but did not mock the superhero comics community, and we got continuity and Joan being 100% stone-cold badass. I should catch up.

Got season two of Miss Fisher, which we're still enjoying. I'm normally not that into the will they/won't they het couple thing, but Phyne and Jack have great chemistry, so it's been fun. Also, fan dancing.

We watched Inside Llewyn Davis, which Nenya ruled as more coherent and less depressing than Showpiercer but felt there should have been a plot. I quite liked it both as a picture of the '60s folk scene and as a portrait of a man in mourning, who is unable to express his grief through his art, even though the art form seems entirely suited for it.
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