After I move on Sunday, next week is my time to buckle down, get back into a routine, and get my diet figured out.
I just saw this pictoral of this woman who lost 100 pounds in a year. She looks great.
So I am going to lose 50. I just have to be a machine!
He's too small for me in stature, but he's oddly attractive... and I usually don't go for Middle East guys.I call Sayid! He's mine!
Oddly, I find I'm kinda into Sawyer and Jack. It's just funny because I don't share a lot in common with either. But watching James cut down bamboo stalks with his shirt off.... well, that was a toe-curler. And life on an island? Lots of private space.
They're fast reads, and I still like them. The main problem is that Rosenberg got bored and didn't know how to end them. The first 4-5 books were decent but declining a little. But he kept writing, and it was like he just wanted to trash the characters, and finally he petered out and just stopped after book 8-9 or something. He also let a LOT of threads drop without ever concluding them. I find that annoying; he should have just ended the thing with some solid meaningful closure, rather than dragging it out into nothingness...That sounds like a really, really cool series idea. (I love that kind of detail: what does an engineer do when placed into a magical fantasy realm?) Do they hold up well, or were they better when you were a teenager? Should I read them?
But I actually enjoyed the first few. There's definitely a lot of, "Okay, how can we get ahead technologically ahead in a world that permits magic?" Lots of bootstrapping inventions going on. Also, what happens when a bunch of Americans enter a world that endorses the slave trade? Can they make a difference?
And then, well... there's Ellegon.
The natives had some bootstrapping of their own, you see. (What do you think is the easiest way to get rid of the daily flow of a city's waste?) But it wasn't fair to draft an unwilling for the job.
The first book also has a great character that conforms a bit to Locke, in the sense Locke couldn't walk but on the island he could, so he never wanted to leave; James Michael Finnegan is a kid with multiple sclerosis (i think), but as his character, he's suddenly liberated in ways one could not image. Causes some interesting dilemmas.
I think it would be cool.Absolutely! I would love to learn a craft, be part of that division of labor. It sounds like a really satisfying way to live. (No alienation of labor!)
What role would you take?
"Yes. That goes over THERE. Now you with the funny hat, fetch me juicy fruit off the special mango tree meant only for the leader of this island!"
I'm not sure. I am a jack of all trades, so I'd want to learn about everything and then make sure all the pieces fit together well.
Or, alternately, I'd be the surveyor -- exploring the island, then coming back with maps and descriptions of everything available to us.
That would rock!!!(And in our little TypeC colony, could I be the blacksmith?)
And you would get some nice biceps out of that.