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Jared
London
Book loon. Occasional llama.
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Jared is now following Jon Morgan
6 days ago
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"As much as MacDonald disliked the changes he was seeing, he couldn't prevent them in real life." Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Pornokitsch
I suppose the question with Emma would be whether or not we felt she was genuinely sensitive at the beginning? Was she match-making because she was driven to match-make, or because she cared about other people and such? And do we feel she gets back to match-making at the end, after learning her lesson? I think we could argue she goes from (2,2) to (-2,-2) [when she's stung and withdraws] to (2,-2) [back in the saddle, but more sensitive to others?) I also like the notion of Emma as an action hero. Look forward to her in Expendables 4.
Toggle Commented Aug 25, 2014 on The Metallurgy of Action Heroes at Pornokitsch
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This week(ish), the articles and stories on Pornokitsch are all focused around a particular theme: the action hero. The men and women of big guns, cunning stratagems and intense stares. The men and women, they say, of iron. But are... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2014 at Pornokitsch
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"Excellent fun of the slightly-sleazy, very cheesy and not-at-all-wholesome variety" Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2014 at Pornokitsch
All the spiders in my life are named "ARGHGEDDITOFFOFME ANNEANNETHERESASPIDERYOUHAVETOSMUSHIT".
Toggle Commented Aug 20, 2014 on Irregularity: Out now! at Pornokitsch
Yup! Just that I got Claire North & Cat Webb books signed, but, oddly, nothing by Kate Griffin. Which I find kind of funny. (I should've known you'd be the one to spot that...) What's worrying is that I still have no idea where the Red Seas proof is...
Posted Aug 20, 2014 at Pornokitsch
Posted Aug 15, 2014 at Pornokitsch
...and comments off. We're glad to have inspired so much discussion amongst the ASOIAF fan communities. However, we're not around this weekend to moderate and don't feel comfortable leaving this thread open without that. The conversation is still very lively elsewhere on Reddit and Tumblr, so those wishing to continue the Arya vs Sansa debate have plenty of places to do so.
Toggle Commented Aug 8, 2014 on We Are Sansa at Pornokitsch
Alright folks, we're not up to hosting a Sansa fan vs Arya fan flame war. We appreciate everyone's enthusiasm and passion for the ASOIAF characters, but we're not in Westeros - commenting doesn't need to be lethal. Please respect one another.
Toggle Commented Aug 7, 2014 on We Are Sansa at Pornokitsch
Terrific addition, thank you!
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A list of unmissable curries, swimming pools, outdoor markets, rooftop gardens and other essentials. Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2014 at Pornokitsch
Posted Aug 7, 2014 at Pornokitsch
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My favourite and least-favourite books of July. Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2014 at Pornokitsch
I completely agree. Those were my three issues as well - one woman, Ronan being one dimensional and an after-credits scene that actually triggered my PTSD from the last time I encountered that thing. But, yes, absolutely - my favourite or second-favourite Marvel movie and just a brilliant pure SF movie. Even ignoring all the Marvel stuff, this just an awesome space adventure. Terrific film. Look forward to seeing it again (and again) (and maybe again).
Toggle Commented Aug 4, 2014 on "Guardians of the Galaxy" (2014) at Pornokitsch
Yes! You're totally right. That whole bizarre alt-history part was a seriously random and stupid tangent. In a book filled with random and stupid tangents. The whole book is so shockingly, horribly bad, I'm still kind of thunderstruck by the experience. The King's Men is pretty good though.
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Two early genre books from Robert Grant and Garrett Serviss. One is much better than the other. Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2014 at Pornokitsch
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Here's where we are - and how to find us - at the two big London conventions this summer. Nine Worlds We're there from Thursday night to Sunday night, doing the wild and crazy ALL OF THE BOOKS thing. Generally... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2014 at Pornokitsch
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Two books that are both about, um... school? The latest from Charlie Human and a classic from Jean Webster. Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2014 at Pornokitsch
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Fourteen new stories of the Age of Reason - out now! Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2014 at Pornokitsch
New judges, new books, new management! Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2014 at Pornokitsch
Everything you might need for today's "cultural" shenanigans. Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2014 at Pornokitsch