Wednesday, April 28, 2004

I just want you to know that I'm totally hooked on the Sherrilyn Kenyon Dark Hunter books. I've tried but I can't stop reading them. I'm on Kiss of the Night right now, and although Dance With the Devil is still my favorite, I love how each book reveals a new layer.

Zarek's story made me sob. I wanted to ease all his pain. I have never been so glad for a happy ending. It's so terrible the cruelty that man is capable of. Zarek's whole life was misery upon misery. He was horribly beaten and scarred. Maimed even. It makes me cry to think about it. I know that Jesus would have enfolded him in His big arms and held him tight against his chest.

The books have a lot of paganism in them, being as they are based on ancient mythology. For myself as a Christian this is a different world. I'm glad that I have my background in mythology and watching Hercules and Xena or it would have turned me off. But one thing to say for the books, it has sparked my interest in ancient history. I always was a world history lover but I'm tempted to find a great big world history book and read it from cover to cover.

I must say I have great admiration for Ms. Kenyon as a writer. I love how she created a new world with intricate mythology (admittedly taken from existing myths-but richly elaborated upon). I was already positively prejudiced towards the books by the fact that I love her MacCallister series written as Kinley MacGregor. I loved Sin but my true love is for the ultimate of tortured heroes, my darling Zarek, whom I want to enfold in my arms and love like a hurt, abandoned child.
I went off on a tangent there. But if you've read the books, you'll feel me.

Boy am I glad that there are infinite dark hunter tales to tell...I would pine otherwise.


Thursday, April 15, 2004

Today I thought I'd talk about comic books.
My Favorite Comic Book Characters.
7.Lara Croft (Tomb Raider)

Gambit makes number one because he's sexy and ambivalent. Blade is bad!!! Elektra is an assassin who twirls sais. Enough said. Deadpool is wonderfully sarcastic. Catwoman has been a villain and a hero. Daredevil takes the law to a new level. Plus he's sexy in read leather. And Ben played him in the movie. Storm is a role model for Black women everywhere. Lara Croft took Indiana Jones, made it XX chromosome and added more guns. Batman's just too cool for words. Rogue is Gambit's true love but also one touch senorita. I'm glad that we have good old comic books to translate into movies.

Wednesday, April 14, 2004

Sorry but I need to rant!!!!!
I just watched the sixth to last episode of Angel, and I am pissed.
Why oh why does poor Gunn have to stay in the hell dimension where he lives in suburbia and get his heart ripped out every day?
Hello! They need to go and get him, and I mean now!!!!
So he did a bad thing. Who the heck hasn't in the Buffyverse? I mean Willow flayed a person alive and tried to bring on the end of the world. What about the spells she cast multiple times on her fellow Scoobies. Buffy is the worst girlfriend ever! They should call her Buffy the Heartslayer. And let us consider Angel. Granted he did go to hell, but he did a lot of dirt in his day. What about the annoying kid sister Dawn? She deserves a little sojourn in Hell simply for being annoying. All I'm saying is that they need to go save Gunn. Alas, the body count grows....

Howdy! This is my first message. Let me tell you a little about me. I'm heavy into two things, other than being a Christian: Books and movies. Particularly romance novels and action/sci-fi movies. I always wanted to get my thoughts out there in case someone was looking for an unbiased, but often friendly opinion of things. So here we go......

Gatadelafuente coming out to you on April 14, 2004!