Thistle (thistle_chaser) wrote,

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"?skip=350" = not as bad as I thought...

I haven't checked LJ since Wednesday afternoon, so I expected ?skip=5729275432052, but luckily it's "only" ?skip=350. 350 new posts to read! I can do that! ...eventually.

Under 4 hours sleep? Check.
Multiple nightmares in one night? Check.
Must be back to work time!


I had meant to keep up with LJ while I was away, but it didn't happen. I played FFXI most of the time and left the house only to check the mail twice. I love, love, love being able to hide inside for a while and not have to deal with the outside world and random people!

I'm almost done with those Warrior books (the cat books, by that Hunter chick). I think no one on my flist has actually finished the series, so I'll do this without spoilers: In a series of books that did not surprise me even once, that was full of plot holes and things that made no sense at all, of characters who were so one-dimensional that you could read a newspaper through them, the writer finally surprised me. Halfway through the last book, and the setup that she had been building for all of the previous six books did not happen. At first I laughed in delight, then I realized that she probably started writing book #7 and had the great idea, then had to figure out how to use it when she had built up the previous six books to go in an alternate direction.

That's not to say this idea she had was perfect: there are many, many things about it that make me want to rip the pages out and stomp on them. There are too many elements that just fly in the face of logic. One of the cats wears dog teeth over his claws, so he can kill things better. With one swipe of his paw, he rips open another cat from chin to tail. *boggle* So many things wrong with that! How the hell do the teeth stay attached to his claws? How does he walk with them in place? How did they get the teeth out of the dog to begin with? And dog teeth are NOT that sharp! Sheesh!

So that was my weekend's reading. Unsurprisingly I also played quite a bit of FFXI, but don't have anything exciting to report. Farmed a lot, got alchemy from 10 to 53, and that's about it. I do have some screenshots though, which I'll post sometime this week (need to edit them first).
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