* I've finished Quentin Crisp's The Naked Civil Servant
, James Baldwin's Notes of a Native Son
, and am halfway through Sherman Alexie's The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
. Reviews of the first two will be along when my brain starts working again (I've been trying to write them since Thursday and have nothing but a blank, mocking GoogleDoc to show for it).
* I've also finished Season 2 of Parks and Recreation
, which means I have no more excuses about starting my scifi_fest
fic (Parks and Rec IN SPAAAACE), and I'm caught up with Sanctuary
(I still love this stupid show), Tiger & Bunny
, and Blue Exorcist
. The last couple episodes of S2 of Fringe
and S1 of The Wire
are waiting for me on my harddrive, but I've got a weird mental block about finishing both.
* Tiger & Bunny
makes me sad - it's not a bad
show but it's failed pretty hard in a couple of places and generally isn't living up to its potential. What happened to the show the first few episodes promised me?
* Blue Exorcist
, on the other hand, is exactly the ridiculous shonen candy fest it introduced itself as. I adore it (and Rin - I love Rin so much
In Other News: Richard Dawkins is a privileged ass. I mean, he's been a privileged ass for a long time, but the skeptic community has finally noticed
. Sort of. No one seems to be pointing out his rampant Islamophobia ('a man known for defending women against religious oppression'
, holy shit) and the general tone is apologetic (not just on Bad Astronomy, either).
In related Other News: I've cut PZ Myers' Pharyngula from my blogroll in response to, yes, rampant Islamophobia. This brings the number of atheist/skeptic blogs I read down to zero - good job, western atheist blogosphere.
(I keep asking this, but) Anyone know if a half-way decent atheist/skeptic blog has popped up in the last couple of months? There's a major void here.