Category Archives: Let Me Put My Suggestions In You
Probably the event that set me on my nerdy, science-fiction filled life more than any other was the fact that my dad got so excite about watching Star Wars with me when I was very young, like 5 or 6. It quickly became a tradition for me: whenever I was home sick or home for a snow day, it was a “Star Wars Marathon Day”. I can thank the original Star Wars trilogy for getting me hooked on science fiction and epics. But I think I can thank Madeleine L’Engle for my continued plummet in to the world of science fiction and fantasy. Her young adult novels are perfect for an open-minded 10 year old, and I thoroughly enjoyed them. Like Asminov for many others, I found L’Engle was one of the first authors that sparked my love of all things science fiction and fantasy, so I thought it only appropriate to dedicate today’s suggestion page to the wonderful writer.
Hey nerds, sorry it’s been so long since I have written. But I am going to give you a good old opinion-laden post today to make up for it. Your favorite Lilith might have been too busy to write the last two weeks, but that doesn’t mean I stopped enjoying all things geek. And in my attempt to catch up to the legendary Whovians among the Evil Geeks I have successfully watched the first four seasons (well, the first four of the reboot that is) of Doctor Who. That means I have completed up until the last of the David Tennant season, but have not gotten to partake in any Matt Smith or Peter Capaldi episodes yet. What it does mean is that I have gotten to know Martha Jones, Rose Tyler, and Donna Noble, as well as some other companions, pretty well. And like a true Evil Geek, I have opinions to be expressed. So here you are folks (with some associated spoilers as well).
Warning folks, Lilith is back today with a rant-filled post for you, something I have been thinking about a lot lately. There has been an upswing in posts about feminism out there, and you all know that I am a fan of a strong female character. So rewatching Buffy The Vampire Slayer for TV From The Crypts has led me to an epic conclusion: we need more Buffys. Buffy Summers is one of the most ass-kicking, strong female characters out there that shames many of our present girly lead roles. Continue on for all my personal beliefs as to why I wish there were more Buffy The Vampire Slayers out there.
It is sadly getting more and more rare that I find a series out there that I can’t put down. Having read a decent amount of fantasy and science fiction novels (see attached picture of my library thus far) I sometimes get excited about a new novel only to be bored by their predictability and similarities with other novels I have already read. But The All Souls Trilogy was a series by Deborah Harkness (no relation to our Arthur that I know of) that restored my faith in the fantasy novel. I want to give you a brief background on why I truly think this series is worth losing sleep over if you have not read it already.
There are so many amazing science fiction and fantasy novels out there that I want to recommend to my fabulous geeky followers, and so many more that I would want to read myself just in order to share it with you all. Books that bring you to tears, stories that stimulate your mind, novels that leave you questioning your believes and wanting more. But a more rare quality of a novel for me is one that has me laughing out loud. You know, LOL, or ROTFL for you younger folks. Some can induce a smirk or a good chuckle, but it is the rare piece of prose that has you bursting out in laughter until your sides hurt. Today I want to suggest to you a series of novels that did just that for me. The Bartimaeus Sequence is witty, action-packed, and above all a series that will have rolling on the floor with laughter at times. Continue forward for a relatively spoiler free description of this amazing series.
No, you didn’t misread that title, I’ve got a Liefeld-related recommendation for ya’ll. Now, allow me to first put all of my cards on the table; This is not a legitimate suggestion of a Rob Liefeld project. No, I come to you this day to hip you to a twitter account that has brought me endless laughter over the last year and change since I discovered it.
Rob Liefeld is a famous man in the comic book world. And he’s famous in an El Guapo sort of way, which is to say INfamous. However, he’s hasn’t exactly achieved mainstream celebrity (unless you count a certain Levi’s commercial) so it wasn’t too difficult for a hilarious internet prankster to grab Liefeld’s name on Twitter before the …artist… could get it for his own. So, if you’re looking for the dude who did X-Force on Twitter, you’ll wanna follow @RobertLiefeld. If you’re looking for laughs, follow @ROBLIEFELD. And I have no affiliation with this parody account, I’m just a huge fan.