snowywolfowl: (Owl face)

RIP Richard Adams. Watership Down was and is one of my alltime favourite novels.

I think instead of trying to say anything of my own I'm just going to post this quote from the novel that his family used in the statement about his recent passing. It seems an appropriate thing to say about someone who lived 96 years.

"It seemed to Hazel that he would not be needing his body any more, so he left it lying on the edge of the ditch, but stopped for a moment to watch his rabbits and to try to get used to the extraordinary feeling that strength and speed were flowing inexhaustibly out of him into their sleek young bodies and healthy senses.

"You needn't worry about them," said his companion. "They'll be alright - and thousands like them."



snowywolfowl: (Owl face)
So I just got an Amazon gift card from my sister and I'm trying to find some books I might like. So, here you go people, here's your opportunity to innundate me with suggestions! Feel free to suggest whatever you are reading that you are enjoying. :-)

Yeah, I'm really drawing a blank right now. Amazon really is an embarrassment of riches.
snowywolfowl: (Owl face)
If there was any one lesson I learned reading both his stuff and other similar authors in that genre its that incompetent villains only provide speed bumps to heroes and yawns to help the reader fall asleep. Truly intelligent, creative and fleshed out antagonists provide mountains for protagonists to scale and "Oh shit!" moments to keep the reader up at night when they slip and fall.
snowywolfowl: (gecko)
A few on my friends list are getting excited by trailers for "The Hobbit" so I decided to see if I could find footage from the first movie version I ever saw as a kid. Lo and behold I not only found some but I found the most influential of all time. Seriously, I've had managers who I think took this completely to heart! :-p

snowywolfowl: (gecko)
A few on my friends list are getting excited by trailers for "The Hobbit" so I decided to see if I could find footage from the first movie version I ever saw as a kid. Lo and behold I not only found some but I found the most influential of all time. Seriously, I've had managers who I think took this completely to heart! :-p

snowywolfowl: (gecko)
A few on my friends list are getting excited by trailers for "The Hobbit" so I decided to see if I could find footage from the first movie version I ever saw as a kid. Lo and behold I not only found some but I found the most influential of all time. Seriously, I've had managers who I think took this completely to heart! :-p

snowywolfowl: (Phantom)
Granted to me "UFO" means "Unidentified Flying Object" and NOT "Little Green Men". I'm pretty sure that what I saw was just a very bright satellite, and not the results of intellects vast and cool and unsympathetic gazing upon us with envious eyes, drawing their plans against us. *

Still, its always cool to be able to gaze up into the sky, see something, and walk away thinking "Just what exactly was that, really?" I guess that's why we continue to gaze into places that we really don't belong, whether its the vastness of space, the depths of the ocean, or the unknowable mysteries of the human heart.

School starts again soon. Time to find out what I see for myself I suppose.



"Hey, what can I say? I loved reading H.G. Wells as a kid, and the 1953 George Pal film version is a sci-fi movie classic well worth seeing for any fan of the genre."

snowywolfowl: (Phantom)
Granted to me "UFO" means "Unidentified Flying Object" and NOT "Little Green Men". I'm pretty sure that what I saw was just a very bright satellite, and not the results of intellects vast and cool and unsympathetic gazing upon us with envious eyes, drawing their plans against us. *

Still, its always cool to be able to gaze up into the sky, see something, and walk away thinking "Just what exactly was that, really?" I guess that's why we continue to gaze into places that we really don't belong, whether its the vastness of space, the depths of the ocean, or the unknowable mysteries of the human heart.

School starts again soon. Time to find out what I see for myself I suppose.



"Hey, what can I say? I loved reading H.G. Wells as a kid, and the 1953 George Pal film version is a sci-fi movie classic well worth seeing for any fan of the genre."

snowywolfowl: (Phantom)
Granted to me "UFO" means "Unidentified Flying Object" and NOT "Little Green Men". I'm pretty sure that what I saw was just a very bright satellite, and not the results of intellects vast and cool and unsympathetic gazing upon us with envious eyes, drawing their plans against us. *

Still, its always cool to be able to gaze up into the sky, see something, and walk away thinking "Just what exactly was that, really?" I guess that's why we continue to gaze into places that we really don't belong, whether its the vastness of space, the depths of the ocean, or the unknowable mysteries of the human heart.

School starts again soon. Time to find out what I see for myself I suppose.



"Hey, what can I say? I loved reading H.G. Wells as a kid, and the 1953 George Pal film version is a sci-fi movie classic well worth seeing for any fan of the genre."

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