Oh so Wicked

June 17, 2008 at 2:53 pm (books) (, , , , , , , , , )


So I just finished the book Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West.  I know it made a hit a few years ago (maybe more than a few) when it came out then went on Broadway so I’m behind reading it.  The marketing of the book is really smart.  How many green books do you see out there? 

I bet its really interesting to see on Broadway.  I just hope that what’s used to make the witch green is safer than what was used in the movie the Wizard of Oz. I mean the witch almost burned up. 

Throughout the whole book there is the question of what is evil, where does it come from, and when is someone evil.  I think those are good questions for someone considered the wicked witch of the west.  I mean she gets labeled as evil but is far from the most evil character in the novel. 

I admit to being biased when starting the book because the image of the wicked witch of the west from the movie was in my mind.  Now I kind of want to go back and watch it.  I’ve also never read the original books by L Frank Baum.


PS. Don’t you wonder what Glinda is whispering?

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Rock N’ Roll

June 13, 2008 at 11:20 pm (music) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

I think its kind of sad that it took the game guitar hero to make me really love rock. I’ve been moving in that direction over the past few years. I had to discover Led Zeppelin, The Doors, and Stevie Nicks after that I started liking classic rock more. Before I would describe me listen to rock as apreciation, now I can’t get enough guitars.  Not to mention that I now know the life stories of everyone from Jim Morrison, Slash, and Axel Rose. The weird thing is its not like I haven’t heard a lot of the songs I really really like now alot but now I love them and before I didn’t.  I would almost describe it as tone deafness or something going away, because now I feel like I can hear more in the music than I had before. 

So now while I draw I can listen to Guns N’ Roses, The Doors, Led Zeppelin, Heart, Van Halen, etc.  I’ve also noticed that I like what I dubbed “hippie rock” like The Doors, Blue Oyster Cult, and Jefferson Airplane. The 60s and 70s have the most awesome music ever.  What makes me somewhat sad is why didn’t I know about these groups so much earlier

Now your probably wondering what I used to listen to. Well that would be 80s, 90s, and music made now.  There is a movement now (which I like) for music that sounds like 60s.  I guess I’ll be talking more about this later so I’ll stop rambling.


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I’m back for a while at least

June 12, 2008 at 4:55 pm (books) (, , , , , , , , )


I haven’t written on this blog in a long time.  Sorry, but I do write on another blog, William and Mary Comics. Currently my friend who runs the blog hasn’t been on it to update it so although I wrote stuff no one will she it until she puts it up.  In the mean time I can write on this one.  Its summer so I have time to write two (if she ever gets online). 


On another note I’ve read some good books (can’t write that on the other blog). There may be spoilers following this statement, but the backs of the books themselves are sometimes spoilers especially in the case of Uglies.  I read the whole uglies series including extras. How does a trilogy get a fourth book?  I guess when its popular and the main character is someone else in a different place namely Japan.  I think the first three were in California mostly.  I wish people used the slang in this book it was so awesome.  I would so use words like littlies, pretty making and special head.  This series reminded me of The Giver and Brave New World.  Everyone was all for pleasure and people were content to live in a world that was less that liberating to say the least. I was mad at the end of the third book when they basically went off to become terrorists in a mission to save humanity from itself.


I also read the Maximum Ride series. I really loved Max.  She cracked jokes on everything even refering to death as dirt naps.  Of course she also kicked butt, beating up everything from super kid to a giant frankenstein creation thing.  So the fourth book did get a little soapy with its global warming stuff and captain planet rhetoric, but hey that is a serious problem. Max and the flock, for all their butt kicking and car stealing took the good way to save the world unlike the bad guys who wanted to kill half the human population in order to start off in an orderly world that sounds kind of like in Uglies except for in Uglies people were wiped out pretty much by accident.  The scientists in Patterson’s series wanted to beat the accident to the punch. 

Destroying something or hindering people from being free are not the way to save the world or planet.  Protecting people from themselves is not really a good business to get into. And terrorism doesn’t work either. Well both series are good and four books long.  Also, the people are trying to save the world.  Everyone has there own way and to be extremely corny what’s yours?


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