Film: Alice In Wonderland (2010) – “You’ve lost your muchness”

‘Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ was a book that I grew up with and that I do still like – despite the numerous things that can be inferred into it with a more adult mind and less trusting times.

What is most curious about the film is the focus on the Hatter, this might be because Johnny Depp has star power, however it does mean poor Alice seems most overshadowed at times in her own story.

The way that Johnny opted to play Hatter, or maybe the way the script directed him to play it, is actually very creepy – even by the high standards set by villains in children’s films for example Judge Doom in ‘Who Framed Rodger Rabbit’.

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(Photo from Disney wiki )

The split personality and intense anger in this Hatter does make him seem worrying plausible as someone who could be brought up on domestic abuse charges . I am also unsure how a PG rated film gets to have a moat filled with dead people’s heads, yet it does

The visual are pretty, the plot passable and the difference in eyebrow thickness between the ladies is very distracting

On a happier note Stephen Fry makes a wonderful voice for the Cheshire Cat and Alan Rickman makes for a happily vague Absolem,

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Book: Jan Stryvant’s Black Friday – “Was he out of clean underwear again”

The cover of ‘Black Friday’ and it being on Kindle Unlimited were why I read this book – in fairness the cover also should have given me an early warning of the content

There is a fairly basic and juvanile plot that resolves around Sean, a proud nerd, becoming a werelion and trying to work out why lots of people are attacking him.

black friday book

However for me the plot was overshadowed by Sean’s creating a harem of attractive women to have sex with – whilst he is in his hybrid werelion form.

Personally I skim read, at most, sex scenes in books as it’s not my cup of tea. Thanks for ‘Black Friday’ I know know that Furry sex scenes are enough to make me exit a book

Apparently there is most than one book in this series, which just goes to show that there is clearly a market for Furry books – and juvenile writing…

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Garden: Preparing for winter

The clocks have changed and it’s dark, and cold, and my motivation for most things is pretty lacking

However unless I fancy heating the greenhouse and moving things to be in it – which I don’t, then the garden needs some preparing for winter so things can stay in situ

This primarily means bubble wrapping the clematis and passion flower as well as adding an extra layer of woodchip to the pots they are in

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(Photo from growfruitandveg )

The rhubarb and big rose get manure – unfortunately shop bought borderline-faux stuff for ease this year, then all the beds get a good layer of woodchip

oh yes, and clearing up the nasty leaves blown over from next-door’s nasty diseased tree. I wonder if next-door are as diseased as their poxy tree, if so perhaps they and the tree will die naturally next year; that would be very nice indeed

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Food: Halloween Yumpkin

Hotel Chocolat make a grinning Halloween pumpkin and it looks cheerfully ghoulish – however at £5.50 for 50 grams I’ve never been prepared to buy one

My darling spouse kindly ventured into town on the 1st November to buy me a reduced price one; which was a lovely gesture however I like the look of it too much to actually eat it just yet

yumpkin halloween chocolate pumpkin

I wonder if watching ‘Sleepy Hollow’ would make me more or less inclined to eat him

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Nails: Green

After the druid related mishap earlier this week I was looking for some nice nails with the Green Man on – an attempt to appease him lest he decide that an old fashion sacrifice is owed

I failed to find any, however these are green so perhaps that will do the trick

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(Photo from More)

I’m totally going to have nightmares about ‘The Wicker Man’ now…

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Film: ‘G.I. Joe Retaliation – Right now they are a riot with a zipcode”

It’s perhaps a warning sign when The Rock Dwayne Johnson appears to be the best actor in a film, however as I have no fond childhood memories of the G.I. Joe cartoons or toys there is nothing for this film to ruin for me.

Which I am thankful for as it has a poor plot even for a large budget action film – basically the Presidential twist from the end of the first film is still in place, Storm Shadow is a bad ninja – except until he decides not to be and dropping over-sized nails from space is a superweapon.

It’s not a very exciting superweapon, at least Bond films have proper bad guys with silly planet-threatening weapons

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Book: M.D. Massey’s Junkyard Druid – “eventually you’ll learn how to stop when you’re ahead”

Kindle Unlimited’s free trial let me overcome my absolutely horror at a book with a main character called Colin McCool enough to try it.

There is absolutely no way I would have paid money for a book where the lead character had a moniker *that* rubbish.

I have read the first in the series of Kevin Hearne’s Iron Druid Series and thought it was ok – if I ever found the rest of the series cheaply I would probably read it. This does mean that druids in a modern setting felt rather done to me.

junkyard druid

However free books to read is enough to overcome most of my quibbles; this is not a young adult book – the author is very clear on that in the preface, there is naughty language, blood, drug addiction, boobs and everything; everything except for character development that would push this into being an adult book.

It felt juvenile throughout and the female characters were awful stereotypes – there is a dead perfect true love, the pretty but shy girl who is firmly friend-zoned and the slut who wants to get into his pants.

I actually ended up feeling sorry for the slutty girl as she was hideously underwritten – if nothing else I couldn’t work out why on earth she would want to get with Colin.

The mythical monsters were background noise to Colin’s pining over the dead girl and his being childishly angry at his mentor.

I much much preferred the Iron Druid – despite having got rid of that book over three years ago when it didn’t make the house-move-frantic-packing grade.

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