Can’t Talk: All Tied Up for October 7th, 2016
I am spending the next week in Disneyworld, provided hurricane and airports cooperate, so I won’t be too busy with media. I did download John Scalzi’s new novella “The Dispatcher” to listen to on the plane. It’s free on Audible and narrated by Zachary Quinto, so that’s awesome. See you all after my vacation!
The wedding I went to last weekend was amazing, and I caught a ton of Pokémon in “Pokémon Go” all around the hotel. Thank you, Pittsburgh, for that aerodactyl. This week, I met author V.E. Schwab in New York, and she was lovely and signed all of my books. Total fan-girl moment. I also started listening to “Buffering the Vampire Slayer,” a new “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” podcast hosted by musician Jenny Owen Youngs and her wife, writer and Everyone Is Gay founder Kristin Russo. Every week, Jenny and Kristin discuss an episode of BtVS, and Jenny ends the podcast with an original song about that episode. It is delightful and definitely something Buffy fans should check out.
This week, I’ve been listening to John Scalzi’s audio novella “The Dispatcher” (which is free in October for Audible members), and it’s amazing. I’m also reading “Fates and Furies” by Lauren Groff, which is pretty bleak so far (surprise, surprise). I’ve also been flailing over the new cover reveal for “The Thief” by Megan Whalen Turner, which is so good—even though I love the current cover.
This weekend I did a whole bunch of farming because “Stardew Valley” released its first major content patch in 1.1. It gives me an excuse to sink 100-plus hours into a brand new playthrough.
I had a lot of plans for this weekend, like embroidering, cleaning, and catching up on “RuPaul’s Drag Race”. All of those plans got thrown to the side when I started playing Voltage USA’s “Astoria: Fate’s Kiss.” I love dating sims, but this one stands out because of the diversity of its characters and the character of its protagonist. I suspect that, by the time Monday rolls around, I’ll have read every route at least once. I can’t wait!