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January 19th, 2009 (12:44 am)

current mood: giggly

Since darktwinkle sent me a message thing to post (and has previously threatened me with a sharp stick for not being active on LJ)... I will post on a completely unrelated subject that no-one on my flist will understand. Or, if they do understand they will look at me strangely and roll their eyes.

First, let me say that I've had a few glasses of wine and am therefore likely to be at my giggliest, fangirliest (and probably bad spelling-est too) 'best'.

And now, on with the ramble. Has anyone ever read anything by Matthew Reilly? He's an Aussie author, one of whose books I picked up pretty much by accident in London. I just wanted something to read on the coach ride back to Leeds and his was on a table at Waterstones. I picked it up, thought "hmm, random blockbuster-type, it'll do". I didn't end up reading it on the way home, I read it much later.

It's called Six Sacred Stones. It happens to be a sequel to Seven Ancient Wonders (or for some reason, Seven Deadly Wonders in the US), but I didn't know that at the time. I read it a while back. About 20 pages in I was wondering what the hell was going on and then realised that it was a sequel. I continued to read. Then I thought, why the hell are there pictures in this book? I have imagination, I don't need pictures! Yet I continued to read. And I enjoyed it rather a lot. I would recommend giving it a try, in fact. I picked up the first book in Oxfam in Headingley, and recently read that, obsessively, in about two days. And since finishing it, I have been plagued by it. Or rather, by two characters. Together. As a couple. Yes, ladies and gents, the slash monster has attacked.

Let me tell you of this 'couple': two military-types, one a Muslim prince from the UAE (callsign: Pooh Bear) and the other a member of the Mossad (callsign: Stretch). How contentious! How random! I think I may possibly be the only person to like them (or the only person to admit it at least). Although I must admit that they look different in my head than to how the author describes them - such as he does (certainly Pooh Bear has had a shave and kind of looks like an older Soma from Kuroshitsuji).

This all started when I realised that Stretch's real name is Ben, as is one of mine and Alison's characters (who is gay, of course). And now the couple won't leave me alone. Oh dear, oh dear. I am such a slash fangirl. Perhaps they'll leave me alone if I write/draw them...


Posted by: jenniekitty (jenniekitty)
Posted at: January 19th, 2009 01:11 pm (UTC)

I have never even heard of him. Might give it a gander at some point :)

As for the slash monster...they always attack...pretty much constantly in my case, and then they have lots of bunnys almost immediately. (And you have witnessed how quickly the bunnys attack me.)

Posted by: jenniekitty (jenniekitty)
Posted at: January 19th, 2009 01:17 pm (UTC)

Oh and speaking of mob boys...jus been on webite. When did it change? Is looking stylish, But prob just goes to show how long since I've been on it :P

Posted by: Clare (curiousciel)
Posted at: January 22nd, 2009 10:18 pm (UTC)
kurogane uke

The website changed a while ago but I still haven't updated :o I will do it at some point. Maybe not this weekend 'cause Corine moved out today so I'll be sorting the house out. But maybe! I have indeed seen your impressive bunny attacks xD It's just that this is the most macho book I've ever read - lots of testosterone and soldiers with guns - that I find it very amusing that I find a couple to slash xD

Posted by: jenniekitty (jenniekitty)
Posted at: January 23rd, 2009 02:10 pm (UTC)

Well I blame you and Kel for starting me on the slippery slope into bunnys and slash monsters. And you can find slash in anything *cough* house *cough* but I think you've just out done yourself by the sound of it :P

I need a name for my slash monster!! He doesn't have one and is lonely...tho we shall not start naming the bunnys or we shall be here till next year...or maybe till the London Olympics!!

Posted by: darktwinkle (darktwinkle)
Posted at: January 19th, 2009 05:01 pm (UTC)

You got my message then *taps steepled fingers* good cos clicking 'nudge' was easier than findin a stick, sharpening it and driving to yours after making sure your in without giving away the reason why i'm callling :)

and no I cant say i've heard of them, might have seen a cover but thats about it :D

and yey the slash monster - I have a pretty bad one, I call him Boris on occasion Daphane on others...I'm having an odd day can you tell?

Posted by: Clare (curiousciel)
Posted at: January 22nd, 2009 10:19 pm (UTC)
ichigo yay

I did get your message xD Yes, the slash monster comes in many guises. I think my own personal slash monster is called Barnaby. I wonder if he knows Boris and Daphane? xD

Posted by: keh (k_e_h)
Posted at: January 20th, 2009 09:40 pm (UTC)

*looks at you strangely and rolls eyes* :D
I am intrigued now though...

Posted by: Clare (curiousciel)
Posted at: January 22nd, 2009 10:22 pm (UTC)
orihime joy

I would be surprised if you 'see' the couple if you read the books xD Then again, now that I've suggested it... xDDD

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Posted by: Clare (curiousciel)
Posted at: January 22nd, 2009 10:21 pm (UTC)
finnie kyaa

I would recommend reading him *if* you're willing to put aside all preconceptions of what good writing is. Get fifty pages in and you'll be hooked xD Testosterone fuelled gun-battling, ancient secrets searching, terrible stereotypes... And yet it works somehow, possibly *because* it's so ridiculous!

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