Sep 14, 2020

[Spoiler Notes] Dune (2020) - First Trailer


I love Dune

From first playing Dune II: The Building of a Dynasty, which pretty much kicked off the real-time strategy genre with a bang to eventually reading all of Frank Herbert's books and actually enjoying the 1984 David Lynch movie adaptation, this franchise has been such a big part of my life. 

I've tried to keep some degree of emotional distance from the movie because (1) I really want it to turn out well but (2) I'm also afraid that it won't and so (3) I'm trying not to get my hopes up too much in the interim. And it's difficult to get a truly good sense for a movie based on pre-release movie stills and teaser trailers. In the end, we're going to have to watch the actual movie to determine if it's worth its weight in water.

Tobie and I did a live reaction video when the first full trailer for the new movie came out as a Baduy Pride vlog and a lot of my raw thoughts are there. But I figured it might be fun (and helpful to my sanity) to create a spoiler notes post about it. I'm going to rattle off what I know from the trailer and what I'm feeling so expect book spoilers and book-related speculations and you know the whole drill.

Sep 6, 2020

[Books] August 2020 Reads

My August 2020 Reads

 August was a pretty good month for reading for me, even though I felt like I slowed down a bit right at the very end of the month. But hey, it was my birthday, so I had other activities to focus on apart from reading, so it's understandable, right?

My novel reading has generally been more productive thanks to my return to the BattleTech novels, but that segment of my library is mostly covered by now. At least I still have comics to fill in the gaps.

Aug 9, 2020

[Books] July 2020 Reads

 July 2020 Reads

July 2020 will stand out as one of the rare months this year where I actually read more novels than comics. I guess it helps that I got super excited about revisiting the BattleTech universe again, and I was determined to finally finish my internal project to read all of the Classic novels. Thus most of my leisure reading while catching up on Fitbit steps involved a BattleTech title somehow.

It was a pretty good month, but on the whole, I'm still way behind on my 365 book goal for the year. I gotta pick up the pace this August!

[Books] June 2020 Reads

June 2020 Reads

Things started to feel more the right reading pace come June 2020, so that's a good thing. 

And I finally finished the Mistborn books this month, which freed me up to read other titles of shorter length, so that helped me get more back on track. 

[Books] May 2020 Reads

May 2020 Reads

May 2020 was one of my worst months for reading this year. But I guess it makes sense, as this was well within the lockdown period and I know I was feeling pretty frustrated with how things were going in the country.

But that's not what this blog is about.

This one's going to be short, but there's still stuff to talk about for the month.