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The Martian (sort of a movie review)

14 Apr

Last year sometime, I became aware that the novel The Martian was coming out as a movie starring Matt Damon. (I think it’s worth noting here that I’ve enjoyed pretty much everything I’ve seen him in, while acknowledging that he can be an idiot¹)

(Please note that I’m using the teaser trailer instead of the official trailer, simply because I like it better)

Now, while I’m mainly a genre romance reader, I occasionally will read other stuff, if it looks interesting enough, so I promised myself that I would try to read the book before watching the movie (and I did buy the digital version shortly after that post). Unfortunately, I was still in the throes of the reading slump from hell, and the novel still languishes in the TBR pit of despair.

However, a lovely friend made it possible for me to watch (and re-watch) the movie. Here are my thoughts. Continue reading

Godspeed, Mr Mandela

5 Dec

The light of your soul illuminated the world, a beacon of hope, a renewal of the downtrodden’s faith in humanity. We are richer, that you walked among us, and are poorer for your passing. Rest in peace, President Mandela, you have earned it.

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela

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