Welcome to Weekend Talk Among Yourselves, where I talk about behind-the-scenes stuff and things that have nothing to do about Avalon or whatever I’m recapping, and you can comment with whatever you want.
Here’s what’s happening on my end:
* Sigh. This is one of those weeks where I don’t have a lot to talk about. It’s mostly me ranting about books.
* I think I may have found a candidate for new recap bait. Antigoddess is the story of Greek gods trying to do whatever they can to prevent their slow, agonizing deaths. Unfortunately, preventing their deaths involves killing one another and finding the reincarnations of Main Characters from The Iliad, because reasons. It’s the first part of a trilogy, and I kind of enjoyed reading it. The only knock against it is that it’s quite violent — especially the method by which the reincarnated Trojan War heroes remember their past lives. Oh, and for some reason all the gods (with the exception of Hera, Demeter, and Poseidon) are teenagers. And there’s lots of product placement.
* Also up for new recap bait: Perfect Ruin, which is basically Bioshock Infinite meets The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. And before you go, “Hey, both those games involve cities floating in the sky!” I’ll let you know that it takes the aesthetics of the former, the exploration of the surface world from the latter, the city plans of Midgar from Final Fantasy VII, and adds a murder mystery and a government conspiracy. Again, this is also the first part of a trilogy, so who knows if my little comparison remains valid by the end.