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Shhh!!!    don’t tell anyone,  but *whispers* there are other websites on the internet besides Little Red Reviewer */whispers*


I know,  crazy, right?    But?  here’s the good news,  sometimes I have stuff on those other websites too!


I had a ton of fun doing The Questioning with Timy at RockStarlit Book Asylum,  come on over  to find out why I was put into an asylum, what book I’d take with me, and what fictional world I’d like to visit!


Over at Nerds of a Feather,  I got to interview Jess Nevins, author of 20th Century Horror, and A.K. Larkwood, author of The Unspoken Name.   Woah, did you know Nerds of a Feather has a newsletter?  They’ll tell you when I have a new interview up there!  check it out!


if you don’t get enough of me here at Little Red Reviewer, go check out some of those posts!

Yesterday we met our fearless bounty hunter / thief.  She dreams of training with the Jedi at their temple on Coruscant, but meanwhile she’s in trouble with her current clients who are getting ready to betray her.

Jumping forward in time a bit, she’s made a deal with the devil to get to Coruscant where she trains with Jedi Master Luke Skywalker.  Skywalker sure has his hands full, he’s got very little time to train new Jedi Knights, and little does he know there’s a secret agent in his latest crop of too-old students:

I’ll Make a Knight out of You.

(Sung to “I’ll make a Man Out of You”, from Mulan. Watch those pauses, they’re killer)

Let’s get down to business
to defeat the Sith
Did they send me farmers?
and not Padawans?
you’re the oldest bunch
I ever trained
but you can bet
before we’re though
One day I’ll make a knight
out of you.

Tranquil as a forest
but craving excitement.
Don’t think of adventure
Jedi craves not, those things.
You’re a sloppy slow
distracted lot
and you haven’t got a clue
Somehow I’ll make a knight
out of you.

(various padawans sing)
I’m never gonna catch
my breath
Say good-bye to
Boy was I a fool in school
for cutting gym
Skywalker’s got em
scared to death
hope he doesn’t see
I’m really Sith
Now I really wish that I
could use the force!

As Jedi
We won’t give in to
the dark side ever
As Jedi
with all the force
of the universe
As Jedi
With all the strength
In our power
Mysterious as the
dark side of Naboo

Time is racing towards us
till the Sith arrive
heed my every order
and you might survive
You’re too old to train
It’s preordained.
So pack up, go home
you’re through
How can I make a knight
how of you?

(Chorus repeats twice:)
As Jedi
We won’t give in to
the dark side ever
As Jedi
with all the force
of the universe
As Jedi
With all the strength
In our power
Mysterious as the
dark side of Naboo

Everyone enjoys a good game of tag, right?  And blogger tag is the BEST.  I’ve been tagged by my buddy Clint over at Geeky Daddy.  Which means I get to answer ten fun questions and tag some of my blogger buddies.

Here we go!

1.What is your dream vacation?

The Pillars of Hercules.  Start at the straights of Gibraltar, and follow the coast of the Mediterranean all the way until you get back.  that vacation would probably last a few years!!

2. Are you spontaneous or do you like to plan ahead?

I wish I could say I’m spontaneous, but I’m an obsessed planner. About the only thing I do spontaneously is nap on the sofa!

3. Tell us one thing you want to do but don’t dare do it.

write a short story.

4. What’s your biggest phobia?

spiders. actually, any thing with eight legs.  Went to an aquarium a few years ago where they had giant spider crabs. Haven’t been able to eat crab ever since.  I got no problem with six legged critters or star fish or centipedes. but eight? eight is very, very bad.

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A number of years ago my husband dragged me kicking and screaming to a “game night”.   This was not your mamma’s scrabble night. On the table were Mystery of the Abbey, St. Petersburg, Ticket to Ride, and probably some others. That first night I wasn’t so sure about this whole Euro-gaming thing. Victory points? Nobility track? Resource tokens and Trade Goods? how in the world was I supposed to keep track of all of it??

It did take a while for me to get the hang of it.  At least a year, probably two.  (You know how some people aren’t math whizzes? I’m not a “resource token” whiz.  I just want one of those red cubes, I don’t care if it’s supposed to be rum or tobacco or gold pressed latinum, I just know  I need a red one!)

But boy am I happy I did!  I dont’ think I’ll ever be that gamer girl who games 5 night a week or more, but a few times a month with my friends makes me a very happy camper. err, umm, gamer.

I live in a college town, and every year in early spring the local university hosts a gamers convention.  Organized by students and held on campus, if you’re brave enough to search for a parking spot you can enjoy 48 hours of gaming and geekery. Euro-games, roleplaying games, a LAN party, collectible card games. . . . .  and of course games and cards for sale and overpriced food in the basement. I’ve never been into roleplaying games, but there was a Vlad Taltos system that tempted me!

This years university gamer convention was last weekend, and I ran Ticket to Ride: Europe, which is my favorite kind of Euro-game: the kind where you can learn the rules in 60 seconds, the game takes less than 2 hours to play, and it isn’t going to fry your brain.  Even better, I got to introduce a buddy of mine to gaming. I pretty much dragged him kicking and screaming to my table and said “you’re going to play this!!  okay?”

and he had a good time, see?

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Time for some Friday fun, don’t you think?

I’ve removed most of the nouns, verbs, and adjectives from a short paragraph. Said paragraph happens to be the summary blurb of the next book I’ll be reviewing.

You mission, should you choose to accept it, is to fill in the nouns, verbs, and adjectives of your choice as directed in the numbered spots below BEFORE looking  at the paragraph after the jump.

Paste the paragraph into your favorite word processor, and put in the words you chose in each numbered spot, then paste your newly created (and hopefully hilarious) paragraph into the comments. Please forgive my crappy descriptions of perfectly normal grammatical forms. I haven’t taken a real English class in, umm, about 15 years. And I’m pretty sure I got a C.

1. verb, plural
2. occupation
3. adjective
4.adjective ending in “est”
5. noun
6. verb
7. criminal act
8. adjective
10. noun
11. verb
12. verb ending in “ing”
13. verb, plural
14. adjective
15. adjective
16. adjective
17. verb, past tense
18. noun, plural
19. noun plural
20. verb ending in “ing”

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This Venn Diagram might be 3 years old, but I STILL think it’s funny, damn it!

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to use the phrases “Righting that which was wronged” and “hoping their next jump would take them home” in conversation today.

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some of the books reviewed here were free ARCs supplied by publishers/authors/other groups. Some of the books here I got from the library. the rest I *gasp!* actually paid for. I'll do my best to let you know what's what.