In honor of IRON AND MAGIC, coming out on 06/26, plug-plug-plug, we have resurrected the Kate Daniels Faction Quiz. Find your place in the volatile world of Kate Daniels. Tell us what you get in the comments.
Was researching something and stumbled onto this video.
The cuteness. The cuteness!
One of my favorite movies is Hot Fuzz, where a hotshot detective from London is transferred to a quaint English village, because he is trying too hard. It turns out that the village is a hot mess of criminal activity and villagers start dropping like flies. I love the movie, which is utterly hilarious, but I never realized just exactly what it’s poking fun at until a friend mentioned Midsomer Murders to me.
Midsomer Murders is a British TV series set in a quaint conglomeration of English villages in a beautiful countryside, with Causton being a kind of administrative center. In Causton works Detective Chief Inspector Barnaby, who is assisted by a variety of Detective Sergeants, one a time, over the course of the series. DCI Tom Barnaby is never so excited as when there is murder afoot, which his wife Joyce and adult daughter Cully have learned to tolerate. In every episode, there is a murder, usually followed by more murders, so many, in fact, that I am wondering how this village hasn’t gotten depopulated by now. It goes like this.
The show is well written and based on a series of books by Caroline Graham. Somehow it manages to be lightly humorous and so charming, despite the horrible murdering left and right. It’s like comfort murder? Not sure what it says about us, but Gordon and I really enjoy it. We are watching it through Amazon on Acorn TV, but it’s also available on Netflix, iTunes (paid per episode) and so on. There are 19 seasons and episodes are an hour and a half long, so in our house it’s the pre-go to bed TV.
Another hilarious thing – there are a lot of actors who got their start on Midsomer. For example, this fresh-faced gentleman with Patric Swayze haircut and an earring.
So if you haven’t watched this before, Gordon and I definitely recommend it.
What happens when an email from the publicist catches us, while I’m at the office, and Gordon is at the main house.
Gordon: I’m relieved and grateful, to be honest. If it pleases your majesty, let the sin be upon my head. 🙂
Me: Will you stop ending every communication with the sin on your head? Please. Or I will address you as mighty Laird and inquire about your battles with filthy English.
Gordon: Indeed Mistress,
As in all things, your slightest whim becomes my law.
It shall be as you say.
Me: I am coming over to the main house to discuss this. Prepare thyself. Also this is going on the blog.
Gordon: I shall prepare the hearth and the hunds,
they are both warmed by your arrival.
Yesterday we finalized our choices of models for Blood and Magic.
Today we are editing.
Nothing is happening. We are just editing. And editing. And editing.
Been playing Subnautica, but I have already put so much into it, it’s a bit of a slog. It’s mighty pretty though.
Also I build a huge base and now I deeply regret it. It’s too big and all I’m doing is running back and forth inside it. I’m tempted to either take the base apart and start over or start a new game.
We are watching The Orville and it is awesome.
That’s it. Not a super eventful few days. 🙂