Sep. 3rd, 2017

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Today I read The Ogre Downstairs, a Jones book I didn't have in my collection, and now I remember why.

It is about how five children deal when their parents get married. The new stepfather scares them, so they call him the Ogre. Some magic stuff happens which is all a bit adventure, but every incident annoys the Ogre and then there's hitting. Until there is a big argument and his wife leaves in the middle of the night, without telling the kids, who she leaves behind. Even though the argument was about him hitting them. Read more... )
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That was ridiculous.
And not in a way I personally can roll with and find funny.
Humans doing those jobs do not work like that, so the whole thing is just... no.

The Heywood strands of the story are obviously emotionally affecting, but any noble sacrifice that could be fixed with a basic safety precaution like seatbelt or safety line is on I can't feel the way the writers meant me to.

Also, whoever wrote this understands physics even less than comic books usually do. Including comic book physics.

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Episode was made of interesting parts that just didn't grab me.

... I like Legends of Tomorrow, but I'm thinking I increasingly like it as a lego kit.

... not least because I know which parts I'm not going to like at all...
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This whole celebrity history thing is not my speed. This week they explain that Tolkien was secretly mostly quoting? There's a lot about the whole setup that didn't work for me.

On the other hand: Mick and Len.
Finally, more or less actual Len.
... the more or less being the frustrating part.

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