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text 2017-03-19 21:19
Reading progress update: I've read 362 out of 536 pages.
The Name of the Rose - Umberto Eco

"This?" I asked, showing him a work whose pages were covered with abstruse letters. And William said, "No, that's Arabic, idiot! Bacon was right: the scholar's first duty is to learn languages!"

 

"But you don't know Arabic, either!" I replied, irked, to which William answered, "At least I understand when it is Arabic!" And I blushed, because I could hear Benno snickering behind my back.

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text 2017-03-19 17:32
Reading progress update: I've read 347 out of 536 pages.
The Name of the Rose - Umberto Eco

And now they're just name-calling:

"Is it my fault if Louis reads my writings? Surely he cannot read yours, you illiterate!"

"I? Illiterate? Was your Francis a literate, he who spoke with geese?"

"You blaspheme!"

"You're the blasphemer; you know the keg ritual!"

"I have never seen such a things, and you know it!"

"Yes, you did, you and your little friars, when you slipped into the bed of Clare of Montefalco!"

"May God strike you! I was inquisitor at that time, and Clare had already died in the odor of sanctity!"

And so on...

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text 2017-03-19 17:19
Reading progress update: I've read 345 out of 536 pages.
The Name of the Rose - Umberto Eco

"Alborea, his face purple, observed that this monk Jerome had been in Greece perhaps fifteen years, whereas he had been there since his boyhood. Jerome replied that the Dominican Alborea might perhaps have been in Greece, but living a sybaritic life in fine bishops' palaces, whereas he, a Franciscan, had been there not fifteen years, but twenty-two, and had preached before the Emperor in Constantinople. Then Alborea, running short on arguments, started to cross the space that separated him from the Minorites, indicating in a loud voice and with words I dare not repeat his firm intention to pull off the beard of the Bishop of Kaffa, whose masculinity he called into question, and whom he planned to punish, by the logic of an eye for an eye, shoving that beard in a certain place."

 

Such a ludicrous image. Learned men indeed!

 

And then there's a brawl.

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review 2017-03-19 02:14
Nope, did not work for me.
Thunderbolts (2012-2014) #7 - Daniel Way,Phil Noto,Guru eFX

It wasn't the most horrible thing I've read, but the team didn't gel or work for me at all, and while I was titillated enough by this cover - really, Punisher and Elektra?   How does that work, Marvel? - the truth is that the cover promises more than this comic delivered. 

 

But, seriously, how gorgeous is that cover?   I actually like that they're trying for a Deadpool/Elektra/Punisher triangle, too.   Because, seriously, it's like they're trying to fit the most complexes possible into a love triangle there.   

 

It was funny for a minute and then scary.  

 

Still, the main problem I have with Frank/Elektra is that there's no chemistry.   They're both efficient, obsessed living weapons, so any chemistry would feel forced.   And Castle in a relationship just makes me feel... gross.   Like his character is being violated because it's being written so wrong kind of gross?   

 

Yeah, The Punisher does not belong in a relationship at all.   

 

Oh, right, also there was a power struggle and Gamma Bombs.   None of that made up for this weirdness or the whole intellectually castrated Leader issue?   This whole damn thing felt like Marvel going 'let's take everything that works and make it different for no good reason!'   And then they got really excited about that idea. 

 

So, none of this worked for me.   Still, the art was good: not the most amazing I've seen, nothing overly unique about it, and more of a typical comic book style art feel.   Still, it was good enough to save a star or so.   The other thins is the author obviously did everything they could.   Deadpool was Deadpool-y and so on with all the other characters.   This just didn't work as a concept.   

 

I may read a couple others because I hear Punisher and Elektra fight and I want to see that.   Also, I want to see if Wade tries to jump in when Elektra is frown-y facing at Frank - because that's just when Wade would do something that he considers wooing.    But I'm not going to track down all this series, not even on MU!

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text 2017-03-18 04:14
Reading progress update: I've read 210 out of 536 pages.
The Name of the Rose - Umberto Eco

"William made an ejaculation in his own language that I didn't understand, nor did the abbot understand it, and perhaps it was best for us both, because the word William uttered had an obscene hissing sound."

You know, for the most part, this novel doesn't feel translated. 

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