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Sunday, June 28, 2009

Recs, Plz.

Today is Sunday. I have nothing to blog. :-) I hate when this happens.

But well, I'm getting a few days off work apparently, so I'm going to be bored off my ass. So if you could recommend me some books/movies/games that you really like and just make you feel GOOD when you read, watch, play, and tell me why, that'd be great!


  • At June 28, 2009 1:19 PM, Blogger SallyP said…

    Well, there's always Galaxy Rangers.

  • At June 28, 2009 2:20 PM, Blogger James Ashelford said…

    Feel good in TV or book form: Bernard Cornwell's Sharpe series.
    Its about a common man from the ranks being promoted to an officer in the Duke of Wellington's army.

    Its just satisfying: you've got a rugged hero beating people up, his sidekick Harper who beats people up (and beats Sharpe up, quite often) and since Sharpe's up from the ranks he gets to satisfyingly own upper class twits at least once an episode.

    There's a seriously hissable French villain called Ducos and an insane sergeant called Hakeswell who hates Sharpe and constantly talks to his mother, who he thinks lives inside his hat. He also rides a donkey and carries a spear for no real reason.

    And if you like it wierd, the episode Sharpe's Gold is about the descendants of ancient Aztec warriors living in the mountains of Portugal.

    Good adventure fun featuring Sean Bean invading Spain and France.

  • At June 28, 2009 3:28 PM, Blogger Greg Sanders said…

    Games wise, if I just want to feel good I tend to play Katamari Damacy or the sequel We Love Katamari. This assumes you have a PS2, although they're comparatively cheap these days.

  • At June 28, 2009 4:29 PM, Anonymous kiragecko said…

    A good series of books are the Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes books. I actually like them better then the original material. Suspense, intelligent (sadly, usually feminist) women, mystery, rounded, real characters. Just a treat. Historical fiction that doesn't spend all of it's attention on dresses and balls.

  • At June 28, 2009 8:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    LEGO Batman.

    Do I even need to say why? You can play as Huntress. Or Azrael, if you're weird.

  • At June 29, 2009 6:04 AM, Blogger James Ashelford said…

    Or Lego Star Wars, much fun. Most cathartic levels: playing the Ewok-infested bits of Return of the Jedi with the Emperor: force-lightningy fun.

    I'm a sick man...

  • At June 29, 2009 7:22 AM, Blogger K. D. Bryan said…

    I'd recommend Leverage by John "Blue Beetle" Rogers, if you haven't seen it already. I've only seen the majority of the first season but it's all about a group of former thieves organizing to stick it to the man. Each episode is full of jerks getting comeuppance in clever ways. And it's very funny! Also, if you're a fan of Angel, the guy who played Lindsey is in it and has a lot of fun being the badass of the group.

    I also presume you've also already read The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy books, most of which always cheer me up whenever I'm in a bad mood. Failing that, I recommend Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. A fun, cheerful romp about the apocalypse that always makes me smile.


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