April 21, 2024

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Podcast Reaction: WTF Edition

I'm kinda confused right now.

This week on the podcast, the Geeks talked books.  I like books.  Books are cool except for bad books.

But there were a lot of things on the show I didn’t quite get.  And I don’t mean when Watson called me out to do research for him.  I’m not Watson’s personal stats guy.  No, I just didn’t get some of the things they talked about this week.

Watson’s ideal confused person.

OK, so, aside from liking books by Neil Gaiman (except the writing) and Alex Ross (except the art), there were a few moments where I did a double-take in the privacy of my own home to the confusion of my cat.

For one, OK, Jenny chooses Six of Crows partially to troll Ryan and Watson.  Fair enough, I suppose.  But, uh, what about the rest of us?  I read it too.  Waaaaaayyyyy back in March.  Right now, I don’t remember too much about it.  I reread my review, and all it reminded me was I didn’t like all the throbbing hormones and teenagers who were apparently better at their jobs than more experienced adults.  Not my thing.  Hard pass on the next one, thank you very much.

But was Jenny also trolling me?  And poor Jimmy?

Pictured: Poor Jimmy.

But then Watson says he finished the book because he always finishes books friends recommend set in magical cities.  And I can’t help but think I have something to say there…

…but I can’t quite figure out what.

Anyway, I will add now that they discussed the book on the show…I got nothin’ else to add.  It wasn’t the most memorable of books.

On the other end, we have Jenny finally reading a DC book.  I can use this at-best half-assed thing again!

I can see Jenny’s point, too.  The artwork is pretty busy in places.  Most of it is eye candy for longtime DC fans.  There is an urge to try and recognize every character there when I read the book.  As for the Eternals, I can think of a few reasons why they weren’t fighting a certain Mad Titan.  Notably, no one knew they existed to tell them where to go.  It’s like why the sorcerers didn’t help in Wakanda:  the only folks who knew there even were such people were all on Titan or building Stormbreaker.  What?  People just appear places for no reason?

Oh, and for the record, I totally would have aced Watson’s trivia game.  I have no way to prove it, but I would have.  So maybe now someone else can be confused.