Made gluten free apple pie today, using WholeFoods premade pie crust. The top crust mostly fell apart upon baking, but it tasted great, so I count it as a win. I shall have to ask krchicken how she got the top to stay together when she did it.

Also watched the first ep of Legend of the Seeker, which I had only even vaguely heard of. Navarre and I snarked it throughout, but did watch the entire two hour thing on Hulu. Does it get any better? Is it worth continuing to watch? Seems to have a lot of standard tropes which are fun, but it's not really using them all that well. On the other hand, I support even semi-decent fantasy making it to tv, so I'm willing to keep watching. (And, no, I never did read the Goodkind books it's based on - should I?)

I felt sick yesterday, I am feeling much better today. And now it's time for bed, and yet again the weekend passes too quickly.

From: [identity profile] garlikmongere.livejournal.com


I don't know anything about Legend of the Seeker, but someone mentioned it with some pics on corsetmakers and the costumes/corsets are supposed to be pretty good throughout. There's a leather corset, in episode 8(?), which looked pretty interesting along with a bunch of other nice corsets. I guess if its on Hulu I should check out the costumes at some point when I have time.

I only read the first couple of the books, and I thought they were okay, but I was told that the series deteriorates into ... whining and something. So I never bothered to read anymore of it; the first two or three books weren't good enough for me to find out for myself.

From: [identity profile] donaithnen.livejournal.com


the "and something" was probably something like "a preachy tract on the greatness of Ayn Rand"

I thought the first book was pretty good, But luckily(?) i got tired of the expansion pack nature of the universe and quit before i had the chance to encounter the Objectivist diatribes.

From: [identity profile] garlikmongere.livejournal.com


I thought the 'and something' might have been that the plot of the books became repetitive (how many ways to screw the main character or something), but I don't really remember for sure.

From: [identity profile] rayhawk.livejournal.com


We ended up watching some of these at my job in L.A.... watch episode #4 and wait for the "shocking discovery about his past" at the end of the episode. It'll tell you everything you need to know about the quality of this show.

From: [identity profile] coderanger.livejournal.com


I got as far as ~episode 5, and it really doesn't. It is amusing to see some scenes from the book translated to a show, but too much was changed and it lost pretty much all the deeper elements.

From: [identity profile] retch.livejournal.com


is this different than the movie a couple years ago that was about a Seeker?

From: [identity profile] jackshandy.livejournal.com


Yes, the movie was based on Susan Cooper's Rising of the Dark (and from everything I've heard, it was a horrible bastardization of a great children's book).

This miniseries was based on the Terry Goodkind's Sword of Endless Sequels, I mean, Sword of Truth books.
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