Saturday, December 18, 23:06 CST
Ahh, Saturday. It's cold and windy and generally unpleasant outside. Everything's covered in a thick layer of frost from the fog last night. If there were more snow on the ground, it'd probably be drifting...

I read The Golden Compass a couple of weeks ago. It's classified as Young Adult Fantasy, though I'm not sure why the Young Adult, and it's anything but Standard Fantasy. It takes place in an alternate world where physics, theology, and magic overlap in interesting ways. Starts off in England, in a time that feels like the early 1900's, but, well, different. The story is peopled by Oxford scholars and Gyptians and Witches and intelligent armored bears. The humans are accompanied by Daemons, sort of like manifestations of their souls that take the form of animals...

It's the first in a trilogy(?) called His Dark Materials, and I see book two, The Subtle Knife, is out.

I watched Wild Wild West the other night. It sucked. A lot. (One groan-worthy visual pun aside.)

I should probably go put a log on the fire in the house. Assuming it's not out already.

* Brennen wanders off...