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This is going to be short because I'm tired, ever so tiiiiiiiiiiiiiired.

Went to Target yesterday in search of Halloween. I've been hearing how many a Target is fully stocked with their Halloween goodness but ours had a very picked over dollar spot (one lady had her cart parked in front of one section and her second kid throwing shit in another part of it), most of the candy out, a good chunk of the costumes being put out, and a small amount of decor. Sigh. I considered some lights and a wall art sticker thing before deciding I didn't really want any of it so I put it all back. Also, those unicorn/fox/whatever else costume heads are terribly disturbing. The black cat is kind of cute but the unicorn is nightmare fuel.

I didn't realize Target had remodeled so my usual spots have moved and I am displeased. Plus we went later than I like to go when all the homeschool moms have descended with their kids and it's basically Hell On Earth.

Came home and finished reading The Wicked Heart and I'm not sure I have the words. I know damn well I've read the book. Or at least the first half because everything was familiar right up until we hit the power of the Nazis and my brain just screeched to a halt and went, "wait, wtf?" No memory of anything after that... except for the ear chewing. That I remember, so I must've actually read the whole thing at some point but my brain must've dumped the majority of the second half of the book. I really don't know what to make of it. I'm not sure we need to ascribe the atrocities of Nazis to basically demonic evil and not just terrible, terrible human beings, even in fiction that's now kind of awesomely dated in parts. (I see you 'electronic mail.') At the same time, that's kind of Pike's thing. Why have humanity being awful enough when you can get some powerful spirt from ~beyond~ to be behind it all. The reverse Scooby Doo effect, I suppose.

Mostly I'm left remembering the time I was cornered at work by the guy on his bike (brought the bike into the store) who would not shut up about Nazis and the atrocities committed by various people... including Himmler. At first he seemed to just be doing that "here, have some trivia" thing and then it just got very weird. Like... he didn't seem to be in favor of them but he also didn't seem to be properly appalled either. But then again, he also seemed to believe that when people accuse Russia of helping to rig the election that these people mean a bunch of Russians went and forced people to vote for Trump. I... sigh. So now when I see this guy, I turn and walk away or have a game plan of escape.

AG wise, because I'm too lazy to do two posts: new stuff is showing up at Kohl's. New Wellie PJs and a dress as well some Truly Me shtuff. Costco's got an exclusive set but the reviews have been mixed at best and I gather TRU has some new stuff too, if you've got a store nearby that's doing AG goodies.

And now I sleep.

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Date: 2017-09-20 05:48 pm (UTC)
venivididolli: (MH Rochelle sigh)
From: [personal profile] venivididolli
The thing that got me about Wicked Heart was that it's ambiguous if the girl got the wicked from the blood splattered on her. I thought it was established that it came down the bloodline, so I was confused that it was suddenly being hinted that she had it now, when all she did was get blood sprayed on her. At least, that was how I read it. I may have gotten something wrong in there.

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Date: 2017-09-20 10:50 pm (UTC)
venivididolli: (Gorjuss Black Star)
From: [personal profile] venivididolli
I don't believe there's a sequel, although I don't know about the teasing part. I haven't looked at his lists of books in ages, since I'm pretty tired of him right now! Ha.

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