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I think we are in for a big surprise soon.

I mean, the t-shirt.

I think we are in for a big surprise soon.

I mean, the t-shirt.

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While it may not be the only route one takes to become a writer, I noticed that it provides advantage that one cannot get otherwise.

Getting one is definitely in my Bucket List.

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Mini Review: Robert Galbraith’s The Cuckoo’s Calling and Silkworm
I woke up and realised that I have never written any review for Robert Galbraith books yet, so I decided to just give it a go in one shot.
When it comes to J. K. Rowling writing in any other genre than fantasy, I found that many people are having difficulty in believing it. Perhaps they are traumatised by the darkness that is Casual Vacancy (as if real life is any less traumatising), or perhaps they simply just do not want to gamble. Because when a writer is really good at one genre, we tend to have this fear that they may not do as well in other things. Just remember Agatha Christie doing Mary Westmacott.
In the case of Rowling, I think the concern is completely baseless. In fact, it should have been the other way around. If you have read Harry Potter, then you should know that she has always have a great potential for writing crime fiction.
Always the meticulous one, you know how great she was in utilising Chekov’s gun and red herrings. The detail that you tend to miss always turn out to be the deciding factor in how the story builds up to an end. She also has this thing with combining suspense and human emotions; how the relations between the two create an impact in form of a firework. Pretty and ‘awww’ to look at, but the noise is not very flattering.
Both Robert Galbraith books are a showcase of all these amazing things. It was like, you may have seen it in Harry Potter before, but this time you can really indulge in it.
The Cuckoo’s Calling is a good start. Cormoran Strike was born screaming, a fully formed figure inside your head with a full back story and a character. Even more interesting that he was a wounded war veteran and a difable. His assistant, Robin Ellacott, was more predictable though. A pretty blonde bombshell, I wish my brain had not been washed by the media so much into thinking that pretty girls were less valuable when it comes to thinking and doing action. I have accustomed to thinking that she would be more valuable if she had bushy hair and big teeth like Hermione did. I was wrong; pretty girls should be able to be protrayed as deep and interesting too. That is just one glimpse of Rowling’s penchant for feminism and equality. There would be more in the second book. 
Silkworm is where it all burst out. Almost literally. This is the time when Rowling went all out with the violence and gore, I actually felt like I was reading Thomas Harris. Yes, Hannibal Lecter kind of gory, and if you cannot stand that, then consider this a trigger warning. This is also the stage where the characters had developed; Strike had learnt to get over his ex, and he had finally grow a team. A proper set of supporting characters that the leading man can turn to in times of crisis. Robin too had finally get some certain skills attached to her beauty; her communication skills and her driving skills.
In the end, all I can say is that give this a try. I know it is hard to not compare the series to Harry Potter; I may have done it without realising. But this another set of long journeys that you might not want to miss.
The Cuckoo’s Calling: 4 out of 5
Silkworm: 4 out of 5 



 

Mini Review: Robert Galbraith’s The Cuckoo’s Calling and Silkworm

I woke up and realised that I have never written any review for Robert Galbraith books yet, so I decided to just give it a go in one shot.

When it comes to J. K. Rowling writing in any other genre than fantasy, I found that many people are having difficulty in believing it. Perhaps they are traumatised by the darkness that is Casual Vacancy (as if real life is any less traumatising), or perhaps they simply just do not want to gamble. Because when a writer is really good at one genre, we tend to have this fear that they may not do as well in other things. Just remember Agatha Christie doing Mary Westmacott.

In the case of Rowling, I think the concern is completely baseless. In fact, it should have been the other way around. If you have read Harry Potter, then you should know that she has always have a great potential for writing crime fiction.

Always the meticulous one, you know how great she was in utilising Chekov’s gun and red herrings. The detail that you tend to miss always turn out to be the deciding factor in how the story builds up to an end. She also has this thing with combining suspense and human emotions; how the relations between the two create an impact in form of a firework. Pretty and ‘awww’ to look at, but the noise is not very flattering.

Both Robert Galbraith books are a showcase of all these amazing things. It was like, you may have seen it in Harry Potter before, but this time you can really indulge in it.

The Cuckoo’s Calling is a good start. Cormoran Strike was born screaming, a fully formed figure inside your head with a full back story and a character. Even more interesting that he was a wounded war veteran and a difable. His assistant, Robin Ellacott, was more predictable though. A pretty blonde bombshell, I wish my brain had not been washed by the media so much into thinking that pretty girls were less valuable when it comes to thinking and doing action. I have accustomed to thinking that she would be more valuable if she had bushy hair and big teeth like Hermione did. I was wrong; pretty girls should be able to be protrayed as deep and interesting too. That is just one glimpse of Rowling’s penchant for feminism and equality. There would be more in the second book.

Silkworm is where it all burst out. Almost literally. This is the time when Rowling went all out with the violence and gore, I actually felt like I was reading Thomas Harris. Yes, Hannibal Lecter kind of gory, and if you cannot stand that, then consider this a trigger warning. This is also the stage where the characters had developed; Strike had learnt to get over his ex, and he had finally grow a team. A proper set of supporting characters that the leading man can turn to in times of crisis. Robin too had finally get some certain skills attached to her beauty; her communication skills and her driving skills.

In the end, all I can say is that give this a try. I know it is hard to not compare the series to Harry Potter; I may have done it without realising. But this another set of long journeys that you might not want to miss.

The Cuckoo’s Calling: 4 out of 5

Silkworm: 4 out of 5 

 

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"Minion, turn this thing on and get me on Skype. I wish to speak to my other servant."

"Minion, turn this thing on and get me on Skype. I wish to speak to my other servant."

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THIS ARTICLE IS THE LAW OKAY.

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Sceptical puppy is sceptic.

Sceptical puppy is sceptic.

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Only child.

Only child.

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marvelentertainment:

Marvel’s enlisting its biggest super heroes to bring added awareness of the problems of bullying. This October, Marvel will join forces with STOMP Out Bullying™, the leading national bullying and cyberbullying prevention organization for kids and teens in the U.S., to launch a special variant cover program to commemorate National Bullying Prevention Month and support STOMP’s relentless efforts to stop this growing epidemic.

Throughout the month of October, the world’s most popular super heroes – Captain America, the Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy and more – will be featured on all-new variant covers to spotlight both National Bullying Prevention Month and STOMP’s Blue Shirt Day® World Day of Bullying Prevention. The variant issues will be available exclusively at comic shops.

The following comic books, on-sale in October, will feature special STOMP Out Bullying variant covers: 

  • ROCKET RACCOON #4
  • GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #20
  • AVENGERS#36
  • INHUMAN#7
  • HULK #7
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA #25
  • LEGENDARY STAR-LORD #4

More: http://bit.ly/1qr1Ub0

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Today

I learned about how hating yourself affects the people who care about you the most.

The result is breath-taking.

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Smile, sir. 

Smile, sloth.

Smile, sir.

Smile, sloth.

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Hailing an Ojek

Hailing an ojek is very much like a lost wizard calling for a Knight Bus.

You lift your wand-holding hand up and the Bus is going to pop out, knocking you over if you’re not careful.

You lift your index finger up in the air and hey ho here comes the ojek man speeding in front of you, his sight is eager for money and adventure …

"Kemana, Mbak?"

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Internal Bleeding

I watch my wounds and see how it bleed

A trace of endurance; story of pain

Ways in which my existence

Is long gone

Of its own purity

A scratch of stinging sensation

Whenever I peek open a Band-Aid

(31/8/14)

Internal Bleeding

I watch my wounds and see how it bleed

A trace of endurance; story of pain

Ways in which my existence

Is long gone

Of its own purity

A scratch of stinging sensation

Whenever I peek open a Band-Aid

(31/8/14)