Fortune’s Fool by Mercedes Lackey
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
It’s cute, fantasy-romance fluff.
I like the way the author combines folk and fairy tales together in her fantasy world, and how there’s always a twist on the familiar stories.
I noticed a few typos which always bothers me in non-indie printed format. There’s no real excuse for that.
I’m weird about my fantasy. I have some friends who absolutely love the heavy epic type of fantasy, and I just cannot do that. I am always weary of the author spending too much time on world-building and descriptions that he/she slacks on the character-building and plot.
Another thing that will kill a book quickly for me is when the author has taken themselves too seriously and expects too much suspended disbelief out of the reader. For example: You keep having the old “deus ex machina” pop up and don’t even acknowledge the cop out trope with a joke or something, and we’re gone have a problem, specifically a book-tossing problem.
I guess that’s what I like about this series. She doesn’t get too serious. For what it is, it’s good.
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My handwritten html for the Webmaking 101 challenge (right here):
Is my handwriting awesomely bad or what?
Pay no mind to the fact that I forgot to leave a line open between the closing paragraph tag and the closing body tag, okay?
It took me 4 tries to get it all straight in my memory and by that time my hand was cramping, so I decided, “Screw it!”
I will be attempting the Webmaking 101 Challenges (https://p2pu.org/en/groups/webmaking-101-introduce-yourself/content/write-a-magnificent-blog-post/) because I want to increase/refresh/update my HTML and CSS knowledge.
Interesting facts about yours truly:
1. I love horror movies and books but I can’t play horror games, because I get too into it and then become absolutely terrified and have to either not-sleep in my bed or not-sleep at the foot of someone else’s. I won’t even be able to go the bathroom by myself.
2. I just started learning how to code very recently.
3. I have memorized several poems for no other reason than that I like them, but I can’t usually recall them at will. They just randomly pop into my head.
4. I have anxiety and thus – massive stage fright, but it doesn’t really kick in until after I am off stage. The shakes I get afterwards are crazy. Even so, I had a role as the lead of the children’s chorus (plus an extra in other dancing scenes) in the play “Evita” at the community theater.
There ya go; that’s all I’ve got.
there’s a crack
in the ceiling;
go floating u
a new existence.
painting sadder scenes
a different mural.
you are not
and there’s a
in the ceiling.
I love too carefully,
want to wear your warmth
that settles shaking
How do your hands know
when I’m lonely?
I touch you like
your eyes, a fragile sky
to float into;
to steady earth,
dig stubborn toes in dirt –
to collect comfort,
hoard it for future
reach for reasons,
like: you won’t always
You don’t even notice,
That I’m planning
the escape route.