Monthly Archives: February 2014

Skulduggery Pleasant: Read It!

So hi,

Just want to put in a plug for the Great Skulduggery Pleasant series, which is this series about magic, monsters, psychopaths, and very weird jokes. It follows this reanimated skeleton (the title character), and his partner, Valkyrie, solving crimes and kicking people in the face. It’s hilarious, addicting, bloody, violent, and written by a horrible maniac who has absolutely perverted his gift of making likable characters by then doing the most horrible things to them imaginable. Sound like your cup of tea? Read! Now! I promise you won’t be disappointed.

There are 8 books out at the moment (I’ve only read 7, because 8 isn’t out in the US yet), 1 sort of sidetracking novella (but if you try to read it before the first 5, you will die of spoilers about what happens to this lovable character who you’ve met beforehand, which is horrific-curse you, Derek Landy-so avoid it like the plague until book 6), and one novella you can read at any time and you’ll be fine. Just type it into a search engine.

That’s it for now, guys. So long!

5 Random Facts About Gambit

Howdy,

So this is my site, if you want to know about it, get to the So What Is This Anyway? page. In the meantime, I’m going to start with a bunch of random stuff you may not know about my pretty much favorite X-man, Gambit. These are in no particular order, but the best is saved for last, so here goes! (NOTE: Gambit fans, you probably know most of these, but take a glimpse at the last one anyway!)

1. His powers were originally much stranger

As you should know, Gambit’s power set is he charges objects with his hands, they turn pink, and then go boom. Also, he is excellent at throwing playing cards, which he keeps in his pockets. However (wanted to put an image, but can’t find one), he used to charge objects by firing green lasers at them out of his eyes, after which they would-yes-go boom. Gambit tended also, to throw these weird metal spikes, which he had up his sleeves. Unsurprisingly, they changed this pretty quickly.

2. He used to work for the government-THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT!

If you’ve followed his recent series, you know this. Gambit was blackmailed into stealing-get this- Excalibur from the British authorities. Yes, the Excalibur. I know. He got out of this, natch, but not before finding himself indebted to the great character and British spy, Peter Wisdom. Wisdom later had him steal back an ancient grimoire, which led to him being knighted by fairies. (British magic is @#$%ing strange, folks.) So yeah, Gambit was a British spy for a while. Aaand a kinght. In both England and Fairyland. Though he was impersonating somebody else when he was knighted in regular England (which was during this story, so I can’t make that a separate thing)… You know what, I’m going to the next one.

3. He’s the king of all thieves everywhere

Now we all know (I hope) that Gambit’s a thief, and that he was brought up in the Thieves’ Guild, but he took charge very recently, so I’m allowed to include it. He beat out some excellent competition for the throne, including a clairvoyant and a technomancer (name should say it all), but the job has some perks. Like getting to go to a Mediterranean island that nobody’s ever seen except the Guild. Cool, right?

4. He once had a girlfriend made out of green mist

I can’t say too much about this that I haven’t said already. He met a green… mist… woman in Antarctica, she attached herself to him, she fell in love with him, and he killed her by accident. You can interpret this however you want here, folks.

And now, the moment you’ve all been waiting for… !

5. HE ONCE STOLE THE BATMOBILE!

Yeah. During the infamous Marvel/DC crossover in which Wolverine beat Lobo and Aquaman beat Namor, neither of which would happen in a halfway decent comic, Gambit (and Wolverine) stole the #$%^ing Batmobile. SEE FOR YOURSELF:

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HOW COOL IS THAT?!

That’s all for now, guys, so see you later!