August 12, 2003

Tonight: Lovely and Amazing. Don't bother. No, not even if you love Catherine Keener.

I got sparkly teal eyeshadow free with my purchase of Bedhead Control Freak Serum. Truly terrifying. I'm donating it to the cousin I am visiting, who coaches synchronized swimming for one of the local universities. "We need really *garish* makeup, and that would be *perfect*!" she said to me cheerfully. I couldn't decide whether Ethan Rayne would be more appalled by the idea of synchro or overcome with the urge to steal the makeup for himself. It's sad sometimes, not being able to share these thoughts with the people you happen to be with at the moment.

The used bookstores in Ann Arbor are different from East Coast used bookstores. They collect more flotsam and jetsam, and the f. & j. get picked over a lot less quickly for newly-trendy items. I can still pick up half-a-dozen Rex Stout mysteries on every A^2 visit--good luck finding them in Cambridge! I also paid a dollar for a copy of Last Son of Krypton (the novel). I wasn't going to, but then I was flipping through and found this sentence: "Even naked and imprisoned, Luthor was not to be dominated." Naked! Imprisoned! Being-attempted-to-be-dominated! Lex! Who could say no?

Posted by Sarah T. at August 12, 2003 01:17 AM | TrackBack
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*sigh* I greatly miss the Ann Arbor used book stores. The ones I've looked at here in LA so far haven't impressed me much. Nothing like Dawn Treader or David's :(

Why are you in Ann Arbor, if I may ask?

Posted by: T'rel at August 12, 2003 05:29 PM

Let's try that again...

Visiting my cousin. David's has moved, btw, but the customer "service" is just as surly as ever.

Posted by: Sarah T. at August 12, 2003 05:53 PM

Spoilers for "Last Son Of Krypton," if you haven't finished reading it yet:
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The Luthor from "Last Son Of Krypton" (and its sequel, "Miracle Monday") is by far the least evil version I've run across (for older versions, anyway. Obviously the young Lex Luthor from the Superboy comics and Lex from "Smallville" are in a different category). He's more like the Trickster from Native American mythology than the hardened criminal from the DC comics and the TV shows. IIRC, Maggin made a point of saying that Superman knew that Luthor had never taken an innocent human life, and that he was willing--if profoundly saddened--to accept the burden of having all of Lex's hate directed at him rather than the rest of the world. I'm pretty sure that Lex and Clark aren't going to get off that lightly in the Smallville timeline.

Posted by: M. Scott Eiland at August 14, 2003 03:33 AM
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