September 19th, 2005


media feast

It has recently occurred to me how many movies that I am looking forward to seeing are coming out between now and the end of the year. "Serenity" (the "Firefly" movie, continuing a TV series that died before its time), Harry Potter 4 (follow for a link to a trailer that gave me the shivers, in a good way; thanks, peachespig!), the new Wallace and Gromit film, "Rent", "The Producers", "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" (although that one also makes me nervous, because if they ruin it I shall be very upset), the new Ang Lee film... the list goes on.

Plus two hotly anticipated books are coming soon as well. First up is "A Breath of Snow and Ashes", the next Outlander book, which is out the week after next. Under other circumstances I would be on pins and needles waiting for it, but the anticipation has been usurped in my mind. Because about a month later, The Book shall appear. After two years of postponements, "A Feast for Crows", the fourth book in George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" series, will be out on November 8th. How obsessed am I with this series? The book is being published two weeks earlier in the UK, and I am half considering ordering it from Amazon UK, even though it will likely cost more and shipping will take longer, just so I can get my hands on it a few days earlier.

This is not to mention the BNL album currently being recorded. And then there's "Kingdom Hearts II", which is, in theory, coming out in December, although I'm not holding my breath on that one since there's no official word yet. Yes, I admit it: I loved the first game. All right, it was a piece of fluff. But it was fun, well-executed fluff, and I am very much looking forward to more.

So yes, a busy fall. Especially compared to recent years: I think I literally went six months without seeing a movie at one point last year. An embarrassment of riches! Or a wealth of disappointment, depending; but in this case I prefer optimism. With all these options, at least some of them have to come out well. Right?