ow ow ow … the worst thing about midday migraines is finding a dark enough room to recuperate in. I hope you have a good sleep mask? xoxo
Oh, that is THE BEST! He must trust you and love SO MUCH to be able to do that! xoxo
Yeah, that was a good one! Duvall and Caine were great together! :D
Love her little thumbs up and the way she goes after the curtains for him. Not exactly what Elvis had in mind, but I give her props for her enthusiasm. :)
I like that Ora Zella calls both Puck and Elvis ‘papa’, but I can only think of Lupin as an ‘uncle’. I can’t see him disciplining her so much as being her conspirator in chaos, like a beloved uncle would do.
Grumpy Papa? snicker I think Dandelion Papa would work, too!
Finely crafted ales? I’m not so sure about that … Even if you could brew something tasty, it would be difficult to store in such a way that it last more than a week or two at best. From what I remember about my reading on the history of beer, ales tended to go sour, and not in a good way. I mean, I suppose it’s possible for a brewer in the fantasy world to use magic, but I think the average brew made in those primitive conditions probably won’t yield anything comparable to modern day ales, not in clarity or effervescence anyway.
Btw, this particular fantasy world doesn’t have any wine, or any distilleries. I think the closest thing this realm has in the way of hard liquor is some gut-burning concoctions made by the dwarfs. The protagonist gets tricked into drinking some and then, for payback, gives his dwarf friend a shot of 96 proof vodka …
LOL! Yeah, that’s a heck of a way to start a story. It’s interesting at first, but the genre tropes can get stale real quick. But what I pulled me into CCiAWwMAS was its sense of humor. I’m not to familiar with RPG, but the author added some interesting dungeon monsters to the pantheon. There was mega-croc called Gustav, which rang some bells in my head, and after a quick google search, found a wiki page an infamous man-eating Nile crocodile named Gustave. (Delightful!) But my favorite so far was the desert dwelling Tyrant Scarab, which turned out to be an GINORMOUS dung beetle. And, yes, this monster was pushing around a massive ball of … well, you know. After the familiars destroyed the scarab/dung ball, and caused a spectacular explosion of ‘dirty fireworks’, the hero very primly declined to collected the dropped items from the flaming poop wreckage. I couldn’t help laughing at that. XD
The isekai genre itself doesn’t interest me much, but I do like this particular story line. :)
It started off as a light novel series, and then it became a manga, and now it’s an anime. (I liked the animated series, and then backtracked to the source material.) I have to say, the writing is not exemplary — the narrative could’ve benefited from some heavy editing — but the concept is fresh and fun, and there are some hilariously off-kilter moments. Like, when the gods and goddesses foist their blessings upon Mukohda in exchange for modern day sweets, skin lotion, and whiskey; those moments really remind me of Terry Pratchett.
But the novels have a lot of weaknesses, too, the biggest being the expositions on cooking, which can be quite detailed. I actually enjoyed those bits since I like to cook, and I like cookbooks, but I can see how this would bore other readers to tears.