February 24th, 2014


Lucifer: Manions of the Silence

Lucifer, Vol. 6: Mansions of the SilenceLucifer, Vol. 6: Mansions of the Silence by Mike Carey

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Ever wonder where eternal creatures like angels and demons go when they get “killed”? I have! According to Mike Carey’s LUCIFER comics, they go to a place called Mansions of the Silence. And in this, the sixth volume of the collected series, Lucifer and several of the supporting characters from the series so far take a trip to the Mansions of Silence to rescue the spirits of Elaine and Mona. One of the things I’m really enjoying about LUCIFER is how minor characters from earlier arcs will often reappear and take on more important roles later. Carey continues to elicit empathy from the reader for these characters. too, which is no small feat when most of them are demons.

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The Birthday Haul

On Friday, I turned 45 39 for the seventh time. I had a great birthday weekend seeing friends and family, despite succumbing to an annoying head cold Saturday morning. Because birthdays are awesome and birthday presents are even, um, awesomer, I wanted to share with you some of the gifts I got:

tentacle A tentacle finger puppet. Because nothing says “come here” like a beckoning tentacle!

rampage A board game where you play giant monsters leveling a city. Whoever destroys the most buildings and eats the most people wins. This was practically made for me!

pre-shave oilshaving creamafter shave balm Some lovely, high end shaving products from the Art of Shaving.

And some e-books:

Devil You Know

is everyone hanging out


poe's children

Various bottles of wine were received, too, as well as a veritable treasure trove of Amazon gift certificates. I’ll let you know what I wind up buying with them. (The gift certificates, not the wine. The wine will only buy me happiness.)

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