What If…?: Season 2 – ★★★½

What If…?: Season 2

Not quite as good as Season 1 and didn’t quite stick the landing after the great Kahorri and the 1602 episodes, but still a fun mix of stories with some good through lines. Looking forward to Marvel pulling Kahorri into some other MCU stories/movies.

Rating: 3.5 stars

Jesus Christ Superstar – ★★★★

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Four extra stars just for King Herod’s Song being the absolute funniest thing me and the kids have seen in months. They were so baffled and delighted for much of this musical but that song sent them over the edge and onto the floor laughing.

Rating: 4 stars

In Real Life – ★★★

In Real Life
by Cory Doctorow & Jen Wang

Good art and message but definitely aimed at a younger audience. The in game stuff and parts about labor movements and about not making assumptions about people in other situations/cultures was solid despite its shallowness but the IRL parts of Anda’s life were the weakest.

Rating: 3 stars

The Great American Novels

The Atlantic published a list of The Great American Novels from the last 100 years and I’m eager to see if I can try to make my way through it. I have read very few of these and barely heard of even the ones from the last five years so will be nice challenge and education.

Still Life With Crows – ★★★

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by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child

So do the plot of these ever stop hinging on the world’s most moronic cops doing moronic things for moronic reasons to try to thwart Pendergast because they’re morons?

Rating: 3 stars

Aladdin for Super Nintendo

Played through SNES Aladdin for first time today on my Anbernic. Started it many times but not sure I’d ever gotten past Stage 1 before.

How did anyone ever beat this before save states? Thank goodness for GarlicOS’s ability to save/load states without even pausing.

Great looking game, just ok everything else. Still fun to get all the way through finally.