It took me two runs and far too many hours in Destiny 2's version of King's Fall over the last three days, but it was worth it because I got the Touch of Malice. All I need now is the catalyst.
I knew it was all going to come crashing down at some point.
Netflix dropped the last episode for The Sandman at midnight. It's a two, part episode, the first being the one off, "A Dream of a Thousand Cats" and the second being "Calliope".
A Dream was honestly better than I could have expected. The animation style really suited the story, and I just about died when I heard Neil Gaiman's voice coming from the dead crow. It's always been one of my favorite stories from The Sandman series. Beautiful, sad, haunting...and kitties. Calliope was also done extremely well. A captured muse, held prisoner to two authors, who calls upon Dream, her former husband, father to her child, to help free her. It's a great story. And, it fleshes out Dream a little more. Yes, it's Calliope's story, but it goes into some of Dream's background as well. The episode was a great way to tie up the first season.
Now all Netflix needs to do is announce that they are going to renew The Sandman for a second season. I would love to see the story play out just as beautifully as "Preludes and Nocturnes" and "The Dollhouse" did. And, if they continue the series, I can only hope they also do more of the one off stories. I would love to see the stories from "Endless Nights" done. Especially Dream's story. It's one of my favorites.
ugg now I'm confused because I thought I had watched all of it, and another episode just dropped
It's just a bonus episode. Nothing that officially ties into the story that was in season 1. But, it made me happy to see that they're taking the source material seriously, I never expected them to do Calliope or A Dream of a Thousand Cats.
At this point, it's less living and more merely existing.
I miss the hours long conversations.
Thank you for all the birthday messages across all three of my accounts. Sorry I haven't replied to each of you individually, but I figured a mass thank you was better than no response at all. I really do appricate the messages, though.
I've been waiting years and years for a real adaptation of Neil Gaiman's The Sandman to be made. And I also dreaded it because the graphic novel series has always seemed like it would be impossible to bring to the screen. At least, to be done well. But then Netflix announced that they were going to give it a go, and better yet, that they were bringing on Neil to work with them to bring his story to life. And, I have to say, I'm in love with the show. Granted, it's not a perfect adaptation, they've made changes, of course, but nothing that takes away from story as a whole. Gwendoline Christie makes a wonderful Lucifer and Tom Sturridge is a near perfect Dream.
I really enjoyed it. I binged the entire series today. I thought it had a sort of American Gods feeling about it. and yes omg She played an amazing Lucifer.
It's leagues better than American Gods. That Starz adaptation of my all-time favorite novel broke my heart. The Sandman, though, it's wonderful, truly wonderful. I need more, and I need it now.
Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.
I can't believe it's already August. This year has really flown by. Lucas starts school on Wednesday, I'll be turning 35 on the 10th... Crazy.