smut smut smut smut smut smut smut smut smut smut smut smut smut

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday

There were so many animals I could have included last week, but I only had ten slots. So here`s Another Top Ten Favorite Animals (wild) list.

Another Top Ten Favorite Animals (wild) list
  1. Wombat
  2. Kangaroo
  3. Platypus
  4. Red Panda
  5. Panda
  6. Gorilla
  7. Bobcat
  8. Deer
  9. Seal
  10. Chimpanzee 

smut fixes everything

Monday, July 30, 2018

My God It's Monday

I've started watching a show called Killing Eve. So far (two episodes in) it is very good. My favorite line? "It's like I've walked into the inside of my brain."

The heat continues. Every now and then we get a morning like today's where it's not hot and humid first thing and I actually enjoy most of my morning walk. I'm still hot and sweaty when I get home but at least I enjoy the start of the walk. It'll be fall soon enough, right? (I know it will be. I can't believe it's almost the end of July already. The older I get, the faster time goes.)

I am working on edits for Owned by Fate. I think it's going to be a great culmination of the Dragon Soul series, but with the heat zapping me of energy it is taking me forever to get these done. I feel like I should start hibernating in the summer. Just tell folks at the beginning of July that I will be productive again starting in September.

Redid the front hall. Pulled up the laminate and put down tiles, painted the walls this lovely blue, and bought a couple new pieces to hold all the stuff that accompanies summer and winter outdoor clothing needs. It looks so much brighter than how it was with the grey walls that were original from when we bought it.

Bought a LaRocca Caramel Layer cake. The other LaRocca cakes I have had have been very delicious, so I'm really looking forward to this one. Have to have supper first - crab nachos tonight. In fact, it's probably time for me to go make those...

Hope you had a good Monday!

smut fixes everything

Movie Monday

Brought home Rampage with Dwayne Johnson. Which I wanted to see because, you know, Dwayne Johnson. I have had a big time crush on the man for a long time. A crush that just gets bigger when he does stuff like Lip Sync Battle and absolutely throws himself into it. He was on the premiere episode of that and no oe has lived up to him. No one.

So, Rampage. Let's face it, not a great movie. Of course, I wasn't expecting it to be because it's based off a video game. And Dwayne Johnson in Doom couldn't save that terrible movie for even a minute.

But he does save Rampage. Nope, not great, but he was good in it and I adored the relationship between him and George. That totally made the movie worth it to me. George was a total crack-up, too.

Oh, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan chewed through his role with relish. He also made the movie worth it.

So go for the action, but stay for the ape ;)

smut fixes everything

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Throwback Thursday

I thought I'd really throwback for this Thursday. This novel was written many moons ago. I think it's a good one.

Catching a Second Wind

When Dakota lost Mike he thought he was done for when it came to love. After losing a lifetime partner, he figures it’s even affecting his ability to do his job as a veterinarian, which is why he lets his friends convince him to see a psychologist.

Ben is understanding, sympathetic, and a good listener. He’s also the most attractive thing Dakota has seen in a long time. Before they know it, Dakota and Ben are moving from being in a doctor patient relationship to something a lot more interesting, and that presents a whole new set of problems.

Can these two put aside the past and build a new life together, one that is uniquely theirs? Find out in this Sean Michael Classic!

Originally out with a publisher, this one is now self-published and available at Amazon.

smut fixes everything

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Book Day Wednesday

One of my holiday stories is currently on sale for 99 cents at Dreamspinner Press. The rest of my titles are 30% off - including the pre-order of The Gentle Dom! The sale lasts through to July 30.

I loved and hated writing this story. If you know me, you know the angst is the hardest bit to write and this book starts off with the couple separated since the previous Christmas so it was angsty right from the beginning. So I hated that. But when it's angsty like that I write faster, because I need to get the characters through it as quickly as possible. And it was wonderful to give these men the happy ending they deserved! (That's not a spoiler, is it? I'm all about the HEA/HFN).

Unto Us The Time Has Come

Last Christmas, Kenn Greyson gave husband Chris Martenson an ultimatum—spend more time with the family or we’re leaving. He never expected Chris’s reply would be “then leave,” but that’s exactly what happened, and Boxing Day took on a whole new meaning.

Separated for nearly a year now, both men are miserable apart and coping the best they can for the kids’ sake. With Christmas just around the corner, a new conflict arises: neither man is willing to forego Christmas morning with their children. Chris finally suggests they spend the holiday together at the house and, to his shock, Kenn agrees.

Armed with the knowledge that he’s been a stubborn idiot, but that perhaps he can change and begin to repair their relationship, Chris takes steps to win his husband back. He just hopes he can get Kenn on the same page before Santa comes down the chimney on Christmas Eve.

A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2015 Advent Calendar package "Sleigh Ride".

Get it for 99 cents until July 30.

smut fixes everything

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday

I was going to say that this top ten list was in no particular order of preference, but that would be a lie - the first two are my top two and tied for 1st place. And ten is not nearly enough! They're all kind of special in their own way.

Top Ten Favorite Animals (wild)

  1. Polar Bear
  2. Snow Leopard
  3. Giraffe
  4. White Tiger
  5. Wolf
  6. Panther
  7. Hippopotamus
  8. Rhinoceros
  9. Moose
  10. Lion

smut fixes everything

Monday, July 23, 2018

Movie Monday

I went to see Ocean`s 8 last week. It was great to see one of these with a mostly all female cast.

Who have pretty much all had plastic surgery - but well done plastic surgery, so they don`t look like plastic dolls which always drives me bananas, because they stop looking real. And of course bad plastic surgery just looks. Ack.

I enjoyed the convoluted plot and unfolding of events. It was an entertaining movie.

smut fixes everything

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Smutterday - The Job (Losing His Cover 1)

Smutterday! It`s has been too long since I`ve posted one. This smutty excerpt is from The Job, Losing his Cover 1.

The Job (Losing His Cover 1)

Alex Ito has worked undercover for eight months – the longest stretch he’s ever done. He’s inhabited Nicky “Little Boy” Kimoto’s life for long enough now that it’s over, he’s not sure about going home to husband Bruce Amadine. What if he’s still more Nicky than Alex?

Walking along the street where they live, Alex sees a sexy, leather-clad, guyliner-eyed man coming out of their home and is taken aback. The shock doesn’t get any easier when he realizes this sexy, ready-for-play man is Bruce. Running on instinct, he follows Bruce to Chains, a BDSM club where it turns out Bruce is tending bar.

Already unsure of his welcome home, Alex feels even more distanced from Bruce and flees the club before Bruce even knows he’s there, retreating to a bad motel and the bottle, just like his undercover identity would.

When the two men finally come face to face, will Bruce be able to find Alex beneath his Nicky Kimoto skin or has this job sucked Alex into the underworld for good?

The Job is also available with books 2 & 3 in the Losing His Cover Bundle.

The Job is available at Amazon and on Kobo.
Losing His Cover Bundle is also available at Amazon and on Kobo.

smutty excerpt

Alex surprised him, pushing into a kiss that threatened to set him on fire, tongue fucking his lips.
Groaning, Bruce wrapped his arms around Alex, holding his lover close. God, he’d missed this so much. Yes, he’d missed talking and being with his lover, too, but he’d missed the physical contact, the love making just as much; it was something he couldn’t have with anyone else.

Bruce moaned, sliding one leg up along the outside of Alex’s thigh. He pressed Alex back onto the bed, following Alex down so they were touching from head to toe. He never stopped kissing Alex, their tongues sliding together. He wanted more. He wanted it all.

“When’s the last time you had a blow job?” he asked, suddenly drooling at the thought of Alex’s cock in his mouth, his husband’s musky, deep flavor on his tongue.

“When’s the last time you gave me one?” Alex replied.

“Good answer. And too fucking long ago.”

He worked his way down Alex’s body, dropping kisses as he went. Skin warm and smooth, Alex felt amazing under his lips.

Alex’s prick filled nicely, curving up toward his belly. Bruce stopped his downward trajectory when he got to Alex’s nipples, giving them each a little kiss hello. He lingered over the right, tongue flicking back and forth.

“I love you.” Alex stared down at him, eyes heavy-lidded and unfocused.

“Uh-huh. And I love you. So much.” He kept moving, following the line between Alex’s ab muscles to his navel. Bruce circled it with his tongue.


He did love the sound of his name in Alex’s voice.

Bruce placed a kiss on Alex’s belly button and smiled. “Patience, I’m almost there. I need to say hello to the bits in between your mouth and your dick, though.”

“There are bits there?”

“There’s lots of bits. Nothing dangly of course.” Bruce kissed Alex’s navel again, then flicked both nipples with his fingers to prove his point.

Then he dragged his teeth carefully over Alex’s flat belly. He loved the way Alex’s abs flexed for him. Humming, he licked his way to one hip, sucking on Alex’s skin. The little slick line of black hair there fascinated him, Alex’s pubes so tidy, even when the world was chaos. He nuzzled them, his cheek rubbing against Alex’s cock as he did so. The resulting moan had him smiling and he turned his head, finally giving Alex’s erection some attention.

smut fixes everything

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Throwback Thursday

I've gotten my rights back for my resplendence titles and I'll be putting them up over the next few months. So here`s a blast from the recent past. First up is the Losing His Cover trilogy. The first book in the series is now available as is the compilation - so you can get just the first one for a taste - or you can buy the entire series in one shot!

The Job - Losing His Cover 1

Alex Ito has worked undercover for eight months – the longest stretch he’s ever done. He’s inhabited Nicky “Little Boy” Kimoto’s life for long enough now that it’s over, he’s not sure about going home to husband Bruce Amadine. What if he’s still more Nicky than Alex?

Walking along the street where they live, Alex sees a sexy, leather-clad, guyliner-eyed man coming out of their home and is taken aback. The shock doesn’t get any easier when he realizes this sexy, ready-for-play man is Bruce. Running on instinct, he follows Bruce to Chains, a BDSM club where it turns out Bruce is tending bar.

Already unsure of his welcome home, Alex feels even more distanced from Bruce and flees the club before Bruce even knows he’s there, retreating to a bad motel and the bottle, just like his undercover identity would.

When the two men finally come face to face, will Bruce be able to find Alex beneath his Nicky Kimoto skin or has this job sucked Alex into the underworld for good?

The Job is also available with books 2 & 3 in the Losing His Cover Bundle.

Originally published by Resplendence Publishing.

Now available at Amazon
Coming soon to Kobo

Losing His Cover Bundle

Alex Ito has worked undercover for eight months – the longest stretch he’s ever done. He’s inhabited Nicky “Little Boy” Kimoto’s life for long enough now that it’s over, he’s not sure about going home to husband Bruce Amadine. What if he’s still more Nicky than Alex?

Bruce has changed over the last eight months he’s had to cope without Alex, finding fulfilling work at Chains, a BDSM club, where he’s learned a lot from the club’s patrons.

When the two men finally come face to face after their long separation, Alex is worried that he won’t be able to shed his Nicky Kimoto skin and that this undercover stint has sucked him into the underworld for good. Through Bruce’s work at Chains, he and Alex make inroads into expelling Alex’s undercover persona for good, and bringing Alex completely home in body, mind and spirit.

The Job, Home and The Club were originally published individually by Resplendence Publishing.

Now available at Amazon
Coming soon to Kobo

smut fixes everything

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Book Day Wednesday - the second

I have also put the Fairytale Shifters series up on Kobo. I love these covers! And also it`s so much fun interpreting the fairytales for mm shifters. Mmm, fairytale shifters... I think I need to write another one, or two or three or... ahem. I need more hours in the day, people.

Beauty and the Beast

As a rhino shifter, Tromp knows that he’s not the sexiest beast in the world. In fact he’s clumsy and he can’t see very well, and that’s whether he’s in his human or animal form. Still, he enjoys going to the bar and watching the other shifters hooking up, especially the dancers. Then he sees a slinky kitty dancing on the little stage and he’s immediately smitten. He knows a sexy beauty like that would never go for him, but he’s happy just to watch and fantasize about what could be.

For his part, panther shifter Pepper might be gorgeous on the outside, but he knows most people see him as nothing more than a piece of meat and he’s had a hard past. There’s something in the way the big rhino shifter looks at him while he dances, though, that makes him feel special. So when his stint on the stage is over, he heads right to the rhino’s table.

Can Tromp and Pepper ignore the world’s expectations and find what they need in each other?

Now available on Kobo!
Still available on Amazon, too.


When Guerilla Contracting is called out after hours to deal with electrical problems at the circus, gorilla shifter Joe expects to encounter animals in cages. He doesn’t like it, but knows it’s part of the territory when it comes to circuses. What he doesn’t expect to find is a naked man in the giraffe cage.

Giraffe has lived his entire life as an attraction at the zoo, moving from his home-cage to the work-cage and back. He’s not allowed to let anyone know he’s a shifter, and doesn’t mean to get caught as a man when Joe comes by his cage. Joe is nice, though, and when he asks Giraffe to come away with him, Giraffe does.

Joe’s interest in Giraffe shifts as he secrets Giraffe away to his home in the country, becoming about more than just saving Giraffe from his cage.

Could it be possible that Giraffe feels the same way Joe does, or will he want to return to the only home he’s ever known?

Now available on Kobo!
Still available on Amazon, too.

Little Red Riding Hood

Cardinal shifter Red works his tailfeathers off as a waiter at The Woods. He doesn’t mind working hard at the diner, but some of the customers have mean streaks and he’s an easy target. When wolf shifter Growler comes in one day for his lunch, he’s immediately taken by Red and even defends him from the porcine bullies giving Red a hard time.

Red’s boss Reisha warns him about getting together with Growler. The guy is a wolf and Red’s kind are nothing but a light snack to wolves. Still, Red likes to make up his own mind, and sometimes a little danger is fun to flirt with, especially if it gets him what he needs, so when Growler offers to give him a ride on his motorcycle, Red is quick to accept.

Predator and prey usually make uneasy bedfellows, but that doesn’t seem to be the case for Growler and Red. Will they be able to fly in the face of convention and find the perfect nest together?

Now available on Kobo!
Still available on Amazon, too.

smut fixes everything

Book Day Wednesday - the first

Another book up now up on Kobo!

A New Way to Dance

Dancer Seth Avery has it all. He’s at the top of his game as a dancer and he’s in love with famous dance director Fayden DelMonaco, the man who is his sub. Seth’s whole world is turned upside down when Fayden dumps him in the nastiest and most public way possible. To compound matters, he’s in near fatal car crash shortly thereafter that leaves him severely injured.

Brook Turner is an ex-lawyer turned micro-brewer, baby-brother of Seth’s best friend Lizzie. The two met briefly before Seth’s accident, but it’s when they meet again six years later that they get a chance to act on the attraction they’d initially felt.

Weith Brook’s help, Seth begins to heal not only from his residual physical injuries, but also from the emotional ones inflicted by Fayden. Will it be enough to keep the two of them together?

Join Seth and Brooke as they find a new way to dance together.

Now available on Kobo!
And still available on Amazon, too.

smut fixes everything

Monday, July 16, 2018

My God It's Monday

Didn't watch any movies last week so there's no Movie Monday today.

I can't believe it's Monday again already. Time is moving forward at a far too quick pace. Although the good thing about it being halfway through July is that brings us that closer to fall! I can't even count on September to be that much cooler, though, as the last few years, it has been hot that month, too. October shouldn't let me down, though. And I know it'll be here before I know it!

Front hall is coming along - the blue tiles in the middle look fantastic. Once it's done I'll take pictures and show before and after. I am looking forward to having everything put back in place, too. There's nothing like renovating one room to mess up the rest of the house!

I have all these grand plans for cleaning the house - like a real deep clean, top to bottom - when I get caught up on my writing. Maybe that's why I can't seem to get caught up... ;)

It's another stupid hot one today. Looks like there will be some relief on Wednesday, but the days before and after that promise to be icky hot. So I shall be hiding in the house, making the a/c work overtime just to try to keep the house from being too hot. Speaking of, I need to go close the back blinds to help that effort.

Stay cool, people!

smut fixes everything

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Sunday rambles

Good grief it`s hot. And I do not like it, Sam-I-Am. I do not like it at all.

So I`m sitting here hoping it will be fall soon.

I will say I do like the fresh fruit currently available. The strawberries I bought at the market today are exceptional. Like amazingly so.

Painting the front hall and putting tiles down. OMG, the mess. Everything that goes in the front hall is in the dinning and living rooms. Then there`s all the shit needed to do the tile thing, so buckets and sponges and tiles and good grief. The mess is making me twitch.

Got two overdue books in this past week - felt so good. Now I have to finish up the additions to a third and get it back in once again. I may sleep for a week after that. The heat just zaps my energy and my creativity making it very hard to write.

Did I mention it was hot? Yikes. Not enjoying the summer this year at all. Abd yes, it very much bears repeating.

The dog is not enjoying the renovations anymore than I am. He has been sitting around looking forelorn for two days now. I tell him it will all be over soon and the front hall will be beautiful. The dog is not as assuaged by this as I am for some reason.

Rampage is coming out on Blu-ray on Tuesday. I am totally looking forward to this one.

All right, cold shower time - I`m looking forward to cooling down.

smut fixes everything

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday

I am a lover of things crunchy, so as you can imagine, I really like potato chips. I'm going to make a top ten list, but this isn't really in order of preference because what I love one day will be third choice the next or not even on my radar the day after that.

  1. Cheddar Jalapeno Crunchy Cheetos - this is a new favorite that I tried just this past weekend at a friend's house. I've never tried them because I didn't think I'd like them, but as they had them, I thought I'd have one to try. Wow, was I wrong about not liking them! They are fantastic.
  2. Salt and Vinegar. Okay, so most of the time, this one is my favorite. If I'm feeling especially crunchy I want Miss Vickies, if not I want Old Dutch (which used to be branded Humpty Dumpty - I suspect a change in ownership, though I've never looked it up.)
  3. Doritos, regular nacho cheese flavor is usually my dorito of choice, but I also like the Cool Ranch a lot, and have been known to choose the sweet heat ones every now and then.
  4. Old-Fashioned BBQ - Lays has these and they taste like I remember BBQ chips tasting.
  5. Sun Chips - the Harvest Cheddar ones - I don't like the other flavors.
  6. All Dressed - the PC ones - I don't like the other brands.
  7. Cheetos - the puffy soft ones. I used to like the Humpty Dumpty ones best, but they changed their formula and now I like the Lays ones best.
  8. Plain Rippled - I prefer the large ridge Lays ones. And I like them dipped in either the philly whipped cheese with chives (you used to be able to get that with onion flavor which I liked best but of course I can't find anywhere anymore) or the philly onion dip.
  9. Munchos - gotta love a chip that gives you that crunch before sort of turning into air in your mouth!
  10. Pringles - plain only, please, and I totally have to be in the right mood for them or I don't want them. They are the only chip I will say that about, too.
You`ll notice there are no Ketchup flavored chips on my list. That`s because while I love ketchup so much on my burgers and fries and hot dogs, I do not like that flavor on my chips. I know, I know, how uncanadian of me. That flavor is however, important in an all dressed combo for some reason.

What I don`t like in a chip is stuff like `cheeseburger` because the flavor in my mouth does not match the texture and that confuses my brain ;)

I used to love to have my chips with a nice cold can of coke (in fact I still crave that especially when I`m super stressed) but I gave it up about five years ago now and I can`t have just one or I will wind up back on it. Nowadays I munch with Canada Dry gingerale. Which I should probably cut out, too, as if I can quit chips, I won`t need the gingerale and if I don`t drink the gingerale, I won`t want the chips...

smut fixes everything

Monday, July 9, 2018

Movie Monday

So I watched this movie called Beyond Skyline on Netflix.

This was a bad movie. But strangely watchable at the same time.

There are people getting sucked up into an alien ship.

There are people's brains being used to fuel the aliens.

There's a gruff, drunk cop who has just the right grit to push back against the aliens.

There`s the almost estranged son who gets brain eaten by the aliens.

There`s the baby, delivered by the gruff cop. And of course the mother dies during childbirth and the kid grows at the speed of light so by the time she`s a full day old, she looks like a 5 yeear old.

But the best part is mid-way through the film when suddenly they are in Vietnam and a kung-fu fight breaks out!

smut fixes everything

Friday, July 6, 2018

Random Friday

... is random.

  • the weather broke overnight sometime - thank the lord - it started out at 22 this morning and it`s now 18 and there is this amazing breeze. It would only be better if the wind was blowing in the right direction and actually coming into the house. Can`t have everything, I guess.
  • I feel like there is a light at the end of the tunnel I`m currently in - but I have a suspicion it might actually be a train ;)
  • I am still loving Masterchef Australia more than is reasonable - I`ve got new ones to watch now, too. This one is season eight.
  • It really is amazing how much better I feel now that it`s no longer like an oven set on high out there.
  • I love having the back door open to let the fresh air inside the house. It starts feeling stuffy after a few days of nothing but a/c
  • I`m pushing to finish four books. Once I have, I get to do some binge watching of some of the stuff I want to see on Netflix. I`m very much looking forward to that.
  • I`ve been having a hard time finding my groove again ever since RT. I need to get it back soon...
  • I have managed to do a blog post every day this week. So that`s a plus.
  • my father continues to bring me rhubarb on a regular basis, which is awesome - I`m hoping to make another rhubarb custard crisp today. 
  • okay, I need to get back to the writing
  • happy Friday all!
smut fixes everything

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Throwback Thursday

I have started making books available on Kobo and so far all the Mannies Incorporated books are available, so I thought they'd make a great Throwback Thursday!

I've written one of these every year for six years! I guess it's time for me to start thinking about starting the one for this December.

This is the book that started it all:

Mannies Incorporated

Slayde's got the best job on earth: he's a nanny to Army nurse and widow Mindy's three kids. He's been with the family since the oldest was born and is Uncle Slayde to all three children. When Mindy's deployed, things aren't easy, but he manages just fine. At least he does until Mindy's big brother Drake shows up unexpectedly, announcing he's there to help while Mindy is gone.

Drake is almost a stranger to the kids, hot as hell, especially in his motorcycling leathers, and straighter than straight. On top of that, Drake's not used to dealing with kids, or with things like gluten free, recycling and not eating fast food and soon has Slayde's tight routine in shambles.

Slayde thinks Drake is far more of a hindrance than a help, at least at the start, but he tries to get along for Mindy's sake and eventually, having Drake around is easier than not. But what's he supposed to do when the straight, sexy leather wearing ex-cop makes a pass at him one night? Maybe there's more to Drake than Slayde assumed.

Now available on Kobo!

You can find the rest of the series on Kobo here.

And of course they are all still up at Amazon and Evil Plot Bunny.

smut fixes everything

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Book Day Wednesday

All the novels are $4 at Dreamspinner Press today in honor of July 4! This includes my two latest releases, The Eager Boy - from the Iron Eagle Gym series, and Personal Best - a reprint of the first novel in Mike and Jessy`s story.

Personal Best

Mike Gauliet could be a world-class swimmer if he took better care of himself. He’s too good to let go, so his team coach calls in a private trainer, up-and-coming hardass Jessy Turner. Jessy locks Mike down, putting him on a strict regimen of diet and exercise that Mike resents a lot until he realizes the changes are making him a better swimmer.

Jessy finds Mike all but irresistible but keeps his distance and remains professional, focusing all his attention on what’s best for Mike and his career. The two of them resist their attraction to each other for as long as they can, but eventually they have to give into the heat between them.

When things go wrong, though, can they, and their sports careers, survive the strain?

Personal Best is just $4 today at Dreamspinner Press.

The Eager Boy

Eight months ago Robin Secoya left his lover and master, Stack Lobond, because he didn’t believe Stack really cared about him. He was sure that for Stack, any warm body would do, and Robin wasn’t willing to be just a warm body anymore.

A chance meeting at the Iron Eagle Gym brings them back together, and old feelings aren’t far from the surface. They decide they can’t pass up a second chance at romance. But this time, it isn’t just Stack’s demanding career as a big-cat vet putting strain on their relationship. Robin also has a new job that takes up a lot of his time.

Will their kinky love affair crash and burn a second time, or can they find the balance that will allow the passion between them to flourish?

The Eager Boy is just $4 today at Dreamspinner Press. As are all the Iron Eagle Gym novels.

smut fixes everything

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday

Given we`re in a heat wave, complete with weather warnings about staying out of it. I thought I`d share the top ten ways I stay cool during a heat wave.

10. think about winter and all that snow - I miss it so
9. eat food that doesn`t need to be cooked - the oven is notorious for heating up the kitchen and the rest of the house
8. drink lots of water
7. add ice to all liquids
6. stay in the shade
5. keep trips outside to a minimum
4. eat lots of popsicles (the grape flavored ones are my favorite)
3. take cold showers
2. wear as little as possible
1. stay inside where the a/c temp is set low and the fans are plentiful - I am a total hermit during weather like we`re currently having.

Stay cool out there!

smut fixes everything

Monday, July 2, 2018

Movie Monday

Went to see Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom on the weekend.

Putting in space

for spoilers

go back

if you don't want

to read any.

Short version - loved it!

So it wasn't quite as good as the first one (which I watched first at home to get me in that dinosaur mood) but it was still pretty darn good. There was a lot to love in this movie, despite it's predictability. I mean, really, all these action movies follow the same formula more or less, so I don't ding a movie for that.

I loved learning more about how Owen trained Blue, and I loved their relationship, right down to the end when Blue connects with Owen, but still chooses to go her own way instead of into the cage like he wanted her to. And who can blame her given what happened in those cages! I'm sure we'll see more of Owen and Blue in the next movie.

Saddest moment of the movie is that brontosauraus on the pier with the island being engulfed in lava, flames and smoke as the boat sails away, and her mournful calls as she's engulfed. Way to break my heart. Second saddest is when the heros and the dinos go off the cliff into the ocean as they flee the lava - all thoso dinosaurs who can't swim drowning...

I liked that they didn't just tell us that the kernel in charge of gathering the dinos was evil but they showed us as well by having him collecting the teeth from sedated dinos. Also loved that that was the ultimate cause of his death.

I didn't catch onto the grandaughter being a clone thing 'til later on in the movie, but once I knew, I could see the clues I missed (starting with Hammond splitting with Lockwood because Lockwood went too far - which at the time made me go huh because it was Hammond who brought them back and set up the original Jurassic park, so how was it Lockwood had gone too far?) So, I liked that.

Loved Owen of course, and I love that Claire doesn't just sit back and wait to be rescued - she's a kiss ass chick who sometimes needs rescuing and sometimes she's the rescuer - she saved Owen's bacon more than once. I also really liked the granddaughter and the addition of the dino doc and the tech guy who was scared of everything. I feel like he represented me in this movie, because I too would be scared of everything and not be okay when it was finally all over.

They've certainly set up the third one with the ending of this one. Although I do think they are going to have to do some fancy juggling to not simply have the army use satellites and drone missile most of the dinos out of existence.

Oh, and the bit after all the credits - so not worth having sat through the credits for. If Jurassic wants to continue to do those, they should watch a few of the ones that Marvel has done and learn from them.

So yeah. Good movie. Worth my money (which was a lot because I saw it at the IMAX, which is more expensive but the movie definitely benefits from all that screen as it's a big movie.

smut fixes everything