Oh! THAT arm amputation!

For a character who frequently has people try to rape her (twice in this volume alone) it is surprising how little Lucrezia comes across as a helpless victim.

Cesare rising bare-chested up from the lake totally reminded me of the cover of Soul Song (Dirk & Steele, Book 6)

Alfonso and Sancia are great. And so is Alfonso's little squirrel, too! Actually, it is remarkable how, with the comparatively sensible and rational Alfonso, Sancia, Lucrezia, and Chiaro as major characters, the series manages to achieve the levels of insanity that it does. Cesare, his mad retainer Volpe, and all the demons of Hell exert a powerful counter-rational force.

I will snuff out your breath with these very hands!!! )

Click here to get it from Amazon: Cantarella Volume 8 (Cantarella (Graphic Novel)) (v. 8)
Oh! THAT arm amputation!

For a character who frequently has people try to rape her (twice in this volume alone) it is surprising how little Lucrezia comes across as a helpless victim.

Cesare rising bare-chested up from the lake totally reminded me of the cover of Soul Song (Dirk & Steele, Book 6)

Alfonso and Sancia are great. And so is Alfonso's little squirrel, too! Actually, it is remarkable how, with the comparatively sensible and rational Alfonso, Sancia, Lucrezia, and Chiaro as major characters, the series manages to achieve the levels of insanity that it does. Cesare, his mad retainer Volpe, and all the demons of Hell exert a powerful counter-rational force.

I will snuff out your breath with these very hands!!! )

Click here to get it from Amazon: Cantarella Volume 8 (Cantarella (Graphic Novel)) (v. 8)
rachelmanija: (Fruit: berries)
( Feb. 28th, 2009 03:57 pm)
I finally made it to the famous gelato place, Scoops, after years of hearing about it. It's way on the other side of town and took me an hour to get there, but it was worth it.

Owner and gelato-maker Tai Kim is famous for his unique and constantly-rotating flavors, such as durian-ginger, black currant-basil, Guinness, salty chocolate, bacon, olive oil and sea salt, tomato, strawberry Shiraz, lavender coconut, green tea and ginseng, honey ham, taro, and Black Dahlia.

Tai was out when I came in, but an employee gave me a number of tastes. For $2.75, I got two small scoops of pear/white wine, which had the grittiness of fresh pears and a powerful Chardonnay hit, and strawberry balsamic, a richly creamy concoction with complex layers of sweet and acid. I got cartons to go of the strawberry balsamic and brown bread - the latter much like the best vanilla you've ever had, with overtones of fresh-baked bread and honey and a sweet crumb topping.

The flavors change daily or every other daily, so I will have to return for more once I've finished my pints.

Scoops
712 N Heliotrope Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90029
rachelmanija: (Fruit: berries)
( Feb. 28th, 2009 03:57 pm)
I finally made it to the famous gelato place, Scoops, after years of hearing about it. It's way on the other side of town and took me an hour to get there, but it was worth it.

Owner and gelato-maker Tai Kim is famous for his unique and constantly-rotating flavors, such as durian-ginger, black currant-basil, Guinness, salty chocolate, bacon, olive oil and sea salt, tomato, strawberry Shiraz, lavender coconut, green tea and ginseng, honey ham, taro, and Black Dahlia.

Tai was out when I came in, but an employee gave me a number of tastes. For $2.75, I got two small scoops of pear/white wine, which had the grittiness of fresh pears and a powerful Chardonnay hit, and strawberry balsamic, a richly creamy concoction with complex layers of sweet and acid. I got cartons to go of the strawberry balsamic and brown bread - the latter much like the best vanilla you've ever had, with overtones of fresh-baked bread and honey and a sweet crumb topping.

The flavors change daily or every other daily, so I will have to return for more once I've finished my pints.

Scoops
712 N Heliotrope Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90029
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