A Contest, a Niece, and a Giant Mech

Why yes, I’ve seen The Hobbit. Why yes, you’re going to get a review. Why yes, it will be as soon as work stops looking like this.

But until then, some other news, shall we?

My friend and NaNo ML partner-in-crime, Rebekah, has entered the NaNo Virtuosos contest put on by Curiosity Quills with the novel she wrote for NaNo this year, Catalyst. (I begged her to use that title. I’m not ashamed to admit it.)

So go to the site, read her first three pages (featuring a character for whom “creepy” is too mild an adjective), and then vote!

Also, in honor of her 300th blog post, Rebekah is giving away some pretty cool prizes. Drop by her blog to enter for a chance to win some pretty delicious homemade goods or a feature on her blog!

You may remember helping me pick out books to give to my niece. Well, on December 10 at precisely 3 p.m., said niece decided to grace us with her presence.

Everybody, meet Lillian.

I might possibly have been singing Oogie Boogie's Song to her. Just maybe.

I might possibly have been singing Oogie Boogie’s Song to her. Just maybe.

She is about 20 different kinds of adorable. Also, I am going to spoil the everloving hell out of her.

And finally, we got a chance to see the trailer for Pacific Rim in front of The Hobbit. To say it looked “good” is an understatement. I’m REALLY looking forward to seeing how Guillermo del Toro handles a movie that is basically giant robots vs. giant monsters.

Again. Giant robots. Giant monsters. Fantastic.