The Shannara Chronicles First Look

I’ve been reading Terry Brooks’ Shannara series since I was in university. I started only about fifteen years ago, but read through his books in publication order. I started with The Sword of Shannara, which many people say is like Lord of the Rings. However, unlike Lord of the Rings, Shannara resulted in the growth of the fantasy genre. We have Shannara to thank for things like The Wheel of Time and A Song of Ice and Fire.

Well, MTV is adapting The Elfstones of Shannara into a TV series, which is being filmed in New Zealand. MTV released a video that shows many of the actors and some really beautiful-looking scenery. I love the look of it. Definitely will have this to add to shows I want to buy on DVD in the future.

Take a look at the video.

So, what do you think? Are you excited for this?

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The Attack of the Canker Sore

I was about to go to bed nearly an hour ago when my daughter started crying. That’s unusual, because she normally sleeps through the night. I went to find out what the problem was, and it took about fifteen minutes of trying to get her to settle down for her to finally tell us she’s hungry. She wanted yoghurt. So, I got her some yoghurt and she had a little water. She was hungry. Now she’s asleep again.

What does this have to do with a canker sore? Well, at dinner time, she wasn’t very hungry. She kept saying something hurt in her mouth, so I checked. She had a canker sore. I think it’s her first ever, and I understand how it can make it difficult to eat done things. You see, she had ketchup. It’s acidic, so it bothered her. She didn’t eat much, but had two containers of yoghurt and nothing else. She didn’t want anything else. It wasn’t very much.

So fast forward to an hour ago, and she was hungry again. All because a canker sore wouldn’t let her eat much earlier. At least she fell asleep again. Time for me to, too.