Reflections on a Robotech The Macross Saga rewatch

Recently I discovered that Stan (a streaming service in Australia) had added three seasons of Robotech to its collection (for some reason I thought it was five but that’s not really relevant right now lol).  Robotech is a series that I watched on and off as a kid but I’m not convinced I ever watched the whole thing.  I was a Transformers, He-Man and Star Blazers kid and whilst I thought Robotech looked awesome, the ongoing storylines and adult themes (at the time they seemed like adult themes) kept me from really getting into the show.

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The rice cooker conundrum

I make no claims to being even a vaguely competent cooker of rice, when I was growing up we’d just boil it in a lot of water and then strain it.  Then after learning of the absorption method I’d haphazardly give that a go, usually with okay results but it was tedious (I’m writing about cooking rice, yes I understand the definition of tedious) or just plain lazy.

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Review – The Long Way To A Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers

I picked up a copy of The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet on a whim, I had a gift certificate to use and I decided to buy some science fiction books that I hadn’t heard of before.  Kind of looking at it like the gift voucher was a bonus so I should use it to try something I wouldn’t normally buy.  In the book store there was a card written by the staff suggesting this one with the assurance that if you love Star Trek and Firefly you’ll love this.

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Fanboy changes I would have made to Star Wars The Last Jedi

Straight off the bat I warn you that this is a spoiler laden musing around what fanboy changes I would have made to Star Wars The Last Jedi (I forget which episode number we’re up to now).  I also want to warn that whilst I grew up on Star Wars (the original trilogy, yes I’m THAT old) it’s not really my universe.  I liked Star Wars The Last Jedi, I didn’t love it, but I certainly didn’t hate it.  The viewing experience definitely dipped more in the positive side of things and whilst I know people hated the humour I found myself laughing several times.  I also begrudgingly enjoyed the Porg and I hope that Chewbacca has seen the light and crossed over to a plant based diet.

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