ratcreature: RatCreature as Rodney recoiling from a Lemon: Gaah! (rodney)
I've finished reading the SGA tie-in novel Exogenesis by Sonny Whitelaw and Elizabeth Christensen, and I mostly liked the action-adventure part, though I keep getting surprised by just how more creepy and morally corrupt the Ancients are in the tie-in novels even compared to the series where they are of somewhat dubious character to begin with. However the strong presence of emotionally damaged woobie!Rodney really wasn't my thing. Also, I continue to find the way the expedition treats the Athosians when the former once again triggered a disaster that affects everybody disturbing.
ratcreature: RatCreature as Wraith. (wraith)
After seeing a rec by [livejournal.com profile] iamza I've now read Entanglement by [livejournal.com profile] marthawells. It's a fast-paced action-adventure set in the second season shortly after Ronon joined the team, with an interesting plot involving Wraith, Ancient tech, and some history of the Ancients leaving Pegasus, and I enjoyed it quite a lot. I think I would have like it even better if Teyla had had more to do (but then I think that of the show a lot as well), but plenty of Sheppard kind of made up for that to me. Anyway, it was fun to read.
ratcreature: RatCreature as Sheppard in the control chair (sheppard)
I've finished reading the SGA tie-in novel The Chosen by Sonny Whitelaw and Elizabeth Christensen, which I had seen recced somewhere on my f-list a while ago (by [livejournal.com profile] iamza, I think?). And it was quite fun. It's set shortly after The Storm/The Eye, so it's still the S1 team. I liked the alien civilization they encounter (and which they promptly mess up some more) and the plot with the left-overs from some more or less well meaning Ancient of their usual dubious ethics. spoilers for the book... )


In unrelated rat news, Krümel is now familiar enough with me that I can let him out of the cage and run around for a bit, but it's exhausting-- unfortunately not so much for him as for me. I hadn't precisely forgotten how fast, lively and curious a baby rat is, but Krümel is on the hyperactive side even for them, and sadly now doesn't have a sibling to keep him occupied. The room is rat-safe as long as I keep an eye on him, meaning that a determined rat possibly can squeeze, climb and chew into non-safe spaces, so I have to keep track of him. While watching him I keep thinking that surely it must have been a while already only to check the clock and see that he has been outside barely ten minutes.

Also Ben is somewhat disgruntled with me. Ever since he outgrew the worst destructive tendencies of his own youth and settled down some (meaning that I can read or watch tv without having to fear he'll dismantle the room) he has been allowed outside basically whenever I've been in the room and awake. But now he has to stay in the cage sometimes while Krümel is allowed outside and he's not too pleased with that. I mean, it's not that he has an overwhelming desire for exercise or anything. While he still runs around a bit, mostly he just likes to sleep on my bed and pillows better than to sleep in his cage, however when he sees me with Krümel, he stares through the cage doors and scrabbles at them woefully as if I were constantly keeping him in a tiny hamster box and never let him see daylight or something.

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