Yes! Chapter 4b (which is really going to end up being Chapter 5) is finished, so A and I went to see Hellboy II: The Golden Army.

Now, I knew the movie was directed by Guillermo del Toro, and I knew he wrote it, but it wasn’t until we got to the goblin market that I went, “Oh! Guillermo del Toro!” The man puts his stamp on things.

I liked it. The tooth fairies were creeeepy, and the bad elf was nasty yet sympathetic, and Hellboy made quips and busted heads as only Hellboy can. Sure, there were things I thought could have been done better — come on, could Liz and Hellboy’s relationship be any more stereotypical? And all Nuala did was stand around and be, well, kind of annoying, but otherwise, a fitting reward for Chapter 4b.

 Oh, and as far as movie duets go, Hellboy and Abe win for the most heartfelt and badly sung lovesong of 2008, Mamma Mia! notwithstanding.

So, what should I bribe myself with for next section? Now I’m building the new Chapter 7 (no word yet on whether this is 7a or 7b, depends on pacing). I was thinking Amy’s ice cream, but I am opposed to food as reward on general principles. Hmmm. Suggestions? (yes, I know, from all three of you reading.)

 Update: It’s Chapter 7b after all, it’s haaaard (she whines), so my bribe is going to be: getting my hair done. 

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