Hey, it’s been a bit, right?

I’ve had my nose to the ground working on Changeling and a few other things, and also just focusing on my own mental health (more on that at another time, just know I’m fine). I’m really excited about that progress, slow that it may be. Trying to write about 1k a night (not always getting there, but that’s the goal). I feel about halfway finished and we’re up to about 57k.

It’s not a terribly large secret that one of my guilty pleasures are mystery stories, especially murder mysteries. I grew up reading Sherlock Holmes, and through my parents I was introduced to Murder, She Wrote, Magnum P.I., Columbo, Diagnosis Murder, Matlock etc…

So it’s not really a surprise that when I encountered Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries on Netflix, I was destined to fall in love. And that I would re-watch the episodes a million times and be filled with a kind of dysphoria every time I reached the end. Murder? In 1920s Austrailia? An intelligent female private detective outside her 20s still allowed to be sexy and independent? Yes please!

Then Zoe reminded me about the books that the tv show was based on.

I’ve been wanting to create more of a discussion around some of the stories we talk about, and while I would like to approach this with video games, right now there isn’t the time for it. But a book?

I commute about an hour to work and depending when I leave, 30 minutes to an hour back. Audio books, audio dramas, and podcasts  have been my best friends during this time. Great to decompress, and take in a good story.

So why not turn that into something?

I snagged a copy of “Cocaine Blues” (Kerry Greenwood), the first book in Miss Fisher’s journey, and coincidentally, the pilot episode. If you’d care to join me this month (August), we’ll be taking in both the book and the pilot episode and doing a bit of compare/contrast, talking story elements and such the like.

Why? Well, to put it simply…

Bitch, I’m here for the story.

  1. I love Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, it’s one of the best mystery series I’ve watched in the last few years. The only thing that would make it better for me, as a long-time Call of Cthulhu RPG player, is if it veered into a bit of occult mystery. They came close with a few episodes, and I loved those. But I’d love to see those characters dealing with the occult. Even without the occult, though, I love everything about this series.

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