During the April A-Z Challenge, I’m posting six days a week, following the letters of the alphabet. I will share all the movies, books and games I watched, read and played--all the influences that turned me into the geeky person and writer I am today.
Truckers by Terry Pratchett (1989): A kid’s series, called The Bromeliad, that's so worth reading as an adult. Wonderful. Truly wonderful.
The Tawny Man Trilogy by Robin Hobb (2001-03): Once I got past the fact it was written in first person, a style I didn’t like at the time for fantasy novels, I thoroughly enjoyed this series. Consisting of Fool's Errand, Golden Fool, and Fool's Fate, this trilogy continues the life of FitzChivalry Farseer from The Farseer Trilogy (1995-97).
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer (2005): Many people, in particular writers and editors, gave this book a hard time, but I was able to switch off my inner editor and thoroughly enjoyed the whole series. Sometimes it's not about the writing, it's about the story.
TRON (1982): The thought of getting sucked into your favourite computer game? Sheer genius (at the time). The stylizing of the imagery was challenging, but I loved it. I also love the new animated Disney version of TRON: Uprising which looks like it has combined 3D animation and vector graphics. Artistically beautiful and when I watch it, I want to pull out my art again.
The Twilight Zone (1959-64): I have to say, the black and white reruns from the original series were truly the best.
Honourable mentions: The Terminator (1984); Terminator 2 (1991); Time Bandits (1981), yes another time travel story; The Thing (1982), this is a remake of a 1951 film and is far better than the newer 2011 remake of the remake; Titanic (1997); Thunderbirds (1965-66), because the reruns used to freak me out as a kid but my brother loved them. Who wouldn’t be freaked out by dancing puppets?