Thursday, September 15, 2011

Fandom Blurbs 2011 #010 ("Disease Fighting Stuff" and some Novel Catch-Up)

[ MOVIE ]
Movie Web's having a Contagion goodies Giveaway:
THey look cool xD I like the description on the LED light; got me amused, haha!

Oh, I like the movie plot written in that Giveawar post. I'm hoping to be able to write plots that sound interesting in paragraph form... I got used to my own style, like what I did to my review, haha.
Anywayz, for those who want to know what Contagion's about, but with more details:
An international traveler reaches into the snack bowl at an airport bar before passing her credit card to a waiter. A business meeting begins with a round of handshakes. A man coughs on a crowded bus...

One contact. One instant. And a lethal virus is transmitted.

When Beth Emhoff (Gwyneth Paltrow) returns to Minneapolis from business in Hong Kong, what she thought was jet lag takes a virulent turn. Two days later, she's dead in the ER and the doctors tell her shocked and grieving husband (Matt Damon) they have no idea why.

Soon, others exhibit the same mysterious symptoms: hacking coughs and fever, followed by seizure, brain hemorrhage...and ultimately, death. In Minneapolis, Chicago, London, Paris, Tokyo and Hong Kong, the numbers quickly multiply: one case becomes four, then sixteen, then hundreds, thousands, as the contagion sweeps across all borders, fueled by the countless human interactions that make up the course of an average day.

A global pandemic explodes. At the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, researchers mobilize to break the code of a unique biological pathogen as it continues to mutate. Deputy Director Cheever (Laurence Fishburne) tries to allay the growing panic despite his own personal concerns, and must send a brave young doctor (Kate Winslet) into harm's way. At the same time, amid a rising tide of suspicion over a potential vaccine-and who gets it first-Dr. Leonora Orantes (Marion Cotillard) of the World Health Organization works through the network of connections that could lead back to the source of what they're dealing with.

As the death toll escalates and people struggle to protect themselves and their loved ones in a society breaking down, one activist blogger (Jude Law) claims the public isn't getting the truth about what's really going on, and sets off an epidemic of paranoia and fear as infectious as the virus itself
[ NOVEL ]
( A Clash of Kings - Pages 576 to 600 of 708)
The only cool thing that Sansa ever did was PRAY for Jooffrey's misfortune.
Theon's such an idiot. He's not really a bad guy, but still... AND IDIOT!!! T_T
( The Shack - Pages 1 to 20 of 250)
I got curious on it because of the popularity. I've come across a lot of religious controversies in fiction, but not much on spiritual ones. So far it's so interesting. I looooooooove how the narrator tells the story. Ordinary things/actions sound like adventures and magic through his words. I'm hoping to continue this very soon~

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