Mark and I found out the local place where we rent X-Box games also stocks some great movies. We found Ringu 0 of all things.
I loved it. Mark was very confused. I even went to the ringworld site and I'm still left going WHAT THE FUCK?!?!? Okay....Sadako split into a Good Sadako and a Bad Sadako as her mother went mad. I can deal with that. Good Sadako goes to Tokyo and becomes an actress. Okay....still following. Now...how are both Sadako's here when one of them was thrown down the well by her mother in Ringu?!??!??!?!?!?! I'll accept that Good Sadako and Bad Sadako merged and formed what we know as the avenging spirit, but where does that leave the ENTIRE STORY of the first movie?? Was this explained in Ringu 2 and I just can't find that info on-line?
Okay..much better now.
I also finished reading Bones of the Moon by Jonathan Carroll. He is Mark's new favorite author, so I bought 3 of his books on Amazon for his birthday. Mark thought he might be dead since he hasn't been able to find any of his books published after '89 or so, but through the combined wonders of Live Journal and Amazon I discovered he is alive and well and living in Vienna. Apparently his books are only published in small batches in the US and go out of print almost immediately. He is going to be one of my favorite authors too, now. Bones of the Moon is like an all-good-parts Stephen King novel or a really successful Jonathen Lethem story. I had to reread the ending a couple times just because it was so strange. I just can't decide which one to start next.