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‘I don’t do “picking up” by strangers.  You go down.  I’ll follow.’

‘But you haven’t got the legs for ladders!’

‘Do I make personal remarks about YOUR legs?’

And then Malicia goes down into the cellar, and…

‘It’s grain!  And…and there’s strings and strings of sausages!  There’s smoked meat!  Bins of vegetables!  It’s full of food!  Aargh!  Get out of my hair!  Get OFF!  That CAT just jumped onto my head!’

–Terry Pratchett, “The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents”
(In which Pratchett gets cats exactly right.)

‘Look, cat, there’s two types of people in the world.  There are those who have got the plot, and those who haven’t.’

‘The world hasn’t got a PLOT,’ said Maurice.  'Things just…happen, one after another.’

'Only if you think of it like that,’ said Malicia, far too smugly in Maurice’s opinion.  "There’s always a plot.  You just have to know where to look.’
—  Terry Pratchett, “The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents”
(This might sound silly but it fits with a major piece of Discworld’s official lore, which is that the world runs on magic and narrativium–in other words, The Plot.  So meta.)
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Sink your teeth into the trailer for From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series’ third season, which will premiere on September 6 at 9pm on El Rey Network.

Of particular note is the inclusion of special effects legend-turned-actor Tom Savini. He played Sex Machine in the film version of From Dusk Till Dawn, but that role is already filled on the series by Jake Busey. Instead, Savini plays a new character named Burt, a retired demon hunter who smokes more medical marijuana than he sells.

Executive produced by From Dusk Till Dawn director Robert Rodriguez, the series stars D.J. Cotrona, Zane Holtz, Eiza González, Jesse Garcia, Madison Davenport, Brandon Soo Hoo, Emily Rios, Jake Busey, Ana de la Reguera, Marko Zaror, Tom Savini, Maurice Compte, and  Nicky Whelan.

Season three continues the Gecko Brothers’ saga, as they fight their way through the world of culebras, the vampire-snake hybrids that control hidden empires in Texas and Mexico. Once the baddest outlaws in the land, Seth and Richie made a run for the border two years ago, to save their lives – and their fortune. They ran headlong into a bar full of bloodsuckers and bandits, facing off with the vampire goddess, Santánico. The Geckos joined her cause and settled an old score. It won them a place in the culebraworld. Now, that world is about to explode, and new enemies are gathering – dark forces, hell-bent on destruction and domination. It’s up to the Geckos to stop them – but they can’t do it alone.

I love that that quote from E. M. Foster that I queued days ago: “A happy ending was imperative. I shouldn’t have bothered to write otherwise. I was determined that in fiction anyway two men should fall in love and remain in it for the ever and ever that fiction allows, and in this sense, Maurice and Alec still roam the greenwood”, was published yesterday in the midst of the entire drama of not wanting to give Sherlock and John the happy ending they deserve.