I have been working feverishly on a number of major projects. Not the least of which are audiobook versions of several of the novels. Right now, Ancestral Reunion is going through the ACX process. Tomorrow, Hermes Foundation will kick off their as well. Then, it's on to Star Power (which is half way done but I'm lame and haven't been out to finish it).
All around, it's been pretty crazy. Read on to see all the things I've been putting time into lately. It's pretty wild.
Does a cat deserve an obituary? What living thing doesn’t deserve to be remembered? What soul should be lost to mediocrity or mixed up in the ashes of days, months, years of foggy schedules full of work, stress, and the daily grind? When a spirit knows affection, when it is cared for as deeply and purely as a family member then they deserve whatever we might be capable of providing, be it a few simple words or any other monument worthy of their name.
I met Cloud in 2008. He was a relatively young meow but twitchy. He’d been abused as a kitten. His foster family suggested he might not make it at all. They thought he had six months. Maybe a year. A fluffy, stunted Maine Coon, he shied from human contact but loved Luna, the other cat in the household at the time. They were close friends.
I've read some things about the ratings for the new season of Doctor Who. They're pretty low. If you head over to Rotten Tomatoes, it's insane. The critical reception of Season 12 shows 80%. Audience score is 16%. I have several opinions about this.
I couldn't find a good list of these anywhere so I thought I'd provide it myself. Each of these has multiple missions but looking over the list should give you an idea of how far you are to completing the main campaign.
The Martyr: Chapter 1
This is the book I'm working on for Nanowrimo this year!
It's a time travel adventure set in the Society Case Files world.
Check out the prologue here
There was a time when a company that provided a service cared about an individual user experience. That time has long since passed. Small businesses don't even seem to care all that much considering some of the way they practice service so when you put that to a big place like Apple, Microsoft, Nike, or any of those biggies, the average person is literally at their mercy. They have zero recourse in regards to poor service, bad practices, or decisions that just suck for them financially or otherwise.
I've come to this realization over the years as both a service manager and a random schlub who buys stuff. We would often weigh the complaint of a lower ranking employee versus that of someone with a 'higher powered ear' to complain to. That was a directive from our VP. And I'm fairly sure that's how it works for every place out there. If you're a big company, you determine how big of a stink someone can raise. If they are...say...random guy who bought an item, you don't care much if he complains. But if he's a celebrity, no one would likely hear about it because they'd just make it right behind the scenes.
I'll never forget seeing this in a theater up in Seattle when it first came out. I was twenty years old and broke for any nihilistic, artsy vampire movie a director could throw out there. Nadja came out the year before and set the stage for my 'black and white philosophical vampire' interest.
When we saw the trailer for this, it was easy math. Over the years, I've probably seen it a dozen times. It was hard to get my hands on a copy but I finally got an import of it on DVD. Recently, it popped up on iTunes but only for rent and tonight, I watched it on Starz.
All around, it's one of my favorite bizarre vampire movies and I recommend it.
I picked this game up when it first came out and I have no idea why I stopped. The best part is I was on the second to the last level in the game when I did. It's a shame because I had an absolute blast revisiting and completing this title. So much so I would recommend it without question.
This is a semi-open world game where you can take care of your objectives many different ways. You can sneak around, ensuring you're never caught and don't take out anyone. You can go in like Conan, swinging a sword like a maniac and fighting everyone who gets in your way...and then there are various story elements that crop up, offering you even more methods to tackle your problems.
All around, it's a fabulous experience that does everything right.
Coming on the heels of Endgame had to be nerve wracking for the folks making this film. I haven't gone back to the theater to see a movie twice in a long time but I did with Endgame. It was fantastic. So Spider Man had some hype to live up to...like flipping to the next book in a series the second you finished to see what's changed.
I'm happy to say that most of the questions I had from Endgame did get answered here. I don't necessarily believe that it deserved 92%...I'd have been more inclined to the mid to high 80s myself, I still had a great time and it was an appropriate transition from what came before.
Back in October, 2018, Call of Cthulhu came out as a video game with a bunch of huge promises. Not the least of which were an open world, an RPG system that mattered, multiple methods to solve cases, and stunning quality development.
They pretty much failed to deliver on every single point with the exception that SOME cases could be solved in different ways. All around, it was a pretty big disappointment, one that I regretted paying full price for. So when the Sinking City was on the verge of coming out, I had high hopes this company could actually deliver.
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