If you want to be a fine new person with a fine new life you’ve got to put the person you were behind you, like a snake sheds its skin. You’ve got to stop picking through your hoard of hurts and grievances like a miser with his coins, set ’em down and allow yourself to go free. You’ve got to forgive and you’ve got to trust, not because anyone else deserves it, but because you do.
– Joe Abercrombie, Three’s A Crowd, Sharp Ends.
This month I’ve been listening to the Gentleman Bastard Sequence (The Lies of Locke Lamora, Red Seas Under Red Skies, The Republic of Thieves) by Scott Lynch and I’m about 3 hours from finishing The Republic of Thieves. The Lies of Locke Lamora was especially good, and the other books while good aren’t as good as the first. I can see why this series is so highly recommended. Michael Page does the narrating and is good. Page did the North American Audible versions of Best Served Cold and The Heroes, before the Steven Pacey re-releases, and did a fine job but the First Law Series is Pacey’s like the Dresden Files is James Marsters.
Late Edit: So I just finished the Republic of Thieves. It was very good and I can’t wait for the Thorn of Emberlain now. Lynch can really tell a good story and create great characters. I must also say that I thought Republic of Thieves was just as good as The Lies of Locke Lamora despite my previous statement above.
After finishing Lynch’s Gentleman Bastard Sequence, I’ll be listening to the Bill Hodges Trilogy by Stephen King, it’s King’s Hard Boiled detective series and I’m really looking forward to listening to it. I’ll be picking up the 3rd in the series on the 24th, with one of my 2 audible credits.
So I watched it on netflix last night, I thought it was a solid 3/5 movie, not great(or even good) or terrible. However, I did like it. I realize that sounds weird but not every movie has to be as good or great or being revolutionary in order to like it. The story was pretty predictable and the characters decent. It wasn’t bad and it wasn’t good/great, it was (for me at least) entertaining.
Scifi/Fantasy movies really get put through the ringer for a lot people, because everything has to be better than Lord of Rings or Star Wars or the Matrix or its complete crap. It’s a shame really.
It was worth checking on netflix and while it wasn’t great, it did not disappoint and it wasn’t bad.
This game is hitting all my buttons. Definitely gonna keep an eye on this and probably pick this up along with a PS4.
See that? a PC release. I’ve always like Tekken over other fighters like Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter, I’m probably gonna get this at launch.
Fuck yes, I loved gwent in the Witcher 3 and I’m really excited that there will be a stand alone game. I’m gonna be all over this when it launches.
Any decent game with Vampires and I’m already part way hooked, The Legacy of Kain Series, Vampire the Masquerade Bloodlines (and Redemption, I know I’m old), so it’s no surprise that I’m gonna keep an eye on this.