What I am playing/listening to/watching/reading/looking forward to for August 2018.

These usually start off with a recap of what audiobooks I finished last month, so here goes:

  • Season of Storms by Andrzej Sapkowski narrated by Peter Kenny – The short stories of the Witcher series always seem to be the better ones in the witcher series and Season of Storms definitely continues that trend. I’d rank it behind the other 2, The Last Wish and Sword of Destiny, though. Narration is good, the story was pretty winding and contained many contrivances but was overall pretty good and was fun to listen to.
  • The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers narrated by Stefan Rudnicki, Gabrielle de Cuir – This is a short story compilation with the King in Yellow playing a central element in most of the stories, except for the last 3 stories. The Narration was very good and the main King in Yellow stories were excellent. I am looking forward to a re-listen of this one. I also want to re-watch the first season of True Detective because of how much I enjoyed this audiobook. The last 3 stories this one are mostly historical romances, and although good, did not seem to match up with dread and strange horror of the King in Yellow stories.
  • Pet Semetary by Stephen King narrated by Michael C. Hall – Another good Steven King story with excellent narration, this time by Michael C. Hall. I listened to this one right after The King in Yellow and it was a great 1 2 punch, the sense of dread and horror of what is going to happen are great. I keep taking King for granted here and nearly every audiobook I pick up that he writes reminds me how good he is.

I have also done a re-listen to Joe Abercrombie’s Best Served Cold, and will also be starting The Heroes later this month.

I pre-ordered Richard K. Morgan’s Thin Air (release date 10-25-18) and picked up The Rook by Daniel O’Malley. In just over a month my pre-orders for Port of Shadows by Glenn Cook and Mass Effect Andromeda: Annihilation by Catherynne M. Valente will be available for download. Fire and Blood by George R.R. Martin is also pre-ordered and available for download on 11-20-18.

This month I am planning to listen to Red Sister by Mark Lawrence (which I have already started and about an hour into), The Rook by Daniel O’Malley, The Heroes by Joe Abercrombie, Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman, and Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman.

With my next 2 audible Credits I plan to pick up Grey Sister by Mark Lawrence and Stiletto by Daniel O’Malley.

On August 13th, the Battle for Azeroth Expansion hits and I’m looking forward to playing to it. I thought Legion has been the best expansion since Wrath of the Lich King and legions biggest flaw was Artifact weapons being Alt and Spec unfriendly, which the azerite thing address completely. I’m gonna be leveling my Demon Hunter first, since I’ve been main-ing a Death Knight since Wrath of the Lich King and definitely want to switch it up.

I picked up Injustice 2 Legendary Edition on sale today for 27$-ish CAD, I missed a sale the last time and regretted not picking it up then, so I definitely wanted to pick it the next time it went that low. I’ve been wanting a fighting game I could play, mostly for single player stuff, that I could play while listening to music or an audiobook.

Looking forward to picking up Quiet Place, Deadpool 2, and Avenger’s Infinity War on blu ray this month.



What I am playing/listening to/watching/reading/looking forward to for December 2017.

Another year gone by. Reminds me of a quote from American Gods “Every hour wounds. The last one kills.”

Anyways, lots of stuff this month and some updates.

Audiobooks first, I just finished Area X – The Southern Reach Trilogy – Annihilation, Authority, Acceptance by Jeff VaderMeer narrated by Carolyn McCormick, Bronson Pinchot, and Xe Sands. I enjoyed the story, narration, characters, and the writing of this trilogy. The story and writing were very good and I enjoyed that some things were left unresolved or unexplained, the only real comparison (and a poor one at that) is the Reapers from Mass Effect that once their purpose and origin were explained and detailed they became way less interesting and compelling. Area X and it’s purpose are way more compelling as a story element being mysterious and having some parts of it unexplained. I admire the decision to not reveal everything as it made for a much more compelling story. The characters are also well done and I enjoyed that they were only referred to as titles, code names, or nick names such as The Director, The Biologist, Control, and Ghost Bird. The narration was also good, with 3 narrators it some times is kinda jumbled and jarring but it served the story and tone of the characters to have separate narration. I can’t wait to see the adaptation, it looks promising.

I have a pretty big backlog of audiobooks to get through, roughly equal to last year, 11 or so: The Metro Trilogy by Dmitry Glukhovsky, Strange Weather by Joe Hill, I Am Legend by Richard Matheson, Alien: Out of the Shadows, Sandman Slim by Richard Kadrey, Watership Down by Richard Adams, Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison, The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien, The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper.

Two more books will be added to that list around christmas, it will most likely be Mass Effect: Initiation, and either Tigana or The Lions of Al-Rassan, or it could be something on a whim suggested/recommended from r/fantasy or my audible wishlist.

I will probably start the ball rolling with Strange Weather followed by the Metro Trilogy then Sandman Slim or I am Legend.

I picked up a pretty nice DAC/AMP combo, SMSL SD793-II, to drive my DT990 premium 250 ohm headphones , which the DAC/AMP is now connected to my PS4 and PC. I mainly use it for gaming, movies, and music (in that order), for that purpose it is an extremely good set up but I am going to add a few things to it. I decided against a sound bar set up and went with a 2.1 set up instead. I will be connecting the line outs from my SMSL SD793-II to a Micca Origain (simple, not the one with built-in DAC) and a set of speakers that I have handy. I will also add a subwoofer in the next few months to make a 2.1 set up, which I will probably use for music, movies, and the PS4 (in that order.)

I did not go with a USB DAC/AMP because I wanted something that did not need drivers installed and a TOSLink and a coaxial digital would allow me to connect my PC using a toslink to coaxial digital converter and the PS4 using the TOSlink. It is working extremely well for me and was well worth the money.

I picked up some blu rays this week, Atomic Blonde, Valerian, The Dark Tower and Wind River. I have not yet watched every one so far but I did rip and convert them so I can watch them any time on my PC. I’m using MakeMKV and Handbrake, which is very easy to set up. I’m using MakeMKV enough to consider just buying it even though it is currently free while in Beta. It’s easy to use and extremely useful, well worth the money if I do end up buying it.

Gaming this month is basically WoW, the last half of Uncharted 3, and probably (finally really) Rise of the Tomb Raider, as well as Total War: Warhammer. I have about 15 days left in my sub to WoW and I’m at that point where I am thinking of taking a break from it soon, within this month or the next.

WoW is still fun and accessible, especially with the Mythic Plus dungeons. You can be extremely competitive once you get your 4 piece tier set (which can be as low as raid finder gear, or normal) and everything else from Mythic plus.

This is a super late Edit here:

Looking forward to It, Dunkirk, and Blade Runner 2049 releases on blu ray this month and next month.

What I am playing/listening to/watching/reading/looking forward to for December 2016.

Time seems to really pick up its pace in the later months of the year. December, already. Soon I’ll have to do an end of the year wrap up.

On the Audiobook front, I’m still one my re-listen to the Dark Tower Series, I’m on Salem’s Lot at the moment (the last half of it.) I’m going to be skipping Wind thru the Keyhole because Stephen King narrating it is pretty bad, that’s too strong a description for it but it’s bad in comparison to how well Frank Muller and George Guidall narrate the series. So I’m gonna jump right into The Wolves of the Calla after Salem’s Lot. I enjoy Callahan’s arc of redemption as well as Balazar and Andolini returning as big coffin hunters to battle Roland’s Ka-tet.

I have about 7 novels to finish off the Last Kingdom/Saxon Stories, I’ll be using 1 credit to pick up the last book in the series The Flame Bearer, the novels are fairly short (about 10 hours each) and I should be done by the end of the month. I’m extremely looking forward to finishing off the series because I already have the next series ready to go, it’s P.N. Elrod’s Vampire Files series. I’ve been wanting to find a good vampire or werewolf series (that isn’t Paranormal Romance or the more heavily erotic Urban Fantasy, and it’s pretty difficult to find) and the Vampire Files is the one I settled on. The series I would have prefered to get into is M.L. Brennan’s Generation V but that series does not have any audiobook version.

On the games front,  I picked up Battlefield 1, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Far cry Primal, and the Season Pass for Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate (also picked up the Dreadful Crimes DLC, which wasn’t included the season pass.) Only paid full price for BF1, I got the rest on pretty good sales from Steam and Uplay. I’ve had my eye on picking up the new Tomb Raider as well as Far cry Primal and to get them for less than 35$ CAD each. I picked up the DLC for AC:Syndicate because I’ve been enjoying playing through the AC series so far, I’m liking the look and feel of Unity and enjoyed the story for Rogue. My only dislikes so far are the story gated skills for AC: Unity, and the emphasis on doing Co-op missions to unlock all the skills and for AC:Rogue the short story length.

At the moment, I’m near the end of Unity, and I’m doing the collectibles, side missions. I’ve already completed the Dead Kings DLC, which I thought was okay, it definitely rewarded some good gear though.

This month I picked up a subscription for CraveTV, mostly for The Expanse but it also allows me access to Penny Dreadful, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Battlestar Galactica, Carnivale, and the Flight of the Conchords.

Also, how fucking good is Westworld? If this is HBO’s replacement for when Game of Thrones eventually ends, then they have a damn good show already and HBO won’t miss a beat when GoT does end.

I picked up a subscription for Google play Music, and I’m liking it so far except that they don’t have some songs I would like. I’m also displeased with the amount of “my interpretation” of whatever song that shows up when I do look for a song.

What I’m looking forward to is going on a trip to Vancouver next month to be able to watch the following movies: Star Wars Rogue One, Doctor Strange, Assassin’s Creed, Arrival, Fantastic Beasts and where to find them, and Live by Night.

The Witcher: The Last Wish and Sword of Destiny.

I finished the audiobooks a couple of days ago, I was very impressed and they added immensely to the characters as well as telling some pretty compelling stories. The Sword of Destiny in particular told a couple of very good stories that added a lot to the characters of Geralt and Yennefer.

I was most impressed with the short story “A little sacrifice,” it told a great story and it delivered a solid sucker punch to my expectations of how it would turn out. I rarely get a story or tv show or a game that can blindside me story wise and this one definitely did.

So my advice, to anyone looking to start reading the witcher series, don’t do what I did and start with Blood of Elves (the real first book in the series,) instead start with The Last Wish and then the Sword of Destiny and then go into the series. It adds so much to the characters and you get a much better feel for each one. If you also happened to play the games but not read any of the novels, DEFINITELY check out the Last Wish and Sword of Destiny it really fleshed out the characters of Geralt and Yennefer and Ciri. I also recommend checking out the books (starting of course with The Last Wish and The Sword of Destiny) if you are a fan of the fantasy genre. The Witcher series is definitely got a place in my top 10 for books and series.

What I am playing/listening to/watching/reading/looking forward to for March 2016.

About 20 more days and I get basically a new computer by changing out my AMD fx-8350 CPU and Gigabyte 990fx motherboard out for a Intel i7-4790k CPU and an ASUS Z97-A/USB 3.1 motherboard, which I’m pretty excited for. I went with a i7 because I rip a lot of the blu rays movies and special features from the Blu Rays I buy each month to my external HD and the planned upgrade should cut the time I transcode movies from MKV files to smaller but very similar quality MP4 files.

Which leads me into … What I’m watching this month. It will be a fairly decent amount as a couple of bigger movies are coming out on Blu Ray this month, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 3 and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. I will be getting both and I hope to have upgraded to my i7-4790k CPU and Windows 10 by then. I am also contemplating picking up Casino Royale (so that I have all the newer Bonds on BR), and Cloverfield. I’m also going to watch Daredevil Season 2 which is supposed to be out soon. I’ve been watching the Netflix series Love and like it’s hilariously awkward humor. I finished up Jessica Jones mid February and goddamn it was good, after I’m done reading the Fables graphic novels I will be picking up the re released Alias graphic novels. I also plan to watch the Extended cut versions of the Lord of the Rings trilogy and the Hobbit Trilogy, I’ve been watching the Battle of Five Armies special features and finally finished watching both of them (combined around 9 hours long.)

At the moment, I am just playing WoW because I’ve found it pretty cool to be able to cap out (or come very close to capping out) all my toons (6! DK, Rogue, Priest, Hunter, Shaman, and Mage) by just doing the daily battleground which awards 225 conquest. However, this will change when Fallout 4’s DLC hits or I get the whim to replay the Witcher 3 or the Assassin’s Creed games (Rogue and Unity) or play Crysis 2. One thing is certain though, I will be playing the Division when it launches next week and looking forward to that.

On the Audiobook front though, things are a bit more exciting. As I have some extra money now, I picked up another 3 credits to pick up Book 3 of Neal Asher’s Owner Trilogy and 2 Witcher books (The Sword of Destiny and The Last Wish.) This means I have about 6 audiobooks to listen to, having just finished the first part of the Owner Trilogy, which is pretty good and narrated pretty well. Mark this down as another good recommendation from Felicia Day, her goodreads reviews are pretty good and I’ve already added another book to my wishlist based on her review of Zero World. The audiobook for Zero World is read by Gideon Emery, a voice actor of note and who had a cool part in the first season of Daredevil. Along with Zero World, I plan to pick up Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn because I was very impressed by the movie which I recently watched on Netflix and I enjoy comparing it to the source material to see how well adapted the movie is. I will pick up Zero World and Gone Girl later in the month. It does not end there, however, I am planning to re-listen to the First Law Trilogy and the First Law World books, as Best Served Cold and The Heroes (2 of my favorite books in the series) have been re-released with Steven Pacey as the narrator, providing a single voice for Abercrombie’s First Law series. So that means for March, I will have 8  new books in total to listen to (The Witcher: Sword of Destiny, The Witcher: The Last Wish, Zero Point, Jupiter War, Best Served Cold, The Heroes, Zero World, and Gone Girl) and 4 others to relisten to (The Blade Itself, Before They Are Hanged, Last Argument of Kings, and Red Country.)

I’ve slowed down considerably on my reading as netflix and numerous audiobooks take up a lot of my time, so I still have a couple of Fables graphic novels to read. I have The Good Prince to read as well as War and Pieces.

I’m looking forward to completing my upgrades this month. I’m also looking forward to setting up an excellent birthday dinner because I like to cook and make everything myself. Besides reading and gaming, I enjoy cooking. I am also extremely looking forward to this weekend and UFC 196 McGregor vs Diaz and the co-main event as well. I’m team 209 (wut bitch, stockton motherfucker!) and going with Nate “Real Motherfucking Ninja” Diaz over Conor McGregor.

Hope whoever reads these ramblings, that you also have a good month and I wish you long days and pleasant nights.

What I’m Playing, Listening to, Watching, Reading, and Looking Forward to for February.

So another month come and gone, and very quickly as well. I did get to watch a lot Netflix in January as well as getting to finish off the Harry Potter series. I’ll sum up a bit because I’ve been pretty lax with the updates and summing up adds some perspective.

I’ll start off with audiobooks, I started listening to the Harry Potter series in late December and finally finished it up on the 28th of January. It was worth listening to (or reading) and they do indeed stop being strictly “kids” books at book 4 (The Goblet of Fire) with a definite tilt around the middle of book 3 (The Prisoner of Azkaban.) I found the books to be entertaining and will written, the narration by Jim Dale becomes endearing over after a couple of books, and it ended quite well. Ending a series satisfactorily is quite difficult to pull off and most series seldom end well or even decently. I enjoyed the series more than I would have thought but so far I still prefer the Hunger Games in my limited experience of Young Adult fiction, although that might change when I get around to Joe Abercrombie’s Shattered Sea trilogy. Back on topic, I can see why many feel the books were not suitably adapted into movies to their tastes. A lot was left out, changed, and streamlined. I quite enjoy reading books (or listening to the audiobooks) of series and see how well done the adaptation to a movie format was done.

I definitely watched a lot Netflix in January as well, I started off with Daredevil because Vincent D’onofrio was in it and I heard/read a lot of good things about it. Daredevil definitely delivered on the hype and I enjoyed it very much, can’t wait to see what season 2 is like. After Daredevil, I watched all 8 episodes of The Last Kingdom and I extremely liked it. I liked it so much that I named the Siberian Husky puppy I got in late January (of the reasons I haven’t been posting a lot) Ragnir, inspired by Ragnar Ragnarsson AKA Ragnar the Fearless from the show. If you are looking for a show to watch, check out The Last Kingdom is worth it. I also watched numerous anime/animated features, all of the DC related. Batman: Assault on Arkham was the very first one I checked out because it had the suicide squad in it and featured them heavily, I enjoyed it and liked it. I then checked out Batman Year One which I also liked very much, in particular the voicework by Bryan Cranston and Eliza Dushku. I moved onto The Dark Knight part 1 and 2, and both were extremely good. I also checked out Son of Batman and thought it  was ok. I was hoping Canadian Netflix would also have Mask of the Phantasm, Batman vs Robin, Batman: Under the Red Hood, and Batman: Bad Blood but sadly the Canadian Netflix does not have any of them.

Now that the summing up is done, I can get down to the real “bidness.”

Most of January and most of February I will be still playing World of Warcraft, why? JUST DON’T ASK QUESTIONS OKAY? I plan on completing another legendary in February, Dragonwrath (on the last part of the questline) with my Frost Mage Traya.

Frost Mage Traya

Frost Mage Traya

The new Conquest Point Hotfixes have made the game extremely easier to gear out in PVP gear. 225 conquest for the first Random Battleground win of the day (up from 150) and 125 points for wins after the first. 270 for a rated arena match win. Ashran Quests: Slay them all reward 300 conquest (up from 200) and Dominance awards 750 conquest (up from 500.)

Those changes make it extremely easy to cap out quickly and with little fuss, and if you like you don’t even have to enter ashran. Although if you need a off piece or a stat trinket, ashran and rated battlegrounds are still the only options.

So WoW still has a lot of replay value for me. At the moment, I’m enjoying taking a break from my Death Knight, Shaman, and Hunter by playing my Assassination Rogue Shylo, Shadow Priest Valeris, and the aforementioned Frost Mage Traya.

I’m also playing a lot of Diablo 3 season 5 in between WoW sessions. I rolled a Demon Hunter because I liked the changes to their sets the most. I also leveled up another seasonal Demon Hunter to mess around with my off sets like The Shadow’s Set and Unhallowed Essence. I plan to complete the seasonal journeys but I do not have a burning need to do so right now, I’ll get around to it eventually.

I may also go all in on blizzard games and pre purchase Overwatch this month.

As a break from Blizzard games, I’m slowly making my way through Final Fantasy 13 and enjoying the game so far. It’s changed a lot from what I’m used to but I’m liking it so far.

I’m going to make more of an effort to play The Witcher 3 this month (possibly around the 20th to coincide with my audible choices for February, more on that later in the post.) I want to try out of the Hearts of Stone expansion and the Yennefer Romance.

I have many other games to play since I’ve added a lot over the christmas steam sale. I plan to play the Assassin’s Creed games I picked up (Rogue and Unity) whenever the feeling hits me. Same goes for Crysis 2 and 3. However, I plan to play Sunless Sea a lot and often. I was going to pick up the Tresspasser DLC for Dragon Age Inquisition but I have enough games on the docket at the moment, perhaps in the summer though.

What I’m listening to this month is going to be shorter than expected or at least compared to previous months, as I already finished all 7 of the Harry Potter books in the last few weeks and I have A Knight in the Seven Kingdoms by GRRM and read by Harry Lloyd (the actor who excellently portrayed Viserys Targaryen in Game of Thrones) to listen to. I am planning to pick up 2 books in the Witcher series by Andrzej Sapkowski when my audible credits roll over, The Last Wish and the Sword of Destiny. I am also contemplating buying 3 extra audible credits that I would use to pick up Market Forces by Richard K Morgan, and pre-ordering the Steven Pacey narrated versions of Joe Abercrombie’s Best Served Cold and The Heroes.

What I’ll be watching is Mission Impossible 1-3 in reverse order, don’t ask why it makes perfect sense to me. I’ll also be watching Jessica Jones and Sherlock. I’m extremely looking forward to watching Jessica Jones and if I like it enough I will probably pick up the graphic novels that were recently released to take advantage of the Netflix series’ popularity and hype. I’ve watched the first episode of Sherlock and going to continue until I’m finished with all 3 seasons. I plan not to binge watch over a week or two, my non binding intention is to check out 1 episode every couple of days, 5-7 episodes max per week. I really want to enjoy both series and take my time watching at a more reasonable pace rather than watching 1 whole season over a couple of days.

I’ll be continuing to read the Fables graphic novels, this month it is still Fables Volume 9: Sons of Empire, Fables Volume 10: The Good Prince, and Fables Volume 11: War and Pieces. I did not get around to reading them when they arrived around new years but I will get to them this month.

What I’m looking forward to is upgrading my CPU to an Intel i7 4790k which should be a decent improvement over my AMD FX 8350. I’m also looking forward to picking up the Steven Pacey narrated versions of Best Served Cold (due out on Feb 16th) and The Heroes (due March 15th). Spectre which is out on blu ray Feb 9th and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay part 2 which is due out on blu ray March 22nd.


What I’m playing/listening/watching/reading and looking forward to for January.

So a new year and new month is here, my holidays were pretty good and I managed to pick up a couple of the things I’m looking forward to either read or play this month.

For gaming this month, I picked up Sunless Sea, Final Fantasy XIII, Final Fantasy XIII-2, Assassin’s Creed: Rogue, Assassin’s Creed: Unity, and Game of Thrones – A Telltale Game Series. All of which I’ve been thinking about picking up and playing. In particular I was really looking forward to play Final Fantasy XIII and XIII-2 when they were first released on the playstation and I’m pretty happy that Squaresoft are porting their games to PC and using Steam. I’ve been interested in trying out the Assassin’s Creed games since playing Black Flag. I’ve heard a lot of good things about Sunless Sea and pretty happy that it was on sale. After playing The Wolf Among Us, I really wanted to play Telltale’s Game of Thrones, it will be something that will help keep my interest in the A Song of Ice and Fire series until the new season of Game of Thrones.

At the moment I’m playing the shit out of World of Warcraft, the new arena season has rekindled my interest. I have also been trying to get legendaries on some of my alts. At the moment, I’ve been working on my Mage’s legendary Staff quest. I’m about halfway through the questline, specifically on the Branch of Nordrassil part of the Delegation quest. I also had some extra money to pick up a couple in-game pets, a mount, and a helm.

Winged Guardian

Winged Guardian

Winged Guardian

Winged Guardian

Soul of the Aspects.

Soul of the Aspects.

Lil' Ragnaros

Lil’ Ragnaros

Hood of Hungering Darkness and Transmog.

Hood of Hungering Darkness and Transmog.

Pretty happy with getting in-game items, and after 10 years of playing WoW I figured I play enough and spend enough time playing to justify spending the money on the items.

A new season will start in Diablo 3 and I’m looking forward to playing it again. A lot of cool changes to different sets and a couple new sets have been added. I think I’m gonna try out a Demon Hunter and a Crusader.

In times when I’m not playing WoW or Diablo 3, I will be playing Final Fantasy XIII.

For audiobooks this month, I’ll be listening to Harry Potter and the Half Blooded Prince. I’m already about 5 hours into it already. I’m enjoying the Harry Potter series so far and can easily see why the series is so popular and in particular I like to get into the details put in (or left out) of the adaptation of the books to film. So far I find the series very compelling and I like that it moves past just being a “kids book” after book 2 (and it really does pick up in book 4.) I look forward to finishing up the series with the Deathly Hallows later in the month. I’m enjoying the narration by Jim Dale, however the female voicing is a little underwhelming. Dale’s pronunciation of Harry, it sounds a lot like Hair Ree! It’s odd at first but it becomes endearing after 5 novels.

With my other audible credit, I’m going to pick up A Knight in the Seven Kingdoms. I keep meaning to read the book I ordered but I never really get around it, so I wanted to pick it up to listen to it. It’s narrated by Harry Lloyd, who played Viserys in HBO’s Game of Thrones. The sample I heard and I found it to be pretty good, so I’m really looking forward to it.

With my better internet connection and my unlimited bandwidth cap (SO MUCH BETTER than a 25 gigabyte cap), I may also pick up an extra 3 audible credits. IF I do pick up an extra 3 credits, I will most likely pick up 2 books in the Witcher series, The Sword of Destiny and The Last Wish. I’m hoping the audiobooks for The Swallow’s Tower (Book 4 in the series) and Lady of the Lake (Book 5 in the series) will be released some time this year. With the 3rd credit IF I get the extra credits, I want to pick up Richard K Morgan’s Market Forces.  Morgan was my favorite author last year, as I said in a previous post, and definitely want to check it especially after being blown away by Morgan’s Thirteen.

This month I’ll be watching the Harry Potter series on bluray, I got it on sale from amazon.ca for 49.99$. I find it pretty cool that I’ll be rewatching the series after listening to the audiobooks and finishing the series later this month. I also picked up Mission Impossible: 5 movie collection for 29.99$ on bluray, which I will definitely be watching this month. I really enjoyed Rogue Nation and looking forward to re-watching it later this month. I also pre-ordered Sicario on bluray and I am extremely looking forward to watching it this month. I was supposed to watch it during my trip to vancouver a couple of months ago but Sicario was changed to a limited release and I could not watch it because my trip was only a few day and not 2 months long.

I also picked up the next 3 books in the Fables series, Fables Volume 9: Sons of Empire, Fables Volume 10: The Good Prince, Fables Volume 11: War and Pieces. I am extremely looking forward to reading these and seriously considering picking up some of the stand alone books, in particular the Cinderella books because I really like the spy aspect of her character. For the curious, the books are Cinderella: From Fabletown with Love and Cinderella: Fables Are Forever.

Since this is the new year, I want to list a couple of the things I’m looking forward to this year.

  1. The Dresden Files: Peace Talks – the newest book in the dresden files which is my favorite service. Hopefully released within the first 6 months of the year.
  2. Sharp Ends: A compilation of Joe Abercrombie’s short stories in the First Law series.
  3. Overwatch – Blizzard’s new arena based shooter.
  4. Daredevil – on Netflix, when I eventually get real fibre optic net.
  5. Jessica Jones – Another Netflix series.
  6. Narcos – Yet another Netflix series.
  7. World of Warcraft: Legion – The new expansion to WoW which will be released later on 2016.
  8. The X-Files Revival – January 24th 2016, can’t fucking wait.
  9. Game of Thrones season 6 – Obviously. I wasn’t too impressed with season 5 finale, I felt it was a bit bait and switch as well in bad taste with everything ending in a cliffhanger (especially the Stannis and Brienne bit), but I really liked the season overall.
  10. Final Fantasy XV – the previews and teasers are looking pretty good.
  11. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – I really like how well done Human Revolution was and I’m hoping Mankind Divided is half as good.
  12. Mass Effect: Andromeda – It’s possible that this will be released this year and I hope it lives up to hype.
  13. The Laundry Files – I really want to listen to a new urban fantasy series and I’ve read several recommendations from reddit about it.
  14. Shattered Sea series by Joe Abercrombie – Definitely want to check it out, it’s another Young Adult series. I’m really trying to get past that bias of mine.
  15. Gentleman Bastard Sequence by Scott Lynch – Another series that get a lot of good recommendations from the various subreddits I lurk on.

Out of them all, I am really looking forward to Peace Talks, Sharp Ends, and Overwatch, all of which I plan to pre-order as soon as they are available.