2016 year in review. Gaming/Movies/TV/streaming.

This year was more gaming focused for me this year rather than last year, a first since I started listening to audiobooks 2 years ago. I played an insane amount of the The Division, World of Warcraft: Legion, Overwatch, and The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine. I also played a decent amount of Civilization 6, Battlefield 1, Assassin’s Creed: Rogue, and Assassin’s Creed: Unity.

The game that surprised me the most was The Division, the leveling experience, the game-play, and the coop experience were all very well done. It had a huge drop off in play for a couple of months because of the very lax response to cheaters and exploiters, the nerf to crafting, and the reliance on the Dark Zone as endgame. Since 1.5 patch, however, it has been changed for the better. It’s extremely easy to gear but still very satisfying to do because there are numerous path’s to get good gear, and the are interesting play-styles that are enjoyable to play. I’ve been playing a lot recently as it is a nice break from WoW mythic+’s.

My personal best experience of the year is easily The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine DLC. It provided a great story with very compelling characters and interesting conflicts while also giving a nice closing of the series. I personally thought Heart of Stone was better story-wise but this year no other game I played this year has really had such a well done story that can branch out in drastically different directions.

The only game I found disappointing was Assassin’s Creed: Unity, as I’ve said in a previous post. In contrast, Assassin’s Creed: Rogue was a very interesting and well done game, it took what made Black Flag good and then added to it, and told an interesting as well as compelling story that also advanced the modern-day Assassins vs Templars story.

I’ve switched up how I buy games, unless it is a game or developer I have confidence in, I wait for a sale to pick it up. It’s a patient gamer approach and really manages expectation vs investment. Games that are bought at full price usually have some regret and disappointment involved, not to mention the current trend of Developers releasing buggy games at launch. Buying games later on sale really cuts through disappointment from buyers regret or from having high expectations from a game that does not deliver on the hype.

Here are my arbitrary and personal choices for best games I’ve played this year, some of these games are oldish but new to me, as explained above:

  1. The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine.
  2. World of Warcraft: Legion.
  3. Overwatch.
  4. The Division.
  5. Civilization 6.
  6. Battlefield 1.
  7. Assassin’s Creed: Rogue.
  8. Assassin’s Creed: Unity.

Here is a list in my to be played queue:

  • Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate.
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider.
  • Far Cry Primal.
  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.
  • Fallout 4: Far Harbor and Nuka World.
  • Planet Coaster.
  • Doom.

I also have fewer games in my backlog that I hope to get into or back into to replay eventually:

  • Dishonored.
  • Splinter cell: Blacklist.
  • Bioshock remastered 1 and 2.
  • Bioshock Infinite and it’s DLC.
  • Crysis 2 and 3.
  • Final Fantasy 13 and 13 two.
  • Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines.
  • Legacy of Kain: Defiance.

For Movies and Tv/Netflix or other streaming services this year, How fucking good was Westworld? My show of the year and very easy choice. I think its as good as, if not better than the HBO’s Flagship Game of Thrones. Can’t wait to see season 2. I also got to watch the Wire (seasons 1-5) this year and was very impressed. I was also very impressed with the various Netflix series, Daredevil season 1 and 2, Jessica Jones, Stranger Things. I still need to get around to finishing Luke Cage, which I enjoyed but The Division and Legion took my focus. Game of Thrones season 6 was also good, I was able to guess alot of what was going to happen but the show also threw some nice curveballs to my expectations.

My movie of the year is definitely Deadpool, it showed that a superhero movie could be successful with an R rating and it really did justice to my favorite X-man Colossus. I also enjoyed and liked Batman vs Superman, while many people didn’t like its darker tone and the change of character for Batman. X-men Apocalypse was also a favorite of mine. Captain America: Civil War was also decent. Hateful Eight and The Revenant were also stellar. Star Trek Beyond was also decent.

I have a trip to Vancouver next month, in which I will be watching the following movies:

  • Assassin’s Creed
  • Star Wars Rogue One
  • Arrival
  • Dr. Strange
  • Passengers
  • Live by Night
  • Fantastic Beasts and where to find them

Can’t wait to see all those movies.

What I’m looking forward to in 2017:

Gaming:

  • Mass Effect: Andromeda
  • Horizon Zero Dawn
  • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Vampyr

Books/Audiobooks: Either coming out in 2017 or new to me.

  • Neil Gaiman’s North Mythology
  • The Vampire Files series by P.N. Elrod
  • The Black Company series by Glen Cook
  • Sandman Slim series by Richard Kadrey
  • The Expanse by James S. A. Corey
  • Lady of the Lake by Andrzej Sapkowski

Movies:

  • Logan
  • The Dark Tower
  • Ghost in the Shell
  • John Wick 2
  • Wonder Woman
  • Alien: Covenant
  • Guardian of the Galaxy 2

TV/Netflix/Streaming:

  • Daredevil season 3
  • Game of Thrones season 7
  • Jessica Jones season 2
  • The Expanse
  • Penny Dreadful
  • Luke Cage
  • Stranger Things season 2
  • Spectral
  • Westworld season 2

Again, if you read all of this, I hope you have a great 2017. Happy New years!

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.

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

October was pretty rough for me and I’m just gonna say some non related stuff here. My dad died last week of pancreatic cancer, he was diagnosed 6 weeks ago and the doctors told us he had a few weeks to live. The day before he died, the doctors estimated he only had hours left, he fought on for a day longer. It’s a tough thing to deal with, he was my Dad and now he’s gone. I was told once that there things in life that happen and there isn’t anything you can do about it all you can do it carry it. It’s not a burden and the emotions while sad, are not negative or hurtful, it’s just processing grief.

My dad, like most dads do, use to tell me how tough he was when I was a kid and after watching him battle and fight these last 6 weeks, I believed it then and I believe it now.

RIP Dad. I’ll see you again when I reach the clearing at the end of the path.

It feels weird and wrong just to carry on, but that’s life. A quote from Jim Butcher from the Dresden Files: White Night puts what I’m feeling right now into words better than I could.

We still hadn’t learned, though, that growing up is all about getting hurt. And then getting over it. You hurt. You recover. You move on. Odds are pretty good you’re just going to get hurt again. But each time, you learn something.

Each time, you come out of it a little stronger, and at some point you realize that there are more flavors of pain than coffee. There’s the little empty pain of leaving something behind – graduating, taking the next step forward, walking out of something familiar and safe into the unknown. There’s the big, whirling pain of life upending all of your plans and expectations. There’s the sharp little pains of failure, and the more obscure aches of successes that didn’t give you what you thought they would. There are the vicious, stabbing pains of hopes being torn up. The sweet little pains of finding others, giving them your love, and taking joy in their life they grow and learn. There’s the steady pain of empathy that you shrug off so you can stand beside a wounded friend and help them bear their burdens.

And if you’re very, very lucky, there are a very few blazing hot little pains you feel when you realized that you are standing in a moment of utter perfection, an instant of triumph, or happiness, or mirth which at the same time cannot possibly last – and yet will remain with you for life.

Everyone is down on pain, because they forget something important about it: Pain is for the living. Only the dead don’t feel it.

Pain is a part of life. Sometimes it’s a big part, and sometimes it isn’t, but either way, it’s a part of the big puzzle, the deep music, the great game. Pain does two things: It teaches you, tells you that you’re alive. Then it passes away and leaves you changed. It leaves you wiser, sometimes. Sometimes it leaves you stronger. Either way, pain leaves its mark, and everything important that will ever happen to you in life is going to involve it in one degree or another.

-Jim Butcher, The Dresden Files: White Night.

 

So with that said, this is me trying to carry on.

Gonna start with Audiobooks first. I’m still re-listening to the Dark Tower series, I’m at the end of the Wastelands and will immediately jump into Wizard and Glass right after. I’d like to do a re-listen of The Stand (I still might, it’s almost 48 hours long) before Wizard and Glass but it’s very long and will make this re-listen go up until December.

I still have the rest of Bernard Cornwell’s Saxon Stories/The Last Kingdom series to listen to as well, books 4-9. The books are short and I’ll likely go through them quickly as they are only about 10-12 hours long. I also have The Hobbit, which I’ll get around to eventually. This backlog of 6+ books means that I will to choose some more books to pick up with my audible credits for November and December. This will likely be one of the following series: Sandman Slim, The Black Company, The Felix Castor series. I will definitely Pre-order Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology with 1 of my audible credits this month. I’ve been thinking about picking up Jim Butcher’s Aeronaut’s Windlass as well. I will most likely go with the Gaiman book and Aeronaut’s Windlass this month and then into one of the previously mentioned series in December.

For gaming this month, I have stopped my subscription for World of Warcraft and started to use some of my gold to pick up tokens for 30 days of game time. WoW is a good game that I’m slowly starting to stop playing for no real reason other than it takes up so much of my gaming time. It’s the type of game you either go all in on or you want to just quit. Not that I necessarily want to quit, just not have it as the main focus for my gaming time. I am slowly wanting to stop playing though, with no real reason as the game is fun. Mythics, Mythic Plus, Karazhan, and the odd Battleground is fun to do. The progression of the Artifact weapons is nice and feels rewarding to complete each trait. It’s just that I’m losing the will to keep up the time investment.

I played some, around 10 hours, of Civilization 6 and liking it so far. Most of the changes have been good but this does not mean the game is flawless or perfect or great. The A.I. cheats, the difficulty only makes it so the A.I. gets tech and other things quicker and cheaper than the player. I hate to say the A.I is the major problem but it is, pointing to the A.I as a fault is pretty hollow for a criticism and it’s picking low hanging bitter fruit because every game has this problem, it is only more pronounced in turn based or real-time strategy games. However, it is still very fun to play and easy to lose a few hours playing it. Definitely worth the money and I have no regrets pre ordering it.

I have also wanted to get into my backlog of games, the Assassin’s Creed series (Rogue, Unity, Syndicate) and Dishonored being the games in particular. The trailer for the Assassin’s Creed movie got me thinking about the series and planted the desire to play the series. As for Dishonored, I watched some cool let’s play highlight videos and the desire to pick up the sequel. Skyrim Special Edition was released recently and the nostalgia is really sucking me in. I also picked up DOOM on a sale and also want to check it out.

I’ve also wanted to pick up Farcry: Primal, Rise of the Tomb Raider, and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided but I may just wait to pick those up on sale.

For movies this month, I wanted to quickly talk about X-men Apocalypse. I really liked the movie, it captured and re-imagined the characters pretty good. Oscar Isaac and Michael Fassbender portrayed their respective characters with some great acting and nuance. The special features were very good as well, I enjoyed the audio commentary and the short featurettes. Overall, I thought it was a good movie and had some good special features, it was a worthwhile purchase.

This week, I plan to pick up Star Trek Beyond on blu ray.

On the streaming video front, I added some movies I’ve wanted to watch or rewatch. The Prestige, The Princess Bride, Mystery Men, Master and Commander, The Forest, Pale Rider, American Psycho, and the Magnificent Seven (1960). I may also check out Westworld (the old movie.)

I’ve found out that The Expanse will be available on CraveTV on November 4th and I may just renew my subscription just for that.

I’ve also been obsessively been watching HBO’s Westworld, definitely worth checking out if you haven’t already as good sci-fi is hard to come by.

I’m also watching Luke Cage on netflix, it’s missing the compelling and memorable villain that Daredevil has with Wilson Fisk and Jessica Jones had with Kilgrave but it’s enjoyable. I’m on episode 8 at the moment.

I’m also re-watching The Wire (I’m on season 2) and will do one for Deadwood as well. Call it all getting back into the Dark Tower.

I may be travelling next year and during that time I will check out Logan, The Dark Tower, and Assassin’s Creed as those are the movies I’m most looking forward to watching.

For gaming, I’d really like to see Rockstar do a PC port for Red Dead Redemption 2, it’s unlikely but there is at least a year before it comes out and it is a remote possibility that it will. Dishonored 2, Final Fantasy XV, Hitman, and Battlefield 1 are games that come out in the next few months or are already out now that I would like to check out. In 2017, I’m looking forward to Mass Effect: Andromeda, Prey, and Horizon Zero Dawn. For some of those games I may need to pick up Playstation 4 to play them, and I may just end up doing that in the next few months.

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

This month is gonna be decent one for gaming, audiobooks and movies for me.

I finally have a plan to deal with my backlog of games and DLC to playthrough. It’s a 1 week on and 1 week off system, in the on week I will play a game or play the DLC for a game for that week (usually takes me a couple of days to finish a game, a week should allow me to play through 1 game and its DLC if any) and in the off week I’ll be listening to my audiobooks. So 2 weeks out of every month is dedicated to playing through one of the backlog games.

I’ve already started with Dragon Age Inquisition’s Trespasser DLC, which was decent but this seemed better off as a gift to fans to bridge to their next game and it would have been a fine bait to hook in more buys of Jaws of Hakkon and The Descent. No regrets in picking it up as it nicely tied up the story, provide greater detail on the repercussions of your actions as the Inquisitor, a more thorough epilogue of the game, and a nice set up for Dragon Age 4.

In between sessions of Overwatch, I’ve been playing through The Witcher 3’s Blood and Wine DLC, which is great so far. As usual, I started off the DLC by immediately going after the new Gwent Deck, The Skellige. However, the side missions and the story have been fun as well. I’ve only done the first parts of the main quest so far but I’m immediately hooked because of Vampires.

Speaking of Vampires, I picked up Legacy of Kain: Defiance from GOG.com during a sale and will get it to it soon. The Legacy of Kain games are one of my favorite game series and it delivers on voice acting, story, and great characters. I’ll get around to replaying this later in the month.

I also picked up Assassin’s Creed Syndicate for 22$ on a sale, which is my ideal price point for games (anything between 20$-45$) and I’m looking forward to playing it after I finish AC: Rogue and AC: Unity.

I also decided to get Bioshock Infinite’s season pass on sale, as well as the bundle deal on Bioshock 1/2 (which will soon be remastered and free to those that own 1 and 2 later this year.)

The Legion pre-patch for WoW should be out this month as well and I’m looking forward to trying out all the new changes for every class/spec. At the moment, I’m probably going to playing Death Knight (unholy and blood spec), Rogue (Assassination Spec), Mage (Frost Spec.) However, depending on the changes to Assassination I could also be playing Monk (Windwalker, Mistweaver.) I could also being playing Shaman (Enhancement, Restoration) or even Demon Hunter (Havoc, Vengeance.) I like to keep my option open.

I was avoiding picking up new games for a while because my backlog was pretty immense and seemed hard to deal with but now that I have a system to deal with it, I’m pretty happy with adding new (or older games) to my library.

On the audiobook front, which was one of the reasons I was slacking on my backlog of games, I can finally get into series’ and sequences again. In my off week of gaming I’ll be able to focus on listening my audiobooks without the worry of not being able to listen to at least 2 books a month.

This month I’ll be listening to Stephen King’s hardboiled detective Bill Hodges Trilogy (Mr Mercedes, Finders Keepers, End of Watch.) I will be starting on the 10th and it should only take a week to listen to the whole series.  I also have an extra audible credit this month that I may use to start a new series, which is mostly likely to be the Sandman Slim series but could also be Kate Daniels series or The Last Kingdom series.

I’m going to pick up the ultimate edition of Batman v Superman this month which is supposed to be out on the 19th. I’m looking forward to checking that out and judging it for myself. I liked Man of Steel and I like Zack Snyder as a director.

UFC 200 is also coming up this month and I’m extremely looking forward to seeing some great fights next week.

Also, how fucking good was this seasons Game of Thrones? The wait til next season is gonna be killer.

I’m looking forward to the Legion Expansion (due out end of August), Skyrim Remastered (due out October 28th), Bioshock remastered, and Neil Gaiman’s new book Norse Mythology.

Late May 2016 update post.

First, That FUCKING ENDING TO GAME OF THRONES. Hold the door. Best episode of the season for me so far. If anyone thought the show would have butterfingers and drop the ball on the story because the are no books to build the foundation for a story arc in a 10 episode season, that episode dramatically killed those fears. The only thing out-of-place was the cock shot, you know the one I mean.

Secondly, I finished watching all 5 seasons of the Wire and let me tell you, that was really fucking good. I can easily see why it’s the top show in so many lists and a favorite of so many.

Thirdly, I just finished Joe Hill’s The Fireman, the audiobook version naturally and it was very good. It’s definitely inspired by Stephen King’s (Hill’s father) The Stand and definitely is a good story with very compelling characters. The Dark Tower references were particularly good and subtle. Kate Mulgrew did a great job of narrating the story and I didn’t think she would be able to top her narration of N0S4A2 but in my opinion she did. It was well worth pre-ordering.

What I’m Playing, Listening to, Watching, Reading, Looking forward to for May 2016.

This year is flying by it seems.

Anyways, first with gaming this month.

My watch ended for The Division. Yes, I’m being dramatic. I’ve stopped playing for now but the recent changes from Massive and Ubisoft may bring me back eventually. The first “ban” wave hit, followed by a quick second, more than a little late but a good fucking start. Massive is taking some player feedback and trying to improve their game, it took Blizzard a couple of years to get Diabl0 3 where it is now, it will take Massive some time to fix their game but I’m hopeful they do it right. Like I said in a previous post, I bought the Season Pass and that really commits me to the game a bit. I sincerely hope they turn it around and make it fun again.

World of Warcraft: I got back into playing and PVPing, also working on getting season 3 gear for my mains (at the moment its Death Knight, Rogue and Hunter.) It’s nice to play a game that you know the PVP is meaningful and fun, there are only a few cheaters but the reporting system and the quick response from GM’s means they get dealt with quickly. FUCKING TRICKED YOU, this is STILL ABOUT THE DIVISION. Massive and Ubisoft tried to hard to get the COD/Halo crowd to buy the game because of the very half assed pvp they shoe-horned into the game and really let everyone down. PVP is only meaningful, fun or fair when the Dev’s have thought out and crafted the game around it, as well as locking down exploits and known cheats. The Division didn’t do any of that shit, the player base cannot be trusted on the whole because there are always cheaters. It is fucking known. Any game that is competitive or has pvp has to deal with certain percentage of the crowd that wants to win at any cost, and those types always fucking cheat to do it. It’s less of an issue on consoles but a pretty fucking big deal on the PC. Nearly every competitive PC game has a crowd that wants to cheat. Okay, done with the Division rant back on WOW topic. The Legion expansion release date was announced and it’s August 30th 2016. I’m pretty hyped about it, since it is a late summer release instead of a early fall one. It brings in many changes to many classes and reworks for the PVP system, Mythic Dungeons. I really want to switch up specs with Death Knight from Frost to Unholy but for PVP right now Unholy is really sub par compared to the damage from Frost, however, that looks to change in Legion and I’m pretty excited about that. I’ve already started to get my pvp gear grind finish so I can pick up a season 3 2-hander to try Unholy out when the legion patch hits. I’m also looking forward to playing and trying out a Demon Hunter during the early access, if they are fun and good in pvp I may even switch it up to one of my mains.

Fallout 4: the new survival mode patch is out and the creation kit is being released “soon,” so I’m pretty excited about it. I’m trying out the new survival mode now but I had to create a completely new character to do it. I’m also gonna do the new DLC (right now that’s just Automaton, but Far Harbour is coming soon.)

The Witcher 3: This actually has double duty for me, as the new Blood and Wine DLC is coming out this month as is the audiobook for the Tower of Swallows. I’ll be listening to the audiobooks of the Last Wish and the Sword of Destiny, and then doing a relisten of the series up to the release of the Tower of Swallows. Really looking forward to playing it again and listening to the series again.

Diablo 3: The new season started and I’m playing a Crusader this time. It’s still got it even after 5 seasons. Still fun. Blizzard even lifted some ideas from D3 for legion, mythic+ dungeons are basically like greater rifts, the adventure mode is the basically new daily quest design, the transmog system, and legion will even have treasure goblins.

Overwatch: I preordered and that got me into beta and I am extremely looking forward to trying it out. I’m playing D3 pretty hardcore right now but I’m sure I’ll find a way to get some games in. Out of all the characters I wanna play McCree, mostly because of wanting a game with a gunslinger in it.

 

For audiobooks this month, I’ll be just as busy as the last couple months. First I want to reiterate how fucking good The Last Werewolf by Glen Duncan is, as well as Sharp Ends by Joe Abercrombie (loved the Shev and Javre stories) “it really tied the room together.” This month I’ll finally get around to finishing the audiobooks for The Last Wish and The Sword of Destiny, that will get me into a relisten of the The Witcher series up to the new release of the Tower of Swallows.

I’ve already listened to most of The Last Wish and my only regret is that I should have started with that book (both read and listened to.) It provided a great into to the main characters and really cemented their natures. The narration is good and not over the top fast like Blood of Elves was. I’ve got about 2 hours left in the story and I’ll immediately jump into the Sword of Destiny. Followed by Blood of Elves, Time of Contempt, Baptism of Fire, and on May 17th the Tower of Swallows.

Joe Hill’s The Fireman is also released on May 17th and I’m extremely looking forward to it. Kate Mulgrew is doing the narration for the audiobook and she was great doing Hill’s N0S4A2. Can’t wait to listen to it.

 

What I’m watching this month, Game of Thrones. Every. Fucking. Sunday. Aside from killing off what made the Martell’s and Dorne so awesome, the episode was decent. It would have been great, pretty easily if Dorne didn’t get the quick wrap up. Definitely gonna be watching it today.

Also, I’m just about finished with season 2 of the Wire on cravetv. I’ve been holding off binge watching because I want to enjoy each and every episode. It’s been pretty fucking good so far, so good in fact that it halted my watching of Daredevil season 2 on netflix (which was also pretty fucking good, although it seems to be more about the Punisher than Daredevil.) I’ll get back into Daredevil soon, meaning after I’m done with 3 more seasons of the Wire.

I check amazon out today and found out that Deadpool is coming out on Blu Ray on the 10th, so I’m definitely gonna pick that up and watch it. I may also had another cheap Blu Ray (possibly Redbelt, The Usual Suspects or Star Trek: Nemesis.)

My reading habits have been destroyed by obsessive gaming (first the Division and then back into WoW/D3,) so I still have yet to read Fables: The Good Prince and Fables: War and Pieces. I really want to finish off the series because I’ve enjoyed reading them and I like the character of Bigby Wolf that much, as well as the clandestine characters of Mowgli and Cinderella.

 

What I’m looking forward to is May 17th for Joe Hill’s The Fireman and Andrzej Sapkowski’s The Tower of Swallows, I’m probably gonna listen to the Witcher book first as they are usually only around 10ish hours long. But it definitely is saving the best for last in this case, as I really want to hear Kate Mulgrew narrate Joe Hill’s version of the Stand.