Robin Hobb terrifies me. I enjoy her books in theory. Parts of the Farseer trilogy were fantastic and I really liked the Liveship Traders (though her habit of dragging chapters on and on infuriates me). But most of my trepidation is due to the awfulness that was Assassin's Quest. Boy oh boy was that book... Continue Reading →
You know, if someone asked me what game series I've played more than any other, SimCity would probably come to mind. Simcity 2000 was a mainstay in my gaming library in the late 90's and SimCity 4 was the source of so many wasted hours and failed exams for my buddies and I in college.... Continue Reading →
My relationship with superhero movies has been on thin ice lately. I loved the Dark Knight Trilogy and generally enjoy a lot of the MCU movies. However, it feels like every superhero movie lately follows the same basic pattern and I've come down with a nasty bout of superhero fatigue. Captain America 3? Follows the same ol... Continue Reading →
I sometimes think I'm a huge softie when it comes to the Spurs and the NBA in general. I am the first to look for extenuating circumstances when a player is criticized. Usually I can find some examples that history has forgotten that, in my mind, exonerates them. Nothing is binary when it comes to... Continue Reading →
Well the 2017 NBA Playoffs ended two weeks ago and, boy howdy, those were the worst playoffs I have ever seen in my life, thanks to courage Kevin Durant showed last offseason. The 2017 draft was just last night but I've never been one to get all worked up about the offseason. I don't follow college... Continue Reading →
When I was young I wanted to be an author. This was back when I had no idea the kind of hard work and creativity that is needed for that kind of a life. I mean, writer’s block is tough, man. Once I became more informed on the subject, I decided that a life of experiencing other people’s creativity (movies, television, books, video games) is more in line with my lazy outlook on life.