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 on: April 29, 2018, 10:49:46 AM 
Started by James - Last post by Darkon
A switch with mariokart 8. Vroooooom!

 12 
 on: April 29, 2018, 10:48:30 AM 
Started by Gorath - Last post by Darkon
it comes out in the U.S on May 8th. I cant wait. Story aside, how is the writing quality?  Some of the later Riftwar Cycle books felt rushed and not up to his earlier standards

Ha! Indeed. Many worry about it. Myself included.

Thanks for this impression Gorath. Much appreciated. I do not know when the book releases over here in the NL. But I will keep my eyes open for it.

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 on: April 29, 2018, 10:41:44 AM 
Started by Gorath - Last post by Suriyawong2
it comes out in the U.S on May 8th. I cant wait. Story aside, how is the writing quality?  Some of the later Riftwar Cycle books felt rushed and not up to his earlier standards

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 on: April 29, 2018, 08:01:33 AM 
Started by Gorath - Last post by Gorath
One sentence summary: Definitely some issues, but worth a read.

I'm not going to call this a review because there's no way I can write something worth being called that.

When I first heard Feist was writing in a new setting, I was excited, but I had no idea what it would look like, because fantasy has by and large moved on from the D&D and Tolkien archetypes, but Midkemia is literally a D&D world, but I think he did a good job, although this book has only hints of supernatural elements that will presumably play a larger part later in the series, as there does not seem to be open use of magic.

The book follows a blacksmith, and a student in a secret society who is also the secret heir to a destroyed kingdom, with only a few chapters from other viewpoints. What I found refreshing about the book was that the big events that are driving the series aren't 'active' in the timeline of the book, so it's a rather meandering book, with the characters being driven largely by their own 'small' problems about what they want in life and their own self discovery, so it's a rather relaxing pace. Where this direction falls flat a bit however is there is a lot of time spent in the characters heads as they're on the road just having a deep think about these issues, which would not necessarily be bad except that it seems they repeat themselves fairly often and think over the same topics without reaching any new conclusions or having revelations. In a similar vein, occasionally a character will just dump some exposition on one of the main characters in a way that just doesn't quite feel like natural dialogue.

All in all, I really liked it for the meandering pace with the occasional urgent event and the hints of much more urgency to come, and at the end it comes together quite nicely with the events from the prologue and the journey of the whole book and I look forward to the next one to get a broader view of the world and some big serious events.

 15 
 on: April 23, 2018, 01:55:55 AM 
Started by James - Last post by Suriyawong2
Work Boots, and it was awful. but before that it was books, so that was awesome.

 16 
 on: April 16, 2018, 11:09:30 AM 
Started by James - Last post by Bacchus
Bought sneakers in a sneaker store. worst experience of my life

 17 
 on: April 13, 2018, 07:16:21 AM 
Started by Gorath - Last post by Ghuda
I watched Annihilation and thought it was great! The bear was literally terrifying

 18 
 on: April 10, 2018, 10:05:47 AM 
Started by Gorath - Last post by Bacchus
Went to see Ready Player One. really enjoyed that. the story is rather different than the book, but that didn't bother me at all.

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 on: April 04, 2018, 09:23:11 AM 
Started by Gorath - Last post by Bacchus
Went to see Red Sparrow yesterday. If you're into naked Jennifer Lawrence, you'll love this film.

Was not that great.

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 on: April 03, 2018, 10:07:01 PM 
Started by Gorath - Last post by Darkon
I thought the Dark Tower was o-k. But nowhere near as good as the books. Popcorn entertainment basically.

Last movie I saw was Black Panther. T'Chaka is one of my favourite superheroes, so I was looking forward to this movie. The soundtrack was boppy, the blend between African culture and science fiction was awesome. Also, T'Chaka and friends did not disappoint. I was impressed by Andy Serkis, who aged quite a bit since his Gollum days, but showed he is a damn good actor, not just for motion-capture. Martin Freeman's was so-so. Lupita Nyong'o and Letitia Wright did much better! <3

The movie is unfortunately heavy on afro-american racism and segregation problems. So the movie is reduced to the colour of skin and how problematic that is in the United States, while the movie had all the ingredients to be so much more. Only because the US has a problem and Hollywood has to make statements. Sigh.

Oh well, at least this was the last movie before the upcoming finale.

Bring on the Infinity War! :D

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