I have many thoughts
So, John Wick Chapter 2 was FINALLY released in Australia, only a week ago, only 3 months later than the US and I went to see it.
The first John Wick movie is a masterpiece. It is ultra-violent, but the violence is focused and always serves a purpose; it's part of the storytelling and is not simply there to add "bang" to the movie.
Just as important to the movie are the silences in-between. The first action sequence where John Wick reveals himself as "The Boogeyman" doesn't take place until 25 minutes in and the second sequence doesn't happen until 50 minutes in and those silences are used to develop John Wick as a character and the world he exists in. Without these silences, the movie would be a lesser creation.
The second John Wick movie doesn't have those silences.
The first violent sequence starts immediately, but the entire sequence is simply a nod to the events of the first movie. "Look," it shouts, "every…
Thank you ZoS for giving me the chance to stream (on YouTube) and publish Morrowind so I can show everyone what there is to explore and discover (as well as all the new housing and furnishings!). Come and join me!
Stream 1: 1-3pm Saturday, Sydney Time (Convert)
Stream 2: 1-3pm Sunday, Sydney Time (Convert)
Stream 3: 10-2pm Monday, Sydney Time (Convert)
(All times are approximate, and of course, subject to that other MMO I play called Real Life.)
You can explore Morrowind as well - Pre-Order here -> http://www.elderscrollsonline.com/en-gb/preorder
Must have my Star Wars fix
I've known about Chuck Wendig's Star Wars series, Aftermath, for a while (since they were announced) but hadn't managed to get hold of them until now. I've finally gotten hold of the first book from my local library, and hooley-dooley it's good. I'm seriously considering buying my own copy, just to have.
Written in the present tense, it's a book that races along, dragging you from scene to scene, making you think in images that could be projected up onto a big screen (one day perhaps?). Aftermath is MUCH stronger than other recent Star Wars books I've read. I suspect having the freedom to write about minor characters who are not involved with global politics makes for a much better writing and reading experience. I'm glad I didn't spend money on Bloodline or Catalyst.
The first book, Aftermath, is set almost immediately after The Return of the Jedi and in part is the story of Rebel Pilot Norra Wexley who is returning ho…
It's been a fantastic three years
I joined the Beta of ESO in February of 2014 and here I am, three years later, for the third anniversary of Elder Scrolls Online, and it's been a FANTASTIC ride!
I have been a massive Elder Scrolls fan since Morrowind (the peak of my gaming experience) and then very much enjoyed Oblivion and Skyrim (with 550+ hours... >_< o.O) so I was sold on ESO before I even knew if it would be good, but it was! It was really good! And I was hooked.
I participated a bit on the forums (and I still do occasionally) and meet with a group of other Oceanic Timezone people and formed a guild with them. The guild still exists, though more as a way to keep in touch with the few people who still play, but one of those people I would consider a friend, and I even catch up with him in real life occasionally! *waves* Hello Manic! ^_^
I took my time as worked my way through the content on my one main character (and the thought of leveling another character stil…
Don't feel guilty for enjoying life
So, yeah, things are PRETTY interesting, globally speaking, at the moment, aren't they. And here I am, putting a whole lot of time and effort into playing games, making videos about games, and writing about games.
And I'm OK with that.
Be part of your world. Be aware. Know what's going on around you. Stand up for your causes. Look after the people around you and your world. #Resist
And then take a moment and look after yourself.
Life, living, sometimes it takes a lot, it empties you out. So, do the things that fill you back up again. Do the things that bring you joy, that you look forward to, that make you smile. And then keep doing them.
Take a selfie!
Do the hard stuff too. But remember, it's OK to have fun.
But I can't find what I'm looking for!
So, you're bought a lovely house and you're looking for juuuust the right bit to fill it. If you're on a console, you'll have to search and search through the guild stores looking for that perfect recipe or furnishing, but if you're on PC, you're in luck!
Check out the Tamriel Trade Centre website and search for exactly what you're looking for!
I've used this multiple times to find exactly the pattern I'm looking for, and it's sort-able by time last seen or price, which is particularly helpful.
And it's not just for furniture of course; you can search for any items that can be found in a guild store.
You can help out by installing the companion mod which will upload what it sees in a guild store to the database.