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Reading

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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…

Happy Birthday ESO!

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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…

It's OK

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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. Today's Video