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Roleplaying games

Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea

Although I’m a fan of fantasy, Tolkien, D&D, etc. I must admit that I’m not very familiar with the writings of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Robert E. Howard, or most of the others that appeared in Gary Gygax’s Appendix N of the 1E AD&D DMG. I guess I was born in an era that was more of […]

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Movies

Re-watching Lord of the Rings and Star Wars

Earlier this year I had some recent downtime and was able to re-watch a few movies in my collection that I haven’t viewed in quite awhile. In this entry, I’d like to cover my thoughts as I finally re-watched the Lord of the Rings trilogy (which I hadn’t watched in a year or so) as well as all […]

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Movies

Star Trek Beyond

Apparently without any real advertising effort behind it, Star Trek Beyond (shouldn’t it have a colon, Star Trek: Beyond?) is now out in theaters. I had pretty low expectations for this movie. I’m by no means a “retro trek snob”, but as I did grow up with the original movies the jury is still out […]

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Television

Stranger Things

  You need to watch this show! Yes, pay for a Netflix subscription if you’re not already a member. Let’s start with the incredible music of Stranger Things and logo shown in the intro; I could literally listen to this all day, and I already have. These pulsing synths continue throughout the show, coming in at perfect times […]

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Music

Bandcamp find: Ascendant

Meridian by Ascendant Sometimes I can’t listen to doom, outrun, or anything else that’s loud, busy, etc. I just need something in the background while writing, organizing files, or just laying back with my eyes closed. There’s a few soundtracks that can meet that criteria, but just as many don’t. I’ve never really taken a hard […]