Posts I've Made
28.04.2013 @ 23:02Just starting "Mission of Honor" by David Weber, its the 12th in the Honor Harrington series. They're kinda like the Horatio Hornblower books...but set in space, with a woman protagonist...ok they're not much like the Hornblower books at all. But while some of the books got a little grindy and tedious, I've enjoyed following Honor's career from lowly Commander to senior Admiral. She's pretty badass and her treecat, Nimitz is cool.
The books have also spawned a number of spin offs by Weber and other authors so if you're looking to get lost in a pretty expansive SF universe, can't really go wrong here.
On thing though, while there's a lot of action, derring-do and big space battles, these are not space opera(well not totally). The technology is very well explained, the background history makes sense and politics are realistic.
28.04.2013 @ 22:38For a budget indie title its a solid game. The story is interesting enough to keep me going, the mechanics, while not slick or polished are serviceable, the graphics are decent and so far its been bug free...which, all in all is more than one could say about some recent AAA titles. These are the same folks who did Faery: Legends of Avalon-a game that kinda got lost in the shuffle but was a real diamond in the rough. Of Orcs and Men is also one of theirs, haven't played it yet but it looks intriguing.
Got it on GMG for $16 and have no regrets.
23.04.2013 @ 18:15"The Beginning of the End". Not the best horror movie by any means but it scared the crap out of me. OK, I was about six years old when I first saw it. My babysitter used to keep me up to watch horror movies because she'd get too scared watching them by herself-even though my parents expressly forbid it. There's a scene in the movie where a mute guy gets eaten by giant locusts. They only show his face screaming in silent terror as this huge shadow looms over him. Still gives me the willies but started a lifelong love of the genre...guess I owe that babysitter />)
Here's the trailer, yeah its a really cheesy movie:
23.04.2013 @ 17:50With all the love for Vikings in this thread, I thought I'd put a plug in for "Shadow of the Raven". Its an Icelandic film from the 80's. Loosely based on the Tristan & Isolde story but set in 11th century Iceland, when Christianity was beginning to make inroads there. The cinematography is beautiful, really captures the raw, almost otherworldly feel of Iceland. Good story and acting too. Here's a rather long clip I found:
I think its part of a trilogy, but I'm not sure. Might be hard to find but well worth the effort.
02.04.2013 @ 05:15I could add a lot here(I'm kinda a move buff) but I'll just do two:
The end sequence of The Last of the Mohicans, an epic finish to an epic film.
This isn't a scene clip, but but the music for The Wind and The Lion one the best film scores ever. I still get swept away when I listen to it. Damm good movie too.