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Destiny: Rise of Iron – First Impressions (and review I guess…)

I really, really want to be fair in this. We will see how that goes. After about an eight month hiatus from Destiny, I logged in and played for the first time last night. I’ve logged in two or three times since January, but they were only to see what was up with the new patches. In those cases, I didn’t even go on a patrol let alone actually take a run at any missions. The main reason for that hiatus has been blasted across the internet, you don’t need me to really add anything. Either way, Rise of Iron was released last night and I was ready to get my game on. Two and a half hours later, I beat it. I am not even kidding. The story stretches maybe four or five missions. I sat down at 8:00. Between my daughter waking back up and having to get…

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Late Review – Boardwalk Empire

I have been in the midst of watching Boardwalk Empire. As is my normal custom, I didn’t start until well after everyone else has consumed it. Spoilers are obviously ahead and in full disclosuure, I must also say (and this probably gives you an idea of what I think ahead of time) I did not finish the series and have no intention of doing so. I got through season four but couldn’t make it any further. I love history, always have. Gangster history is no exception. It’s such an odd and interesting era in America’s culture. It is possibly one of the best examples of how to build a black market, was a time of lawlessness rarely seen, as well as a moment when law was so blatantly disregarded that the line between common sense and corruption became blurred. And the legends, oh the legends. Our country is so young, there are…

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My Review of Skin Game

I have to admit, I’ve been a bit worried about the Dresden Files. It started with Turn Coat, which was one of my least favorite in the series. I don’t know what it was, it just never scratched that itch I have for the Dresden Files. Then there was Changes, which was good, but the whole point of that book was to be purposely out of sync with the tropes, tone, and style of the rest of the series (hence the name, Changes). Ghost Story was a mix of really bad and really good. I thought Corpsetaker was an odd villain to revisit, but she/he/it really just seemed to serve as a backdrop for Harry’s out of body experience and flashbacks, where the story really shined. Cold Nights was good, but it had a few problems for me, I could take it or leave it. So, yeah, I’ve been a bit worried… Not anymore….

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How I Met Your Mother Finale

Yeah, yeah, I know, I haven’t posted anything in two weeks. I don’t like to be that out of touch and usually I post something on at least one of the blogs. The day job beckoned though and it took me away from…well…everything. That includes TV and that would be why I just got around to watching the HIMYM finale. Like any other successful show, the finale is likely to ignite strong opinions. Some people will hate it no matter how good it is and some will love it no matter how bad. Honestly, I felt myself conflicted. So did my wife. We spent a good hour talking about it, trying to wade through the story. I’d seen on Imgur that a lot of people weren’t happy, I even thought I knew why, then I saw it. From here on, SPOILERS! Okay, the ending sucked. Sucked bad. But I’ll get to that in…

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