“Whatever journey he embarked on when his last breath emanated was a glorious one.” An old friend of mine just wrote a book. It’s called The Reverent Surrender and it’s about his Dad. It’s about tragedy and hope and confusion and pain and joy and above all, love. It’s about the lessons we learn when… Continue reading Book Review – “The Reverent Surrender” by James Finster
I just got back from a family wedding weekend but I managed to sneak in a showing of The Dark Knight Rises while I was gone. I hesitated about writing this review because it seems so trivial in light of what has happened. These massacres are beyond tragic. They show us the very worst and… Continue reading The Dark Knight Rises Reviewed
Let me start off by emphasizing how much I loved the book Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith. Fun, adventurous, perfectly intertwined with historical fact. It was truly brilliant and inspired. Now let me emphasize how much I didn’t like this movie. I almost can’t believe the script was written by my beloved SGS. … Continue reading Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter reviewed
The previews for Snow White and the Huntsman were gorgeous. People morphing into ravens and shards of obsidian, a T-1000 mirror, Charlize Theron bathing in a vat of white paint. All very cool visuals. So I was super excited to see all of these beautiful shots come together in one stunning example of marvelous movie… Continue reading Snow White and the Huntsman reviewed
I use to play Battleship with my brother for hours on end when we were kids. Moving our little red pegs around and gleefully shouting “you sunk my battleship!” It was a fun way to connect with our Dad when he was off on WestPacs. We kept it readily available at all times as demonstrated… Continue reading You sunk my Battleship!
About a week before The Avengers came out in theatres I participated in a World’s Best Podcast discussion about the Marvel Cinematic Universe films. We discussed Hulk (briefly), The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Thor, and Captain America. We also got into why the Marvel movies seem to be outdoing the DC movies (with… Continue reading Marvel Cinematic Universe Podcast (World’s Best Podcast)
OMFG. I don’t know how else to adequately describe how much I loved this movie. I saw The Avengers twice in 2 days. The first time after an epic all-day Marvel Movie Marathon with my NBFF Geek Outlaw. And the second time on Sunday morning with my Mom and SO. Afterwards we went to Smash Burger… Continue reading Avengers Assemble!
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a nerd in possession of an illness must go on a Jane Austen bender. At least it does for this nerd. For someone who fancies themselves a writer (or an aspiring one at least) I don’t write nearly enough about books. Which is strange considering the rate in… Continue reading Pride and Prejudice and Zombies – OH MY!
I finally finished reading Book 5 of the Song of Ice and Fire series by George RR Martin (which took me an abnormally long time compared to books 1-4). As I read and finished each book in the series I wrote down my thoughts. Sometimes they are snippets, sometimes they are discussions I’m having with… Continue reading A collection of random thoughts about A Song of Ice and Fire
Note from HNG: Hey Nerds and Nerdettes, your favorite virtual drinking buddy is back! You may remember Vivian’s fantastic Firefly Drinking Game post (or not, depending on how drunk you got while playing it) and this time she’s created a Hunger Games Drinking Game that will make you Rue the day you didn’t drink while reading… Continue reading Thirsty Games – The Hunger Games Drinking Game