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Other than fucking Star Wars I mean...
 ::)

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Sports / Did anyone watch the FIFA Women's World Cup?
« on: August 13, 2019, 12:16:18 PM »
Thoughts?

Yes, I know it was a while ago... but I enjoyed the hell out of it, personally. 

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Books / Re: 2018 Reading List?
« on: August 13, 2019, 10:48:30 AM »
I am slowly going through one of my favorite series I read as a kid: The Chronicles of Prydain.

I'm also reading a ton of comics and graphic novels. It's been fun getting back into those. :D

I've reread that series every 3 or 4 years since I was a child.  Great stuff.

Why don't we have a 2019 reading list?  And why is Butch not on here?!?!

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Diablo 3 / Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
« on: January 11, 2019, 03:56:40 PM »
Hmm.
Okay.  Now I want to play.  Both Path of Exile and D3 again.
I will probably play more MCOC instead though...

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General Discussion / Re: Welcome to GamersOasis, again!
« on: January 11, 2019, 03:54:20 PM »
I had a recent cull of people on my FB friends list and my criteria for not being deleted was "If I was passing through the city where [insert name lives] or vice versa I would want to and would make time to have a beer with said person". People who I wouldn't make time to have a beer with got deleted.

*checks facebook friends list for Supermatt*

Nice.   ;D

I hope lots of people don't take this approach.  I'll have like 10 friends left.  :D

I'm still alive.  Don't tell anyone. 

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Diablo 3 / Re: Diablo Immortal
« on: January 11, 2019, 03:51:27 PM »
It's not crazy for a company to want to get into both the Chinese market and the Mobile market, that part of this is fine (not "great news", but understandable).  This was obviously not the place for this announcement though, and arguably not the franchise to do it with.  You have a captive audience of your hardcore fans who are almost all PC players (across all Blizzard titles), and secondarily console gamers (though most Blizzard games come much later to consoles if they come at all), and you're making the next game in a beloved series exclusively not PC and not console.  On top of that is the deal with Netease which basically looks like Blizzard doesn't care enough to make their own game, so they hate their audience AND their own property.  They could've announced D4, D1/D2 remasters, a D2 patch, extra D3 content, or absolutely nothing and done better.

It's not the first time Blizzard has tied this kind of crap.
Somebody find a picture of Thrall.  I'm too effing tired. 

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Diablo 3 / Re: Season 14 - The Season of Greed
« on: January 11, 2019, 03:49:24 PM »
I haven't played in a year or so.  Now I feel like I missed out on fun stuff...

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Books / Re: 2018 Reading List?
« on: January 11, 2019, 03:46:57 PM »
 I really thought I had done another update to this.  Fail.
I think I may have lost track of some of the stuff I read too, but either way this is less than I've read in a year in a long while.  Didn't even make the previous one a week goal that we always used to have .
I did reread the whole October Daye series though, starting with Rosemary and Rue.  I like it even more -- enough so that the previous non 5 stars have been upgraded due to my current enjoyment of the book.  I reread a lot of stuff actually.  Sort of needed a bit of the old faithful.

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* = reread
1. She-Wolf and Cub, by Lilith Saintcrow - 3/5
2. Vallista, by Stephen Brust - 4.5/5
3. Beneath the Sugar Sky, by Seanan McGuire - 4/5
4. Boneyard, by Seanan McGuire - 2/5
5. It, by Stephen King - 5/5 *
6. The Red Plague Affair, by Lilith Saintcrow - 4/5
7. Lake Silence, by Anne Bishop - 4.5/5
8. Moonbreaker, by Simon R Green - 4/5
9. Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline - 5/5 *
10. Tricks for Free, by Seanan McGuire - 4/5
11. The Lost Gate, by Orson Scott Card - 3/5 *
12. The Jennie Wade Story, by Cindy L Small - 2.5/5
13. The Gate Thief, by Orson Scott Card - 3/5
14. Black Dog, by Caitlin Kittredge - 3.5/5
15. Good Guys, by Steven Brust - 3.5/5
16. The Girl in the Green Silk Gown, by Seanan McGuire - 5/5
17. Brief Cases, by Jim Butcher - 5/5
18. The Darkest Minds, by Alexandrea Bracken - 4/5
19. Magic Triumphs, by Ilona Andrews - 4/5
20. Night and Silence, by Seanan McGuire - 5/5
21. Rosemary and Rue, by Seanan McGuire - 5/5 *
22. A Local Habitation, by Seanan McGuire - 5/5 *
23. An Artificial Night, by Seanan McGuire - 5/5 *
24. Late Eclipses, by Seanan McGuire - 5/5 *
25. One Salt Sea, by Seanan McGuire - 5/5 *
26. Ashes of Honor, by Seanan McGuire - 5/5 *
27. Chimes at Midnight, by Seanan McGuire - 5/5 *
28. The Winter Long, by Seanan McGuire - 5/5 *
29. A Red-Rose Chain, by Seanan McGuire - 5/5 *
30. Once Broken Faith,  by Seanan McGuire - 5/5 *
31. The Brightest Fell, by Seanan McGuire - 5/5 *
32. Night and Silence, by Seanan McGuire - 5/5 *
33. Into the Drowning Deep, by Mira Grant - 4.5/5
34. Night Shift, by Lilith Saintcrow - 5/5 *
35. Hunter's Prayer, by Lilith Saintcrow - 5/5 *
36. Redemption Alley, by Lilith Saintcrow - 5/5 *
37. Flesh Circus, by Lilith Saintcrow - 5/5 *
38. Heaven's Spite, by Lilith Saintcrow - 5/5 *
39. Angel Town, by Lilith Saintcrow - 4.5/5 *
40. The Lightning Theif, by Rick Riordan - 5/5 *
41. The Sea of Monsters, by Rick Riordan - 5/5 *
42. The Titan's Curse, by Rick Riordan - 5/5 *
43. The Battle of the Labyrinth, by Rick Riordan - 5/5 *
44. The Last Olympian, by Rick Riordan - 5/5 *
45. Fragile Things (short fiction and wonders), by Neil Gaiman - 3.5/5
46. Artemis, by Andy Weir - 3.5/5 *





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Movies & TV / Re: What are you watching?
« on: August 24, 2018, 11:33:16 AM »
Both Infinity War and Deadpool 2 are out on BluRay now.  I've watched both again.
I like both again.



Holy... shitballs!   8)

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The Argument Chamber / Re: Trump continued
« on: August 24, 2018, 11:30:59 AM »
Trump's interview with Fox News yesterday was such a softball shit show.  This guy is the biggest scumbag.  And the reporter just sits there and let's him ramble on and on, never challenging him.  What a disgrace.

At least she didn't actually blow him while he ranted...
Well, at least not on camera.

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Books / Re: 2018 Reading List?
« on: August 24, 2018, 11:24:52 AM »
Updates in a batch.  Nobody much seems to read this anymore so I'm not going to bother beyond this.
Well, other than to say that I was very excited to read the sequel to Sparrow Hill Road, by Seanan McGuire.  It wasn't as good (how could it be?) but was still fantastic. 

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* = reread
1. She-Wolf and Cub, by Lilith Saintcrow - 3/5
2. Vallista, by Stephen Brust - 4.5/5
3. Beneath the Sugar Sky, by Seanan McGuire - 4/5
4. Boneyard, by Seanan McGuire - 2/5
5. It, by Stephen King - 5/5 *
6. The Red Plague Affair, by Lilith Saintcrow - 4/5
7. Lake Silence, by Anne Bishop - 4.5/5
8. Moonbreaker, by Simon R Green - 4/5
9. Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline - 5/5 *
10. Tricks for Free, by Seanan McGuire - 4/5
11. The Lost Gate, by Orson Scott Card - 3/5 *
12. The Jennie Wade Story, by Cindy L Small - 2.5/5
13. The Gate Thief, by Orson Scott Card - 3/5
14. Black Dog, by Caitlin Kittredge - 3.5/5
15. Good Guys, by Steven Brust - 3.5/5
16. The Girl in the Green Silk Gown, by Seanan McGuire - 5/5
17. Brief Cases, by Jim Butcher - 5/5
18. The Darkest Minds, by Alexandrea Bracken - 4/5



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Books / Re: 2018 Reading List?
« on: April 26, 2018, 08:33:54 AM »
Been a while.  I read some stuff.
1. Boneyard, by Seanan McGuire.  2/5.  I appreciate branching out, but maybe not into some genra RPG that others have been writing about.  Quite frankly it wasn't worth it. 
2. It, by Stephen King.  5/5 - one of my 3 all time favorite books.  Still the only book I've ever read that scared me.  The only one - ever.  I needed something wonderful after finishing that last disappointment.  (Ironic that Seanan McGuire also authored one of my three favorite books, now that I think of it.) 
3. The Red Plague Affair, by Lilith Saintcrow 4/5.  Good read in the steampunk genre; book two in the series.  I like the author for some things and this one was a decent hit.  I'll read the follow ups sometime soon. 
4. Lake Silence, by Anne Bishop - 4.5/5.  A spin off of The Others series, which I absolutely love.  I was afraid this would be a bit of a cheap knock off.  Nope!  Still brilliantly written.  But you'd lose the whole point without reading the main series first.
5. Moonbreaker, by Simon R Green - 4/5.  Just like every other Green book.  There's nothing unexpected here.  It's not a deep read.  It's just amusing.  You like his shit or not.  (except the Ghost Finder series - even fans hate that shit.)
6. Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline - 5/5.  Yes, I reread it before seeing the movie.  I liked it even more than the last time I read it.  Yes, I still recommend it. 
7. Tricks for Free, by Seanan McGuire - 4/5. Back to a well work and loved series.  This was a fun read, although it's straying down a slightly dark path.  And I'm still not thrilled that she co-mingled this series with Sparrow Hill Road.  But still - well loved.  SO much better than the last crap I read by her (see #1)
8. The Lost Gate, by Orson Scott Card - 3/5.  This was a reread, but I had forgotten that I'd read it before.  That should tell you something.  I somewhat enjoyed this, but there were stretches in the middle that were kinda boring.  He could have done more with the book.  But I did like it enough to order the sequel. 



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* = reread
1. She-Wolf and Cub, by Lilith Saintcrow - 3/5
2. Vallista, by Stephen Brust - 4.5/5
3. Beneath the Sugar Sky, by Seanan McGuire - 4/5
4. Boneyard, by Seanan McGuire - 2/5
5. It, by Stephen King - 5/5 *
6. The Red Plague Affair, by Lilith Saintcrow - 4/5
7. Lake Silence, by Anne Bishop - 4.5/5
8. Moonbreaker, by Simon R Green - 4/5
9. Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline - 5/5 *
10. Tricks for Free, by Seanan McGuire - 4/5
11. The Lost Gate, by Orson Scott Card - 3/5 *


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The Argument Chamber / Re: Trump continued
« on: April 26, 2018, 08:15:25 AM »
And frenzying they are

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Movies & TV / Re: Ready Player One
« on: April 26, 2018, 08:14:07 AM »
So I've read the book twice and seen the movie.
I loved both
I don't mind convoluted puzzles in books because my ass doesn't have to solve them.  I also don't care that it's a celebration of geekdom.  Hello?  If you don't like that, don't buy the fucking book.  It's pretty obvious what it's about.
For the movie, that's also true - but they made a ton of changes to make it more relatable to the audience and have a better flow.  Frankly the book as it was would have been nearly impossible to be made into a movie.  But I was good with the changes.  Story was changed but the spirit stayed true.  There were one or two annoyances, but not enough to ruin it.  I'll buy the movie when it comes out as well.

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Movies & TV / Re: YouTube TV
« on: April 26, 2018, 08:10:06 AM »
I don't even use the fire stick that we own...

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