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  • BLG’s Top Reads of 2022

  • FB Recap: Privilege in Back to the Future

  • Books 2020

    Godsgrave Working Futures Bridge of Spies Redemption Falls The Secret Lives of the US Presidents This is How You Lose the Time War Cities: The First 6000 Years World War Z Middlegame A Brightness Long Ago (re-read) The Consuming Fire (re-read) Star Wars: Darth Vader Vol 1: Vader (graphic novel) Murderbot 1: All Systems Read…

  • Meh the Force Be With You: Review of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

  • Jauf, human fighter

    Jauf, human fighter

    Just Another Uninteresting Fighter I’m steadily making spare characters for D&D 5e, partly to help me gain insight into game mechanics while I work on my Musketeers-inspired campaign, but mostly because it’s a fun exercise. I don’t usually do fighters so I thought it was time to give it a try. I’l say this: D&D…

  • Jeribon

    Jeribon

    Update 2019 May 8: Here’s Jeribon’s 3rd-level character sheet. I’m getting back into D&D, hopefully, and I’m starting with Jeribon, a gnomish rogue. In the best traditions of the Internet, I’ve just stolen this image (from http://wow.blizzgame.ru/gallery/hazlow-mudshuggle-by-matt-cavotta/ ) until I can figure out one for myself. Backstory Jeribon was a young gnome at the time…

  • Movies 2019

    Movies 2019

    Aquaman (12/27/2018) Bumblebee (1/3/2019) Teen Titans Go! To The Movies (2/16/2019, Google Play) Captain America: The First Avenger (3/15/2019, rewatch, amazon rental) Captain America: The Winter Soldier (3/16/2019, rewatch, amazon rental) Captain America: Civil War (3/17/2019, rewatch, amazon) Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse (3/20/2019, amazon rental) Captain Marvel (3/21/2019, AMC Southroads) Little (4/22/2019, B&B Starworld) Avengers…

  • Books 2019

    Books 2019

    A Song for Arbonne by Guy Gavriel Kay This was a re-read for me, as it just became available on Kindle.  It in fact wrapped up my complete re-read of Kay’s fiction, which I mostly handled in 2018. Grant by Ron Chernow After reading the award-winning (and musical-inspiring) Hamilton by Chernow, I was moved to pick this…

  • America is a Choice

    It’s been two years since I woke up to a country I didn’t recognize, and I’ve spent a lot of time wrestling with what that means.  I suspect that won’t be ending any time soon. Over the course of this administration, my social media feeds have been peppered with reactions to outrages that were virtually…

  • The best thing about The Last Jedi

    I finally got to see The Last Jedi (after two previous failed attempts, both amazingly sold out afternoon shows, a month after the premier).  I liked it a lot.  My personal rankings of the “main” Star Wars movies is now something like The Empire Strikes Back Star Wars (A New Hope) The Force Awakens The Last Jedi…