Hello all. This Giant Leap by Ed Schubert is coming in August. He has a signing/reading at 7-8 p.m. in Greensboro, N.C. I urge you all to come to the signing and reading. Jamie and I will be there. I will be buying a copy of his book to support his first new book of short stories in the last few years. I think if you like sci-fi or fantasy you will like Ed’s new book. Look up This Giant Leap on Facebook. I would add in the link here but FB hates me as usual.
Looking forward to seeing you in about two weeks Ed. Great work and am eager to read it.
“Words unread remain silent. Words read can expand your mind to new horizons and events.”
Hello all of my Readers. I will be hosting a Halloween 3rd edition Dungeons and Dragons game at The Grinning Gamer this thursday. It starts at 6pm and runs until 12am.
This event has a costume contest. It is ten dollars to join in and winners will get gift certifactes to The Grinning Gamer.
I hope that some of you will join up and have some fun playing as your character in costume. I hope that you like a fun time for this Halloween.
Looking forward to seeing you all there.
Lady Soket aka Kim your crazy Halloween DM
“Of course I ate all the chocolate. If I wait it melts in all the other player’s hands.”
Cooking up some good plotlines for the bubbling cauldron
Playing a Paladin Or How to almost get Yourself Killed
Well we played under a new Dm last night. It was really a good group of people. I was playing Laes a 1st level dragonborn paladin whose job it was to keep the bud guys off of the party. She nearly got killed twice. Once by shambling and strong zombies. Then again by some kind of demon with teleporting ablities and a surrounding mist that darkened up the spaces around him and made him hard to find and kill. I am pleased to announce I did a great double cleave when he was finally prone with two massive bastard swords. So that was fun. I think the group will shape up well once they all get the hang of their characters. 4th Edition is new to me and I must say sometimes a bit hard to follow. But I figure if I run my character well I just might have a good time and progress well. We will have to see how it goes. Running around with such a diverse group of people was lots of fun. Cody and Jane as well as Jamie,James,and Patrick really tried to “live” their characters which was really useful. I have to give out kudos to our DM Ivan for describing and explaining just where I was in relation to the others as well. It was very well done. The more description I can get like sounds,placement,tastes,and touch the more I can personally immerse myself in a game. So playing Laes was fun and I look forward to this coming Sunday. The other players were a bit green but I don’t mind that. We can all learn 4th edition together and I think that is a good thing.
“I am your worst nightmare. A woman DM.Prepare to be surprised.”
Star Trek Into Darkness Review
Well we just finished watching Star Trek Into Darkness. I have to say at this point that I am a “canon” Star Trek fan. By that I mean that while I enjoyed the 2009 movie and this new one as well I personally feel that the “old school” Star Trek from the 60s and all the way through Star Trek The Next Generation are my two favorites.
The acting in this movie was good although the main character who plays Jim Kirk tends to overact his part. I liked the by play between Spok and Uhura was a lot of fun to listen to. In my opinion they messed up the original Star Trek :Wrath of Khan ending. But I can understand why they did so. I really like the guy that plays young Spok and as usual Lenoard Nimoy was a joy to see onscreen once more. I think he gets better as he gets older. But I can go on about my Nimoy obession in a later post. Wicked smile.
They did a lot of fun stuff and special effects. And we saw it in I-Max. I totally love I-Max. When I can afford it I am so going to get an 3-D T.V. The sound effects were a blast as usual. And there were maybe half a dozen people in the whole theater.
As I said before good movie. The 2009 and 2013 movie are good “alternate timeline” movies. I will be buying this one when it comes out on DVD. And for those of you that have Blue Ray don’t nag at me because I don’t. Smiles. If you go to see Into Darkness just remember what I have mentioned above. If you don’t mind the “canon” Star Trek and the movies that they made with the orginal cast and the Next Generation casts to be totally toppled and replaced then go and see this movie. Having seen Into Darkness I am now seriously considering doing some adio files of “fan fiction” set in the Star Trek universe. Drop mea line and let me know what you all think of the new movie Star Trek Into Darkness. No flames please.
“Give me chocolate and I will kill you last.”
Hello loyal Readers. I am still working on coming up with some audio files for you all to listen to. Smiles. In other news: I am taking my husband to see the new Star Trek movie Enter Darkness tomorrow. We are both big Star Trek fans so watching it in 3-D IMAX will be lots of fun. He is hooked on the IMAX experience and so am I. And let’s face it why go and see a Star Trek movie in a regular theater when for a few dollars more you can see it in 3-D? Now of course I can’t see it at all at this stage but what the hell. Smiles. I go for the sound effects and the storyline. And my husband will explain what is going on if I get lost in the movie. He is getting rather good at that after all of these years. We have been together for almost 14 years. And yes, ladies, before you ask he can see quite well and can drive. Anyhow I just wanted to let you all know what we were up to tomorrow I will probably post a small review of it when we get back from watching it.
“Star Trek Rules!”