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Jurassic Park - Movie

This movie was crazy in 1993.  The soaring music, the visuals.  The special effects. The dinosaurs.  The humor. I miss when they made good original movies now and then.  No lectures.  No harassment. Just good entertainment.  They spared no expense

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Forza Horizon 4

Don't let the slightly older Forza Horizon 4 scare you...  It's a hell of a beauty. This is a really fun game as well. It's on Xbox, obviously, but also Steam I think.  Fun game to mindlessly unwind.  check it out of you like pretty cars and arcade action.

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Spelunking

Survivalist's Guide to Spelunking is another book I've supported on Kickstarter that adds to my world building library.  I wanted more ready reference material for dungeon diving details for when I get around to those.  This is also a great RPG reference if you are doing any of those d20 type games  

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iPad Mini 6 - 64GB

Earlier this year my Samsung Tab S2 finally gave up most of the ghost.  It's just the right size (about the size of a book), that I use it heavily for reading purposes.  This opened me up to replacing and Samsung no longer makes a small size tablet.  In fact, only Apple does with anything that even approaches the power of the Tab S2 I was replacing.  So I went with the Apple iPad Mini 6, 64-Bit Wifi version.  Like all Apple products, it is solidly built.  It's fast and stable.  So, it's been rep

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Batman Begins

So, I really, really enjoyed this movie.  It had a more grounded comic book movie approach than the over-the-top-campy the George Clooney and Val Kilmer Batman movies went.  And of course, this set up The Dark Knight, one of the best comic book movies ever.  Which, unfortunately was folllowed by the worse Batman movie of all,  The Dark Knight Falls.  The batman movie that is 2.5 hours long with about 5 minutes of Batman.  Ugh.  Stupid. But knowing the end of the trilogy does not stop the gr

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Gotham - TV Show

Let's see.  This was an interesting show.  I liked a lot of how they approached things, though it got repetitive later. They had good actors on it though.

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Dune - Adventures in the Imperium

I don't focus entirely on fantasy in my inspirations for world building.  I picked this up to explore some of the deeper side of the Dune universe.  This is a very nice book in quality and imagery.  It's interesting how different authors put together their worlds and make them work.

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Mythic Britain & Ireland

I supporter this one on Kickstarter as I have an interest in the mythologies associated with Britain and Ireland. (Scotland too).  This is another RPG, of course.  I'm using as an inspiration for more Irish/British mythology monsters.  This is an interesting book with some cool artwork. worth checking out if you deep diving into different world building inspiration or gaming.

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Starfield in 2023 - I'm still Hopeful

I strongly suspect this game will be driving my interest desire to write sci-fi. It was originally supposed to launch on 11/11/22.  They missed.  Of course, I'll have to beat the game first.  And yes, I suspect a Bethesda game to have some bugs.  You saw some really big bugs in the trailer, though they looked like the variety that are supposed to be there as alien creatures. Anyone else looking forward to this game?

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Hogwarts Legacy -Gameplay Showcase

Hogwarts Legacy is coming in Feb 2023.  I can't of a game I am more interested in right now except, maybe, Starfield.   It looks like you'll really be able to customize your look in the game.  This video has only increased my interest.

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Pirate Compaign Compendium

Pirate Campaign Compendium is another gaming resource but this time to the dangers of traveling on the high seas in a fantasy setting.  This is just another book in my vast collection that I can reference for those "at sea" stories in the queue.  The artwork is also nice.  Cheers to world building, and ahoy matey!

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Remarkable Cults and Their Followers

Another gaming book that I use as inspiration is Remarkable Cults and Their Followers by LoreSmyth's JVC Parry, Jeff Lee, and RP Davis. Every fantasy world needs a bad guy and every bad guy needs a cult.  This is a great inspiration for different ways you can put things together.  More fodder for world builders.

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Ultimate Kingdoms by Legendary Games

Another gaming-related book in my library that I also supported on Kickstarter when it was running.  This is a handy tool for world building and setting up underlying rules of how things work... even if you aren't talking about it. It makes your created work function in a consistent way.  This makes it believable in your writing bubble.  This helps immersion in the story world.  I find this worth it, but only for really big world builders.

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Nobody Saves the World

This is a cute little game.  fun to play as light entertainment. It is also not expensive or free with Xbox Game Pass, if you are on that. I tried it because you needed to play one of the top ten games on game pass for the reward points. more than worth it and I wouldn't have checked this out if hadn't been for Game Pass and the reward.  But I tried it out on Cloud gaming and liked it so I installed it and spent a couple hours unwinding with it.  

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Uncharted (Movie)

I'm not going to complain about a movie with Tom Holland... This movie is entertaining as a stand alone thing.  I've only played the game a little bit, so I'm not as married to the source material.  That said, it is a rip-off of Lara Croft's Tomb Raider which is itself a rip off of Indiana Jones.  I'm sure there is a deeper dive there too.  To be fair, I like all the franchises and pretty much most things that fit in this sort of genre. (Don't get me started on National Treasure ) Enj

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Moonfall

Moonfall is another movie from groaner disaster movie guru Roland Emmerich.  This movie is one of those -turn your brain off completely sort of movies.  If you are familair with physics, turn that off.  the laws of physics are even more optional in this movie than in 2012, which features a limo doing jumps under a subway train...  the groan are more than that. The special effects are pretty good though. Interesting sci-fi story but we're not talking Arthur C. Clarke here either... If y

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The Positive Trait Thesaurus

The Positive Trait Thesaurus: a Writer's Guide to Character Attributes by Angela Ackerman & Becca Puglisi.  As you might guess, Positive Traits is the opposite of yesterday's Negative Traits.  Like yesterday's book, this should be in your library too.  Also with yesterday, this helps you fill out your character and make them more well-rounded.

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The Negative Traits Thesaurus

The Negative Trait Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Character Flaws by Angela Ackerman &  Becca Puglisi is another great book in the Thesaurus series.  As the subtitle tells you, this book focuses on character flaws.  Like the other books in the series, the book gives a lot of details around different flaws and common interactions and conflicts that result from those flaws.  This book is very helpful for adding depth to characters you are writing.  Another one to have in your library if you ar

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The Emotional Wound Thesaurus

The Emotional Wound Thesaurus: a Writer's Guide to Psychological Trauma by Angela Ackerman & Becca Puglisi is another book in the Thesaurus series that helps writers round out their writing.  This one is focused on traumatizing your characters and giving you all the dirt on what that causes. This gives you plenty of drama related to the trauma, what results from it, how to overcome it and the traits and behaviors a character would have when they suffer from it. Strongly recommended for

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The Occupation Thesaurus

The Occupation Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Jobs, Vocations, and Careers by Angela Ackerman & Becca Puglisi is another book in the Thesaurus series of writing support books that gives you details on various occupations. Common traits, common skills, common conflicts they are involved in.  A great resource for making a more well-rounded, less cliche characters. Definitely another one a writer should be keeping in their library.  

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Hades (Game)

This is a very addicting game.  You play as long as you can survive, die and start over.  What keeps you going is finding out the story, which is really quite interesting.  The music is cool and the voice acting is top notch.  Excellent game. I sunk a LOT of hours into it as a way to unwind after a long day of work.  Pretty inexpensive too.  And it's on all platforms, I think. worth checking out!

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Ghostbusters: Afterlife

I figured I'd wrap up the current 3 movie timeline.  (For the record, the money-losing disaster that was the start of the Hollywood crap show of the last few years "Ghostbusters 2016" is not part of canon at idiot director Paul Fool's insistence) This movie is kind of an apology from Sony for the above mentioned crap show.  It has plenty of little fan thank yous.  And the main plotline is actually a pretty touching tribute.  Also of interesting note, they forced Bill Murray to appear i

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Ghostbusters II

Ghostbusters II was not quite as good as Ghostbusters, but it was still an enjoyable movie.  Well worth watching nonetheless.  Funny. I love the ghost train and ghost titanic.

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Ghostbusters

Truly a comedy/horror classic.  I, of course, have the 4k movie.  Definitely worth the entertainment factor.

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