Any writer will tell you that the process of writing can be equal parts exciting and frustrating. When you’re writing your own story, you’ll encounter moments where everything feels seamless. The words come easily to compose the right dialogue between two people, or a breathtaking confrontation between the protagonist and antagonist. And then you’ll have those days where writing a necessary, but hard to construct scene, will feel like a slog to get to the end of it.
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Video games have a funny way of making recreational activities you wouldn’t normally be interested in doing, like fishing or hunting, in real life far more appealing. My latest enjoyment is hunting in Rise of the Tomb Raider.
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As many people anticipate the newest and most exciting games coming this year, I, like many other gamers, will have no shortage of games to play when you have a wide and varied backlog to dip into. The title to have finally grabbed my attention is 2015’s Rise of the Tomb Raider.
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We’re a few weeks into the new year and I have dipped a toe in some games that have been a part of my exceedingly long backlog list. As I mentioned in my last post, I have flitted from game to game, starting some but not really hunkering down on a specific one. After using the time off I had during the holidays, there were a couple I finished just before New Year’s Eve and one that has stood out as my game to play for the next few months.
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A brand new year means a new beginning. A chance to start over and do something differently. If you’re the type of person to believe in that sort of thing. Maybe what isn’t so different are the goals or intentions you set for the year. The common ones are usually lose weight, eat healthy, or quit bad habits. How successful you are at actually accomplishing these things depends on your motivation and commitment. Why else are these the usual ones people start off saying they will do only for it to fall by the wayside after a month?
While the above aren’t the type of goals I set for myself in the new year, mine are more of the same ever since I started doing them a few years ago. Why change them when it has been easy to achieve year after year, right?
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When we begin entering the final stretch of a year before we usher in a new one, I like to pause and reflect on the past 12 months.
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At the start of every new year I always like setting a goal for myself to aim for, whether it’s video games to complete to reading a certain amount of books in a year. I am a very goal oriented person and I pride myself in hitting my target each and every time. As we count down the weeks that still remain of 2022, my list of goals have been off the mark.
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Every year there’s maybe one or two video games that has me anticipating its upcoming releases. You’re counting down the months until you finally get it in your hands (or console with the popularity of digital downloads), and once it finally is, that game becomes your whole world for another few months.
As we near the end of the year and I review the new games I have bought, it actually isn’t much.
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How do you make a movie when your main actor had an untimely death? Can a film franchise be successful in the absence of its star? The recent release of Marvel’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has tackled those questions and more, and have come up with something different and wholly satisfying.
Warning: Some spoilers ahead. If you haven’t watched the movie yet, I would come back to this post after you have.
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The month of November always has a special place in my heart. Why? It’s the month that this blog was born!
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