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Kim Dotcom Interview


I have strong convictions about this whole mess, and basically agree with Kim, re that this is politically motivated. What are your thoughts?


Dark Shadows movie

So, Tim Burton and his familiar bunch are doing a Dark Shadows inspired flick. Sounded great to me, until I saw this photo, and then thought ‘oh that’s right, it will look like his crappy Willy Wonka, with the obvious makeup. NOT the Burton I grew up watching.’

I think Johnny Depp is a great actor, but I was so irritated by his Wonka portrayal that it put me off. And the latest Pirates movie looked very meh indeed.



Well I hope I am wrong about this, as both a pre overly CGI Burton fan and huge Dark Shadows addict.

What’s your take?

10 Reasons Why I am a Gamer

I was just contemplating why I became a gamer, and stayed one. But the answers are easy.

1.) I grew up with an NES and SNES.

2.) I have fond memories of playing with my father, who has since passed away.

Even though my dad was handicapped, he was a professional classical bassist,

scientist, and sometimes gamer. Even though he couldn’t fully use his left hand,

he rocked the bass, and let me beat him at Secret of Mana.

3.) It enhances my writing.

Reading surely enriches my ability as a writer, but so do the deep worlds created in games.

4.) I adore the soundtracks, and listen to most of them when I am driving or cleaning.

5.) Most of my friends are gamers, to one degree or another.

6.) So is my husband

7.) I find the immersive worlds created in video games to be inspiring in my daily life.

8.) I love the conversations I have had with game enthusiasts, both

professional and amateur.

9.) I feel that games can be educational, and if you aren’t a moron

and let your kid play Grand Theft Auto at three, you’re good.

10.) I rock an automatic shotgun baby.

And the winner of 1Q84 is…..


Thank you everyone for commenting!

We will be doing some other cool giveaways

in the next few months,

from books

to music

to games and such

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I am normally focused when using my audible credits; I have a wish list, and try to stick to it. But when I saw a review of 1Q84 on the site, I instantly purchased it

Since the moment I began reading it, I was hooked. I’m only maybe 2 hours into the book, but Murakami’s storytelling is so impressive; the world he paints is so immersive, one feels as if they really were the characters portrayed.

Want to join me in reading Haruki Murakami‘s book? Good! Because I am giving a copy away; all three volumes were recently released in one book, so if you want it, leave a comment down below and I will choose the winner at random!

Halloween in Nilbog

Some pics from our Halloween day.

One of the Lost Boys, and the ‘pumpkin pirate’.

Soundtrack to the day

Vinnie Rattolle’s awesome compilations (click the album)

The Monster Club ( click the album for the link)

Movies for the evening

Halloween isn’t for wimps. It’s for maniacs.

Paju - Buy Video Games for Consoles and PC - From Japan, Korea and other Regions

So, when I lived in Paju, South Korea, I made some great friends. Here I am with Jihoe ( she is single, just to let you know…)

I got to finally meet fellow otaku AngelEena ( who flew with hubby Jonathan to meet up with us).

Won a contest for Caffee Ti-amo. Got a pretty cool gift card.

And got royally bossed around by our daughter. She was about 20 months at the time; we lived their for a year, and celebrated her 2 year birthday at a kawaii coffee shop and play center.

I miss Paju and hope to return one day!

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