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Del Murder
01-15-2013, 05:16 AM
So in this thread you post what things you are reading/playing/watching for each month of 2013. Ideally you should have one post and come back and edit it each month. Of course, you can post more if you want to comment on what other people are doing. :p You can also give ratings to the various media.

These help a lot when you do your 'Best of 2013' lists next December. Let's do it people!

At the end of the year we'll have something to look back on and see what we did!

*Meh
**Good.
***Great!



Books
Dune Messiah * - Could not get into this one. Had to stop it before it ruined the greatness of the first Dune.
Unbroken - in progress

Games
Mass Effect 3 (PS3) - in progress
Lego Lord of the Rings - in progress
Persona P3P (PSP) * - I gave this game about 50 hours to catch my enjoyment. There was some cool elements, but everything was so damn repetitive and I couldn't care less about the story.
Suikoden (PS1) - in progress
Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Justice for All (NDS) *** - Pretty awesome but not as good as the first game.
Theatrhythm Final Fantasy (3DS) - in progress

Movies
Lincoln **
Argo *** - I hope it wins Best Picture because it was great!
Les Miserables * - For a movie to be this long it needs to be really good and this was not. Catchy tunes but a lot of the actors couldn't sing worth a damn.
Zero Dark Thirty * - Another super long movie. Interesting subject matter but I was bored at multiple points.

TV
The Daily Show **
The Colbert Report **
Jeopardy *
X-Men The Animated Series **
Parks and Recreation ***
The Office **
30 Rock **
New Girl ***
Shark Tank ***
The Simpsons **
The Big Bang Theory **
Modern Family **
Arrow *
Top Chef ***
Arrested Development ***
The Bachelor **
NFL Playoffs ***



Books
Unbroken *** - One of those truth is stranger than fiction books. An amazing story about human cruelty the will's ability to endure.

Games
Mass Effect 3 (PS3) *** - Yeah the ending could have been better but overall this was a great conclusion to an epic series.
Suikoden (PS1) - in progress
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon (NDS) - in progress
Theatrhythm Final Fantasy (3DS) ** - Super addicting.
Super Mario 3D Land (3DS) - in progress

Movies


TV
The Daily Show **
The Colbert Report **
Jeopardy **
X-Men The Animated Series *
Parks and Recreation *** - Best show on TV right now.
The Office * - What are they doing to this show?
30 Rock ** - Was never the best show, but always solid.
New Girl ***
Shark Tank ***
The Simpsons **
The Big Bang Theory **
Modern Family **
Arrow **
Top Chef **
Arrested Development ***
The Bachelor **
The Amazing Race **
Community **
Survivor: Fans vs. Favorites 2 **



Books
iRobot ** - Very interesting look at robots without resorting to usual tropes.
The Princess Bride - in progress
Treat Your Own Back **

Games
Assassin's Creed: Revelations (PS3) ** - AC is always fun, but I wasn't able to get into this one as much as the earlier two games.
Suikoden (PS1) - in progress
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon (NDS) *** - My first FE game and it was fun as hell. Need to get the 3DS game.
Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations (NDS) - in progress
Super Mario 3D Land (3DS) ** - Fun, but not the best Mario game.

Movies
iRobot * - Book is a lot better, way too predictable of a story.
The Five Year Engagement * - It was ok for a romcom, but Emily Blunt is way out of that guy's league.
Good Will Hunting **
A Good Day to Die Hard * - Action packed, but lacked the intrigue of the other four movies.

TV
The Daily Show *
The Colbert Report *
Jeopardy **
X-Men The Animated Series *
Parks and Recreation ***
The Office *
New Girl ***
Shark Tank ***
The Simpsons **
The Big Bang Theory **
Modern Family **
Arrow **
Arrested Development ***
The Bachelor **
The Amazing Race ***
Community **
Survivor: Fans vs. Favorites 2 **
House of Cards *** - Amazing new show.
The Biggest Loser **
The Walking Dead ***



Books
The Princess Bride **
Foundation - in progress

Games
The Last Story (Wii) - in progress
Suikoden (PS1) ** - Old school, but fun, especially recruiting the 108 stars.
Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together (PSP) - in progress
Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations (NDS) - in progress

Movies
The Princess Bride **
Troy ** - Really hard to take Brad Pitt seriously as Achilles, but I liked Bana's Hector.
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within * - God what an awful movie. Plot made no sense whatsoever.

TV
The Daily Show **
The Colbert Report **
Jeopardy *
Parks and Recreation ***
The Office *
New Girl ***
Shark Tank ***
The Simpsons **
The Big Bang Theory **
Modern Family **
Arrow **
The Amazing Race **
Community **
Survivor: Fans vs. Favorites 2 ***
Game of Thrones ***
Auction Hunters **



Books
Foundation *
Xenocide - in progress

Games
The Last Story (Wii) ** - Fun little game but lacked an epic appeal and the two main characters were some of the blandest I've seen.
The Walking Dead (PS3) *** - Emotional masterpiece.
Borderlands 2 (PS3) - in progress
Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together (PSP) ** - The Neutral storyline was the weakest of the three.
Legend of Dragoon (PS1) - in progress
Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations (NDS) *** - May have been even better than the first one.
Professor Layton and the Last Specter (NDS) - in progress

Movies
Iron Man 3 **
Star Trek: Into Darkness ***
Safety Not Guaranteed ** - Cute little romcom that took a funny newspaper ad and made it real.
Cowboys and Aliens * - Not horrible, which is better than I expected.

TV
The Daily Show **
The Colbert Report **
Jeopardy **
Parks and Recreation ***
The Office ** - Goodbye my friend. Extra star for the finale which was pretty good.
New Girl ***
Shark Tank ***
The Simpsons **
The Big Bang Theory **
Modern Family **
Arrow ***
The Amazing Race **
Community **
Survivor: Fans vs. Favorites 2 ***
Game of Thrones ***
Auction Hunters **
So You Think You Can Dance *
Mythbusters *
Veep *
Arrested Development



Books
Xenocide - in progress
The Walking Dead: Compendium One ***

Games
Borderlands 2 (PS3) - in progress
Legend of Dragoon (PS1) * - Fun at first but I got bored with the awful translations quickly.
Professor Layton and the Last Specter (NDS) - in progress

Movies
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter *
Man of Steel **
Tombstone **

TV
The Daily Show **
The Colbert Report **
Jeopardy **
Game of Thrones ***
Auction Hunters **
So You Think You Can Dance *
Mythbusters *
Veep *
The Bachelorette *
Arrested Development * - It was pretty disappointing tbh.
Futurama *



Books
Xenocide ** - Not as good as the other two books but still great sci-fi philosophy.
World Without End - in progress
The Walking Dead: Compendium Two *** - I wish there were more compendiums. :(

Games
Borderlands 2 (PS3) *** - Great mayhem.
The Last of Us (PS3) *** - An almost perfect game. Gameplay, story, characters all excellent.
Professor Layton and the Last Specter (NDS) **
Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation (NDS) - in progress

Movies
Monsters University **
The Cabin in the Woods **
Silence of the Lambs **
Tower Heist *

TV
The Daily Show **
The Colbert Report **
Jeopardy **
Auction Hunters **
America's Got Talent **
Mythbusters *
Veep *
The Bachelorette *
Futurama *
Buffy the Vampire Slayer *** - catching up to season 5.



Books
World Without End *** - Not as good as Pillars of the Earth but still an epic page turner. I think I've found a new favorite author.
Brave New World - in progress

Games
Assassin's Creed 3 (PS3) *** - Storyline was the weakest of the series but man I loved running through the Frontier hunting animals, and the fighting was the best I've seen in a game.
Duck Tales Remastered (PSN) ** - It's very cool that they remade this, but I was hoping for some new levels for $15.
Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation (NDS) - in progress
Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney (NDS) - in progress

Movies
The Bourne Legacy * - Good thrills but falls flat without Matt Damon or an interesting plot.
Raiders of the Lost Ark *** - Still one of my top 10 movies after all these years.

TV
The Daily Show **
The Colbert Report **
Jeopardy *
America's Got Talent **
The Bachelorette **
Futurama **
Buffy the Vampire Slayer ***
Breaking Bad ***



Books
Brave New World * - Could not get into it.

Games
Mega Man 9 (PSN) ** - Fun oldschool action but super hard! I used to be better at these.
Mega Man 10 (PSN) ** - I liked it better than MM9. Bosses were more straightforward.
The Walking Dead: 400 Days (PS3) * - Way too short and you couldn't get invested in the characters as much. The hippies were hilarious though.
Valkyria Chronicles (PS3) - in progress
Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney (NDS) ** - Not as good as the Phoenix games but still pretty enjoyable.
Fire Emblem: Awakening (3DS) - in progress

Movies
The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring *** - I notice something different every time I watch this. The orcs are really bad shots.
Hercules * - A couple funny moments, mainly caused by James Woods.
Network ** - A good 70s satire with some quirky characters. I liked it.
Boy * - A funny interesting look into NZ life but overall not my type of film.

TV
The Daily Show **
The Colbert Report **
Jeopardy *
America's Got Talent **
Futurama **
Buffy the Vampire Slayer ***
Breaking Bad ***
Dads *
New Girl ***
Brooklyn Nine Nine *** - Best new show so far.
Survivor: Blood vs. Water **
Marvel's Agents of SHIELD * - I'll give it some leash but not that much.
The Great Food Truck Race *
Shark Tank ***
Modern Family **
The Big Bang Theory **
The Amazing Race **
Parks & Recreation ***
Star Trek: The Next Generation *



Books
Children of the Mind * - Kind of an anticlimactic conclusion to the Ender saga.
Fall of Giants - in progress
The Expectant Father - in progress

Games
Valkyria Chronicles (PS3) ** - started off slow but it was great when it got going.
Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective (NDS) **
Fire Emblem: Awakening (3DS) - in progress
Pokemon Y (3DS) - in progress

Movies
Gravity **

TV
The Daily Show **
The Colbert Report **
Buffy the Vampire Slayer ***
New Girl ***
Brooklyn Nine Nine *** - Best new show so far.
Survivor: Blood vs. Water **
Marvel's Agents of SHIELD * - I'll give it some leash but not that much.
Shark Tank ***
Modern Family **
The Big Bang Theory **
The Amazing Race **
Parks & Recreation ***
Top Chef **
Gargoyles ***
The Amazing Race **
The Simpsons **
The Walking Dead **



Books
Fall of Giants - in progress
The Expectant Father - in progress

Games
Ni No Kuni (PS3) - in progress
Fallout: New Vegas (PS3) * - Not my type of game.
Dragon Age: Origins (PS3) - in progress
Pokemon Y (3DS) - in progress

Movies
Ender's Game ** - Didn't capture the heart of the novel, but that may be impossible to do, was otherwise a good adaptation.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire ** - Not as exciting as the first one, but still a great adaptation. Some of the characters were perfect.

TV
The Daily Show **
The Colbert Report **
New Girl ***
Brooklyn Nine Nine ***
Survivor: Blood vs. Water **
Marvel's Agents of SHIELD * - No more.
Shark Tank ***
Modern Family **
The Big Bang Theory **
Parks & Recreation ***
Top Chef **
Gargoyles ***
The Amazing Race **
The Simpsons **
The Walking Dead **
Star Trek: The Next Generation ** - Good fun.
Arrow *** - Second season has been amazing so far.


December

Books
Fall of Giants - in progress
The Expectant Father - in progress

Games
Dragon Age: Origins (PS3) - in progress
Pokemon Y (3DS) *** - Best Pokemon fun since Gold/Silver and maybe even the best ever.
Theatrhythm Final Fantasy *** - Still great to pick up and play.
Kingdom Hearts: Dream, Drop, Distance (3DS) - in progress

Movies
Thor: The Dark World ** - Not as great as the first but still a worthy entry.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug ** - Some parts were awesome, some felt very unnecessary.
The Wolf of Wall Street *

TV
The Daily Show **
The Colbert Report **
Survivor: Blood vs. Water *** - Good finale.
Shark Tank ***
Modern Family **
The Big Bang Theory **
Top Chef **
The Amazing Race **
The Simpsons **
Star Trek: The Next Generation **
Arrow ***
Buffy the Vampire Slayer ** - With other shows on hiatus it's time to finish off Buffy.

Lonely Paper Star
01-15-2013, 08:59 AM
Books/Manga

A Dance With Dragons by George R. R. Martin (in-progress)
Chainfire by Terry Goodkind (in-progress)
Bleach by Tite Kubo ** (ongoing)
Molester Man/Chikan Otoko by Takuma Yokota (in-progress)
Skip Beat! by Yoshiki Nakamura ** (ongoing)
Tunnel Kitan by Junji Ito **


Games

Call of Duty: Black Ops 1
Fat Princess
Hotel Dusk: Room 215 (in-progress)
Meccha! Taiko no Tatsujin DS: 7tsu no Shima no Daibouken (story mode sort of in-progress...)


Movies
(on Netflix, my computer, and in cinema)

Les Miserables ***
Django Unchained **
Camp 14: Total Control Zone ***
Kevorkian **
Jiro: Dreams of Sushi ***
X Game *
World's Most Dangerous Gang *** (re-watch)
War of the Arrows **
Butter *
The Maid *
Fright Night ***
Lars and the Real Girl **
White on Rice **


Television/Web Series/Anime

Sherlock ***
Being Human (U.K.) ***
Torchwood: Miracle Day ***
Breaking Bad (season 2) (in-progress, sort of)
Supernatural (season 3) (in-progress, sort of... but might give up on it since I still can't get into it)
Video Game High School (VGHS) ***
(re-watched on Netflix; originally saw this on YouTube)
Death Valley **
Sword Art Online (in-progress)
Psycho Pass (in-progress)
The Guild (season 6)**
|

Books/Manga

A Dance With Dragons by George R. R. Martin (in-progress)
Chainfire by Terry Goodkind (in-progress)
Bleach by Kubo Tite **


Games

Call of Duty: Black Ops 1 **
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Dragonborn/Hearthfire) ***


Movies
(on Netflix, my computer, and in cinema)

The Great Happiness Place ***
Premium Rush **


Television/Web Series/Anime

30 Rock (season 6) **
Merlin **
Community (season 4) (Just not the same without Harmon...) **
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (season 3) (Don't judge me! D:<) **
The Walking Dead (season 3) *
|

Books/Manga

A Dance With Dragons by George R. R. Martin ***
Bleach by Kubo Tite (on-going) **
Chainfire by Terry Goodkind (in-progress)


Games
(excludes games in arcades)

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Dragonborn/Hearthfire) ***
Call of Duty: Black Ops I **
Call of Duty: Black Ops II **


Movies
(on Netflix, my computer, and in cinema)

Sinister *
Silver Linings Playbook **
We Are Legion **
The Hobbit **


Television/Web Series/Anime

Game of Thrones (seasons 1-3) ***
Community (season 4) **
The Walking Dead (season 3) *
Saturday Night Live (latest season) **
TableTop ***
Sword Art Online **
Psycho Pass **
Doctor Who (season 7 pt 2) **
|

Books/Manga

Shingeki no Kyojin/Attack on Titan (in-progress)




Games
(excludes games in arcades)

Call of Duty: Black Ops II **
DC Universe **



Movies
(on Netflix, my computer, and in cinema)

Between The Folds ***
Doomsday Box **
Time Traveller ***
Ping Pong Playa **
Suicide Room ***
Silmido **
Serenity (re-watch) **




Television/Web Series/Anime

Game of Thrones (season 3) ***
Doctor Who (season 7 pt 2) **
Community (season 4) **
Gintama (ongoing) **
Family Guy *1/2
TableTop (season 2) ***
Awake *1/2
Bob's Burgers *1/2
Kitchen Nightmares **
Oddities **
Luther (in-progress)
|

Books/Manga

Shingeki no Kyojin/Attack on Titan ***
Skip Beat! **
Bleach **




Games
(excludes games in arcades)

Call of Duty: Black Ops II **




Movies/Documentaries
(on Netflix, my computer, and in cinema)

Apocalypse How **1/2
Contagion ***
Perfume ***
Helter Skelter (2012) **1/2
A Better Life ***




Television/Web Series/Anime

Game of Thrones (season 3) **
Doctor Who (season 7 pt 2) **1/2
Community (season 4) **
Luther **1/2
Shingeki no Kyojin ***
TableTop (season 2)***
5 Centimeters Per Second **1/2
One Litre of Tears (rewatch) ***
Winter Sonata **
Beautiful Life (J-drama) **
Warehouse 13 **1/2
Arrested Development (season 4) **
|

Books/Manga

Shingeki no Kyojin/Attack on Titan ***
Naruto **
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (in-progress)




Games
(excludes games in arcades)

Call of Duty: Black Ops II **
Call of Duty: Black Ops I (Zombies) **
The Walking Dead: A New Day **




Movies/Documentaries
(on Netflix, my computer, and in cinema)

Men In Black 3 **
Julie and Julia ***
Waitress **
Silent Hill: Revelations *1/2




Television/Web Series/Anime

Game of Thrones (season 3) **1/2
Shingeki no Kyojin ***
TableTop (season 2)***
Warehouse 13 (season 4) **1/2
Arrested Development (season 4) **
Eureka (season 1, 2) **
Teen Wolf (season 3) **
Dark Matters **
My Mad Fat Diary (in-progress)
Internet Icon (season 2) **
RuPaul's Drag Race (season 5/all-stars) **1/2
|

Books/Manga

Shingeki no Kyojin/Attack on Titan ***
Naruto **
Bleach **
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone **1/2
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets **1/2
Chainfire (by Terry Goodkind) **




Games
(excludes games in arcades)

Tokyo Jungle **1/2
Tekken Revolution *1/2
Mortal Kombat (2011) **
To The Moon ***
Audiosurf **
Call of Duty: Black Ops I/II **
Torchlight II **1/2
Orcs Must Die 2 **




Movies/Documentaries
(on Netflix, my computer, and in cinema)

That Guy Who Was In That Thing **
Nova: Deadliest Volcanoes **
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone **
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets **




Television/Web Series/Anime

Shingeki no Kyojin ***
Dollhouse **
Warehouse 13 (season 4) **1/2
Teen Wolf (season 3) **
Internet Icon (season 2) **
Eureka **1/2
Alphas *1/2
Luther **
30 Rock (season 6)**
TED Talks: Head Games ***
Scrubs (for like the zillionth time) ***
Hataraku Maou-sama!/The Devil is a Part-Timer! **1/2
Kuroko no Basket (in-progress)
Suisei no Gargantia **1/2
Fate/Zero (in-progress)
Video Game High School (season 2) (in-progress)
|

Books/Manga

Shingeki no Kyojin/Attack on Titan ***
Chainfire (by Terry Goodkind) (in-progress) **
Divergent (by Veronica Roth) **
Insurgent (Veronica Roth) **



Games
(excludes games in arcades)

Beatmania IIDX Tricoro **
Call of Duty: Black Ops I/II **
Torchlight II **1/2
Orcs Must Die 2 **
Dota 2 **




Movies/Documentaries
(on Netflix, my computer, and in cinema)

Spring Breakers **
Starlet *1/2




Television/Web Series/Anime

Shingeki no Kyojin ***
Dollhouse **1/2
Teen Wolf (season 3) **
Video Game High School (season 2) **
Dirty Jobs ***
TableTop (season 2.5) ***
Fate/Zero ***
|

Books/Novellas/Manga

Shingeki no Kyojin/Attack on Titan ***
Chainfire (by Terry Goodkind) (in-progress) **
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban **1/2
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (in-progress)
Tales of Dunk and Egg: The Hedge Knight (by George R.R. Martin) **1/2
Tales of Dunk and Egg: The Sworn Sword **1/2
Tales of Dunk and Egg: The Mystery Knight (in-progress)



Games
(excludes games in arcades)

Torchlight II **1/2
Orcs Must Die 2 **
Dota 2 ***
Neverending Nightmares (demo) **
Saya no Uta (in-progress) (not sure if this even counts as a game since it's a VN) **




Movies/Documentaries
(on Netflix, my computer, and in cinema)

Now You See Me **
This Is The End **1/2
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban **




Television/Web Series/Anime

Shingeki no Kyojin ***
Legend of Korra (season 2) **1/2
Video Game High School (freddiew) (season 2) **1/2
TableTop (season 2.5) ***
Psycho Girlfriend (season 5) (RecklessTortuga) *1/2
Deadman Wonderland ***
|

Books/Novellas/Manga

Shingeki no Kyojin/Attack on Titan ***
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire ***
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix ***
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince ***
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows ***
Tales of Dunk and Egg: The Mystery Knight **
Deadman Wonderland ***
Pretty Face (in-progress)



Games
(excludes games in arcades)

Dota 2 ***
XCOM: Enemies Unknown **1/2
Terraria
Chivalry: Medieval Warfare **





Movies/Documentaries
(on Netflix, my computer, and in cinema)

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire **
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix *1/2
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince *1/2
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Parts I and II **
Pacific Rim **
Mile-Wide Tornado: Oklahoma Disaster *1/2
Inside The Twin Towers **
Undercover Care **1/2




Television/Web Series/Anime


Legend of Korra (season 2) **
TableTop (season 2.5) ***
American Horror Story: Coven **
Luther ***




November/December


Books/Novellas/Manga

Shingeki no Kyojin/Attack on Titan ***
Allegiant *1/2
Rosario Tijeras *1/2




Games
(excludes games in arcades)

Dota 2 ***
Starbound **
Surgeon Simulator 2013 **
Saya no Uta **
Portal 2 ***




Movies/Documentaries
(on Netflix, my computer, and in cinema)

Pathology **
Kick Ass 2 **
The Bling Ring *
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug **1/2
Gravity *1/2
Stardust ***
Contracted *
Thanatomorphose *
Escape From Tomorrow *1/2
Saint Oniisan/Saint Young Men **




Television/Web Series/Anime


Doctor Who Christmas Special *1/2
TableTop (season 2.5) ***
My Little Pony (Season 4) **
South Park (Season ??? .. the latest one) ***

chionos
01-18-2013, 12:26 AM
Hopefully I can keep up with this in 2013.


January


Books

The Book of Tea***

The Wasteland**1/2

Paradise Lost**

The Dream of a Common Language**1/2


Games

Endless Swan***

Eufloria**

Europa***

Final Fantasy VII***

Skyrim***

DarksidersComing Soon

Final Fantasy XIII** for now


Movies

Django Unchained**1/2

Dredd*

Silver Linings PlaybookComing Soon


Television/Series

The Walking Dead***

New Girl***

Downton Abbey***

Falling Skies*1/2

Once**

American Horror Story**1/2

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia**1/2


February


Books

Kettle Bottom***

The Demon and the Angel**

On Lies, Secrets and Silence**1/2

To Make it Right**1/2

The Satanic Verses***

The Black Unicorn**1/2

Each and Her**1/2

In Search of Duende***

the book of ten**1/2

Blood, Tin, Straw***


Movies

Hotel Transylvania**1/2

Beasts of the Southern Wild***

Rise of the Guardians**

For Greater Glory**1/2


Television/Series

Walking Dead***

Downton Abbey**

Survivor**1/2

New Girl**

March


Books

The Book of What Remains***

Benjamin Alire Saenz

The Human Machine*1/2

Arnold Bennett

Massacre of the Dreamers**

Ana Castillo

Omeros***

Derek Walcott

When Living Was a Labor Camp**1/2

Diana Garcia

Japanese Verse***

April


Books

Jazz***

Books of the Dresden Files:

Small Favor**

Turn Coat**

Changes**1/2

Ghost Story*1/2

The Collected Stories of Amy Hempel***
Truly amazing collection. Hempel is a genius. Really inspiring.

Writing Like a Woman**1/2
Especially enjoy her take on Whitman vs. Dickinson.

Head Off & Split***
Nicky Finney is a beast.





Television/Series

Baseball***

More Baseball***

Game of Thrones************************

Survivor**1/2

Psych**1/2

Ouch!
01-18-2013, 12:51 AM
Books
The Wheel of Time, Book 14: A Memory of Light**
The Stormlight Archive, Book 1: The Way of Kings***
Mistborn: The Final Empire***
Mistborn: The Well of Ascension***
Mistborn: The Hero of Ages***
Elantris (in progress)

Games
Xenoblade Chronicles*** (in progress)

Movies
Django Unchained***

Television
How I Met Your Mother**
Archer***



Books
Elantris**
Malazan Book of the Fallen: Gardens of the Moon**
Mistborn: The Alloy of Law***
The Emperor's Soul**
Warbreaker***
Fight Club***
The Dark Tower: The Wind Through the Keyhole**

Games
Xenoblade Chronicles***
Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords***

Television
How I Met Your Mother*
Archer***
Community*
The Walking Dead**


Books
The Name of the Wind***
A Wise Man's Fear**
A Wizard of Earthsea*
The Farthest Shore*
A Shadow in Summer**
A Betrayal in Winter**
An Autumn War (in progress)

Games
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Hero Mode)***
Bioshock Infinite (In Progress)

Television
How I Met Your Mother*
Archer***
Community*
The Walking Dead**
Game of Thrones**


Books
An Autumn War**
The Price of Spring***
The Lies of Locke Lamora**
Red Seas Under Red Skies**
The Blade Itself**
Before They Are Hanged (in progress)

Games
Bioshock Infinite***
Knights of the Old Republic***

Television
How I Met Your Mother*
Archer***
Community**
Game of Thrones**
Doctor Who**


Books
Before They Are Hanged**
The Last Argument of Kings**
Best Served Cold***
The Heroes***
Red Country (in progress)

Games
Dragon Age: Origins (replay)

Television
How I Met Your Mother*
Community**
Game of Thrones***
Doctor Who**

June

Books
Red Country***
The Dragon's Path***
The King's Blood***
The Tyrant's Law***
Neverwhere (in progress)

Games
The Last of Us***

Movies
Man of Steel**

Television
Game of Thrones***

Miriel
01-18-2013, 08:21 AM
January

Books
The Light Between Oceans **
The Snow Child ***
Wonder ***
Grave Mercy *

Movies
Lincoln **
Argo ***
Beasts of the Southern Wild ***
Silver Linings Playbook **

February

Books
The Shoemaker's Wife
Mr. Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore
The Art Forger
Bloodlines
The Golden Lily
Indigo Spell

Kossage
01-19-2013, 02:32 AM
It's time for a new year and a new batch of Koss stuff. :p

I'll be using a 5 star rating as usual. :)


JANUARY:

Books/Comics:
- Bleach ***
- Donald Duck Weekly ***
- Hakkapeliitat by Artturi Leinonen ***
- Tex Willer ***
- Vinland Saga ****

Films:
- The Edge ***
- Laura (1944 film) ****
- The Usual Suspects ****

Games:
- Guild Wars 2 ****

Music:
- Argo by Alexandre Desplat ***
- Black Gold by James Horner ***
- Guild Wars 2 by Jeremy Soule **
- Halo 4 by Neil Davidge ***
- Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning by Grant Kirkhope ***
- The Miklós Rózsa Treasury by Miklós Rózsa ***
- Wreck-It Ralph (Complete) by Henry Jackman ***

TV:
- Gargoyles ****
- Green Lantern: The Animated Series ***
- Kuninkaittemme jäljillä (On the Trail of Our Kings) ***
- Once Upon a Time ***
- MLP: FiM ***
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012 version) **
- Täällä Pohjantähden alla (Here Under the North Star 2010 version) **
- Young Justice ***

Web:
- Dragon Ball Z Abridged ***
- tGA (http://www.thegamersalliance.net/forums) ****


FEBRUARY:

Films:
- The Amazing Spider-Man ***
- The Grey ***
- Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole ***
- The Mask of Dimitrios ***

Music:
- The Fall of the Roman Empire (Complete Rerecording) by Dimitri Tiomkin ***
- The Hobbit: There and Back Again by Howard Shore ***
- Last of the Mohicans by Trevor Jones and Randy Edelman **
- Life of Pi by Mychael Danna **
- Starhawk by Christopher Lennertz **
- Tron: Uprising by Joseph Trapanese **
- The Usual Suspects by John Ottman ***
- Xenogears by Yasunori Mitsuda ***

TV:
- Maoyuu Maou Yuusha ***
- Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru ***
- Tron: Uprising ***


MARCH:

Films:
- Destry Rides Again ***
- Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows ***

Music:
- Jack the Giant Slayer by John Ottman ****


APRIL:

Films:
- Blackboard Jungle ***
- Die Hard with a Vengeance ***

TV:
- The Looney Tunes Show **
- Spice and Wolf ****


MAY:

Films:
- Blade 2 ***
- Scott Pilgrim vs. The World ***
- Whisky Ahoy! **


JUNE:

Films:
- Berserk Golden Age Arc III: Descent ***
- Detour (1945 version) ***
- Django Unchained ***
- Gentlemen Prefer Blondes **
- Iron Man 3 **
- Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing ***
- Skyfall ***
- The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952 film) ***
- Wuthering Heights (1939 version) ***

TV:
- Game of Thrones Season 3 ****


JULY:

Films:
- Evangelion 3.0: You Can (Not) Redo ***
- Indian Fighter **
- Le Quai des brumes (Port of Shadows) ***
- Pandora and the Flying Dutchman ***
- Space Battleship Yamato (2010 film) ***

TV:
- Bron|Broen (The Bridge) ***
- The Pacific ***
- Venture Bros. Season 5 ***
- World Without End ***


AUGUST:

Books:
- The Devil, the Count, the Witch and the Actor by Anneli Kianto ***

Films:
- Barabbas **

TV:
- Beware the Batman ***


SEPTEMBER:

Films:
- The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes **
- Super 8 ***

TV:
- Guin Saga ***


OCTOBER:

Films:
- Good Will Hunting ***

TV:
- Bron|Broen (The Bridge) Season 2 ***
- Marvel's Agents of SHIELD ***
- Once Upon a Time Season 3 ***


NOVEMBER:

Films:
- L'Age d'Or (The Golden Age) **
- Run Silent, Run Deep ***
- Tree of Life ***

TV:
- Magi: Labyrinth of Magic ***


DECEMBER:

Films:
- Frozen ****
- Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug ***
- Joulutarina (A Christmas Story) **
- The Sound of Music ***

Music:
- Frozen by Christophe Beck, Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez ***

Pike
01-20-2013, 07:18 PM
JANUARY:

Books:
N/A

Movies:
N/A

TV:
N/A

Games:
TES III: Morrowind 5/5 - Game of the Year all years
+ Expacs: Bloodmoon 4/5, Tribunal 4/5

TES IV: Oblivion 2/5 - having a heck of a time slogging through this. Giving it +1 star for fun combat.

TES V: Skyrim 4/5 - Pretty good, ending could have been better. Waiting on Dragonborn DLC.
+ Expac: Dawnguard 4/5 - not bad, fun little questline

Sonic Generations 4/5 - Quite fun!

Fallout: New Vegas - haven't played enough yet to give a rating. It's fun to dick around and shoot things.

Left 4 Dead 2 - Super fun to play it co-op with EoFFers :jess:


:save: :save: :save:

FEBRUARY:

Books:
N/A

Movies:
N/A

TV:
N/A

Games:
TES IV: Oblivion Now that I have put 30 hours into this I feel qualified enough to give it a rating. Which is 2/5. The story and setting failed to engross me at all; at no point have I played this game because I felt like playing it or seeing what would happen next. I've been playing it cause I want to say I've finished it and can move on to something else in my backlog. That said, it can be a fun little dungeon crawler if you approach it as that-- a dungeon crawler, and nothing more. Overall, though, it's mostly uninspiring.

Deus Ex - in progress

Fallout: New Vegas - in progress

Skyrim: Dragonborn expac - 5/5 omg get this. Especially if you are a Morrowind fan. <33333

Aulayna
01-20-2013, 07:30 PM
JANUARY

Books
N/A

TV Shows
Game of Thrones S1 *****
Game of Thrones S2 ****
90210 S2 *

Movies
First - The Official Movie of the 2012 Olympic Games ***

Games
Diablo III ****
Borderlands 2 *****
Final Fantasy XII ****
Theatrhythm ****

FEBRUARY

Books
N/A

TV Shows
90210 S2 **

Movies
None right now

Games
Pokemon White Version 2 ****
WoW: Mists of Pandaria ***
Aliens: Colonial Marines *

MARCH

Books
N/A

TV Shows
90210 S2 **
Game of Thrones S2 ****
The Big Bang Theory ***

Movies
None right now

Games
Tomb Raider *****
Starcraft II Heart of the Swarm ****
WoW: Mists of Pandaria ***
League of Legends ***
The Showdown Effect **

Bunny
01-28-2013, 12:54 AM
Books:
The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie - ***
Before They Are Hanged by Joe Abercrombie - ***
Last Argument of Kings by Joe Abercrombie - ***
Best Served Cold by Joe Abercrombie - **
The Heroes by Joe Abercrombie - in progress

Games:
League of Legends - *** you can't beat the game, but I am always playing it so it deserves a mention
30 Half-Minute Hero - **
Super Meat Boy - **
Braid - *

TV (currently in progress / brand new):
30 Rock - **
1600 Penn - *
Archer - ***
Arrow - ***
Blue Bloods - **
Californication - **
Castle - **
Chicacgo Fire - **
Hawaii Five-0 - **
How I Met Your Mother - *
Legit - **
Modern Family - ***
Mr. Selfridge - **
Suits - ***
Supernatural - **
The Mentalist - *

TV (rewatching / season ended):
Dexter - **
Homeland - ***
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - **
Leverage - *
Psych - ***
Revolution - **
Sons of Anarchy - ***
The League - *
The Walking Dead - **

* - Not great, but still watchable.
** - Good, but not great.
*** - Excellent.

Ouch!
01-31-2013, 02:28 PM
Dune Messiah * - Could not get into this one. Had to stop it before it ruined the greatness of the first Dune.
I wish I'd had the foresight to do that. The first book is by far better than any of the others. The second and third are both okay, but they were clearly not planned from the onset. The second trilogy was most definitely planned out as a trilogy spawning from the events of the third book, but that just made it worse when the last was horribly disappointing in the end. The first book is so damned good, it's disappointing that the rest are so startlingly mediocre.

Calliope
03-15-2013, 07:14 PM
March

Books:

Boy - Roald Dahl
Dora: A Headcase - Lidia Yuknavitch
Mr Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore - Robin Sloan
Eleven Kinds of Loneliness - Richard Yates
Winter Journal - Paul Auster
Fidelity - Michael Redhill

Mr Penumbra made me desperately want to work in a used bookstore, which is slightly ridiculous given that I currently work in a library.

TV
The Walking Dead
Community
Project Runway
Grey's Anatomy

April

Books:

Unaccustomed Earth - Jhumpa Lahiri
The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
A Million Little Pieces - James Frey

May
smurfed if I know/no time

June

Books
Paul Auster - Travels in the Scriptorium - 3/5
David Sedaris - Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls - 3/5
Alice Munro - Dear Life - 4/5
Kurt Vonnegut - We Are What We Pretend to Be - 3/5
J.M. Coetzee - The Childhood of Jesus - 3.5/5 (will need to reflect on it)

TV
Glee Season Four - I thought that this was highly problematic in many ways, including that one character undertakes and then abandons eating disordered behaviour simply because someone else tells her to; and also because another character earns a living as a male prostitute - an act that is portrayed as perverse and immoral. I suspect that if it were a female character exploring this arc, it might be portrayed as being vulnerable and something toward which we should be sympathetic.

This portrayal does not surprise me (this is Glee, after all), but for a show that supposedly makes a point of being seen to be diverse and "tackling issues", it should at least entertain the idea that an individual can choose to engage in consensual sex in a clean, safe environment (this took place in some sort of escort club, no streetwalking involved) and make the absurd amounts of money it takes for the Glee kids to attend expensive private schools, afford enormous New York loft spaces, and fly across the country every other week - without being completely vilified.

September
David Mitchell - Cloud Atlas
Brian Kimberling - Snapper
Jeanette Walls - The Glass Castle
Cynthia Kaplan - Why I'm Like This
Joan Didion - -The Year of Magical Thinking
Sarah McGarrity - All Her Pretty Songs
Max Barry - Lexicon

October
Jhumpa Lahiri - The Lowland
Dave Eggers - The Circle
Best American Comics 2013

December - all by Edward St. Aubyn
Never Mind
Bad News
Mother's Milk
Some Hope
At Last

chionos
03-16-2013, 08:55 AM
You're supposed to rate 'em, Calliope, geez louise.

Specifically, how was EKoL? I have some collection of Yates that I haven't read yet, though I don't think it's ekol.

I thought I wanted to own a used bookstore and then I watched Black Books and realized I didn't so much want to own one as know someone else who owned one and hang out there all the time.

Calliope
03-16-2013, 07:45 PM
The kinds of loneliness range from avoidable, to bland, to utterly despairing. There will be one in there with which you would be certain to exchange a knowing glance.

Gosh, if I could emulate Bernard Black, I would surely die happy. Or drunk, alone, and surrounded by books, which could be close enough.

http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m3oqhuQNpw1qamnrw.gif

Del Murder
01-12-2014, 01:15 AM
I'm going to archive this in a couple of days and put up the 2014 version. Update your final 2013 entries while you can! :snowman:

Jinx
01-12-2014, 04:52 PM
Ooh, I'll actually do this this year.

Calliope
01-13-2014, 06:36 AM
I updated mine to the best of my ability; 29 books for the six months I recorded, which I guess isn't bad. I couldn't bring myself to slog through Thomas Pynchon's Bleeding Edge or Chuck Palahinuik's Doomed, though. Happy New Year!