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Del Murder
01-17-2014, 08:42 PM
The idea of this thread is to post what things you are reading/playing/watching for each month of 2014. 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. :aimdumb: You can also give ratings to the various media.

This is the third year we've done this and it has been pretty helpful to me and others. 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
Fall of Giants ** - A fun epic tale but not as good as his other stuff.
The Prince *
The Expectant Father - in progress

Games
Dragon Age: Origins (PS3) - in progress
Kingdom Hearts: Dream, Drop, Distance (3DS) **
Fire Emblem: Awakening (3DS) - in progress

Movies
Frozen *** - A new Disney classic.
American Hustle *

TV
The Daily Show **
The Colbert Report **
Shark Tank **
Modern Family **
The Big Bang Theory **
Top Chef **
The Simpsons **
Star Trek: The Next Generation **
Arrow ***
Buffy the Vampire Slayer ** - Good ending.
Almost Human **
Sherlock ***
New Girl **
Parks & Recreation ***
Brooklyn Nine Nine *** - Best new show.
The Bachelor *
Raising Hope ** - Can catch up now that it's on Netflix.
Saturday Night Live *
Community **



Books
The Expectant Father ** - Good prep for the next stage in my life's journey.
A Storm of Swords - in progress

Games
Dragon Age: Origins (PS3) *** - Epic. There are few games I've put more hours in.
Fire Emblem: Awakening (3DS) *** - Great tactical game, could (and did) spend countless hours in battle.

Movies
None

TV
The Daily Show **
The Colbert Report **
Shark Tank **
Modern Family **
The Big Bang Theory **
Top Chef **
The Simpsons **
Star Trek: The Next Generation **
Arrow **
Almost Human **
New Girl **
The Bachelor *
Survivor ***



Books
A Storm of Swords - in progress

Games
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (PS3) - in progress
Theatrhythm Final Fantasy (3DS) ** - Always fun to go back to this to try to improve on a few songs.
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (3DS) *** - The best handheld Zelda since Link's Awakening.
Mario & Luigi: Dream Team (3DS) - in progress

Movies
Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King ***
The Secret World of Arrietty * - Kinda weird and not much of a plot.
12 Years a Slave ** - Powerful stuff, but the editing was uncomfortable at times (probably intentionally).

TV
The Daily Show **
The Colbert Report **
Shark Tank **
Modern Family **
The Big Bang Theory **
The Simpsons **
Arrow **
Almost Human **
New Girl ***
Parks & Recreation **
Brooklyn Nine Nine ***
Saturday Night Live *
Survivor ***
Community **
True Detective *** - Great acting and a suspenseful story.
Cosmos **



Books
A Storm of Swords - in progress

Games
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (PS3) *** - Best AC since AC2.
Dragon Age: Origins ** - Finishing up some DLC.
Mario & Luigi: Dream Team (3DS) * - Enjoyable, but too repetitious with the previous games.
Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward (3DS) - in progress

Movies
Captain America: The Winter Soldier *** - Great improvement on the original, but not better than Iron Man or Thor.

TV
The Daily Show **
The Colbert Report **
Shark Tank **
Modern Family **
The Big Bang Theory **
The Simpsons *** - Rewatching the classics as well!
Arrow ***
Parks & Recreation **
Saturday Night Live **
Survivor ***
Community **
Game of Thrones ***
Stargate: SG1 ** - Starting the series from scratch and it's pretty good so far.
Fringe **
Cosmos **



Books
A Storm of Swords - in progress

Games
Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward (3DS) - in progress

Movies
X-Men: Days of Future Past *** - Thank goodness for drive-ins. Great movie.

TV
The Daily Show **
The Colbert Report **
Shark Tank **
Modern Family **
The Big Bang Theory **
The Simpsons *** (Classics)
Arrow ***
Parks & Recreation *** - Great finale!
Saturday Night Live **
Survivor ***
Game of Thrones ***
Stargate: SG1 **
Jimmy Kimmel Live **
Cosmos **



Books
A Storm of Swords *** - Best of ASoIaF so far, though it really could have been two books.
Gone Girl - in progress

Games
South Park: The Stick of Truth (PS3) - in progress
Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward (3DS) *** - Wonderful game with a great story. More people should play it!
Bravely Default (3DS) - in progress

Movies
none

TV
The Daily Show **
The Colbert Report **
The Simpsons *** (Classics)
Game of Thrones ***
Stargate: SG1 **
Jimmy Kimmel Live **
The Bachelorette **
So You Think You Can Dance *
Orange is the New Black *** - Trying this out. Like what I see so far.
Star Trek: The Next Generation **



Books
Gone Girl *** - Excellent read, with a twist I never saw coming. I should read more by this author.
And the Mountains Echoed ** - Well written and I learned a thing or two about Afgan culture.
Ender's Shadow - in progress

Games
South Park: The Stick of Truth (PS3) - in progress
Bravely Default (3DS) - in progress
Cut the Rope (Android) *** - I've been playing this for months, but I do it so much these days I should call it out here. Probably my favorite 'need to kill 10 minutes' game.
The Room 2 (Android) - in progress

Movies
none

TV
The Daily Show **
The Colbert Report **
Jimmy Kimmel Live **
The Bachelorette **
Orange is the New Black *** - Addicting.
Star Trek: The Next Generation *** - Seems to get better with age.
Mythbusters *
America's Got Talent **



Books
Ender's Shadow ** - Good like all the Ender stories but it was akward during the direct parallel moments with Ender's Game.
The Hound of the Baskervilles *** - Classic Holmes.
Dark Places ** - Didn't like the writing or characters, but gets two stars because the mystery was interesting.

Games
South Park: The Stick of Truth (PS3) *** - A very polished South Park RPG. Laughed the whole way.
Bravely Default (3DS) - in progress
Shovel Knight (3DS) *** - Best NES throwback I've ever seen and one of the best games overall in years.

Movies
none

TV
The Daily Show **
The Colbert Report **
Jimmy Kimmel Live **
Orange is the New Black ***
Star Trek: The Next Generation **
Mythbusters **
The Sopranos **
Stargate: SG1 **
America's Got Talent **
Red vs Blue **



Books
Neuromancer * - I liked the plot but the writing was hard to get a grip on.
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe ** - Simpler than I remembered but still a fun tale.

Games
Metroid Prime 2: Echoes (GC) - in progress
Bravely Default (3DS) - in progress
Phoenix Wright: Dual Destinies (3DS) - in progress

Movies
The Lego Movie ** - Everything is AWESOME~

TV
The Daily Show **
The Colbert Report **
Jimmy Kimmel Live **
Star Trek: The Next Generation ** - Good show, good finale.
The Sopranos **
Stargate: SG1 **
America's Got Talent **
The West Wing ** - Getting back into it with season 4.
American Ninja Warrior **
The Great Food Truck Race *



Books
The Return of Sherlock Holmes **

Games
Metroid Prime 2: Echoes (GC) *** - Gamecube at its best. Who would have thought FPS Metroid would be so fun?
Phoenix Wright: Dual Destinies (3DS) ** - Some of the earlier cases were bad but the second half really got me hooked.
Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call (3DS) - in progress

Movies
Gone Girl *** - A more perfect book to movie adaptation I have not seen.

TV
The Daily Show **
The Colbert Report **
Jimmy Kimmel Live **
The West Wing **
The Big Bang Theory * - Not that funny anymore.
Gotham ** - Has the makings of something good but still setting itself up.
The Flash ** - Similar to Gotham, needs time to get going but it could work.
Arrow *** - Has hit its stride and now one of the best things on TV.
Marvel's Agents of SHIELD *** - A complete turnaround from the boring series during its start.
The Walking Dead *** - I like the pacing, much better (faster) than its history.
Top Chef *
Survivor **
Brooklyn Nine-Nine **
The Simpsons * - Very hit and miss.
Saturday Night Live *
New Girl ** - Better after Nick & Jess broke up.
Shark Tank *** - For some reason it is one of the shows I most look forward to each week.
Modern Family **



Books
Hyperion *** - I did not expect to like this as much as I did. Found me a new series to enjoy!
The Name of the Wind - in progress

Games
Dragon Age Origins: Awakening (PS3) - in progress
Bravely Default (3DS) *** - The FF we were all looking for. Just ignore the final 20% of it.
Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call (3DS) **
Cave Story (3DS) ** - Was expecting more.

Movies
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty **
Guardians of the Galaxy ***

TV
The Daily Show **
The Colbert Report **
Jimmy Kimmel Live **
The West Wing **
The Big Bang Theory **
Gotham **
The Flash *
Arrow ***
Marvel's Agents of SHIELD ***
The Walking Dead ***
Top Chef *
Survivor **
Brooklyn Nine-Nine **
The Simpsons *
Saturday Night Live *
New Girl **
Shark Tank **
Modern Family **


December

Books
The Name of the Wind *** - Very good read, though for such a long book it didn't get that far in the story.

Games
Dragon Age Origins: Awakening (PS3) ** - Man this game was so big, and so fun.
The Walking Dead Season 2 (PS3) ** - Fun, but not as epic as the original. Saddest part was when my save file got corrupt after I beat it. :(
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker HD (PS3) - in progress
Suikoden II (PS1 on PSP) - in progress
Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor (PS4)

Movies
The Edge of Tomorrow ** - Reminded me of a video game.

TV
The Daily Show **
The Colbert Report *** - Goodbye my friend.
Jimmy Kimmel Live **
The West Wing **
The Big Bang Theory **
The Flash *
Arrow **
Top Chef *
Survivor **
Brooklyn Nine-Nine **
The Simpsons *
Saturday Night Live **
New Girl **
Shark Tank **

Calliope
01-17-2014, 08:48 PM
January

Books:
Paul Auster - Report From the Interior - 4/5
Raja Shehadeh - Strangers in the House - 3/5
Lidia Yuknavitch - The Chronology of Water - 4/5
Andrew X Pham - Catfish & Mandala - 3/5
Augusten Burroughs - Possible Side Effects - 3/5
Karen Russell - Vampires in the Lemon Grove - 2/5
John Updike - Marry Me - 3/5
Cheryl Strayed - Wild - 3/5

(8)
In progress:
Haruki Murakami - What I Talk About When I Talk About Running
Zora Neale Hurston - Their Eyes Were Watching God
Olivia Laing - The Trip to Echo Spring: On Writers and Drinking
Edwidge Danticat - Create Dangerously

TV:
Girls - 3/5
Brooklyn Nine-Nine - 5/5
Community - 3/5

February

Ha Jin - Waiting - 3/5
Zora Neale Hurston - Their Eyes Were Watching God - 4/5
Douglas Coupland - The Gum Thief - 4/5
Eve Ensler - I Am An Emotional Creature - 3/5
Gillian Flynn - Gone Girl - 3/5
J.M. Coetzee - The Childhood of Jesus - 4/5

(14)

March

Paul Auster + J.M. Coetzee - Here and Now: Letters 2008 - 2011 - 4/5
Philip Roth - The Humbling - 3/5
Joan Silber - Fools - 3/5
Roger Rosenblatt - Rules for Aging - 3/5
Allison Hoover Bartlett - The Man Who Loved Books Too Much - 4/5

(19)

April

Toni Morrison - Sula - 3/5
John Updike - Rabbit, Run - 3/5
Tobias Wolff - This Boy's Life - 3/5
Edwidge Danticat - Claire of the Sea Light - 2/5
Dinaw Mengestu - All Our Names - 4/5
Douglas Coupland - Worst. Person. Ever. - 5/5
Paul Auster - The Brooklyn Follies - 5/5

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May

Kelly Williams Brown - Adulting - 3/5
Raymond Carver - Cathedral - 4/5
Alice Walker - You Can't Keep A Good Woman Down - 5/5
Adam Resnick - Will Not Attend - 4/5
Alice Walker - The Color Purple - 4/5
Tim Manley - Alice in Tumblr-Land - 3/5
Chad Harbach - MFA vs. NYC: The Two Cultures of American Fiction - 5/5
Marina Keegan - The Opposite of Loneliness - 4/5

(34)

At this point, I think it's fair to call this my reading log instead of just a media log :D

June

Maya Angelou - The Heart of A Woman - 3/5
Joseph Boyden - The Orenda - 3/5
Olivia Laing - The Trip to Echo Spring: On Writers and Drinking - 4/5
Paul Auster - City of Glass - 4/5
Paul Auster - Ghosts - 2/5
James Salter - A Sport and a Pastime - 3/5
Dave Eggers - Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the prophets, do they live forever? - 4/5

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July

Lydia Davis - Samuel Johnson is Indignant - 4/5
Verlyn Klinkenborg - Several Short Sentences About Writing - 5/5
Mark Z Danielewski - House of Leaves - 4/5
Wilma Mankiller (Ed) - Every Day is a Good Day: Reflections by Contemporary Indigenous Women - 4/5
Richard Powers - Orfeo - 4/5

(46)

August

Maya Angelou - I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings - 2/5
Simon Van Booy - The Secret Lives of People in Love - 4/5
Wayne Gladstone - Notes on the Internet Apocalypse - 2/5
Junot Diaz - Drown - 5/5
Wendy Lawless - Chanel Bonfire - 3/5
Akhil Sharma - Family Life - 3/5
Lacy M. Johnson - The Other Side - 4/5
Haruki Murakami - Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage - 3/5

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September
Roxane Gay - Bad Feminist - 5/5
David Mitchell - The Bone Clocks - 4/5
Edward St. Aubyn - Lost For Words - 3/5
Simon Van Booy - The Illusion of Separateness - 5/5

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October
Roxane Gay - An Untamed State - 5/5
Matthew Thomas - We Are Not Ourselves - 4/5
Lena Dunham - Not That Kind of Girl - 3/5
Amelie Nothomb - Life Form - 4/4

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November
I DID NOT READ A SINGLE BOOK THIS ENTIRE MONTH ;_;

December
Rebecca Lee - Bobcat and Other Stories - 4/5
Amanda Palmer - The Art of Asking - 3/5
Kurt Vonnegut - Bluebeard - 4/5
Ted Thompson - The Land of Steady Habits - 3/5
Chimananda Ngozi Adichie - Americahna - 5/5

Jinx
01-17-2014, 09:40 PM
​January:

Books:

Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason
Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Bossypants
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Matched
Crossed
Falling Leaves
Reached
Habits of the House
Long Live the King
The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible
The Rosie Project
The New Countess
Silver Linings Playbook
The Painted Veil
Rules of Civility (in progress)


Shows:


American Horror Story: Coven
How I Met Your Mother (in progress)
Gilmore Girls
Girls (in progress)
Secret Diary of a Callgirl
30 Rock (in progress)
Kath and Kim (in progress)


Movies:


The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
The Painted Veil


Games:

Gauntlet: Dark Legacy
Flappy Bird (in progress)





Books:

Rules of Civility
House of Leaves (in progress)
Growing Up Amish
The Hand That First Held Mine (in progress)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (in progress)


Shows:


How I Met Your Mother (in progress)
Girls (in progress)
30 Rock
Kath and Kim (in progress)
American Horror Story: Murder House
Archer (in progress)
Frisky Dingo (in progress)
That '70s Show (in progress)




Movies:

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
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 Part 1
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
Frozen
Brave


Games:

Flappy Bird



March

Books:

​Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
Blindness
Where the Heart Is
Pride and Prejudice (in progress)
The Constant Princess
The Other Boleyn Girl (in progress)
The Chosen One


TV:


Girls
How I Met Your Mother (in progress)
That 70's Show (in progress)
Bates Motel (in progress)
The Tudors (in progress)



Movies:

Tangled


Games:
(none)

Tasura
01-18-2014, 12:54 AM
Stealing Paper Star's * = In Progress idea, cause 90% of my list is going to be 'In Progress'
Also, I'm going to link my TV Show spreadsheet so my TV list doesn't end up being super long, and I'll only list shows here that I am actively watching.
I probably won't give a number rating to shows because I find that hard to do, especially for long shows, I'll just give a =), =| or a =(.
For games that have DLC that extends/adds story I'll have a separate entry listed under the main game with it's own rating. For example, when I get to 13-2 I''ll rate the Sazh/Lightning DLCs but not the Arena Fights.



Books
The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett - 9/10
The Long War by Terry Pratchett*
Ghost Walk by Brian Keene - 7/10
The Shining by Stephen King*


Games
360
Bioshock Infinite*
Bit.Trip Presents... Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien - 8/10
Final Fantasy XIII*

PS3
Tales of Xillia*
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag*

PC
Marvel Puzzle Quest: Dark Reign*
Fortune Summoners: Secret of the Elemental Stone*
Chantelise: A Tale of Two Sisters*
Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale*
La-Mulana*
Starbound*



Movies
Stargate: The Ark of Truth - 7/10
Stargate: Continuum - 7/10
Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers: The Movie - 6/10 (Would be higher, but bad CGI kinda ruined it)


TV Shows (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AutHxWRkamoZdFU0U0tQekRJNnZmcXFZRWNJaFNWU1E#gid=0)
Sherlock*
Archer*
The X-Files*
CSI: Miami*
Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers =)
Mighty Morphin' Alien Rangers =|
Power Rangers Zeo*
Elementary*
The Big Bang Theory*
Haven*
Kaijudo*





Books
The Shining by Stephen King - 10/10
The Long War by Terry Pratchett*
Doctor Sleep by Stephen King - 10/10
Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King - 8/10
Truckers by Terry Pratchett - 7/10
Diggers by Terry Pratchett*
Everything's Eventual: 14 Dark Tales by Stephen King*


Games
360
Saints Row: The Third - 7/10
Saints Row 4 - 8/10
Enter the Dominatrix - 8/10
How the Saints Save Christmas - 6/10 (I encountered some bugs that made some of the content unplayable, thus a lower rating)

Borderlands 2* - 8/10 (It's both rated and in progress because I've beaten it before, but am re-playing from scratch to go through all the DLC, which I will list when I get to them)

PS3
None Yet

PC
Marvel Puzzle Quest: Dark Reign*
Starbound*
Knights of Pen and Paper +1*
Reaper - Tale of a Pale Swordsman*
SteamWorld Dig*



Movies
Chennai Express - 10/10
Himmatwala - 9/10
ABCD: Any Body Can Dance - 7/10
Ek Tha Tiger - 8/10
Paan Singh Tomar - 7/10
I Know What You Did Last Summer - 7/10
I Still Know What You Did Last Summer - 7/10
I'll Always Know What You Did Last Summer - 7/10
Gojira (Godzilla) - 7/10
iGojira no Gyakushū (Godzilla Raids Again) - 7/10


TV Shows (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AutHxWRkamoZdFU0U0tQekRJNnZmcXFZRWNJaFNWU1E#gid=0)
The Big Bang Theory*
Haven*
Kaijudo*
Archer*
Power Rangers Zeo*
CSI: Miami*
CSI: New York*





Books
Diggers by Terry Pratchett*
Everything's Eventual: 14 Dark Tales by Stephen King - 7/10
Just After Sunset by Stephen King - 8/10
The Talisman by Stephen King*


Games
360
Borderlands 2* - 8/10
Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate’s Booty - 9/10
Mr. Torgue’s Campaign of Carnage - 6/10
Sir Hammerlock's Big Game Hunt*
Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep*
T.K. Baha's Bloody Harvest - 7/10
The Horrible Hunger of the Ravenous Wattle Gobbler - 7/10
How Marcus Saved Mercenary Day - 8/10
Mad Moxxi and the Wedding Day Massacre - 8/10



PC
Marvel Puzzle Quest: Dark Reign*
Steamworld Dig*


3DS
Bravely Default*
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity*


PS3
None Yet



Movies
Kingu Kongu Tai Gojira (King Kong vs. Godzilla) - 7/10
Frozen - 8/10


TV Shows (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AutHxWRkamoZdFU0U0tQekRJNnZmcXFZRWNJaFNWU1E#gid=0)
The Big Bang Theory*
Haven*
Kaijudo*
Archer*
Power Rangers Zeo*
CSI: Miami*
CSI: New York =)
Believe*
Zero Hour*
Resurrection*
Grimm*





Books
Diggers by Terry Pratchett*
The Talisman by Stephen King*


Games
360
Borderlands 2 - 8/10
Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate’s Booty - 9/10
Mr. Torgue’s Campaign of Carnage - 6/10
Sir Hammerlock's Big Game Hunt - 7/10
Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep - 9/10
T.K. Baha's Bloody Harvest - 7/10
The Horrible Hunger of the Ravenous Wattle Gobbler - 7/10
How Marcus Saved Mercenary Day - 8/10
Mad Moxxi and the Wedding Day Massacre - 8/10
Sir Hammerlock vs. the Son of Crawmerax - 8/10



PC
Marvel Puzzle Quest: Dark Reign*
Rift* (This being an MMO, I'll leave it as In Progress until I hit the level cap)


3DS
Bravely Default*
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity*


PS3
None Yet



Movies
None yet


TV Shows (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AutHxWRkamoZdFU0U0tQekRJNnZmcXFZRWNJaFNWU1E#gid=0)
The Big Bang Theory*
Archer*
How I Met Your Mother =|
Republic of Doyle*


May

Books
Diggers by Terry Pratchett*
The Talisman by Stephen King - 9/10
Black House by Stephen King*


Games
360
Trials Fusion*
Dust: An Elysian Tale - 8/10


PC
Marvel Puzzle Quest: Dark Reign*
Rift* (This being an MMO, I'll leave it as In Progress until I hit the level cap)
Bastion*


3DS
None yet


PS3
Legend of Mana (PS1 Classic)*(replay) - 9/10



Movies
Mosura Tai Gojira (Mothra vs. Godzilla) - 8/10
San Daikaijū: Chikyū Saidai no Kessen (Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster) - 9/10


TV Shows (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AutHxWRkamoZdFU0U0tQekRJNnZmcXFZRWNJaFNWU1E#gid=0)
The Big Bang Theory*
Archer*
Republic of Doyle*
Orphan Black*
In the Flesh*
Penny Dreadful*
Sleepy Hollow*

Calliope
01-18-2014, 05:09 AM
Why do you guys not include authors?

Jinx
01-18-2014, 05:16 AM
Because I know who wrote the book, and if anyone wants to know, they can use Google!

Calliope
01-18-2014, 05:39 AM
Not necessarily (http://www.librarything.com/topic/19725). I think that including the author makes one's list a lot more interesting and informative, but it's your list.

Minami
01-18-2014, 11:54 AM
I'm definitely going to take part in this this year! So here's my list

Ratings:

* - Absolute rubbish
** - Poor
*** - Worth a read/watch/play
**** - Really Enjoyable
***** - Flipping amazing!!!!

January

Books

Revealed (House of night 11) - PC and Kristin Cast ***
Glass houses (Morganville vampires 1) - Rachel Caine ***
The dead girls dance (Morganville vampires 2) - Rachel Caine ***
Midnight Alley(Morganville vampires 3) - Rachel Caine ***

Games

Professor Layton and the miracle mask (in progress) ****
Bravely default (in progress) ****

TV Shows

Dexter Season 1 *****
Dexter Season 2 *****
Dexter Season 3 (in progress)

Movies

None so far

Lonely Paper Star
01-20-2014, 03:18 AM
in-progress, need to catch up on *

Now with ratings in the form of up to five ">"!






Books/Manga

Rosario Tijeras (Jorge Franco) *
The Lightning Thief (Rick Riordan) *
Attack on Titan (Hajime Isayama)
Fushigi Yuugi: Genbu Kaiden (Yuu Watase)



Video Games

Hearthstone
Dota 2
Left 4 Dead 2
Starbound
Surgeon Simulator 2013



Movies/Documentaries

Frozen
Bridesmaids
She's The Man
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Blackfish
Rise of the Guardians
I Sell the Dead



Television/Anime/Web Series

Marble Hornets *
TableTop (season 2??) *
Teen Wolf (season 3.5) *
Sherlock (season 4)
My Little Pony (season 4) *
Luther
Community (season 5) *
Family Guy (season 11)
Undercover Boss U.S.
The Bravest Warriors *
HitRECord *

|

Books/Manga

Rosario Tijeras (Jorge Franco) * >>>
The Lightning Thief (Rick Riordan) *
Attack on Titan (Hajime Isayama) * >>>>



Video Games

Dota 2 >>>>
Pid * >>>
Serena * >>
Path of Exile * >>>>
Persona 4 * >>>>>
Beatmania IIDX: Gold >>>>
Beatmania IIDX: Empress >>>>



Movies/Documentaries

Insidious 2 >
The Innkeepers >>
3 Days To Kill >>>



Television/Anime/Web Series

Marble Hornets * >>>
TableTop * >>>>
Teen Wolf (season 3B) * >>>
My Little Pony (season 4) * >>
Community (season 5) * >>>>>
30 Rock (season 7) >>>>
Bob's Burgers (season 1-2) * >>>
RuPaul's Drag Race (season 6) *

|


Books/Manga

Attack on Titan* (Hajime Isayama) >>>>



Video Games

Serena * >>
Path of Exile * >>>>
Persona 4 * >>>>>
South Park: The Stick of Truth >>>>
Spore >>>



Movies/Documentaries

The Recipe >>>>
The Lego Movie >>>>
Independence Day (rewatch) >>>>
Thor: The Dark World >>>
Summit >>>
Love Actually >>
Free To Play >>>>
We Are Legion >>>>
Noah >>>




Television/Anime/Web Series


Teen Wolf (season 3B) >>>
My Little Pony (season 4) * >>
Community (season 5) * >>>>
Archer (season 1-4) >>>>
RuPaul's Drag Race (season 6) * >>>
South Park (random episodes) >>>
Orange is the New Black >>>>>
American Horror Story: Coven >>>>

|



APRIL


Books/Manga

"The Princess and the Queen" by George R.R. Martin, from Dangerous Women, edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois >>>>
Attack on Titan by Hajime Isayama * >>>>
Rosario Tijeras by Jorge Franco ugh, finally finished this thing>>>
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins >>>>
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins *



Video Games

Dota 2 >>>>



Movies/Documentaries

Pineapple Express >>
The Woman Who Wasn't There >>>>
Hellbound >>>
Steve-O: Demise and Rise >>
The Knights of Badassdom >>>>
Iron Man 3 >>>>
Machete Kills >>>
Mr. Nobody >>>>
The Hunger Games >>>



Television/Anime/Web Series


Community (season 5) * >>>>
South Park (random episodes) >>>
Game of Thrones (season 4) * >>>>>
Warehouse 13 (season 5) *

Pumpkin
01-22-2014, 05:42 AM
I'll take part!

Complete = Finished OR I've done what I wanted with it and don't intend to play/read/watch it again until later on in the year, next year, or never again.

In Progress = Still working on it.

Halted = I'm not continuing now, but I intend to later in the year.

Stars are out of 5. If there are no stars, I haven't formed an opinion yet :monster:


January

Books:


Divergent (Complete) ***
Insurgent (Complete) **
Allegiant (In Progress) ***
The Giver (In Progress) *****


Movies:


Dredd *
Babies ****


Games:


Suikoden V (Halted) *****
Final Fantasy VIII (Halted) ****
Finall Fantasy XIII (Complete) **
Ape Escape 3 (Complete) ***
The Sims 3 (Complete) ***
Suikoden II (In Progress) *****
Katamari Forever (In Progress) ***
Atelier Meruru (In Progress) ***
The Sims 3 Pets (In Progress) ***


TV Shows:


That 70's Show (Complete) ****
Braceface (In Progress) ***
Chobits (In Progress) **
Star Trek: The Next Generation (In Progress) ***



February

Books:


Allegiant (Complete) ***
The Giver (Complete) *****
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Complete) ***
The Road Leads Up (In Progress) ***


Movies:


Spaceballs **
The Other Woman ****
Everybody's Fine ***
Big Trouble in Little China *
Meet the Spartans ***
Tommy Boy **
The Kids Are Alright **
Tommy Boy **
Sex and the City 2 ***



Games:


Suikoden II (Halted) *****
Suikoden V (Halted) *****
Final Fantasy VIII (Halted) ****
Fire Emblem: Awakening (Halted)
Katamari Forever (Complete) ***
Atelier Meruru (Complete) ***
The Sims 3 Pets (Complete) ***
Final Fantasy II (In Progress) ***
Pokemon X (In Progress) ***
Final Fantasy X-2 (In Progress) ****


TV Shows:


Dharma & Greg (Halted) ***
Braceface (Complete) ***
Chobits (Complete) **
Star Trek: The Next Generation (In Progress) ***
Raising Hope (In Progress) ***
Sex and the City (In Progress) ****



March

Books:


The Road Leads Up (Complete) ***
Ranma 1/2 (In Progress) ****


Movies:


He's Just Not That Into You ****
Sex and the City ***
The Great Outdoors **
Just Married ***


Games:


Suikoden II (Halted) *****
Suikoden V (Halted) *****
Final Fantasy VIII (Halted) ****
Fire Emblem: Awakening (Halted)
Final Fantasy II (In Progress) ***
Pokemon X (In Progress) ***
Final Fantasy X-2 (In Progress) ****
Final Fantasy X (In Progress) ***
Pokepark Pickachu's Adventure (In Progress) ***


TV Shows:


Dharma & Greg (Halted) ***
Star Trek: The Next Generation (In Progress) ***
Raising Hope (Complete) ***
Sex and the City (Complete) ****
Kill Me Baby (In Progress) **



April

Books:


Ranma 1/2 (In Progress) ****
A Canticle for Leibowitz (In Progress)


Movies:
Hercules ***
Steal This Movie **

Games:


Suikoden II (Halted) *****
Suikoden V (Halted) *****
Final Fantasy VIII (In Progress) ****
Fire Emblem: Awakening (Complete)
Final Fantasy II (In Progress) ***
Pokemon X (In Progress)***
Final Fantasy X-2 (Complete)****
Final Fantasy X (Complete)***
Pokepark Pickachu's Adventure (Complete) ***
Final Fantasy Theartrythm (Complete) ****
Dark Cloud (Complete)***
Girls' Fashion Shoot (In Progress) ****
Adventure Time (In Progress) ***


TV Shows:


Dharma & Greg (Complete) ***
Star Trek: The Next Generation (In Progress) ***
Kill Me Baby (Complete)***
One Tree Hill (In Progress) ***
Canada's Worst Driver (Complete) ***



May
Books:


Ranma 1/2 (In Progress) ****
A Canticle for Leibowitz (Complete)
Interesting Times (In Progress) ****


Movies:

Games:


Suikoden II (Complete) *****
Suikoden V (Halted) *****
Final Fantasy VIII (In Progress) ****
Final Fantasy II (Halted) ***
Pokemon X (Complete) ***
Girls' Fashion Shoot (Complete) ****
Adventure Time (Complete)***
Chrono Trigger (Complete) ****
Dragon Quest V (In Progress) ****
Final Fantasy IX (In Progress) *****


TV Shows:


Star Trek: The Next Generation (In Progress) ***
One Tree Hill (In Progress) ***



June
Books:


Ranma 1/2 (In Progress) ****
A Canticle for Leibowitz (Complete)
Interesting Times (In Progress) ****


Movies:

Games:


Suikoden II (Complete) *****
Suikoden V (Halted) *****
Final Fantasy VIII (In Progress) ****
Final Fantasy II (Halted) ***
Pokemon X (Complete) ***
Girls' Fashion Shoot (Complete) ****
Adventure Time (Complete)***
Chrono Trigger (Complete) ****
Dragon Quest V (Complete)****
Final Fantasy IX (Complete) *****
Xenoblade (In Progress) ***


TV Shows:


Star Trek: The Next Generation (In Progress) ***
One Tree Hill (In Progress) ***


July
Books:


Ranma 1/2 (In Progress) ****
Mort (In Progress) ****



Movies:
Down Periscope **

Games:


Tales of Xillia (In Progress) ***
Xenoblade (In Progress) ***
SuperMario RPG (In Progress) **



TV Shows:


Star Trek: The Next Generation (In Progress) ***
One Tree Hill (In Progress) ***

Kossage
01-28-2014, 01:08 AM
Once more to the fray, it seems. Here's the list for year 2014. May it be full of pleasant surprises.

As usual, the ratings go from one star to five stars. :)

JANUARY:

Books:
- Kun talonpojasta tuli herra (When a Peasant Became a Master) by Kalle Kajander ***

Games:
- Guild Wars 2 ****

Music:
- Romeo and Juliet by Abel Korzeniowski ****

TV:
- Marvel's Agents of SHIELD ***
- MLP:FiM ***
- South Park ***
- Space Dandy ***

Web:
- Dragon Ball Z Abridged ***
- Nostalgia Critic and pals ***
- Red Letter Media ***
- tGA ****

FEBRUARY:

Films:
- Pacific Rim ***
- Valkyrie ***

Music:
- Attack on Titan by Hiroyuki Sawano ***

TV:
- Magi: Labyrinth of Magic ***
- Once Upon a Time: Season 3 ***

MARCH:

Films:
- The Lone Ranger (2013 film) ***

Music:
- Der Medicus / The Physician by Ingo Ludwig Frenzel ***

TV:
- Attack on Titan ***

APRIL:

Films:
- Dredd **
- Thor: The Dark World **

Music:
- The Life and Times of Scrooge by Tuomas Holopainen ***

TV:
- Game of Thrones Season 4 ***
- Hannibal ****
- True Detective ****

MAY:

Films:
- Transformers: Dark of the Moon **

JUNE:

TV:
- Legend of Korra Season 3 ***

JULY:

Films:
- Captain America: Winter Soldier ***
- Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides **
- Presumed Innocent ***

AUGUST:

Films:
- 300: Rise of an Empire **
- Batman: Assault on Arkham **
- Gravity ***
- Jungle Emperor Leo: The Movie (1997) **
- Queen of the Gypsies ***
- The Amazing Spider-Man 2 **

Games:
- Freedom Planet ***

SEPTEMBER:

Books:
- Kunnanmiehiä (Municipality Men) by Kalle Kajander ***
- Pahkakuppi (The Burl Cup) by Kalle Kajander ***

Concerts:
- Final Symphony: Music from Final Fantasy ****

Films:
- Maleficent ***
- Noah ***
- Shane *****
- She Done Him Wrong ***
- X-Men: Days of Future Past ***

Games:
- Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams ***
- Mafia 2 ***

TV:
- Gotham ***
- Marvel's Agents of Shield Season 2 ***
- Once Upon a Time Season 4 ***

OCTOBER:

Films:
- Jack the Giant Slayer ***
- Los Olvidados (The Forgotten Ones / The Young and the Damned) ****
- MLP: Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks ***
- Sciuscià (Shoeshine) ****
- The Raid: Redemption ***

Games:
- Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls ***
- DuckTales: Remastered ***
- Portal ***
- Spec Ops: The Line ***

TV:
- Arrow Season 1 ***
- A Story of Children and Film (documentary) ***
- Manifest Destiny (documentary) ***

Lone Wolf Leonhart
01-31-2014, 06:03 PM
It might go without saying, but in case anyone was wondering "Ongoing" and "Still Airing" are indications of shows and comics that are still being produced at the time of my lists creation and can't be completed because there is, as of yet, no ending. The same applies for MMO games.

I don't plan to halt anything on my list, so if you don't see something in the current month that is listed as "In Progress" in the previous month, it just means I've been sidetracked by the other things on my list. Also, I'll most likely leave out shows that I'm watching only a few episodes of, either because they're re-runs or I just wasn't interested. I'll generally post things I want to finish.



Video Games

-Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn [PC] (Ongoing, Subscription Based)
-Final Fantasy XIII-2 [Xbox 360] (Complete)
-The Walking Dead: Season Two - Episode 1 [Xbox Digital Download] (Complete)
-The Wolf Among Us - Demo [Xbox Digital Download] (Complete)
-The Wolf Among Us - Episode 1 [Xbox Digital Download] (Complete)
-Final Fantasy III [Nintendo DS] (In Progress)
-Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII - Demo [Xbox Digital Download] (Complete)
-Bravely Default - Demo [Nintendo 3DS Digital Download] (In Progress)


TV Shows

-Doctor Who [Series 1,2,3, currently on 4] (In Progress)

Movies

-Kick-Ass 2 (Complete)
-Carrie [2013](Complete)






Video Games

-Final Fantasy XI [PC] (30 Day Free Trial Period)
-Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn [PC] (Ongoing, Subscription Based)
-The Wolf Among Us - Episode 2 [Xbox Digital Download] (Complete)
-Bravely Default - Demo [Nintendo 3DS Digital Download] (Complete)
-Final Fantasy III [Nintendo DS] (In Progress)
-Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII [Xbox 360] (In Progress)

TV Shows
-Doctor Who [Series 4,5,6 currently on 7] (In Progress)
-Sherlock [Season 1, currently on 2] (In Progress)
-The Walking Dead [Season 4] (Still Airing, Up To Date)
-Torchwood [Season 1] (In Progress)

Movies

-The Road (Complete)

Books and Comics

-Growing Pains by Billie Piper [Book/Autobiography] (In Progress)
-Fables by Bill Willingham [Comic Series/Fantasy] (In Progress)
-The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman [Comic Series/Post-Apocalyptic] (Ongoing,In Progress)

Video games

-Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII [Xbox 360] (Complete)
-The Walking Dead: Season Two - Episode 2 [Xbox Digital Download] (Complete)
-Beyond: Two Souls [PlayStation 3] (Complete)
-Tales of Xillia [PlayStation 3] (In Progress)

TV Shows

-Doctor Who [Series 7] (Complete)
-Sherlock [Season 2] (Complete)
-The Walking Dead [Season 4] (Complete)
-Black Butler (Watched some favorite episodes)
-Claymore (Watched some favorite episodes)
-Tenchi Universe (Watched some favorite episodes)
-Supernatural (Watched some favorite episodes)
-Torchwood [Season 1] (In Progress)
-An Idiot Abroad (Watched some favorite episodes)
-Derek [Series 1] (Complete)
-Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (In Progress)

At this point i'm dabbling in classic Doctor Who episodes, starting with the very first episode. I won't list it by seasons as fans of the show know some episodes are missing and it's hard to have a complete season watched unless you include some audio dramas. For now, i'm just enjoying episodes as I find them.


Movies
-Night of the Living Dead (Complete)
-Paranormal Activity 4 (Complete)
-Texas Chainsaw 3D (Complete)
-The Conjuring (Complete)
-A Haunted House (Complete)
-The Purge (Complete)
-Silent Hill: Revelation (Complete)
-Human Revolution [Deus Ex Short Film] (Complete)
-Doctor Who: The Movie (Complete)
-John Leguizamo's Ghetto Klown (Complete)

I've seen Frozen in the break room at my work. The problem with only seeing it on break is that I don't know if I've missed any parts, and I've seen the movie out of order. I think I watched a good majority of it.

Books and Comics

-The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman [Comic Series/Post-Apocalyptic] (Ongoing,Up To Date)
-Fables by Bill Willingham [Comic Series/Fantasy] (In Progress)

Video Games

-Tales of Xillia [PlayStation 3] (Complete)
-The Wolf Among Us - Episode 3 [Xbox Digital Download] (Complete)
-The Last of Us - Left Behind [PlayStation 3 DLC] (Complete)

TV Shows

-Torchwood [Season 1] (In Progress)
-Game of Thrones [Season 1, 2, 3, currently on 4] (Still Airing, In Progress)
-Orange is the new Black [Season 1] (Complete)
-Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (In Progress)
-Sherlock [Season 3] (In Progress)
-Penny Dreadful [Early Premiere Pilot] (Complete)

Movies

-The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Complete)
-Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (Complete)
-Grave Encounters (Complete)
-Grave Encounters 2 (Complete)
-V/H/S (Complete)
-V/H/S/2 (Complete)
-Quarantine 2: Terminal (Complete)
-[Rec] 3: Genesis (Complete)
-Apartment 143 (Complete)
-Crowsnest (Complete)
-Devil's Pass (Complete)
-Hollow (Complete)
-Alone With Her (Complete)
-Europa Report (Complete)
-TiMER (Complete)
-Insidious: Chapter 2 (Complete)
-Paranormal Asylum (Complete)
-Greystone Park (Complete)

Books and Comics

-The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman [Comic Series/Post-Apocalyptic] (Ongoing,Up To Date)
-Fables by Bill Willingham [Comic Series/Fantasy] (In Progress)
-Growing Pains by Billie Piper [Book/Autobiography] (In Progress)


May

Video Games

-The Walking Dead: Season Two - Episode 3 [Xbox Digital Download] (Complete)
-The Wolf Among Us - Episode 4 [Xbox Digital Download](complete)
-TimeShift [PlayStation 3](Played for a few hours)
-Tomb Raider: Legend [PlayStation 3](In Progress)

TV Shows

-Torchwood [Season 1, currently on 2] (In Progress)
-Game of Thrones [Season 4] (Still Airing, In Progress)
-Sherlock [Season 3] (Complete)
-Penny Dreadful [Season 1] (Still Airing, In Progress)
-Arrow [Season 1] (In Progress)
-Derek [Season 2] (Complete)

I've also been cherry picking around some classic and new Doctor Who episodes. Trying to get my cousin into it as well as watch a few favorites and recommendations.


Movies

-Hello Herman (Complete)
-Dark Harbor (Complete)
-An Adventure in Space and Time [Docudrama](Complete)
-The Breakfast Club (Complete)
-Jumanji (Complete)
-Perks Of Being A Wallflower (Complete) (I was a few minutes late into this)
-The Faculty (Complete)

Books and Comics

-The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman [Comic Series/Post-Apocalyptic] (Ongoing,Up To Date)
-Fables by Bill Willingham [Comic Series/Fantasy] (In Progress)
-Growing Pains by Billie Piper [Book/Autobiography] (In Progress)

Del Murder
12-22-2014, 11:54 PM
The end of the year is upon us. Let's look back upon the year and see what we did.

Number of books read: 14
Number of movies seen: 12
Number of games played: 19

Not bad for a year where I had twins!

Pumpkin
12-22-2014, 11:55 PM
Bah I stopped halfway through :(

Need to do one again in the new year

Ayen
12-23-2014, 04:27 AM
I somehow managed to miss this the whole year. I'll be there for the 2015 though.

Calliope
12-23-2014, 08:06 PM
Well, I read about 67 books this year (still in the middle of two of them, and omitted recording a bunch of graphic novels or non-fiction), which I suppose is "enough" if I'm just looking at volume. However, if I examine the authors, what I'm reading still isn't particularly diverse. It's about a 50/50 split for men vs. women, which is good, but minority authors only make up about 30% of my reading.

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Standout authors for the year are Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Simon Van Booy. I'm not sure what my reading goals are for the next year. Maybe I'll stick to short stories, because of school?

Del Murder
12-23-2014, 08:37 PM
I think I read one book by an Indian guy.

Calliope
12-23-2014, 08:45 PM
Was it Sherman Alexie?

Shiny
12-23-2014, 09:45 PM
Shows: Game of Thrones, Legend of Korra, Girls, The Wire, The Walking Dead, Sonic Boom (1 or 2 episodes though)

Movies: I don't even know how many movies I've seen this year. I've lost count, but I'm pretty sure it's way beyond 30.

Podcasts: Nerdist, Shane and Friends, We Know Nothing

Music: (Only listing the full albums I've listened to and not everything because ain't nobody got time for dat) Eyelid Movies, Voices, Nightlife, Random Access Memories, Vulgar, Congratulations, Oracular Spectacular, Colors of Jazz (http://blazo.bandcamp.com/album/colors-of-jazz)

Books: Been slacking on my book reading lately but I've managed to read a wopping two books. xD Dad if Fat, which was hilarious and another book that I don't remember but it wasn't that good. Once I get an e-reader I'll be able to read more during my commute. In terms of books I don't have a gender preference, I like both female and male authors, but I identify more with black authors.

Video Games: Destiny, Pokemon X, Pokemon Alpha Sapphire, Skyrim, The Walking Dead S2, The Wolf Among Us, Red Dead Redemption (just felt like randomly replaying it but I was also trying to play the Undead Redemption add-on but it's not working despite me paying for it), Tales from the Borderlands, Game of Thrones, Splinter Cell: Blacklist, virtual chess, Grand Theft Auto V, Borderlands, Tomb Raider

Comics: Fables (didn't complete it and didn't like it :/)

Calliope
12-24-2014, 10:04 AM
Thinking about it a bit more, I guess I relate to poor people. I'm much more Frank McCourt and much less Oprah Winfrey!

Del Murder
12-28-2014, 05:33 PM
Was it Sherman Alexie?
No, Khaled Hosseini. And he is Afghani, thus making me a racist. Also I liked that book I read by him and it wasn't even his most famous one. So I think I'll read that one to try comply with affirmative action.

Shiny
12-29-2014, 11:50 PM
Time for my review for a few of the things I've seen this year.

SHOWS
Girls (Seasons 1-3)
Rating: MEH
In three days I watched all three seasons that were available. The first season was quite interesting and painted a realistic portrait of struggling 20-something NYers trying to get their lives together post-college or with one character, during college. The second and third seasons were riddled with gratuitous tit shots, sex, and overly self-involved people. You couldn't love any characters because they're all so self-involved and annoying. I also don't care anymore to see Lena Dunham naked. Keep that trout under clothes.The third season I could tell had some last minute writing which I later discovered was due to the fact that one of the main characters quit. I don't blame him. This show is terrible and it sucks because it had potential.

The Wire: (Season One)
Raiting: UNDECIDED/IN PROGRESS
I started the first season and was bored to tears. It's very slow moving. I think the better seasons are probably the later ones, but I feel I'd be doing a disservice to skip. I also can't get over how bad Dominic West's American accent is. That too probably got better with later seasons.

Movies
Gone Girl
Rating: BAD
This review is cut short because a bigger one is coming. In short, I hated it. Not only were both main characters terrible people this film is riddled with "WOMEN ARE TERRIBLE" subtext. It's only saving grace it's engagement for a person who has not read the book and won't see some of the plot twists coming in part, because the twists are stupid.

Video Games
Grand Theft Auto V
Rating: GOOD (Recommended)
In terms of Rockstar Games I rate their games on a scale of their other games. Red Dead Redemption being the highest. It's not the best GTA in my opinion because it's not as encompassing as San Andreas although it tried, and the story and music isn't as engrossing as Vice City, but it's pretty damn good. I loved the voice acting, dialogue, and seedy Los Angeles landscapes. The addition of driving aircraft is still as frustrating as it was in previous games. I wasn't too crazy about the multi-player but I like the fact that so many people can be roaming around the city with you, yet they never seemed to interact with me. Maybe my character smells bad.

Pokemon Omega Sapphire
Rating: GOOD (Recommended)
I finished this quicker than I did previous Pokemon games. They do have a delta episode after you finish the main story line that I still have to do in order to get Rayquaza, but it's pretty done. I guess they want you to focus on capturing the horde of legionaries you can get in this game. I've already gotten eleven of them at this point. I never played the original Ruby or Sapphire so I can't tell how much different it is except for the obvious 3D integration. I did absolutely love the detail they put in the towns. There was a tree town and town built on water. That was pretty cool.

Tales from the Borderlands (First episode)
Rating: AMAZE BALLS (Highly recommended)
I didn't play Borderlands before playing this, but let me tell you it was great. So funny, long, and action-packed.