If you have (or had) young children, you will understand the horror and mini panic attacks that pursue a parent every night right around 7:30 pm. The children have had a full day of eating, drinking, watching television, playing far too many video games, and hopefully learning something, and now it’s time to begin the…… Continue reading A Wrinkle In Time and the Everlasting Conflict
The first time I met my mother-in-law, I had no idea who she was. I was walking into church and she waved and gave me a smile, and I thought, “Who is this stranger smiling at me?”. Of course, I waved and smiled back. I had already met wife (then just a cute girl I…… Continue reading I Made a Giraffe for My Mother-In-Law!
Completion Date: November 2020Platform: PCCompleted: Main StoryScore: 5 out of 10 The day was Friday, January 31, 1997. It was a day I will remember for the rest of my life. I was the drummer in an up-and-coming band (not really) and we had a show at my Youth Pastor’s house. I can’t recall the…… Continue reading Middle Earth: Shadow of War and the Problem with Hype
The Porter The grass shifted as the wind whipped against it. The mountaintops reached out towards the sky. Perhaps to petition for a delay in the pending downfall that would inevitably come, or perhaps raising their hands high in acceptance of the inevitable. The streams poured out in their own rhythmic time, having mixed with…… Continue reading The Porter: A Death Stranding Short Story
Whatever song you have to sing, I’ll help you sing it. Whatever fight you need to fight, I’ll help you fight it. Whatever you need, anything at all – I’ll be there for you, your whole life. The world is waiting for you. Don’t worry, we’ll be patient. Game On, my little guy. Game On.…… Continue reading Our Little Guy
Completion Date: October 2020Platform: PS4Completed: Main Story, ~75% or more of side quests, ~75% of EvermoreScore: 7 out of 10 I have problems. I have many, many problems. I remember the first time that I disliked a game. It wasn’t even that I disliked it. I just wasn’t absolutely in love with it. I was…… Continue reading I Should Have Enjoyed Ni No Kuni 2 More Than I Did
Currently Playing: Batman Arkham Knight (PS4), Diablo 2 Resurrected (PC), Subnautica (PS4) Completed Games Axiom Verge (April 2021 / SW)Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance (PS2)Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance II (PS2)Batman: Arkham Asylum (PC)Batman: Arkham City (PS4)Batman: Arkham Origins (PS4)Bioshock (PC)Bioshock 2 (PC)Bioshock Infinite (PC)Bloodborne (PS4)Borderlands (PC)Borderlands 2 (PC)Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons (Jan 2021 /…… Continue reading All Games I’ve Finished So Far
I made this cross for my father-in-law. I thought about putting some thorns or a robe on it, but my father-in-law wanted something pretty simple. However, he wanted me to make sure that it could stand up-right by itself, which meant that I had to make a base for it. Most wood-carvers do make a…… Continue reading I made a simple cross for my father-in-law
Vah Medoh, or “the bird” as my family likes to call it, is one of the Divine Beasts in the latest game from the Zelda franchise, Breath of the Wild. Breath of the Wild, if you didn’t know, scored 10 out of 10 by pretty much any reviewer that touched the game. My son Nathan…… Continue reading Finished my Vah Medoh wood carving!
Completion Date: 11/02/2020Platform: PCHours Played: 45Completed: Main Story, roughly 50% of side missionsScore: 9.5 out of 10 As you may know, Hideo Kojima’s latest work, Death Stranding, is his first foray into a world outside of the Metal Gear Solid series. As such, nobody was quite certain what to expect, and there were fears that…… Continue reading Death Stranding: A long walk off many short cliffs