I’m far more excited about learning something than Percy is, and given the nature of that something, this makes no sense to me. All this and more in the 16th installment of Michael Reads Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief…
Archives for November 2014
So, um, I did this. I’m strange. Photoshop is fun.
Me on Buddy’s Writing Show
Ever caught Buddy’s Writing Show on YouTube? I had the pleasure of being a guest earlier this week, and I had a great time talking about Zeus Is Dead, Twin Peaks, my experience reading the Percy Jackson series, and being a geek.
Buddy’s a fantastic interviewer. Have a look!
Be sure to check out the rest of his interviews on YouTube as well…
Game Review – Dragon Age: Inquisition (first impressions)
I really had intended to let this game simmer out there in the world for a while before picking it up. I really did. I pegged Dragon Age: Origins for one of my Top 5 PC Games of the Last Five Years–a taste of an RPG style we hadn’t seen since the days of Baldur’s Gate 2. Dragon Age 2…well, it disappointed me and a lot of other people. The tactical aspects were blunted, the maps were cloned all over the place, and the story put you in charge of a character cursed with the inability to have much of any effect on the world. That’s not to say I hated DA2. I enjoyed it enough to play it through with at least two different characters. But it was a step down from its predecessor. [Read more…]
Michael Reads Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief (Ch 15)
It’s a double-rainbow all the way across the country! (So intense!) Or at least it’s a two-way rainbow. In other words, it’s time for part fifteen of Michael Reads Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief…
A God Buys Us Cheeseburgers
My first thought as I started reading: “Great, now I want a cheeseburger.” But I soon moved beyond that, because it turns out I get to meet another god. Yes, Ares has arrived. As usual, my interest in meeting Ares was two-fold: I just like when gods enter personally into any story, and I was eager to compare Riordan’s Ares with my own in Zeus Is Dead.
Top 5 List: Recent PC Games
It’s been far too long since I’ve posted another geek-related Top 5 list, and I aim to fix that. (Given that you’re reading this, I suppose my aim turned out pretty well.) Way back when I started this series, I began with the Top 5 PC Games of all time, many of which were quite old. Yet I cannot live in the past (at least not until I work out the kinks in my homemade flux capacitor), and so today’s list will be…
Top Five PC Games of the Last Five Years
As with all of these lists, this is only my own opinion. I haven’t played every single game that’s been released, and my tastes are sometimes a bit odd. You’ll find no MMOs on this list, and–much to the surprise of some, I’m sure–no Bioshock: Infinite. (I liked the original Bioshock, and Infinite’s story was interesting, but its gameplay just didn’t hold my interest for whatever reason. I know, I’m a dirty heathen.) So without further babbling, and in no particular order, let’s do this thing. [Read more…]
Michael Reads Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief (Ch 14)
Blink and you’ll miss it! It’s the 14th post in Michael Reads Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief, the ultra-speedy…
I Become a Known Fugitive
My first thought upon reading the chapter title was, “Isn’t he already a known fugitive? There’s a reward out for him and everything.” But why dwell on details? [Read more…]