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Friday
Jul202018

MomoCon 2018: Video Games Changing for the Good?

As we go further into this crazy future the way of getting games, playing games, and making games is changing. Is this for the better? Are we doomed? Let's talk about it with the founder of Altered Confusion, Charlie Hawkins, and special guest Chris Carter.
Monday
Jul162018

Gray Widow's Trilogy Review

Every once in a while you run across an author at a convention with a book that sounds interesting and so you decide, what the hell I'll take it for a spin. That book was Gray Widow's Walk, by Dan Jolley, and once a started reading I was hooked. It might have helped in the beginning that the story took place in Atlanta, GA a place that I've lived for a huge chunk of my life. Add to that a strong female vigilante is prowling the streets to keep my hometown safe, and I think it’s pretty clear that I flew through that book seeing what was going to happen next.

I tend to shy away from book reviews because I get hooked on the amazing events, or twist that occur which, of course, would be major spoilers to anyone who was interested in picking it up. So I'm going to try as hard as I can to keep this spoiler free. So here we go...

The series centers on Janey Sinclair, a very creative painter. She sells off her paintings once in a blue moon to keep the cash flowing, but her real job/mission is to try to help protect the city of Atlanta. In order to remain anonymous she wears a military grade suit with a helmet, and utilizes her augmented gift to be able to teleport/blink from one place to another, as long as there is shadow to enter and emerge from. It isn't too far into the first book, of three, that she is pulled into something bigger, and comes face to face with the reality that there are others "augmented" like her that have different abilities. Some have telepathic skills, strength skills, mind control, armor, elemental, knowledge, and others.

The series Gray Widow's Walk, Gray Widow's Web, and Gray Widow's War center around Janey trying to protect her allies, finding new allies, thwarting her enemies, discovering greater enemies, and dealing with a being that has the answers to what happened to all of the "augmented" people, and why not everyone on earth received these "gifts".

Each book definitely builds off the last so I definitely recommend that you start with the first. There are a lot of changing and evolving dynamics with friends, foes, and unknowns that caused me to question and sometimes hope that a twist was going to occur. There are definitely some characters that I really wish would have gone away so as to allow me to enjoy the story, and not think, "dear God, this BS again?!?!!?", but overall all of these books were books I couldn't put down. I HAD to know how Janey would get through a certain situation, what would happen to her friends, and what the ultimate resolution was going to be to the trilogy.

Were all my questions answered? Probably not, but there was enough closure in the end that I felt as if reading this series from the very first page of the first book, to the final page of the last book was well worth the time I put into it. If you haven't come across the author, and you're into modern science fiction, you're definitely going to want to take a look at this series. Oh and you can thank me later.

Tuesday
Jun262018

Thursday Night Hangout 06/21/2018

Charlie and guest host Jason take to the interwebs filled with 0s and 1s. This week they talk about many a topics that you the audience have provided them with

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Tuesday
Jun262018

Thursday Night Hangout 06/14/2018

Charlie and Zealeus give you discussions on the topics that you have given us for this week's discussion. This week they talk about many a topics that you the audience have provided them with

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Tuesday
Jun262018

Thursday Night Hangout 06/07/2018

Charlie and Zealeus give you a Charlie pre-birthday discussion on topics you presented. This week they talk about many a topics that you the audience have provided them with

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