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    • 3 years ago

      gordon881 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold
    • Loot Crate!

      4 years ago

      gordon881 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      So I decided to sign up for Loot Crate!

      I'd heard of Loot Crate a long time ago and thought the idea was cool; pay a fee every month and get sent some cool bits and pieces. I didn't have the money to sign up at the time and soon forgot about it. Then I was reminded of it during the Lazer Team IndieGoGo campaign. And now, finally, I have a little extra cash to sign up for a few months.

      I'm currently signed up for 3 months, to see how it goes. What I might do then is only sign up for the months that sound interesting. Needless to say though, I'm excited to start getting my loot crates smiley0.gif

    • 4 years ago

      gordon881 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      Earlier today, I finished reading The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson. This is a book that my girlfriend has been waiting for me to read for a long time. Brandon Sanderson is one of her favourite authors, and we read his Mistborn trilogy together.

      The Rithmatist is set in alternate version of the 1900s, with some major historical differences and a very steampunk-y vibe. North America is predominately a set of islands, Europe was overrun by an Asian empire, and South America is controlled by the Aztec Federation. Oh, and there's this mystical art called Rithmatics, where a few people have the ability to use chalk to create and control little 2D chalk drawings called chalklings.

      The story centres around a teenage boy named Joel who is obsessed with Rithmatics despite not having the gift. His mother works as a cleaner for a prestigious school that Rithmatist students also attend; a school that Joel is given a scholarship to after his father's death. However, Rithmatist students begin to disappear and Joel becomes involved in the investigation.

      I really enjoyed this book, as I have for most of the Brandon Sanderson books I've read. The book is the first in a trilogy, although no release date has been set for the second book. The work that Sanderson put into creating this world and alternate history is amazing. I enjoyed the level of detail he put into devising Rithmatics, with each chapter prepended with diagrams and notes about the various circle and line combos involved.

      I highly recommend checking this book out. My next book is going to be Storm Front, which is book on of The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher.

    • 4 years ago

      gordon881 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      Yesterday I said I was going to read Halo: Silentium, and indeed I started to do that. But, very quickly I realised I didn't really want to read it. It's not that it's a bad book, it's just not my kind of book.

      Halo: Silentium is the third book in the Forerunner Saga, written by Greg Bear. It tells the story of the last few years of the Forerunner empire as they face the threat of the Flood. It gives some great insight into the Librarian, the Didact, and Forerunner society.

      For me, the story and the writing wasn't that exciting. My only motivation for continuing was just curiosity with the Halo universe. That isn't to say this book is bad, just not my taste. I have read the first two books, and felt pretty much the same. With this book however, I found I was skim reading a lot of the pages (Hence how it only took me a day to read it).

      Anyway, the next book on my list is The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson.

    • 4 years ago

      gordon881 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      So earlier today I finished reading a book called The Lies of Locke Lamora. It's an awesome book. The story follows a con-artist (Locke Lamora) and his group of thieves as they attempt to pull off a big con, but things inevitability get out of control. It's a fantasy book, set in a city based on renaissance Italy (mainly Venice).

      I'd definitely recommend checking out the book, and I'm looking forward to reading the next book in this 8 book series (only 3 of which have come out). smiley0.gif

      The next book I'm going to read will be Halo: Silentium.

    • It's Been A Long Time

      4 years ago

      gordon881 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      Ok, it's been far too long since I wrote a journal entry. Hopefully I can get into the habit of doing this more often!

      So what have I been doing lately? Well, mainly focusing on work, although I went for a nice weekend away with my girlfriend last week. It was nice to spend a few days together since we don't live with each other. YET! We're currently trying to save up to put a deposit on a house.

      Video game-wise I'm playing the Lego Hobbit game while I wait for Destiny to come out on the 9th. I'm really excited for that game to come out. If the beta was anything to go by, the actual game is going to be fantastic!

      Anyway, that'll do for now. Hopefully it won't be months till my next entry smiley0.gif

    • Stumbling

      5 years ago

      gordon881 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      Man, I am terrible at having an internet presence.

      Anyway, I played through all of the Mass Effect 3 DLC. Citadel was probably my favourite out of all of them. Pretty good. Now I've moved on to Saints Row 4. It's alright, it's fn. I never played the first three, and I really only bought it to play as a filler until GTA V comes out. Having said that, the game is fun and I will be playing it to 100% completion.

      Anyway, thats that for now.

    • I'm Still Here

      5 years ago

      gordon881 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      Bah, I've been slacking off on my internetting!

      Finished Assassin's Creed 2, 100% achievements. Pretty happy about that. Now I'm working my way through the Mass Effect 3 DLC (Leviathan was pretty cool).

      Finished a book not too long ago called Ready Player One. Pretty awesome book, with lots of 80s pop culture and video games references. Enjoyed it and would highly recommend it to anyone.

      Anyway, that'll do for now. Hopefully I'll make another journal soon.

    • What I'm Playing Right Now

      5 years ago

      gordon881 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      So I've got a few games that I want to catch up on in the next few weeks. First, there's Assassin's Creed 2, which I got free via my Xbox Gold account. I loved this game on the PS3 when it first came out and now I want to try and 100% it on my 360.

      After that I've got Tomb Raider to play through. Supposedly it was a very good reboot so I thought I'd check it out. Once I'm done with that I'm going to work my way through the Mass Effect 3 DLC. Been meaning to play them for a while now.

    • Goodreads!

      5 years ago

      gordon881 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      I've had an account on goodreads.com for a while now, but it's only in the last fews day that I've started to use it. Mainly cause my girlfriend uses it like crazy and its a great for us to recommend books to each other :P Anyone else use Goodreads?

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    • 8bitoffun

      4 years ago

      No problem thanks for accepting

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