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2017 in Review

It’s safe to say it’s been a big year. Not entirely in a positive way. Since the last Friday in June 2015, right through until August 2017, my life in one shape or form has been on hold. It took me a full 18-months to reach some level of understanding …

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Top 5 Netflix Originals 2017

I’ve stated this before but I am addicted to Netflix Original shows. I watch any show produced and made by Netflix as I’ve never been disappointed so far. I’ve watched pretty much all of them. This has got me watching shows I wouldn’t normally have given the time of day. …

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Small Screen DC Superheroics

I’ve had a bit of a strange journey with respect to the small screen DC TV series. I had a strange love-hate relationship with Arrow, though I was watching until it finally got a true and laborious slog during season four (2015 – 2016). Then The Flash took up the …

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To The End Of The Outer Spiral Rim

Location: Outer Rim Vacuous, Hull: 100%, Distant Travelled: 19,588 LY When they say in Star Wars they are in the Outer Rim what do they mean? Well, it’s Star Wars so it could mean absolutely anything. Remember, this is the film that used parsecs as a measure of time. The more …

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A Distant Star

Location: Outer Rim Vacuous, Distance from Sol: 14,181 Light Years, Hull: 97% I’ve mentioned a few times how I’ve reached peak Elite and I was a bit sad I could no longer find purpose in the game. I’d ridden the ship ladder as far as I wanted to go with …

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Disneyland Paris, Absolument Pas

I have a tumultuous relationship with Disneyland Paris. You see, around the millennium, give or take 5 years in either direction, myself and my wife were very much like the vloggers you see now. We went to Disneyland for two weeks twice a year, the standard May and September (possibly …

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Meta-game The Hell Out of It

A few weeks back, we played the fourth session of our Dresden Files Accelerated campaign and it was excellent. In my view it was the tabletop role-playing game equivalent of an Emmy winning episode. Yeah, a bit of hyperbole, but it was really great and I really loved it. As …

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Embrace The (Star Trek) Discovery

I woke up at 0600 and decided to get up because I’d heard that Star Trek: Discovery was getting released on Netflix at 0700. I did this because Star Trek is a big thing for me. It’s not big because I’m an obsessive fan, well, I probably used to be, …

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Why Am I Returning To Florida?

Yes, that’s correct. I’m going back to Florida despite only having gone in September last year. Repeated visits every year used to be a thing. Hell, repeated visits twice a year used to be a thing. That was way back in 2007 and earlier. If I learned anything from my …

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The IT Fantastic

IT the novel sits in a strange place for me. When I randomly think about these things I will often say that IT would be in my list of top 5 novels. This in itself is an oddity as I find it very hard to do such lists, but it …

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