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Lasraik

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  1. Lasraik

    Patch 1.1

    Patch 1.1 is out, you can read the patch notes here: https://www.cyberpunk.net/en/news/37373/patch-1-1
  2. I was going to give up, but after watching some reviews I decided I'll stick with it and finish the book. I'll probably bow out of the Malazan read along though.
  3. Lasraik

    Finished

    I spend about double what most people say a game should take, cause I like to explore and take my time. For instance a game like Sniper Elite 4 is supposed to only take 12 hours, but I'm 12 hours in and only about halfway finished. It's good and it's bad. A game as big as Cyberpunk will take a long time for me to complete.
  4. Working Friday and Saturday, but hoping for a close game on Sunday. Learning more about Adobe Premier Pro and hope to finally finish my Priest of Bones review. What are you all doing?
  5. I'm not too confident they will pull out the W, but hopefully it's a close game
  6. True, but at least they are on the up swing and the Chiefs took them out.
  7. Lasraik

    Finished

    That's good to know, I've been doing a ton of side stuff.
  8. When I added up how much I spent on daoc I was more than a little surprised 🤪
  9. @Dunnar that was a painful loss, they had a chance at the end. I was already thinking how much tickets to Ohio would have been to watch next weeks game there 😆 Considering how much the Browns under performed last year, they made a really big leap and have some good years ahead.
  10. These are pretty good, finally something with a lighter tone.
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    Finished

    That explains why I've heard people say the game is short and I'm going through the world thinking it's huge. I didn't realize you can level past some content. I tend to take my time through games like these and save the main quest for later, so I understand 90 hours being on the short side. Didn't realize you can upgrade weapons, but I don't recall having seeing Widow-Maker yet.
  12. Ouch. Not sure what's worse, paying a sub every month for years and years for a single game or buying a lifetime sub and leaving after a month.
  13. It was finished almost two years ago IIRC, it kept getting moved back. It was supposed to be released December 2019 after getting delayed before that. Then because of the pandemic it kept getting pushed all year. Possessor Via IMDB I love the world this movie establishes. It's really interesting and I want more of it. When the movie ended, I thought it was a little abrupt but after thinking about it I understand what they were going for and it's not obvious at first. This universe could easily be used for a television series (would have to be HBO or Netflix) or a sequel. Grade: 7 out of 10
  14. We had similar take aways from this book. It reminded me a lot of films like Goodfellas. Thanks for sharing those resources, it's nice hearing more from the author. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6I7T5zCCd8
  15. I used to post my mountain bike pictures on Instagram. Since I stopped using Instagram, I figured I would post them here instead. These are from the Lower Cedro trails in Tijeras, N.M. It's a short drive from Albuquerque and I have to visit them more often. Found myself getting lost yesterday, but still had a blast. Sometimes the scenic views look so beautiful they don't look real.
  16. Priest of Bones is a fantasy (grimdark) book written by Peter McClean and was published in 2018. It's the first book in the War for the Rose Thorn series. There are plans to adapt the series for television. A warning that this book contains violence and abuse of children, so if that's something you're sensitive to you may want to steer clear of this one. I wasn't quite sure what to expect with this, it was the first time dipping my toes in grim dark fantasy. I was expecting something really dark and depressing, but that's not at all what I found. There are elements in this book that are disturbing and dark, but all of it has purpose. Even the really difficult events serve the story and characters. The book is from the perspective of Thomas Piety and his experience coming home after a difficult war campaign. They find that the life they had prior to going off to war isn't what they remember. The world has gone on while they were away. What I liked: I'm a huge fan of gangster movies. Movies like 'Goodfellas', 'The Godfather' and so on. This book is basically a grim dark gangster story. Loved the politics, the attempts to outmaneuver your enemies... not showing weakness. Or showing weakness to lure them in. The characters are mostly scumbags, murderers and thugs. But as the story goes along, you start to get attached to them. You understand why they do what they do, even if you find it appalling. Anti heroes are popular these days, and this reminded me of television shows like 'Breaking Bad' and 'Mad Men'. The more you discover about these characters, the more you care about what happens to them, and hope they are able to defeat their equally or even more revolting enemies. I'm not sure if I want to have a drink with these characters or run away from them, they float in the gray area of right and wrong. Are they a product of their world, doing what they have to do to survive, or are they just bad people? The dialogue almost reminded me of a Guy Ritchie movie. The back and fourth between characters was extremely entertaining and hilarious. I found myself laughing out loud more times than I would like to admit. The world and the people in it are defined, but not overwhelming. You aren't inundated with information. You know enough to get through the story and to understand the main players. The longer the story goes the more of the world becomes clear, but it's a good pace. One of the reasons I'm not a huge fantasy fan is because it can be overwhelming when too much of the world is dropped on your lap in the first few pages. And those types of books are great, but it's nice to have the world develop naturally. Speaking of pace, the book flows really well. The chapters are mostly short and very readable. If you're anything like me you like to stop reading between chapters, so there are plenty of opportunities to put the book down - if you can. What I didn't like: A lot of the story references the war, but we don't hear a ton about it. Knowing more about the war and battles in it could have added to the story. There may be those answers planned for more books in the series, but I would love to read a prequel. I would have liked the environments to be a little more detailed, not a huge gripe but I found myself wanting more. Conclusion and Rating: This was a very enjoyable book. I can't wait to read the rest of the books in the series. I liked it when I put the book down, but the more I thought about it the more I liked it. It gave me a lot to think about: the effects of PTSD, what it does to people and how it can change you - mold you into something you never thought you would be. What used to be appalling suddenly becomes the norm. When they went off to war, they left their homes and families behind. While they were off fighting their worlds moved on without them. They come home to find they don't recognize what used to be their lives, and most if not all of what they had before is gone. That must be a horrible feeling, going off to fight for your homes and come back to find it's all gone and you have to start over, fight for what used to be yours. Rating: 8 dead rats nailed to the door out of 10
  17. Browsing through some camera setups, and I've found a lot of reviews on the Cannon EOS M50. Most of them are a year or two old, but I have found a few that mentioned it's still a good option for those just getting into photography or videos. Does anyone own this camera or know much about it?
  18. Some booktube channels that have shown my channel some support, so I want to help spread the word about them: lost in a booKCase https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmGgLNMlyXilQRCDdxG6ADw Kristi Reads https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCb9_bh4ZOhnqpIdhxccMp_A Dylvi Reads https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuyfuCVey66_WAQ29Qq6iog David's Book Review https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpU5D7S7O62-LhBzbgFkArg David Decero https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC40uLR8AIQcaEfMT4Wr_0jA Laxxia https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpuBK9xX2ZMeUC3p4AB2t8g Reads and Rides https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2geVRzDfwH_s7Ldu2QnB9w Scientist's Reading World https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo-zDmCZgfszm98cgjFgm0g Petrik Leo https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRjhqBJPxVH2aevPk_TLM3w Kristen Reads https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvBTGqzZhPOuZnOXcGL0BGw Butterflies On My Bookshelf https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRIcfopgZyIIEEmRz84PNsA
  19. Lasraik

    VR biking

    Don't you hate it when that happens?
  20. We just started season 2, but everyone I know who's watching season 5 raves about it.
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