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Ready Player One Review – Too Much of a Good Thing

Ready Player One Review Izzie’s Rating: 3 / 5 Characters: 3 / 5 Story: 3 / 5 Pacing: 3/ 5 Ending: 2 / 5 Ready Player One was suggested to me by a fellow geek and literary fan after I mentioned my goal to read more in 2013. When she explained the premise, I was…

In-depth Book Review: Hunger Games

Izzie’s Rating: 3.5-4/5 Characters: 4/5 Story: 4/5 Pacing: 3/5 Ending: 2/5 Spoiler-free review up to the jump.  I ended up with Hunger Games in my hands after it was being passed around dinner among my hometown friends. A good chunk of them had read it and they all kept gloating about how it was really, really…

Tools of the Artist Part 01: The Canvas

I’m a hoarder. A hoarder of art supplies. I’m sure you’ve heard all those rumors about how crazy artists tend to be.  Well, it’s pretty true. We each have oddities that make us who we are. Call it a different perspective. We all share a few traits, too, and compulsive hoarding of art supplies is one common…

Photoblog 016: Grand Central Eats! Nomnom.

If people didn’t know any better, you’d think all I do in New York is eat (well.. that’s kind of true.) Grand Central Terminal (AKA Grand Central Station) is one of the most beautiful buildings in the city. It’s a mix of classic architecture and design with modern-day functionality. Which makes it awesome. I’ve always…

Drawing Guild Wars #001 : Norn Initiate

Drawing is a bit of a process for me. I have no set style for some reason. I used to do comissions for in-game gold. That worked out pretty well but in the end I realized I could just farm Zkeys and make money way faster. Anyway, I’ve been back and forth with the drawing…

Edge of Destiny Review & Character Analysis

Spoiler Warning: This article is spoiler-free up until the indicated point.  So I -finally- got around to finishing EoD. I know a few people were nervous since I gave Ghosts of Ascalon a pretty harsh assessment, but I’m happy to say that I very much enjoyed this book. It really blew GoA out of the water in…

Ghosts of Ascalon: Review

Spoiler Warning: This Ghosts of Ascalon review is spoiler free only up until the indicated point.  So I finished reading GoA today on my commute to work. And well…. I was disappointed. First of all, I thought this book wasn’t terribly well written. I’ve never been a fan of Jeff G’s writing style, at least…

GM Island / PTR Business

3.2 PTR so far is proving to be AWESOME for casual PvP. Knowing that WSG will eventually end has made my excursions into the BG seem so much less like resigning myself to voluntary Chinese water torture for 45 minutes to an eternity. I was surprised I hopped on to test it at all, what…

Arts

I’ve had art stuff for a while, but never bothered to post it. so here goes. First off, my attempt at doing a complete armor set, based on roman/middle eastern/ south asian styles for the most part. I have tons of sketches and a few digitally rendered pieces, so here goes. First set: ranger/elementalist/monk The…