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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…

Is the Assassin’s Creed film already starting out on the wrong foot with white-washing?

It was brought to my attention recently that there’s an Assassin’s Creed movie in the works, which got me a little more excited than I expected. The honest truth is I’ve played maybe two hours of the entire series (which I promise I’m hoping to change very soon). But it’s always intrigued me a ton;…

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…

SOPA / PIPA, Fandoms, and the Entertainment Industry

I managed to spend about an hour at the NY/NJ Tech Group emergency meetup / protest yesterday. Listening to the very influential speakers and just the general chatter really got me thinking about what SOPA/PIPA means to me. I’ve never been an angel. I was a huge pirate during my high-school / college years; at…

Thoughts on The Shattering Part 1: Characters (Spoiler Heavy)

I have to admit, I hated the way Arthas was written. All the characters seemed weak and the style and language was distracting for me. When I saw that Christie Golden was going to be the author for The Shattering, I was a bit worried it was going to be another toiling read. In my…