Over the summer, I participated in a Sci-Fi reading challenge by Fortified by Books. In addition to motivating me to get around to reading some great sci-fi, it made me realize something liberating: you can invent your own reading challenges! For years, I have been participating in those year-long 50 category challenges, but sometimes they started to feel oppressive. That’s why I love these short-term challenges that increase my knowledge of a specific genre. So this fall, I challenged myself to break into a genre I rarely touch, by reading as much nonfiction in the month of November as I can. Here are some of the books I chose: Continue reading Personal Reading Challenges: Nonfic November
George R.R. Martin had some sad news for Game of Thrones fans on his blog this weekend: “The Winds of Winter is not finished.” Confessing to be just as disappointed as his fans, Martin predicts that he is still months away from completing the novel. Of course, many fans were in an uproar over the announcement, while others, including geeky favorites Neil Gaiman and Felicia Day came to Martin’s defense. Continue reading Waiting (Patiently) for Winter: DG’s Reaction to George R.R. Martin’s Latest Announcement
As I left my house to begin the 4+ hour trip to BEA, my parents called out after me: “Please don’t bring home as many books as you did last year!”
I only kind of heeded their request.
This being my second BEA, I was significantly more prepared for the rush of the expo-attendees, as well as for the sheer number of books piled high at each booth, just begging me to pick them up. In the end, I left with about 40 books – about 20 of which were exclusively for me.
With 2014 coming to a close, there are a lot of things I’m going to remember fondly, however I’m very excited for 2015 to start and the main reason is books! 2014 had some great ones, but I’m ready to start reading some items that I’ve been anticipating for a very long time. I also feel that 2015 is going to bring a lot of conclusions to some wonderful series.
Much of the time, me and my friends like to have the odd conversation here and there about a certain kind of talent. To me, as much as I adore the glamourous stars of stage and screen, there is something specifically about voice actors that really strike a cord with me. And as such, I feel it is time to discuss something I’ve always wanted to bring up here in this column: Actors I’d like to see work in Anime! From some that have worked in the genre before, to others that have never stepped foot, here is a list of fantastic actors you may (or may not) know, that need to get their Anime on – like right now!
*Keep in mind, this is only for English Language Versions. If you’re a hater of dubs, this might not be the post for you.
Gaming is a passion of mine — it has been for years.
Instead of getting invited to parties in high school I went to creative writing club, met some kick-ass nerds and got invited to “basement crew” parties. We’d play video games, watch and riff on movies, talk philosophy, science, music, pop culture, theater. We’d eat pizza and chips and cookies and drink about three liters of soda per capita. I got to make some seriously awesome friendships that lasted for a large chunk of my teen years, and it all started with, “Hey, want to come play D&D at my house on Thursday?”