Killing Time – October 17, 2013

Killing Time

Time is making fools of us again.
~JK Rowling

I did quite a lot of gaming last weekend, finishing both DmC and the first episode of A Wolf Among Us.  DmC was a ton of fun, but I think I tore muscles in my arm beating some of the bosses.  A Wolf Among Us is Tell Tale Games’ first effort since their Walking Dead game revived an entire genre of point and click adventure gaming.  If you haven’t played that, PLAY IT!  They also released a Jurassic Park game that was a lot of fun that followed the same model.  A Wolf Among Us is a game set in the universe of Vertigo Comics’ Fables series.  Essentially all of the characters from stories live among us in a community in NYC where they are carefully hidden from every day people.  The sheriff of the community is the Big Bad Wolf (called Bigby in the comic and game) and in this game, which is a prequel to the series, he’s solving Fabletown’s first murder in ages.  IT IS NOT FOR KIDS!  If you some how miss the giant M and all the reasons why it deserves a giant M, then you’re probably the kind of parent who doesn’t mind.  But this one is for grown-ups who still love fairy tales, even gritty ones where Mr. Toad has a potty mouth and one of the three little pigs is a freeloading alcoholic.

Killing Time milestones this week: We seem to be having a mini-numbers plunge not quite so bad as the AUGUSTPOCALYPSE that reduced site readership to me and anyone I would physically plop my laptop in front of in a Starbucks, but despite the slowdown, we still passed 31,000 hits, so thank you for coming back.  We also have a few new members this week, so welcome to you.  Zambia becomes our 148th nation/protectorate/whatever to join the KT community so thank you, Zambia.  Zambia sets an example for the rest of the hold out world.  Countries like, picking at random, French Guiana.  Must we continue this dance, French Guiana?  I’ve got KTers in Brazil and Suriname.  Could one of y’all just hike across the border into the world’s most stubborn country and end this?  Because, I tell you….I am incapable of dropping things.  See I know things, French Guiana.  I know that you prefer to go by just Guiana, so I call you French Guiana to irritate you.  I know most of your economy is dependent on housing the EU’s main space launch site, so I have to ask?  How is European space travel working as an economic pillar?  I also know you don’t have enough border guards on the Maroni River which is your border with Suriname, so you have a lot of problems with illegal immigrants.  I am in no way providing this information to KTers for a run at a coveted French Guiana hit….

Books:
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Free Four by Veronica Roth
The Transfer by Veronica Roth
Insurgent by Veronica Roth

Blu Ray:
Gangster Squad
The Great Gatsby
After Earth
*My Latest vs. Greatest column is forcing me to watch some truly, truly horrid movies in the name of research so you people better love the frick out of it.

TV/HULU:
Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD Season One
Grey’s Anatomy Season Ten
Brooklyn Ninety-Nine Season One
Arrow Season Two
New Girl Season Three
The Blacklist Season One
Damages Season Five

Song of the Week: “Future Days” by Pearl Jam

Video Game:
DmC: Devil May Cry (conquered!)
A Wolf Among Us Chapter 1 “Faith” (100%)
Ascend: Agents of Kul (Level 3)
Hitman: Absolution (first Hitman game I’ve played; any others recommended?)
* XBOX Live, gamertag: sleeplessdave; feel free to friend me!

Comics:
Wonder Woman Vol. 4: War by Brian Azzarello
Indestructible Hulk Agent of TIME Vol. 2 by Mark Waid

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