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Firefly (DVD)

Much has been made of this show, more than a decade old and canceled before it even finished its first season. With good reason. Even suffering from executive meddling, where the episodes were aired out of order and the time … Continue reading

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The ICO & Shadow of the Colussus Collection (PS3)

If you’ve played the original PS2 versions of both of these games, then the PS3 upgrade doesn’t make that much difference.  Sure, the games are prettier in HD, and the textures are gorgeous to behold (and if that’s your thing, then I’m hardly going … Continue reading

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Raising Steam: a Discworld Novel by Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett’s fortieth Discworld novel tackles many of the author’s favorite themes, the heart of which can be found in one of his quotations: “It was funny how people were people everywhere you went, even if the people concerned weren’t … Continue reading

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Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

I lost track of how many people told me I should read Fangirl​, that I would love it.  After all, it’s about a shy, dorky girl going off to college and feeling incredibly nervous about it—to which I can greatly relate—a … Continue reading

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Dark ( X-box 360)

A stealth-action with RPG elements.  About vampires.  This game should be amazing. It isn’t.  Oh, how it isn’t. Dark is what happens when a reject from the Metal Gear Solid team gets hopped up on Red Bull and Anne Rice.  You begin as the … Continue reading

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Persona 4: Arena (XBox 360) by ATLUS

If you loved Persona 4 for its characters, then you might want to give this a try. If you loved it for its gameplay, then don’t bother. If you have no clue what the Persona games are but you’re a fan of fighting games, … Continue reading

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Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan

Will Grayson is pretty average, his best friend Tiny Cooper is fabulous, and the girl he kind of likes is pretty awesome. Will Grayson is medicated for depression, lives for the times he can talk to his best friend/online boyfriend, … Continue reading

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The Marbury Lens by Andrew Smith

In the very first bit of The Marbury Lens, you learn that Jack lives with his grandparents, is best friends with Connor, and that he is kidnapped while drunk, nearly raped, and escapes through sheer luck. It’s all downhill from … Continue reading

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Cold Days by Jim Butcher

The fourteenth book in The Dresden Files, Cold Days is just as action-packed and emotionally charged as its predecessors.  Fresh from the events of Ghost Story, Harry’s mired in Mab’s daily assassination attempts, Maeve’s political and violent machinations, and the … Continue reading

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Sherlock (DVD)

The BBC reboot of Sherlock Holmes updates the iconic detective for the twenty-first century.  The genius remains on the cutting edge of technology, virtually glued to his phone, and his longsuffering Watson records their adventures in his therapist-mandated blog.  Gone … Continue reading

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