Christmas Hiatus

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It’s the most Christmasest time of year once more, which means it’s time for me to take a break from blogging, as decreed by the rules hard-coded into the internet.

How long of a break? You’ll have to wait and see! Until the 1st of January, when the break will end. I’ve got our next Let’s Read book all ready to go and let me tell you, I think we’re going to have fun with this one. No, it isn’t another fantasy novel.

Until then enjoy the holiday if you celebrate one, or if not have a good December.

Guardians of The Galaxy super liveblog funtime

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So earlier this year Guardians of The Galaxy came out and geek movie critics- you know, the people who fancy themselves serious business cinephiles but will invariably declare one of the pieces of cinematic fluff Marvel copy-pasted into cinemas that year to be the biggest deal ever- lost their fucking minds. I was on the cusp of going to see it in cinemas several times but always decided at the last minute not to bother.

Well, now it’s out on Home Video Formats and it’s time to see what all the fuss was about! Not in a proper review though. No, this is going to be a string of off the cuff thoughts written while I watch the movie, something I’ve done before.

Enjoy!

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Far Cry 4

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One of my earliest reviews for this blog was Ubisoft’s Far Cry 3, which I wrote a long-winded screed on (this seems to be a pattern with me and Ubisoft games). In it I concluded that the game is very fun if viewed as a playground of hilarious violence, but is also poorly written and extraordinarily racist, uncritically pushing the hoary old colonial Mighty Whitey trope for 95% of its playtime before unsuccessfully trying to subvert it.

Just recently Ubisoft put out a sequel, one that very much borrows the same plot structure, gameplay mechanics and more or less everything else from Far Cry 3. Does it run into the same issues?

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Murder Most Unladylike

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It’s time for another middle grade novel review here on ronanwills dot wordpress dot com, your top source for MG news on the world wide web!

Murder Most Unladylike is the first in a planned series of junior detective novels (due to be released in the US as “Murder Is Bad Manners” for some reason) set in the 1930s. It’s also the debut novel from author Robin Stevens and a NaNoWriMo project, thus validating all of my life choices up to this point.

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