Still plugging away at Book 4. Up to page 155. It’s a scene where the assembled protagonists: Ed, Ashe, Avril, Harry, Xax, Tamona, and Candice all meet Vurg before embarking on a journey through a subterranean sea on their way to an extra-dimensional prison break.
I also spoke to some other self-publishing authors, Kent Sievers and Victorine Lieske, and got a lot of great info. More to come on that topic, hopefully soon.
With other media consumption:
I played the hell out of Darkest Dungeon a few months back. Totally fun and addictive game. It was a giant time sink, but I enjoyed it oodles.
I watched the two seasons of the Expanse as well. Very compelling and complex. Great acting and halfway decent TV Sci Fi SFX. I just started listening to the first audio book, Leviathan Wakes by James SA Corey. It’s pretty good so far.
“Blood, Sweat, and Pixels” by Jason Schreier gives a very interesting look into the madness involved in putting together a video game. I had no idea that the Shovel Knight team initially had a so-so Kickstarter campaign. Very interesting read and makes me very disinclined to get into the video game industry. There appears to be a horrific work-live balance culture through all levels of that industry.
I binged the Tick’s second half of season 1. Not quite as absurd as the cartoon or comics, but MILES better than the first live action show. I liked it plenty. Tick even whispered Spoon, but I crave a full throated battle cry of SPOON! While were at it I effing need Cap to yell out AVENGERS ASSEMBLE! in the Infinity War movie. I NEED IT. But I don’t know if I’ll get it. A man can dream.
Zat’s all for now.