Category Archives: Fantasy

Mixtape #10 – 1996 “The Ocean, the Stone & Samhain”

I found a box of tapes I made in the 80s and 90s. This one is labeled “The Ocean, the Stone & Samhain.” In 1996, my divorce was final and I’d moved to Twentynine Palms, California, a Mojave Desert town of 14,000 people … Continue reading

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Imagine

I doodled this back in 1995 with pen & colored pencils. I still feel this way when “every night I lie in bed, the brightest colors fill my head, a million dreams are keeping me awake…” ~ J.L. Hilton

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Slouching badass, bored ruler

Should I admit I’m actually a fan of a little manspreading? In TV tropes, this classic pose is called the Slouch of Villainy, though not always performed by a bad guy. Here are some of my favorite examples, from top to bottom: Kratos … Continue reading

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Try-It Tuesday: WITCHER 3

SPOILER ALERT: A few plot points are mentioned but I try to be vague and speak in generalizations.  The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is one of my favorite games of all time, so THE WITCHER 3: WILD HUNT has been recommended … Continue reading

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Try-It Tuesday: DARKARTA A Broken Heart’s Quest

I didn’t find out about DARKARTA: A BROKEN HEART’S QUEST until a representative from Tutti Frutti Interactive offered me a review copy earlier this month. The game came to PC in 2017 but mobile versions in eight languages are now … Continue reading

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Try-It Tuesday: THE SECRET ORDER Shadow Breach

This game is called THE SECRET ORDER: SHADOW BREACH on PlayStation, but it’s called The Secret Order 7 on Steam. It definitely felt like part of a series, with references to characters, story and events from, I assume, the past six games I … Continue reading

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Completing the EVENTIDE trilogy

This week I played EVENTIDE 3: LEGACY OF LEGENDS, developed by The House of Fables and published by Artifex Mundi in 2017. I enjoyed the first Eventide game back in January 2018 and I tried the EVENTIDE 3 free demo back in September … Continue reading

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Try-It Tuesday: EVENTIDE 2 Sorcerer’s Mirror

EVENTIDE 2: SORCERER’S MIRROR is a 2016 point-and-click puzzle-solving adventure developed by the House of Fables and published by Artifex Mundi. I had a good time playing the first game, Eventide: Slavic Fable, back in January 2018, so I wanted to complete the trilogy. The botanist Mary … Continue reading

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Try-It Tuesday: ENIGMATIS 3 The Shadow of Karkhala

Private investigators search the Karakorum Mountains for a way to stop the demon Asmodai from returning to the world in ENIGMATIS 3: THE SHADOW OF KARKHALA, a 2016 point-and-click puzzle-solving supernatural adventure developed by Artifex Mundi. Click here for Enigmatis: The Ghosts of … Continue reading

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Try-It Tuesday: A PLAGUE TALE Innocence

MY RATING: 1000 DEAD RATS A PLAGUE TALE: INNOCENCE is a third-person stealth horror game developed by Asobo Studio and released by Focus Home Interactive in May 2019. It’s available for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. I played the free trial this week. In … Continue reading

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