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Karsa Orlong

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About Karsa Orlong

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  • Birthday 02/15/1966

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    Rainbows End by Vernor Vinge
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  • Location:
    On my ship the Rocinante, wheeling through the galaxies
  • Interests
    Books - fantasy, sf, crime, thriller, history
    Music - Rush, Opeth, Riverside, Epica, Porcupine Tree
    Writing - currently not working on 'that' novel!

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  1. The Gaming Box

    Hope you do! It's a remarkable game that gets better and better as it progresses
  2. Your Book Activity - March 2017

    Just started The Bounty, a non-fiction book about some mutiny or other (surprisingly!), by Caroline Alexander.
  3. What Are You Watching Now? - 2017

    The only thing I'm really (re)watching at the moment is Fringe season 2. I've just about given up on all the DC shows. They all seem to have jumped the shark now - too many characters with new ones who aren't very good. Arrow's the prime culprit. I really, really hate what they've done with Wells in The Flash. Even Supergirl has taken a nosedive and I used to be able to rely on that for a few laughs, at least. Really must catch up on Agents of SHIELD, though - I'm about four episodes behind at the moment
  4. The Gaming Box

    Since last post I've (finally) played and finished The Last of Us, which I loved - the writing and characters were soooo good. I still haven't quite recovered from how it ended. And now I may be slightly obsessed with Horizon Zero Dawn.
  5. The Gaming Box

    I finished the base game of The Witcher 3 on Friday. Out of the multiple endings the one I got was so bittersweet After 140 hours in the game I've been feeling strangely bereft ever since, and that's even with knowing I've still got the two expansions to play Love the combination of visuals and the song in this trailer:
  6. What Are You Watching Now? - 2017

    I'm sure you can find better things to watch him in The problem with The OA is that it flatters to deceive for the first three or four episodes and then descends into complete and utter drivel. I don't think I've ever gone so quickly from being intrigued by a show to absolutely despising it But hey, knock yourself out. And book some lessons in interpretive dance while you're at it I finished watching season 1 of Travelers last night. Very enjoyable, really hope it gets another season. And I'm up to Fringe 1x09
  7. The Gaming Box

    I think the controls can take a bit of getting used to, yeah - although I've not played it with a PS4 controller (I'm on pc with a 360 controller). For me, it wasn't until I got past the prologue in White Orchard (which takes about 10 hours, probably) that the game really came alive. Of course, you may not have the time to spare! Once I finished that area and moved on to Velen the game blossomed and opened out into this huge, incredible experience, where even the secondary quests had more thought put into them than some games have in their main stories. If you get to Velen and meet The Bloody Baron you'll get an idea what I mean in that regard. It's not flawless by any means, but it does so much, and does it better than any other open world RPG I've played, and the characters and story are just so involving. Love it. Although I've really stuffed up poor Geralt's love life
  8. The Gaming Box

    I finally got a PS4 for Christmas and I just finished Uncharted 4 about ten days ago. You're in for a treat - the story, the action, the characters, the superb voice acting - I thought it was marvellous. Not as marvellous as The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, though. I held off getting it for ages and ages cos I didn't like the second game very much, then finally succumbed and bought it in the Black Friday sale on Steam. I'm around 120 hours into it now and I haven't finished the main quest, let alone started the expansions, and yet I haven't been bored for one moment. It's the best game I've ever played.
  9. What Are You Watching Now? - 2017

    Recently I've watched The OA (what a load of old tripe that turned out to be! ) I'm now working my way through Travelers, which has been a rather pleasant and enjoyable surprise. And season 2 of The Expanse starts next week I've just started a re-watch of Fringe as well. I'd forgotten just how much I loved that show.
  10. What Are You Watching Now? - 2016

    ^^ So much for having too much else to watch The DC crossover episodes were good fun, even if they made no sense whatsoever ETA:
  11. Strictly Come Dancing

    I'm really happy Ore won. I warmed to him in the last few weeks and I liked his dances best on the night. I wouldn't have minded any of them winning, though - they were all great. I reckon Oti might've cost Danny the win - great dancer and choreographer but as soon as she opened her mouth it was like fingernails scraping down a blackboard
  12. What Are You Watching Now? - 2016

    The Netflix trial is free too. Keep up at the back Supergirl 2x06 - hee at drunk Kara
  13. Awesome, I love that book, it's so much fun The first hundred pages made my head spin, so if he's enjoying it already he'll hopefully enjoy it all the way through. Fingers crossed!
  14. What Are You Watching Now? - 2016

    Sooo you've got so much to watch but you'd rather watch 75 episodes of something you've already seen, rather than 10 episodes of something new? That makes a lot of sense
  15. What Are You Watching Now? - 2016

    Whatever you do, don't watch Westworld on your phone It deserves to be watched on the biggest screen possible I watched the first episode of Conviction. Saying 'it's better than you'd think' is correct, because I thought it would be 'absolute shite' . . . and it's only 'shite' Re The Expanse - why don't you cheat? Take the Netflix free 30 day trial, watch The Expanse (and Stranger Things!), and then cancel before the end of the trial I think so, yeah ETA: Forgot to mention I've been watching Planet Earth II. Marvellous.