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Blaugust Ends and Other Things

If you haven’t noticed yet, as of Sunday I gave up on Blaugust. I was going to have to stop early this week anyway because of a vacation, but I just kind of ran out of steam. Thanks to Belghast for setting up the whole event! Now let’s never post again.

No, seriously, I posted every day for three weeks which is something I didn’t think I could do, and even more importantly I think I wrote some legit good posts during that time. Writing every day also let me talk more about just playing games, which is fun, plus I had time for some non-game content. I will very very happily go back to my 3-ish days a week schedule now, but not worrying so much about making Serious Important posts is a good lesson.

Running out of Steam on Sunday means I missed the This Week in Liore post, so allow me to summarize:

* I played a lot of Hearthstone and hit rank 16. Thanks for the advice, Dahakha and Izlain!

* A couple of weeks ago I said I started watching Burn Notice and it was terrible but I take it all back now because I’m addicted to the show. The plots are still.. ennh, not that great, but the acting and character writing is phenomenal and I totally have a crush on main spy dude Michael Westen and his great facial expressions.

Someone figured out exactly how to trigger the ending of the Silent Hills teaser. Worth watching just for the detailed puzzles!

Do you like food? Have you visited 8bit Kitchen yet? I haven’t even posted lately because of all the great bloggers who are stepping in with their own posts, whether it’s writing about a favorite picnic spot, or sharing delicious recipes, or Murf recording himself drinking an aloe vera mango beverage thing. It’s just really neat to see folks all over the world talk about what they like to eat and drink. Check it out, and follow 8BK on Twitter.

Finally, thanks to the generosity of folks at ArenaNet, I am giving away a copy of Guild Wars 2 Digital Deluxe version to an Extra Life donator! I also have 3 codes for 400 gems for the in-game store. Also we’re almost halfway to the 2014 donation goal! Please consider donating — even $5 will help a lot, and all money goes to the Children’s Hospital of BC.

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    Wilhelm Arcturus
    August 26, 2014 at 10:40 am

    Wait until you get to the silly episode with him in the black suit with the red tie.

    We went on a big Burn Notice binge at our house a couple of years back, to the point that we started doing Michael Westen situational voice overs during other shows. I recall switching the channel one day and hitting the scene in LotR when Arwen is riding with Frodo with the Nazgul catching up and starting in with, “When you’re being chased by Nazgul…” schtick in my Michael Westen voice.

    Fun series, but it went a couple seasons too long. And the Sam Axe special movie thing was awful.
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      Jessica Cook
      August 27, 2014 at 10:00 am

      Ah hahahaha I totally read that in a Michael Westen voice, too!

      Not surprised to hear that the Sam Axe special (!) was terrible. I love Bruce Campbell, but he’s from the Michael Caine school of “I’ll act in anything”.

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    August 26, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    I loved the series too but went kinda meh somewhere between season 5 and 6. He’s quite the underrated actor though and should totally be the next Bond! :)
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      Jessica Cook
      August 27, 2014 at 9:59 am

      Yeah, he’s really good, as is the woman who plays Fi. And I just started season 3, so I’ll keep in mind that the last few get a bit wobbly.

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