So far i’ve read two books written by great WJW. They’re both part of this series & i plan to launch third one around autumn that’s knocking on the door. I launched advs. to this series july last year with relaxed pace at evenings. Finished second part at end of this spring. The basic setup is reasonably standard in cliche’ish box. The last days of glory for a massive stellar empire. What Williams *does* with this is impressive & truly one of my fav. authors on this genre. Looked into his bio after finished first book late last year & was kinda awe struck from the length of it. I’m excited of a plan to start reading his cyberpunk stories later when time is ready.
“Story that makes you look for more”
‘The Praxis: Dread Empire’s Fall Pt.1′ is beautiful adventure that’s set in Earth’s far future. The story takes place at the end of the 10k year long rule by an alien race called ‘The Shaa‘ over human species & many others. ‘The Shaa’ erected the perfect statist empire with a harsh moral code called the Praxis. Humanity handled things well for a long time under this rule & same for few other species. Lil about the story: ‘The Shaa’ built vast empire of five species & ruled for a long time. When ‘The last Shaa’ is dead, the war for the Fate of the Empire ensues. This war is mostly shown through eyes of two heroes: Gareth Martinez who is a young ship captain & a Peer. Second is Caroline Sula, a fighter pilot with a dark secret in her past. They’re interesting & imperfect characters that are written pretty well & i got fairly stuck to both. Nice surprise comes about their story appears later, which i like. The story roams around between past & present with good flow that doesn’t make you wander off the rails.
The overall tone changes on past segments is grim & emotionally well built towards heavy. This is good adventure to read & after reading first two books i can say that totally engaging & fun. The universe is well developed & comes with interesting details & settings, for example backstory for some races like the yacht. End part of the book has well written rebellion that causes you wonder during the next day about ‘what might happen’ if read at evenings like i always do. This could be a bit lengthy for some & maybe not good for those who look for more action. Both have plenty for my taste. Support here. I recommend with rating 8.2/10 ❤
“That was found at ‘continuation’ & didn’t disappoint”
‘The Sundering: Dread Empire’s Fall Pt.2‘ When i launched read journey into this, i had good feels after knowing how well first part kept feeding the imaginative content for the mind. Even i think that this isn’t on same level with the ‘Praxis‘ it’s still high-quality sci-fi space opera that’s worth of read & deserves support. Aiming not to spoil anything here as usual. This is loyal to true space opera/military scifi writing & a top-notch piece on genre. I enjoy the writing at most parts of the book & the character development, except some leader characters mentioned as they are goofies here. I think the aliens here ‘built’ by Walter are well presented & not easily forgotten as you go forward. This second part expands the plot well & world created you were introduced on the first one. I’m more fan of the first & hope thatthird book be like it or even better.
One of the best memorables about this adventure so far is that naval space combat is written with care & so detailed. Same with world building including other species as mentioned earlier. I think this series from talented Walter Jon Williams would be perfect as live act cinema entertainment or telly series. That is if somebody would only gather up the transformers scale budget if go to cinema & if not then budget to match ‘The Expanse‘ series on Amazon Prime Video. Looking forward to autumn evening when begin adventures on third EBook. Gonna buy it at end of this month from Amazon.co.uk as i do for book shoppings. These books offer beautiful story about love lost, political gain struggles & war that is widely known in the universe. My rating for Pt.2 7.7/10.
Gem that i read lil bit @late 90’s & the rest 6002 (2002) when moved to new city for first time. Got to know by mini-series in -96. It aired 2y earlier & the one i watched at friend’s home was uncut. My fav characters are ‘Trash Can Man‘ who’s weird, but interesting to follow & Randall Flagg. Randall bit less cause of his more awkward attit. Though still enjoy Randall’s chapters, filled with anger & evil plans to take down all good. 1st part “The Plague” which explains the coming of the terrible disease & its developments is one of my favs.
‘The Stand‘ has lot of commentary that are about tech, society, group-thoughts, individuality & choice. Also faith & of course the big subject good vs evil that’s always present among human species. I’ve read few SK books after started my reading adventures in mid -90’s. There’s a remake of telly mini-series that dec last year & is now available on Amazon Prime Video. I really liked the first one mentioned above & remake wasn’t bad either. It deserves higher rating on imdb. Good journey to everyone who dives into ‘The Stand‘ book. Not sure if that link opens to others without probs. cause it has ‘smile’ at front. It’s used for supporting charity target of your choosing. I use different target at both Amazon co uk & Amazon de.
The King’s Witch (Pt.1 of The King’s Witch Trilogy)
I bought this as ebook on earlier this year’s spring. Gonna buy second & third on next month. I’m close to midway & like for what have read so far. Has storytelling that keeps me wanting for more. Since mid july have had some relaxing late evenings spent with warm Peppermint Tea Cuppa & this Book. About main character & other things i know so far: This story takes place as King James comes from Scotland at time of Queen Elizabeth’s death. It takes you through Witch Hunt on this land & Lord Cecil’s Evil plot to try & show that Frances is a Witch. Frances had been giving ailmments to Elizabeth on her deathbed, using her herbs to give the queen some final comfort, when she is delivered an ominous warning – her queen’s successor – James, isn’t fond of Witches. Through cunning, intelligence & sharp bravery Frances manages to navigate life at court through the most dangerous of times.
The characters are so well written that i even wanted to teach manners to couple, yeah for real. Frances is a woman who practices herbalism & cause of that through history she’d be labeled as a Witch. It was totally stupid & clearly another way for men to control women on those times. I could rant about this subject, but won’t go to it now. Her guardian deity did the work as the Queen steps in & protects her, but not before some damage is done. With all this going Frances experiences good & bad sides of romantically loving other person. True to the time period, Tracy brings the story & lives of King James & his court to vibrant life. If you love history from this era that’s set about four hundred years into past then this is a book for you. History is on top three of my fav subjects since early high school. I enjoyed learning more about this time period. Tracy is accurate when comes to history set into those years. I aim to finish this book & chapter for Frances in next couple weeks & launch journey to continuation on some day next month. Good evening read that i recommend. Support author by making purchase from here. Same here as above: Not sure if that link opens to others without probs. cause it has ‘smile‘ at front. It’s used for supporting charity target of your choosing. I use different target at both Amazon co uk & Amazon de. Enjoy o/
Theta.tv service without Stream Key If plan to stream & viewall. Come join to great Theta Fam o/ For now, a new member must use the software ‘Theta Edge Node‘ a.k.a ‘EdgeCast‘ desktop to stream. Same when watch live playback or videos made by other users who can do it only through T.Edge Node. There on the page useful video at top left. All this is for those who don’t have a ‘stream key‘. Here’s one way to apply for it & it’s worth putting an official Theta.tv twitter. Those who have to use that software are “2nd-class members” 😛 Kinda understandable move by Theta.Tv Devs. When the ‘Mainnet 3.0‘ plan comes to fruition, thetafuel & streaming, etc. will greatly improve Theta.tv & maybe also T.Edge Node 🙂 Theta Network info General Advices & Important Information MainNet 3.0 should be completed by 30.6. if things go as planned. Theta Edge Node‘ Desktop Client’s left side has the “Watch” link. Watch directly by adding an ID to the ‘Stream ID‘ field. Can’t watch own stream by using tablet (Browser’s Addr. Bar) when streaming via ‘T.Edge Node’. Also can’t change the sound level on ‘ThetaEdge Node’, but maybe can once improvements come at June/July ❤ One good chatbot @Theta.tv =) The more vid & streaming viewers e.g. at a distance of 1000km, the better the TFuel distribution / more Peers. Within two weeks i’ve gathered dozen + ThetaFuel units & a large % of that have come from much further away like U.K. etc. Details about Connectivity, Sites etc. I’ve also got ThetaFuel Units from different channel owners as well as crates that can be won & received as a gift ❤ Theta is good for Tech in few ways. When connecting to ‘Peers‘ then part of the viewer’s free upload bandwith shares the video with others & TFuel comes to the user. It’s a good invention & not just because you can make money, but also cause in many ways you can help the online service, etc. This is the official Discord & (#EdgeCast-Support) channel is there. The recommendation is to visit Theta.tv live & be friendly when commenting on diff. livestreams ^^ Sometimes the channel owner provides ThetaFuel & coins. Coins used for events at Theta.tv More about ‘Theta Edge Node’ & important info about Obs Here is also a site that clarifies Theta.tv introduction. The left panel has many useful categories that provide info. Here’s an important plugin to Obs client for those who want to broadcast on multiple platforms at the same time. That Plugin is only when use ‘Theta Edge Node‘ app. User named ‘coin1watch‘ added a link to it in the comments.
Info about (Folding@Home) used via ‘Theta Edge Node’
Folding @Home is a good feature. I’m sure a lot of people are familiar with that through many software & platforms. When Folding @Home used via ‘Theta Edge Node’ the side goodie is the ‘Theta’ earning. For m heart smiles more cause i’m able to assist medical research 🙂 I treat Theta that comes along through it as a reward for helping med field ❤ Username & other settings can be changed from the ‘Web Control‘. It opens when you click the icon at taskbar when the ‘Theta Edge Node‘ app is open & there Folding @Home activated. I hope Folding @Home comes back to PS5 console after left PS3. Good to know that many have requested it to happen. PS3 console I took to recycling a long time ago. Hope i have PS5 before autumn. I didn’t own the PS4, so gonna be good to be in the PS5 camp after the break.
I placed an order on January & now waiting component manuf. probs. to pass. Also hoping not to have a defective product, as happened to many since the summer of last year. For those who stream via ‘T.Edge Node‘ i recommend to put own Stream ID into profile page’s Bio area. Then people can find it in the ‘Theta Edge Node‘ app. No need for it when you own Stream Key (mentioned at the in first paragr.), but it’s still good to keep doing F@Homejob for two reasons mentioned 🙂
Wonder when those 10+ Star Systems arrive into ‘The Verse‘. With each to have many planets & moons available. Chris & Lead Designer ‘Rob Irwing’ spoke about them already 5+ years ago with cool comm. manager Eric ‘Wingman‘ Peterson who left CIG to develop one other game. He had those nice ‘Wingman’s Hangar‘ vids with some devs & they were amazing ❤ Shame that many of those are now there for nothing cause many features won’t arrive & some that should’ve come already are distant dream. Above mentioned friendly Lead Designer Rob Irving took part of many Q&A livestreams. Both have left Cloud Imperium Games, but not with bad terms if recall. Not saying that this amount of explorable systems should’ve been out years ago, but now at end of May 6021 (too many think is 2021) ‘The Verse‘ should have at least 3-4x Fully Explorable Star Systems & Alien Lifeforms in all of them. Just like beauty: Osiris: New Dawn has other sentient beings.
It’s great to see that O:ND have had nice comeback with development since late last year ❤ Creatures there have got more love from devs & also equipment, terrains & a lot more in past few months. I’ve been supporting it since early days & now share good word as it’s turning out to be fine gem. Here’s Nice update & also Nice one Give a like to tweet, follow & buy via Steam store Don’t let ‘mixed’ reviews state distract you cause many are from days before comeback that happened ❤ Back to SC’s lack of content release: Feel sad for SC’s lost hype for long time now cause going to mid 6021 & only 1x fully explorable star system in the verse 😦 Then new systems available to explore & hope for them to have terrains like volcano, jungle & barren planets & at least to have some sort of alien life around.. Stanton System which is the only Star System available is mostly ’empty’ cause no alien lifeform to be found. No alien fauna, not even simple plant lifeforms or amoebas inside caves / surface.
No creepy crawlies that would jump to to your helmet’s frontside & you’d have to get rid of it / em. They would appear from cave holes when you go exploring with flashlight turned on. Currently there are caves where you can travel, but really not even similar creatures to above mentioned Osiris: New Dawn has Stanton system / Star Citizen’s ‘Verse’ being one of a kind Universe cause no fauna & sentient beings on planets 😀 😦 Maybe single alien lifeform appears to one & only system before Q4 this year x) *Insert teary face here*
Wonder if CIG have ‘fixed‘ the semi bad lip & voice sync after SQ42 trailer. Game that’s set into Star Citizen’s Univ. & set to be Single Player mode. Very nice details & design on many areas on it for sure. Amazing audio work that does good ear massage & Vandul buds look stunning. *Excited to see new footage now after ‘Odyssey‘ release fromFrontier Devs. Station & outside walking & more in Elite Dangerous ❤ I’ll buy that SC’s €50 starter pack once at least 2x explorable s.systems are out & both Stanton & new one (likely to be Pyro) have simple or advanced alien lifeform / fauna.
It’s mind boggling to think that there are many nice space genre advs. out there that have put out cool alien fauna & creatures with fluid animations after 3-4x years of development. SC officially has 7+ years of development & more than 300mil funding & now it’s on current state I hope that CIG manages to release big things before end of this year like npc’s not standing on tables (nah really bigger ones) & things be success. #Dreams #Pcgame #StarCitizen #NomansSky #EliteDangerous #LoveEliteDangerous #DreamOfHouseInTheVerse #FreelancerFan
For all SW Educated Fans o/ With Well educated mean those who know the Lore & True Ways of the Jedi. This is Teaser Trailer so look for Normal Trailer & Full Movie Re-Edit to arrive before end of this Year. Remember to dive into Ivan’s Videos list as there’s some others that are about Re-Editing Horrible SW Ep. 8. I Shed a tear while watching this & don’t care to say it even have some grey beard rising up through red’ish beard. DIDN’T have this feeling or any Good Feelings at one & only SW Episode 8 Cinema Screening.
I wasn’t the only one there who said “what..” out loud on scene where Luke Tossed the LS over his shoulder & also when he vanished into thin air.. Including the Cybernetic hand 😛 When people walked out from the building there was lots of Negative Talk & clear frustration in the air. I don’t blame them at all.. Ruin Johnson & Kathleen Kennedy Ruined 30+ Years Franchise with few shameful moves on Mickey’s SW “Sequel Trilogy”
Returning OT Characters Could’ve Shared the Spotlight 50/50 with Jar Jar Finn & the rest of New Characters. If writing done like in Cobra Kai Youtube Series ❤ C.Kai is Karate Kid continuation, but from Eyes of Cobra Kai. Everyone who has seen New Cobra Kai knows this. Sadly New Chars have had more Screen Time. Even Purple Haired bad Commander who lacked Military Tactics & was at High Ranking Position.. Many can’t understand new Characters cause they lack depth & story.
Pushing Returning Chars down to ditch is what Disney & K.Kennedy aimed for *2x smackies to chest & Raises Fist to salute Mark Hamill*. Horrible thing done to Luke.. Only to push out very loved Character with Ridiculous writing R.Johnson said years ago that he dislikes writing & likes to copy from the best. It was seen on TLJ. Luke Would’ve thought of taking down someone while on zzz ONLY IF gone to Dark Side. Talented Mark Hamill knows the ways of a Jedi & no doubt he’s familiar with many SW Novels 🙂 Share this Beauty Teaser Trailer around Wicked Wide Web & Tweet to @MarkHamillHimself
We need 200k + Views & at least same amount of likes as Subs that is “23k” 🙂 Remember to Mention at Tweet to Mark Hamill that now you have the Right LS Crystal on Hilt & Hilt is also the right one ❤ Use max 2 Tags on Tweet to make it into Trending list. Can download this video with Firefox browser & with addon installed just in case Mickey’s Suits send Goon Squad to order Youtube to take this Down. #ColinTrevorrowWantedToSaveLuke #KathleenFiredHim #MarkLovedColinsIdeas #StarWars #RespectMarkHamill #HopeLives Update: Soon before end of this month, July 6021 (2021 for too many) i’ll create blog about the full Re-Edit. It was completed couple years ago & uploaded to Bitchute website. Site that doesn’t have CR crap like YT has. Spark of Hope for Star Wars. Check Ivan’s Videos for more about this. Like, Sub & Share.