Game Review: Horizon Zero Dawn – Our old new future


Release Date: 2017

Developer(s): Guerilla Games

Publisher(s): Sony Computer Entertainment

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Book Review: Pteromantyls – Are they Nars or are they Whals?


“The pteromantyl was about four feet long with large bat-like wings and olive green skin. Its legs were bird like, bending backwards at the knees. Its arms, torso and face were like a human’s, but with a beak for a nose and its head was pointed in the back with horse-like ears. It looked half human and half pterodactyl.”

Pteromantyls (Locations 235-238) Continue reading

TropicalMary’s 10 Quotes of the Week – Winters Heat

Winter's Heat Cover

“The woman jumped from her crouch in the corner. She fumbled toward the busted door, arms outstretched, wailing a determined cry. He hooked an arm around her waist. She flailed, arms pumping and legs bicycling the Tour de France.” (p. 8) Kindle Edition Continue reading


TBT Movie Review: Pitch Black – The Hunter Becomes the Hunted

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Genre: Sci-Fi/Horror

Director: David Twohy

Running Time: 109 Minutes

“You aren’t afraid of the dark, are you?”

Richard B. Riddick, Pitch Black Continue reading


Game Review: Bloodborne – You’ve got red on you


Release Date: 2015

Developer(s): FromSoftware

Publisher(s): Sony Computer Entertainment

Platforms: PS4 (Exclusive)

It was either this or The Order: 1886. Both are set in an some approximation of Victorian England. Both had compelling plots and highly cinematic trailers, and both were Playstation exclusives. After much debate and asking around, the resounding advice from friends (online and domestic) and family was to get Bloodborne. Unlike Stygian Mole, I am not an RPG player and was understandably apprehensive when I started this graphic tour de force. Continue reading


Movie Review: Mad Max – Fury Road (Super Smash Bros. Edition)

Mad Max

Genre: Action/Adventure

Director: George Miller

Running Time: 120 Minutes

From the Director of “Babe – Pig in the City” and “Happy Feet”

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Book Review: Louisiana Longshot – A Miss Fortune Mystery

Louisiana Longshot

Let me start by saying that I have never been to the South but it’s definitely on my list of destinations. I have met quite a few individuals from Georgia, Mississippi and New Orleans, and this has re-enforced my need visit the South. There is something endearing about the drawl of the accent and the wit that seems to be inherent within each southerner I’ve met and the books I’ve read. Continue reading