Dragonlance Re-Read: Dragons Of Autumn Twilight — Part 3

Part three of my Dragons of Autumn Twilight Re-read covers chapters 10 through 12.
"Tanis, we must leave. There is nothing more we can do and we must reach Xak Tsaroth. Then we will have our revenge."

The Story So Far

Despite Raistlin's warnings the company enters Darken Wood. At first it all seems fine and pleasant, but after night falls things change. Tanis notices that his elven sight is not working and the company finds itself surrounded by the spirits of the dead. Raistlin is able to… Continue reading...

Money In The Bank 2014 Thoughts

WWE's annual Money In The Bank pay per view (apparently we're still calling them that even though you know... you can just watch them on the WWE Network) is an opportunity for some of their most popular wrestlers to hurl themselves off of ladders. This year there were actually two ladder matches on the card, the first what they are referring to as the traditional (well it's been 10 years apparently) Money In the Bank match where the winner gets a contract for a title match and the second being for… Continue reading...

Diet Progress

I hit a milestone today. It's an arbitrary one in many ways but satisfying nevertheless. When I weighed myself this morning I clocked in at 174lbs. That puts me at the absolute upper end of normal weight and takes me out of the overweight category (BMI just below 25). I say it's an arbitrary milestone because I know I'm still carrying a significant amount of excess fat (mainly on my stomach) and I'm looking to lose 6-9lbs more before I might consider myself done. Still it is nice after just… Continue reading...

Photos From Inside The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter: Diagon Alley

The new Diagon Alley expansion to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Orlando is set to open to the public on July 8th. And while we've seen concept art, up to now Universal haven't let us see the real thing. But as these photos show this may well be the best themed land in any Theme park in the world. [gallery type="rectangular" ids="119405,119406,119407,119408,119409,119410,119411,119412,119413,119414"] Now a lot of the stores are just facades, but some of them… Continue reading...

The Growing Luddite Cacophany

The Luddite movement in the 19th century was targeted specifically against creeping industrialization and the effect it was seen to be having on society. The concern was legitimate because the Industrial Revolution did massively change things  and particularly in the short term there were negative consequences. But the Luddite response was narrow minded, short sighted and a classic mob mentality. Welcome to the 21st century. And on the internet (somewhat ironically) it's becoming… Continue reading...