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Assassin's Creed 2 in cinematics

I love the AC series, but especially love AC2 because the character of Ezio Auditore da Firenze, who is the character you're essentially playing throughout. He simply oozes style and it shows from the wicked awesome cinematics for the game. Because I'm bored and because some of the people who follow me have very likely never seen these, I give you four YouTube embeds. The first three are the cinematics for Assassin's Creed 2, Assassin's Creed 2: Brotherhood, and Assassin's Creed 2: Revelations which chart Ezio's life. Watch them and tell me he isn't freaking awesome. The third is a "short film" that was made for AC2 that tells you the immediate events leading up to AC2 - unlike the others, it's all live action and centers around his dad but is still wicked awesome.
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Wheel of Time books

So, in the last couple of days, I've blown through the first two of Jordan's series and most of the third - I should finish it tonight or tomorrow - and man, I'd forgotten how much I like his world-building. Maybe it's just me, but I sincerely think I like his Westlands better than Martin's Westeros.

Someday, I want to play in an RPG that combines the best parts of both universes. Like the Night's Watch is up there on the Borderlands so we can have Jon Snow running around saying "Peace favor your sword" or Tyrion playing the Game of Houses in Cairhien or Rand al'Thor kicking the crap out of Jaime Lannister or ... oh, man. Can you imagine how cool a WoT Wolfbrother would be in Westeros?

Frak. Now my brain is going weird places...  


Sanity in Wisconsin

Congratulations to Wisconsin for bringing some sanity back to America. Here's to hoping it's a sign that we'll get rid of the Marxist-in-Chief come November (even if I'm far from Romney's biggest fan.)

Tyrion and Varys together ... RULE

I adored this scene from last night's Game of Thrones because Tyrion and Varys are comedy gold together with their snarking. "Imagine Stannis' terror." "I am trying." Oh, God, that killed me, nearly as much as the earlier Bronn-Tyrion-Varys scene.

Interestingly enough, I find myself utterly indifferent to the Stark boys, which is a marked change from the books. In those, I loathed Sansa (and now I feel really, really bad for her), enjoyed Arya's plot (and I like it even more on the show), and was really interested in both Robb & Jon's stories (whereas on the show, I want the scene to change and go back to Tyrion.) I'm exactly as interested in Bran's story in both formats, which is to say I could care less about him.

My, how the format changes me... 

Son of Coul!

I would so watch this.


Avengers RULES

Just got back from watching and DAMN, Whedon knocked this one way, way out of the park. It was perfect.

Fully intend on watching it a couple more times in the theater...


It's official...

Peter Dinklage is a god amongst men. When I grow up, I want to be as cool as Tyrion Lannister.

Game of Thrones Season 2

Damn them. They're trying to make me ship Arya/Gendry, aren't they? Sure, I know Arya's still preteen & Gendry is at least in his late teens, but I absolutely loved the rapport I've seen between Maisie Williams and Joe Dempsie in last week's episode ... and it occurs to me that this could be Martin's subtle way of linking the Starks and Baratheon's together since Lyanna and Robert obviously didn't end well.

Plus? Tyrion Lannister continues to rule. Way to go, Mr. Dinklage. You are truly a (tiny) god amongst men. Nothing I like more than watching smart characters and Tyrion? Tyrion is brilliant...  


I just love how the nifty little news thing that appears on the main LJ page when I come here is invariably slanted left. Want an explanation why I don't use LJ much anymore? That'd be a nice place to start since I'm not, ya know, a socialist who automatically believes the crap the media pushes about the POTUS, or that kid who just died, or any of the silly politics that I fervently disagree with.

Just ... ugh.