I fell off the planet again and will most likely fall off again next week.
I had a gallstone attack a couple of weeks ago. First time I've had one! At least to where I knew something was wrong. I had some scans, and they found the stones. Now I am going to have my gallbladder removed. Whee! (Thus the reason I'll be falling off the planet again.) Wish me luck!
Yennefer has opened a magic portal for travel. Whenever you interact with someone long enough or learn a lot about them, they get entered into the character entry book. (Yes, I forgot to hit the Home button to get rid of the UI. DOH)
One of the large rooms in Emhyr var Emreis's castle.
View of Northern Temeria and one of the villages.
Members of the Wild Hunt looking for clues to Ciri's whereabouts.
This is the leader of the Wild Hunt and supernatural bad guy. Mean looking guy!
This was an unexpected surprise. In certain points of the game, when getting information about Ciri from those who've seen her, you get to be her to reenact that particular set of events.
The women mages are in hiding as their's a price on their heads. This temporary portal belongs to Keira Metz.
This is Keira's secret place. It's where she goes when she can't stand being the village witch anymore. Lol.
A gorgeous view as I approach a set of small ruins.
A closer look at the ruins.
Wish me luck! Hope to be back to soon!
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Hunter Killer - a sub movie! Woot! Hubby has been chomping at the bit to see this one. :) The film has all the submarine movie tropes and then some. Some of the big pieces on the plot don't quite fit or point you in directions never followed up on, but ignoring those, you're in for a fun ride. Multiple groups are involved in the mission, so you get action from several directions and by various groups. Rating: 3.25 out of 5 (Hubby's Rating: Worth Full Price to See Again!)
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
No subways are running from the station, so Jensen has to make his way over on foot.
The electronic newspaper in the game. Headlines and stories will change as the game progresses. Nice way to give players more info.
Look at the awesome wrap around screen! Sweet!
Close up picture of the augmented troublemaker following the orders from the cabal. :P
That is one cool chandelier!
The rest of the place is nice, too! This one gives a better view of the room.
A meeting underground
Culinary delights - grilled mouse on a stick.
Aerial view of the city of London!
The DNA strand buildings are too darn cool!
That's it for this week. Hope you have a marvelous day!
Weird week. All the rain and cold were trying super hard to make me sick. I muddled through - yay! But somehow though we thought we had Fan Days this weekend, we did not actually have a booth. Boo! But it's given me time to fight against catching a cold. Yay! But I didn't get much done this weekend. Boo! Lol.
Mini Movie Reviews
Crazy Rich Asians - this film has been out a while, but it's still going strong. The preview clips I'd seen were awful, but hubby had read good things about it, so we took a chance. Glad we did. Most of the film is in English with a dabbling of subtitles here and there. It's a love story as well as a clash of old vs. new, familial responsibilities vs. self, rich vs. poor, and other clashes. All the little details and side characters made the film adorable and quite funny. There are a lot of lovely views of Singapore as well! The film was a lot of fun. Rating: 3.75 out of 5 (Hubby's Rating: Worth Full Price to See Again!)
Witcher 3 - White Orchard
Look at that gorgeous sky! Lots of beautiful scenery abounds!
As you can see in the picture, the flora is super detailed. Lovely!
Gorgeous! I could look at the clouds all day. Lol
I took this one because of the free-roaming horses! The game also has deer, rabbits, and other fauna running around.
My first main Witcher contract. Hunt down and get rid of a Griffin running rampant through the countryside. Not an easy task!
An actual sacrificial lamb.
Geralt has been looking for his girlfriend Yennerfer, but she finds him instead.
Yennefer - Geralt's girlfriend before he lost his memory in the original game.
Yennefer has convinced Geralt to go with her. His foster daughter Ciri has been seen and is in danger from the Wild Hunt. (I love the look she's giving him! Hee!)
Geralt after a mandatory bath and shave. (Hilarious situation, really.) Emhyr var Emreis, the ruler of Nilfgaard sits in the back. He wants his daughter Ciri found. His reasons are not quite the same as Geralt's.
Between quarter end at work and all the rain, I have no brain cells to rub together. Wheee!
Mini Movie Reviews
Venom - the film is a bit slow as they set up the pieces, but once Venom connects with Eddie Brock, the wild and fun ride begins. Full of snark and adorable bits, it plays down on the horrific elements of what Carlton Drake and the symbiotes have done and are trying to do. Rating: 3.75 out of 5 (Hubby's Rating: Worth Full Price to See Again!)
Virtual Tourist - Witcher 3
Still, inside a dream, this is the view from Yennefer's apartment.
A view of Kaer Mohren in the dream.
The dream turns into a nightmare. The Wild Hunt is here, breaking the dimensional barrier to come into our realm.
Geralt wakes from his nightmare to frustrating reality. He's been trying to chase down Yennefer for over six months now that his memories have returned.
Look at that gorgeous sky!!!!!!
Loved the little details in the first tavern we visit. Beautiful colored flowers painted in the walls. A bit of color to push away the dreary existence in the middle of a war-torn area.
More of the tavern and a view of my mentor.
Nilfgaard outpost in White Orchard. The conquering side. Locals are not thrilled at their presence.
Captain at the Nilfgaardian outpost. He's trying hard to be patient with the locals, but that patience is being tested.
A new day? Could be the end of one as well. Lol. I can't remember. But a lovely view either way!
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Smallfoot - an unexpectedly deep film. They tackle some tough subjects. The animation was great. There are loads of cute and amusing moments. Rating: 3.75 out of 5 (Hubby's rating: Worth Full Price of Admission)
The House with a Clock in its Walls - The film has some great special effects. The story is told from Lewis' point of view, (the boy) so there is a lot we see coming that he doesn't. In that respect, it made the movie somewhat predictable. Still, it was a nice bit of fun. Rating: 3.5 out of 5 (Hubby's Rating: Worth Full Price to See Again!)
Virtual Tourist - Witcher 3
Hubby had Witcher 2 and 3 from sometime back. I tried doing Witcher 2 but the dizzying factor was too high, and no means to tone it down in the options. I moved on to Witcher 3, and have had little problems in that respect. YAY!
The beginning sequence is done in a 3D coming book style. Worked very well! Dark times are upon the land as old evil has come through the veil.
They mention the origin of Witchers. Children mutated through magic to make a breed more suited to fight against ghosts and monsters.
The Wild Hunt has come through the veil. The land is in the midst of war, so the Wild Hunt is roaming the countryside for their nefarious purposes unchecked.
Start screen for the game. Hubby bought a season pass with the game when he brought it, so it shows two add-ons at the bottom there. The image moves. Also, whenever you hit escape to save a game or pause it, it keeps a picture of where you are at the time. I thought that was a nice touch!
This is Geralt - he's the Witcher who is the focus of the games.
War is everywhere. Things that have happened in the previous games have led to the current bad situation.
Geralt's lover Yennefer. This is a dream he's having while searching for her. He'd lost his memories at the end of the original Witcher game and had forgotten all about her. Some mild nudity shows up here and there.
Yennefer - she is a sorceress. Geralt and his teacher have been looking for her for the last six months.
Lots of lovely details! You can also see the minimap and active quest on the right.