Tag Archive: Not a Review


House Keeping 12/6/17

I missed my review last week. That wasn’t fun, but work happened and I wound up having to use my off days for chores and such. The fun of adulting.

So, review will be up tomorrow. That shouldn’t be a problem, I know I said that last week too though.

I did a little digging. The Ghostbusters comic hasn’t dropped yet, there were delays due to hurricanes. So it will either be out the 27th of this month or late next month. Either way I’m happy to have an idea when to expect it. Related to that, the entire five issue arc is currently scheduled to be collected in a trade paperback. Hopefully that means that more Answer the Call comics can be expected.

There’s also a couple new things with Too Much Monday. They’re running a special right now where if you sign up for a three month subscription they will send you a mug to go with your tea. A six month subscription will net you two mugs and, in addition to that, you’ll be able to get an extra $20 off with the code TMMSpecial20Off. Or you can always use the code Tympest to get 10% off your first box. December’s box is guaranteed by Christmas if you order by the 5th.

That should be it. I know I’m losing ground on my reviews again, but I’ll figure something out. If you enjoy what I’m doing here you can buy me a ko-fi or, better yet, leave a comment. Enjoy all!

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House Keeping 11/29/17

So, things are going to be a little shaky for the next little bit. The holiday rush just hit at work and my hours jumped pretty seriously. I’ve gone from being off four days of the week to two, which puts me in a better situation financially but is going to leave me with not much time to accomplish things here. Things are going to putter on as best they can, but schedule slip may get worse than usual.

On to other things. I haven’t been able to get a hold of my copy of Ghostbusters: Answer the Call issue two yet. There was an incident, the box it was in got dropped, and I’m going to see if I can’t find a copy sometime this week. Failing that, the shop has it on re-order and I should be able to get a hold of it sometime soon.

The review may go live on Thursday again. I’ve got it partly written but keep circling around with what I’m saying. Not a big fan of when I do that

Beyond that, I’m working on some of the ideas I had from the Nanoshock review. So, that’s something I’m excited for. I’ve managed to beat my old high word count on NaNoWriMo, a whole 1500 words, out of 50,000. It’s improvement!

That’s about all. If you like what I’m doing here you can buy me a coffee or leave a comment.

So, I’m behind in a major way.

I’m having a serious hard time writing my review for Nanoshock. Every time I try I keep spinning out into talking about something semi-related but not actually a review of the book itself. There’s so much with it that I want to talk about and so much that I could say with this book in relations to other books I’ve reviewed in the last year. This is the first time in a long time that I’ve had a hard time writing a review because of how much I enjoyed a book. It’s exciting and I’m not entirely sure what to do with it. I actually want to write a whole lot more than just my review after having read Nanoshock, so that’s something for me to chew on a bit more.

That aside, we are headed into the holidays, so I’m a bit worried about getting more behind than I already am. Still working on that not being a problem, but working on something isn’t the finished thing. Which is, of course, something I’ve been struggling with quite a bit lately.

So, yeah, that’s it for now. I should have that review for you all this week. Should.

As always, comment if you have ideas or reactions and enjoy.

I’m super late with the review this week. This is unfortunate and I am sorry. It’s been a rough week and I’m having to deal with the side effects of plans not landing quite right.

That said, Halloween is still happening and I am still super excited to share this year’s run of Halloween reviews. So, where am I going with this? Last year’s run of reviews were all about nostalgia for me, the trilogy that made baby me quit mid-book out of fear.

How do I match up to that this year? This year I’m jumping into the World of Darkness. Well, more so than I already have. See, World of Darkness is a table top rpg set in a world very like our own, except the things that go bump in the night are very real and it would be very dangerous for a normal human to run into one of them. Depending on which rule books you’re using the player could be anything from a vanilla human stumbling into this hidden world and subsequently trying to dig deeper or escape it to one of the things that make the dark dangerous. Be a werewolf, or a vampire, or an embodiment of primordial nightmares, if you’re willing to do a little digging you can even be a hunter. Ultimately though, whatever you are, the challenge is to find what’s going on and to survive long enough to try and impact it.

At least that’s how it plays for my game group.

Given how much I enjoy the game and that I’d seen a few novels while looking for more source books, I figured I’d check them out. So, that’s what we’re doing for Halloween.

Given that the books I could find were pretty scattered, I’m going to be covering the ones available in The Essential World of Darkness omnibus.  These are also all based on the old World of Darkness source books, so some of the things covered may be unfamiliar for me. That’s all part of the fun though.

That’s about it for right now. If you like what I’m doing, you can buy me a coffee or leave a comment. Enjoy!

House Keeping 10/17/2017

I don’t have a ton of words for this week’s house keeping. So, let’s just jump on into it.

The books I’m reviewing for Halloween are on their way. Last year was nostalgia, so this year I’m going with something that’s both a little out-dated and a little more related to my current interests. I’m excited to see how it turns out.

I’ve got another comic book review for you all coming up tomorrow. It’s a bit different from the one last week, this one’s based on a novel and a bit longer, so there’s more for me to unpack about it. Novels should return next week. I’m juggling a bit, trying to get that ever planned never managed wiggle room going. Always fun that.

Part of me wants to mess around a bit and try doing a few videos, sort of expand on things I mention in reviews but didn’t have a good non-spoiler way to talk about them. I haven’t really decided. Either way, it’s a down the road thing I think. Next year at the earliest.

I never did get the button up, but I do have a Ko-fi account. So, if you like what I’m doing here and want to buy me a coffee, the link is here. Hopefully I’ll manage to get the button posted this week.

That’s it for now.

House Keeping 10/10/17

So, I’ve sort of disappeared the last couple weeks. Really sorry about that. I can’t say it won’t happen again but I am, as ever, working towards avoiding it in the future.

Right now, I’m working on getting things lined up to do the bargain bin comics posts that I’ve mentioned in the past. I have the first comic for that and just need to get it read and reviewed. Past that, I also have a number of comic reviews coming up courtesy of First Second and I’m super excited for the Ghostbusters: Answer the Call comic that’s coming out in a couple of weeks. That’s definitely going to show up here.

I’m still catching up on my previous book list, but I’m also slowly adding some newer stuff in again. So, that’s happening. There will be a review tomorrow, I’m not skipping three weeks in a row.

So, last thing for the week. I’ve been kicking around adding a tip jar or something to the blog. I know I don’t really have the reach or content to justify something like a Patreon, but something. So I’ve set up a Ko-fi for the blog. The link is here and I’ll have the button up later tonight or sometime tomorrow. I figure that it’s similar to a tip jar app it seems to be solidly run.

That’s it for this week. Review is tomorrow. Most Ghostbusters in two weeks. Halloween as we get closer to it.

House Keeping 9/26/17

So, I’m a bit late posting this.

There’s a couple of things coming up soon that I think you all will enjoy. I’m going to be taking park in pre-release build up for a novel by an author I keep meaning to read. That means giving you all the heads up on a giveaway and getting to host an excerpt from the book itself.

I’ve also got something of an idea for what I want to do for Halloween, though I’m not sure if it’ll work as well as last year. This one’s going to be based more on what my table top group is doing now rather than nostalgia. It should still be fun though, and that’s the whole point of it.

Plus, some friends of mine and I went to see IT today. If it wasn’t a split movie adaptation, with the second movie covering when the characters are adults, I’d be jumping at the chance to do a Book vs Movie of it. Maybe after the next one.

I also figured out how to make the Too Much Monday link a widgit, so that’s pretty cool. Clicking on it will take you to my affiliate link for the program, letting you set up a subscription or just order this month’s box. I also really like that they’ve set it up so you can just order the box for the month, it seems like it would offer more flexibility for the customer. As always, if you’re interested you can save 15% off your first box with the coupon code Tympest.

Too Much Monday September Unboxing

So, this is a thing I’m trying. I got my Too Much Monday box earlier than I’d expected, so I decided to go ahead and try this. My review for the box contents will be up Monday, words will happen. As always, if you want to try out the Too Much Monday subscription, using the coupon code Tympest will get you 15% off your first box. All that said, welcome to my first unboxing video, enjoy!

 

House Keeping 9/12/17

So, I’ve got my computer cord back. That’s good but only moderately relevant to tomorrow’s review.

I’ve got a guest post coming up on Friday for you guys and another one next week. So that’s awesome.

Not a ton else just at the moment. The Too Much Monday‘s boxes for September ship out on the 15th, so now is as good a time to subscribe as any if you want to lock in September’s box. My affiliate code Tympest will get you 15% off your first box.

I think I want to try doing an unboxing video to go either with or a little before my review for the next box. That could be fun.

Still planning for Halloween. I have a couple of ideas that I’m working out, so there may be more on that next week.

House Keeping 9/7/2017

So, I missed this last week and am late on it this week. Good thing I’m covering it now, right?

So, I’m looking at doing a monthly comic review. Though I haven’t decided between if I want to pick up something new from a pull list or if I want to see what’s in the clearance section of the local book store. Clearance comics is definitely a thing I’ve been juggling as a thought for awhile now, but I’m not sure how sustainable it is. The flip side to that is that I most definitely plan on reviewing the new Ghostbusters ongoing as it’s released. So, this may wind up being a some of both thing.

Still working my way through the backlog, I’m about half way there. So that’s good. I’m hoping to be finished with it soon and be ready to get some newer stuff on here.

I’m also still trying to figure out what to do for Halloween. My original plan had been to try and find some of the old Final Destination books and review them, but they’re out of print and hilariously out of my price range. If it wasn’t for a similar issue I would try and find some of the old World of Darkness novels, since I’m legitimately curious about how well the system would work in novel format.

Also, the September Too Much Monday box is still 50% off of your first box with the coupon code: Tympest. That lasts until the 10th. That makes the first box fifteen dollars instead of thirty, so a little better for trying it out and seeing if you’re interested. The September box includes, in addition to the monthly book pick: A sage apple soy candle, McCrea’s Chocolate Hazelnut Praline Tea, McCrea’s Dark Chocolate Mocha Caramels, a Creamsicle bath bomb, Zoya Hotlips Lip Gloss, and Nail Polish. It seems like it’s going to be a really autumn themed box, so I’m excited.