Tales of Unfinished Reviews

Books:

The Man Who Used the Universe by Alan Dean Foster (1983)

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Cover art for an old copy of The Man Who Used the Universe by Alan Dean Foster

This book was written by one of my favorite sci-fi authors that I discovered in high school. It had been quite a while since I read any of his books, and I decided to give this one a read. While I found this to be an interesting read, it did cover some sci-fi tropes that I have since grown to dislike. The main issue was the cumbersome names of the characters. I really didn’t want to have to write that the main character’s full name was “Kees vaan Loo-Macklin”, an odd name, considering that he was a human. I guess in the far future they like to use cumbersome names. It was also strange that this character was a somewhat unlikable crime boss whose motives were unknown throughout almost the entire book.

Although it was a good enough read, I thought covering such a strange old book might not have been a good fit for my site. (If you would like to see me cover this book anyway, let me know in the comments below. If enough of my readers want to hear more about this book, I will revisit it in the future.)

Comic Books:

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles issues #65-89, IDW

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Cover for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #65 by IDW

This series of comics in the Ninja Turtle universe was really well done. I have read every main issue so far from issue #1 to the above mentioned issues. Each issue is relatively short, so I don’t know if I could cover each issue without going over spoiler territory for previous issues. I would also be concerned over the amount of content to make individual reviews worthwhile. I feel each issue flows well enough into the next one that I might have to cover these comics in bulk just to give my readers a general sense of the series. I may choose to cover the series at a later date, if I sense a demand for reviews of this series.

Saga Book Two by Brian K. Vaughan

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Cover art for Saga Book Two by Brian K. Vaughan

This was my most recent comic book read. I had discovered these comics as a gift about two years ago, and wanted to finish reading as much of this series as possible. Book Two features issues #19-36. As deep and meaningful I feel this series is, there is a lot of violence, profanity, and sexual imagery found within. I have no idea what age my viewership is, and I would caution parents to vetting this comic book series before there is any chance their kids could get their hands on it. I would prefer to keep my content appropriate for a general audience. If I do decide to cover this comic book series, I will give the appropriate warnings to my readers.

Movies:

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Ralph Breaks the Internet was one of several movies I saw since starting this blog.

I will end this article with a general note on the movies I have watched. Most of the time, I have a bad habit of being passive when watching any movie. I get whisked away in the story to the extent that my critical eye doesn’t activate unless the movie is downright bad, or only during and scenes that don’t make any sense. I will have to rewatch the following movies while taking notes in order to give a proper review of them. They are in no particular order:

  • Labyrinth (1986)
  • Spiderman, Into the Spiderverse
  • The Grinch
  • Deadpool 2
  • Ready Player One
  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • Goosebumps 2
  • Ralph Breaks the Internet
  • Aquaman

It may require a friend with more expertise to help me write as clearly as I can to shed some light on the movies I have seen since starting this blog. Perhaps as my blog grows, I can expand the type of content I can supply. With the main focus being on video games, however, I feel that I should have more articles that feature games over other media. Regardless, I look forward to bringing more content to my readers on a regular basis, no matter what the subject ends up being. Hopefully, I end up sharing more content than I cut in the future. Till next time, happy gaming!


And that was a look at the content that didn’t make it into my blog articles. Was there anything you would like to see me cover that was mentioned here? Anything you would prefer I didn’t cover on a later date? Are there any games, books, comic books, or movies you would like me to cover that aren’t in this article or in my blog? Let me know in the comments below!

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