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[XCOM2-Spoilers] Devil's Gift (Easy-Ironman)

Operation Devil's Gift

Rescue VIP from ADVENT Vehicle, Edmonton

This is a rescue mission so I decide on two sharpshooters and no Grenadier.

Cast of Kidnappers:
Sergeant "Sailor" Neptune (Ranger); Sergeant "Sailor" Uranus (Specialist); Knight Number 5 (Spark); Leftenant "Sheriff" Schneider (Sharpshooter); Corporal Jones (Sharpshooter)

[XCOM2-Spoilers] Operation Night Fire (Easy-Ironman)

Operation Night Fire

Briefing: Supply Line Raid - ADVENT Convoy
Location: Wilderness of Eastern U.S.
Objective: Raid ther Advent Convoy; Neutralize all enemy targets; Secure supplies
Difficulty Moderate

The Troupe:
Cpl Neptune (Ranger), Cpl Arathorn (Ranger), Aspirant 5 (Spark), Cpl Pushkin (Grenadier), Sgt Schneider (Sharpshooter)

I have a number of injured soldiers but still some choices to make for this mission. Two Sharpshooters or two Rangers?

[XCOM2-Spoilers] Operation Regal Beast (Easy-Ironman)

Operation Regal Beast

Location: Abandoned Research Facility
Briefing: Investigation - Unknown Site
Objective: Investigate Vahlen's Signal; Central must survive

Cast of Nitwits:

Aragorn "Son of" Arathorn | Ranger
Spark-001 | Mech
Katya Kazanova | Sniper
Dmitri "Rocket Red" Pushkin | Grenadier
John "Central" Bradford | Pincushion


Some blah blah explanation and signal stuff I never listen to. Probably why I don't know the storyline.

[Book Review] The Moon Pool by A. Merritt ~Appendix N~

' Appendix N Readings

    The Moon Pool
    ~Abraham Merritt

I had trouble starting this book. The negative reviews kept turning me away. Usually they revolved around the book being dated because current knowledge ruined the plot and while it may have been good in an age of exploration, that time is over. I also struggled with the introduction and the first few pages.

[Movie Review] Lucy (2014)

Lucy (2014)

Lucy doesn't start off with a bang but does get moving with increasing rapidity. It has a mixed feel between Indie and high budget, flipping from 'creative' scenes to solid effects.

[Live Action] Handsome: A Netflix Mystery Movie (2017)

While it feels like a Seth Rogan movie without so much yelling, this murder mystery appears to aim for original indie style however...

[2017-04-19] Star Trek TOS 2x19 A Private Little War

Star Trek: The Original Series S02E19 "A Private Little War"

A planet (Class M?) off-limits to interference and yet here be Klingons and Federation among the bows and arrows. Apparently Kirk spent some time here among the people and made friends. There are two tribes and the Feds suspect Klingons are arming one of them. If so, Kirk may need to impose a 'balance of power.'

[Book Review] Killing Floor by Lee Child (1997) A Jack Reacher Novel

Killing Floor by Lee Child 
A Jack Reacher Novel ()

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We start off with some excitement and a disjointed mystery. A few chapters into the story and the reader feels engaged.

[2017-02-09] The Grumbler

Lately I've been grumbly about work. I habitually take on more than I can handle and feel stressed. It isn't stress about the work itself, but the people it affects. I'm by no means a people person however I care about people. People are important and people come before material things. I often stop in a decision to think about how this will affect people.

It is not about appreciation, acceptance or being liked. Mostly I like to be left alone; it's part of who I am to care about other people's needs.

[2016-11-17] MCU Part 2

Part one was at

As stated in the previous post's comments, Ant Man was okay and Civil War was just filler with nothing worthwhile.

I look forward to seeing Doctor Strange and hope it isn't as handholding as Inception. There is a slightly similar feel to the trailers for the Iron Fist TV show which should trigger Defenders.


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