Anyone who really knows and understands me realizes that I don’t talk about politics that much. The biggest reason is that I simply don’t care. American politics have been in shambles for a while now mostly because of the way it’s become a theater of spectacle rather than something that has changed lives for the better. The convoluted rhetoric and levels of machinations are so deep that you eventually grow weary of all the lies within lies. It beats you down to the point where you feel like a dust particle just floating around while these powerful winds blow you in conflicting directions.
Marissa Mayer arguably did her job when she finally found a willing buyer for Yahoo in Verizon. Already, Yahoo had been tossing assets overboard in trying to make themselves attractive. Even the few strategic buys like tumblr proved fruitless over time in an effort to stay independently afloat. Thus, the real exit strategy in a market like this one is the buyout. But considering that the end price tag was $4.83 billion, one must ask if this was worth it?
Season 7 is coming on August 5th and with it starting from ground zero again. As with every season, it’s important choosing a solid starting character, especially for those planning to hit the season solo. Which character class will be the best for leveling in season 7?
I ended up getting sick again over this weekend and didn’t finish up a few pre-pre-patch items on my agenda yesterday. I was sad knowing that the game was going to nerf a bunch of gold making outlets from Garrison missions. But I had been reading notes and general forum complaints periodically just to keep up to date with anything major. Decided to login just to see if there was anything worth checking out. Pretty much the moment I got in, I lost all desire to play.
Since being a player of World of Warcraft from Wrath of the Lich King, I became accustomed to the idea of how Blizzard will revamp classes each expansion. It’s natural in any RPG where as characters increase in power, so do the way they behave. In an expansion, that would mean adding abilities to show that growth. However, the way Blizzard has handled class changes is absolutely befuddling and extremely frustrating to the point where you really have to wonder where people’s heads are in making these decisions.
Although I haven’t seen the new X-Men movie yet, I don’t have an incredible desire at this point. From most reviews, it’s pretty much a meh movie. I wasn’t impressed with most of the cast choices when they were on the previous year’s Comic Con panel (Jubilee and Cyclops by far were the worst). But for the most part as long as Bryan Singer is in charge, I feel that this movie will continue to strike out as nothing more than a popcorn flick and a failure as a franchise in the hearts of X-Men fans.
Last night I decided to re-watch Prometheus. I enjoy having a decent movie in the background while doing something once in a while. Prometheus is a great background movie because the movie is good and there’s some great scenes that I enjoy watching. So how does it stack up versus my initial few times watching?
I haven’t written on World of Warcraft for a while now. Although I occasionally play it from time-to-time and periodically check out new features for the upcoming Legion expansion, for the most part I’ve been uninterested and unmotivated in playing. I do keep up in watching some streams but despite some of the hype, I’m not all that excited for the expansion.
In season 6, Euron Greyjoy made a pretty quick, but critical impact upon arriving, slaying his brother Balon and later claiming the Iron Islands for himself. As his niece and nephew flee to join Daenerys’ forces, Euron instructs the rest of the Iron Born to construct him a fleet of a thousand ships. From that point, his story ends in the season, leaving him in a peculiar place. What will he do in season 7?
In Season 6 Episode 10, the Northern lords gather to proclaim Jon Snow the King of the North. After Lady Mormont shames the lords and declares her allegiance to Jon Snow, other lords quickly rise to join her. I believe Lord Manderly states that Jon Snow “avenged the Red Wedding.” While the scene is powerful with emotion, it also is a bit absurd too as others on the net have alluded to in memes and videos. I want to examine this statement and the scene a bit.