Sunday, January 1, 2017

2016 Overview

2016 

Fav Helene Friendly Show: Fuller House - She can't stop saying "How Rude!"

Fav Juliette Show: Mother Goose Club - Because watching sing validated this whole.  Kid loves the music.

Fav Thing Netflix Show: Luke Cage.  Sweet Christmas indeed

Fav Actor: Whole cast from Stranger Things - Yes, all of them...because they really made that show.

Fav TV Show (Cable): Westworld - Because it questions what it means to be human, on multiple levels.

Fav Non-Gaming Podcast: WTF with Marc Maron.  Marc Maron is the Charlie Rose of the podcast work.  His conversational style always drives to the heart of the matter.  

Fav Film:  Arrival - smart writing with strong performances.  Amy Adams is stellar, pun intended.

Fav Book: 2010: Odyssey Two by Arthur C. Clarke.  Spent the summer with the whole series.  Enjoyed the sense of wonder ties to the hard science, and peril, of space travel.  One reason why I love sci-fi is because I strongly believe that we are meant to explorer, to head out, and see what's out there.  This book nurtured that belief.  

Fav WTF Literary Moment: When Bob Dylan won the Noble Prize in Literature.  Really, people?  

Fav. On-Going Comic Series: Walking Dead.  Catching up on the trades and like where the story is headed.  Beware of the Whisperers.

Fav Song: Recover by Chvrches - Because 2016 was all about unwanted, but much needed, truths, and Chvrches helped me understand.

Fav Piece of Tech: Peeble. Yes, that is an ugly smartwatch on my wrist.  Deal with it.

Fav. Artist whose station holds the lion's share on my attention on Pandora: Oh Brother, Where Art Thou ... for helping me head down to the river and pray

Fav Video Game Score: Virginia.  Especially that one scene that is completely influenced by Julee Cruise, such a good thing.  

Fav PS4 Game: The Witcher 3.  I came to this game a little late, but so glad I played it.  Finished main campaign and the first DLC, Hearts of Stone, and am now playing through second and last DLC. This game is a world in itself, and I so glad I got to visit for a bit.   

Fav PSVita Game: Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth. Pure digital comfort food.  Satisfied this weird Virtual Pet meets Persona itch that I didn't know I had and felt really good scratching.

Fav Video Game Choice That Made Me Really Think:  The final choice of Life is Strange.  In the struggle between bae and bay, bae won out.

Fav. Video Game World:  Mad Max. Spent hours trying to tame the WasteLand...until I realized that the WasteLand untamed me. 

Fav App: Quiz Up... Because I like beating people at trivia.  Yeah, I'm petty that way.

Favorite Moment when my mind was blown wide open: Third Act of Westworld.  We all wear two hats, whether we like to admit it or not.

Fav Gaming Podcast: PS I Love You (Kinda Funny's PlayStation podcast)  Miller and Moriarty keep providing engaging and precise commentary on all things PlayStation.  These two really keep focus of the term of Enthusiast Press journalistically grounded. Long Live, Vita Island!

Fav New Food:  Scottish Egg.  A boiled egg wrapped in sausage meat then breaded and deep fried.  It found a soft spot in my heart, then clogged it.