ReadingPlayingWatching
Current
  • Johnny Cash and Philosophy
  • Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Naoki Urasawa's Monster
Future
  • Vonnegut
  • Dark Souls 2
  • ?
Past (Recent)
  • Slaughterhouse Five
    Excellent, but I feel a lot of the original novelty is lost on a modern reader.
  • The Dilbert Principle
    Scott Adams is better at short form than long.
  • Universal Harvester
    Dark and intriguing, but the threads never really tie back together.
  • A Man Without a Country
  • Stories of Your Life and Others
  • Steve Jobs
    This should be required reading for any employees of major tech companies.
  • Blue Like Jazz
    When someone my age asks me to recommend a book about God, this is what I will give them.
  • The Match
    Gets a little lost in the details, but a great history lesson on the pro/amatuer divide unknown by many modern golfers.
  • The Martian
    Written by a nerd for nerds. Now I want to see the movie.
  • Bleach
    Well it's finally over. Been reading since highschool, and I can't help but wonder if it was cancelled - based on how rushed the ending was.
  • Odd Thomas
    A little fluffy, but a real page turner.
  • A New Kind of Christian
    I'm a fan of McClaren's prose as well as his practical theology. He argues for a Christianity and the church evolve to embrace and minster to an increasingly postmodern world.
  • Dune
    In spite of how long ago the story was written, I knew little about it. Herbert's universe fascinated me more than any other in recent memory. Unfortunately it shows its age with some sexism and homophobia.
  • Naoki Urasawa's Monster
    Thrilling. My favorite manga to date.
  • The Ocean at the End of the Lane
    Familiar with his comics, I wanted to read a Gaiman novel. I was not disappointed.
  • The Dark Tower Series
    Read over the span of 4 years. Compelling throughout, but the shines most in the end.
  • Treasure Island
    Recieved a nifty leather version as a gift. Great to revisit a story from childhood.
  • The Life of Pi
    Read after I saw the film. Beautiful.
  • Hyper Light Drifter
    A thick, mesmerizing trance.
  • The Walking Dead
    A little weak at first, but has a fulfilling conclusion.
  • Final Fantasy Tactics (WotL) (iPhone)
    Whew. Fun, but not suited for iPhone.
  • Xenogears
    I gave up about a third of the way through. Interesting characters and story, but awful combat.
  • Final Fantasy 5 (iPhone)
    Delightful remake. This was the only classic (2d) Final Fantasy I had yet to play, and it's wonderful job system is deserving of the praise it receives.
  • Gauntlet Legends
    Tons of fun to play back through this with a friend. Gameplay definitely felt archaic at times though (dang those switches).
  • Hearthstone
    Great game that provided me tons of entertainment, but with school I didn't have the time to play enough to enjoy it.
  • Final Fantasy Brave Exvius
    Well made and I was briefly sucked in pretty deep, but I'm making an effort to not let things this shallow absorb so much of my time. So I deleted it.
  • Monument Valley
    Zen.
  • Human Resource Machine
    This game had me programming a Fibonacci sequence in assembly - for fun. Full of character, but not sure if a non-programmer would have as much fun as I did.
  • Chrono Trigger
    Completely deserving of the praise it so often receives.
  • Donkey Kong 64
    Ugh. As fun as I remember in parts, but plagued by some glaring design issues. See my blog rant.
  • Machinarium
    Delightful.
  • Divinity Original Sin
    Co-op done right. True to its tabletop roots without letting them bog gameplay down. Story wasn't particularly memorable, but the gameplay made up for it.
  • Terraria
    Played as couch co-op on PS4. Really a blast, but the experience would have been better on PC.
  • Birdman
    Ahhhhh. So meta. So self-aware. So good.
  • Death Note
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion
    What a wild ride at the end. I could spend weeks attempting to analyze this.
  • Stranger Things
    I can't think of any other piece of media I would so universally recommend.
  • Primer
    Intruiging, low-budget flick about time travel. The character reactions are wonderfully realistic.