Holo-Plaza

Always interesting to come across something unique you like.

This sounds like chill jazz played at the back of a large space (like a mall or plaza) with lots of reverb and interference.  It has a laid back feel, but with sophistication, a few vocals and lots of style.

 

Bobiverse 3

All These Worlds
(Bobiverse #3)
by Dennis E. Taylor (2017)
Being a sentient spaceship really should be more fun. But after spreading out through space for almost a century, Bob and his clones just can’t stay out of trouble.

They’ve created enough colonies so humanity shouldn’t go extinct. But political squabbles have a bad habit of dying hard, and the Brazilian probes are still trying to take out the competition. And the Bobs have picked a fight with an older, more powerful species with a large appetite and a short temper.


Third and final in the trilogy. This is very similar to the second, with its multiple first person narratives.

It doesn’t have the impact as the first and the final battle doesn’t have the intensity it could due to the author sticking to sub-light speed travel.

Still a good read and a satisfying conclusion to the series.

 

Rampage

 

Rampage is a 2018 American science fiction monster film directed by Brad Peyton, loosely based on the video game series of the same name by Midway Games.

The film stars Dwayne Johnson, Naomie Harris, Malin Åkerman, Jake Lacy, Joe Manganiello, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. It follows a primatologist named Davis Okoye (Johnson) and George, an albino gorilla who turns into a raging creature of enormous size following a rogue experiment.


This film embraces its B-movie origins. It’s a very derivative plot, simple characters but a rather weak villian. However knowing all that, it pulls it off with competence. Technically there is little to fault. The CGI effects are well done, the monsters have the feeling of weight and inertia lots of other movies lack.

There is a surprising  about of humour, however most of it comes from the gorilla.

 

Cialyn

Chillhop


The Chillhop Collection
Collection of chill-out/ down-tempo albums, all free……..

We Are Many

For We Are Many (Bobiverse #2)
by Dennis E. Taylor (2017)

Bob and his copies have been spreading out from Earth for forty years now, looking for habitable planets.

A system-wide war has killed off 99.9% of the human race. Nuclear winter is slowly making the Earth uninhabitable and a radical group wants to finish the job on the remnants of humanity.

Then Bobs discovere a spacefaring species that considers all other life as food.


The difficult second book of the trilogy. Now there are Bob’s throughout the galaxy. They are explorers, guardians and warriors. The pace continues, sometimes to the detriment of clarity as the chapters get shorter and less time is spent with each Bob. It’s still an interesting read and side-steps a lot of cliches in science  fiction.

Time to go to the final novel…………

 

Arrested Dev 1.10

Arrested Development 1.10 – Pier Pressure

 

Michael thinks George Michael has started using marijuana, but Buster asked George Michael for it to treat Lucille Austero’s Vertigo. Maeby spends time with grandmother Lucille, but Lindsay resents their bond.


Michael: You knew the whole time, didn’t you?
George Michael: Well, sort of. One of the Hot Cops is my choir teacher.

Michael: Tell you what. I’m going to give you the cash, but in return, I get to ask you for a favor sometime.
Gob: My gut is telling me no. But my gut is also very hungry.