How would you react if I told you that I don’t own a Facebook account and that I don’t use Twitter?
Right after I was done with Mark Lawrence’s Broken Empire series, I jumped back to Bloodfire Quest. Yet another Shannara-related book by Terry Brooks. Sometimes I wonder how it’s able to sustain my interest and like for so long. This series I mean. You thought it’d end with one sacrifice after another. But it doesn’t. And you are pulled pulled pulled deeper. Betrayal, deceit, hope and loss and tangled in one lump that makes you wonder if there is any way for the heroes to ever come out unscathed and unscarred.
Impossible. So I’m done with that. I should hunt down the next in the series but thought I’d give myself a break with some parodical steampunk nonsense. So far it seems interesting but there’s always too much chatter and filler and it lacks the same kind of allure and entrapment as the other books I’ve read. I can put this book down and wait a couple of hours or even days before decided to get back on it.
Have I mentioned what a picky reader I am?
I don’t give up.
Well, not all the time. Only when I’ve tried everything I have, done everything I can.
But this time, I have to say, that I’ve given up. I thought taking a few weeks, months even, away from Alice and this stupid blasted Colossal Ruin would give me fresh insight on how to kill it and get past the stage. But I went back. I died a couple more times. Ranted and raved and hurled vulgarities and everything else.
It eludes me. This… winning. I don’t know how to kill it. It refuses to be killed and I HATE that stupid insidious ruin that just appears and hits me JUST when I’ve got a nice shot at the big baddie.
Maybe I need to take another break.
In other slightly less aggravating news, I’ve turned Level 8 on DoTA 2 and pretty much having an awesome time. No longer limited to just the Sniper and Drow Ranger. I have expanded my range to using Medusa, Luna, Viper, Death Prophet, Jakiro and even Zeus. And I even managed kills. And I farm better.
But then again I am still playing against bots and have yet to play against humans. They might pwn me and humble me down to size.
I’ve also met my fair share of trolling morons, idiots and douchebags. But what else is new?
Two different series I’ve read and both leaving behind the kind of feeling that makes you think and wonder. Perhaps the first felt more like idle fantasy. Or maybe not idle. But it was a book that provoked thought and emotion and had me tearing and feeling the same way as I did when reading books by Terry Brooks.
Old naysayers were right when they said that too much of a good thing is bad. Though I wouldn’t say that DoTA 2 is necessarily good. It’s been eating way too much of my time making me neglect quite a number of things that need to be done. Though I still guess I’m enthralled by how some players seem to be adept and versatile at playing every character.