As Season 8 of Supernatural ended, Metatron (Curtis Armstrong) had committed the ultimate betrayal and expelled all of the angels from Heaven. They all fell to Earth like meteorites, on fire and losing their wings. Castiel (Misha Collins) lost his wings as well, and Metatron stole his angelic grace from him, turning him into a […]Read more "Supernatural: Season 9 — a review"
This novel is the third media tie-in novel to Bioware’s fourth Mass Effect video game, Mass Effect Andromeda. The game itself received mixed reviews. I liked it a lot. Not as much as Mass Effect 2, certainly, but easily on a par with Mass Effect 3. Of the three ME Andromeda novels, this was […]Read more "Mass Effect Andromeda: Annihilation, by Catherynne M. Valente — a book review"
If you’re already a fan of Insomniac Games’ masterful Spider-Man video game for PlayStation 4, I don’t have to sell you the three-part downloadable addon known collectively as “The City that Never Sleeps.” Everything that you liked about the campaign in the main game—it’s in there. The inverse is also probably true. If there […]Read more "Spider-Man: “The City that Never Sleeps” DLC — a video game review"
It’s time for our thrice-yearly report here at FirewaterCo. Several years ago, I adopted as my personal philosophy the bit of stolen wisdom that—as the above epigram states—happiness is looking forward to something. (I also stole “Every day is a good day,” a powerful zen koan, from my brother-in-law, who sold mobile homes before he […]Read more "Looking Forward (June 2019 Update) — If It Makes You Happy . . ."
I earned my fourth platinum trophy on the PS4, finishing up Insomniac Games’ Spider-Man video game. I didn’t get the platinum by accident. I had to grind away at the game for a very long time. In the end, in order to earn enough Challenge tokens to buy all of the Spider-Man suits, I had […]Read more "Spider-Man — a video game review (Platinum Trophy #4)"
I’m not finished playing this game. I just want to put that out there up front. I’ve finished playing the campaign, which was fun and semi-fulfilling. I say “semi” because the beginning of the campaign was a little glitchy when I started playing (it’s feasible that there has been a fix since then) so that […]Read more "Assassin’s Creed: Origins — a video game review"
Stolen wisdom is better than no wisdom: “Happiness is Looking Forward to Something.” Entertainment in all of its forms is my chief hobby. Since I began planning my entertainment options a couple of years ago, I feel like I’ve begun to maximize my happiness. It’s the primary source of the articles I write as well. […]Read more "Looking Forward (October 2018 Update): The Secret to Happiness"