Friday, March 15, 2019

Sunday Post #289



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So a month ago or so I was thinking about how St. Patty's Day was coming up soon, and now... it's here. This week. Where did the month go? In other news I've been lamenting the lack of a Movies That Suck post and I've been reviewing candidates for possible watching. This one came to mind...   

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Also I've been revising my On the Run flash fiction. And I wrote something new! It's a road trip story featuring Hawkeye and Thor. That'll be on Monday. Also next week (the 25th) I'll be debuting a new feature called Tales From Northern Michigan, where I share stuff from - you guessed it- beautiful northern Michigan. First up will be snowy owls and an awesome eagle rescue. 

I saw Capt. Marvel this week and loved it. If you follow me on Twitter you've probably seen me extolling its virtues. I also wrote a post about how Carol Danvers never gives up, and why I felt the movie is so inspirational- that will be up soon. And... I rediscovered my favorite game Stargate and posted some video below. Including an arcade in the Detroit area.         

This past week I reviewed Lady S and I posted Cover Love - Sea Monsters which was fun to put together. Next week I've got a review coming for either You Owe Me A Murder or the Sky So Heavy- whichever one I get to.       

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Lady S. Vol. 1: Here's to SuzieYou Owe Me a Murder

Song of the week 


PULP COVER OF THE WEEK: 


NEW ARRIVAL/ UPCOMING REVIEWS:

The Sky So HeavyTwo Can Keep a Secret

BOOKISH LINKS 

Did I mention l loved Captain Marvel? And one of my favorite songs is in it!


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Stargate is my favorite game. The words Yllabian Dogfight always meant you were in deep shit.  


Here's a Yllabian dogfight at the 2:20 mark. Notice how loud the controls are- this is a game where you can reverse constantly, and there are seven buttons to master- in an arcade setting we're talking serious hand/eye coordination!



Okay or maybe just watch this one- some guy playing in an arcade. The best way to play. I love the comments and the random screaming you hear in the background. And if you want to see a Yllabian dogfight in a noisy arcade setting just skip to 8:45.



And switching gears a bit- wouldn't the Empire have been better served if all their officers had been this efficient?



Stargate - Williams - 1981

75 comments:

  1. Haven't played Stargate, but dang it makes me anxious just looking at it! LOL. Doesn't mean I don't want to play though... :D

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    1. That tree house pic- I totally want to move in!

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  3. Hey there Gorgeous Greg, and hope all is well in your world. That pulp cover is over the top in a good way, and I love it! Everyone who has seen Captain Marvel has had nothing but good things to say, and I can't wait to see it. I adore my super heroes for sure. Looking forward to Tales From Northern Michigan, which sounds like it will be a great post. Headed over to check out Twitter to get your thoughts on Captain Marvel. Happy weekend and hugs...RO

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    1. Hey ravishing Ro- how are you? I keep checking to see if you have posted so I can leave a comment haha- no pressure though, I don't mean it that way. Just that I hope you're well. :)

      Captain Marvel is awesome. And thank you- I hope people like Tales from Northern Michigan. :)

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  4. I remember when we got our first game system which was Atari. We only had 2 games for it-Pac Man and Asteroids! I loved Pac Man and never got tired of playing it. When we went on holiday to the same hotel every year as a kid, I'd watch all the guests playing Space Invader!

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    1. This pizza place I know up north STILL has Pac-Man, but I always die quite quickly !!!

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  5. I'm so behind on the Marvel universe movies! I think I stopped at Thor 2 and because I disliked it so much I kinda sorta gave up on everything altogether? Considering how everyone and their parents are praising them I should really try and get back on the train. Or I could wait for everything to release and spend a few weeks binging them. Awesome images as always :)

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    1. Thor 2 was AWFUL. I'm with ya there, although Ragnarok wan't BAD?? Not perfect by any means, but the humor was on point at times. Definitely the best Thor movie! I would say they are getting better, at least for me- I can't really watch the older ones much anymore, I just get bored, but Capt. Marvel and the Ant-Man/ Wasp was hilarious I thought!

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  6. I'm really looking forward to Tales from Northern Michigan! I've never been there and I'm excited to see eagles๐Ÿ˜

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  7. I plan on watching Captain Marvel when it hits On Demand. I've never been to Michigan so that will be fun.

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  8. Captain Marvel was just amazing, I think because I went into it not knowing a lot about it, I ended up loving it more, the humour and action was just done brilliantly! And I've heard great things about Mcmanus' books, I need to get to them soon. Hope you have a great week Greg!

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    1. It was! I was verrrrry pleasantly surprised!

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  9. I want to see Marvel - soon hopefully.
    I love your pulp covers and all your art pieces.
    Lynn :D

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    1. Thanks Lynn! Would love to hear what you think of Marvel if you see it!

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  10. I cannot believe we are halfway through March already! It's insane. I'm waiting on Captain Marvel -- already on hold at my library, and cannot wait! Did you like Two Can Keep a Secret? I thought it was great!

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear? ๐Ÿ’ฌ

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    1. I haven't read Two yet. I keep putting it off, I don't even know why, I think I'm in the mood for adult thrillers more lately- I'm such a mood reader- but I loved her first book and will definitely be reading it soon!

      Oh and Capt. Marvel's awesome!

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  11. Glad you liked Captain Marvel! And happy St. Patrick day!!!

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  12. Tales From Northern Michigan sounds awesome, and I am looking forward to learning more about your home state.

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  13. I'm glad to hear you loved Captain Marvel. I can't wait to see it eventually.

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    1. Oh it's awesome. I mean, it's not the best movie ever, but I just liked the message of never give up.

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  14. Hopefully you are reading The Sky So Heavy! I mean maybe the other one is good too. Actually, I *am* a little curious about it so I hope you get to it at some point. Not like when I buy a book and then 239 years later remember I own it and read it.

    I LOVE the Abandoned pictures. Like how great would they be for backdrops of some dystopian wasteland? Also, it should come as no surprise but I haven't a clue what movie that GIF is from for Movies That Suck and now I am curious!

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    1. I AM reading Sky So Heavy! Great choice, huh? :) And I will read the other one- maybe next??

      The dystopian stiff is amazing. There is SO much out there- I mean Artstation? Pinterest. You can get lost!

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  15. Yay for more On the Run. ๐Ÿ‘✨

    Yes to the travelogue! I love seeing things where people live. ๐ŸŒณ

    That ambient is nice because it stays calm throughout the whole thing. ๐Ÿ˜Š

    I could never play arcade games of that type. Theyalways made me nervous. Ha ha. ๐Ÿ˜

    Have a wonderful new week! ✨

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    1. Thanks! I haven't decided whether to continue it, but I have been revising them- funny how many mistakes you catch after a while away.

      I like ambient's like that where they stay mellow throughout. And I hope you like my feature :)

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  16. Wow, the post-apocalyptic art pieces you chose are so beautiful this week. So detailed!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. Thanks Mogsy! I got kinda excited w/ this weeks batch...

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  17. Excited for the Northern Michigan feature. I wonder if I'll recognize anything after all these years. Looking forward to your new features, Greg.

    My Sunday Post

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  18. It's crazy how fast time is flying by right!?
    I'm glad you liked Captain Marvel. I've been hearing lots of good things about that one.
    Have a great week and happy reading!

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  19. Oooh Greg I love Lady S! Each week for 45 years now (my dad began this tradition) I buy a comics magazine and Lady S is one of the series featured in it! Maybe I'll go watch Captain now ;-) Happy Sunday! Sophie @bewareofthereader

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    1. What magazine was that? I was super thrilled to discover recently that there was a Tintin magazine that's apparently been around for YEARS- not sure if still is?- but a lot of the Eurocomics writers/ artists I've been reading lately started out there?

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  20. The Captain Marvel soundtrack was awesome! So glad you liked the movie, I don't understand why critics are giving it a hard time, I thought it was awesome.

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    1. It is! I love it when they knock it out of the park with the music, and they clearly did here!

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  21. So happy you enjoyed Captain Marvel as well! The movie makes me want to watch all other Marvel ones I skipped out on. Can't wait to read your post on it!

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  22. I want to see Captain Marvel and the trailer for the new avengers looks amazing. I am going to be sad when those are over.

    I hope you have the best week ever, Greg! Happy Reading!

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    1. I was too, but with the stuff they're showing I'm kinda thinking the new Marvel stuff might be fun? Gonna miss Cap tho if he goes away.

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  23. I am curious about Captain Marvel but I can wait till it comes on netflix to watch. I was never a huge female superhero person...lol. It also bugs me when they change things cause CM was first a guy.

    Can't wait to see your review of You Owe Me a Murder as it's one I was curious about. :)

    Have a great week!
    Stormi
    Week in Review

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    1. Yeah CM was a guy and I loved the character. Not sure why they're always changing names and ID's around, but it was an awesome movie!

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  24. Happy St. Patrick's Day, Greg :) Are you doing anything to celebrate today? Green drinks?
    I haven't watched Captain Marvel yet - not sure when I'll find the time to do it, either. Soon, I hope.
    Have a wonderful week ahead and happy reading.
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

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    1. Happy St. Patrick's Day!!! I am not doing ANYTHING special lolol- wish I was!!

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  25. I love the Treehouse images. I used to climb trees as a kid, but never had a treehouse. Sigh.

    Enjoy your week, and thanks for sharing. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. I saw that first treehouse one and I was like oooh!!!

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  26. Captain Marvel wasn't my favorite of the Marvel movies, but it was a good addition! I liked how it set it up for Endgame. And I loved the music! Brought me back to middle school.

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    1. The music was great! And it set up Endgame sooo good.

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  27. I can't wait for your new feature!!! I love Snowy Owls. We had one visit our town last summer...yep summer. It was weird.

    The Sky So Heavy looks great. And my husband is chomping at the bit to see Captain Marvel. Lol. Have a great week!

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  28. I am all ready for Endgame and wasn't all that impressed by the Capt Marvel. I hope you have great week ahead.

    Gayathri @ Elgee Writes

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  29. I'm a little behind on my Marvel stuff but I'd love to see this one. Always you have the best graphics! Have a wonderful week! Anne - Books of My Heart Here is my Sunday Post   

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  30. What movie is that gif from? I see Patrick Swayze but I am stumped. Glad to hear that you enjoyed the new Marvel movie. Love all of the art. Have a great week!

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  31. Not sure I 100% recognize the movie gif. Is that Point Break? I've never actually seen the whole movie (i know, I know). Stargate! Now that takes me back. I never played it a whole lot. I was more of a Ms. Pac Man/Qbert kind of girl. LOL

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  32. that would be an awesome new segment for your blog
    I have not seen any of the new super hero movies I am behind everything. Glad to hear you enjoyed it

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  33. I'm looking forward to the Captain Marvel movie. And I like those treehouse pictures. What is it about treehouses that is so appealing? I didn't have a treehouse, but I would have loved one... my cousins had one, and I was so excited once I learned how to climb into it. (And it was quite a climb.)

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  34. That satellite field is creepy. I love it. I also can’t believe it’s Saint Patrick’s Day. This year is going quickly, and I’m not accomplishing anything. Have a great week!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  35. This year is going so freaking fast! I'm with you - I was thinking it would be spring break and St. Patty's soon and now all of a sudden it's over! And now I have to go back to reality tomorrow and I'm really not ready yet.

    Hope you have a great week!

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  36. Happy St Patrick's Day! Your batch of pics is fabulous this week - love them all - especially The Ancient Yacht. Have a great week, Greg.

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  37. I'm excited to see Captain America--happy to hear you enjoyed it. Also, I'm embarrassed to ask...is that Point Break? Happy St. Patty's Day, and happy reading!

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  38. Ooooh your story sounds awesome! And I'm so glad you loved Captain Marvel. That movie was incredible! Enjoy your new books. The Sky So Heavy looks really interesting!

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  39. I've heard the film is good. I don't have any plans on seeing it. I haven't seen any of the other superhero films in the last decade. They just aren't my thing. My weekly update

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  40. I’m looking forward to seeing Captain Marvel.

    Happy St Patrick’s Day :)

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  41. I really need to watch Captain Marvel although I might watch that movie when it comes to DVD.

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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  42. I literally didn't even leave my house on St. Patty's Day lol. I don't know much about Hawkeye or Thor, but that sounds fun! And the Michigan posts sound like they're gonna be cool!

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  43. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed Captain Marvel. I'm hoping to get to the theater to see it next weekend. Have a great week!

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  44. I can't wait to hear more about Michigan. I bet it's gorgeous. I love the little doggy in Uninvited Guests. He's so cute. I'm only hearing good things about Captain Marvel so I'm glad you liked it as well.

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  45. I'm glad to hear that Captain Marvel was well worth the wait. I haven't seen it yet, but I'm hoping that once life slows down a bit, I can find a moment to see it.

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  46. We plan to take the dames to see Captain Marvel. I'm glad you said those things about it. I think it'd be a positive example for the girls to see. I like how you're starting a feature of your area. I'll be looking out for that.

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  47. Happy St. Patrick's Day. Oh that looks like Point Break gif. Look forward to your Michigan post. Been in Sterling Heights, MI now for 28 years.

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  48. Love Overgrown and Dreaming Shore. Looking forward to the MI posts, we don't get up north enough.

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  49. Overgrown, Back to the Past, and Tree House -- can't decide which I like the most! I love northern Michigan ... so much to see and do. Can't wait revisit it through your posts.

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