Friday, April 26, 2013

"Imagination is the foundation of reality."

YouTube Friday.  Huzzah! As I've mentioned a few times on this blog, I love me a good soundtrack.  If then can whip up a good one, I can listen to for hours.  Some of my favorite composers are ones you will most likely recognize, like Hans Zimmer, John Williams, Howard Shore and James Horner to name a few.  But some might not recognize composers that dont work directly on big budget movies.  One of my favorite off screen composers is Jeremy Soule. Hes orchestarted some of my favorite video games.  Like Guild Wars 1 and 2.  Skyrim.  Neverwinter Nights.  This song is from the Guild Wars 2, and I find it quite beautiful.  Sit back in listen.

Friday, April 19, 2013

"Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.” - Samuel Johnson

After the some what of a tearjerker of a video I posted last week, today I'm posting something funny for YouTube Friday.  I swear I couldn't breathe for 15 minutes after I watched this one.  Enjoy!

Friday, April 12, 2013

"Nothing ever goes as you expect. Expect nothing, and you will not be surprised."

Its been awhile since I've done a YouTube Friday clip.  And as such, I have gathered a few more videos to share with you over the next couple of weeks. 

This weeks video is going to tug at your Heart Strings, but that's why I liked it so much.  So, please watch.  And try not to cry.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

"There are no endings, and never will be endings, to the turning of the Wheel of Time." Wheel of time; A Memory of Light.

23 years. 11,575 pages.

I cant believe its finally over. What a ride.

I finally got around to reading the last book in The Wheel of Time series, "A Memory of Light". I can't believe how much I loved this series.  That's the only way I can explain how I read a 900 page book in 18 days.  I've never been a fast reader, but when a book grabs a hold of me, it doesn't let go.

Understandably, not every one likes the series.  Most complaints I hear is the size of the series.  Granted, its huge.  But that's one of the reasons I love it.  I don't like when series that I love end.  People also have said that they don't like his writing style or they cant connect with it.  And that's a fair criticism.  It actually took me a few attempts, spanning over a couple of years, to read the first book.  But its not a perfect series.  At times, it feels like the story got away from the author, Robert Jordan.  But I just love the scope of it.  The history of the world just seems epic to me. 

I can see myself rereading the Wheel of Time series.  Ive been tempted to see how fast I could read the whole series from start to finish.  Its most likely going to take the better part of a year.  I'm OK with this.

But until then, what do I read?  Luckily the series has made me a fan of a new author, Brandon Sanderson.  For when Robert Jordan died 5 years back, they got Sanderson to take over and finish the series.  I've read close to a half a dozen of Sanderson's books so far, and I got to say I'm pretty impressed with his work.  Especially with the book "The Way of Kings".  And apparently its going to be another huge series of 10 books.  Which just goes to show that there is no endings to the Wheel of Time.