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 Post subject: Re: 2018 50/50 Challenge - 50 Books & 50 Movies in One Year
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How does video games work? Do you play them to the end?

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That's the general idea of a video game, yes. Newer ones like Minecraft and Super Mario Maker though are expanding that definition as are the ones in the new "games as a service" genre.

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 Post subject: Re: 2018 50/50 Challenge - 50 Books & 50 Movies in One Year
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How does video games work? Do you play them to the end?


Pretty much. If it has a single player story I will count it once complete. It it is a "game as service" I will count it once I feel like I have done everything I want to do. Those games are endless.


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 Post subject: Re: 2018 50/50 Challenge - 50 Books & 50 Movies in One Year
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Books 3/50:
01. The Cold Dish (Walt Longmire, #1)
02. Pastime (Spenser, #18)
03. Fletch's Fortune (Fletch, #3)
04. Pacific Vortex! (Dirk Pitt, #1
05. True Grit

Movies: 1/50:
01. Safari (1956)
02. Ice Station Zebra (1968)
03. Knights of the Round Table (1953)

Video Game 1/50:
01. Uncharted: Drake's Fortune Remastered (PS4)
02. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Remastered (PS4)


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 Post subject: Re: 2018 50/50 Challenge - 50 Books & 50 Movies in One Year
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Books (1/50)
1. Infinite Jest--David Foster Wallace
2. The Anti-Capitalistic Mindset--Ludwig von Mises

Movies (4/50)
1. Braveheart
2. Baby Driver
3. Ocean's Eleven
4. Inside Llewyn Davis
5. Tinker Tailor Solider Spy

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 Post subject: Re: 2018 50/50 Challenge - 50 Books & 50 Movies in One Year
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Books: 5/50:
1. Ernest Hemingway on Writing
2. The Secret History of Twin Peaks by Mark Frost
3. Raven Girl by Audrey Niffenegger
4. Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
5. Pattern Recognition by Wiiliam Gibson

Movies: 8/50:
1.The Last Jedi
2. The Force Awakens
3. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
4. What If
5. Logan
6. The Shape of Water
7. Call Me By Your Name
8. Phantom Thread


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 Post subject: Re: 2018 50/50 Challenge - 50 Books & 50 Movies in One Year
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Books: 6/50:
1. Ernest Hemingway on Writing
2. The Secret History of Twin Peaks by Mark Frost
3. Raven Girl by Audrey Niffenegger
4. Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
5. Pattern Recognition by Wiiliam Gibson
6. Ancient History - David Ives

Movies: 9/50:
1.The Last Jedi
2. The Force Awakens
3. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
4. What If
5. Logan
6. The Shape of Water
7. Call Me By Your Name
8. Phantom Thread
9. A Bad Moms Christmas


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 Post subject: Re: 2018 50/50 Challenge - 50 Books & 50 Movies in One Year
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08/50 Books
    Son of Retro Pulp Tales by Joe R. Lansdale
    Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein
    The World of Lore: Monstrous Creatures by Aaron Mahnke
    A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel by Hope Larson
    Cassandra French's Finishing School for Boys: A Novel by Eric Garcia
    We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy by Ta-Nehisi Coates
    William Shakespeare's Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope by Ian Doescher
    A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

05/50 Movies
    Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)
    The Dark Tower (2017)
    Kong: Skull Island (2017)
    Justice League (2017)
    Geostorm

I really liked listening to the New Hope performance. I know from experience that I couldn't get through it by reading so I'm glad I found that.

Geostorm was so bad. We were watching it and the whole time all of us were ragging on it. As soon as I saw the bad guy (just in case, I'm not naming him) I said, there's the bad guy. Guess what? He was the bad guy. Weird huh.

I really disliked the beginning because it was basically showing how government works. I liked how Butler kept talking and talking shit about the politicians, too bad people suck up to them so much in reality.

When they showed all of the shuttles lined up I was like - what world is this where NASA gets actual funding? And they destroyed that big ol' station and yet 3 months later had the funds ready to go?

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 Post subject: Re: 2018 50/50 Challenge - 50 Books & 50 Movies in One Year
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Books 6/50:
01. The Cold Dish (Walt Longmire, #1)
02. Pastime (Spenser, #18)
03. Fletch's Fortune (Fletch, #3)
04. Pacific Vortex! (Dirk Pitt, #1
05. True Grit
06. Stardust

Movies: 1/50:
01. Safari (1956)
02. Ice Station Zebra (1968)
03. Knights of the Round Table (1953)

Video Game 1/50:
01. Uncharted: Drake's Fortune Remastered (PS4)
02. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Remastered (PS4)


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 Post subject: Re: 2018 50/50 Challenge - 50 Books & 50 Movies in One Year
PostPosted: Fri February 16, 2018 8:25 pm 
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Books: 6/50:
1. Ernest Hemingway on Writing
2. The Secret History of Twin Peaks by Mark Frost
3. Raven Girl by Audrey Niffenegger
4. Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
5. Pattern Recognition by Wiiliam Gibson
6. Ancient History - David Ives

Movies: 10/50:
1.The Last Jedi
2. The Force Awakens
3. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
4. What If
5. Logan
6. The Shape of Water
7. Call Me By Your Name
8. Phantom Thread
9. A Bad Moms Christmas
10. A Ghost Story


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 Post subject: Re: 2018 50/50 Challenge - 50 Books & 50 Movies in One Year
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7/50 - Video Games
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
Golf Story
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
Pyre
What Remains of Edit Finch
Celeste
Horizon: Zero Dawn, Frozen Wilds

4/50 - Movies
Logan
The Post
The Big Sick
Justice League


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 Post subject: Re: 2018 50/50 Challenge - 50 Books & 50 Movies in One Year
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Movies
1. Bright (2017)
2. An Inconvenient Sequel (2017)
3. Alien: Covenant (2017)
4. Paddington 2 (2018)
5. Inside Man (2006)
6. Baby’s Day Out (1994)
7. Dave Made a Maze (2017)
8. Hidden Figures (2016)
9. Brad’s Status (2017)
10. The Cloverfield Paradox (2018)
11. Ingrid Goes West (2017)
12. North by Northwest (1959)
13. Primer (2004)
14. Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)
15. Boy (2010)
16. Professor Marston and the Wonder Women (2017)

So far, my favorite line from any movie is in North by Northwest. "Is there something wrong with your eyes?" "Yes, they're sensitive to too many questions."

I added a key to my books, should anyone be concerned that I'm not reading my books the right way. Still, as far as I'm concerned a book is a book.

Books
Key: AB=Audiobook, TP=Trade Paperback, GN=Graphic Novel
1. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
2. What Unites Us by Dan Rather (AB)
3. Aphra (TP)
4. Endurance by Scott Kelly (AB)
5. The Silent Corner by Dean Koontz
6. The Chronology of Water by Lidia Yuknavich (AB)
7. Hacks by Donna Brazile (AB)
8. Woman Rebel by Peter Bagge (GN)
9. Strange Weather by Joe Hill (AB)
10. Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff (AB)
11. Things My Girlfriend and I Have Argued About by Mil Millington (bailed at 230/394p)
12: Star Wars: Last Flight of the Harbinger (TP)
13. One Shot by Lee Child (AB)

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 Post subject: Re: 2018 50/50 Challenge - 50 Books & 50 Movies in One Year
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Jesus Christ how do you have that much time?


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Jesus Christ how do you have that much time?


My job requires a lot of driving. Almost all of which I fill with audiobooks.

When I'm in the office, I can often watch movies while working.

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 Post subject: Re: 2018 50/50 Challenge - 50 Books & 50 Movies in One Year
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wease wrote:
Jesus Christ how do you have that much time?


My job requires a lot of driving. Almost all of which I fill with audiobooks.

When I'm in the office, I can often watch movies while working.

I want your job.


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B wrote:
wease wrote:
Jesus Christ how do you have that much time?


My job requires a lot of driving. Almost all of which I fill with audiobooks.

When I'm in the office, I can often watch movies while working.

I want your job.

You don't want my paycheck.

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 Post subject: Re: 2018 50/50 Challenge - 50 Books & 50 Movies in One Year
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Books: 6/50:
1. Ernest Hemingway on Writing
2. The Secret History of Twin Peaks by Mark Frost
3. Raven Girl by Audrey Niffenegger
4. Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
5. Pattern Recognition by Wiiliam Gibson
6. Ancient History - David Ives

Movies: 12/50:
1.The Last Jedi
2. The Force Awakens
3. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
4. What If
5. Logan
6. The Shape of Water
7. Call Me By Your Name
8. Phantom Thread
9. A Bad Moms Christmas
10. A Ghost Story
11. The Phantom Menace
12. A Futile and Stupid Gesture


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08/50 Books
    Son of Retro Pulp Tales by Joe R. Lansdale
    Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein
    The World of Lore: Monstrous Creatures by Aaron Mahnke
    A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel by Hope Larson
    Cassandra French's Finishing School for Boys: A Novel by Eric Garcia
    We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy by Ta-Nehisi Coates
    William Shakespeare's Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope by Ian Doescher
    A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

05/50 Movies
    Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)
    The Dark Tower (2017)
    Kong: Skull Island (2017)
    Justice League (2017)
    Geostorm (2017)
    The Book of Henry (2017)
    Black Panther (2018)
    Being Canadian (2015)

I can certainly see why TBOH lost Colin Star Wars. That movie good at times but holy cow was it insipid at times. It was a trainwreck from start to finish.

Black Panther was good, but the video game fight at the end was pretty boring. And the costume on the guy from Get Out was cool except for the foam tubing he had on his shoulder. It just didn't look like it fit the rest of the movie at all.

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 Post subject: Re: 2018 50/50 Challenge - 50 Books & 50 Movies in One Year
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Books: 6/50:
1. Ernest Hemingway on Writing
2. The Secret History of Twin Peaks by Mark Frost
3. Raven Girl by Audrey Niffenegger
4. Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
5. Pattern Recognition by Wiiliam Gibson
6. Ancient History - David Ives

Movies: 13/50:
1.The Last Jedi
2. The Force Awakens
3. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
4. What If
5. Logan
6. The Shape of Water
7. Call Me By Your Name
8. Phantom Thread
9. A Bad Moms Christmas
10. A Ghost Story
11. The Phantom Menace
12. A Futile and Stupid Gesture
13. Attack of the Clones


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13. Attack of the Clones


Are you saying that you only watched Attack of the Clones this year? I thought we weren't counting rereads or rewatches.

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