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A blog about life in general, in as many languages as I can manage. Ενα ιστολόγιο περι ζωής, πολυγλωσσο - σε όσες γλωσσες εχω μεράκι να γράψω.

Review: The City on the Edge of Forever #5

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The City on the Edge of Forever #5 The City on the Edge of Forever #5 by Harlan Ellison
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

More of a review for the entire series than just this one issue. Interesting story. I don't recall if in the episode the substance abuse was so prevalent (or even a factor at all). It's interesting to see the difference between the TV show (guardian of forever/gateway) vs the comic as far as the time travel mechanic goes. The art wasn't really my style, but it was fine :-)

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Review: Star Trek: Gold Key Archives, Volume 5

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Star Trek: Gold Key Archives, Volume 5 Star Trek: Gold Key Archives, Volume 5 by Arnold Drake
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Not bad, if you consider that it's a product of its time. The "Death of a Star" story reminded me a bit of elements of Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda with the whole avator of the sun this :)

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Review: Star Trek: Gold Key Archives, Volume 4

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Star Trek: Gold Key Archives, Volume 4 Star Trek: Gold Key Archives, Volume 4 by Arnold Drake
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Mummies, forgotten asteroids, and brain dumps into cylon-like bodies. Yup. It's more 60s Star Trek comics!

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Review: Assassin's Creed: The Secret Crusade

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Assassin's Creed: The Secret Crusade Assassin's Creed: The Secret Crusade by Oliver Bowden
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I actually enjoyed this one more than the previous two in the series. This book follows the story of Altair through the events of the first Assassin's Creed, as well as the follow-up game Assassin's Creed Bloodlines (for the PSP). The thing I appreciated about this novel is that it fills in Altair's story between the end of the Bloodlines game, and what transpires at the end of his life (which I think we see glimpses of in the third Ezio game). It's a nice wrap up of Altair's story.
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Χιούμορ με το χαρτί υγείας

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Επειδή όλοι έτρεξαν να πάρουν χαρτί υγείας λές και θα πάνε από κόψιμο με τον κορονοιο. Μην ανησυχείτε, ο Αρκάς σας έχει καλημένους 😜


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Ο Κορονοϊός και ο πανικός...

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Την περασμένη πέμπτη και παρασκευή το πανεπιστήμιο ήταν κλειστό για να κάνουμε ένα σχέδιο για το υπόλοιπο του εξαμήνου. Αφού δεν χρειαζόταν να δουλέψω αυτές τις δύο μέρες, και αφού τελείωσα κάποια “SOS” πράγματα που αφορούσαν φοιτητές, είπα να πάω στο σούπερ μάρκετ για κάποια βασικά. Όχι και τίποτα τρελό, αλλά απλός να καφέ (που είχα ξεμείνει), ζάχαρη, και κανένα λαχανικό.

Στο Trader Joe’s, είχε μια σχετικά μεγάλη ουρά για τα ταμεία, αλλά έχω ξαναδεί τέτοιες ουρές όταν ενδέχεται να έχουμε κάποια χιονοθύελλα. Αυτό που μου έκανε εντύπωση είναι πως τα ράφια ήταν άδεια για κάποια πράγματα, πραγμα που δεν έχω δεί στο Trader Joe’s στο παρελθόν.

Πανικός στο Trader Joe's

Μετά από καμια ώρα εκεί, είπα να πάω και στο Market Basket για λαχανικά και κάποια άλλα ψώνια που είναι λίγο φθηνότερα εν συγκρίση με το Trader Joe’s. Εκεί να δεις μπάχαλο! Πρώτα απ όλα είχες άτομα με δύο καρότσια τα οποία να είναι ΤΙΓΚΑ. Η ουρά για τα ταμεία άρχίζε από το πίσω μέρος του καταστήματος, ήταν σαν το Φιδάκι στα κινητά Νοκία, και ακολουθώντας τον τοίχο κατέλειγε στα ταμεία. Τα ράφια άδεια σε αρκετές προμήθειες, για παράδειγμα όλα τα μακαρόνια τα είχαν πάρει, και μόνο τα πιο “εξωτικά” ζυμαρικά είχαν μείνει.

Ο κόσμος πραγματικά τρελάθηκε. Εγώ παντως πήρα 12 πράγματα και πήγα στα ταμεία εξπρες και βγήκε σχεδόν γρήγορά.

Πανικός και στο Market Basket

Από πιο ενδιαφέρον νέα, την εικόνα την παρακάτω την βρήκα στο Τουίτερ. Είναι στα γκρέκικα (ελληνική διάλεκτος της ιταλιας). Αρκετά ενδιαφέρον! Θα με ενδιέφερε να μάθω παραπάνω.


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Review: Star Trek Gold Key 100-page Spectacular

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Star Trek Gold Key 100-page Spectacular Star Trek Gold Key 100-page Spectacular by Dick Wood
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Select stories from volumes 1 through 3. I wish the spectacular had stories that weren't already in other volumes.

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Review: Star Trek: Gold Key Archives Volume 3

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Star Trek: Gold Key Archives Volume 3 Star Trek: Gold Key Archives Volume 3 by Len Wein
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Definitely another product of its time. I did enjoy the camp-factor a bit, but it was definitely a skim-read to get a sense of the story instead of a deeper read, taking in more details like the drawings and inking. There is something interesting in reading this now, as a retro-futurist type of comic. Kirk gets cloned by Klingons so that they can frame the Federation for something, magnetic tape gets invented that can hold worlds and human/animal patters in storage indefinitely and are lots of space funnels (like space whirlpools that suck your ship in)...and a psychedelic space museum of sorts.

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Review: Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood

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Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood by Oliver Bowden
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

It's been such a long time since I played brotherhood that most of the story was "new" to me - which was actually pretty fun. I still got flashbacks to some of the game mechanics in the game itself while listening to this novel. I still think it's a missed opportunity to explore more of the modern day assassins (what happens when you're out of the animus) - something that's not explored in this novel. One pet peeve about the audiobook version: the Italian sucks. I wish that the reader had some experience pronouncing Italian words.

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Review: Assassin's Creed: Renaissance

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Assassin's Creed: Renaissance Assassin's Creed: Renaissance by Oliver Bowden
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Not a bad adaptation of Assassin's Creed 2. It's been over 10 years since I played the game, so this was a fair memory jogging device of things that occurred in Ezio's timeline in that second game. The writing wasn't bad, the main characters we good, and (if you're like me) you were reminded of some of the happenings of minor characters. My main issue with the book was that it doesn't address any of the modern-day elements of the game, which is disappointing. I think it was a missed opportunity to expand a bit on the lore and the happenings of modern-day assassin/templar dynamics. This would have made the last chapter or so a little more friendly to people who have not played the game when Minerva says things like "I am speaking to you, and through you" to Ezio.

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