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  1. Monkeyboy

    A Quiet Place

    Don't worry, it's not really scary.
  2. It's occurred to me that I have read virtually no fantasy (apart from the Discworld books). When it comes to genre fiction, I've mostly read SF. I gave up on Lord of the Rings about halfway through the first book, and I'll be honest, when I see huge thick tomes on the shelves which are often the 5th part in some impossibly long saga, the time investment to get through such tales puts me off. But it seems a shame, as I'm sure there must be some imaginative fantasy out there that I would enjoy. It's just knowing where to start. The appeal of SF for me is that a lot of books in that genre tend to be self contained, or if part of a series, can still be enjoyed as one-off stories. I guess I'm looking for something equivalent in fantasy. Am I wrong in thinking it's mostly epics spanning multiple volumes?
  3. Monkeyboy

    Better Call Saul!

    "Uncle Jack" is his crowning glory as an actor. Funnily enough, they mention wrestling in this clip. (I'm a fan of GLOW as well)
  4. I loved Second Sight. Also played Psi-Ops as well, which felt a lot weightier in its physics. SS was a bit too floaty (had an unintentionally funny running down stairs animation as well). Great story in SS though, one of the best I've seen in a videogame, with a pretty good twist from what I remember.
  5. Monkeyboy

    Better Call Saul!

    How do they make the minutiae so riveting? Any good articles on why this is? Is it just down to great characters? I dunno, it's fascinating. I want to know what the magic ingredient is!
  6. Monkeyboy

    Almost forgotton superheroes of the 70's and 80's

    I read the Supergran books when I was a kid. I'm pretty sure they were a lot better than the TV show.
  7. Monkeyboy

    When Hally met Sally.

    It's a good film.
  8. Monkeyboy

    Red Dead Redemption 2

    Hope when you're out in the wild somewhere, all alone, cut off from civilization, feeling reflective as the sun sets behind the mountains, that an NPC doesn't randomly appear getting chased by cougars because Rockstar are terrified you might get bored if something doesn't happen every five minutes. Day one, obv.
  9. Thought it might be interesting to have a self publishing thread as recently it's become a much bigger thing where some authors are making a living wage from it, and others have hit a goldmine. Obviously, not everyone does, but at the very least they can make a few pennies to supplement the wage from their day job. I know a few forumites in here have dipped their toe into the self publishing world and thought it would be nice to hear about their experience of it. I read in one thread (wish I could remember which one) that one guy sells a couple of books a week, but his mother sells a thousand copies a week of her own book. If you've written a book and self published it, drop a link in the thread so we can collect them all in one place. I'm sure it won't be seen as spamming, as I imagine quite a few people would be genuinely interested to check them out.
  10. Monkeyboy

    Better Call Saul!

    New episode...
  11. Monkeyboy

    Avengers: Infinity War - April 2018

    Watched it last night. Brilliant film, and the two and a half hours flew by.
  12. Monkeyboy

    Lost in Space - Netflix and Neil Marshall

    From episode 1. Seriously though, The Expanse is mostly careful build up (albeit with a fair amount of action along the way) with big pay offs. Great world building, great characters. Stick with it.
  13. Monkeyboy

    No Man's Sky

    I'm always pressing up on the d-pad to recharge, because it feels like I should be pressing up on the d-pad to recharge, and not pressing down. Because when you press down, you then have to press up to recharge. It feels wrong.
  14. Monkeyboy

    No Man's Sky

    Regarding the base computer missions... it says my base is in another system, or that I should build another base computer to access the archives. So I've set up another base, but it's still saying I have to go back to the other system. I can't access the archives on my new base computer. What am I doing wrong? Or is it a bug? Edit: @Strategos, seems we have a similar question posted at exactly the same time.
  15. Monkeyboy

    Thor: Ragnarok

    I liked the post credits scene for Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing, where Thor drops out of the sky and electrocutes the lake to kill all the fish.
  16. Watched China Moon the other day. A nineties noir that had passed me by. How, I don't know, as it features a naked Madeline Stowe. Also features Ed Harris, Benicio del Toro, and Charles Dance doing an awful American accent.
  17. Monkeyboy

    No Man's Sky

    @Teabag Use your visor (the one you use to scan animals and plants). Hold it down and look around and you should see various icons dotted around the landscape. A few of these should be copper deposits. You can tag them, head over, and mine the metal. They're big lumps in the ground, you can't miss 'em.
  18. Monkeyboy

    No Man's Sky

    Wow, just downloaded a 3GB update on Xbox, hit play, and now there's another 2GB update?? Hello Games are busy.
  19. Monkeyboy

    No Man's Sky

    On the subject of creatures and how they interact with the world, the other day I saw a group of them moving momentarily like a herd as a larger predator chased them down. They then scattered in rather random directions, running around in that silly way that most of the creatures do, and the spell was broken. As much as I'm loving the game, the creatures can still be a bit disappointing sometimes. I tend to find that the ones that most closely resemble Earth animals are the most convincing. A bit like this space goat, a video I made back on the early days of the game on PS4...
  20. Monkeyboy

    All hail the synth!

    Can't stop playing this one!
  21. Monkeyboy

    No Man's Sky

    Awesome! So it always lands near the base computer? They should let you at least move it to a more suitable position! I'm probably gonna have to try and terraform some sort of ledge next to it.
  22. Monkeyboy

    No Man's Sky

    I'm building a base on top of a mountain, and if I warp to the base from a space station, I land where the base computer is, as does my ship. However, the base computer is right on the edge of the mountain top, so my ship ends up wedged halfway in it, like so... I then fall to the bottom of the mountain and have to jet pack up to the top, then call the ship to the top of the mountain. A waste of thruster fuel though! If I build a landing pad, would the ship land on it, if I warped there via a teleport?

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