I Don’t Get the Harry Potter Thing

I am a bit late to the party, it would seem.

I suppose that will keep my generational peers from burning me at the stake, rather than merely denouncing me as a heretic.

You would think that an avid reader like me would be one of the fans of Harry Potter, considering that I was in the series’ target age bracket when it came to the States. Many others of my generation have been singing the praises of the series lately, talking about how it has affected their worldview, using related metaphors for current events…

I actually don’t care for Harry Potter. If it had an influence on me, it was that it enabled the publication of more and longer fantasy and science fiction novels. I read the first three years after they came out Stateside, if I recall correctly.


The Frog Story

It was like one of the Plagues of Egypt.

Not one of the very dramatic ones, like boils or water turning into blood. It was the one with the frogs. Frogs everywhere.

I grew up in another, more picturesque desert, so I have known since I was small that there is a kind of frog that hibernates under the dry ground until it rains. When it does, they claw their way free from the earth and get to the business of eating and propagating until it grows to dry, whereupon they burrow again to hibernate. However, while I knew about this, I had never seen it before.

As it turns out, when rain does come to MacGregor Range, it is frog spring break.


Gears of War 4 Review

I’ve been a fan of Gears of War for a long time. I love the gameplay, the characters, I love the story, the world’s aesthetic, everything. I was unable to play Gears of War 4 until just recently, and I have to say it was a blast. If you’re looking for a fun game, pick up Gears 4 for sure.

Why do I like it so much? Aha, now I get to do my nerdy rambling in response to a question you probably didn’t ask and wouldn’t for any reason whatsoever!