Star Wars Book Challenge 1: Winner Lose All (Star Wars Legends)

Star Wars Book Challenge 1: Winner Lose All (Star Wars Legends)

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So here we are with the first of the 19 books! As I stated before, I’ll be reading one Star Wars book a month till the release of Star Wars VIII. So on the 15th of every month I’ll be posting a new Star Wars book. Think of it as a fun way to count down to the the movie!

We have, Winner Lose All (Star Wars Legends) by Timothy Zahn (best known for Star Wars: The Thrawn Trilogy & (The Conquerors…

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Star Wars Book Challenge 1: Winner Lose All (Star Wars Legends)

Star-Wars-Book Challenge_Silver

So here we are with the first of the 19 books! As I stated before, I’ll be reading one Star Wars book a month till the release of Star Wars VIII. So on the 15th of every month I’ll be posting a new Star Wars book. Think of it as a fun way to count down to the the movie!

We have, Winner Lose All (Star Wars Legends) by Timothy Zahn (best known for Star Wars: The Thrawn Trilogy & (The Conquerors Saga) is a prequel “novella” to Timothy Zahn’s Scoundrels.

16156151Lando Calrissian’s no stranger to card tournaments, but this one has a truly electrifying atmosphere. That’s because the prize is a rare sculpture worth a whopping fifty million credits. If Lando’s not careful, he’s going to go bust, especially after meeting identical twins Bink and Tavia Kitik, master thieves who have reason to believe that the sculpture is a fake. The Kitiks are beautiful, dangerous, and determined to set things right—and they’ve convinced Lando to help them expose the scam. But what they’re up against is no simple double cross, nor even a twisted triple cross. It is a full-blown power play of colossal proportions. For an unseen mastermind holds all the cards and has a fail-proof solution for every problem: murder.

Winner Lose All is a short story and it’s only about 65 pages long. Now I read this before reading Scoundrels, but I have a good idea on what happen in that novel. I rather enjoyed Winner Lose All, it’s a classic tale of “get rich quick” gambles. Murder, frame-ups, gambling, conniving and thievery, it’s all here! I also like the new characters that Zahn made for the story line, I think the only problem I had with the story. It was a little slow to take off, it it all comes together in the end. Not a bad way to start off a new book challenge, now that the Star Trek book challenge is coming to an end. So if you happen to find a copy of this story, give it a read.

Star Wars UK & China Posters

So earlier I was reading on the www.huffingtonpost.comabout a post on the new Star Wars posters. I thought we were passed this issue already..? I guess not.. What I’m talking about is the treatment of actor John Boyega in the new Star Wars film.. It seems like from day one some people have been making racial comments. Personally I’m happy they brought him in and SEE NOTHING WRONG with it. I’m…

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Star Wars UK & China Posters

So earlier I was reading on the www.huffingtonpost.comabout a post on the new Star Wars posters. I thought we were passed this issue already..? I guess not.. What I’m talking about is the treatment of actor John Boyega in the new Star Wars film.. It seems like from day one some people have been making racial comments. Personally I’m happy they brought him in and SEE NOTHING WRONG with it. I’m…

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Star Wars UK & China Posters

So earlier I was reading on the www.huffingtonpost.com about a post on the new Star Wars posters. I thought we were passed this issue already..? I guess not.. What I’m talking about is the treatment of actor John Boyega in the new Star Wars film.. It seems like from day one some people have been making racial comments. Personally I’m happy they brought him in and SEE NOTHING WRONG with it. I’m enjoying the characters they are bring to life on the big screen and can’t wait till the big day :). What brought this topic about was the poster issue that been making the rounds on Twitter, between the UK & China’s version. Here is a picture of what I’m talking about:

tumblr_inline_nyu0q1krwW1shsvef_1280This was first pointed out on Twitter by Guy Lambert by bring both images with the caption: “Left: UK version. Right: China version. Spot the main massive difference”. His post has now been retweeted over 500+ times. Not only is John’s Finn shrunk down to a rather small size. But it seems that there are a number of characters that now missing for the poster all together. Like Lupita Nyong’o’s Maz Kanata, and Oscar Isaac’s Poe Dameron…. Then there is Chewy.. Why in the world would you cut Chewbacca out? There seems to be a lot of people yelling out about “white washing” the Star Wars posters. I can see this and understand why people are so upset. But as far as I know and read, there isn’t any answer as to why this happened.

But! Like I said before I can’t wait till the 17th of December 🙂 despite the issues at hand and Mister Lucas having problems with the new Star Wars film. I think it’s going to be a big success and a nice recovery for the prequels.  Although I’m personally terrible at predicting box office, I still think The Force Awakens will set a new opening weekend record. I don’t know by how much, but I think $225 million is a good baseline, and it will be interesting to see how tracking develops in the weeks ahead. There is a lot of predictions around the release of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens, some of that information I found over that http://www.sportsbettingdime.com/news/entertainment-props/star-wars-the-force-awakens-odds/. I’d give them a look if you have a minute 🙂 Plus they take a few pot shots at Jar Jar Binks and who doesn’t love that hahaha! They also talk about the theory that’s going around Luke being Kylo Ren.. Personally Luke can’t be Ren. Now Luke going to the dark side I can kinda see and it would make a good link in the story line between Empire and Awakens. I’m talking about the scene where Luke is training with Yoda and he wonders into the swamp. Where Luke see himself as Darth Vader… Just some food for thought really. But I really enjoy the idea that Luke is becoming the “Obi Wan Kenobi” figure in the movie. I guess we’ll find out on the 17th!!

Till then leave you thoughts and comments down below!!!

 

The Amish Were Right About Star Trek

The Amish Were Right About Star Trek

So much has been going on the last week. Plus not having internet for that week didn’t help any haha. But I got a new job and that has been eating up a lot of my time, because we’re starting for the ground up and I’m helping train everyone as well. Aside from that I’m balance my podcasting schedule as well and coming up with new topics for Geek Fallout and Eclectic Mayhem. So I have a feeling…

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The Amish Were Right About Star Trek

The Amish Were Right About Star Trek

So much has been going on the last week. Plus not having internet for that week didn’t help any haha. But I got a new job and that has been eating up a lot of my time, because we’re starting for the ground up and I’m helping train everyone as well. Aside from that I’m balance my podcasting schedule as well and coming up with new topics for Geek Fallout and Eclectic Mayhem. So I have a feeling…

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The Amish Were Right About Star Trek

So much has been going on the last week. Plus not having internet for that week didn’t help any haha. But I got a new job and that has been eating up a lot of my time, because we’re starting for the ground up and I’m helping train everyone as well. Aside from that I’m balance my podcasting schedule as well and coming up with new topics for Geek Fallout and Eclectic Mayhem. So I have a feeling somethings might have to change, but I won’t know till next week.

Now we do have  a Eclectic Mayhem podcast coming up this weekend and the theme kinda is Robots (here is the post for the NEW Eclectic Mayhem)  and anything else we see fit haha. Also have a Geek Fallout podcast coming up on Monday and I think we’ll be going over Stargate some more! As for Nerdy Life Of Mine I haven’t been here for the past week or so, do to lack of internet and time. I do have lots to update on and post. Kinda have a stock pile to go over. But India (my sister) has been posting here and there, keeping things going :).

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So the other day in the morning I got this little package in the mail labeled “TrekFan” http://padd.trekfan.org. There I followed Emmett Plant @EmmettPlant on Twitter and join the club on his site. But The pack looked like this:

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Inside was a set of 1993 SkyBox Master Series Star Trek trading Cards. Need I say more? A rather cool way to start off the day haha. The cards I got were Reaching Out To Picard, Praxis Explodes, In The Mind Of V’ger, Lieutenant Wolf, and The Bolians… Plus a checklist, because those are important haha.

unnamedSo thank you to Emmett Plant @EmmettPlant & “TrekFan” http://padd.trekfan.org for the random little gift!

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Anywho! I’ll be posting a new schedule of things to come. I really don’t think NLOM will be affected by the change, but the podcasts times might. Wouldn’t know for sure till next week. Beside it’ll be my and Carly’s 2 year anniversary next week as well. So it might be quite again next week :).

But if you haven’t downloaded or listen to our latest podcast from Eclectic Mayhem, check it out:

Eclectic Mayhem Episode 2: Never Feed Us After Midnight

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And for more Eclectic Mayhem, you can find us on:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/eclecticmayhemp0dcast

Twitter: @eclecticmayhem4

Instagram: @eclectic_mayhem_podcast

And you can always reach us directly at: eclecticmayhempodcast@outlook.com

Also Check out Geek Fallout:

Geek Fallout » Blog Archive » GF Ep #128: Star Wars Swinging & Swapping.

With Derek Ash hosting, Chris Gaida producing and with podcasters Evan Hanson and MissM the crew of the ‘Geek Fallout’ podcast delve into the topic of: ‘Redoing Star Wars with other pop culture characters’

(personally I always wanted to see ‘Magnum PI’ replace ‘Han Solo’ with ‘Harry’ from “Harry and the Hendersons” as Chewbacca. Jessica Fletcher as ‘Mon Mothma’, Justin Bieber as ‘Greedo’…the possibilities are endless…)
And yes you read the title right! The Amish Were Right About Star Trek… This bring an important question, would there be any Amish in the Star Trek universe?
Leave your comments below!

!!STAR WARS!! STAR WARS!! OMG!!

!!STAR WARS!! STAR WARS!! OMG!!

Wow! I was jumping for joy when I first saw The Force Awakens Official Teaser Trailer. BUT! Then they drop the second trailer. I can’t wait to see this move! I almost started crying the moment I heard Han Solo voice. That feeling of joy and a mix of a old friend you haven’t seen in YEARS. I really don’t care what other movie comes out this year. I watched the new Batman vs Superman trailer and…

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!!STAR WARS!! STAR WARS!! OMG!!

!!STAR WARS!! STAR WARS!! OMG!!

Wow! I was jumping for joy when I first saw The Force Awakens Official Teaser Trailer. BUT! Then they drop the second trailer. I can’t wait to see this move! I almost started crying the moment I heard Han Solo voice. That feeling of joy and a mix of a old friend you haven’t seen in YEARS. I really don’t care what other movie comes out this year. I watched the new Batman vs Superman trailer and…

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