Fan Fun Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Official Teaser Trailer #2 - Booyah! The Mummy Teaser Trailer - this could be good! Legion Trailer 2 - (a short one then a longer one in the same video) Should be trippy! Woot! Assassin's Creed "The ...

Mind Sieve 12/5/16 and more...

Mind Sieve 12/5/16

Fan Fun



The Mummy Teaser Trailer - this could be good!


Legion Trailer 2 - (a short one then a longer one in the same video) Should be trippy! Woot!



Simon's Cat in Bed Sheets - too cute! (dang the cat is aggressive! lol)

Social Media/Author Platform

8 Social WordPress Plugins to Improve Your Blog from the Social Media Examiner by Kristel Cuenta

3 Social Media Design Tools That Create Stunning Images from the Social Media Examiner by Peter Gartland


Christmas Gift Ideas For The Talented Writer In Your Life by Angela Ackerman. Some of these are just too cool! 

The Single Largest Secret to Success by Kristen Lamb. Some great insights! 

Woot! A full blog post! Woot!

Virtual Tourist - Dishonored 2 12/4/16

Hubby was sick during the Thanksgiving holiday so I detoxed from all the overtime and stress at work with Deus Ex. :P Hubby though had already purchased Dishonored 2 for both of us, so I started it this weekend. (He's already finished both!)
Dishonored 2
Spiffy loading screen. Dishonored 2 is set 15 years after the first game. You also end up with the choice of playing Corvo again or his daughter Emily. 
Tutorial Section
Whales are still very much a strong motif in the game. :P The tutorial is from Emily's POV as she's being trained by Corvo. Emily is a bit of a whiner. lol.
Whales are still in all their decorating! lol. 
The art for the city is lovely. Great attention to detail.
That is one gruesome whale. Look at those teeth!
Game Beginning
Emily and Corvo are about to enter the main hall at Dunwall tower. It is the 15th Anniversary of Emily's mother's assassination. The prior empress. 
The people are still rather rough looking. lol. That's Corvo's profile on the left. He's Emily's Protector as he was for her mother.
The party pooper - Delilah. An unseen yet major player in the first game. Thought we were done with her, but somehow she's managed to come back. And so the troubles begin.
She has some major sorcery going on. Since I chose to play Emily, she's wrapping Corvo up in a stone skin.
A piece of artwork in the tower. Time for me to make my escape.
Have a lovely Sunday! 

Mind Sieve 11/27/16

Morning, all!
Well, despite my success in having created one full Mind Sieve blog post a couple of weeks ago, work then threw me a curveball. As the saying goes - one step forward, two steps back. (Every time I think I see the light at the end of the tunnel - WHAM! It's getting very old...) :P


A Series of Unfortunate Events Official Trailer (2017) Netflix Series HD - YES! This looks awesome! The original film in 2004 was fabulous and the kids great. But it got ignored for Narnia (which had some of the worst acting ever!). So I am so glad to see someone else is going to give it a go. And with Neal Patrick Harris! Squee! 


Rogue One - A Star Wars Story Trailer #3 - hoping they come through with this one! Woot!


Mindgamers Official Trailer - should be trippy! 

Have a good one!

Virtual Tourist - Deus Ex: Mankind Divided 11/27/16

I think I've finally gotten the upload issues resolved, even if it was like pulling teeth. :P Yay!
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
Prague - Jensen's place
Jensen's bedroom in his apartment in Prague.
A good view of several of his augmentation. (We get a shower scene if you have him turn on the shower! hee!) There's a lot of appliances you can turn on and off in the game. (Sometimes it opens things!)
Full view of his bathroom and him in the shower. :P His is one of the nicer ones you'll come across.
The view outside from Jensen's sink. Love the old European flavor. (All the red symbols on my stuff is showing damage I took from the bombing. Jensen is not doing well at the moment.) (All the awesome augmentations you just got used to in the beginning mission are gone! Wah!)
View into the dining and living areas of Jensen's apartment. Loved the cool sunlight striation as it flows into the room. 
Jensen is sitting down to watch the news and enjoy some coffee.
The Picus Group still controls all broadcast information and likes to spin them any way they like. Eliza is back, but this one is NOT our Eliza. She's 2.0. (In the last game, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, the AI started thinking on her own and tried to help me.) (One of the side missions this time around, gets them reacquainted. So, if you see one of the electronic posters glitching, make sure to check it out! :))
Jensen's TV can also be used for phone calls. Sarif is Jensen's old boss. He didn't make good choices last time, but this time seems to want to make it up to me. :)
Jensen's apartment building. Most of the tenants are augmented. They've not been having a lot of luck lately. 
Just put a drug dealer down with my tranquilizer rifle. (My favorite weapon aside from the "Q" takedown.) He landed in such a weird position I had to take a pic. Heh heh. Can't say his decor is overtly appealing. Hee! Here's where you start hearing things about a drug called neon.
Local thug and black marketeer. Go to guy for buying and selling stuff. There are other people you can buy and sell to in the different city areas. Not everyone has the same stock. But he lives in my building, making for convenience!
A high view of my street. :)
Hope you have a great Sunday!

Promoting Small Business Saturday 11/26/16

Greetings all!
11/26/16 is Small Business Saturday. A day to support and celebrate small business all over the US. You can get more info from the official site here.
As a small press author, all my publishers are small businesses. So I figured I'd go ahead and highlight them here as part of the celebration! (And so you know who to blame for what. Heh heh.)
Small Business Saturday - HardShell Word Factory
Hard Shell Word Factory (Now part of Mundania Press)
Cross-eyed Dragon Troubles by Gloria Oliver - Young Adult Fantasy novel

Small Business Saturday - Mundania Press
Inner Demons by Gloria Oliver - Urban Fantasy novel

Small Business Saturday - Uncial Press

Charity and Sacrifice

Small Business Saturday - Yard Dog Press

Houston: We've Got Bubbas AnthologyFour Bubbas of the Apocalypse Anthology

In the Service of Samurai by Gloria Oliver - Young Adult Fantasy novel
Vassal of El by Gloria Oliver - Fantasy Novel
Willing Sacrifice by Gloria Oliver - Young Adult Fantasy novel
Price of Mercy by Gloria Oliver - Fantasy novel
Jewel of the Gods by Gloria Oliver - Fantasy novel

Please help support small businesses wherever you find them! It's their fighting spirit that keeps us from only having cookie-cutter choices in what we read and enjoy! :)


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