Oxygen by Randy Ingermanson and John Olson

Preface: A book review!  How about that?  One of the perks of getting a working tablet with a battery that lasts longer than an hour is that I now take it to the gym and read it while I run. Since I tend to do 1-hour long runs, I manage to consume quite a bit […]

Fanfic: Harry Potter and the Wastelands of Time by joe6991 [Harry Potter]

Well, so much for being glad that the fanfic is complete.  Reaching the end of Harry Potter and the Wastelands of time was an exercise in frustration.  The fanfic does not effectively end, at least not in a way that satisfactorily resolves any of the major plotlines.  Major enemies are still threats (in fact Voldemort […]

Fanfic: Harry Potter and the Wastelands of Time by joe6991 [Harry Potter] (Early Impressions)

I haven’t finished reading this yet, but I’ve gotten several chapters in and wanted to jot down a few notes. This is a pretty entertaining fanfic, if you don’t mind the typical Harry Potter characterization being burned in a fire and then stamped out by a jaded, dirty-mouthed, fairly arrogant depiction.  It’s all justified though, […]

Fanfic: Iunctio by sinvraal [Mass Effect 1]

Overview: Iunctio is a (terribly named) Mass Effect 1 fanfic by sinvraal.  I only say ‘terribly named’ because I can never spell it right on the first go, I always have to look it up.  I’m not quite sure what the title means, in fact, and perhaps that’s part of why I can’t remember the […]

Fanfic: I Am What I Am by M. McGregor [Buffy: The Vampire Slayer]

Overview: I Am What I Am is a Buffy: The Vampire Slayer fanfic by M. McGregor that is what is typically called a ‘fixfic.’  Xander, at the end of his life, finds himself pulled back through time and placed back into himself in the Second Season episode “Halloween.”  Using his knowledge of the future, he […]