Solo A Star Wars Story

I remember when I first heard that Disney was taking the entire written collection of star wars novels and making them no longer canon, I was disheartened. While I hadn’t read all of the books out there, I do remember reading many of the novels, and those stories did an absolutely fantastic job of bringing a rich history to the universe that had been crafted by just a handful of movies. From the Heir to the Empire trilogy that detailed the work of Grand Admiral Thrawn five years after the events of Return of the Jedi; which was beautifully written and despite not being canon is a fantastic read. However, the trilogy that was loosely in my mind when I went to see Han Solo movie was the Han Solo trilogy...

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Monster Hunter Alpha

With the third installment of the Monster Hunter series we are not following Owen Zastava Pitt, instead, we are given the first true insight into Earl Harbinger’s life. This is an interesting change of pace rather than having to follow Pitt in yet another battle to save the day we are treated to the point of view of the unstoppable force. Another wonderful thing about the change is that it opens the possibility that we will get other points of view in the other books in the series. But back to Alpha, we were teased with the strength and knowledge the cantankerous old werewolf possesses, but we never get to see the events through his eyes. We get it now, and it is a fantastic change of pace...

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What is so special about the MCU?

Let’s roll back the clock ten years ago, it’s 2008, and Iron Man was coming around to theaters. No one outside of Kevin Feige’s inner circle truly knew what he was planning or even if they did no one would have thought he would succeed. He has been spending the last decade orchestrating the production of comic book movies all that share the same universe. This connection has genuinely led to wonderful crossovers like The Avengers films or even a mini Avengers film like Captain America: Civil War...

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The Importance of the Kindle

I remember when I got my first Kindle way back in 2008, it was a clunky wedge-shaped device, but I was excited to get my hands on my very first e-reader. Though by no stretch of the imagination was the Kindle the first e-reader, at the time the devices were an extremely niche and expensive. In fact, shortly before the launch of the product, I remember listening to a technology podcast, and one of the hosts was talking about the sheer uselessness of e-readers in general. He thought that the Kindle would come and go amounting to nothing but a footnote in history. Well the Kindle did a little bit better than what that particular host thought it would, a lot better...

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Monster Hunter Vendetta

At the close of Monster Hunter International, the Monster Control Bureau (MCB) launched a nuke at the climax in an effort to neutralize the situation. However, the nuke went into the Old One’s dimension and hit one of them injuring it, and it placed a bounty upon the person who hurt it. Unfortunately for our hero from Monster Hunter International, Owen Zastava Pitt was named as the one who launched the device. Though he doesn’t know that. All he knows is that he is at the top of his game. He works for the best monster hunting company, and in fact, he is a member of the flagship team of hunters, Earl Harbinger’s team. While they are on a job in Mexico without Earl, since the job is happening during a full moon, a shadowy man seeking to collect Owen for the rewards promised by the Old Ones...

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