Jun 5, 2019

[Books] Battletech: Prince of Havoc (Twilight of the Clans - Book 7) Review

Hello, 2019! We're almost at the end of the second quarter of the year and I haven't quite figured out how I want to shake up how I handle content here. However, I also want to get back into writing something or maybe shaking up the reviews somewhat.

For the most part, I've shifted my book reviews over to Goodreads, but since I had previously reviewed all other parts of this Battletech story arc, I figured we needed some closure by wrapping things up here.

This may be my one of my last book reviews here for a long time or hopefully, I'll have updates on my own fiction here instead or something along those lines. Either way, it'll be good fun.

What I can't get over is how much the Geeky Guide or perhaps writing these reviews still sort of matters to me even though it feels sorta pointless in terms of the lack of revenue generation or it's not like I'm getting great offers left and right because of what I write here.

And yet still I want to do it.

Anyway, on to the review proper!

Mar 26, 2019

[Ballet] Tales of the Manuvu (2019) Review (Ballet Philippines)


When Tobie and I sat down to watch Tales of the Manuvu last weekend, we weren't sure what to expect from the experience. While we had watched many theatrical productions in terms of plays and musicals, we had never tried to watch a ballet performance. So this was a major first but important friends had recommended that we go see the show and thus we shifted things around in our schedule in order to make it happen.

And while it took us a bit of time to fully acclimate to the experience, by the end of the show we were really happy that we had made the time to go and had so many moments that we just had to talk about and celebrate further. This is a great show.


Jan 26, 2019

[RPGs] Dice Satifaction


First blog post of the year! I still haven't quite figured out what I want to do with this site nor have I picked up the pen with respect to my creative writing, but I'll get there.

So in an effort to write something other than a review (you can go to my GoodReads for my book stuff), I thought I'd take some time to talk about a quirky aspect of the tabletop gaming hobby - how good it feels to roll dice.


Nov 30, 2018

[Theater] Waitress (Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group) Review

We had actually watched the local staging of Waitress during its opening weekend thanks to an ARC promo but I guess things got way busier than expected since I somehow forgot to write about the experience. And given recent plans to cut down on my Geeky Guide blogging time I guess it's a good thing that I've been able to squeeze this review in.

It's interesting how this musical has gained such a strong following since its release given it's based on a movie that may not be all that well-known even for a movie junkie like me. But stranger things have happened - just look at the likes of Hairspray, which was also based on a rather obscure cult classic film and yet became a Broadway success.

This local production was definitely a lot of fun to watch and made for a lovely evening for me and Tobie. By the time this review comes out the show will be on its closing weekend and I can only hope that enough people got to enjoy the show when they had the chance.

Nov 29, 2018

[Books] Paddle Your Own Canoe Audible Review

It's far too easy to associate actors with the characters they portray on TV or in movies. It's not always logical nor is it necessarily fair to who they really are outside of their entertainment work. But it's pretty natural for the lines between reality and fiction to blur.

Paddle Your Own Canoe is a quirky little book that is part instruction manual and part memoir. But what it does end up showing is how Nick Offerman is very different from the character that he plays on Parks and Recreation, but at the same time he has a lot in common with him.

I'm glad that I went for the Audible version of this title since it meant hearing his distinct voice reading the book aloud. It's hard not to think of Nick as Ron Swanson, but both men are totally worth getting to know better.