Weird and Wild Oregon: Fort Rock #Photography #NaturePhotography

Fort Rock is the remains of an ancient volcano in the middle of Oregon. Dozens of sandals were discovered below a layer of volcanic ash that was determined to come from an eruption 7500 years ago.

50,000-100,000 years ago, the high walls of the old volcano marked the shore of a vast lake. The ground in the Great Basin is often silty/sandy, so that makes sense.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Adam Project: #SciFi #MovieReview

Time-traveling science fiction with a little bit of space action, The Adam Project is an entertaining watch. Ryan Reynolds plays his usual snarky character and goes toe-to-toe with a younger version of himself.

The story is engaging and the acting is very good. The story wasn’t anything new, but it was put together well. There was lots of humor and a few twists. Nothing too surprising, but good enough to keep me watching.

I wasn’t bored and didn’t resort to doing something else while watching, which means I give it a beer is optional rating.  It’s streaming on Netflix if you want to check it out. It’s good to get some decent sci-fi to watch.

Of course, as with any movie or show, it could have been better with people-eating reptiles or a cheesy dance number.

 

 

 

 

 

Fantasy Worth Reading: Ravage of the Revenants #BookReview #LitRPG #fantasybooks #booklovers

Ravage of the Revenants by Christine Rains is the second book in the Khthonia series. Like the first, this novel transported me to a magical land with elves, giants, orcs, dwarves, fae, humans, and creatures. If you’re looking for an escape and an enjoyable one, get this book on your Kindle today.

The characters are well-formed with flaws and strengths. And, as it turns out in this sequel, they don’t all have the same goal. Not everyone in Nora’s party wants to get home.  They take us through the land and troubles of Khthonia through their stories.

As in any enthralling story, the plot thickens and builds to a fantastic battle. I doubt the author wrote this story with my favorite game world in mind (as mine is a computer game and not a tabletop game), but that’s what I picture as I read, and I love that.  Which means, you don’t have to be a gamer with dice to easily follow this story and the nuances.

The ending is satisfying and leaves a large crack for the next book in the series. I can’t wait for it! So, yes, I recommend this book.

Everyone knows if you split the party, the players will die.

But what if it’s the only way to discover who the villain might be?

Nora Quinn has spent years honing her mystery solving skills, and when the game calls for several days of gathering information, she’s excited to uncover who the evil necromancer is. She plays Essaerae, an elven bard who is at home with the aristocrats of Willowbright Woods and political maneuvering. Yet her friends are not. They’re enjoying their new lives trapped in the dark fantasy world of Khthonia and finding the way home is no longer a priority, especially if it means hours of tedious investigating.

Assassins set their sights on the heroes and undead attack the city. Someone on the esteemed Council is likely the necromancer, and to end the curse on Khthonia, the players must unmask them. Nora’s left to figure the puzzle out on her own. The problem is, if she splits from the party, she will die.

A fantasy LitRPG/GameLit for fans of table-top role-playing games.