My Movie Quest

Posted in Film with tags , , , , , on February 1, 2016 by C J Spear

I’m on a quest, ladies and gentlemen. Not an interesting or heroic quest, like bringing about world peace or finding the Holy Grail (because strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government).

No, I’m on a quest to watch movies. Not every movie ever made, because that would be impossible and also a colossal waste of time. I want to watch every movie that matters.

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Star Wars The Force Awakens Review (SPOILERS)

Posted in Film with tags , , , , on December 22, 2015 by C J Spear

I had a number of topics I was considering for this months blog post, and then I remembered Star Wars was coming out, and yeah this post was never gonna be about anything else. If you haven’t seen the film yet, and somehow haven’t already been spoiled, don’t read on until you’ve seen the film as I’ll be talking major spoilers. If you have seen the film, read on for my full review.

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Return of the Dragons FAQ

Posted in Books with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 7, 2015 by C J Spear

Now that my book has been out for a couple of weeks, I figured I’d sit down to talk a little bit about it, and answer some common questions that people might have. If you haven’t read the book yet don’t worry: this post is spoiler free.

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Return of the Dragons First Chapter

Posted in Miscellaneous on December 5, 2015 by C J Spear

Here’s the first chapter from my new book, Return of the Dragons. If you want to see more, you can find the whole book on amazon for just £2.99.

(Note: the formatting in this post is how the chapter looked best on this website, but isn’t indicative of how the paperback or ebook version is formatted)

Hope you enjoy!

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Return of the Dragons

Posted in Books with tags , , , , , , , , on November 27, 2015 by C J Spear

My new book, Return of the Dragons, is now live and for sale!

Available exclusively on amazon, it’s just £2.99/$3.99 for the ebook version or £10.00/$12.99 for the paperback. The price disparity is entirely down to the printing and shipping costs (I make about the same from both versions, so get whichever one you’d prefer!)

You should be able to preview the first few chapters on the amazon page, but I’ve heard some people have had problems with getting it to work, so you can also preview the first chapter here or on Goodreads.

Check out the amazon page for more details on the book, and if you pick up a copy, thank you and I hope you enjoy it!

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Also, if you do pick up and enjoy the book, reviews on both Amazon and Goodreads are a huge help for me, and greatly appreciated. If you’ve already left me a review: you’re awesome!

As always, you can find me on twitter @heroicrant, or find me on my new facebook page, which you can find here:

Is there a line you can’t cross in comedy?

Posted in Rants with tags , , , on July 16, 2012 by C J Spear

I’ve been seeing a whole lot of articles and discussion about rape and rape culture as of late. While it’s an interesting topic, I’ve largely stayed away from writing about it, partly because it’s one of those topics that most people don’t want to read about, and partly because most of my thoughts on the matter have been expressed more eloquently elsewhere. The latter was especially true for the on-going discussion about rape culture in video-games, as my views were pretty set in stone and obvious. For those of you not aware, there has been a growing trend in gaming culture to use the word rape as an insult and to mock opponents, mostly in online FPS games. Not only has this led to the word becoming over-used, to the point where people use it without thinking about its true meaning, but it’s created a nasty hive of sexist behaviour in a culture that already struggles to represent women positively.

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Cataclysm Post-Mortem: Raids Part 3

Posted in Gaming with tags , , , , , , , , on July 15, 2012 by C J Spear

Part of my on-going series to evaluate Cataclysm as an expansion, and my final piece on the raids of the expansion, this article I’ll be looking at Tier 13 – Dragon Soul. This raid was what the entire expansion had been building to, was the first raid for the new LFR system, and promised new and epic encounters the likes of which we’d never seen before. Could it possibly live up to the hype?

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