We have had a lot going on – lots of movies on the horizon, good video games season and replaying some games, all the fall shows… We’re going on vacation soon, so it adds a lot of urgency to it all, too. Two movies opening this weekend we have to watch – and a Doctor Who finale. Oh, and I still need to read Big Hero 6 for the LitFlix…
Well, amidst that I am also getting a chance to finally play Warmachine! And if I’m going to do that, I needed to finish getting my army together. I had my hardest models yet to construct. So far, I was here:
As I showed last time, I was able to apply some similar construction techniques to get several of my mechs together. Lots of similar pieces and ideas, and lots of plastic – which holds together easier. I had pewter to go – and my leader, knick-named “Swiss Army Knife.” I have more pictures to share as I finished my Warmachine army!
I recently finished reading Clockwork Angels, written by Kevin J. Anderson, based on lyrics by Neil Peart of Rush. I first saw this book sitting on the shelf about a year and a half ago, and was excited to find both that Rush had a new album out, and that someone had finally written a book based on some of the excellent mythologies and stories Rush has produced.
So I listened to the album for quite a while before reading the book finally, which is maybe how it should work with this. With a solid backing in the music – which is, as I understand it, the first total-album concept album by Rush – I then turned to the book. I had some preconceptions, based on the album, based on Rush and their Libertarian leanings, and maybe based a bit on what I was expecting to write about it in the blog once we reached the point where that was a thing.
I see there’s a concert album coming out next month – going to have to get that! They released one of the songs, so let me share that with you:
There will be spoilers to come about this book, but then, it’s based on an album, so in some ways, spoilers were the name of the game. However, if you never planned on reading this anyway, definitely read on to see what they created by combining these two artforms! Especially if you like what you hear in the concert video!
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Tagged 2112, Alternate Realities, Anarchist, Anthem, Atheism, Ayn Rand, Clockwork Angels, Coming-of-Age, Deism, Dune, Dystopia, Guitar Hero, J.B., Kevin J. Anderson, Libertarian, Neil Peart, Rush, Seven Cities of Gold, Steampunk, Storytelling, The Best of All Possible Worlds, The Book of Job, Utopia, Watchmaker, Young Adult