Monthly Archives: November 2013

William L. Shirer and World War II: My Quickshot Review of The Nightmare Years

The second volume of William Shirer’s autobiography is titled Twentieth Century Journey: The Nightmare Years, 1930-1940. It starts off where his first volume left off, almost—he doesn’t go into much detail on his time in India, since he already wrote about his experiences there in Gandhi: A Memoir. It rather begins in Kabul, where he […]

[X-nebula-/m/subs] Baxinger 01

Originally posted on /m/subs:
Well I bet you we’re expecting this, ey? A year’s worth of polite nagging e-mails paid off. Anyways, here we have Baxinger, the 2nd of the J9 series. 600 years after the end of Bryger and the planetary re-organisation that ensues, Earth is orbited by 30 odd new planets. But…

Historical Perspective(s): Gunlord’s Quickshot Review of William L. Shirer’s Twentieth Century Journey: The Start

As you’ll recall, my friends, last week I wanted to do a full review of William Shirer’s Twentieth Century Journey: The Start, 1904-1930. Alas, I got too distracted by XCOM: Enemy Within and only had time to share a handful of musings inspired by Shirer’s introduction. Well, today I’m here to offer you a full […]

Quote from a /m/an on 4chan’s /m/echa board

You know something. I really don’t care. I know humanity has a future long after I’m gone. If people survived the dark ages I doubt there’s anything that can stop us short of some super advanced aliens or god. Here’s the truth at the end of the day in my opinion. If we really are […]

Cosmological Musings

Something short for you today, my friends. I have to apologize; I had wanted to do a longer (though still a “quickshot,” haha) review of the first book of William L. Shirer’s three-volume autobiography. However, it’s very large (492 pages), and this week I’ve been distracted by XCOM: Enemy Within and haven’t paid enough attention […]

Brief Thoughts on Dragon’s Dogma and DLC

Hey guys! This entry’s gonna come a day early, because I’m at a conference and will be really busy tomorrow. Today I’ll be talking about a game called Dragon’s Dogma for the Playstation 3. In case you guys aren’t familiar with the game, allow me to give you a brief description of it. Dragon’s Dogma […]

Quickshot Book Review of William L. Shirer’s “Gandhi: A Memoir”

On the twelfth of last month I did one of my “quickshot” reviews for William L. Shirer’s Rise and Fall of the Third Reich. I mentioned several of the other books the author had written in the introduction, and today I’ll be offering a brief review of one of them—namely, Gandhi: A Memoir. As the […]