Diablo Game Play, Diablo III 1 comment on Zeta Tries to Go to Hell

Zeta Tries to Go to Hell

In a previous blog, I wrote about my Barbarian, Zeta, who was trying to finish Act IV of Nightmare Mode in Diablo III, in the hopes of being able to start Hell mode soon. She had reached level 49. I ended up having to stop playing before I reached a checkpoint (I prefer to stop right after hitting a checkpoint). Where would she end up when I next logged in? Here’s some highlights of her adventure.

It turned out that Zeta had been magically placed back in Bastion’s Keep. This wasn’t where I wanted her to be at, but it was safer than logging in and instantly being surrounded by demons. I used the checkpoint to go to Gardens of Hope 1st Tier, in the hopes of finding Tyrael. (I needed to finish his conversations for an Achievement).

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ThirtySeven and Smashez are in Act III (Normal)

In the previous blog, my Demon Hunter, ThirtySeven, and Shawn’s Barbarian, Smashez, had hit level 27. They also finally completed Act II of Normal mode, and were ready to begin Act III. Their adventure continues!

ThirtySeven and Smashez start off on the Skycrown Battlements, working on lighting the Signal Beacons. Demons everywhere!

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Three Cups of Tea – by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin

When I first picked up Three Cups of Tea, I knew very little about it, other than it was a non-fiction book about a man who built schools for girls somewhere in the Middle East. I wasn’t sure how the tea fit into the story, or why there were three cups of it.

The full title is: Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace – One School at a Time. Or, at least that is the title that appears on the trade paper version (which is what I picked up). In the back of the book, there is an acknowledgement section, which was written in two parts. One part was written by Relin, and one was by Mortenson. In Mortenson’s part, there is a paragraph that reads:

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Zeta is in Act IV of Nightmare Mode!

In my last blog about the progress of my Barbarian, Zeta, she had managed to make her way through Act III of Nightmare Mode. She was at level 48 when she started Act IV. Here are the highlights of her adventure since then.

At first, I hadn’t realized that Zeta had finished Act III of Nightmare (although, the cinematic should have been a clue). She ran through the portal to the High Heavens, ready to continue the battle.

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Book Reviews, horror 0 comments on Blaze – by Richard Bachman

Blaze – by Richard Bachman

Blaze is a book that holds more than one story. That is not to say it is a book of short stories (because it isn’t). Allow me to clarify: one story is the novel itself; another story is how the novel went from draft to published; and there is another, unrelated, story after the novel portion ends. This may sound confusing, but it’s actually quite simple. I’ll explain.

It is good to begin at the beginning. The cover of the book says that Blaze was written by Richard Bachman, and that it contains a Forward by Stephen King. Most, if not all, Stephen King fans know that Bachman and King are actually the same person. King was writing under the pen name Bachman for a while, and eventually got discovered.

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Fighting the Spider Woman

I’m making some progress with my Barbarian, Zeta. At the end of the last blog, Zeta was in Act III of Nightmare Mode, and was level 46. Here is what she encountered on her next adventure.

Zeta, and her Follower, Eirena the Enchantress, were in the process of battling through the quests that lead up to fighting Cydaea (the giant spider woman) in the Tower of the Damned.

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Still Helping Zoltan Kulle

My Demon Hunter, ThirtySeven, and Shawn’s Barbarian, Smashez, left off somewhere in the series of quests that involve helping the creepy, bodiless, Zoltun Kulle find his missing body parts (as he shares “wisdom” and laughs maniacally). We are still in Normal mode. Thirty-Seven was at level 26, and I’m pretty sure that Smashez was at level 26 as well.

We found the Archives of Zoltun Kulle.

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Book Reviews, non fiction 0 comments on Me Talk Pretty One Day – by David Sedaris

Me Talk Pretty One Day – by David Sedaris

Me Talk Pretty One Day is a memoir, of sorts, that is presented in the form of 28 short stories. Each is funny, unflinchingly honest, and a unique way to look at the world. The stories range from when Sedaris was a child, through adolescence, college years, and adulthood.

His family included parents and siblings that were rather unique in their outlook on life, too, so you can imagine how outlandish some of the events in the stories are. Sedaris has a flare for the dramatic that is incredibly entertaining and that flows right in to the scene he is describing.

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After – by Amy Efaw

They say that you can’t judge a book by it’s cover. This time, though, the cover was the reason why I decided to pick up After, flip it over, and find out what it was about. It shows a teenager with her hair pulled back in a bun, who is wearing sweatpants and leaning up against a wall.

Except, it isn’t exactly a wall she is leaning on. It’s more like a mirror, that shows her reflection. Look closely, and you will notice that the mirror image teenager appears to be pregnant. The visual was compelling enough for me to want to find out the whole story.

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