Hearthstone, Other Video Games 0 comments on Hearthstone: Year of the Raven Celebration

Hearthstone: Year of the Raven Celebration

Hearthstone had a Year of the Raven Celebration shortly before the Year of the Mammoth ended. The upcoming new expansion is called The Witchwood.

For a limited time (March 26, 2018 – April 9 – 2018) players received a free Card Pack every time they completed a Daily Quest in Hearthstone. This motivated me to work on Daily Quests.

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Jen's Lore Corner, Podcasts 0 comments on Jen’s Lore Corner: Adria – Episode 001

Jen’s Lore Corner: Adria – Episode 001

Welcome to Jen’s Lore Corner, a podcast about the lore of the Diablo video game series. This podcast started as a segment on the Shattered Soulstone podcast. I decided to re-release those segments in their own podcast, with new episodes to follow.

In Episode 001, I talk about the lore of Adria.  She’s one of the oldest characters in the Diablo “universe”.

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Podcasts, Words of Jen 0 comments on Barnes & Noble Fired Their Workers – Episode 035

Barnes & Noble Fired Their Workers – Episode 035

In this episode, I read a piece of writing that I wrote on April 6, 2018. The piece was inspired by something that was in the news a few months ago.  Barnes & Noble had suddenly fired many of their employees.  There was a time when I worked for Barnes & Noble, and I had things to say about this news.

I read “Barnes & Noble Fired its Workers” in episode 035 of Words of Jen.

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Podcasts, Words of Jen 0 comments on Barnes & Noble Fired Their Workers

Barnes & Noble Fired Their Workers

I wrote this piece on April 6, 2018, in response to something that was in the news a few months before.  I read “Barnes & Noble Fired Their Workers” on episode 35 of Words of Jen.

In February of 2018, Barnes & Noble fired a lot of their long-term employees with no warning. People who had been loyal workers for years and years were suddenly out of a job (and in some cases, without a severance package). Some were told they could apply for their job again – but would receive the starting rate of pay.

As a person who worked for Barnes & Noble for a total of five, frantic, frustrating holiday seasons, I have a lot to say about this situation. To be clear, I was not among the people who were fired. I quit Barnes & Noble long before this happened.

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Diablo III, Diablo Seasons 2 comments on Champion – Halfway There (Season 13)

Champion – Halfway There (Season 13)

Season 13 was the very first time I attempted to complete any of the objectives in the Champion part of the Season Journey.  The experience was both exciting, and frustrating, at times. It required a lot of problem solving to figure out what I needed to do to get my Necromancer ready for Torment X.

This blog post contains the Twitch videos I recorded as I worked towards the halfway point of the Champion part of the Season Journey in Season 13.

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Book Reviews, fantasy 0 comments on Heartless – by Matthew Rossi

Heartless – by Matthew Rossi

Heartless is the second book in the Nameless series. You should read Nameless before you jump into Heartless.

Nameless ended in a way that made it clear that the “big bad” is no longer a threat. That doesn’t mean all the damage is done, however. In many ways, this is a story of redemption and forgiveness. It is about building trust with family after bad things have happened. This was touched on at the end of Nameless, and builds in Heartless.

The wonderful, individualistic, magic that was established in the first book continues to be part of the story. I love how imaginative the characters are in how they express their magical abilities. Rossi’s character’s are so vivid, and feel so real, that I find them fascinating even when they aren’t doing magic.

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