Book Reviews, fantasy 0 comments on On Black Winds We Rise (No Gods Before Us) – by Tom McNellis

On Black Winds We Rise (No Gods Before Us) – by Tom McNellis

On Black Winds We Rise is the first book in the No Gods Before Us series. It is a fantasy series with a very rich world filled with a wide variety of peoples.

The story is set in 1000 BC on an alternate Earth. It starts in Aegyptus, and later moves to Hibernia. Things are not always what they seem to be in this world, and there are some extremely creepy parts in this book.

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Podcasts, Words of Jen 0 comments on They Were Both Pregnant – Episode 046

They Were Both Pregnant – Episode 046

In this episode, I read a piece of my writing that I wrote on July 28, 2015, on a Tumblr blog that no longer exists. The events in it took place decades ago, when I was in middle school.

This is a story about what happens when teenage girls do not have access to birth control. It is based on my memory of actual events.

I read “They Were Both Pregnant” on episode 046 of Words of Jen.

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They Were Both Pregnant

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I wrote this piece on July 28, 2015, on a Tumblr blog that no longer exists. The events in it took place decades ago, when I was in middle school.

This is a story about what happens when teenage girls do not have access to birth control. It is based on my memory of actual events.

I read “They Were Both Pregnant” on Episode 046 of Words of Jen.

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Kitchen Scramble, Other Video Games 0 comments on Kitchen Scramble App – Albuqueso

Kitchen Scramble App – Albuqueso

Albuqueso is the tenth town in the Kitchen Scramble game. The recipes in this town resemble foods made in Mexico and South American countries.

Pepper (the player character) had been offered the job of teaching International Cuisine next semester at Chef Academy. She needs to learn more international recipes before she can get the job.

Albuqueso requires players to learn several new recipes.

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Coloring 0 comments on Johanna Basford 2019 Coloring Calendar – February

Johanna Basford 2019 Coloring Calendar – February

Coloring is relaxing. A friend gave me the Johanna Basford 2019 coloring calendar as a Christmas present. I am really enjoying it!

I have rheumatoid arthritis in my hands (among other places). I’ve heard it is good to keep my hands and fingers active. Coloring is a good way to do that.

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Jen's Lore Corner, Podcasts 1 comment on Jen’s Lore Corner – King Kanai – Episode 011

Jen’s Lore Corner – King Kanai – Episode 011

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.

New content started with Episode 010.

In this episode, I talk about the lore of King Kanai, the beloved true king of the Barbarians. The character was named after a real person.

Before I started recording this episode, I put together a blog post with everything I know about King Kanai. It has screenshots from the Diablo III game, and links to all my source material.

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Jen’s Lore Corner – King Kanai – Episode 011 is a post written by Jen Thorpe on Book of Jen and is not allowed to be copied to other sites.


Diablo III, Diablo Lore 1 comment on The Lore of King Kanai

The Lore of King Kanai

King Kanai is an NPC (non-player character) in Diablo III. If you have ever taken one of your characters to obtain Kanai’s Cube, you have seen Kanai’s ghost appear and point at the Cube.

But, who was King Kanai? There’s plenty of lore about him in the Diablo III game, and some additional information about the inspiration for the character that is presented outside of the game.

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Podcasts, Words of Jen 0 comments on Capitalism is the Problem – Episode 045

Capitalism is the Problem – Episode 045

In this episode, I read a piece of my writing that I wrote a few days ago. The inspiration was the recent layoffs at Blizzard/Activision/King.

It turns out I had a whole lot to say about not only that situation but also about capitalism.

I read “Capitalism is the Problem” on episode 045 of Words of Jen.

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Capitalism is the Problem

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I’ve noticed a pattern – and I’m not the first one to have seen it. The inspiration for this piece of writing, sadly, comes from the news of the massive layoffs at Blizzard/Activision/King.

Layoffs like these keep happening. Why? The problem is capitalism. Fortunately, there are solutions to this problem that can be implemented in the United States if enough people get together and push for change.

I read “Capitalism is the Problem” on Episode 045 of Words of Jen.

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