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The Nerd Blitz Question Of The Week #103

What’s crackin’?
Wanna do this whole question thing again?
No?
Okay…we can wait…

Now?
Sweet, let’s do this!

This week we are sticking with the video game theme, but mixing in one of our other favorite topics!
We want to know: Did You Play Star Wars: Jedi: Fallen Order?
If So, What Did You Think?

Leave your answer down in the comments below or tweet it to us over on the Tweety times @NerdBlitzPod or by using the hashtag #TNBQotW

Special thanks goes out to the good sir @SteBoost for creating our eye catchingly sexified logo for The Nerd Blitz Question Of The Week.

The Nerd Blitz Question Of The Week #102

Are we lookin’ okay for one hundred and two weeks old?
Be honest, do you think we need to get a little work done?
It’s okay, we can definitely handle the truth.

This week we are sticking with the gaming of the video assortment, and since franchises are just as important to them as other forms of entertainment, we want to know: What Is Your All Time Favorite Video Game Franchise And What About It Makes You All Tingly?

Leave your answer down in the comments below or tweet it to us over on the Tweety times @NerdBlitzPod or by using the hashtag #TNBQotW

Special thanks goes out to the good sir @SteBoost for creating our eye catchingly sexified logo for The Nerd Blitz Question Of The Week.

Star Wars: Most Wanted Review

If you’ve listened to the five or so most recent episodes of the main show, you have heard Fitz talk about reading this a few times.
You listened as my interest grew while he spoke about his downs and ups with it.
So the question is where do I stand?
Do I agree with ol Fitty or am I my own man?
Gather round and let’s find out, gang.

As always, this is your official ***SPOILER ALERT***

Just to start, this book is curious.
Obviously, if I’m reviewing it, I liked it well enough (more on this later, trust me!) to tell you about it.
But for the first two sevenths of it, shit was looking really damn gloomy on the “ooo, this is gonna rock!” front.
That first hundred pages or so is just bland and uninteresting, it’s just a hell of a slog that feels completely uninspired.
Right around page 100, that all changes and this quickly becomes one of the most enthralling, engaging, and entertaining Star Wars books I’ve read in my decade of reading them.

Set just before the opening segment of Solo, we meet Han and Qi’ra as two kids with hopes of getting to be the leader of the White Worms pack.
With a near contempt for each other, Lady Proxima sends them, unwittingly to each other, on separate sides of the same mission, a high dollar auction for a new piece of cutting edge tech.
When the deal goes sideways, Han & Qi’ra are forced to work together and trust each other with their deepest secrets to survive.

Coming hot on the heels of possibly the most controversial movie of the franchise (The Last Jedi) and battling against poor promotion and a very public firing and replacement of the original directors, Solo was an unfairly maligned movie that had the true heart and soul of George Lucas’s Original three movies infused in its DNA.
It’s definitely the most fun of the new movies, desperately in need of a sequel or follow up of some kind (#MakeSolo2Happen!).
To say I want more of this era, these characters, and their world is a MASSIVE understatement.

In this book, we get to travel to at least four different distinct areas/districts of Corellia: the sewers, the posh upper crusty area, an industrial nightmare, and a grave yard for star ships.
Once Rae Carson hits her stride, she doesn’t fuckin’ stop, man.
What’s truly astounding is that this novel dropped before the movie, because it feels like Carson studied this movie for months to get that feeling of fun, adventure, and wonder locked down.
She captured it all, particularly in the scene where Han breaks atmo for the first time and gets his very first taste of space and flying.
His sheer glee at finding the thing that he desperately wants most in life is awe inspiring and wonderful.
I’ve never read a damn thing Rae has written before, but I’ll be watching more closely for her name from now on.

One thing I liked and have to mention is an observation Qi’ra makes about Han.
While watching his interactions with other folks of all stripes, different species, robots, filthy rich, or dirt poor, she notices that Han treats them all with the same level of dignity.
While this sounds like it may come off heavy handed, obtrusive, and forced, I can assure you it most definitely is not.
It’s handled incredibly well and doesn’t at all feel like you’re being beaten over the head with “a message”, it’s almost off-handedly mentioned.
It’s a good message to subtly send in this day and age of constant division, especially given the target audience of this novel.

The bottomline is this, gang, it has a more than rocky start, but if you stick with it it is wonderfully satisfying.
Carson has an uncanny grasp on this world, and these characters in particular.
I know she’s gone on to bigger assignments in the Star Wars galaxy, but I’d definitely love to see her return to Han’s roots and show us what she can do with this set of toys now that we’ve all seen the movie.
If you can, hunt this book down and give it a shot.
Like Jason Fry and E.K. Johnston before her, Rae Carson proves that the Young Adult arm of that galaxy far far away is producing some of the best stories it has to offer.
And yes, it’s incredibly eerie how much Fitz and I have ended up agreeing about this one…SEND HELP!!!

Let us what you think of this review in the comments below or share this post on Twitter with the Hashtag #TNBBookReview.

Special thanks to @ACFerrell1976 for her continued editorial assistance.

The Nerd Blitz Question Of The Week #101

As we start into our 2nd century of questioning, we welcome you to answer and have all the fun you’ve come to expect from us.
Or just dick around, what eves!

WHOA!
This week we are gettin’ a little…gamey…
That’s right, gang, since Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time has officially been announced (watch the trailer HERE), we want to know: How Excited Are You For Crash 4, And What Do You Want To See Most In The Game?

Leave your answer down in the comments below or tweet it over to us on the Twitter @NerdBlitzPod or by using the hashtag #TNBQotW

Special thanks goes out to the good sir @SteBoost for creating our eye catchingly sexified QotW logo.

The Nerd Blitz Question Of The Week #100!

After ninety nine weeks of yammering about all aspects of nerdery, we have reached an incredible milestone (one of many this year), gang.
So gather round and tell your friends as we dive into the one hundredth installment of THE NERD BLITZ QUESTION OF THE WEEK!

This week, we’re going to be a wee bit masturbatory and ask: If You Had To Elevator Pitch The Nerd Blitz, Site And Podcast, To Somebody New, How Would You Convince Them To Check Us Out?

Leave your answer down in the comments below or tweet it over to us on the Twitter @NerdBlitzPod or by using the hashtag #TNBQotW

Special thanks goes out to the good sir @SteBoost for creating our eye catchingly sexified QotW logo.

Also thanks to everyone who has answered the past ninety nine questions, especially our most frequent answerers @TESDGroupie and (we hate to admit it) @JoinedToFollow.
Thanks for continuing to take part, gang.