Michael Posts

On Being a Father

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I’ve never been more nervous about anything than becoming a father. I held my cool the morning of September 21st, the day my daughter would arrive, but I was scared. Scared about not being able to handle the stress, or that it would all be too much. Turns out though it was the exact opposite of all my fears. I look back now on the inadequate amount of sleep I received during Lexi’s first months and remember it not being a big deal. Now I am five weeks away from doing it all again. Maximus is set to arrive on August 26th and I now know not to be scared. Of course with Lexi I was both excited and scared, but now with Maximus I can say I’m a stronger person. I know that I can handle what’s ahead of me and my family and know how amazing it is that I’m having a son.

Book Review: Y: The Last Man: Vol. V

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While I’m still loving this series to pieces, the last volume was getting a bit stale for my taste. I did this with The Walking Dead, I read it for a while but the story became so farfetched that I abandoned around issue 90, which was way longer than I wanted to read. This series was beginning to go nowhere for me, but I’m sticking with it, and glad I did. Vol. V is starting to reveal some plot points started since the beginning, and now has a few twists that has me already reaching for the next volume.

Happy Meal

Me: “yes, I need a chicken nugget happy meal for a girl.”
Them: “anything else?”
Me: *notices Pokemon happy meal.
Me: “I mean, I have a son”

My Speech on SMA

I’ve been meaning to post this but life has gotten away from me for a bit. This was a speech I put together for my Public Speaking class of a special little boy I know with SMA. Give the speech a listen, then head to his website Landon’s Life to learn all about him.

Quick Review: Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

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Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons is a beautiful game, and the designers take advantage of the landscape by putting benches for you to sit and gaze. Brothers is an adventure style game where you control two brothers with both joysticks navigating through an interesting world for a cure for your dad. It was a short stay with not much development in the world or characters, but was a solid entry that is worth exploring.

The game opens up with two brothers tasked with finding a cure for their sick dad. You traverse an unusual and charismatic world filled with interesting scenarios that involves no combat, guns, or fighting. Characters interact with simple gestures and speak with moans and grunts, which obviously would prefer dialogue but it works in this instance. You traverse the world by running, climbing, swimming, and some instances riding on a bird-things back. There never is a dull moment during the four hours Brothers lasts.

The game attempts to be emotional by introducing you to various characters that the brothers interact with and putting them through awkward situations. I thought the giants I came across had more character than the humans. I don’t want to get into specifics, but I could see where the game was leading me at the end and might have made more of an impact if it wasn’t so in my face. You also interact with the world in unique ways, including moving dead giant bodies around that are in your way.

I never quite got used to the controls as each brother is mapped to a different stick and shoulder button. yes it is all one button controls, but it is interesting and sometimes tricky scheme to get used to. I bought this game on sale but still think it is worth full price for those interested. It’s a nice break from the norm, and although it is short, the world is an captivating place to explore with rich detailed environments that make it worth your stay.

I give it four rock giants out of five.