Agent Palmer

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A few new (or new to me) things I’ve been consuming

While the Olympics have been a bit hit or miss for me, less of it has to do with the network and more of it has to do with time zones, I have caught some of it, and of course, the USA’s win in the Gold Cup has continued the summer of soccer, but sports is not the only thing I have been consuming this summer.

I have been watching and listening to other things as well, plus my regular podcast habit (with a few new ones I’ll be mentioning), and my reading, means that there is literally always something to consume.

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Ethan Gilsdorf builds an Immersive Experience in Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks

Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks - Ethan Gilsdorf - Book Cover

More than a decade after its release and the time I first opened its pages, I returned to Ethan Gilsdorf’s Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks: An Epic Quest for Reality Among Role Players, Online Gamers, and Other Dwellers of Imaginary Realms. The trip back has reminded me why there is merit to rereading certain books.

First released in 2009, when I was just Jason and not Agent Palmer, I had no blog, no podcast, a boring job, and I was really just trying to find my way in the world. It was the perfect time to first pick up this book. This second time, I have a blog, a podcast, no job, and I’m still just trying to find my way in the world.

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Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline Spoiler Free Book Review

Ready Player Two: Meet the New Book, Enjoyable as the Old Book

It didn’t take too long to become reacquainted with Parzival, Art3mis, Aech, Shoto, and the OASIS in Ready Player Two. Once you get going, it’s not easy to stop, similar to an addiction, which is part of the discussion and joy of Ready Player Two, Ernest Cline’s much-anticipated sequel to the best-seller Ready Player One.

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Jurassic Park Novel by Michael Crichton Spoiler Free Review

Jurassic Park’s underlying themes anything but extinct 30 years later

It’s been more than two decades since I first read Jurassic Park. In that time, I’ve come to deeply love the original movie trilogy and the new series starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard. But the thing is, this book is far more compelling than I remember, and it is quite odd to be placing different pieces of it in the different films in the original trilogy.

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