We're entering June this coming weekend, and that puts us in the sixth month of the year. A month later, in July, over half of the year will have gone. Doesn't time fly when you're playing nun?
Well, what can one say? I've played two excellent major video game releases from this year - Tomb Raider and BioShock Infinite - and of course I've enjoyed others. In terms of books, I can't say I've particularly kept up with this year's releases. I read Alison Croggon's Black Spring, a gothic tale in the spirit of Wuthering Heights and Malinda Lo's utterly sublime Adaptation (think teen drama-meets-The X-Files), but little - if anything - else. I've been faithfully purchasing 2000AD every week, and that has also had some really good stories in it. With American comics, I've been following a few here and there, but my interest is waning as time goes on, but the collected editions of last year's The Creep and Alabaster: Wolves (both from Dark Horse Comics) were brilliant.
So now it's time to sit back and get ready for the second half of the year. The DVD release of Cloud Atlas, Treecat Wars; the third Stephanie Harrington novel from David Weber & Jane Lindskold, the start of a new series with Mark Charan Newton's Drakenfeld, Saints Row IV hitting the stands - and much, much more. With the second half of any year often seeming the busiest, perhaps it's time to clear those shelves a little, finish those unfinished games and watch the movies we bought months ago that are now covered in dust, just in time for the first wave of goodies to hit.
Onwards, questers, for the Sword of Asnagar awaits!