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    Books, music, movies, you know, the same generic things everyone else is interested in. Also, I've been trying to teach myself guitar. Fun times.
  1. Fair enough. I meant that you can use the sniper rifle without having to invest any skill points in firearms, I know it's not quite in the spirit of the challenge. Also, you need firearms to take down the helicopter, though again you don't need to use your skill points for that.
  2. I'll give you the others but shtupping all the ladies isn't particularly challenging. Also, if you've maxed out stealth you could sneak into the other tower and take Darcy out with the sniper rifle.
  3. Hardly the strangest thing I've seen all day. Maybe it's just that for awhile a friend of mine who was teaching English in Japan would regularly send me links to Japanese music videos, but I'm kind of inured to this kind of thing. That said, I doubt that they have much of a chance of catching on in a big way in the US. But you never know with pop music. I wouldn't say that it's anything to do with the video itself (I don't really think it's any better or worse than a lot of American music videos), it's just hard for a foreign language group to break through, even with an English language single. Not my thing, but I'll wish them the best of luck anyway. If nothing else their video seemed to be tongue-in-cheek, so I'll give them more leeway I would have if it had been achingly sincere.
  4. Maybe. According to the interview with Abercrombie at the end, it's a standalone novel set in the same world. Which I wouldn't say really qualifies it as a sequel or prequel. And I did enjoy reading it, but I don't consider it a must read. Glad to hear you're enjoying his other work.
  5. I've decided to make it a point to read as much trashy sci-fi/adventure/fantasy literature as possible this summer. Since making this decision I've read Best Served Cold by Joe Abercrombie and Feed by Mira Grant. I'm about to start The Kingdom Beyond the Waves by Stephen Hunt. I'll admit I chose each of these based at least 30% on the cover art (which is awesome in each case). Best Served Cold was only okay, I wouldn't particularly recommend it. Feed was actually better than I thought it would be, though it's the first book in Trilogy and now I'm stuck waiting for the rest of the series to be released. Same thing happened to me with Steig Larsson's Millenium books.
  6. I love Stephen Heck. Aside from all the things he says to Mike, his little asides ("Not like Wen, no sir, not like Wen at all." or "Crazy commie broad!") to himself are fantastic.
  7. I'll just come out and say it, while I have enjoyed Alpha Protocol a great deal, I just don't care for Michael Thorton. I like him less than most of the supporting cast with some notable exceptions. No matter what dialogue stance I choose he comes across as kind of a jackass. You could effectively rename the dialogue choices as Smart-Aleck, Douchebag, and Corporate Drone. Agree? Disagree? Discuss.
  8. Christopher Lee has kind of aged out of the part. But given that a movie will never be made of Alpha Protocol that doesn't mean you can't say that Christopher Lee would have been great for the part about fifteen years ago. I don't know if I'd say that but it's just as valid as any other casting option. Speaking of actors who've aged out of a role, Steve Buscemi would have been perfect for Stephen Heck about twenty years ago.
  9. Well, really the ideal Michael Thorton would be something of a non-entity onto whom the audience could project themselves. That said, Alec Baldwin would be good as Leland with Clint Eastwood as Marburg.
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