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January 28, 2015

Guardians Of The Galaxy… In Review

by darkjade68

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Guardians Of The Galaxy… In Review

Story; The story is good… And I look forward to the sequel Etc. I don’t want to give anything away… Here, however, is how IMDB would describe it.

Storyline

After stealing a mysterious orb in the far reaches of outer space, Peter Quill from Earth, is now the main target of a manhunt led by the villain known as Ronan the Accuser. To help fight Ronan and his team and save the galaxy from his power, Quill creates a team of space heroes known as the “Guardians of the Galaxy” to save the world.

guardians-of-the-galaxy-movie-2014-Characters; Ok, this is a completely Character Based Movie… And when I say that, that’s a good thing. But in addition to strong characters, it has a lot of style.

chris-pratt-in-guardians-of-the-galaxy-movie-1Peter Quill AKA Star Lord (Chris Pratt); Ok, when I sat down to see this (Keeping in mind, I think most people have seen this movie, as it was a Huge Box Office Success), I had no idea who the lead actor was… But was quickly informed that it was the actor from “Money Ball” who played the Catcher turned 1st Basemen. Who, in fact, was one of my favorite characters in that film. And in this film, he is perfectly cast. Very Buck Rodgers, Meets Flash Gordon, Meets Han Solo, in a good way. He adds vitality, and charm to this film.

Rocket-Raccoon-in-Guardians-of-the-Galaxy-international-trailerRocket (Bradley Cooper); Ok, first of all, I love Bradely CooperBRADLEY-COOPER_ROCKET-RACCOON_GUARDIANS-OF-THE-GALAXY_CONFIRMED_… But I would have never, ever, ever guessed it was him that did this character. The dude can do voices apparently. Secondly, this is the kind of character you’d normally worry about being cheesy and lame… But he’s not. His character is essential to the quirkiness that is this group. But also, with heart.

vin-diesel-groot-guardians-of-the-galaxy-666x341Groot (Vin Diesel); This character, as I suspected would be per the original preview for the film, was great. But, it’s more than that… He’s kinda a sneak up and bite you character… Meaning, he’s subtle, simple and minor at first, but constantly and regularly surprises you. As far as Vin, Lol, well, this character only says one thing… Over… And Over… And over again. “I Am Groot”… So, not sure it mattered all that much that it was Vin, Lol.

lee-pace-guardiansRonan (Lee Pace); I found that the actor Lee Pace made this an interesting character… Tough to do, as this kind of bad guy has been done a lotttt.

The Rest Of The Characters; The rest of the characters and actors did a good job, but the ones above made the film for me.

Overall Review; My overall review of this film, is about a 7.75 out of 10… I really, really enjoyed this film, and will be buying the DVD very shortly. It’s extremely Character Based, which I like, especially when I like the characters, which I do. Secondly, the Style/Look and Music of this film is very appealing, and impressive. This thing is funny, charming, quirky and cool Definitely see this film.

DarkJade-

January 28, 2015

One Knight (Chapter XIII) – Consorting With Dragons

by darkjade68

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THIS IS THE LAST PART OF THE STORY THAT I WROTE, BACK IN 2011… I HOPE YOU’VE ENJOYED IT, AND LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK… IT IS, PERHAPS, SOMETHING I WILL CONTINUE WITH AT SOME POINT

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One Knight (Chapter XIII) – Consorting With Dragons

ONE NIGHT

a Novel

by DarkJade (Written In 2011/Unedited)

Prologue

Chapter One

Chapter Two

Chapter 2.5

Chapter Three

Chapter Four

Chapter Five

Chapter Six

Chapter VII

Chapter 7.5

Chapter VIII

Chapter IX

Chapter X

Chapter 10.5

Chapter XI

Chapter XII

CHAPTER XIII – Consorting with Dragon

Deep in the High Peaks of Hyrand… Within the Darkness of a Great Cave… A Dragon speaks.

“Where is my Mother…” the voice echoes and rumbles the very cave walls.

Also standing within the darkness, but holding a dark blue lantern of light, is Baron Braug’s Sorcerer Onddos… Some ten feet behind him is Baron Braug.

“You are all…

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January 25, 2015

One Knight (Chapter 10.5) – Refuge And Light

by darkjade68

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One Knight (Chapter 10.5) – Refuge and Light

ONE KNIGHT

A Novel

by DarkJade (Written 2011/Unedited)

Prologue

Chapter One

Chapter Two

Chapter 2.5

Chapter Three

Chapter Four

Chapter Five

Chapter Six

Chapter VII

Chapter 7.5

Chapter VIII

Chapter IX

Chapter X

CHAPTER X (Part Two); Refuge and Light

TANANHALL KEEP

Just over four days after departing Maelem, Ingum and the rest of the Maelem Survivors arive at Tannanhall Keep.

Some two to three hundred in all.

Amongst them some two dozen Maelem Guard, and eight Maelem Royal Guard, Lead by Ingum.

Jade wearing a Dark Blue Crushed Velvet Dress, walks straight to Ingum, in utterconfusion and disbelief at what appears to be a large group of Maelem Citizens and Guard.

“Ingum!?… What has happened here !?!” she desperately inquires.

“My Lady… I am honored that you know my name…” he bows to Jade.

“Of course? you are our King’s…

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