First, video games.
- State of Decay is one of the best videogames I've ever played. I have never in my nearly 30 years(holy shit) of playing video games ever played a story-based game more than once. I played SoD three times, even drawing out the missions so the game lasted longer. Now there's a downloadable content that only partially changed the game, but I'm back at it. If you ever wanted to BE in the world of the Walking Dead, to try to survive in that environment then you will love this game.
- Battlefield 4 - A game so incredibly-buggy that it's hard to believe I'd put it on the list, but it really has so much incredible stuff to it that you still play it. Environments that are hugely destructive, including bringing down an entire skyscraper in Shanghai, to islands that are a paradise one minute and then a massive tropical storm rolls in and you're fighting in giant waves that was once a calm ocean.
I don't know why The End occurs in three of the movies I name. I just don't.
- John Dies At The End
- The World's End
- This Is The End
- American Hustle
- Now You See Me
- Pacific Rim
- The Conjuring
- In Time
Ways to Go by Grouplove - bizarre video though...
Hold On(We're Going Home) by Drake - I don't even know who he is, but this song really stuck in my head
Get Lucky by Daft Punk - talk about catchy...
Hesitation Marks by Nine Inch Nails - I know a lot of NIN fans who hated this album. While I didn't love it, it did have some good songs. From Came Back Haunted to All Time Low to Satellite, it's got some good ones.
Hate Department made a come back this year with New Ghost. Has some really good songs, but my favorite is probably Broken Rule. Sorry, no link but you can check them out here.
Never Go Back by Lee Child - I've made no secret of my insane love of these books. Have been reading them since before nobody knew who Jack Reacher was. They always seem to come out every year in my birthday month, so I just consider them a personal bday present from Mr. Child. It's great that he does one every year. Reliable author, unlike that douchebag George R. R. Martin, who clearly is never going to finish that series.
Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss - You like fantasy? Like, really really well-written fantasy? This is book two, so do yourself a favor and get the first and this one. I'm a little worried that he's only putting them out like once every 3 years, but they are worth the fucking wait. Phenomenal series.
Best Served Cold by Joe Abercrombie - I probably never mentioned, but this author is like my rainy-day author. I devoured his first trilogy, which is one of my all-time favorite fantasy series(The First Law trilogy)--I even emailed him at the time. He was a no-name author and also UK film editor--he emailed me back, was very nice. Now he's hit it pretty big, with most of his stuff getting picked up for movies/TV/big publishing houses. Anyway, he had three more books come out set in that world and I just bought them and set them aside for when I was feeling particularly shitty. And man, does Best Served Cold hit it right. How he takes a ton of mostly despicable characters and gets you rooting for them...it's pretty amazing. You can read Best Served Cold having never read any of his other books and you won't be lost. Get it. FAST read, too.
There ya go. Probably missing some stuff. But I don't really keep good track of this stuff...