“We are Forerunners. Guardians of all that exists. The roots of the Galaxy have grown deep under our careful tending. Where there is life, the wisdom of our countless generations has saturated the soil. Our strength is a luminous sun, towards which all intelligence blossoms… And the impervious shelter, beneath which it has prospered.”

The Didact’s Best Books of 2023

The Didact’s Best Books of 2023

This year was another quite slow one for me in terms of reading. I think I managed to finish off 11 books in all – which is not a particularly impressive achievement, given what I used to manage. It is clear to me that my ability to concentrate for long periods...
Franchise: Unkillable

Franchise: Unkillable

If you have not yet seen Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part 1, or, as the cool kids call it, M:I7, I assure you, it is WELL worth the price of admission. I kicked my own ass to go watch the thing yesterday, despite quite horrid weather and a general sense...
Didact’s Book List 2022

Didact’s Book List 2022

The Real Anthony Fauci: Bill Gates, Big Pharma, and the Global War on Democracy and Public Health by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. (3.5/5) Pandemia: How Coronavirus Hysteria Took Over Our Government, Rights, and Lives by Alex Berenson (3.4/5) Remains (Galaxy’s Edge...
The Didact’s Best Albums of 2022

The Didact’s Best Albums of 2022

This year was a pretty big one for new music, judging by what I saw of various bands that I follow across YouTube, but oddly enough, I didn’t really listen to a whole lot of new metal albums. I tend to be pretty snobbish when it comes to metal, mostly because I...
The Didact’s Best Books of 2023

The Didact’s Best Books of 2022

My reading definitely collapsed quite badly in the past year as well – I actually spend much more of my time these days reading blog posts, articles, and various alternative news aggregator sites, rather than actual books. I also spent an inordinate amount of...
The sequel we wanted and needed

The sequel we wanted and needed

As I said to subscribers of my Telegram channel yesterday in my (more or less) daily update, I went to see Top Gun Maverick yesterday. And I’m not going to mess about: it’s EPIC. Whatever voodoo hoodoo that they do over there when they made the movie, it...
Didact’s Book List 2022

Didact’s Book List 2021

Convergence (Galaxy’s Edge Book 13) by Jason Anspach & Nick Cole (3.8/5)How to Deal With Narcissists: Why they Became Evil, How They Think, And Strategies and Techniques to Take Control by Michael Trust (3.5/5)The Pentagon Wars: Reformers Challenge the...
Didact’s Album List 2021

Didact’s Album List 2021

IRON MAIDEN – Senjutsu (5.0/5)HELLOWEEN – Helloween (4.3/5)SHADOWKILLER – Until the War is Won (3.8/5)BLAZON STONE – Damnation (4.0/5)ANCIENT EMPIRE – Other World (3.9/5)ANCIENT EMPIRE – Wings of the...
The Didact’s Best Books of 2023

The Didact’s Best Books of 2021

My usual breakneck reading pace actually fell off a cliff this year, for a number of reasons. I was extremely busy with courses and work all the way from January through to October, and that really dented my ability to read and process information through books, much...