Daily Ramble 81: Flashbacks and Illuminati
For whatever reason, today has been a day where I looked back at things I’ve covered in the past but wanted to return to. While I continue to make headway in Secret World Legends, in particular heading to visit the minister, I went back a few months to American Gods and then a few more months to Letter 44. Both segments are my attempt to start those stories back up since they were so enjoyable. In American Gods, I consolidate the different posts I put together for the first episode. I’m about 35 minutes or so into the story but had 5 posts about what was going on…so much happens. In Letter 44, I left off with issue 3 and figured it was time to revisit and start finding out what more went on with President Blades and the aliens. So I guess I was a bit nostalgic today but it felt good to go back and rekindle these flames.
Light Conquers All
I start back off in the Church to try to finish off the missions Minister Henry Hawthorne has for me. He’s got 2 more I haven’t seen yet so I’ll start at the top and see about completing The Kingsmouth Code. This looks to provide some good information about the town and why this is where the zombies came and what the Illuminati want with the town.
The first step in the mission is to seek out the Illuminati symbols and follow them and from what I can tell, this means for me to take a look at the manhole covers in the town. The one right outside the Church has writing on it…Lux Omnia Vincit which means “Light Conquers All”.
So I follow the signs. They lead me through the streets of Kingsmouth till I get to the pier off of Main Street, where I find, behind a building, another, different Illuminati symbol.
With this new clue, I head to Town Hall to seek out the references. And end up at a cellar.
Where I needed to hack a computer and collect the artifacts that I’m lead to.
Quite a cool and intricate mission to decipher but one that was definitely fun to do.
American Gods – Where am I at?
Well, it’s been plenty of time since I last posted anything to do with American Gods and I’ve actually finished watching the first season a while ago. With that in mind, I thought it might be nice to refresh my memory of what all went on during the season since we’re kinda in a middle spot between the end of the first season and the start of the second. To catch anyone back up to where I’m at in my watching, here are the posts I’ve made relating to The Bone Orchard so far:
Tomorrow I’m gonna look to start back up and work towards finishing off the first episode. I’ll be looking at the arrangements between Mr. Wednesday and Shadow and I’m thinking I’m gonna speed things up a bit. While I enjoyed watching the show intently and will still do that, breaking 30 minutes of show into 5 posts might be a bit of overkill. My whole idea with this series was that I’d watch the show on my breaks at work, but with the detail that I’ve posted, things were taking much longer than I planned. We’ll see how things go since there’s so much going on in any scene that I could easily write a bunch.
First Look: Letter 44 #4
Here is another jump back in time where I’m looking for continuity. Letter 44 is a great read and while it’s been months since I read the 3rd issue, I decided this weekend to start moving forward again with the story.
Issue 3 left us with tensions among the crew of the Clarke, trouble with President Blades’ agenda, and an assassination attempt on the President’s Chief of Staff. That’s quite a bit but there’s plenty in issue 4 to keep the pace of things frenetic. We’ve got a good portion of the crew of the Clarke leaving the main ship and heading to an asteroid the aliens have been doing stuff on, a member of the previous administration is moved into the Chief of Staff role, and a doctor’s found the puncture wound where the assassin tried to kill Elijah. And that’s all just in the first few pages.
Once again, this is a fun issue and I’m reminded why I’m reading it. The art is well done, the writing is worthy of any movie thriller, and I could easily see this on the big screen or as a series. With so much going on in this issue, it flies by and certainly leaves me wanting more. I’m not gonna let another few months go by before I pick up issue 5.