Very cool with the Wheel of Time stuff. My wife likes the books, but never really obsessed over them the way I do. Guess you win some, you loose some.
Not familiar with the Stormlight series, but I DID enjoy his work finishing Robert Jordain's series. Will have to look into it when I have time.
Completely agree with the sentiment on books. I LOVE to read. I only read about two books a week anymore, but until I started writing regularly, I was averaging somewhere around 300 books a year. No such thing as too many books, and no matter how much time you have to read it is never enough! I prefer Sci-Fi and Fantasy, but also read a lot of Horror and Adventure, . . . with a little bit of everything else mixed in as the mood strikes.
Flexible Survival is a pretty good game. I've enjoyed it a great deal, though one has to go into it expecting to experience a bit of strangeness in places. I look that one up every few months to see what is new, . . . probably over due for another play.
I've always been impressed of the adult game community, especially among game communities that focus on more text heavy games. Most of the people I've had the privilege of meeting have been kind, intelligent, and helpful.
Inheritance. The game has a dark undertone at the start and involves a pair of girls who have been mistreated in the past. While there are options to allow you to take advantage of them, the primary focus of the writing is to provoke a nurturing and protective impulse in the player. The idea is to take a pair of girls what are 'broken' in their own ways, then put the player in a position where they want to make their lives brighter.
I've seen some really amazing discussion about the game and how people view the characters. For example, here is part of a conversation on another site about the intro from a while back:
"Hm...I am conflicted (I know it's only a very very very early version of this game, still....)...the writer is good at making me question what the best path is (especially since there's no outcome yet, because that choice ends this version of the game!)...I mean of the two choices here (I will never be a total abusive asshole, not even in a game so for me there's only two choices here, not 3 (abusing her is out of the question!)...no, I can't even roleplay that! I can roleplay a greedy person, a person driven by revenge, hell even someone who's a racist should I really need to etc. etc. but not someone who's just an evil asshole!):
- stop Anna from having sex with you (either by saying you aren't even remotely intersted in her, which would in my case be a lie, not to mention totally uncalled for! Or by saying that if there's going to be sex then it will be consensual (which more or less means she has to initiate it without thinking that she has to, but because she wants it!))
- have sex with her but make it special for her (the absolute opposite to the uncle who basically used her as a living sex-doll!)
The first choice seems to be the better one at face value, but on the other hand: She's enjoying herself in choice two (she clamps down on the protagonist's head when he's eating her out because she has an orgasm and she seems to like kissing, too) and it seems to establish a better connection between the protagonist and her (not to mention that giving someone who's had very few good things happen to them a very good one seems like something you really should do)
I really don't know which is the morally superior choice...:(
ps: I love it when games challange me like that, sadly most AAA-Developers have stopped making games that really challenge you like this "
I was particularly proud of that comment (And some of the conversation that followed) because it showed me that people authentically cared about the girls, that they felt called to do what they felt was right instead of just wanting to satisfy their baser urges.
Make no mistake, the game may have some dark undertones in places, but ultimately its about bringing light and joy to the lives of two girls who have never experienced real kindness before your arrival.