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The year of the bow and arrow

My favorite game of the year is THE LEGEND OF ZELDA BREATH OF THE WILD

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Developers Weigh In On The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild's Brilliance

Additionally I can't say enough good things about how great PREY is, one of the few games that actually propelled me to beat it.


Another stellar game from the same studio that came out this year: Dishonored: Death of the Outsider 
 
This year seemed to be quite the year for archery in games....

Nioh
Nioh bow
Horizon
Horizon bow
Shadow of War
Shadow bow
Breath of the Wild
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Assassin's Creed: Origins
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art sources, preybotw


just you, and you are not mine

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+ The 10 Best U2 Songs of the 21st Century

“Stateless” (2000) Before they "returned to form" that fall with All That You Can't Leave Behind, U2 offered one last glimmer of hope for a headier, more nonlinear direction with the music they contributed to longtime friend Wim Wenders' 2000 film The Million Dollar Hotel. And while the song they co-wrote with Salman Rushdie was a collaboration that surely piqued our curiosity, "Stateless" unveiled an all too promising glimpse into what U2 in the 21st century could have sounded like if they continued down the path of their oft overlooked 1995 side project Passengers: Original Soundtracks 1.

U2 + Howard Stern

Bono + Edge on Howard Stern: Get Out Of Your Own Way.discussion + performance
In the scheme of things this song seems like a sequel to Original of the Species which was also dedicated to one of Bono's daughters.
+ The Howard Stern Show December 4, 2017 Bono & The Edge (mp3 download)
+ U2’S BONO AND THE EDGE ON CREATING THEIR HITS, HANGING WITH SPRINGSTEEN AND MCCARTNEY, AND THE ONLY FIGHT THEY’VE EVER HAD

+ U2's 'Songs of Experience' Heading for No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart U2 side by side
+ Amazon Music: U2 Side by Side - commentary on the album and other songs


Dreaming in Nabokov

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+ The New York Times: “Lolita is disgusting” - A 1958 REVIEW OF NABOKOV'S REFINED DEPRAVITY

A new Nabokov book is out that I'm interested in: Insomniac Dreams Experiments with Time by Vladimir Nabokov

+ “But Maybe?”: Immortality, Time, and Nabokov’s Dream Diary

In Insomniac Dreams: Experiments with Time by Vladimir Nabokov, the scholar Gennady Barabtarlo considers Nabokov’s ideas on dreams in detail. The basis of the book is a previously unpublished dream journal that Nabokov kept in 1964, after reading aeronautical engineer John Dunne’s early 20th-century treatise An Experiment with Time. In that book, Dunne sketched a theory that human consciousness was capable of tracking events both forward and backward in time, so that dreams might reflect future events in a perfectly logical sequence. He claimed that dreams contain “images of past experience and images of future experience blended together in approximately equal proportions.” This idea, Dunne argued somewhat ambitiously, “contains the first scientific argument for human immortality.

+ Vladimir Nabokov's dream diary reveals experiments with 'backwards timeflow'

For a period of 80 days, the author of Lolita wrote down everything he could remember of his dreams as soon as he woke up, amassing 118 index cards recording 64 dreams. The text is reproduced in the book Insomniac Dreams, alongside material placing the experiment in the context of his life and writing.

+ Best books of 2017 – part oneUtterly fascinating.