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F.E.A.R. (review by Tyler Lombard)

Posted in Coming of Age, dystopia, Games, Zombie movies on February 2, 2017 by Mr. Winch

The F.E.A.R. video game series is a long, very horrific experience to stop a young girl named Alma Wade.  Alma Wade is the mother of the apocalypse.

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First, you take the perspective of a F.E.A.R. operative or First Encounter Assault Recon. The F.E.A.R. team is trying to hunt down Alma Wade  for good reason. She is a demon/spirit figure that kills everything and everyone in her path, and some of her victims go insane, maybe because she consumes their sanity.  Her actions are actually quite understandable because when she was still alive, scientists did tons of experiments on her and then locked her away.  When you first see her, she is ten, but by age fifteen, she has had two kids: Fettle and Point Man. The scientists took her babies away from her, which is another reason why she is severely pissed off.

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While the F.E.A.R. operatives follow through with their objectives, they have to stop other forces along the way: demons, cop-like-F.B.I. military guy, the Replica Soldiers–thousands of super soldiers.  These other forces find the F.E.A.R. operatives a threat. Along the way, you–the main F.E.A.R. operative–go on this hell of a spree, watching everything die by everything, witnessing all the people you worked with die by demons in the most suffering and brutal of ways. But Alma Wade, decides to kill all of the above.

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All the chaos, all the terror that you see is from Alma Wade.  The headaches, the hallucinations you experience, that is all from her. Even though it is understandable why Alma is this way, she still needs to be stopped in any way that is possible. If you are interested in first-person-shooter horror video games, then check out F.E.A.R.  

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Lois Lowry’s The Giver (A book review by Jack D.)

Posted in Book Reviews, dystopia, Newberry Winners, Sci-fi, Young Adult books with tags , , on June 10, 2014 by Mr. Winch

The setting of this masterpiece is a futuristic dystopian society.  The main character is Jonas, who is handpicked by the elders to be the new receiver, one of the highest ranking jobs. But what does the receiver do, exactly? He or she receives memories from the previous receiver, or the current giver. The process is repeated several times throughout history, giving the receiver knowledge none of the others possess. The receiver uses these memories to lend advice and aid the leaders of the society when the leaders are confronted with an unknown threat. As Jonas receives these memories, he sees more and more holes in the perfect society. He also begins to gains something that very few people have, the ability to see color.  Read the book to learn how Jonas copes with this new way of life.