Wednesday, April 29, 2015

You ever have those days where doing something you like, art or writing in my case, is like a great big weight of 'why the hell do I even bother'? Like, there are about five different projects that need to be updated, worked on and revised but I look at them and feel nothing but weight of terror and hopelessness and stress?

But then you make yourself sit down and do it and it's like not even a big deal?

Yeah, when I don't update some weeks that's what I'm going through. I guess its depression? I don't know. Sometimes I feel like I should just scrap this entire damned blog but then where would I bitch about the shows I love/hate?

Fuck. Let's see if I can push through for another Dresden update tonight.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Okay folks, I was at a Steampunk convention yesterday so Dresden is going to be late again. In the meantime have a trailer for Jurassic World, which looks entertainingly bad:

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Bringing back the oldies

Wait, wait for real? Gamestop is bringing back retro gaming systems?? Via the Mary Sue.

I don't know guys, I don't entirely trust Gamestop not to gouge me for every penny I own just because I want to play Super Mario Bros while seeing how well pop rocks and strawberry soda mix together and if that insane sugar high will make the experience any better. But I really want to play Mario Bros again... damn.

Portal Blind Box-vaganza

So a little while ago I mentioned buying Portal 2 blind boxes off of ThinkGeek, but not only did I order some my FRIENDS ordered an entire case. So I give to you the first of three videos of Portal 2 blind box openings:

Lucky bastards, they got a WHEATLEY and no duplicates. Stay tuned for two more blind box openings.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Book review: The Martian, Andy Weir

Tricky science-fiction that is almost too real to be fake. This is going to be another short review, because what is there to say? It's good, read it. Any book that starts off with 'I'm pretty much fucked' is either going to be really good or really bad. Thankfully, it's really, HILARIOUSLY good. I say its tricky because this story? The one where our engineer/botanist astronaut is suddenly stranded on Mars with a slim chance of survival? Is so realistically portrayed you can reach out and touch it.

Makes sense, you know, when the author is insanely smart and pretty much IS an astronaut. You'd think the book would get bogged down in technical drivel (and, well, it is a little bit like that) but its balanced by hilariously sharp wit and humor. And the need to know that the guy is going to be okay.

Funnily enough I was thinking near the end of the book, 'This HAS to be a movie, someone had better make this into a movie because damn and lo, and behold it IS being made into a movie.

Nuff' said. Damned well written book and hilarious to boot. Go read it.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

hold onto your wallet

you might not thank me for sharing this BUT:

Thinkgeek is something I've discovered and regretted only because I'm not rich and can't buy everything I see on that website. I will share though, that currently there is a Portal 2 Series 3 blind box sell going on.

And I did the six for twenty dollar sale. I might even share pictures when I get a hold of them.

Monday, April 6, 2015

This is more for personal reference than anything, BUT I found the ending sequence for A Series of Unfortunate Events because LOOK AT IT

Freaking. Amazing.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Older folks play The Last of Us

From the The Mary Sue

This is actually really, really interesting because it kind of shows (to the older generations) how powerful story telling can be in video games. Not to mention - this ain't Mario Bros anymore. Video games and the stories within have evolved to have amazing influence over culture.