The Aluminum Age
I am an amateur futurist. What’s that? It’s when someone tries to foresee the outcome of technological, cultural and social trends in the future. And what I see on the horizon is something that’ll change the very way we exist on our planet, and I’m going to share this vision with you. Right now, we are dependent on fossil fuels for the majority of the energy produced...
Review: Mystery Science Theater 3000
Mystery Science Theater was one of those shows that I saw as a kid, but never really appreciated until much, much later. The premise is simple as it is brilliant: take old movies and make fun of them on TV. Most of the films they got were old and, thankfully, horrible enough to easily make fun of. It was a better time because movies are taken so seriously by some people and it’s fun to...
Review: Evil Genius
If there’s one game I never grow tired of, it’s Evil Genius. Published by Sierra way back in 2004, back before Activision absorbed it like EA was doing with so many of their own minor companies. It’s a shame because without Sierra, the odds of a sequel ever being made are practically nil, and so this title will quietly die a slow death as it ages. That’s why I’m...
Review: Star Trek (2009)
I can honestly say my obsession with Star Trek can be blamed on my parents. One of the few things that isn’t really a bad thing to be obsessed over. I’ve been a Trekkie since I was little and honestly? It’s not that bad. I got some shit for it during school but eventually everyone just said “ah fuck it” and left me alone. It just so happens that I chose a...
Review: Hell's Gate
Hell’s Gate is one of those books I picked up because the premise was interesting and I had wanted to read something beside’s David Weber’s Honor Harrington series. I’d never heard of Linda Evans before, and I knew Weber had published some fantasy stuff, so I thought I’d at least look at this one because it featured a fairly modern looking guy fighting a man on...
Review: Star Trek Online
Star Trek Online is one of those games that takes forever to develop and release, finally gets released, and falls flat on its face. What sets STO apart from the others is that it picked itself up and got a second wind. Or third wind, if we want to get specific. See, STO was being developed by Perpetual Entertainment back in 2004, only to declare bankruptcy in 2008. Cryptic, which had made a...
I want to scream
Ok, this week was sparce on posts because of two reasons: I had to leave town for two days to visit the family, and Tumblr and I disagree on a few things. Like when I say to post things. So sorry for the lack of posting, I’m working on it and will try and get some awesome posts up for you today :D my two followers or so… actually I think I don’t have any. Aweh.
Dead Rising is one of those games that you have to be into zombies to like. And I’m serious here. Zombies are cool and I liked the game, but if you’re not into it, it’s a total buzzkill. I know, because I had someone tell me. But for me, this was an awesome game and I absolutely love it because it was a concept that was somewhat unique at the time: A zombie game where you...
Spotlight: SF Debris
SF Debris, or Chuck if you bother to learn his name, is a comedy writer who does reviews of science fiction. In a nutshell, that’s pretty common, but Chuck has actually produced quite a few videos, some serious on certain topics like Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and the infamous Prime Directive, to some that are just poking fun at the stupidity on display. His reviews are almost always...
Bad Tumblr, bad!
I would’ve had a nice big review of Star Trek (2009) for you, but Tumblr decided that only little posts would get saved, not the big ones, so when my computer restarted itself without my permission, it lost my long review. I’m mad at you Tumblr! Anyway, expect the review sometime Monday or Tuesday, since travelling will be happening.
Conclusion of Horror Week
Well guys, that’s four movies with more or less cool stuff, hope you enjoyed. We’ll be returning to more nudity and sexiness but also look for more on the geeky side, starting with Star Trek (2009) and a spotlight of a truly awesome blog! See ya!
Pandorum is one of those movies I saw the trailer for and got pumped up instantly, but I didn’t go to see in theaters. I never go to horror movies in the theaters because that’s just how I roll. Well, in between when the movie was released in theaters and when it was released on DVD, I forgot about it. So when I was browsing Netflix and found it, oh hell yeah I was excited. It...
Anonymous asked: I just watched 9 Dead the other day. I saw Exam awhile back! Awesome picks!
Horror movies lie on two spectrum, both of which are important for it to be appealing. It has to have a decent story or reason for happening to hold your interest, because otherwise it’s utterly ridiculous. The other is that it must have good use of the characters, whether it’s to run around naked and get killed or in a serious role that makes you actually care. If the movie is...
Saw is one of those movies that I couldn’t get into. And I mean that’s saying something. Normally, I love horror movies and especially the ones that send you on a mind-game. But Saw is one of those films that takes the concept of gore and mind-bending and just goes to town. I don’t know if I’m too used to the normal shit that comes out of Hollywood or not, but it...
Hostel II is one of those films that caught my attention at first, then wained, then suddenly reemerged later on after I realized what it was about. I’d seen Hostel and thought it was alright, but it just didn’t do anything for me. There was no sense of “These wankers are insane” besides the usual bit of “We’re making money by letting sick freaks kill rich...
So I mentioned before I like zombies. Well, this will be the kick off of my look at erotic horror! Wee! See, horror can be very sexy as well as very scary. I think everyone gets that electric tingle between their legs when they see pretty girls bite it. Admit it. So with that in mind, I’m going to be sharing some of my favorite movies with pretty girls who bite it at some point....
Spotlight: Marc & Louis Photography
It’s not very often that I find images that could go in two different spotlights, but it seems to work out anyway. I never really get into horror movies on here because very few horror movies combine the sexiness that I strive for with the chills of thinking that it could be you. I mean, yeah there’s plenty of nudity in horror films but that’s not the same thing. Some of the...
Zombies, Werewolves and Vampires, oh my!
Vampires and Zombies are two creatures that are exactly the opposite in terms of abilities, but yet both have similar methods of increasing their ranks. Throw Werewolves in the mix and you have three of the most popular supernatural creatures that spread via attacking the blood. Depending on your flavor of vampire (Twilight need not apply), a simple bite will turn you, or you’ll need to be...
Spotlight: Back to the Future
I want a Delorian. Period. I know some people think they’re not cool but these people are wrong! It was a cool car and it still is. You’ll never see anything like it because unfortunately, it was the only one Mr. Delorian made before he got accused of all that nasty drug trafficking stuff that he was later found innocent of, and he died while sketching a new car :( Of course, part...
Mondays suck. Hands down. I hate Mondays because while it may be the end of my work week, it’s the beginning of more classes usually. Ugh. However, one thing that gets me through the day is my collection of demotivational posters. I was never really happy with Motivational posters. Not sure why. Maybe it’s the same horse shit that got fed to us in school, about how there’s...
XKCD is one of those comics that you have to have some background in science or math to get all the jokes, but makes a good attempt to include everyone. It’s about stick figures winding up in situations that are downright hilarious because of their knowledge of science and engineering and computers. The style is simplistic but that adds to the charm, and I even know professors who enjoy...
If there’s one game I love it’s Fallout 3 or, especially, Fallout: New Vegas. I don’t know why, but the idea of a post-apocalyptic wasteland where the law is often written by who shoots first appeals to me. Maybe it’s just because I’d want to carve my own empire out of the irradiated sands, or maybe I’d want to just find an old house and set up shop....
Spotlight: Surviving the World
Very few comics survive without actual art. Thankfully, Dante Shepard has pulled this off and done very, very well for himself. Surviving the World is about a graduate student, a labcoat, a ballcap, and a chalkboard. That’s it. What Dante does, however, is write outlandish, funny things on this chalkboard and manages to make you think while also making you laugh. I think this is how...