To be as direct as possible, I got $40 that I need to give to some charitable organization and I don't have any idea as to who it should be. So go ahead and write any and all suggestions you have in the comments and I just might donate to it!
So, last month after "Green Book" won Best Picture at the Academy Awards I was made aware, through headlines like, "Green Book worst best picture since Gladiator", of the fact that people don't like Ridley Scott's "Gladiator". Now, my first reaction to this news, of course, was, "ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED!" Which, despite Zoey Deutch saying it in "Vampire Academy" (one of the most cringe worthy moments in any movie from the last 20-ish years) is one of the best lines in cinema of all time.
Not too long ago I was re-watching (or watching for the first time more often then not) all 5 seasons of the original run of "The Twilight Zone" (I talked about it here when I started) and while making my way through I was reading A.V. Club's reviews of each episode. The recent talk of Jordon Peele's reboot (which I haven't seen) made me think back to the review of "To Serve Man" mostly a point the author made about how the episode was basically a plot twist in search of a story, which lead to
The Rules: EP needs to have been released between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2016 EP must have at least 3, but no more than 9 songs to be considered for this list. Honorable Mention: "From the Grave" - Juliet Simms 10. “Ultraviolet EP” – Dagny Favorite Tracks: "Fight Sleep", “Too Young” 9. “Libelle” – Annabel Jones Favorite Tracks: “IOU”, “Money, Love, Success” 8. “EMOTION SIDE B” – Carly Rae Jepsen Favorite Tracks: “Higher”, “Cry” 7. “Ammunition” – Krewella Favorite Tracks: “Ma
Last week(ish), I finished watching the entire first season of one of my favorite TV shows "The Twilight Zone". So, for as long as I can remember I've always enjoyed Sci-fi's "Twilight Zone" marathons, but despite always considering it a favorite show of mine I've never actually had any exposure to the show outside of the marathons. Well, recently I decided to change that and so I borrowed the first season from my local library and went to watching. I'm not going to ramble on here about my
I wish I said this, I wish I said that But I kinda froze in my tracks I wish I said this, I wish I said that But I kinda had a panic attack I wish I could talk good I wish I could talk, I wish I could talk I wish I could talk good (Although honestly this is how I feel most days. :/ )
And not just in terms of everything except choreography.
[Yes I've known about these videos for some time (and I've also seen the video where Obi-Wan Force Speeds straight into the power generator pit), I'm just posting them as food for thought, and no I don't mind if you like this fight or the movie it's from.]
This has nothing to do with the movie I've been meaning to watch again for the millionth time. No, this is about the return of The Bionicle Caption Contest to G&T! Like most things I do, the decision to bring back this classic BZP game was completely spontaneous. I have fond memories of reading through the original topic as a guest and I've always felt that G&T was missing something without it; so since I'm trying to be more active around I thought it was time to bring it back the g
For the uninitiated, The Star Wars Epic Duels Game is a board game released in 2002 to promote "Attack of the Clones"; it did not sell well in it's initial run, but went on to gain a cult following. It also happens to be my favorite board game and is what got me into the hobby in the first place; I'm even a mod over at the Epic Duels Wiki (the number one place to discuss Epic Duels). Naturally, over the years I've thought about combining two of my great loves together, but actual decks never mat
With another year almost come and gone Spotify has sent all its users their year in music, which means it’s time to talk about how I listened to music in 2016. This time around, Spotify was a lot less revealing having replaced a dedicated site with a simple email with regrettably less detailed statistics, but whatever it’s still interesting (to me) so let’s go with it. In numbers: This year I listened to 35,330 minutes of music (580 hours, 24 days), which is way up from last year’s 22,000 min
This may seem like an odd time to review my Spotify Year in Music since we’re two-thirds of the way through this year and I’m going to be doing this again in December, but whatever I’m going to do it anyway. Now, this Year in Music has particular meaning to me for two reasons, one because I joined Spotify the last couple of days of 2014 so this is my first Year in Music and almost reflects how the medium changed my listening habits the more I used it. And two, the simple fact is I almost exclu
So, I was reading my indie mixtape e-mail today and I saw them suggesting Grime's new demo "Pretty Dark". Of course, I didn't need them to tell me because I've had that song on repeat all week, but I also noticed them attaching a name to Grimes' new album that I hadn't seen before. Apparently it's called "Miss_Anthropocene". This necessitated a google search and I found that Grimes just did an interview with the Wall Street Journal, but since it's hidden behind a subscription wall I suggest
A couple of days ago I turned 20 and one of my gifts was a board game called "Risk: Star Wars Edition". Now, any serious board gamer (full disclosure: I'm not because I'm new to the hobby and frankly don't have the funds to get into) Risk is at the end of the day not a very good game or at best their are a lot of game that does what Risk does a lot better, but that doesn't matter because this game has absolutely nothing to do with Risk. Instead, this a spiritual successor of an older and exc
Over the last week or so, I've been rereading all 49 of the old Bionicle comics for the first time in years. Here are my (completely random) thoughts on them. 2001: -Why exactly were the Turaga telling the Bionicle Tale at the beginning of Comic #2? I know it's some kind of tribal thing to tell myths and legends over and over to preserve them, but they weren't any Matoran around so were the Turaga just telling it so they wouldn't forget? -I never realized how diverse, and honestly sometimes
(Yes I know this is a little old, but I just found out about this the other day so I'm gonna talk about it now.) For those who don't know, in the Yu-Gi-Oh card game you can only have up to three copies of a single card in any one deck; exceptions being semi-limited, limited, and forbidden cards of which you can only have two of, one of, and none of respectively. What cards are limited and forbidden is decided by Konami with their frequently updated Limited and Forbidden List the latest update
Very recently, Voltex posted in his blog about making a list of every one of your favorite movies from every year you've been alive and I decided to do the same thing. Echoing some of the things he said, I too need something to blog about and I also need to watch more movies especially from the year I was born. I will also add that I need an excuse not to start writing a short story that's a sequel to that "Twilight Zone" episode "To Serve Man". Now on to the movies! 96: "That Thing You Do
(Sorry I haven't updated this recently, but I joined Reddit recently and was reminded how much fun it is being on a active forum can be) I like music. I like board games (both playing and making them). But, trying to make a board game involving music has always been a challenge for me. -Music Questionnaires can be fun, except I only have three and they get old real fast, plus it's more a solitary activity than an actual game. -Music Top Trumps is a real thing and card games are the easie
In the last couple of months I've seen a few new movies both in theaters and on DVD; a couple of which are several decades old, so their only new to me, but whatever here are my thoughts on all of them along with some pointless number ratings. "Krampus" 8/10 This is a movie I wanted to watch as soon as I saw Red Letter Media's review of it last December, and I finally did see it last month and I was not disappointed. It was a silly over-the-top horror comedy and it worked perfectly as that
If you've seen my posts in the "What Are You Listening to Right Now" and "Official Music Topic" you'd know I like and listen to a lot of music. Also, if you've seen my posts there you'd know that I don't necessarily have the best taste in music. Regardless, in no particularly order, here is a list of the music I've been liking and listening to this year so far. 1. “Real Love” – Florrie Florrie (English singer Florence Arnold) has been active in music for many years now and has released a
In America, you scare your daughter's boyfriend: Man throws bullet at daughter's boyfriend, "It gets a lot faster after 10 pm." In Soviet Russia, your daughter's boyfriend scares you! FPSrussia drives up to girlfriend's house in T-14 Armata tank and emerges from turret draped in machine gun belts, "I'll bring her home when I feel like it." Thank you, I'm here all week.
In my "Best Everything of 2016" list entry, I lamented the fact that I only watched 10 new movies last year and that I was going to try harder to watch more movies this year. Well, so far this year I've watch 13 new movies and I regret nothing...well, actually I do kind of regret seeing "Beauty and The Beast" and "Aftermath", but whatever. So what were these movies and what did I think of them? "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" is one of my favorites of the year so far and I love it. Oddly en