Wednesday, January 9, 2013

So, a friend of mine has been really inspiring me to write and draw more.  She really wants to do more art and I want to encourage her to do some good stuff.  I just signed up for this site, hitRECord.  I've known about it for a long time but haven't been so completely interested in it until now.  I've reposted some work on there that I wrote on here, so let's hope it gets some traction over there.  I really actually hope that Spiders!!! gets an animation of some kind.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Haven't posted in a while, I've been busy.  This is just a reminder that I am alive and also that I will continue to write, even if I have nothing to say.

Except I do have something...


Coming out November 27th, because it's themed with winter, is such a long wait.

Friday, July 20, 2012

The Dark Knight falls?

Okay people, this is the movie that everyone was hoping for.  I wasn't.  From what I could see from the trailers the movie looked like it was going to be okay, but not that great, and I was right.

Clearly diminished from the first 2 of Nolan's incarnations of Batman movies, the third movie has a lot of faults, but I'll put up my top 3.

Fault 1:  Bruce Wayne gave up his cowl?  In what universe would the Batman ever quit fighting?  Especially given the reason he stopped was because of the death of his unrequited love Rachel Dawes.  That wouldn't keep old bats down, if anything it would spur him on and think it crushed my spirit a little to see that happen to him.

Fault 2:  The plot.  It actually reminded me of Die Hard: With a Vengeance only not as good.  It meanders and sways and the timing and structure are there for fleeting seconds to remind you that it has to go somewhere else and it will be back later to explain what just happened, it promises.

Fault 3:  The acting, or directing?  Listen, we all know these people can act, we all love them, but it felt like after the first couple of takes, Nolan says "Ehh, good enough."  Christian Bale's performance felt really lacking like he was just reading them out.  In fact, almost all of the characters from the other movies just felt stale like their hearts weren't in it.  The new actors all were pretty solid though, which at least made it bearable to watch.

Now that I've listed my thoughts of the worst aspects of the film, here are couple I thought were the best.

Like 1:  The twist.  Not going to spoil anything, but there is a reason why I brought up Die Hard: With a Vengeance and it isn't because of all the dump trucks.

Like 2:  The fresh blood.  Even though they didn't have a lot of character or back story to go on, at least they were trying.  Anne Hathaway was pretty darn good as Selena Kyle.  I say Selena because no one in the film calls her Catwoman, ever.  Joseph Gordon-Levitt, I mean come on, how could you not love this guy.  I for one want to be his best friend.  He is really the thing that holds this film together, the stop gap in the plot holes if you will.  Tom Hardy as Bane was good, the character he played was not.  Marion Cotillard, is really good in her role as well, even if the role she plays is somewhat limiting.

Like 3:  The feel.  Now this is a double edged sword for me.  As I've stated in the faults, the plot is, for lack of a better word, stupid.  But I could see where the writer was trying to go with it, even if he ultimately failed.  It reminded me of my personal favorite arc of Batman: No Mans Land.  I say it reminds me of it, not that it has anything to do with it at all.  But you really should read it, it's so good.  Unlike this movie.

Now, people who aren't such avid fans of Batman will probably enjoy this movie, I enjoyed this movie.  It just didn't give me that sense of awesome that the first 2 gave me.  It's a good movie, but with poor execution by someone who looks like they weren't really trying.

I give it,  7/10.  I'd like to know if anyone agrees or disagrees in the comments below.

At least it's better than Schumacher.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Cabin in the Woods, great movie or greatest movie?

Yeah, I'm not telling anyone about this, mainly because I posted this way too late, but also because I don't want to spoil anything.

Just see it, it's good.  Really good.

Except for the ending, that could have been better.
So I thought I should share a few television shows I like, some that ended, some that are not.

1.  Big Bang Theory
The Big Bang Theory is currently one of the great comedies shredding the charts, and not without reason.  It's a show that almost everyone can enjoy, though you get the most out of it if you understand the references.  The big thing BBT does for me is show a true portrayal of a geek or nerd, and in a good light.

 2.  Community

I have written about Community on here before but I just wanted to reiterate.  Community is great.  It's that plain and simple.  Unfortunately with all the ups and downs this last season has had, and the creator being fired, it looks like next season will be it's last.

3.  Wilfred

Wilfred is such a unique comedy that it's hard to explain it to someone who hasn't seen it.  It's about this man Ryan, who sees a man in a dog costume where everyone else sees a dog.  Hilarity ensues.

4.  Fringe

It's last season is going to be it's last.  That was a harsh blow, but at least it will get it's chance to wrap everything up.  Fringe is like X-Files, but instead of aliens you have mad scientists, people from the future, and alternate universes.  It will be missed.

5.  West Wing

I know this one came out of left field.  It did for me too as I've only recently gotten into it.  I was too young to find it interesting when it was on originally but now I can't get enough of the show.  It really is good, to me it's all about the dialogue.  Good dialogue, good show.  Great dialogue, epic show.

6.  Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Again, it's about the dialogue, and when it comes to words, Whedon is king.  The snarky look at horror, and the ability to whip out classic one liners is a skill that only a Whedon show can encapsulate so well.  And, since I don't want to write about all his shows, though great they are, I'll just list them here.   Buffy, Angel, Firefly, and Dollhouse.  Watch them, love them, hate them, and then love them again.  It's a vicious circle.

7.  Castle
Okay, so I like this for Fillion.  It's like Bones, but only the first couple of season's because try as like to like Bones again after the first 2 seasons, I just can't get into it.  Castle is just a really well done show, and one of the only ones I watch on ABC that I watch when it's on.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

I am Alive digital download review

I am Alive has gotten a lot of mixed reviews, so I thought I'd throw my hat in.  Basically when it comes to it, it's 7.5/10.  It's better than average, better than a lot of digital games out there.  Not perfect by any means but it's awesome all the same.  A lot of reviews nit pick the repetitive nature of your encounters.  Well that is both true and not true.  It just depends on how you play it.  One of the best parts of the game is when your on a boat and I'm not going to spoil it but it changes how you handle encounters.  This game is at least worth downloading the demo.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Mass Effect 3, an honest Review

Seriously, everyone, Mass Effect 3 isn't as great as the reviewers claim.  Sure it has awesome cinematics, and a nice final story, but graphically it's about the same as 2 years ago. 
Also the Normandy isn't as awesome as ME2, it feels smaller and less integral to the plot.  About the plot, sometimes it feels like it is on rails, especially about the primary missions.  I don't feel like I'm actually deciding anything, just pushing a random thing to say that comes to the same conclusion as the other choice. 

The scanning has also been dumbed down.  So much so that most planets you see you can do next to nothing with but look at the pretty planet.  The ones you can scan all you have to do is find a flashing white dot on the planet once.  It no longer feels like a mini game to find precious resources, it feels like a mini game for children.

And now the worst gripe I have with this game, by far the most annoying, is the discs themselves.  You have to switch the discs (it's a 2 disc game) out more than once, more than twice, more than god knows how many times I've switched out the discs.  It isn't just annoying, it takes away from the experience and seriousness of the game itself.

Now I know some of you will complain saying how this game was awesome, and how dare he foul this games good name.  I'm not disagreeing with you.  This game is really good, but is it as good as all the reviewers say it is? No, it isn't.  I'm giving this game an 8.5.  After all is said and done that is what it deserves.

For a different opinion to mine watch this review:

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Avengers Assemble!


God I am so excited for this movie, so so so so so excited.   It hurts to have to wait until May for it to come out.  And I know, it probably won't be as good as the hype made it out to be, but I can always hope right?

Monday, February 27, 2012

My ideas (copyrighted)

The type of stuff I want to write

Nightworld:  Nightworld is a book series that I've had in my head for close to a decade.  Something I've been evolving in my head and playing around with.  I plan on it being 4 books with each book being about 400-500 pages long.

Zombies vs Robots vs Aliens:  in ZRA it's like rock paper scissors in which robots crush zombies aliens disassemble robots and zombies eat aliens.

DrX:  a childrens story about an evil boy genius who wants to rule the world.  I liken it to Dexter's Laboratory mixed with Dr. Frankenstein.

I like fantasy writing.  Humor in writing is important.  That is all I wanted to say.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

The long lost Skyrim review

Now, let us look back on the month of November where things were a lot more simple.  Where Elder Scrolls Skyrim invaded the hearts and homes of people around the world.  I was no exception.  I found it every bit as exhilarating as they promised.  Everything was great.  No bad action or graphics.  Now some people claimed it to be floaty action, I both agree and disagree.  I agree it was floaty but I think we are all spoiled with the rumblepaks in our controllers that some of us let it deter them away from the game simply because they didn't feel the rumble when their blades hit something.

An in-depth review of Skyrim so I do not need to do it myself.  There is nothing I can say that hasn't been said by 1000 leaderboards.  So I'll just say this, go play it.  It's awesome and deserving of peoples love not nitpicking.