While I haven’t played the game yet, I’ve been watching hours upon hours of the various convention demos that were presented and I am incredibly excited to be playing more Metal Gear Solid tomorrow. Like many people, I got into the series with Metal Gear Solid on the Playstation and could not get enough of the… »
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Cyclodextrin. Actually to tell the truth, there are a bunch of us Cyclodextrin molecules. I am Beta, the guy in the middle. I am a super cool molecule and play host to many delightful other molecules. They come and sit inside of me for a while and sometimes they stay and sometimes they… »
Police shootings, rolling brown-outs, riots? Is this the Zombie apocalypse or daily life in LA? With another installment of this unnecessary spin-off to The Walking Dead, we get to see the world fall apart in as slow, plodding and common-place way as possible »
Karen Memory by Elizabeth Bear
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I really loved this book: a steampunk romance. It’s filled with excitement, action, a unique voice and mech sewing machines.
Why mech sewing machines? I have no idea, but I kind of want one.
The story involves Karen Memery, a prostitute in one of the nicer brothels… »
Lock In by John Scalzi
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
One of my biggest disappointments this year was when this book did NOT get nominated for a Hugo for Best Novel of last year. Little did I know that was more about awards-gaming than actual merit.
Because this was far and away my favorite book from last year.
My favorite… »
I’ve spent my life as a lurker. I’m the one reading in the corner. I’m the one sitting in one of the rows in the back at a con. I rarely speak up or ask a question. »
So, after two mostly unrelated final episodes, Syfy’s other new outing is behind us. And while it looked poorer, it was significantly smarter than Crinjoys’ napkin-scribbled childish mess. Sure, it had some particularly weak spots and didn’t indulge in large-scale worldbuilding, but in its Raza-shaped bottle, it… »
This season of Defiance ends with Nolan, Amanda and the rest having to stop Kindzi’s plan for Earth. This is one of those season finales that would also work as a series finale if Defiance doesn’t come back for a fourth season. Spoilers ahead. »
This lunchbox showing Wonder Woman violates at least one school’s dress code regarding violent images. The school “defined ‘violent characters’ as those who solve problems using violence. Super heroes certainly fall into that category.” See the letter to the parents below. »
This header image is of an art installation in the Forest of Dean, UK. But apparently people have sometimes reported odd stairs in the middle of the deep forest. The stairs come in all shapes, all sizes, and all materials. The only consistent elements are that they all lead nowhere — and you must never touch them.
On this week’s Face Off the contestants must create not only guardians for a variety of gates but also the creatures behind those gates. This time there is a wide range of quality between the Top and Bottom Looks. Who will know what it is to be roasted in the depths of the Slor? Spoilers ahead. »
Yes, it’s mid-season finale time. Was there action? You bet. Drama? uhuh! Heartbreak and loss? Sadly. And was there hints of things to come... absolutely. So, did I spend most of the run-time bored?
Spin-offs are a mixed bunch. Some a vehicles for characters which have out grown the home show, while others seem to more a production line of different munipal services in the greater Chicago area. Some shows have the force, audience and/or prestige to warrant a spin-off, others do not. The Walking Dead is one which… »
Last night I had the pleasure of going to one of the smallest local theatres in my city, and seeing the latest in the many film interpretations of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous Victorian sleuth, Mr. Holmes. It was a beautiful and quaint film, but more importantly it did what I have not seen any other version of… »
Last week I was concerned that the Last Ship had written themselves into a corner and there was no way out. This week we find out that while my fears were founded, they made the best of a bad situation. I’m not overall happy about the whole thing, but it was well played none the less.
That question came to mind early on when I was watching Fear The Walking Dead. It underlies much of the first episode for the viewer who knows where things are going. But put yourself in the head of someone in the show’s world. When do you realize that some really freaky shit is happening?
Hello and welcome to this morning’s AMA! I am the Homework Ogre (the artist formerly known as x84jdh), and while I’m not as active as I used to be, I think most of the regular Deckers probably know me. I am — in order — a dad, a Newfoundlander, a Canadian, and (ugh) a cog in the wheel of University research grants… »