In case you didn’t know (you probably didn’t), later this month there’s going to be a referendum on same-sex marriage here in Ireland. Civil partnerships have been legal for a while, but this will go all the way and change the constitution to extend full civil marriage to gay couples It’s a pretty big deal for a country where you couldn’t legally get divorced until 1995, and nerves are starting to get a teensy bit frayed as the country’s conservative contingent- which is generally not nearly as politically active as the USA’s or even England’s- has come out of the woodwork. I’ve been seeing monumentally stupid “vote no” posters all over my own town and I continually wonder who comes up with the bullshit arguments presented.
People like Vincent Twomey, apparently. I spotted his editorial on the Irish Times website and it was so vacuous, so mind-blowingly inane that I just had to write a post about it.
Before the first Avengers movie came out I was pretty pessimistic about it. There are way too many characters and way too many plot threads, I said. There’s no way they can give all of this stuff the focus and room to breathe that it needs. And then the movie came out and it actually handled all of that very well, never feeling particularly over-stuffed or busy.
Well, it turns out those flaws were being polished and perfected for the sophomore outing, because Age of Ultron (AKA Marvel Film Component #11) is exactly as hamstrung as I thought its predecessor was going to be, in pretty much all the same ways.
It’s been a bit of a whirlwhind month in the game-o-sphere, what with Metal Gear Solid head honcho Hideo Kojima apparently parting ways with Konami for as-yet mysterious reasons. I’ve spent the last several weeks becoming increasingly uneasy over what this means for Silent Hills, the Kojima and Guillermo Del Toro backed entry in the Greatest Horror Franchise Ever.
Well, after a steady trickle of ominous signs and portents, the project was officially canned yesterday. As the internet’s premier Silent Hill scholar and expert, I feel it’s my duty to ramble for a bit about what this means for the franchise.
Heads up guys, this chapter mentions rape a lot. Like, a whole lot. I guess The Fifth Sorceress is going to be one of those books.
Also scheduling note, I’ll be updating only once a week for the next three weeks while I flee from an avalanche of college work.
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If you’re a productive and generally well-adjusted human being you’ve likely never heard of the Gaming Journalism Website reaxxion.com. And if you’re not a productive and generally well-adjusted human being you’ve likely still never heard of it, because it’s an obscure pile of shit made by a raging misogynist to jump on the Gamergate bandwagon.
Sometimes I like to swing by the site and have a chuckle at their stupid articles. Today I decided to
critically examine make fun of one such article that was particularly laughable.