Monthly Archives: October 2015

Life Is Strange

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And here we are, at the end.

This is going to be review of the entirety of Life Is Strange as well as the final episode, Polarized. Unlike my previous reviews, it will be as vague as possible and will contain no spoilers. Swing back over to the episode one review to get an explanation of the general plot and gameplay, and then read on to find out if it was all worth it in the long run.

…I mean the answer to that is “yes”, but read the rest anyway.

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Let’s Watch Mockingjay pt. 3

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Before we reconnect with Katniss and her buddies in District 13, some programming notes.

During my last update post I said I was going to do a Let’s Watch of the second Divergent movie; I still want to do that, but it won’t be any time soon, as these Hunger Games posts took up a lot more time and energy than I had planned. Instead we’re going to be moving straight onto the previously announced new Let’s Read format. I’ve got the first book picked out and everything! It’s something that’s been requested frequently.

You may have noticed that Spooktober has been very thin on the ground this year; I honestly feel bad about this, as I greatly enjoy writing about horror stuff, but unfortunately my entry into a master’s degree program in September means that I’m swamped with course work at the moment. There are still some recent-ish horror movies I really want to watch and write about, so maybe I’ll do that before the end of the year instead. After all, the true spirit of Spooktober lives inside our hearts.

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Steven Universe Season 1

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Generational shifts are a funny thing when it comes to entertainment. If you keep up with current trends it’s often possible to see the influences of things you liked as a kid in shows and movies coming out now.

Case in point: I was the perfect age to get swept up in that heady time during the late 90s and the first half of the 00s where it seemed as if anime was going to take over the world. I didn’t go on to make cartoons of my own, but lots of other people my age did, and some of them are now in high-level showrunner positions. Rebecca Sugar rose to prominence largely for creating Adventure Time, a series that gained recognition among older audiences initially due to its many references and call backs to videogames from an earlier time period.

I didn’t watch Adventure Time, as nerdy winking shout-outs to SNES era games doesn’t interest me, but I was intrigued when I heard that Sugar’s follow-up, Steven Universe, borrowed heavily from the anime series that were on TV at the beginning of my fandom. And it turns out that just as Adventure Time apparently offers far more than nostalgic references, so too does Steven Universe use the nerd-baiting as an invitation to enter an entertaining and heartfelt world full of endearing characters.

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Talking Forever About Star Wars

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LET’S JUMP ON THE BANDWAGON

THINK PIECES AND HOT TAKES FOR CLICKS

It’s Star Wars Trailer Day– the one cultural event that truly unites all of humanity– which prompted me to scratch out some rambling, slipshod thoughts about the franchise that I’ve been kicking around for the last few years. You know, take a different approach from how we usually do things around here.

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Let’s Watch Mockingjay Pt.1

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No I mean part one as in the first post, not part one as in… okay, this is going to get confusing.

We’ve come to the third and, for our purposes, final Hunger Games movie, Mockingjay Part Check Out All The Cash-Money We Made By Splitting The Last Movie In Half. I’m kind of leery about this movie because all of the events I actually remember from the book appear in the trailer for part two, which makes me wonder what’s actually going to happen in it. Guess we’ll find out.

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