Perhaps the only upside to extended periods of time disconnected from my constant stream of information is the joy of getting it all at once in bulk as soon as the periods of time end. Yes, it was not long after I opened up my laptop in a designated safe area after almost two days with no electricity thanks to the delightful harbinger of badly timed disasters, Madame Sandy, that I found the internet abuzz with news about what I had previously considered an impossible notion. There will be a new Star Wars. Yes, Disney has grown a few feet at the waistline thanks to this new deal, and this is a rather important fact when examining and predicting the future of a new set of SW films. But the cause, in this case, is outshone by the effect. There will be a new Star Wars. Hot damn.
This week we’re delving into something quite a bit different from my usual fare. I haven’t mentioned this but I used to be a pretty big Touhou fan. And again, I haven’t mentioned this, but I’ve been on a huge retro game run recently. I’ve been playing some classic Megaman and Castlevania games, but when I heard of this marriage between Touhou and Castlevania, I had to give it a shot. Koumajou Densetsu, or as I’ll refer to it, Touhouvania, is a series (only 2 so far, but hoping for more) of Touhou spinoff games by the company Frontier Aja. I’ll be specifically covering Koumajou Densetsu II: Stranger’s Requiem, which is the sequel to the first game, also by Frontier Aja.
Ah, Halloween, a time of candy, costumes, and scares. Kids running around at night seeking to fill up goody bags with treats that would give grown ups major tooth problems. Adults scrambling to buy goodies for the mob of kids that will show up at their doors. It’s hard to imagine what modern society would be like without Halloween, almost like an empty wasteland! In fact, the Ukrainian development studio 4A Games must have thought of this scenario, as they surely created Metro 2033 to showcase a world where Halloween doesn’t exist anymore (among other things, like civilization in general, I suppose).
Another week of Jack and Jill is here! The story continues as our hero Jack Guo, teamed up with Batman, attempts to overthrow the evil tyranny of womankind! Key word here is attempts.
Why is Batman so weak?
What will Jack Guo do next?
All questions that will be answered next week, hopefully. For now, here’s Episode 31.
Sometimes while you’re having a day full of feelings you need to unwind with something that is utterly heart-warming and stick-to-your-ribs good.
Wednesday is a night full of feelings, with an entire show line-up of Arrow, Supernatural, ending with Asylum so it’s pretty much the night Starshine and I waste three hours watching some quality television. And what better way to enjoy a TV night with some homemade pizza that’s way better than the delivery nonsense?
For the month of October, the DC Comics website has undergone a transformation for what they’ve christened Villains Month. All this month, DC has posted villain related articles, sales, and even a sweepstakes. This week, they created a poll to craft the ultimate supervillain team. Just for fun, I decided to answer and figured I’d post who I chose and why.
With Halloween just around the corner, pretty much everyone is caught up in this holiday frenzy, including our fellow earthlings over in Japan. The artist community pixiv has officially started its Halloween contest for 2012, with prizes including a Hatsune Miku figure from Good Smile Company, stylus pens from Princeton Company and Halloween-edition pixiv phone straps.
To not let the contestants’ hard work go to waste, let’s treat ourselves with some of the artwork the pixiv community has to offer to celebrate this delicious holiday. As always, I have the artist nicknames and their pixiv ID’s included in the caption, so you can find more of their works. Enjoy!
Sleeper hits come in all shapes and sizes. Be it a movie about four guys who get incredibly wasted in Vegas and have to find their friend before the wedding, or the mega anime hit of 2011, Puella Magi Madoka Magica. The anime follows the tale of young Madoka Kaname, a second-year junior high student who gets thrown into the very messed up world of magical girls, witches, wishes, and aliens. The show has become one of the most beloved series in all of fandom, with fans and merchandise spanning across the globe. But now that the first two films have been released stateside, how does the rehash of the entire 12 episode series hold up as a cinematic venture?
Let’s take a look at Puella Magi Madoka Magica Part 1: Beginnings and Part 2: Eternal.
“Daredevil? Who gives a crap about Daredevil?” These were my thoughts as I read floods of messages on online forums lauding the current Daredevil series. I knew his shtick for years: blind guy with super-heightened other senses fights crime in New York. To me, he always just seemed like a less-interesting version of Batman. With the option to read this volume from my local library, however, I decided to give it a shot. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised and, while it’s not the best comic I’ve ever read, it sure lives up to much of the hype.