• Bringing HIYLJ Back To Life

    Bringing HIYLJ Back To Life

    A long time ago, I wrote on this blog (and one other covering the Buffalo Sabres) a LOT. I formed some great friendships in the blogosphere, got to do some cool stuff, it was great. As blogs fell off in popularity – and life got even busier – I stopped writing. I’ve popped back in…

  • Movie Review – The Marvels With Some General MCU Musings

    Movie Review – The Marvels With Some General MCU Musings

    The Marvels I’m late to the party for a lot of reasons, but I finally got to watch The Marvels tonight. I loved it! It’s not in the top tier of MCU movies for me, but solidly in the middle. The main issue is one that’s existed in the MCU for some time – a…

  • Annie and the AI – Game Review

    Annie and the AI – Game Review

    I was given the privilege of playing Annie and the AI, by NoSleepGames, when codes were offered to streamers and content creators. It’s sort of a visual novel combined with a puzzle game. You play as Esme, an AI being developed by Annie (voiced by the talented Katy Bentz). As you complete various puzzles, you…

  • Sea of Stars Demo

    Sea of Stars Demo

    During the recent Steam Next Fest, there was a demo released for Sea of Stars. It’s a retro-inspired turn-based RPG, and I had a heck of a lot of fun playing it. So what does “retro-inspired” mean? Basically, Sea of Stars looks like it would fit right in alongside Legend of Zelda: A Link to…

  • Explain This – Extraction Shooters

    Explain This – Extraction Shooters

    Welcome to the first in a series of posts, where I explain the things that your kids may be geeking out about. Just the other day, Sony held their “Playstation Showcase” where some new titles were announced. One of the most intriguing, for gamers of a certain age, was Bungie’s Marathon: In marketing material, the…

  • Movie Review – Black Adam

    Movie Review – Black Adam

    *sigh* How can DC/Warner Brothers can find a bunch of attractive, talented, charismatic people, and make a movie that is so aggressively mediocre? Black Adam is a HUGE missed opportunity, one that Warner keeps making over and over again. Thousands of years ago, the kingdom of Kahndaq (a stand-in for Egypt) was ruled by an…

  • Comic Book Review – Sentient

    Comic Book Review – Sentient

    I was cruising NetGalley for new stuff to read, and came across Sentient (Deluxe Edition) by writer Jeff Lemire and artist Gabriel Walta, with letters by Steve Wands. The names drew my eye immediately, as I know Lemire’s writing from following up the legendary Hawkeye run by Fraction/Aja/etc., and Gabriel Walta’s art from The Vision.…

  • In Praise of Louise Fletcher’s Kai Winn

    In Praise of Louise Fletcher’s Kai Winn

    Hollywood lost a wonderful actress, with Louise Fletcher passing away at home at 88 years of age. While for many she was best known for her Oscar-winning role as Nurse Ratched in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, we nerds loved to hate her Winn Adami, the religious leader of the Bajorans. It’s wild that…

  • Not Everything in the MCU is For You

    Not Everything in the MCU is For You

    When the Marvel Cinematic Universe first kicked off with 2008’s Iron Man, there was nothing like it. A brand new universe filled with updated versions of our favorite comic book characters, played by some of Hollywood’s hottest (or soon-to-be hottest) actors. It’s easy to forget how different it was back at the beginning than it…

  • Babylon 5 and Philosophy – Believers

    Babylon 5 and Philosophy – Believers

    On a whim I decided to start watching the original Babylon 5 again since the big announcement. I’ve been hesitant to do so, in case it didn’t hold up to my teenage memories. I’m closing in on half-way through the first season, and I needn’t have worried. Despite the wonky CGI and hammy acting, the…

  • Babylon 5 – Are We Excited?

    Babylon 5 – Are We Excited?

    It’s finally happening. Babylon 5 is getting a “from-the-ground-up reboot” at the CW. Original series creator J. Michael Straczynski (JMS from here on out) is back producing and showrunning. Honestly, read his thread there, I’ll wait. He talks a lot about how he’s changed as a creator, how the new show will be different because…

  • Marvel’s Black Widow Problem

    Marvel’s Black Widow Problem

    We watched Black Widow a little while ago, and it was fine! Solid action, and the new characters were great. Especially Yelena. There’s just one problem with the movie – there’s no reason for it to exist in the MCU, except for setting up other shit. The character of Black Widow is currently dead (and…