Monday, October 29, 2012

I hate djinn

This week Escapist Magazine had a story quiz with a djinn that messes with you but it said I came out a "HERO".


Here you come to save the day!

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"If anyone's going to make it out alive, it's you. You're the good guy and you're not afraid to stand up and fight for what you believe in: Truth, justice, and very fluffy cats."

"The Force is strong with you."

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Monday, October 22, 2012

Burn the ugly one.

Another week, another Escapist Magazine weekly quiz the "Bewitched Quiz". This time it's about knowing witches in video games. I knew half the answers but still got 7 out of 10.

I scored 70%, with 7 of 10 correct on The Escapist's Bewitched Quiz.
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"You're currently ranked 196th out of 305 total entries."

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Seed of the dead

The Walking Dead season 3 has started Sunday with the episode called Seed. Which can be seen on the AMC website for a limited time free. Here is my written review with few spoilers.


The opening was a great set up of how the characters are going to act and reveal that months have passed since season 2. Not a word was said, just whistles and heavy breathing. They have been at it for quite awhile, using teamwork, and they all know what they can & have to do. Beautifully done in every way followed by new opening titles.


It's a bit hard to believe that it took that long for them to find the prison but when they got there it showed even more of how most of the characters have changed and have learned how to live in this world enough to keep living. The way they talk and see things shows that they know so we don't have to wait for them to learn be for things get bumped up to the next level.


Carl is be coming his own man and may have a little feeling for Beth who I'm starting to care about for the first time, Rick holds the leader role stronger than he has, Hershel is moving to an everyman role with medic, farmer, now rifleman, Carol looks to have been moving on and is finally a real person, T-dog is still pointless and everything he did and said in every episode could have been done by someone else and in a better way, Maggie and Glenn are still a cute couple and show their bound well, Daryl is still bad ass and my favorite in the show, Lori I still wish to die and I still hate her but she seems a little better to me in this episode, and finally Andrea & Michonne are the only weak part I found with this episode as there is no character development and adds nothing to the story over all so they could have waited for the next episode to begin to tell their story.

Behind the scenes

Whatever happened to the old writers or new writes, they now know how to write these characters as well as they are in the comics. Not the same way but as well. I have great hate for season 2 not for the story but how the characters acted and talked (and staying on the farm a little too long). The acting has been good to great but this episode show the cast at the top of their game from every line and look on their faces. Directing and sound were top notch as always but the makeup and special effects are through the roof of being great, gory, and "yuck" realism. This show will never stop winning award at this rate.


High light for me in this episode was the armor zombies. The viewers haven't seen a zombie that dangerous before and nether have the characters (both show&comic) and they showed it well as they didn't know what to make of them or how to fight them. It also brought back memories of the armor zombies from Left 4 Dead 2 video game and the same trouble I had with them.

One thing I didn't care for about the zombies was the introduction of the "lurker" zombie. In the comic there are the walker zombie that comes after you and there are the lurker zombie that sits and waits for you to get in grabbing range. All of season 1&2 there was only the walker zombie that could run, had some memory, and used tools very little to get meat. Seeing a lurker appear and showing that the characters haven't met this kind before when the dead have been walking for nearly a year now is a miss step and shouldn't be in the show at all.


Seed is a great jumping on point and season opener. I wished it was a hour and a half long like season 1&2 had but there are going to be 16 episode for this season making it the longest of the show so far so time and story can only be stretched so far. With the missing months lost in the snow of the unseen Winter, new fans and old have some catching up to do as the show (and maybe other media) go over what they went though in that time to make them who they are today. Question that I, my friends, and family had for/about the show was answered or brought up in this episode showing that the show is smart about what and how it does things.I was ready to give up on the show because of season but Seed got me back. Best of luck to this show for the ground it broke 2 years ago and continue to spread like an unnamed virus.

That was a lot of typing so my next written review maybe for the mid-season break.

Images are from the Walking Dead Facebook page by AMC.

My fav "Alien"

The website io9 posted a list of the movies from the ALIEN franchise and what a persons favorite says about them. The first movie Alien is perfect in some many ways and is one of the best horror/sci-fi movies ever made (take that 2001), but my favorite has to be the sequel Aliens (another seamlessly perfect movie).

It is the first of the Alien movies I saw when I was a very little kid. My dad was watching it late one night and I joined him because I couldn't sleep and being a kid I always wanted to be near the TV. It did scare me but soon grew on me until a decade later when the Aliens toys came out with the mini comics with it which made it for sure that I'll never give up on this franchise (Alien 3 didn't help).

Aliens also shows the way to change tones in between movies like the shift between the first 2 Terminator movie.

Aliens is my favorite out of the 6 movies (this list came out before Prometheus premiered).

"You believe that high art can be found inside an action film. You appreciate the difference between Predator and Armageddon, and that while both are laden with cheese, long speeches, and a crew of lovable misfits, one is actually a good film (Predator). Although you are more than willing to argue the merits of film like Starship Troopers (and you will win that conversation every time).

Stuck in a firefight, you know the proper cliched characters to surround yourself with so you'll be the last one standing. You believe in shooting first, and asking questions later. But beneath it all beats the heart of a loner just looking for a stoic Michael Biehn-type and a wild child to settle down and start a family with."

If you got a different favorite than me go to the io9 website here and see what it says about you.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Red Dwarf all around

Kristine Kochanski

I'm not sure I can do this. This is the first time I've been seduced by pre-determinism theory.

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I'm Kristine Kochanski from Red Dwarf according to the Escapist Magazine weekly quiz.

"Kochanski is a first console officer in the navigation chamber on board the spaceship Red Dwarf. Growing up, she had the best education possible and a pony named Trumper, making her the most cultured member of the ship's crew."

"It's a Wonderful Life"

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Agent 47 and counting

Agent 47

There's a bullet for everyone. And a time and a place. An end.

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This week I'm Agent 47 thank to the Escapist Magazine assassin quiz.

"Agent 47 is one of the world's most deadliest and skilled assassins, having been born a genetically-enhanced clone and trained to kill from a very young age."

"I'm a Professional
Names are for friends, so I don't need one."

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Not bored alone

This week on The Escapist Magazine Zero Punctuation Yahtzee goes over Borderlands 2 and has the same feel I do about the first game.

My comment on the website: "I feel the same about the first game so it looks like I'll feel the same for this one too."

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Pac Man picks a pack of new looks

A new Pac Man video game is on it's way and people can pick the look of the new game. On the Pac Man facebook page you can pick one of these for images.

I picked C. Make your pick by going to this page and login: PAC Man facebook page

Monday, October 1, 2012

If I was a zombie...

Romero Zombie

When there's no more room in hell ...

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This weeks Escapist Magazine quiz is about which zombie you'll be and I'm a Romero zombie. Classic but I wanted more.

"Ahh, the Romero Zombie, also considered to be the classic concept of what zombies are all about. No one knows what's causes them to rise from the dead; all anyone knows is that they're dead, they shuffle around, moan and groan a lot, hunger for the flesh of the living and can only be taken out by destroying their head."