It's a classic and everyone has seen it, so I decided to do this a little different. Night of the Living Dead is one of my favorite movies, but I decided to watch the Lakeshore Records' rescore of the film (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZep-CxSPGU. If you're a fan of Night of the Living Dead and 80's Horror Scores, I think you'll like. I'm a sucker for the synth and thought it was definetely worth checking out. The score provides something different, and while it can be loud in certain parts, I enjoyed it overall. Has anyone else checked this version out?
Strap on your Nike Air Mags and start blasting Huey Lewis because today, October 21st, is Back to the Future Day. It’s the day when noted rock n’ roll ‘80s teen Marty McFly travels into the future year of 2015 in Back to the Future II. What’s a better way to celebrate than renting a DeLorean DMC-12 and cruising around…
Vid Title: Cornflake Girl Vidder:sol_se Fandom: The Watcher in the Woods Summary: The woods, a ghost, a solar eclipse, and Bette Davis. This movie has two different endings. Both exist simultaneously in different dimensions. Reccer's Comments: This is awesome! (and it works really well for me even though I've never seen the source)
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This article contains spoilers for the Marvel’s Inhumans season one episode – Something Inhuman This Way Comes.
This was a much better episode for the series. It was faster paced and involved some good character development. The episode spent most of the time with Karnak as we find out that Reno was planning on double crossing his partners all along and tries to kill Karnak and Jen. He gets his when his real partners show up and kill him. We get to see Karnak in action and how he can see the flaws in things. The way he took the bullet out is how his powers work in the comics and showed well on the screen… except they had the bad result of causing Jen to get shot. We also got to see how upset Black Bolt got when he heard about what Maximus did to Medusa. The affection between the two really shown through this week. Even Gorgon got some good moments when he began tracking Karnak and we get a better idea of the big brother/little brother relationship between the two. We got some nice action with Karnak and Gorgon, but they chose to have the final fight with Black Bolt and Medusa take place off camera which worked emotionally… and was probably good on the budget, but I would like to have seen it.
The fact that Locus told Medusa that Crystal was on Earth showed that she saw something different in the Royals than she expected. Crystal on the other hand spent a day at the beach. Her story seems to be a delayed version of everyone else’s. Find a human and get distracted for a while while you learn that they aren’t as bad as you feared. Except her’s is a bit more blatant. I have to say, Mordis impatience and sarcasm maybe the oddest and best thing about the series. Not what I expected form the second deadliest Inhuman.
I liked the episode quite a bit. The interesting thing here is that none of the Royals were really likable at the start, then we got to spend an episode with each and they got better as it went. Now I like Black Bolt, Medusa and Karnak… I kind of like Gorgon and it appears they are starting to change in their attitudes. Crystal still needs some help, but she’s getting there. I don’t know if I believe that they’ve changed so much that they would risk their lives to save the Dr. Declan and Sammy, but they will probably look at they way they are ruling differently going forward. I can see what the series is trying to do. We were supposed to side with Maximus in the beginning and slowly switch to the Royals as they grow as characters and more about Maximus is revealed. But that is a hard sell to a television audience especially when you put the first two episode in a movie theater. This series may be looked upon more favorably after it’s complete.
We’re down to the final three episodes and things are starting to move faster. Most of the Royal Family is back together except for Crystal who seems to be having her own little relationship adventure with the series Johnny Storm stand-in. They need to find her, Triton if he’s still alive, rescue their new human friends, defeat the Inhumans on earth and then get back to the moon and defeat Maximus in the next three episodes. That’s a lot to do in three hours of television.
EA has again responded to the concerns of Battlefront II beta testers who were worried about the game’s microtransactions.
While you may have been pumped for Star Wars Battlefront II as it’s a rather ambitious project trying to encapsulate several generations of Star Wars into one game,concerns about its micro-transaction systems have soured much of the recent conversation over the game.
Speaking with GameSpot, EA provided several responses to fan feedback and criticism of the micro-transactions (specifically the new and numerous “loot boxes”) that seem to plague players in Battlefront II, mostly as players fear the game is focused on being a “pay to win” structure.
EA Motive art director Chris Matthews explained that the concern around the use of loot boxes in Battlefront II is “understandable” however, Matthews believes that “DICE has taken great care to make sure that Star Cards and the way they work give you more options in battle,” adding that “terms like pay-to-win and stuff like that are hard to dodge, but the guys are doing a really incredible job of trying to balance that system.”
In addition to Matthews’ recent statements, EA Motive writer Mitch Dyer also added that DICE is being attentive to player feedback, that “the beta existed for things like this,” and that “the game exists because of feedback from fans.”
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All it takes is $14 to get hoisted 175 feet in the air in Seattle. You could do it for cheaper in different locations — an elevator, say, in the middle of a building without a view except of the numbers as they rise — but to do it right on the waterfront with a view takes $14 and a little patience, depending on how busy it is, at the great wheel.
Pier 57 is full of amusements, some of them faded in the glory of their carnival ways, but the wheel is new, opening in 2012. One day there was no wheel, and the next, there it was: the LED lit exterior, which is themed to whatever event is going on around our city. At least that's what it felt like from the outside, but to pier owner Hal Griffith had been dreaming about the wheel for thirty years, the inception probably felt much slower. Now he wants to build a gondola aerial tram down Union street.
Have you ridden the wheel? Have you done it alone, or with family when they're visiting from out of town? Did you look down and see the water below, a ferry going by? See the cars on the Viaduct? Did it feel like you were in a model of a city, instead of a real city? Did it feel both removed from the city and, also, at the same time, like you were in the city in the kind of serious only a tourist experience in your own city can make you feel?
The wheel is smaller than the London Eye, which raises 443 feet above the sinuous Thames. But Seattle is not London. We're a bustling growing city, but we're still a colloquial one. Our ferris wheel is big, but not the biggest, and that's okay with us. We're a people that let other drivers in, when we can. We take pride in our buildings being "tallest west of the Mississippi", not tallest in the world. The Seattle way is about exuding a certain modesty, in an extravagance sense, not in a moral sense. It's the Scandahoovian in us. Don't make too much of yourself. Put your nose down and get to work.
So, $14 is a modest price for a modest ride in a modest city, with immodest beauty. $14 to sit on a seat and rotate in the air for a few minutes and wonder about your place in the world. If that's what you want, and you're not scared of heights, it's waiting for you.
It was perfect when they got stuck, not at the top, exactly, but at the 2 o'clock position if you were to look at the wheel from the north. That meant they had a stellar view of the sunset and the peninsula, the Bainbridge ferry passing right nearby. The gondola stopped, and he dropped to one knee, and reached into his pocket to bring out the little velvet ring box. He only regretted he didn't have some photographer capturing the moment with a telephoto lens. As he dropped, the gondola swung, a bit, and his soon-to-be fiancée slammed her hands to the sides of the swinging container, and shouted "I'm so tired of being scared. I never feel safe with you. I need to break up with you" before she reached up and pressed the emergency button on the ceiling.
Nothing excited Baby Boy mouse more than the idea of riding inside a gondola in the Great Wheel. "You are never to go near that thing!" said his mother, pretty much every day when they would scurry along the roof line to go foraging for food. Baby Boy would stop, the rain wetting his fur, and stare at the glowing wheel until his mother would come to nudge him along. And again, at night, tucking him in "You are never to near that wheel. It's too dangerous." She would make him promise, but he always crossed his claws when he did. It was a cold December day when he finally had his chance.
"You have to decide," he said to his son. "We can't wait here all night." They'd already gone to the front of the line, then bailed out, twice. The dad could see how badly the boy wanted to go, but he was running up against his fear. The choice was to be brave and do it, or to feel bad about chickening out, no matter if the dad gave him a shoulder squeeze and said it was okay. The boy would be worried about his choice impacting the whole family. The dad knew all this, but also knew the only thing he could offer was pressure to put the boy in the corner, and let him decide. Hope he picked the brave choice, and be kind if he didn't. "And if you don't decide in five minutes, we're just going to leave without doing it. I think we should. I think you'll love it, but it's your choice, buddy." They stood at the rail and watched the wheel, and the dad wondered what was going through the boys head, and watched his watch, hoping he wouldn't have to force them away.
They say there's one car on the wheel that's haunted. Nobody remembers which one — maybe they enter saying "Oh, I'm in car 5" when they climb up to the wheel, but when they leave, they forget as they walk away. They always forget. Some say the ghost came from the pier, a stevedore who was drunk and incautious at work, and so was crushed by a falling crate when this pier was commercial, after it was built in 1902, some say it's a young girl, a tragic figure from a neglected home who died in a way so sad that just to speak of it would cause rain to fall. Some, even, say both visited them when on the wheel, that the gondola was filled with crackling energy and presence, these two figures keeping each other company in the afterlife. But whether the ghosts are him or her or both, those that experience the haunting all report one creepy fact in their telling of their stories....
It was a slow day, nobody in line, and so they let her ride. Nobody knows who told them, exactly, but somebody said it "that's the woman, her husband was just killed." So the widow came alone, and politely asked if she could have a car to herself, and they let her (even though they weren't supposed to), and then when the gondola came around, they asked if she wanted to ride again, and she nodded yes. The third time they didn't even open the car, the attendant saw her tears, and just gave her a sign that he was gonna let her ride again, and she nodded. After that, they just ignored her, knowing when she was ready, she'd let them know. Until then, she rode, and everybody turned their focus to loading and unloading the tourists.
Over the course of the past few weeks, the media world has been experiencing a bit of a wake-up call about rampant sexual harassment throughout the industry after an anonymously sourced list of allegations circulated on Google Drive. At the same time, growing numbers of women have been using the hashtag #MeToo to talk…
Remember back when Joe Quesada was an artist? I don’t mean he’s not one now, but his main thing was being an artist. Now he’s Chief Creative Officer for Marvel, he’s tried his hand at directing an episode of the Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD webseries Slingshot, and now he’s becoming a pseudo-talk show host. At this past New York Comic-Con he did two Cup O’ Joe panels that involved him talking with a guest. The first one was with the Legendary Stan Lee, an interview Joe has done before. But the second one was a surprise to the audience and had Joe talking with his long time friend and current Marvel’s Daredevil star Charlie Cox.
It was really kind of a unique interview in that it didn’t cover the topics you would normally expect. Joe spent a lot of time talking to Charlie’s family and friends and put together some interesting questions about the actor’s upbringing and personal life. We find out that Charlie loves the football team Arsenal, loves to prank people, went to spend a month in Guatemala so he could learn to surf and that he really can’t sing. We even get Charlie telling to really bad jokes.
A good job by Joe putting together a series of really unique question born out of a lot of research and for giving fans a different look at the man behind Matt Murdock.
Marvel has released the full 1-hour interview panel. I watched it last night and really enjoyed it.
Writer: Jack Campbell,
Artist: Andre Siregar,
Inker: Bambang Irawan,
Color Artist: Sebastian Cheng,
Letters: Jim Campbell,
Publisher: Titan Comics,
Release Date: Out Now,
The Corsair continues its course towards the Ravana star system and its prison space station. Tensions rise between the Alliance and Syndicate members, and their leaders must work out a way to succeed in this operation and prevent their crews from killing one another.
Meanwhile, the Syndicate assault of the planet Kane reaches its climax, as the occupants work out a plan to ward off their assailants.
The best word describe Lost Fleet Corsair #4 is technical. Every detail of the science, society, and warfare is concretely established by the comic. To the comic’s credit, this detail doesn’t turn into a monsoon of exposition and technical specs as one might suppose. This does make for an interesting universe that could be very absorbing.
Unfortunately, there’s nothing to said universe beyond the tabletop gaming-esque establishment of rules. The characters are quite bland and stock. The Alliance captain is altruistic, simple, and very by-the-book. The Syndicate CEO is cynical and scheming. The Syndicate troops want assurances. The Alliance troops want…beer.
Even the names “Alliance” and “Syndicate” are broad and bland. I’m not saying the names “Galactic Empire,” “Rebel Alliance,” or “Starfleet” are the height of creativity, but you can at least name the franchises I’m referencing with those.
The militaristic obsession with detail and battle plans do result in a couple of moments that feel a bit goofy in how they seem to lack common sense. Captain Geary is trying to understand his uncle Black Jack’s battle tactics and is shocked to realize they change with the battle, showing adaptability on Black Jack’s part. Adaptability seems like a fairly obvious concept to the captain of a warship.
There are also moments when the adherence to the rules kill the pacing, such as when the Corsair approaches the prison station and the comic throws out that it will be 41 hours before the ship arrives. This makes technical sense from the standpoint of the theoretical realities of lightspeed travel, but it also kills the tension. It is used as a segway for the Kane plot, but you don’t need an in-narrative reason to change plots. You just need an appropriate moment in the narrative flow to hop over and see what the other people are doing.
Andre Siregar’s artwork is stellar though. It’s a pseud-realistic style with a lot of depth of field and detail. It does have moments in the uncanny valley, especially with the bizarrely-placed mouths in some panels. However, it’s overall great work with some cosmic coloring provided by Sebastian Cheng.
Unfortunately, Lost Fleet Corsair #4 fails to deliver a compelling story. Its meticulous adherence to its own rules appeals to the sci-fi and tabletop geek in me, but its flat characters and narrative missteps turn me off from the story. This one doesn’t get a recommendation. Give it a pass.
Vid Title: Silver Moon, Black Dog Vidder:thingswithwings Fandom: Hogfather Summary: Susan Sto Helit, governess. She saves the world. A lot. Reccer's Comments: I love how this captures the story (and how awesome Susan is in it)!
Everyone has their own favorite Halloween sequel. I hear H20 being brought up lots, as well as II. I think Halloween 4 is a very strong (if not the best) sequel, just personal opinion of course (excluding part III, which is a whole other conversation). Halloween 4 though not perfect has allot of great things going for it. It does a decent job of dealing with the events at the end of part II, instead of forgetting about it like in H20. The opening credits do a great job of creating the atmosphere of Halloween and abandons the cliche pumpkin opening. The music by Alan Howarth is the closest you'll ever get to a Carpenter score and the new themes he introduces work very well in the movie and also within the musical themes created for the first 2 movies. You got two really strong female leads being Danielle Harris and Ellie Cornell both characters being great and you really get to care for them by the end. Though this was filmed in 1988 in the height of slasher flicks with silly kills it tries to stray away from that and stick to the idea of the original of not being too gory. Sure there's some blood and some fun kills but nothing too over the top as seen in the later Friday the 13th movies and such. The atmosphere is a great with lots of dark scenes and fog, and though you do blatantly see Myers a few times it's not as much as the sequels that follow and he's still often hidden the the shadows plotting and stalking. Now lets talk about the mask. No it's not great, it's not as good as the first one, but then again it's not supposed to be the first one. In some shots it looks great and some it looks shitty. Myers is a bit smarter in this and does things strategically, him and Loomis almost play chess with the folks of the town. This movie does a great job of moving forward the Halloween plot and has one hell of a great cliff hanger ending. What's your thoughts on Halloween 4?
Just yesterday I set up my Batman 1/6th scale figure from Hot Toys and Sideshow alongside my Superman and Wonder Woman. All three of these are from Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice and they look pretty impressive together. I then thought about the upcoming Justice League movie and that I would so get a chance to add to this group. Where I’m not a fan of the look of Ezra Miller as The Flash in the film, Jason Momoa’s Aquaman looks pretty cool. I was also wondering why there are no Hot Toys figures for the Arrowverse since we’re now getting the Netflix Marvel figures… but that’s off topic.
I get back to my desk and see there is an email from Sideshow… turns out, I can now pre-order the Aquaman 1/6th scale figure from the upcoming Justice League film. Taking a look at the photos of the piece, it reminds me of Thor. Mostly for the long hair. The piece comes with a variety of different hands, his trident, a Mother Box and a stand. You know, at some point someone is going to need to have the discussion that Aquaman carries a five-prong trident… which isn’t a trident at all.
You can pre-oder the figure now and it’s expected to be shipping this time next year.
President Donald Trump vowed on Twitter today to finally release the remaining classified documents pertaining to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy (the Ned Stark of presidents). In addition to potentially proving Trump’s claims about Lyin’ Ted Cruz’s dad, the release of the documents also throws down the gauntlet for Game of Thrones author George R. R. Martin to conclude his own long-running story.
Subject to the receipt of further information, I will be allowing, as President, the long blocked and classified JFK FILES to be opened.
Martin’s first novel in his A Song Of Ice And Fire series was first released in 1996. As of 2017, fans are still waiting for the sixth and penultimate novel, The Winds Of Winter. In order to complete the Game of Thrones story in less time than it took the U.S. Government to declassify the JFK assassination files, Martin will need to release The Winds Of Winter as soon as possible and then complete and publish the final novel, A Dream Of Spring, before 2021, just four years from now. The fifth novel, A Dance With Dragons, was released six years ago, in 2011.
Fanning the flames of conspiracy theories has been a hallmark of Trump’s presidency but, but he’s not alone. The Clintons have been teasing the release of the government’s UFO files for decades. That the government is covering up the existence of UFOs and that the government is covering up the true story behind the assassination of JFK are two of the most popular and mainstream conspiracies. Like A Game of Thrones, these conspiracy theories are genre-defining. And like UFOlogists and JFK assassination nuts, obsessed Game of Thrones fans have slowly been driven mad by the impossibly long wait for resolution, coming up with their own tinfoil theories about the book on places like Reddit.
By releasing the JFK files, Trump has issued a challenge both to his political opponents, who could make the release of the UFO files a core part of the 2020 campaign, and to George R. R. Martin, who must try to complete his Game of Thrones story before the world is destroyed by nuclear war with North Korea started by Trump.
At press time, political pundits were in agreement that all of this was part of a shrewd strategy by Trump to appeal to his base.