Aug
22
2017
0

‘Bad.’

Of course.

OF COURSE.

Bad, Michael Jackson

Aug
22
2017
0

Ah, the logistics of this week.

Wife is only now getting home. So I gotta help her unload the stuff out of our friend’s minivan, get that back to the house, and then it’s done! …And tomorrow I have to figure out how to get the car in the shop.  Smoke coming out of the engine.  Good thing she didn’t take that car to Tennessee like we were thinking of having her do, huh?

But aside from that… no, wait, I have a game this weekend and two more to plan for for WashingCon. And after that; oh, yeah, school starts.  Geez, it never ends, does it?

Aug
22
2017
0

Group seed: The Order of Saint Andrew.

Blame this.

Order of Saint Andrew – Google Docs

The Order of Saint Andrew

Lycanthropes — and other were-species, to be sure — have always been a difficult issue for the Church.  Penitent vampires generally have been a self-correcting problem; intelligent artificial constructs have been cleared for the last two centuries by a secret Papal bull noting that the Almighty was just as capable of ensouling a created life-form as He was of a natural-born child; and if a non-human could survive the baptismal process, well, that was that.  But werewolves were problematical. The cursed ones could be cured, of course; but the ones born into the condition were often harder to treat.  At the same time, many of these people were genuinely good sorts who happened to turn into wild beasts during the full moon. They were ill, not evil.

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Aug
22
2017
0

Tremors SyFy project gets a director.

Vincenzo Natali, who I’ve never heard of despite the fact that he did Hannibal — but not the movie Hannibal; the TV Hannibal that I literally just stopped whining about. Also, there’s this: “In the Tremors follow-up, written by Andrew Miller, the killer Graboid worms that nearly destroyed Perfection, NV, 25 years ago are back, and the town’s only hope for survival is Valentine McKee (Bacon), who beat them once. But to do it again he’ll have to overcome age, alcohol and a delusional hero complex.”  I’m going to stop you right here: can we have this tragic and dramatic backstory up on the screen for about, oh, say ten minutes or so?  Because this should be a show about giant man-eating worms. Eyes on the prize, Mr. Natali. Eyes on the prize.

Aug
22
2017
5

DC wants to do a Joker origin story.

…Umm, OK?

Warner Bros and DC are in the early stages of another Batman Universe spinoff movie, this one telling the origin story of the signature villain The Joker. The studio has set The Hangover‘s Todd Phillips to co-write a script with 8 Mile scribe Scott Silver. Phillips will direct the movie, and Martin Scorsese will produce it with Phillips. This will be the first film under a new banner that has yet to be named in which WB can expand the canon of DC properties and create unique storylines with different actors playing the iconic characters.

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Aug
22
2017
15

Tweet of the Day, I Can’t Figure Out Virginia’s Answer, Either edition.

In fact, I pretty much agree with everything the guy said:

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Aug
22
2017
3
Aug
21
2017
4

‘Mortal Kombat Theme.’

Honest Trailers is right: movies kind of rubbish, theme song awesome.

Also: I am as tired as all get-out and need to go to sleep.

Mortal Kombat

Aug
21
2017
12

I’m pretty much done with Bioware now.

The news that Bioware won’t be releasing single-player DLC for Mass Effect Andromeda doesn’t make me angry; it just makes me tired of Bioware’s [expletive deleted].  I am what you’d call a hardcore Mass Effect fan. Got the games, got the hoodie, got the t-shirt, got the mousepad. I have the soundtracks on my iPod. I didn’t have a problem with the way ME3 ended, especially after Citadel (which was hours of DLC nigh-perfect fun, and for me the true end of the game).  I was even ready to forgive the animation problems in Andromeda, because I figured that they’d fix them.

So when I say that I’ve had enough, I like to think that it means something. IP loyalty goes only so far, and it’s gone far enough. So, no pre-orders of Anthem for me, and I’ll be skipping future entries in Dragon Age. Mind you, I’m just one dude, and I have no illusions that Bioware/EA even cares, or that they even should. And I’m not yelling; I’m just disappointed in the company. They could have done things better.

Aug
21
2017
1

Did you know that they wanted to reboot Xena? And now they’re not.

So, whatever your first reaction was to that news, you can safely put it on hold.

NBC is no longer going forward its planned Xena: Warrior Princess reboot, according to THR. The show was originally to have been written by Javier Grillo-Marxuach (Lost). Today NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke told the site that the reboot in its current form is no longer happening.

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Aug
21
2017
0

Item Seed: The Vorpal Snowglobe.

Vorpal Snowglobe – Google Docs

The Vorpal Snowglobe

 

Appearance: a snow globe with snowflakes and a wooden snowman in it.

 

The Vorpal Snowglobe would normally be considered a hideous blasphemy, given the materials that it’s made out of.  The glass was melted down from sand gathered in Mecca; the water inside it was taken from the headwaters of the Ganges.  The wooden figurine found inside of it was carved from a piece of the True Cross, and the ‘snowflakes’ are actually fragments of bones from a hundred saints of a dozen faiths.  In short, everything in the Snowglobe is arguably a perversion of one religious tradition or another.

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Aug
21
2017
0

And the kids are home!

As is their Nana: well, visiting at least.  Wife comes back tomorrow.  I may be busy running around for the rest of the day, though.

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