The Stolen Throne by David Gaider

  This is a dark tale with a fair dollop of adult tragedy and compromises. In fact, The Stolen Throne‘s biggest strength lies in its dark twists away from where a tale of daring adventure and a war for a throne usually goes. Dark fantasy is my favorite cup these days and David Gaider delivered on that…

Legion – Was Nuts But Good Nuts

The last episode of FX’s superhero series of the obscure Xmen character Legion, has wrapped up and left us with a cliffhanger and a clear plot for the next one. In the line-up of live action comic book stories, this psychedelic depiction of a fractured mind stands out as simultaneously more poetic, more visually celebratory of…

By The Stars – Leaving Nessus

Leaving Nessus was drawn by Senior Artist at German Egosoft Game Studio, Alexander Preuss as the cover art for Gene Wolfe’s second Book Of The New Sun, I love the dark, dank cave and rock formations and the rider, horse and tree give the perspective to that vast cave. It was evoking a lot of…

Signal Boost: Early Media Reviews On MEA Not Helpful

Youtuber Ethos says to avoid gaming media reviews and first impression articles of Mass Effect Andromeda because their info is based on too small a sample of the game. Hoping to signal boost this video. It makes an important point in regards to large, sprawling RPGs and how their media embargos affect public opinion and…

Iron Fist – Entertaining, But Not Stellar

This week’s aggressive hatred for Mass Effect Andromeda has become conflated in some ways in my mind with a similar hands-down hatred of Iron Fist. Mostly what I’m hearing, however, is that people are upset that Danny Rand is white like his comic namesake. Why casting him as an Asian man wouldn’t make the story shudderingly…

Here Be Dragons – A Fereldan Frostback Minific

I always feel bad about killing dragons in Dragon Age Inquisition. Especially the Fereldan Frostback in The Hinterlands. This is what goes through my head every time I’m in this fight. And being the generous, sharing sort I am, I thought I’d put it up here for maximum moodiness. The evil hunters invade her safe…