TV For The People – American Gods

American Gods is now three episodes in on Starz and champagne shooting itself into TV history with weird poetry, snarky social commentary and a complete disregard for any arbitrary boundaries of propriety or blasphemy. And it does it with gentle panache and a kind, ass-whupping story-telling that is more than any of us deserve. Based…

2017 TV Renewals & Cancellations And The 22 We Care About

IMDB has run up a huge list of TV series renewals and cancellations which I’ve linked below.  I thought I’d pluck a few out that we care about and blithely ignore the boring ones. Since this post will be based on my discussion on the topic with Arkayde, my -cough- better half, I’ll faithfully relay his…

Dragon Age – Knight Errant Gives A Much Needed Thedas Fix

May 10 saw the release of Dragon Age: Knight Errant, the latest in tales from Thedas, BioWare’s blockbuster RPG world. This time, it comes to us in comic form and published by Dark Horse and if there was any doubt as to where the story takes its beginning the Lyrium-statued Meredith on the cover should point…

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season Finale – A Lotta Bang, A Lotta Bows

The finale to the fourth season of ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. wrapped up yesterday and ended what has probably been their best or certainly one of their best storylines for the show with some small degree of disappointment. I suspect because up until very recently nobody was sure the series would be renewed after all…

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…

The Lies of Lock Lamora by Scott Lynch

The Lies of Locke Lamora is the first of Scott Lynch’s Gentleman Bastards series and his debut novel. It’s a dashing tale of wicked street urchins growing into brazen con-artists who exclusively steal from the rich (because that’s ok!) and don’t spend their money on anything because the stealing is too fun and they live…

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…

Traitor by Krista D. Ball

The sci-fi adventure book, Traitor is the first title in Krista D. Ball’s Collaborator series and just out this month and a spiffing good read with everything I need in a space pew-pew. Yay or nay? Very yay. I’m yay’ing all over this one in buckets. A strong claustrophobic start rams home the pitiful existence…

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…