Monday, 31 March 2014

2013: Things I Loved PART 1

It's that time again. Well actually it's a couple of months after that time again. Time to make my end-of-year countdown list, of things that convinced me not to shoot myself in the head for another year.

Since the list is wordier this year, it'll be split into 2 parts. You can also check out the list of things I liked last year.

Below the cut is PART 1 of my favourite things of 2013:

Sunday, 16 March 2014

2013: Things I Liked

I'm gonna change things up a little with my year-end lists(that take place months after the year in question ended).

I'll do two lists: Things I liked, and things I loved.

Also, only two things are blacklisted this year: Penny Arcade's "Strip Search" reality show, and Daft Punk's "Random Access Memories". Both are things I enjoyed, before it came obvious they were associated with rape-culture shitheads.

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

"The Wind Rises" Review

by Alex Hill



Sometimes I see a movie with my mom on a Tuesday night, because it's cheaper to go on Tuesdays. As a movie plays, there are usually interruptions. She'll ask who an actor is on screen, or for a snack or something, since I'm the one holding the food. For the two-hour running time of The Wind Rises, neither of us made a sound. Save for the crunching of popcorn behind us, and some laughter at a specific character design, a peculiar quiet descended on the audience. For the most part, we watched in silent reverence.

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Let's Green Egg And Ham It

I am so tired right now, I'm hallucinating. I could swear they were making another Shag Fu game.

But seriously, we're getting another one of these before Half-Life 3.



Sunday, 2 March 2014

Skyrim: "Don't Tread On Me"

Because drawing isn't working for me right now, and I have a lot of free time, I've been grinding in Skyrim. A meaningless goal I have is to reach level 100 before I tackle the end-game content of the main questline, and to pick up a few odd achievements here and there(I'm playing on the Xbox version, which unfortunately means longer load times and no mods).

Right now, my biggest conundrum is whether to side with the Imperials or the Stormcloaks. I'm playing a character who swore revenge on the empire for trying to execute him... but I'm hearing that picking the Stormcloaks is actually worse in the long-run for everyone but the native Nords.

I've already killed the Dark Brotherhood for sending assassins to kill me. I've established my character does not forgive nor forget attempts on his life, no matter the cost... So do I swallow my pride and side with the Imperials for the greater good, or do I ruin Skyrim for a lot of the races in Tamriel just for revenge?