IIRC, Orson Scott Card noted the danger of this in his book How to Write Science Fiction & Fantasy (actually my first exposure to him). He noted that authors can become pigeonholed by their first big success, from getting stuck in a genre to even getting stuck in a particular series. » 11/20/14 5:31pm Thursday 5:31pm

As someone who grew up in the era of CGI blockbusters I don't agree. Don't get me wrong; CGI can be used blandly and unimaginatively and I do like it when films use practical effects too. But I honestly think the anti-CGI sentiment is mostly just older critics grumbling that things were better when they were young. » 11/20/14 10:46am Thursday 10:46am

Kaiju Marathon XII: Kaijū-tō no Kessen Gojira no Musuko

He's ravaged Tokyo. He's challenged the Eighth Wonder of the World, slain a lepidopteran goddess, and driven from Earth a planet-destroying demon. What's left for the King of Monsters? How about raising a child? That's right: in his eighth feature Godzilla becomes a father. And while the results are somewhat mixed,… » 11/20/14 2:53am Thursday 2:53am

My brother and I joked about this when we were watching Gargantuas. Remarkably it works pretty well, considering the giant Frankenstein's monsters reproduce by shedding flesh and are otherwise pretty invulnerable (while the Titans' reproduction system is completely unknown) and both seem to have a taste for human… » 11/19/14 6:08pm Wednesday 6:08pm

Marvel Unlimited is a ridiculously good deal. 1000s of comics for a relatively cheap monthly subscription. Sure, it doesn't include the newest stuff, but if you're interested in checking out some of the classic runs or old stories like I am it's a no-brainer. » 11/19/14 8:23pm Wednesday 8:23pm

I'm not sure sociopath is the right word to describe Ward. He's definitely dangerous, emotionally unstable, and pretty creepy in his level of obsession with Skye. But "sociopathic" suggests he is incapable of feeling empathy and the level of guilt he evidently feels over what happened at the well (as well as his… » 11/19/14 7:06pm Wednesday 7:06pm

Kaiju Marathon XI: Gojira, Ebira, Mosura: Nankai no Daikettō

Whenever a franchise changes hands, there's always some concern within its fandom. Just look at the continuous fuss over whether RTD's or Moffat's approach to Doctor Who is better. Or whether Star Trek fans prefer Roddenberry, Meyer, or Abrams. The Godzilla fandom is no different. Fans have and do fight over whose… » 11/13/14 3:35pm 11/13/14 3:35pm

I kind of feel the same way about Dragon Age: Origins and Dragon Age II as you do. The overarching narrative and setting seem interesting, but the games just never engaged me in quite the same way as the Mass Effect series. I really like them, but I don't love them if you catch my drift? » 11/04/14 2:31pm 11/04/14 2:31pm

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