There's a story in my family that while my mom was going into labor, my older brother was kept occupied by teaching a family friend how to play the legend of Zelda on the Nintendo Entertainment System. I grew up with that original Nintendo and its classic games, and with an older brother who actually … Continue reading After 29 years, I beat The Legend of Zelda!
Okay, internet, fine! I admit it, I concede, I give in; The Good Place is a very good television program. We watched the first two episodes a few months back, and I thought it was kinda fun, kinda funny, kinda cute... but I didn't really get why everyone was so bonkers for it. Last weekend, … Continue reading The Good Place is Good
This past weekend I finished rereading The Ellimist Chronicles from the Animorphs series. I remember this book being a stand out when I read the series before, but I wasn't sure if that was due to the content of the story or just because it was the last of the supplemental books to come out. … Continue reading Animorphs continues to be buck wild in The Ellimist Chronicles
The previews for 2017’s Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets made it look like a bonkers, over the top, sci-fi spectacle. My wife and I finally got around to watching it a week ago and found out that that was almost exactly what it was, but it’s also just a bit more. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNrK7xVG3PM … Continue reading Valerian and the Fantasy Sci-Fi
Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline, is a story that emphatically celebrates, to a fault, the kind of overzealous pop-culture indulgence that I love. Basically, the entire world has regressed to obsessing over 80s references to try to crack a puzzle made by an eccentric developer who created the VR world the populous retreats to … Continue reading Shiny and Less Gatekeepy: Ready Player One, the movie