Upcoming Posts Post

This is just the keyword list that I wrote down to remind me what I need to write about.

Beautiful Katamari
Dante’s Inferno
Good VS Evil
Knight and Day
Kameo
Force Unleashed II
Rango
GI Joe
Prince of Persia
All the games I have left to play
Silent Hill: Homecoming
the physics of explosions in movies
all the guy ritchie
Goth (movie)
Achievements for playing online.
Jes Gistang
All things Vader

They probably won’t appear in this exact order.

Moved

I’ve moved from blogspot (same blog name, different blog channel) because… well. Because. This seems to get more traffic, and less spam. Plus there’s a way to filter spam comments, so I don’t even have to deal with them being on my posts at all.

Which is nice.

All of the posts from blogspot were transferred over, with the comments in tact. I think this is pretty amazing. I had the help of a wonderful person named Sheri, who went above and beyond to make sure all my content was moved, and done correctly. I really can’t thank her enough for everything that she did to assist.

I have not yet decided if I will find a way to crosspost to the old blog, or just keep it all here. Opinions on the matter are more than welcome. The layout is fairly the same in appearance here, as I was pretty pleased with what I came up with. It might be more streamlined and fancier, but it’s basically the same idea.

I will still take requests, I will – actually. Nothing else is changing.

Losing A Limb In The Star Wars Universe

Anakin Skywalker loses his hand. Luke Skywalker loses his hand. Tomcat loses his hand.

I’ve just finished Darth Bane: Rule Of Two, and it occurred to me that if you’re living in the Star Wars Universe, it doesn’t entirely matter what happens to you, as long as you’ve got a brain to hook up, they can make you a full new body. They practically do for Vader.

Kind of makes you wonder why they’re not a little more lackluster in their fighting. I mean, I get it, having your hand cut off has to hurt like a bitch, but it’s not like you’ve totally lost all use of it, is it? They’ll just take you to a Bacta tank, heal you up, and slap you with a new one. And the new one will be better. I bet you could fix up a new hand with all kinds of cool shit.

There’s a point where Luke uses his new hand to short out some wiring. I think his new hand might also have the ability to tap into networks. Possibly do stunts on show ponies.

What I’m trying to get at here is that while you might get freaked out every once in a while when you wake up and there’s this big metal THING hanging off your arm, eventually you’re going to get used to it. You could even have different attachments, ala Captain Hook.

Going down to the root of things, what is it with George Lucas and the missing hand? Is there something behind it that he’s not telling us? Is it his worst fear? Is it a secret kink? Or am I looking too deep and he just does it because robot hands are really fucking cool?

I know there’s a Vader-themed issue of … Rolling Stone… I think it is… out there somewhere. I wonder if that talks about the hands. Don’t ask me why I don’t already have it. I couldn’t tell you.

Upcoming Reviews

I have a backlog of reviews to do, and if I follow my current habit, one of the backlog will get typed up and then I’ll watch three new movies.

So here’s what you have to look forward to:

The Hebrew Hammer
Deadgirl
Fido
Sick
The Forbidden Kingdom
The Goods

Other movies I’ve watched that could get reviews possibly (encouragement may ensure writing):

The Princess Diaries
Sex and Death 101
Shrooms
It’s A Boy Girl Thing
Good Dick
House (Not the television show. NOT THE TELEVISION SHOW)
The Specials

Purposes and ideas

Now that there are a few more people actively looking at this thing, I thought that I might clarify a couple of things.

First, as I’ve said before, this entire blog has a focus on the geekier things of life, but within that, it has no particular focus. I like a large number of things, and feel the need for an outlet for all of them. There are handy tags, however, so that you can see opinions on video games, or movies, or television, or books, or really random shit that comes to mind.

Second, I might have a large focus on something for a long time and abruptly shift to something else. Like Star Wars. It seems as if the bulk of the posts for a long time were Star Wars, and that was because a lot of the things I was involved with at that time had to do with it. I had a very large series of books to read, I had a video game to play. Of course, I also have Star Wars in my every day life. But now suddenly, the focus seems to be vampires. Why? Because now there are a lot of vampire books being read. It doesn’t happen on purpose, I promise.

Third, I don’t truly review things. I give my opinion on them. I do my best to not reveal spoilers, or anything within what I’m writing about that I think people should discover on their own. I’m not going to give a large synopsis of what I’m writing about, because you can look that up elsewhere, and I really find that boring. The point of the reason I’m writing is because I find I want to talk about these things and either nobody around me has had experience with them, or cares. So my reviews aren’t really reviews at all. Just how I feel about it with a possible urging to others to pick it up or leave it the hell alone. This also means that I have no rating system. I’m not going to give something stars. Or anything else like that. My opinion is not going to be anybody else’s. I might think something is a lot better or a lot worse than somebody else. All you can do is read what I thought and go by that.

Fourth, I don’t really care what anybody else thinks. I mean I do, in such that I will pick something up if it’s recommended by somebody, but that’s about the extent of it. I’m not going to completely avoid something if I’m told that somebody doesn’t like it. I’m also not going to judge things based on what friends think. I don’t care if my friends don’t like something, I won’t hide the fact that I do, if I do. I will let them know that I did, in fact, enjoy it, and move on. I don’t expect people to like things because I do, either. Honest opinions are welcome. If you disagree with something I’ve said, then feel free to mention it. I don’t mind. But don’t get angry with me because I like something you don’t, or don’t like something you do. Don’t argue your points, don’t call me stupid. You can tell me WHY you didn’t or did, and we can have a rational discussion on it, but in this space opinions are respected. I like what I like, you like what you like. I also don’t really listen to reviewers. I’ve found too often that I don’t agree with them, so it’s best for me to just find out for myself.

So, there. I think that’s about it. I guess I can answer any other questions that there might be, but I can’t think of what they would consist of.

Yuuzhan Vong

Oh hell yes.

OH HELL YES.

Vector Prime didn’t get a whole lot into the actual Yuuzhan Vong or their society, but the little bitty taste that I’ve gotten has definitely whet my appetite for more. I need more! They’re so fucking badass that it hurts. It hurts so very good.

I think I’d like to see something, some sort of time-jumping AU where the Yuuzhan Vong meet Darth Vader. And then together, they take over the universe and make bitches of the Jedi.

They could make Vader some really cool sentient bio-mechanical armor to replace his normal stuff and then he’d be all neat.

This is very haphazard. I’m sorry. I’m just so excited about the Yuuzhan Vong. I’d been told that I would love them to bits, and it’s true. But it’s more than that. I more than love them. I extra love them.

Xbox 360 and A Kingdom For Keflings

So when Xbox decided that they needed to fancy up their shit and add in this little dealy where you make your own avatar, I wasn’t entirely impressed. I’m not a big fan of change. I like things to stay they way they are most of the time. There are occasions where I can see the better side, and I’ll reluctantly go with it, eventually grow into it, whatever. But there are things that I will look at even years after the change and say “It was better before”.

I’m sort of that way with this Xbox update. I certainly don’t see why it was necessary. And I think that everything was a lot easier the way they had it before. Things were simpler to find, etc.

Unfortunately, I’ve had a pretty good time making my avatar. Also seeing those of my friends. Seeing how they see themselves, or if they just make something really random. It’s been really entertaining. So while I might have liked the ease and simplicity of how my dashboard looked before, I’m reluctantly accepting this new way.

Which leads into the game A Kingdom For Keflings. At first, I thought it was just going to be some gimmick so that they could say “Here, you can use your avatar for more than just standing there”. And that would be it. I didn’t expect it to be very good at all. The general idea of it was pretty worn out, and I wasn’t sure what they could do to make it worth my time.

Another reluctantly, I bought it. Because I had some extra points and I managed to get the games I wanted and still have some left over. I figured that it would either be mildly amusing, or I would forever curse it’s existence.

And guess what. I like it. It’s rather like Black and White mixed with Sim City. You remember Sim City. I know you do. When you built up your town and then invited Godzilla in to have a little bit of fun. I don’t think I’ll get to have Godzilla in this game, but you get my meaning. It’s definitely as addictive as Viva Pinata is. My first time playing I sat for several hours without realizing it.

The one thing I strongly dislike at this point is the music. It’s horrible. Irritating. It’s like it takes your nerves, bundles them up into a ball, and steps on them. Then sets them on fire.