Ghost in the Shell: Image Without Meaning

Ghost in the Shell: Image Without Meaning

This is something that I’ve been writing (or mostly not, technically) over the course of months. I thought that now would be a good time to publish it at least, with the actual film coming out in a few days. I’m not sure if it’s good yet. It could be, I guess, and the best possible outcome is everyone enjoying a great film while I sit back and wash down my words with some popcorn. This is just a collection of pre-release rambles on a movie that seems to be falling down a bit of a rabbit-hole. Continue reading Ghost in the Shell: Image Without Meaning

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Oblivion vs Skyrim: How Scale Sacrifices Intimacy

Oblivion vs Skyrim: How Scale Sacrifices Intimacy

The map size of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is around 40 square kilometers, and it’s predecessor The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, clocks in at around 60. However, you wouldn’t be able to tell from playing them, because they use their game worlds to such differing effects, they almost seem like different games in regard. Continue reading Oblivion vs Skyrim: How Scale Sacrifices Intimacy

Why Everyone Should Stop Yelling About Suicide Squad

Why Everyone Should Stop Yelling About Suicide Squad

I saw Suicide Squad the other day, putting me quite in the same situation that I was when I left the theater after X-Men Apocalypse. Too late to do a full review, and, honestly, left with not enough to say that would actually fill one. So today, I’m going to be talking about one specific thing that I thought was worth talking about. Namely, why everyone should stop yelling about Suicide Squad. Continue reading Why Everyone Should Stop Yelling About Suicide Squad

SyFy’s the Expanse: Why it Could Be the Best Thing Ever – Or the Worst…

SyFy’s the Expanse: Why it Could Be the Best Thing Ever – Or the Worst…

Wow! Syfy is the best! An Expanse TV show! Syfy is the best! Oh, wait. I remember Ascension. Oh, no! Anyway, if you read my previous post, on Leviathan Wakes, then you know that Syfy is picking up the sci-fi thriller series The Expanse for a TV adaption. How do I feel? I can’t wait! Unless it’s bad, in which case, I’ll be really angry. Seriously, Syfy. Don’t screw this up. Continue reading SyFy’s the Expanse: Why it Could Be the Best Thing Ever – Or the Worst…