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I really like the new Doctor Who opening titles, and one reason is the music reminds me of the 1980s version:

I loved the “high-adventure” sound of the 2010 opening theme, but there’s something to be said for promising more outer-spaceness and oddness than action. And even though it’s been decades since it was first invented, synthesizers and electronic sounds say “space” to me.

Maybe it’s just me getting old.



Protect Me Knight 2 for 3DS eShop ⊟

Minna de Mamotte Knight is the sequel to an Xbox Live Indie Games release (remember that?) by Ancient Corp., the company run by legendary composer Yuzo Koshiro (and other members of his family!)  – which explains why the music in the trailer is so good and so authentically retro.

It’s sort of a tower defense-ish thing, in that you’re protecting a princess from oncoming waves of enemies, but you get to control the various characters with combo-based attacks and stuff, rather than just setting up and watching yourself fail over like three minutes.

The sequel adds a map editor with QR code sharing, two new character classes (an archer and… a wall-eyed knight on a fake horse join the previous game’s fighter, mage, amazon, and ninja-in-a-Borat-swimsuit). No idea if it’ll come out in the West, but the first one did, and Ancient hopes to release it.

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I’d also add that up to four people can play with only one copy of the game. But you’re all going to buy it anyway, right?

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When spoken word artist Brenna Twohy tells you that she is an unabashed devotee of all things “Potterotica” — erotic fiction based in the magical universe of Harry Potter — your response probably shouldn’t be that her taste is “unrealistic.” 

Watch her full monologue here. 

(Source: National Poetry Slam uploaded by Button Poetry)

I’m happy to be getting to the point where I don’t have to feel weird about enjoying fanfiction, or having written a bunch of it. Partly it’s that the fandom experience has become more broadly shared. Partly it’s that I stopped giving a shit.

And as for why I like the porny sort of fanfiction, see above. She says it better.

I like sex with context. I like sex when it involves fully fleshed out characters. I like the backstories. I like feeling like these people do other things when they aren’t having sex.

I couldn’t care less about sexual fan fiction but by that I also mean I’m not going to attack someone who likes it. And her speech and her point are so powerful; the GIFs don’t do this justice. Watch, as I did, and let your jaw drop.

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please unmute this vine

that was good advice thank you

Her message must be heard.

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I put together another “Comfort Food Games,” this time on Bionic Commando. Man, it’s so good. I think I may have to do this for my next Anatomy of a Game…


because the layout of this game is very curious

you can choose which order to play the stages in, and some stages are completely optional (which the game does not communicate to you), and they are numbered at random? Plus the “neutral” stages which I guess are there for expository purposes?

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Ferguson Police have dogs and shotguns. The unarmed crowd is raising their hands.

For anyone not following the Mike Brown story on Twitter: a 17 year old black boy named Mike Brown, who was supposed to start college tomorrow, was shot to death in Ferguson, Missouri by police while jaywalking. He was unarmed. He was shot 9 times.

Initial media reports claimed that an 18 year old black man had been shot and killed while fleeing police after shoplifting.

People in the neighborhood, including members of Mike Brown’s family, came out of their homes and began to protest, shouting “no justice, no peace,” and keeping their hands in the air.

Media reports claimed that a violent mob quickly formed around the shooting location shouting “kill the police.”

Spread this. Tell the truth about what happened to this boy. Tell the truth about what is happening NOW. The police and the mainstream media is painting him as a criminal, and his community as a violent mob.

SPREAD THIS. Don’t let them lie.

jesus I was furious when I heard they shot & killed a shoplifter, but if they seriously killed him for jaywalking that’s beyond contempt

and seriously, how can anyone say “18 year old black man” with a straight face. TEENAGERS ARE CHILDREN. I know they are “legal adults” and get to vote but come the fuck on. Eighteen-year-old-me was a fucking moron, a child in every meaningful sense of the word. I got a summer job and spent nearly every dollar on Magic cards.

obviously facts are in short supply here but unless this kid had a concealed bazooka those cops need to be arraigned

EDIT: the police are saying the teenager “physically confronted” officers and tried to take a cop’s gun. Yet they acknowledge that he was unarmed when he was shot and killed. 

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it’s pouring rain tonight and I watched The Black Hole for the first time since my childhood. It’s a movie that deserves to be seen and remembered, even if some aspects are forgettable.

I was too young to notice trends at the time, but once Star Wars became a hit, every studio in Hollywood must have wanted their own glitzy science-fiction picture to attract that audience. Someone at Disney must have wanted that money so bad they greenlit this: a surreal, bleak, barely-family-friendly space opera.

Listen to that theme song (by John Barry of James Bond fame)! This is no roaring adventure, it’s a descent into madness. As a child I’m sure I was hooked by all the robots and eventual laser blasters but watching it as a grownup, the entire film gives off an Event Horizon vibe. Indeed, I think one could write a compelling essay putting those two films in the same universe.

The Black Hole isn’t a great movie. Despite being a brief ninety minutes, the movie takes a long time to get started and the characters on-screen seem to be the last ones to realize that the obvious villain of the film is going to kill them. And that villain’s exact intentions are never really made clear: he wants to go through the black hole, but was he waiting for someone to find him first? Was he always going to kill his guests, or did he decide to do that only when they finally figured out he was chaotic insane?

There’s also the matter of the nonsensical science in this science-fiction movie. I don’t demand realism at all times but I’m old-fashioned enough to want some semblance of rational physics. Yet multiple characters seem to survive the vacuum of space in The Black Hole because…someone catches them? They have a firm grip?

Regardless, it’s worth watching because it’s such a strange creation. The evil robot, Maximillian (seen above) is cool. The Cygnus, the giant ship where the villain lives, is cool. And when they finally go into the black hole…I won’t give it away, but it was the last thing I expected.

The bad news is that Disney seems to have forgotten (or lost interest) in this movie. No Blu-Ray exists as far as I can tell, and the DVDs are from a decade ago. I’m not sure it even came out on DVD in Japan at all and Japan loves everything Disney touches.

But I recommend you seek it out. Don’t break the bank, don’t sacrifice too much, but give it a look. For years, The Black Hole lingered inside my head like a nightmare, as nothing but images minus all context. Now that I’ve seen it as a grown-up, I can rest easier knowing that it’s not cinematic buried treasure but I’m glad I dug it up all the same.

I’m going to dream about this movie, aren’t I? Be kind, brain.



This video catalogs almost every Easter egg in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

I only had time this morning to watch a few minutes’ worth and I saw a lot of stuff I didn’t know about, so consider checking this out. NOTE it only covers 2008-2013 films in the Phase 1/2/Avengers vein, so there’s no Spider-Man or X-Men here. And no spoilers for the latest movies which aren’t even on video yet.

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