5 Favorite Disney Songs

So apparently people are still talking about the song Let it Go from Frozen because there are still new videos being made around the song. Now I enjoyed Frozen and the fact that it is Idina Menzel singing means that the song is amazing. At the same time I wonder if some of why it is so popular is because there has not been a good Disney musical in a while. Disney used to be known for the music in their movies. Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Lion King, Dumbo, and Beauty and the Beast are all great examples of Disney movies that also had great music. So in honor of the Disney musical I have decided to list my favorite Disney songs. Continue reading

The Rivals for Catan – a Review

Holly and I were able to pick up a couple of board games last week on sale, and so of course we needed to check them out! One was a game we had been looking for for a long time: a two-player version of the classic Settlers of Catan. Our local game store regularly had the small box that was the 5-6 player expansion, but not the stand-alone 2-player game.

The Rivals for Catan

Not so this time! They had it: The Rivals for Catan. This game is made for only two players, which is a subset of games Holly and I love to check out. A lot of games are made for more players, and come up with some complicated version for two – a recent example was 7 Wonders. Some games don’t even try, like Settlers of Catan itself – it’s a 3-4 player game. We made the mistake of giving it as a gift to a couple – they can’t play it just the two of them!

So our quick review? This game captures the feeling of Settlers of Catan, it is well balanced (which, bad balancing can really remove the fun from a 2-player game!), and it has a bunch of play variants. This one box allows for 5 different games to play! Want to know more than that? Read on!

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Transformers War for Cybertron

With all of the hype / conflict around the Transformer movies and Michael Bay it make sense that when you hear about a Transformers video game you might think it would be related to the movies. At the same time you would be wrong. Transformers War for Cybertron tells the story of the beginning of the war between the Decepticons and Autobots on Cybertron. The interesting part of the game is that you play through the story of both Decepticons and Autobots. At first glance it can seem like a simple shooter game, but you are playing as a transformer, which means you get to transform and that is a lot of the fun of the game.

This game is about 4 years old at this point and I still need to play through the sequel Fall of Cybertron, but it is a game that I do not think got enough love for what it was.

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A Year and a Half of Comparative Geeks!

I like enjoying these small milestones, to remember how much we have accomplished in this time! 475 posts, and consistently posting 6 posts a week, has been a lot of work, and very rewarding. Thank you to all of you, our readers and commenters and followers and friends.

Last year at the six-month mark, I did a post highlighting our top posts and topics thus far. Many of those posts are still top posts, because they keep getting search engine hits. However, we have a few new contenders top posts that I would like to highlight – beyond the Illuminati post I referenced the other day.

Then I thought I would share a few of the posts that have barely been touched. Sure, there’s a lot of those – and a lot of them make sense. There’s our failed Trailer Watch category – those never did well. And there are some holiday posts, and some that we knew were kind of a filler post when we wrote them. But there are some that we would love to see get some reads, maybe some comments or conversation, and just for whatever reason they didn’t hit when posted – so a few of those!

And lastly, there’s a whole series of posts I would like your input on! Onward!

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Chandelier by Sia (Fill In)

So honestly I am not feeling 100% today and I am really bad so do not write things far enough ahead of time. Instead I am going to share a music video and song that I recently discovered that I am enthralled with. Chandelier by Sia is fantastic and the music video is even better. I cannot specifically describe what I love about it it is just a feeling. The part of the music video is that they found a young girl who is amazing in my personal opinion. So sorry for the short post, but here is Chandelier by Sia.

In other news, Thor is a woman now.

This week, Marvel let everyone know that they were going to announce some new, big news on The View. We were expecting big news. We were expecting something thematic with The View, as well. I was ready to write a post about Katee Sackhoff as Carol Danvers.

The last news that Marvel shared on The View, though, was a comics related story, about the marriage of Northstar and his partner (now husband) Kyle. So maybe we should have expected comics news. So we got this story.

This is not the story we expected, and it is both exciting, and not. A female super hero movie should have been the news, but I feel like that’s what everyone is talking about now. So let me look at a different angle for why this isn’t such big news – the fact that Marvel has done this before.

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