Monthly Archives: March 2013

Table Top Day Game Recommendations

For those of you who are paying attention on Twitter and / or Facebook this will be a bit of a repeat with expanded information on the 12 Days to Table Top Day countdown we were doing. Now for Table Top Day we are posting our 12 recommendations with information about what we love about playing these games and who / why others would enjoy playing them as well.

Later today we will be participating in the festivities ourselves, but here are 12 recommendations for Table Top Day (in no particular order). Continue reading

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Unanswered Questions I Hope Are Answered This Season Of Doctor Who

season 7.2 4 posters

A lot has happened in Doctor Who since Steven Moffat took the reins. The Eleventh Doctor has been a busy man. He’s lived several hundred years. Gotten married. He’s had a couple of different T.A.R.D.I.S. iterations now. Gone to war. These sorts of things.

However, the underlying conflict that is happening is still not completely explained, and this is what I want to know more about. I suppose I should say SPOILER WARNING at this point because I want to talk about some really specific thing that closed out Series 5 and Series 6 of Doctor Who. Onward! Continue reading

My Love/Hate Relationship With Jaime Lannister

Jaime Lannister Game of Thrones Poster

Only a couple of more days until Game of Thrones season 3, showing the first half of Storm of Swords. This season brings about many interesting twists and turns for the various characters. One of my favorite character arcs from the Storm of Swords is Jaime Lannister.

In the first two seasons of Game of Thrones we are not given any reason to like Jaime Lannister. He comes off as arrogant, selfish, and just as evil and inconsiderate as his sister and father. Yet season 3 is when we begin to really see Jaime’s character. (Spoilers for Game of Thrones season 1-3) Continue reading

There are HOW MANY Red Rangers? Comparing US and Japanese TV Continuity

35 Years of the Red Ranger

35 Years of the Red Ranger

Expatriate guest writer, it’s morphin’ time!

Living in Japan for the past two years, I’ve been struck by a curious difference in the way this country and my native United States approach ongoing continuity in televised speculative fiction. Shows here are constantly refreshed with new storylines and new characters that (we’re led to believe) US audiences would never stand for. Why? I have no idea, but bear with my while I lay out the basic differences and offer a few theories as to the forces at work. Continue reading

Advances will Annihilate the Adolescent Acrimony of Anonymity

“Bleeping son-of-a-bleeptonian bleeper!”  That’s right – you read my retweet trash, my potty-mouth post, my Facebook filth! What’ve I got to lose being rude to someone I will never meet, never know and never befriend, right?

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