Banality!

In a weird confluence of events, there have been two really, really, really creepy games that came out this year: Prison Architect and Papers, Please. (Both available on Steam.)

Confused about a Legal Nuance

Eric Holder put out a memo today in which he announced that he would no longer go for the mandatory minimums when it comes to non-violent, non-gang-related low-level drug offenses. My two questions: has he always had this much discretion? Aren’t mandatory minimums a violation of separation of powers in the first place?

Somnology!

Well, last chance to get harrowed. Come Wednesday, we’re going to begin our reading of The Kindly Ones. Mike Schilling will be doing the honors. (If you didn’t know, we’ve been reading Sandman. It’s *REALLY* good.) It has also come up that some wish to have a place where they can yell “DIBS!” I suppose…

Weekend!

Holy cow, is tomorrow Friday already? Indeed it is. I moved out here my senior year of high school. (I’m not complaining, I’m just saying.) I made a handful of very close friends but, as I’m sure you can guess, they told me stories about the close friends I might have made had I moved…

Somnology!

They asked if we ripped them. We said that we did. Eumenides? There. That’s as good as I could do on short notice. Get your copy of The Kindly Ones. It all comes down to this, after all. Schilling says that he’ll take on the first little 8-page story as well as the bigger chapter…

Calendar!

Back in the 90′s, I watched The X-Files. Every Friday Night, I knew that The X-Files was going to be on, and the only question was whether it’d be a new show or a rerun. It’s how I pretty much kept track of the week. “Is X-Files on tonight? No… it’s on the day after tomorrow. It must be Wednesday.” Well, this week at work, they had The Test From Heck and so they needed people to man the lab […]

Babylonia!

We’re back on track with our Eighth installment of the Babylon 5 Viewing Club! The introductory post was here, The Soul Hunter was covered here, and Born to the Purple was covered right here. After that was Infection. Then came The Parliament of Dreams. Following on its heels was Mind War.  Then, RTod covered War Prayer. Last week, Patrick recapped Sky Full of Stars! This week: Death Walker! (Dman does the honors.) You can watch it here. It’s very difficult […]

Sunday!

Well, I’ve been watching mostly Babylon 5 (which isn’t that interesting to talk about on a blog that’s watching Babylon 5 as a group) but also a couple of fan films from Fallout that are, seriously, *SURPRISINGLY* good. There’s Fallout: Nuka Break and, now the sequel, Fallout: Nuka Break – Red Star. If you’ve ever been in love with the Fallout Universe, you need to watch both of these and count the minutes until Fallout 4. Or 5. Or whatever […]

Saturday!

So I’m in The Last of Us. This is the game that’s getting all of the “Citizen Kane” awards from folks and I’m struck by how linear the storyline is. Maybe that’s the price to pay for this sort of thing… but, so far, it’s like hearing that they made a Citizen Kane Video Game, then made all of the action scenes interactive between walking scenes with dialog exposition. That’s not what made Citizen Kane Citizen Kane, guys. Which is […]