september 24th – isle of quel’danas Grudgingly, I accepted the invitation from an old paladin I hadn’t seen in weeks. I would help him with his silly retro dungeon run. I would venture into the […]
the smell of YVR is the same as ever smoky, stale and rain-drenched i have said a million good-byes breathing that air thankfully, each lungful numbs my insides some ’til i can say good-bye without […]
So, I know I promised stories about Nate’s visit, but alas – I’ve lied again. With Linux class, game trials, introducing my roommate to the genius of Ronald D Moore’s reimagining of Battlestar Galactica and three (that’s right) three neurotic cats in the apartment, what’s a nerd girl to do?
Why, shirk her responsibilities as a writer and get wired on coffee, of course. Oh, and paint her nails. Repeatedly.
As I’ve noticed that I haven’t posted anything exceptionally nerdy in a while, I figured I’d give all (possibly two) of my readers (you know who you are) a quick rundown of the game demos I’ve been nomming on over the past week or so. Bear in mind that most of these can be nabbed off of the Steam client or are offered in glorious downloadable format from their respective official sites. Join me after the jump for my half-assed, jumbled-together-at-one-in-the-morning review of some simply stellar games. Feel free to “ooh” and “ahh” at my handiwork as well. Bahah. Handiwork. Oh, man. I’m no better than the writers of Relic Hunter now.
In typical nerd fashion, my friends and I made a b-line for the theatres once X-Men: First Class was released. For a number of reasons, I really wasn’t expecting much more than a sore face. You know, due to excessive facepalming.
What were those reasons? There was the gruelling experience that had been X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Furthermore, the original posters for XMFC looked like they’d been done by an eight year old on MS Paint. (Not the one on the right. That one’s nice.) And Kevin Bacon? Really? I don’t know if I can take a super-Bacon villain seriously. I didn’t care about the shiny trailers; the first fifteen minutes of X2 were mindblowing, but the rest was a disappointment. By that logic, there was a high likelihood that this movie was going to suck.
I consider this one of many situations where I’m glad I turned out to be wrong.
X-Men: First Class was awesome. In my opinion, absolutely nothing in the entire Marvel Universe could ever hope to make up for – or undo the emotional damage that was – X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
wednesday, may 5th to wednesday, may 25th
these isles are fair teeming with fam
Upon arriving at Ninoy Aquino International Airport, I felt my flat little nose collide with the wall of warm, humid air. It was a smell as easily remembered as it is forgotten – one that seems to elude memory unless it is currently being experienced. It was Manila, and it stank. Still, once, it was home.