Thu, 4 May 2017
LibSyn is redesigning its pages so we'll spruce this one up to get with the times
Justin and Ilan will be recording a new show soon.
May the fourth of may be with you.
Category:general -- posted at: 1:43pm EDT
Fri, 16 August 2013
[J]: So last night at Gen Con they had a 25th birthday party for Drizzt Do'Urden. For a very small # of you, this will be fairly significant. Drizzt started as a member of a party of heroes in a trilogy set in TSR's Forgotten Realms setting, and he was the breakout of the group.
A somber dark elf ranger, exiled from his he had the tortured soul that many alienated teens (or as TSR liked to call them, "customers") found attractive. Plus, his best friend was a magical cat and he used twin scimitars. All he needed was a
Drizzt books have spent a chunk of the past two and a half decades on the NYT bestseller list, and author RA Salvatore has covered a lot of ground telling his stories.
Some fans tend to get a little dismissive of Drizzt & his fans. But he's been a breakthrough character, reaching a large audience. I think that WotC & Hasbro might want to consider him as a possible anchor character for setting up a media empire, like Marvel did with Iron Man.
The biggest issue is the whole "dark elf" thing, which if you saw Community’s Advanced Dungeons & Dragons, can be… problematic.
Category:general -- posted at: 10:56am EDT
Sat, 19 November 2011
In all likelihood, they'll also talk about gaming and comics and DK encyclopedias.
Category:general -- posted at: 1:19pm EDT
Wed, 2 November 2011
Justin took in <a href="http://thebitterguy.livejournal.com/1435945.html">In Time</a>, starring another Justin, and found it to be as interesting for the timing of its release as for its narrative.
Category:general -- posted at: 9:45am EDT
Mon, 22 August 2011
Low-budget, BBC-funded street-level action/horror movie with a socially-conscientious message, though very litle preaching. I talk at more length over at Stolen Recognizer.
If you get a chance to see this movie, do it so fast.
If you don't get a chance to see it, reflect on what you're missing.
This is the kind of movie that speaks to why horror or science-fiction movies can be interesting as stories, at a human level, rather than as unsettlingly prurient, violent spectacle. This is movie as provocation, not as catharsis.
Also, the kids talk like in Bromwell High.
Category:general -- posted at: 1:40am EDT
Mon, 15 August 2011
Category:general -- posted at: 10:03pm EDT
Sun, 18 April 2010
Couldn't have even TRIED to say it better myself.
Category:general -- posted at: 1:24am EDT
Sun, 18 October 2009
So, check 'em out! Our show notes.
This is what was taped to the monitor when we recorded episode 5.
Now available - for great edification of all of you.
Category:general -- posted at: 10:12pm EDT