17 January 2015

Hindsight Episode Two

By: Roshawn at 5:23 pm | Start the conversation! | Email the author

This show…THIS SHOW! The cast has done an AMAZING job at really placing themselves in the nineties. And talk about having the best soundtrack EVER. I felt like I was in middle school all over again listening to it. I now have no doubt that this show will be VH1’s highest rated show ever. Everything about it is so right!

This episode picks up right where the last one drops off. The revelation that Becca has just changed her future begins to weigh on her and only Lolly can help her pick up the pieces. And as a quick statement, yes…I thought Lolly looked spot on as Six from Blossom. And yes, Sarah Goldberg’s Lolly is very quickly becoming one of my favorite television characters. … Continued &#187

12 January 2015

Peter Cullen at Sac Anime Winter 2015

By: Clarence at 10:46 am | Start the conversation! | Email the author

Legendary voiceover artist Peter Cullen made his way to Sacramento this January and answered questions from press and fans. According to Roshawn, Optimus Prime is the only cartoon character to make him cry twice. TWICE. In these videos below, Roshawn taped some Q&As, one of which is a one-on-one sitdown with the voice of Optimus Prime himself. … Continued &#187

11 January 2015

Sac Anime January 2015 Report

By: Roshawn at 12:50 pm | Start the conversation! | Email the author

The first Sac Anime of 2015 has come and gone…but it was a doozy! While I didn’t get to attend on Friday, I was still able to attend the rest of the weekend. There was so much going on that I really wish it was a week-long event. I wanted to attend every panel there was, partake in all of the festivities (such as the trading card games) and head up to the second floor where there is ALWAYS a huge group of cosplayers that throw down…dancey dance style. … Continued &#187

Hindsight Review

By: Roshawn at 12:08 pm | Start the conversation! | Email the author

Have you ever had that feeling that your life didn’t work out the way it SHOULD have? That you took too many safe bets instead of taking one big leap? Then you should follow Becca in VH1’s new sitcom, Hindsight. I saw a trailer for this a few weeks back and it IMMEDIATELY caught my attention. Thank goodness for the internet because, without Facebook, I would’ve never caught this awesome show! … Continued &#187

18 December 2014

Brass Sun Hardcover Review

By: Roshawn at 1:44 pm | Start the conversation! | Email the author

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Let me start off by saying that Brass Sun is one of the most beautifully rendered books I have ever read. Both written and illustrated. The way the words bring these worlds to life and the way the art allows the reader to step into these worlds is nothing less than extraordinary. The planets that are brought to life in this book are so much fun to traverse and, even though we get a history of how they have all come to be, leave you wanting more in the wake of the protagonists departure. … Continued &#187

7 December 2014

Lee Milewski on Somber Crown #2

By: Roshawn at 9:57 pm | Start the conversation! | Email the author

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Coming off the success of The Somber Crown #1, Lee Milewski is offering the second issue on Kickstarter. Check out our first interview with him about the launch of the Somber Crown series. … Continued &#187

30 November 2014

90s Nostalgia: The RARE Day I Became Jaded From Video Games

By: Clarence at 11:15 pm | 2 responses! We'd like your thoughts, too! | Email the author

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I was in the height of my Nintendo fanboy-ism when I wrote this after another lame day of high school. Back then, Nintendo 64 was the scrappy underdog against the PlayStation revolution with Rare as its loyal sidekick. Rareware, as it was known, was in its prime making spectacular games (from Donkey Kong Country to Goldeneye to Perfect Dark).

Banjo-Kazooie was really awesome and pushed the platforming genre a bit. Donkey Kong 64 was just competent but bloated with “stuff.” (I liked the arcade game inclusion, though.) DK64’s a solid 7.0-8.0-rated game, but no mind-blowing masterpiece. It played a little too much like good ol’ B-K.

For some reason I’ve long forgotten, I tried to start a Nintendo fansite. I lack the enthusiasm and money to do that, but here are my thoughts on what Rare should do after the release of Donkey Kong 64. At that point, I started to become jaded of derivative gameplay. Oh, well. At least Nintendo is still the super-niche we know and love. … Continued &#187

22 October 2014

Toys “R” Us Now Specializes in Ass Hats

By: Roshawn at 9:26 pm | Start the conversation! | Email the author

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SO, I have to rant. And yes, this is in regards to Toys “R” Us pulling Breaking Bad figures from there shelves due to a mother from, of all places, Florida complaining about her child being introduced to such figures. While I don’t collect those figures, I do feel a need to spout out some truth about the flood gates this lady just opened up.

She’s being completely oblivious to the fact that toys don’t make her child do anything and that it is, in fact, their upbringing and the pressures of those around them on a daily basis that influences there children. … Continued &#187

8 October 2014

VH1 Takes “A New Beat” to Drumline

By: Clarence at 9:05 pm | Start the conversation! | Email the author

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Drumline: A New Beat steps up on VH1 premiering 27 October. The Fox TV Studios-produced sequel swaps genders for the lead as Alexandra Shipp’s Dani Raymond enters the faltering Atlanta A & T Drumline program. However, Nick Cannon will make an appearance, hopefully in a more harmonious role than gossip fodder. … Continued &#187

7 October 2014

Best American Comics Run Gamut of Emotions

By: Roshawn at 10:43 pm | Start the conversation! | Email the author

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Comics: books that drive the fanboy mad for not knowing the outcome of a story that they have invested so much time and money into. Not knowing the ending to a story is enough to drive one insane. However, Best American Comics 2014’s stories whet the appetite of those seeking great stories. … Continued &#187