Quick Thoughts: Umbrella Academy Dallas

06/10/2015

Umbrella Academy Dallas Cover

The Umbrella Academy was a gateway drug for me into the world of independent comics. Written by MCR frontman and goth cult icon Jared Way, The Umbrella Academy built a surreal world of apes and monsters heading towards an impending destruction, that could only be saved by a dysfunctional family of supers reuniting. It has been nearly 10 years since I had read Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite and now I’m finally moving onto the sequel Dallas.
This Quick Thoughts contains spoilers!

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One Piece Color Walk 1+ 2 Review

06/05/2015

Color Walk Review Cover

One Piece is an anime series that likes to take it’s characters to new places with new things to see. In every arc, there are new characters, new pirates to beat up, and new places to explore each with their own theme and colour palate. Suffice to say an anime series based off a manga with a versatile tenure in aesthetic should produce some damn good art books.
For this review I’ll be looking at the first two Color Walks.

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Wave 4 Amiibo Lucina Review

05/30/2015

Lucina Review Cover

I don’t think we could have predicted the whole world going amiibo crazy with ridiculous mark ups by scalpers on “unicorn” rare amiibos. But when the quality of amiibo can fluctuate between Merth and newly reprinted Marth, balding villager, and factory defect turned super unicorn rare akimbo Samus, reviewing amiibos may have to come with some discretion. The Fire Emblem characters have been notorious for having the derp face imprinted on an otherwise solid figure, will Lucina suffer the same fate?

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From Casual Reader to News Writer: How I Became an Internet Writer

02/21/2015

Origin

As an introverted teenager, I found solace in the corner stroking my iPod and listening to the voices of the Internet i.e. podcasts. They were the only ones that shared my passion for games, anime, and geeky culture in general so it was a dream of mine to become an Internet writer. Getting review copies, going to events, staying up late chatting about the themes and intricacies of some bizarre 16-bit japanese indie game sounded like the life of Riley’s nerdy brother.
There aren’t too many Internet origin stories documenting the rise of a common Internet writer but for those who want to join the ranks of bedroom journalists maybe interested in my beginnings.

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Quick Thoughts: Insert Coin Clothing

01/05/2015

Insert Coin Clothing Cover

As I progressed from an acne covered teen into a less acne covered adult one of the underlying choices I was making was how my wardrobe would be. I have been increasingly internet shopping as many stores have specialised merchandise, specifically apparel that feeds my nerdy desire. High Street stores can sell me a top with Mario or Sonic slapped across my chest but I think of those as childish garments. It’s a bit too on the nose for what I would like as a secret geek. This is where Insert Coin Clothing comes in.

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Quick Thoughts: The Walking Dead Season 2 (spoilers)

01/04/2015

The Walking Dead Season Two Cover

The Walking Dead has seriously put a downer on my whole holiday, to the point that I’m seriously debating my life skills in the very rare case of an apocalyptic survival scenario. Season Two was a roller coaster of emotions and tough decisions, and while I didn’t like the new group as much as the old one, their pilgrimage for safety will still resonate as strongly.

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Quick Thoughts: The Walking Dead Season 1 and 400 Days (Spoiler Edition)

12/28/2014

Walking Dead Cover

I’m mostly indifferent to the zombie genre that has had a sudden resurgence in the late nouties. Left 4 Dead is a blast, Zombieland is hilarious, but I dislike the amount of Zombie related media that is put out nowadays. It’s become a novelty or a fad. Thus I’ve never invested in The Walking Dead as a franchise. The stark black and white art style of the comics wasn’t appealing and without a TV licence, it’s difficult for me to watch the show. I’ve always heard really good things about the game for the last few years but have waited patiently for the game to come down to budget price.

This year I succumb to the annual steam winter sale picking up The Walking Dead Season 1+ DLC along with the second season. It both made my holiday but also made it a whole lot difficult.

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Quick Thoughts: Hanamonogatari

12/28/2014

Hanamonogatari Cover

The last time I checked in on Araragi and his harem of quick talking gag spewing oddity belles I stated that I wasn’t overly hyped for the new season. I’m still a big fan of the Monogatari series but after spending a whole summer catching up on the series it can cause fatigue. Allowing myself a good three month break from the series has refreshed my passion for head tilting, colourful backgrounds, and borderline incestual content. Last week I spent an evening binging the whole of Hanamonogatari and it’s good to be back to the world of oddities.

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Quick Thoughts: The Walking Dead Intermission (No Spoilers Edition)

12/26/2014

The Walking Dead Intermission Cover

At the time of writing I have just started The Walking Dead’s Season 1 episode 3: Long Road Ahead. Previously I had to play through Episode 1 three times before finding a work around due to a glitch causing my choices not to go through correctly. For those playing on a Mac with a similar problem, here was my solution (link has spoilers for episode one going into two).

Anyways I thought I’d give a few thoughts about what I think of the game so far before writing a final Quick Thoughts after I completed the season.

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Quick Thoughts: Amagi Brilliant Park

12/24/2014

Amagi Brilliant Park Cover

When I first look at the promotional pictures of Amagi Brilliant Park I thought I knew what it was about. Generic handsome looking protagonist, busty tsundere lead with some sort of weapon, frail blonde girl. Yep looks like another romantic comedy/harem anime. I can foresee the mascot characters being overtly pervy and getting away with it because it’s Ok by the girl being molested. These shows are a dime a dozen so I didn’t give it a second thought, unless my tumblr feed dumps a gif from the show.

Then some lonesome night on youtube, I stumbled upon a clip from the show and it turned my perception around.

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