Game of Thrones: Season 5 Trailer


D&D Session 1: A Leap of Faith

A few months ago, we gave up decided to put our D&D game on indefinite hiatus. After some time, we decided to try out the latest edition of Dungeons & Dragons: the 5th edition.

Our new campaign titled “Steps to Horizon” is now DM’ed by Tyler while I am the one who does all the hard work “Deputy DM”.

Our new adventure began in a forest clearing . . .

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Halo 5: Breaking Down Breakout

The Halo 5 Beta was available to owners of the Master Chief Collection and members of the press earlier this month, and I played it almost every day. Needless to say, I found it to be extremely fun.

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Alphabet Cinema: “B” is for “Being Human”

Network: Syfy
Starring: Sam Witwer, Meaghan Rath, Sam Huntington
Genres: Fantasy, Drama, Horror

I hadn’t even known about the BBC series until after I watched the pilot. My apologies to those fans. In retrospect, I should have figured it out when my search for season 1 images turned up a completely different trio of actors. Dense Christine is dense.

My first Netflix search for “B” actually brought up the movie Behaving Badly (2014), which I thought sounded nicely relevant to ASV and clicked on it. Then a slew of “ack-Selena-Gomez-in-crappy-teenage-rom-com” jolted me right back to the main menu. My fingers have great reflexes, I swear. Anyway, that’s how I found Being Human (2011-Ongoing): “There Goes the Neighborhood Parts 1 & 2.”

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“What We Do In The Shadows” Trailer

Vampire mockumentary?! From this scene, What We Do in the Shadows (2014) looks amazeballs. Dead serious. I am so excited for this New Zealand indie film by Jemaine Clement (from Flight of the Conchords, yea baby!!!) and Taika Waititi (Eagle vs. Shark) to roam on over to the US.


Alphabet Cinema: “A” is for “Abraham Lincoln Vs. Zombies”

This rated-R, straight-to-video fusion of the Civil Ear and the undead is . . . um, well, I was going to be nice and say “interesting,” but I simply cannot bring myself to do so. As the first pick of my “Alphabet Cinema” journey, Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies (2012) was not an auspicious beginning. Several times during the viewing I found myself thinking WHY am I watching this? It didn’t even qualify for the “So-Bad-It’s-Good” category. Continue reading Alphabet Cinema: “A” is for “Abraham Lincoln Vs. Zombies”


An Unexpected Journey: “Alphabet Cinema”

Today, I am embarking on a journey of indeterminable length. A journey of great good average importance to my overall television and movie consumption. I dub it “Alphabet Cinema.”

What is it? A dual attempt at expanding my TV/movie viewing pool and catching up on recommended shows, a.k.a. a semi-ambitious project for my days off a.k.a. becoming more eccentric than I already am a.k.a. I needed a hobby and a goal; this is it.

I will NOT fail you, ASV-ers.

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BeCos Cosplay

I’m actually writing this post with a house full of the infirm, myself included. Don’t ask for details; they are not pretty. However, I’m hoping that by day’s end, life will be much more kind.

This week’s Tuesday Threads features a cosplayer by the name of Stella Chuu from California. She makes all her costumes, props, weapons, etc. (Can we say wow?) and has appeared at a couple cosplay conventions. Check her out on her Facebook page or her dedicated Chubear Cosplay page. I believe her Lich Queen Elsa also won a cosplay award. Impressive, no? However, that was back in November.

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“Fantastic Four” (2015) Trailer

Directed by Josh Trank (Game of Thrones, Chronicle)
Cinematography by Matthew Jensen (Game of Thrones, Chronicle)
Music by Marco Beltrami/the best horror music composer evarr (Scream films, 3:10 to Yuma)
Starring Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell, Michael B. Jordan


Five Favorites: Video Game Soundtracks

Let us begin with a completely unrelated GIF:

All right, so now that THAT’s out of the way, we can get on with this week’s Music Monday!

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