This week I'd like to thank Dr. Matt Taylor for helping to show us that we don't really understand each other or the internet, and probably don't care to.
[PR NEWSWIRE: IRC CHANNEL "CHATEAU ROISSY"] The worldwide computer gaming community reacted with excitement this week at news that gender relations expert Daryush Valizadeh has launched "Reaxxian," a bold new online platform for game journalism. Valizadeh, best known by his scholarly pen name "Roosh V.", built a global publishing empire with philosophical works including the […]
If you know what #GamerGate is, I don't have to tell you. If you don't know what #GamerGate is, any description I give you will be attacked by hordes of partisans saying that I have described it unfairly and that the sources I have linked are biased. So I'm going to treat you, dear readers, […]
Our friends at Quarter to Three, one of the best gaming sites on the web (and one not involved in #Gamergate!) are compiling a list, with detailed reviews, of great horror movies from the past two decades. 31 movies in 31 days. You know all about The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Night of the Living […]
The road that lead to the next Godzilla movie (release: imminent) was an unlikely one, but not altogether unexpected. 1998’s debacle notwithstanding, Toho is not inherently against being offered what I assume is large amounts of money for licensing. Director Gareth Edwards has never helmed a project whose budget surpassed 500k. But the work he […]
Via one of my favorite science fiction authors, Michael Flynn: I have just one question: after you chop a mutineer up into infinitesimal pieces, don't you just end up with two mutineers? Hmmm. I suppose this would explain the origin of Joe-Jim Gregory.
This is a relatively self-indulgent post, but hey– blog! This is fundamentally a gaming site, founded and sustained by gamers, and I was once, and remain, a rabid fan of the gaming franchise that began with Thief: The Dark Project, continued with Thief II: The Metal Age and Thief: Deadly Shadows, and will soon resume […]
@Dan Hill comments about some novels he's too shy to link to: I've written a couple of post apocalyptic novels, probably too obscure for mention in this hallowed place… I love post apocalyptic novels. @G. Filotto writes in the comments: Can I send you autographed copies of my two SF books? A review would be […]
I'm about to quote almost 700 words from a blog post, which normally would be considered long…but it's from an almost book-length series of posts, so as a proportion of the whole, it's actually quite short. http://tofspot.blogspot.com HISTORY MUST BE CURVED, for there is a horizon in the affairs of mankind. Beyond this horizon, events […]
My trip to Maryland over the weekend was bad. Really bad. Houses boarded up. Shirtless men sitting on sidewalks, listless and defeated. Graffiti. Fist fights. Broken glass on cracked pavement. At one point I even saw a gang of street children dressed in black leathers, playing a game of football with the skull of a […]