Archive | April, 2013

Guilty Pleasures- To Sin With TV

30 Apr

I’ve had a lot going on of late, so it’s been difficult to work my way through it all in order to write a post. Apologies. Thankfully, my favorite minion has been on the ball! But I’m pulling it together today in order to start new series of posts- Guilty Pleasures. Like the title says, these are things that I love and adore, but I feel a little guilty for enjoying it. I obviously have a lot of these- you already know of my love for the bad movie but here are some more.

Actually, to ease into it… I’m just going to talk about the TV series from this last season that I consider my guilty pleasures. Continue reading

Garrus Vakarian is my Wingman — Why I Still Love Mass Effect, Part 2

28 Apr

Stewart here… and some spoilers follow in case you asked…

In this installment, I really want to start by taking the time to focus on the squadmates, and if you’re good about it, friends in the Mass Effect series.  In this case, just to keep things light, I’ll focus on your squadmates from the first game.  Everyone’s got their favorites they want with them on every mission, and I know I feel the same way.  Sure I’ll shift them around in necessity of missions, but there are the “go to” squadmates every player of Mass Effect has.  The only downside of the whole thing is the greedy part of me that wants to take more than two for my squad.

So, in no particular order, here are my thoughts on your team from the first Mass Effect (with some spoilers as to the whole trilogy): Continue reading

Nerd Adventure! Renaissance Pleasure Faire!!

26 Apr

Recently, Emily and I made our way to Irwindale to attend the annual Renaissance Pleasure Faire. The faire runs from early April through mid-May. We went together in 2012 and while we had fun, the heat was such that we both got sunburnt and were grumpy by the time we got home afterwards. We planned better this year and arrived at the faire a little after 2pm and stayed til almost closing. This allowed us to arrive at the height of the heat but remain as the sun dropped and the heat lessened. Also, there was a fire in the hills near by, so as a bonus we got to enjoy watching a fire rescue chopper take water from the reservoir. The other attendees and participants at the faire kept calling it a dragon- it was both cute and weird. Continue reading

FARSCAPE Revisited Mini-caps / The Peacekeeper Wars

24 Apr
Takin' it to the limit (with the Farscape minicaps) one more time...

Takin’ it to the limit (with the Farscape minicaps) one more time…

Stewart here…and fair warning, some spoilers lie within…

Greetings fellow travelers of the Uncharted Territories, to the final (for the foreseeable future) mini-cap of Farscape.  So, after a multitude of factors (like ratings), some of which couldn’t be seen coming (like lack of money), Farscape left the airwaves after four seasons.  But loyal fans wanted to see the show come back (or at least get wrapped up properly), and their wishes got answered a year later, with the announcement of a miniseries in The Peacekeeper Wars.  Its one of the rare occasions where the fans were able to drum up the need for more of what they want after the supposed death bell rang. Continue reading

Should I Stay or Should I Go? — When Genre Shows Need to Stop

20 Apr

Stewart here…

Every television show has to end.  There is no way to really avoid that for many loyal fans, but like many of those fans, I wonder when that time comes, is it too soon or too late.   Keeping a show fresh and enjoyable for seasons is no easy task, but with changes in cast and crew, sometimes that task becomes harder to accomplish.  Sometimes a show should know, in the immortal words of Kenny Rogers, “when to hold ‘em”, and “when to fold ‘em”. Continue reading

My Fear of the Uber Fan

18 Apr

Today I need to share about my fear of Uber Fans.

Well, NEED is probably too strong a word, but… I’ve been thinking about the topic for a wee bit and today seemed like the day to write about it. Continue reading

FARSCAPE Revisited Mini-caps / Season 4, Episode 22 and Season Four Highlights

16 Apr
Farscape minicaps for season 4 would rather go out gracefully, thank you very much.

Farscape minicaps for season 4 would rather go out gracefully, thank you very much.

Stewart here…and fair warning, some spoilers lie within… Continue reading

They say it’s my BIRTHDAY! Cake for ALL!

14 Apr

Happy Birthday to me! Last year I merely shared a pic of me with my nieces and left it at that.

This year… let’s talk about the other important things that’ve happened on my day- Continue reading

Shindig fun for the WIN!

12 Apr

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, or are new to the site, you are aware that we just celebrated our 1st birthday with a karaoke party. Wait… let me rephrase that- with a karaoke party of AWESOMENESS!

fun times!

fun times!

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Hey LOOK! It’s another WonderCon post all about ME! (sorta)

10 Apr

If you recall last year, when I wandered WonderCon with Charity there ended up being a post that was all about me. Kinda. All right, not really, but I like to pretend. In the interest of tradition… here is this years post from Charity at Experience LA.

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