[HRM] Event Horizon

[HRM] Event Horizon

In my inaugural entry to the Half-Remembered Movies category I’m discussing a movie that absolutely terrified me as a teenager, Event Horizon. Not normally a fan of the Horror/Thriller genre, I remember first seeing it at a sleepover, and that none of us were...
Introducing “Half-Remembered Movies”

Introducing “Half-Remembered Movies”

Many blogs and review sites take the occasional look back at cinema of yesteryear, of those great and now-classic movies of the 1980s and 90s that have become part of the American cultural consensus. The authors rewatch older movies with new eyes, and often talk about...
Characterization in Storytelling (Heroes)

Characterization in Storytelling (Heroes)

Stories featuring superheroes generally aren’t my thing – I enjoy fantasy and science fiction well enough, but so often superhero media lacks a coherent consistency. If the Flash can move as fast as sound, why does he get punched? Does Captain America’s...
The Curse of Load Times

The Curse of Load Times

There’s a very chicken-and-egg scenario when it comes to computer software: are applications demanding more resources because systems are getting more powerful, or are systems getting more powerful because applications are demanding more resources? Whichever end...
“In a Place Where We Only Say Goodbye”

“In a Place Where We Only Say Goodbye”

Rather than a critique or review of an entire song, I’d like to focus this post on a single lyric that really sticks with me, particularly because of the writer’s specific choice to use one word over another. We live in a world where most radio-play songs...
Final Fantasy XIV: part 2 (Game Review)

Final Fantasy XIV: part 2 (Game Review)

In the first part of this review I focused on the differences between Final Fantasy XIV: a Realm Reborn and other MMOs I’ve explored in the past, particularly when it comes to the new player experience and building a starting character. As much as I beat up the...