Monthly Archives: October 2015

Month of Macabre Movies

My wife is a big fan of horror movies, and while we watch them throughout the year, she particularly likes to concentrate on them just before Halloween. So here are the horror and horror-adjacent films we saw this October: Bride … Continue reading

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Say My Name, Say My Name

Names have a lot of power. Just try saying someone’s name when they’re across the room, and see how quickly they turn to look at you. The idea that names are somehow magical is something I first came across in … Continue reading

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The Godchildren

Percy Jackson’s Greek Heroes, by Rick Riordan – The follow-up to Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods has Riordan’s own demigod hero retelling the tales of the human heroes of the ancient Greek world with plenty of snide comments and anachronisms. All … Continue reading

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Don’t Worry, the Leopards Won’t Bite You

Frank Black and the Catholics, Devil’s Workshop – This came out the same day as Black Letter Days, but it has considerably fewer songs, and was my favorite of the two at first. I’m not sure I could easily pick … Continue reading

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What Will Haven Be

One thing I’ve seen noted about the future in Back to the Future Part II is that it more or less assumed certain trends would continue in the same way. Inflation was particularly bad in the 1980s, so there were … Continue reading

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When Mega Man Comes Marching Home Again

I’ve checked out some of the Mega Man comics from Archie, specifically the collections of issues one through four and nine through twelve. I have the volume in between these two, Time Keeps on Slipping, on order from the library; … Continue reading

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Is This Truly the Future?

Yesterday was the day in which Marty McFly arrived in the future in Back to the Future Part II, despite altered graphics saying otherwise. I never really understood what the point of the Photoshop jobs was when the actual date … Continue reading

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