So, with a new year comes new ambitions or a reignition of old ambitions. I have always wanted my website to be a mixed content of written and visual medium. But I have not been able to find the time to truly get into the work. This year I am making an effort to release more video content as well as written content!
THUS, this is the first episode in an entertainment web series known as Crit or Botch. On Crit or Botch, I will be discussing pen and paper roleplaying games and roleplaying games of all kinds. There are thousands out there just waiting to be torn fifteen new assholes by your’s truly. We start off this run with an obscure RPG based on a 1993 television show called Wetsuit. Described as Baywatch meets Mad Max, this game is just as terrible sounding as the premise.
So, please, like and subscribe to my YouTube Channel for more episodes of Crit or Botch as well as other videos pertaining to movies that will be coming soon.
Oh Netflix you cruel mistress. Why must you take so many hours of my life away with promises of long forgotten nostalgia? I had forgotten about the original Yu-Gi-Oh years ago and the cards of which have been left to rot in a box in my closet. But man when I saw that image did the memories come flooding back to me. Yu-Gi-Oh was never as popular as Pokemon or Magic the Gathering. But it did fit into that category of collectibles that middle schoolers, teenagers, and nerds would collect until the next new shiny object came rolling on to shelves. I did enjoy playing Yu-Gi-Oh when I was younger and playing the card games but after a while the novelty did where off on me and I moved on to other interests on my journey to the grave. But after seeing this on Netflix, the question did spurn my mind… What do I think of the series after giving it a second watch? Well why don’t we just find that out. Continue reading
I am not a huge fan of anime. Do not get me wrong, I do enjoy the genre and will watch a show or movie on occasion. But I am by no means reaching the Otaku levels has my fellow Nerd Realm contributor “The Ultra Otaku” Brandon Lias. If you were to ask me my favorite animes, they would for the most part be very main streamed and popular series with the occasional very obscure reference thrown in after a friend of mine showed me a couple of episodes. With a list that includes Full Metal Alchemist, Fairy Tail, Black Butler, and I prefer to watch them with the English dub, not english sub. My area of expertise falls into the realm of western cinema which also includes western animation, not Japanese culture sadly. Just to let the readers understand where I am coming from before we jump into this review that this is coming from the mind of a sort of outsider looking in.
With that being said, over the past year or so it has been hard for even a non Otaku with copious amount of Otaku friends to hear them talking about the break out anime Attack on Titan or Shingeki no Kyojin by its Japanese title. After quite some time and numerous glances in the living room as my roommates would watch it, I decided to give in and watch the anime that all my friends have been talking about and I have to say that I was not in the least bit disappointed by what I saw. Attack on Titan may not be as brutal as many claim it to be, but it certainly is one hell of a series. Continue reading
So guess whose birthday is tomorrow?… Of course it would be this guy! Yep, my birthday is tomorrow and in honor of it I thought I would take it a little easy this Tuesday and review one of my favorite all be it short-lived television shows of all time, Firefly. Yes, once again I let my nerd flag fly high and proud as I will freely admit to my extreme admiration for the 2001 Science Fiction show produced and written by a young Joss Whedon. The fourteen episode long cult classic had the misfortune of falling into the black pit of despair that is the Fox Line Up and has since found quite a cult following from fans that have led to many calling for a revival of the series and the creation of the feature-length movie Serenity. Continue reading