Tag: Worst to Best

Survivor Edge of Extinction Review

Review added to the Survivor season rankings provided here!

Survivor_Edge_of_Extinction_logoEdge of Extinction

Edge of Extinction is finally concluded and, in my opinion, thank god! This season was some of the worst aspects of modern day Survivor complete with a twist that started out interesting, but ended with nothing more than a sour taste in my mouth. Here is the thing. I know I’m an old dog when it comes to Survivor. I like a slower build of the game and switches, blindsides, and changes to be well placed throughout the season and NOT EVERY! FUCKING! VOTE! It would be nice to have a little consistency in the season. But it seems like now Survivor recruits the most skiddish creatures to ever play the game. Sometimes the right course is to stay the course but every episode people were running around trying to think ten fifteen steps ahead and not realize they needed to pay attention there and at that moment. Seriously, one minute the group says “we need to vote out Wendy. She needs to go” and everyone agrees with it. But then someone decides that they need to get rid of Kelley Wentworth because she is a threat… Okay… Whatever. So let’s vote out Chris. WHAT?! Why? Because he is a threat, ten episodes from then? This was a problem throughout the entire season. The group decides between option A or option B and so they decide to go with option k because they may be a threat in scenario Q which won’t happen if all the other scenarios occur. It was a hodge podge of skiddishness that just drove me insane. Survivor needs a balance between strategy and chaos and this one stirred too far into chaos.

Then we have the Edge of Extinction. I get it, it is a good idea on paper. However, it just seems to be a way to get rid of the cost of Ponderosa while keeping the group on an island doing nothing and having to “earn” a spot on the jury. And then… To top it all off… The Edge of Extinction winner, Chris Underwood, wins the whole season! I barely know this dude, he was voted out third and wasn’t even a huge character when Edge of Extinction was shown. So, while I watch this season and am rooting for Victoria or Gavin or even Rick Devens who was the first returnee… We get the winner in Chris Underwood who was voted out third and barely shown throughout the season. And of course he wins! He has spent the past month WITH THE JURY, creating a relationship the others hadn’t and was handed an idol walking back onto the beach. The show essentially handed Chris a win on a silver platter by him being able to befriend the jury and have idols a plenty to keep him to the final three. All he had to do was not fuck up and win a fire making competition. That isn’t a deserving winner, that is a walk in thanks to game manipulation.

There were some good parts to the show. Edge of Extinction was a good experiment, one that doesn’t need to return, but a good experiment. Some of the characters were interesting. But man… This season was just a huge disappointment that reached its apex at the end of the season with a bizarre and, more than likely, most undeserving Survivor win.

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Disney Pixar Movies Ranked from Worst to Best

So after hearing the requests, I have finally decided to rank the Disney Pixar movies from worst to best. Ultimately, this list is going to be fun. Unlike Disney Animation Studios, Pixar tends to take a few more risks and as a result you have some timeless classics… And a few… Well not timeless classics. No matter what though, all of them have a wave of nostalgia attached to them that is undeniable. So with that being said, this is the Disney Pixar Movies, ranked from worst to best.

Keep in mind that the criteria for this list comes from the overall quality of the movie, the artistic merit, its longevity in culture, and some of my own personal beliefs as well. Continue reading “Disney Pixar Movies Ranked from Worst to Best”

Classic World of Darkness Games Ranked from Worst to Best

This post was originally created for Project Derailed (with a slight addendum)

After my recent post about the soon release of Changeling the Dreaming’s 20 year anniversary, I thought to myself, “Self, why not write a post about all of the Classic World of Darkness games?” So that is what I set out to do. The great thing about the World of Darkness franchise is twofold: First, the game is set in modern time. You, as the storyteller and players, can build an entire game around your surroundings or even make a character based on yourself. Unlike fantasy games, it is easier to get lost in a world that you already live in, just with the addition of meta-humans like hunters, werewolves, vampires, and so forth. Second, is the diversity. If stalking in the night like a vampire isn’t your thing, then you can play as a vengeance seeking hunter who wants to rid the world of all the evil monsters. Maybe the dark and dreary world is too much for you, well why not go for Changeling? It is beautiful and much more lighthearted. Maybe you feel more connected with nature, then Werewolf is for you. Maybe you feel that Dungeons and Dragons wizards and sorcerers are too constrained by a spell list, well then play Mage where your powers are only limited by your imagination. Variety is certainly the spice of life and World of Darkness flaunts that as one of its best assets.

However… Not everyone of the games was solid. Tragically there were a few in the set that just didn’t work well and will be lost to the sands of time. So this list is to commemorate all of the games for their successes and their failings. This is every game of Classic World of Darkness ranked from worst to best. NOW! I do want to clarify that this list DOES NOT INCLUDE New World of Darkness. I’m not a fan of New World of Darkness and have stayed away from the game that I have seen to be a more muddled version of its far superior predecessors. So with that said, I will only include those that are officially recognized as apart of the “Classic World of Darkness” Set. Continue reading “Classic World of Darkness Games Ranked from Worst to Best”