Cephus' Corner

A Place to Share my Geeky Side With the World. Comics, movies, TV, collecting, you name it, I indulge in it.

Weekly Pull List – 12/31/13

December 31st, 2013

Pull List LogoHonestly, I didn’t do a pull list for last week because there wasn’t much coming out that I cared about.  Well, that’s not quite true, I mostly didn’t do it because I was too busy to even think about comics, but I had taken a quick look at the list and realized there was nothing special coming out so… well, I forgot about it.  I’m back this week with another holiday-interrupted schedule, comics come out a day early again, but is there anything worth reading?  Let’s see!

Building a Better World Part 10: Home Sweet Home

December 31st, 2013

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Damn it!  This is another post WordPress didn’t publish as scheduled! It was supposed to go up on December 3, it says scheduled for December 3, but by the time I realized it didn’t post, it was almost the end of the month.  Sorry if these are going to be out of order!

In most far-future science fiction universes, the human homeworld is sacred, it’s often depicted as a paradise, where problems of crime and pollution have been solved and it sits at the pinnacle of human achievement, which all other planets strive to emulate.

Not me.  I blew it up.  Read on in Building a Better World Part 10 to find out how and why.

Non-Sport Cards: Bill and Ted

December 29th, 2013

bill_and_teds_excellent_adventureI decided, this being the holiday season and all, this time I’d give you a two-fer.  Back in 1989, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure introduced us to Wyld Stallion band members Bill S. Preston, Esq. and Ted “Theodore” Logan, two kids trying to write a history report so they don’t fail English so Ted won’t be sent to an Alaskan military academy, thus breaking up the  band.  They meet Rufus, a guy from a future where their music is idolized and together, they go on a most excellent adventure through time.  In 1991, they return in Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, where the guys fight evil robot versions of themselves, die and go to hell.  Oh, and then they save the world.  Imagine that.

Review: Saigo no Bansan Special (2011)

December 27th, 2013

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A little bit ago, I watched Kagi no Kaketta Heya, the Locked Room Mysteries, and I noted that one of the main characters, Sato Koichi, was also in a new special called Saigo no Bansan~Keiji Tono Kazuyuki to Shichinin no Yougisha~, or in English, The Last Supper~Detective Tono Kazuyuki and the Seven Suspects~.  It looked interesting so I checked it out.  Here is my review.

Kaiju on the Tree

December 24th, 2013

Godzila OrnamentThere are a lot of specialty Christmas ornaments out there, from cartoon characters to sports figures to dogs and cats and pretty much everything you can imagine.  We’re not all that traditional, we’ve been collecting a couple of lines of ornaments over the years that we’ve thought were cute, but the only really geeky ornaments we have on our tree are the Godzillas.

Let’s take a look at these kaiju collectibles in a little more depth, shall we?

Building a Better World Part 12: Cyberpunk Sucks

December 23rd, 2013

cyberpunkWelcome to Building a Better World Part 12.  I have never been a fan of the cyberpunk genre, I hate dystopian futures, I hate the idea of megacorps and I detest the idea of whacking off your limbs to attach machine parts.  It is just something that I fundamentally dislike and I’ve yet to have anyone explain to me rationally what is so exciting about the cyberpunk genre.  However, my gaming group was most active at the height of the cyberpunk movement, back when William Gibson wrote Neuromancer, Bruce Sterling put out Mirrorshades and Neal Stephenson did Snow Crash.  Whereas cyberpunk was, in large part, a vehement reaction against utopian science fiction, that’s really where my interest lies.

Of course, lots of people loved cyberpunk back in the day and desperately wanted to include some elements in my science fiction universe.  My players, while certainly not fanatics, fell into this general category.  This is how I essentially worked around this desire until it subsided.

Cephus' Corner

A Place to Share my Geeky Side With the World. Comics, movies, TV, collecting, you name it, I indulge in it.