Cephus' Corner

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

Fanatics Glued to the Tube

June 18th, 2014

tv-cancelledThere are fanatics everywhere as I’ve shown before but there is a group I seem to have missed, those people who get fanatically involved in television shows, especially when those shows get cancelled.  They refuse to acknowledge that shows stay on the air because they are popular and make money, they become convinced that it’s a conspiracy or an attack on their individual tastes, in fact, quite often, they will attack shows that survive the cut, even if the networks tell you why it was done, because one show lived and the other show died.

So let’s take a moment to look at the absurdity of TV fanatics.

When Social Games are Pointless

June 17th, 2014

tinymonsters08I play a bunch of online games on my tablet, as anyone who reads the blog ought to know.  While I haven’t really updated anything that I do in recent history, I’m still playing a lot of the games and many of them have a social games system where you are expected to visit “friends” and tap around in their parks every day.

However, as time has gone on, this has become a more and more pointless gesture because, as you get up in level, it really doesn’t do anything worthwhile for either you or the person whose park you are visiting.  So why do it at all?

Television and Squandered Potential

June 15th, 2014

show_cancelledWith the recent announcement (recent being a relative thing by the time this posts) that Almost Human has been cancelled by FOX, I can certainly understand why.  Don’t get me wrong, I liked Almost Human, it was one of my favorites for the year but it certainly did a lot wrong and FOX’s inability to show the episodes in order didn’t help.

However, no matter how much potential I saw in the show, the majority of it was certainly squandered and that seems to be a near universal problem with most series these days.  Why is this?  Here are my thoughts on the matter.

Comic Review: Amazing X-Men #1-5 (2013)

June 14th, 2014

Amazing X-Men #1 Cover

Seriously, are all Avengers and X-books just <adjective> <name of team>?  Does Marvel have a random name generator for these things?  Well, here’s yet another X-book, one of many, although it seems like there are less X-books than there are Avengers books.  What’s next? Breathtaking X-Men?  Oops, I shouldn’t suggest it, they’ll make it.

But there is a new comic book called Amazing X-Men, no matter how absurd I find the title, I took a look at the first arc so here’s my thoughts on yet another Marvel team book.

Comic Review: What If? Age of Ultron #1-5

June 13th, 2014

What If Age of UltronI’ve done a little background on the What If? stories that have been bouncing around the Marvel Universe for decades now, back in my review for What If? AvX. What If? stories are told about major stories or important plot points, what if things had turned out just a little differently, what impact would there be on the Marvel Universe?  Well this time around, Joe Keatinge and Raffaele Ienco are taking on the recent Marvel Event, Age of Ultron.

So, does anything important change?  What are the ramifications of an altered course of events that led to Ultron to almost take over the world?

TV Thursday – 6/12/14

June 12th, 2014

TV Thursday Header

Here’s an even shorter week than we’ve had recently. I have no idea why they decided to skip a week before showing the last episode of Believe.  It’s been cancelled, burn it off already!  But no, we’ll see the last of the adventures of Bo and Tate next week and I’m hoping that they’re at least going to try to wrap things up instead of leaving it on a cliffhanger that will never be resolved.  Therefore, we’re down to just five shows this week as Continuum nears it’s season finale and everything else is in it’s downhill stretch in this week’s TV Thursday – 6/12/14.

Alcohol and Gaming

June 10th, 2014

Beer DiceAs anyone who has ever read my other blog, I don’t drink, I don’t smoke and I don’t do drugs.  I also have very little respect for people who do, none of the people I choose to hang around with do any of the above, etc.  I’m not a teetotaler, I simply have no interest in any substance that alters perception, I think that if you need to smoke or snort, ingest or imbibe anything that artificially makes you more social or makes you feel better about yourself, etc., you’ve got issues.  That goes whether 1% of the population does it or 99% does it.  That’s my opinion.

Marvel Knights: X-Men #1-5

June 7th, 2014

Marvel Knights X-Men 1

This is actually the second of the new Marvel Knights titles, this one focusing on the X-Men, but it is the third that I’m reviewing because it is one of the longest titles.

These Marvel Knights books, this time around at least, focus on “dream stories”, tales that individual creators would love to see their featured character or team live through, but so far, I’ve been quite unimpressed. If these are “dream stories”, the writers need better dreams.  So let’s see if this one fares any better, shall we?  Here’s my look at Marvel Knights: X-Men.

Kamen Rider Gaim: The Half-Way Review

June 6th, 2014

Kamen_Rider_Gaim_Kachidoki_ArmsOriginally, I had planned on renewing the Toei tokusatsu shows quarterly, after the 13th, 26th, 39th and final episode.  However, I’ve been doing a first impressions post following the first 7 and it didn’t make any sense to revisit the series just 6 episode later.  Therefore, I’m going to do a mid-way post, looking at the first half of the series, then a series finale post reviewing it to the end.

Therefore, here we go with the first 26 episodes of Toei’s 24th Kamen Rider series:  Kamen Rider Gaim.

Cephus' Corner

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