Okitegami Kyoko no Bibouroku checked all of the boxes for me. Japanese detective drama with that one really weird element to set it apart and make it different. This time, the main character, Okitegami Kyoko is a brilliant detective, she has suffered a trauma that causes her memories to reset every time she falls asleep so that every morning, she doesn’t remember anything that has come before. She only takes cases she can finish quickly because once she sleeps, she has to start all over.
A Place to Share my Geeky Side With the World. Comics, movies, TV, collecting, you name it, I indulge in it.
I was recently contacted by the folks at ManCrates.com to write something about my favorite memories of video games long past. I thought about it for a while, then I thought about it some more and while I can write about a lot of different memories, my video gaming cred goes all the way back to the original home pong machines. I could talk at length about the earliest Atari consoles, my Intellivision, and a whole line of Nintendo games that stretch from the earliest days.
However, I decided that I wanted to talk about a later game, one that doesn’t come from the home, but from the world of the video arcade. Yes, kids today are probably unaware that at one point in time, video games came mostly in a stand-up box that you found mostly in clusters at a video arcade. This particular game, however, I found in the student center at college and, for reasons I really have no understanding, I became obsessed with.
Most J-drama series aren’t that long to begin with, you usually get 6-8 episodes and it’s gone, but some are much, much shorter. Teddy Go! is one such series that I came across that sounded cute and was only four half-hour episodes. Of course, the question is, can a short series actually be good? Only one way to tell and that’s to jump into Teddy Go! and see!
Deathlok has always been one of those characters that has been on the sidelines, that I liked, but which has never been a major character for Marvel. While I remember running into the character early on, the one thing I remember was the original name: Deathlok the Demolisher.
Well, Deathlok is back in a 10 issue series that recasts him with a new body and a new history and a new adventure. Let’s see how it went.
What can you say about a show about Ash fighting Deadites? Um… sign me up? I’m up for anything with Bruce Campbell, but the role that made him famous? Absolutely! But can Ash Williams, decades older but not a lot brighter, survive when the Deadites return? Let’s find out as we look at Ash vs. Evil Dead.
I had an interesting conversation with a friend who is a professional, published author and while we were talking about stories we wish we could write, she said she had one story that she always wanted to do, but she never would because it was a completely sexist story and she didn’t want to write a misogynist book.
But honestly, isn’t writing about going outside of your comfort zone and doing things that you may not want to do?