Cephus' Corner

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

J-Drama Review: Mikeneko Holmes no Suiri (2012)

March 17th, 2016

This is a series my wife has wanted to see since it came out 4 years ago.  It has a cat in it so of course, she wanted to find it, but at the time, no one had fansubbed the series and it eventually fell off our radar until I stumbled upon it recently and there we go again.

So was Mikeneko Holmes no Suiri worth waiting 4 years to see?  Let’s find out.

Book Review: The Lives of Tao (2013)

March 13th, 2016

There was a time, not that long ago, when I had lots of time to read, so much so that I was doing a book review every single week, but that was before the dark times, before the… wait a minute. Well, before I ran out of time and, let’s be honest, ran out of the huge backlog of books that I had piling up.  I ran across this book while listening to a writing podcast and it sounded like an interesting concept so I grabbed it and the two sequels.

As it turns out, it was indeed an interesting concept, so let’s take a look at Wesley Chu’s The lives of Tao.

Comic Review: S.H.I.E.L.D. #1-12 (2015)

March 12th, 2016

I was an early adopter of the TV show Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., even when most people were complaining that it was too slow and boring.  I knew that it had the potential for greatness and so, when it became amazing half way through the first season, I had nothing to catch up on.  It certainly has its ups and downs, but I still enjoy it all the same.

Marvel has tried to capture the feeling of the show in comic form with this series called S.H.I.E.L.D.  How did they do?  Let’s scan through the 12 issue run and find out.

TV Thursday: The Expanse Season One (2015)

March 10th, 2016

Syfy, in their return to science fiction programming, has tried some big things in the past year and perhaps none so big as the TV adaptation of James A. Corey’s book series of the same name.  But while some of their attempts have succeeded, others have flopped and it was an interesting question to see what their 10-episode series would do.  So here’s my look at The Expanse and whether Syfy got it right.

Stuck on Writing

March 8th, 2016

I haven’t seriously worked on any of my books in a while now, mostly because I have had literally no time, but also because I’ve noticed something, all three of the books that I have in progress, I’m just stuck on.  That wouldn’t matter so much except that I’m finding myself unable to put those projects aside and start writing something new.  Every time I try, all I can think about are the stories I already have in various states of completion and I’m unable to focus on anything new or different.

What Is It About People’s Opinions?

March 6th, 2016

Recently, it was announced that they were going to reboot Battlestar Galactica again, a lot of people started talking about what we’d like to see, and almost universally, it was “not the Syfy version”.  Apparently, I am not alone in really hating what became of the franchise under the Ron Moore banner.  However, as we started talking about what we hated about nuGalactica, there were other people who were absolutely enamored with it and who started getting upset that we were badmouthing their favorite show.

In reality, these people just didn’t like being disagreed with, they took any criticism of a show that they liked as a personal insult.  Why the hell do people do that?

Comic Review: Omega Men #1-7 (2015)

March 5th, 2016

This is a series that actually got a reprieve. It was scheduled to be cancelled with issue #7, but due to an outcry by fans, it has been un-cancelled, at least through issue #12.  That kind of thing doesn’t happen very often.  However, since they wrapped up a lot of the story at #7, that’s what I’ll review, then pick it up again with #8 down the line.

The Omega Men originally appeared in Green Lantern #141, back in 1981. They were created by Marv Wolfman and Joe Staton. They then got their own 38-issue series that ran from 1983-1986, which is really where I got familiar with them. So now they’re back, let’s see how they fare.

J-Drama Review: Angel Heart (2015)

March 3rd, 2016

I love City Hunter. I have always loved City Hunter. My wife and I sat down and watched all 140 episodes of the original 4 series, plus all of the movies in one go. After 1991, it seemed City Hunter was over as the long-running manga series ended, but it came back in 2001 as a spin-off series called Angel Heart. This resulted in a 2006 anime series that ran 50 episodes, upon which this J-drama is based.  So is it as good as I was hoping?  Let’s find out.

Cephus' Corner

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