She Geek Critique – Not So Distinguished Competition

This weekend I realized why I am so negative about DC, both the comics and the movies. It’s not because I feel there needs to be a big rivalry between Marvel and DC, and I happen to like Marvel more. No, it’s because, for the past few years, DC and Warner Brothers have ruined the things I used to love about DC characters.  Continue reading

Best Geeky Finds – Feelings On the End of a Favorite

I’ve had mixed feelings about The Vampire Diaries since its first episode in 2009. I tried watching it when it first premiered, but it was way too depressing to watch, as the first 10 minutes explain that the main character, Elena’s, parents died in a car accident off a bridge over the summer. I gave up at that point, not ready to deal with the grief that would happen the rest of the season.  Continue reading

Irregular’s Intel – Now That We’ve Met Luke Cage and Iron Fist

Luke Cage and Danny Rand have both stepped up to the plate and had their series on Netflix. Now the wait is on for Marvel’s The Defenders. That’s all well and good, but the bigger question is, are we ready for a live action Heroes for Hire? I’d say, no. Danny and Luke need to sort out their personal stuff before we get to have Power Man and Iron Fist.  Continue reading

Comics Cosmos – Always on Target

By now, every comics reader knows there was a shake-up in the ranks of the Avengers because of Civil War II. And one of those changes involved Hawkeye. Clint Barton (the Hawkeye most people know) was up on charges for killing Bruce Banner, but ultimately found not guilty. Even so, he couldn’t go back to his previous role so Kate Bishop (who has been in the secondary Hawkeye role for a few years now) has taken over and is now the focus in Marvel’s Hawkeye comics.  Continue reading

She Geek Critique – The Way of the Iron Fist

Considering I’m a Marvel chick, I’ve obviously already binged all of the new Iron Fist series on Netflix. (Plus, of course, we’re talking about it on this week’s Geek Watch One.) And, me being me, you had to know I’d have a little something to say about it. (BTW, for a quick background on the character check out the Comics Cosmos post from back in January.) Continue reading

Best Geeky Finds – Domo Arigato…

I have always been a fan of stories featuring unreliable narrators. To Kill a Mockingbird. “Jose Chung’s from Outer Space” from the X-files. And now, Mr. Robot.

So who is Mr. Robot? I won’t say (spoilers!). I will say it could be Elliot (Rami Malek), a socially awkward, clinically depressed computer hacker. It could be the strange man in a computer shop jacket (Christian Slater) who confronts Elliot on the subway about his plan to destroy E(vil) Corp. It could be any one of the “fsociety” hackers who start a spiral of attacks on Evil Corp and every person’s account in debt to the company. Mr. Robot could be anybody we meet in the first season of Mr. RobotContinue reading

Irregular’s Intel – Too Old for Comics!?

When I was a kid I used to read comics from cover to cover. I still do now, but the difference is back then almost all comics had a letters section in the back. This was where the readers would sound off about the previous issue, or two or three issues ago, depending on the book. Anyway, I remember that a lot of the readers were military men. They would talk about the quality of the art and the impact of the story arc and how the color was off on this panel on that page, but it was overall a good issue. That made an impression on me for two reasons. My Pop and two of my uncles were in the armed forces, so it meant that people like them were reading comics – in fact, my Pop actually was at the time. Secondly, it meant that grown men were reading comics. This practically blew my mind. There were letters from other people who may or may not have been adults, but I knew that if they posted a military address, they were grown-ups. This told me that I might never be too old for comics!  Continue reading

Playing Around – Combining Traditional Slots with the Online Fantasy World

Most people enjoy gaming in one form or another. Sometimes it is games of the tabletop or RPG variety in a social setting, sometimes it is the consoles set up at home to play with family or friends, and sometimes it is games we find online. I am not just talking about connecting your console games via the internet to engage with other players, though. I am talking about games that live on the internet, ones that you just cannot find offline.  Continue reading