Captured on my iPhone 6s Plus on a recent trip. Continue reading World Trade Center Oculus
Captured on my Canon PowerShot SX530 HS. Continue reading Solstice Full Moon
I may have made a thing. I recently discovered Soundation, an online music creation and sharing tool. I started messing … Continue reading [Music] Emotionless ATMs, “Suburban Club America”
I have a bit of a problem with Velvet issue 15.
The issue came out a few weeks ago, and after reading it I was left with a distinct sour impression that bugged me. For weeks.
Not in an all-consuming way. Not obsessively. But every now and then, in the quiet times while on my tablet browsing for something to read and I flipped through my Comixology app, I’d be reminded of my grumbling disappointment in the issue and the way the latest Velvet storyline, The Man Who Stole the World, concluded.
Trelby is a free screenwriting software available for Windows and Linux. Recently, when I installed GalliumOS on my Chromebook (a topic for another time), I sought out a variety of software to install; chief among them were apps for writing. When I discovered Trelby was a thing, I promptly downloaded it and ran into software dependency issues, the bane of any Linux install.
Star Trek Beyond finds itself in an unenviable position in the hotly-contested Summer blockbuster season. It’s not that the movie celebrates the 50th anniversary of the franchise – in of itself a significant milestone that matters very little to anyone outside of ardent fans and pop culture enthusiasts. It’s not just the skepticism surrounding the film since Fast and Furious director Justin Lin assumed the helm after some behind the scenes shuffling. It’s not even that there was a lot of mixed reactions regarding the last film, Into Darkness (I personally loved it).
Okay, maybe it has a little to do with the latter. The movie series reboot has been a financial success but remains divisive with long time fans. The plot twist in Into Darkness (spoiler alert: Cumberbatch is Khan) lead to criticisms of the franchise relying too much on well-worn Trek history when the purpose of the movies was to take Trek into new territory unburdened by the show’s past. Whatever the successes of the previous films, any new film would best be served by diving into Trek‘s core tenant: boldly going.
Thankfully, Star Trek Beyond follows through.
I haven’t geeked out about an app since Instagram became available for Android (back in my tech hippy days). But … Continue reading Gboard, Google’s New iOS Keyboard, is a Keeper
This is the best way I have to describe Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair, an eclectic and dark hybrid of visual novel and court room drama. Long after the final credits roll and the twists have been hashed over in your mind (and there are quite a few), Danganronpa 2 will leave you with some philosophical conundrums. You will also be reviewing earlier events in light of later twists, making connections that will haunt you.
Although it never moved beyond its small niche, The Matrix Online was a massive multiplayer online game that took place after The Matrix … Continue reading Now Available: The Matrix Online Archives
Indie lit site The Oak Wheel has recently begun publishing a weekly poetry anthology, with contributors being prompted with a … Continue reading New Poem in the Oak Wheel Weekly Anthology