I wasn’t expecting No Time To Die to draw so much on Metal Gear Solid in its story, and yet, here we are. Granted, the Metal Gear series borrowed heavily from James Bond, what with the central idea of a single operative on a clandestine mission into a supervillain’s base where, armed with gadgets, he… Continue reading Metal Gear Spectre
I knew that What If…? was gonna be a show of twists on stories that we knew, different takes on characters and events in the Marvel universe. What if T’challa became Star-Lord? What if Ultron had gotten his new body? What if there were zombies? It’s been a merry delight. They’re variations on a theme,… Continue reading What if… It was all about stories?
I’ve been slowly making my way through Star Wars: Visions since the anime anthology dropped on Disney+ a week and a half ago. Slowly because I don’t wanna rush my way through it, but also because there’s a lot of other television to watch (What If…? and Ted Lasso are both wrapping up their seasons,… Continue reading Anime Star Wars
I’m wary of live-action adaptions of animated stuff. Sometimes, it ends up pretty well, like Speed Racer (which is a kinetic flurry of fun that, even though it is live-action, does feel in many ways as if it is still a cartoon). Sometimes you get the disaster that was The Last Airbender. It’s a tricky… Continue reading Bebop, Live!
When the synopsis for this week’s episode of Ted Lasso was released, I jumped to some wild ideas. Ted Lasso is a show about an American Football coach assigned to coach an Association Football (aka the better football) team. His hopefulness in the face of adversity is contagious, and it’s a really nice and optimistic… Continue reading Coach Beard and Ulysses
I like video games, and so, accordingly, I tend to follow video game news. As someone who does most of his gaming on his PS4 (give or take some Simsor Civilization on my computer), I was certainly invested in Sony’s PlayStation Showcase this week. There are a slew of highlights; Tchia is a game inspired… Continue reading KOTOR Remake!
I moved to South Carolina the summer I turned fifteen, after growing up in Singapore and spending four years on a ship. Unknowingly, I stepped into a paradigm where my half-Singaporean Chinese self was now firmly classified as Asian, a title that brought with it very specific expectations. I quickly learned that the best way… Continue reading Self-Hating Asians
Wow, it’s late. I’m only just writing this at around 11:30pm California time, so as long as I post this guy within the next half hour, I’m technically still on schedule. It’s been another wild week for me, one packed end-to-end with apartment viewings capped off with a lease signing and starting the hunt for… Continue reading Build/Buy
Marvel’s been doing great with their TV shows, which continues to be a wild sentence to write even after we’ve had three complete seasons of shows. WandaVision was an absolute delight that had a lot of fun with its television format, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier was solid fun, even if it didn’t lean… Continue reading Cut The Exposition
Hey, Still driving across the United States; we’ve made it to Arizona and by next week these blogposts should return to your regularly scheduled nonsense. We’ve crossed the 3,000 mile mark and found the World’s Biggest Ball of Twine (which is as magical as you’d imagine). Also went stargazing in the middle of Arches National… Continue reading 2 On The 2 Road