How the Oxford Comma is Rotting Your Brain

It doesn’t happen often, but every now and again the Oxford Comma discussion pops up in my Twitter feed. And every now and again, I admit to having no love for the optional serial comma that precedes the word “and” in a list of three or more objects. This promptly outs me to the rest […]

Thinking About Alien: Isolation, Post-Nightmare

As I attempt to stay active in the realm of creating stuff and talking about things, I’ve been doing some video game streaming on Twitch and posting the videos on YouTube. With the recent attention on Alien again thanks to Neill Blomkamp, I replayed Alien: Isolation for the third time.

Maybe Blomkamp’s ‘Alien’ Should be a Reboot

So ALIEN 5 (I like to call it Alien S-2 since it seems to be an Aliens sequel) is apparently on its way from District 9 director Neill Blomkamp, and all indications suggest it’s going to put some strange pressures to the already twisted canon storyline of the Alien franchise.

Press Reset: On the End of GameFront

Age 14 was about the height of my love for video games, and at the time nothing seemed more amazing for a fan of games than the yearly Electronic Entertainment Expo. E3 was always one of the craziest things about which to read — or more accurately, of which to see photos in glossy gaming […]

Remembering Spock, and the Man Who Made Him

When Leonard Nimoy died late last week at the age of 83, it left me thinking, like many people, about “Star Trek” in particular. Nimoy himself has been an ever-present cultural icon throughout my life — from episodes of “In Search Of…” to episodes of “The Simpsons” — but of course he’s best remembered for […]

Things I Liked in 2014: Edge of Tomorrow (or Live. Die. Repeat.)

Eventually I’m going to get around to talking about GameFront, the site at which I’ve worked for almost my entire time in Los Angeles, which was sadly shut down last month. But that post is taking a long time to develop, and stuff like a book release party keeps getting in the way, so I’m […]

The Need for Challenge: On ‘Doctor Sleep’ and ‘The Shining’

The Shining had a big effect on me when I read it as a teenager, so I was excited for its sequel, despite that, as King himself points out in the afterword, it’s hard for a sequel to stand up to something that you remember scaring you at some point in the past. And yeah, […]

Things I Liked in 2014: Alien: Isolation

Welp, 2014 is at an end, and it’s been an intense year in which my blogging experiment was put on indefinite hold. A lot of stuff happened, most of it kinda … bad. Eventually, I mean to maybe unpack all that here, including the things that I learned and the things that I struggle(d) to […]