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02 Sep 15

I had other stuff occupying me that delayed this a little more than planned, but here's Orguz's Chapter 5 of TTWC2. We're almost done with Orguz. Look for us to bid him farewell next week. In the meantime, more reviews coming up this weekend. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 08:01:29


01 Sep 15

I had a hectic weekend, so I wasn't able to get around to posting the reviews, but rather than skipping a post, I'm going to double up with the reviews now and post the latest chapter of TTWC2 in several hours. Let's start up the "enemy" series of reviews. We've got Enemy at the Gates, Enemy of the State and Enemy Mine. And with Enemy Mine, we have to have the original film, Hell in the Pacific. Lastly, because when we understand our enemy well enough to defeat them, we love them, we cap things off with Ender's Game. Look for the next chapter of TTWC2 in a bit and a yet to be determined batch of reviews over the weekend (hopefully). Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 00:38:52


27 Aug 15

The mascot awaits any and all challengers, much like Marshal Graves for his big showdown in Chapter 30 of Tico4. Three more chapters to go and that'll be a wrap. I must've misread the calendar because it looks like the epilogue will drop on 08 Oct rather than the end of September. Well, that doesn't change too much. Look for the reviews this weekend. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 05:16:24


25 Aug 15

We move right on along with Orguz's Chapter 4 of TTWC2. The next chapter of Tico4 will follow in a couple of days and then by the weekend we'll have a batch of reviews where "enemy" is the theme. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 05:10:30


23 Aug 15

We've got a melange of reviews this week, the French term being appropriate as one of the movies is Luc Besson's paranormal action thriller Lucy, which takes a premise that might as well be based on phrenology and turns it into an alternate Black Widow origin story. (Actually, a Luc Besson-directed Black Widow origin story could be really good.) We also have Monster House and It Came from Outer Space. We have the TV series and followup OAV series of The Comic Artist and Assistants: The Animation, which I happened to watch on a whim, the latter of which kicking off a new section for the reviews for shorts, mini-series and OAVs. Lastly, we bring my reviews of the Attack on Titan manga to a close for the time being with Volume 15 and Volume 16. Coming up, more TTWC2, Tico4 and possibly my "enemy" week of reviews. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 05:27:21


18 Aug 15

You can hear the beat of the drums of war in Orguz's Chapter 3 of TTWC2. Look for a grab-bag of reviews later in the week. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 21:01:30


16 Aug 15

We celebrate our first entry of the book reviews with George RR Martin's A Dance with Dragons, a good complement to my earlier review of Season 5 of the TV series. On the movie front, we have two very different films, Jorge Gutierrez's The Book of Life and a somewhat obscure but quite good Robert Mitchum film, The Yakuza. We also continue with the Attack on Titan manga with reviews of Volume 13 and Volume 14. Look for more TTWC2 and a batch of reviews whose theme is yet to be determined. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 22:32:13


13 Aug 15

The mascot will come to learn that her little empire is a fragile thing, just as the so-called 'Lord' Gnosis will in Chapter 29 of Tico4. Reviews coming up in the next few days. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 16:04:23


11 Aug 15

Life continues to be cruel in Orguz's Chapter 2 of TTWC2. At the risk of stirring darkness-induced audience apathy, I have to tell you that there's not really a light at the end of the tunnel. Poor old Orguz is a study in a spiral of tragedy. In other news, look for the next chapter of Tico4 on Thursday and more of a mixed media batch of reviews after that. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 18:06:33


10 Aug 15

Funny how this weekend thing is increasingly becoming a Monday thing. I could try pleading extenuating circumstances, but we all know that if it weren't for FE14, I'd have time enough to get things out on time. Anyway, let's get on with the show. First things first, I promised you DeepStar Six and here it is, a far more watchable film than I was expecting. From there, I decided to feature Bette Davis with The Dark Horse, All About Eve, Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? and The Whales of August. And then for randomness' sake, enjoy Sir Alec Guinness trying to pass himself off as a Japanese businessman in A Majority of One. Look for more TTWC2 tomorrow, Tico4 on Thursday and an enemy-themed batch of reviews this weekend. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 14:35:44


04 Aug 15

You may recall back in TTWC1 how King Solon was grieved to learn of his son's defection to Notos. Well, he's not the only royal with those problems. Our poor Goblin friend is dealing with much the same in Orguz's Chapter 1 of TTWC2. And while I haven't decided on a theme for this week's reviews yet, I will say that a certain deep-sea duel in 1989 will find completion. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 18:16:51


03 Aug 15

Those of you following the blog should already know about Tzipi's Garden, a Cross Arc story of the Fifth Empire Cycle. Well, now you have a teaser to whet your appetite. Also, in anticipation of its pending resumption, I've filled out the table of contents for Everyday Magic and did the preliminary legwork getting the file structure put together for both it and Junker Jorg. More TTWC2 coming up next. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 18:24:31


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