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Sunday, August 9, 2015

The road trips in True Detective season 2 are somehow more ridiculous than the season itself.

They traveled this in less than a DAY.

People who live in California have been harping on the stupidly long mileage the cast of season 2 have been racking up and I thought that was a bit nit picky. Thanks to Wired, I now know that no nits were, in fact, picked.

Season 2 doesn't so much have plot holes as much as plot chasms.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Turn Turn Turn.

It's turn week at my other job. Which means people are moving back to Durham and the heat gets turned up at both my jobs. I spend the morning and afternoon flinging couches over railings and the nights and early mornings closing a restaurant.

I'm... sleepy. Hannibal's final (let's face facts, people) season's really good though. Been pretty happy with that. What's new with you guys?

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

X-COM 2 is lookin' gud.

You can send scrubs on off screen assignments (just like in the underrated Bureau), the soldier customization is deep and wide, classes are taught and are no longer random, and it generally looks crisp and more confidently funded.  A lot of solid sequel boxes are checked, foundation wise, here's hoping the actual game is any good. But I kid, this dev has a 95% of making a figurative gameplay headshot.

Good work commander.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Dark Souls III Trailer: So that's how you make a bonfire...

Oh. I'm Sold. But then, I'm always sold on From Software. And they FINALLY have a decent soundtrack. I mean Bloodborne was good (this is better).

So Bungie recast Peter Dinklage in Destiny... a year later.

So Bungie just told one of the most beloved actors working today to go f**k himself. Nolan North has completely re-done his entire role. One that was said to be sleepy at best, but come on. This is what happens when publishers have way too much time and money to hold grudges.

You couldn't hold on to someone like Dinklage for the kind of marathon schedules games demand and you shouldn't have erased his entire performance with a patch. That's... so petty and so expensive. Good lord, Bungie.

Not you, Mr. North. I get what it's like for a working actor and you're as class an act as they come. We're still super cool.

Monday, August 3, 2015

My office job isn't really an office job. (and I love it)

I cut my professional teeth in manual labor. As such I've always had a soft spot for that feeling at the end of the day when I cut myself out of my shrunken and salty sweat soaked jeans in my mad dash for a shower. A moment of victory hard earned and richly deserved.

For some reason I thought working at an office in an apartment complex meant dealing with officy things and they do... when people actually bother to move out. When they decide to turn our $150 dollar a bag "trash out" policy as a maid service my callused hands are conscripted. A solid quarter of our tenets are wealthy glob trotting students. So the idea that they themselves would sully their brows with sweat over shlepping their 80 pounds of clothes/cleaning supplies off the 3rd floor is simply out of the question.

I haven't sweated like I have today in almost 5 years. I'd be lying if I said I didn't miss it. Plus it's not every day you get to "throw out" easilly $800 worth of kitchen supplies. Seriously. This guy left his entire kitchen behind and was all " I'll pay $300 to get rid of it."

I always wanted a wok.