Tuesday, December 31, 2013

47 Ronin

The 47 in the title is not only the amount of ronin, but it is just over the percentage of the film I enjoyed.

I know a bit of the original Japanese story of the 47 Ronin. I had no idea where this film was going to go with it. However, the previews had some monsters, magic, swords and fighting which meant I was going to give it a try. I did and kind of wish I had waited or even skipped it.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

All good things....

The final week of the NFL regular season is here!

Here is hoping Denver wins and clinches home field.Here is to the Patriots (and that dreamy Tom Brady) losing.

Then there are the two clandestine games, Chicago vs. Green Bay and Philadelphia vs. Dallas. I care not for any of these teams, but the fact that their seasons all come down to one game is great!

It makes for a great end to the regular season and intro to the few remaining weeks of playoffs.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Anchorman 2 "Its a hell of a film."

The original is still one of my favorite comedies, will the sequel fall into the same category?

Anchorman 2 continues the tale of Ron Burgundy and his news crew. They have their trials and tribulations throughout and a large dose of comedy along the way. This film has a lot of laughs, unless you dislike Will Ferrell’s brand of comedy. If that is the case then what is your problem?

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

X-mas time!

By the will of the Emperor of Mankind.....
have a merry X-mas!

That or burn like a heretical traitor, it is your choice.

Have a great X-mas holiday everyone!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

testing the anime waters again

A quasi-medieval human world, giant walled cities, naked giants that eat humans, sword and wire-fu all mean that I have started watching Attack on Titan. 

This series has been bouncing around and I finally decided to take notice. I have been away from anime for quite a long time. There just hasn't been anything that has peaked my interest in a few years. Then Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin in Japan) popped up a few times. After seeing a 60' skinless human attacking a fortress looking city. I thought that this might be appealing and jumped over to Crunch Roll to give it a watch.

Humans live behind giant walls to keep safe from naked (no sex organ having ) giants that look like humans with silly or rictus grins. They don't talk or seem to think about anything. They just wander around and try to eat people. They seem to have no other desire but this. Why, what, and how are all questions I have about them and is the main reason I keep watching.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Desolation of Smaug

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug I will lead off saying that it is not the hobbit tale I grew up reading.

However, it is the second part of a trilogy prequel to the Lord of the Rings that contains elements of the Hobbit novel. That being said, it is a damn fun movie!

Friday, December 13, 2013

Week 1 of 3

X-mas movie season is here. This week returns me to Middle Earth with The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.

Next week Anchorman 2 hits. Then 47 Ronin Christmas week. Dragon, Ron Burgundy and then Ted Theodore Logan fighting stuff. It looks like a descent three weeks of films.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Chaos review #29 The doctor is in.

Every time there is a bunch of evil guys running around they always seem to have/need a scientist. This is usually some demented wierdy who has an attraction to the macabre, wants to fuse stuff together, makes kill bots, has love for gene splicing or what have you. Fabius Bile is that weirdy scientist for the forces of Chaos. As an Emperor's Children apothecary he saved lives. Then he went all nuts-o and started trying to figure out how the Emperor created Astartes and Primarchs by pulling apart fallen Marines from various chapters. He also "discovered" how to enhance Astartes to make them better than then already were. Sure a lot of this was trial and error, but it is all omelet and eggs to him. Bile refers to himself as the Primogenitor and will someday soon unlock the Emperor's genetic secrets, until then he skips around the galaxy making Chaos Marines bigger faster and stronger, but at what price?

Fabius Bile has a descent stat line for a HQ. He comes with WS 5, BS 4, strength 5, toughness 4, 3 wounds, 5 attacks, initiative 4, leadership 10 and a 3+ save.  He comes with power armor, frag/kraks, bolt pistol, a Xyclos Needler, the Rod of Torment and a Chrirugeon. He is an independent, has the vets o' war, is fearless and is a champion of Chaos. He also has the special ability Enhanced Warriors. He has the same points cost as Lucius "The Eternal."

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

I'm listening......

After years I have started trying out the podcast universe. I needed some different ambient noise while gaming and painting. The first place I stopped was the Nerdist. Why? Chris Hardwick wore me down with his constant promotion of the site. I figured I'd see what all the noise was about.

The Nerdist is his little web show where he interviews tons of celebrities or just jacks around with his buddies for  an hour. I was surprised by the cast of characters he has interviewed. This intrigued me and so of course I tried it out. I was impressed and now his little show cycles through my computer frequently.

There is a wealth of celebrities that grace his show and most of the episodes are descent. Sure there are stinkers, but one man's trash and all that. If you can tolerate Talking Dead, then you won't mind Chris Hardwick interviewing people for an hour. It is light, usually comical  and with just a minor hint of occasional ego stroking.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Trollbloods vs. Druids another game

Madrak and his troll buddies come creeping into the forest again. The druids are waiting to chase them out!

Trollblood turn 1

Madrak and the Axer move forward. The Impalers are forced to run to a flanking position.

Druids turn 1

Kaya casts Occultation on her and the pair of Argus. She then riles the beasts to leech the fury next turn.
There is no movement this turn. The trap is baited and set.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Chaos review #28 "Its a kind of magic."

Well until the Eldar codex arrived, Arhiman was the biggest and best psyker in this edition. I think he still is mostly due to the fact that I dislike Eldrad’s rewritten background.

Arhiman is still the same tragic hero wizard he has always been. He is that guy who turned his legion into dust filled suits of armor in the hopes of saving them from getting all mutated due to Tzeentch and magic use. He is still forever in search of a cure and also that elusive Black Library.