Saturday, May 21, 2011

Goodbye Strangers

       Despite the fact that the rapture has arrived, I'll be giving you 3 posts this weekend, count'em 3! The first is about why EA is the one of the worst corporations in the United States. Yes, I realize that's a wild overstatement, but that's how I feel. My main complaint with them is their acquisition of smaller developers and how they ruin them. I'll use my all-time favorite developer Bioware as an example. Before becoming a part of EA, Bioware was making the most in depth RPGs on the market. I still, to this day, play Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and Baldur's  Gate. Their games were known for close attention-to-detail and incredible story lines. However, this all changed when EA came along.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

What I'm Currently Reading

The God Delusion, Richard Dawkins

     Richard Dawkins may not simply be one of the scientific minds of our time, but also one of the funniest. In The God Delusion, he is able to point out the many flaws in religion while detailing how incredible the evolutionary theory is. It is a great read, whether or not you believe in his views.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Thank you, Sweden

     Just how fucking great is Ikea? I spent most of the day there today, and, let me tell you, the day was spent very well. I've been to Ikea dozens of times and each time I return, I fall in love all over again. I sat in one of the model rooms where I proceeded to watch The Muppets and take a nap. No other store provides me with such incredible options. This will be a short post today; I'm getting together some reviews and more favorites.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

My 5 Favorite Albums of the 2000's (Part 2)

3. The Moon & Antarctica, Modest Mouse

     Pretentious people sometimes say, "I love their old stuff. They're not the same anymore." I do this with Modest Mouse. I can't help it, though, because it's completely true. No longer do they release albums like The Moon & Antarctica, a record filled to the brim with emotion. Issac Brock, the lead singer and song-writer of Modest Mouse, starts it all off with "3rd Planet" which probably has some of the best lyrics I've ever heard. It doesn't stop there; "I Came as a Rat" and "Life Like Weeds" hits you with more. The Moon & Antarctica is the last amazing album that Modest Mouse released, and it is highly recommended that you listen to it. Oh, by the way, the title is a reference to Blade Runner, one of my favorite films. How great is that?

Friday, May 13, 2011

One at a Time, Ladies

        So, the spectacular (1) Joel over at the phenomenal (2) has awarded Rants, Reviews, and More with the noble honor (3) of Follower Blog of the Week.

        Considering I only have two posts, at this rate, I'll be called the internet's Mark Twain  after my 10th post. In all seriousness, thank you, Joel. It felt great to be recognized with said award.

Check his blog out at:

Also, part 2 of my 5 favorite albums should be posted tonight.

3 counts of flattery.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

My 5 Favorite Albums of the 2000's (Part 1)

I'd like to tell you specifically what I love. So, with that in mind, every week I'm simply going to post my five favorite of the following: films, television shows, albums, and books. I intend to do this for every decade so get ready. Now, for the actual show!

1. Unconditional Acceleration, Nullsleep

    One could merely state that Unconditional Acceleration is a series of beeps and boops, and they would not be incorrect. However, I could also say that Monet's artwork is a collection of dots and still be right. UA, with its 5 song composition, is light-years ahead (Pokemon reference!) of most 8-bit albums out now. It begins with the inspirational first notes of "Fearless Flight" and hypnotizes its way from there. Nullsleep's romantic overtones are emphasized especially in "Salvation for a Broken Heart" which allows us to come across the same feeling we got when talking to our high-school crush. It's a jumpy song, but so cleverly organized that it's impossible to not bob your head or tap your foot. Just go listen to "Galaxy Tonite" whether or not you're an 8-bit fan. You'll feel happier 30 seconds in. I'm not going to even attempt to continue reviewing such a potent album; coincidentally, it'd be a lot like explaining love.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Hello, World.

      Greetings, internet! I've decided to create a blog to get my thoughts out there because you care what I think, right...? I'll be posting here several times a week, so feel free to visit my site whenever. I plan to write about several topics. They include, but are not limited to:
  • Literature
  • Cinema and television
  • Video games
  • Japanese Media (anime, manga, etc.)
  • Music
  • Thoughts on current events
  • Complaints
  • And (hyperbolic statement in .6 seconds) thousands more! 

      So, it's a pretty straightforward, if not generic, blog with a rare characteristic: it's actually well-written. I'll stop the introduction here. I look forward to writing, and, hopefully, see you all here.
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