Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Shatterblog!: Blog Update: Update Harder!

Let me begin by saying I will never apologize for a terrible Die Hard reference, especially in a post title. You're welcome.

Obviously not a lot has been posted recently. As you know, Peter and I do most of the writing around here and we have both been preparing for beginning college. Gabby is too but she doesn't write anyway so fuck it. We were also all very discouraged when NYCC rejected our press applications again, replying two days late as if to add insult to injury... or worse insult? Not the point. We appreciate you readers sticking around during our semi-frequent content droughts. My classes start in a few days and at that point my days will slow down and I should have more time to post.

I would like to use this post as an opportunity to float something by you guys. I have been listening to the podcast Nerd Poker: Dungeons and Dragons with Brian Posehn and Friends and will also be playing a weekly game with Peter, Eric, JD, and perhaps our not so frequent guest star Monique. We will be playing over a web utility called Roll20 that lets us build maps and play on them online. If you fine folks are interested, we could begin streaming or recording these sessions for your viewing pleasure. If you like that idea, or have something you're dying to suggest, please drop us a comment.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Slightly Redder Red: If You're Feeling Blue

I've been feeling sorta down lately, and I can guarantee anyone that this song will inspire you and make you feel better. Also, shameless promotion towards my favorite band. 

Seriously, listen to this goddamn song and accept that life is your own. 

Monday, August 5, 2013

The Steamworks: Peter Excited About Twelfth Doctor Casting

Hey Gang,

So Chazz and I always joke about how IGN will post random articles about what other devs, producers, writers, etc. think about events (when we make our games, we're going to start writing to IGN about how I felt about Obama putting his shoes on today). Anyway, you read the title correctly, I am in fact excited for the Peter Capaldi, the newly announced 12th Doctor. Go ahead and take a look:


Our new Doctor, ladies and gents.

So how exactly did I react to the news? Well I have to admit, I was kinda disappointed for an hour or so. With all this talk about the Doctor possibly being a woman or a different race, I was really ready for a "new" type of Doctor (I have to say I was personally voting for a woman actress, perhaps Emma Watson or Betty White, but Idris Elba would've done the job too). However, I very quickly got over it. It was so easy to; just look at this guy's record. He's been on Doctor Who once already ("The Fires of Pompeii" as Lucius Caecilius), Torchwood several times, and many other Brittish TV shows that I honestly don't really know about, as well as many different movies...look just go to IMDb. I'll even link it for you). What I do think is great is the fact that HE WAS CAST IN WORLD WAR Z AS THE W.H.O. DOCTOR.

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Are you kidding me? No one noticed this ever though? Like really? I would have blown this shit up on Tumblr. In fact I'm impressed/disappointed that this didn't get SuperWhoLocked. /shrug

Anyway, wrapping this up, I'm really excited for this guy. While I was also hoping/expecting the trend to go with a younger guy for the role, this man looks more than fitting for the Doctor, and it seems like the cast of the show thinks so as well. I'll be rooting for you, Peter Capaldi!