Thursday, April 23, 2015

iZombie: Virtual Reality Bites

This episode was the perfect storm of everything I’ve come to love about iZombie. If you’re still on the fence about watching it, or are trying to convince someone to give it a try, use this one.

To the recap!

In a classic fakeout move, we get a “last seen on” clip of Major getting his ass whomped by a zombie who looks like he wants to ask George about some rabbits. This episode opens with a shirtless Major laying on the dead body table, with Ravi looking over him.

Luckily, they waste little time admitting that no, the Ken Doll’s not dead (plastic can take a beating, but don’t hold it next to the heater) and Ravi attempts to stitch him up. Liv walks in, pointing out how terrible Ravi’s technique is and that it’d leave Major looking like Frankenstein. (‘Frankenstein was really the monster’ – got to say that to keep any pedantic ghosts from popping up)

Ravi responds:
“The man’s too good looking, I’m just giving him character.”

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Excited: Talking Elcor Plush

Eager: Last week Bioware announced the best toy no Mass Effect fan can be without; a talking Elcor plush.

Sarcasm: Who wouldn’t want one?

Happy: I had to order one to hang out with my baby Grunt.

Proudly: You can hear all five of the Elcor’s sayings in the video by visiting here.

Monday, April 20, 2015

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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Finished!



I just dotted the last t and crossed the last i on my newest Dwarves in Space novella.

At 59K words, it fell a bit shy of my 60K anticipation.

Long story short it's a prequel set two years before the events of the first Dwarves in Space. Drake Bane began as a one night stand that's fast becoming a pain in the ass when he talks Variel into getting him to a museum. He planned to steal an old relic of some forgotten alien race, but things go way off script when the relic decides to steal Variel instead.

On the run from the dwarven antiquities board, Variel has to figure out how to get the relic off her hand, how to keep her ship safe from the corps, and how to get rid of the one night stand that forgot to leave.

Friday, April 17, 2015

iZombie: Flight of the Living Dead

Is this creepy? I’m trying really hard to not seem creepy.
This week’s episode opens on a plane as a bunch of high-risk junkies get blitzed before doing something stupid and testing the validity of the theory of gravity. I’m not sure if we were supposed to be cheering for the ground to win this fight, but I was. The scene jump cuts to a skydiver impaled through a tree, her chute dangling limply to the side.

Liv and Ravi are on scene having a delightful conversation about nibbling brains on kebabs while a horde of police officers stand a couple dozen feet away. Either cops are so jaded that the idea of two morgue docs talking about eating brains from the fresh corpse doesn’t phase them, or they’re all planning on having a nosh later (Foreshadowing!).

Mid gallows humor, Liv gets a call from a pretty but plotless girl. It turns out that the satay-ed skydiver corpse used to be in Liv’s sorority. This is the first time the case of the week is tied to the main character but sadly, it’s not a very exciting one. Despite Liv getting all, “I have to eat this brain because of finding the real killer and getting vengeance!” Holly (our ex-adrenaline junkie) seemed more like a Facebook friend at best. Later, at her wake/memorial service, aside from Liv’s ex-fiance (who must show up anywhere he’s invited, kinda like a polite vampire) and her roommate, no one seemed to have a clue that Liv knew Holly.

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