So this weekend (which was Labor Day in America – yay arbitrary holidays!) I got the opportunity of finally watching a Kamen Rider product. It was Kamen Rider the First, which I gather is a pretty recent bit of the franchise (though it has a second, called, what else? Kamen Rider the Next). I’ve been getting slowly into sentai shows, but haven’t watched enough to really blog about it (maybe next week), so I’ll just do something related and talk about Kamen Rider.
It’s time again for what we might call “non-genre” fantasy history… stuff. This time, in particular, it’s Herman Melville’s classic American novel, Moby-Dick. Yes, the one about the whales. Yes, the one everyone thinks they have to read, and never do. Yes, the one with the homosexual undertones. Yes, jeez, you know which book I’m talking about, just read this, dammit!
I suppose a “best of 2012” post would be appropriate now, after having completed my anniversary post. I looked over all the books I read this year (the advantage of Goodreads, easy to see lists) and the most remarkable things I read were Jack Kirby’s Fourth World stories and Grant Morrison’s Seven Soldiers of Victory. I’ve only read the first half of Kirby’s Fourth World, but I figure now is as good a time as any to write something on it.
So by Steam’s calculations I’ve spent nearly 40 hours in Orcs Must Die 2 now. I didn’t spend nearly that much time in the original, though I liked it. So as a recommendation I suppose this post could be really short: play this game. If you don’t know what it is, it’s a strange tower defense game where your defenses are traditional traps, like arrow walls and spike floors. You lay them down to stop a horde of orcs and other monsters from getting from one end of the map to the other. You can also fight for yourself, shooting, burning, and freezing them.
Well, this is simple. I played the Torchlight 2 beta. Buy the game as soon as it releases. There. Done.
It’s time again for one of those things – what do you call them? Oh. Posts that aren’t history-based. At least, this one isn’t really, but I guess it sort of is, except it’s not, and it’s not tagged as history… Well, never mind. What I’m trying to say is that we should talk about The Dark Knight Returns.