Non-Fiction, Review

Game Time: Playdead’s “Inside” Gets All Up In Your Mind

  A boy scrambles down a short but steep rocky incline in the middle of the woods, in the dead of night. He hits the ground, unhurt but a little breathless, and looks around. Although we may not have any idea where he is or where he is going, he seems to always know exactly what he's… Continue reading Game Time: Playdead’s “Inside” Gets All Up In Your Mind

Review

“Countess Bathory” is a Startling, Intimate Tragedy

On the invitation of playwright, performer, and erstwhile genius Jared McDaris, the Fella and I found ourselves attending a Friday night performance of the new Elizabethan tragedy, "Countess Bathory." Written in iambic pentameter, styled after Shakespeare's finest twisted looking-glass stage stories of human ambition, revulsion, and misfortune, "Bathory" is staged in the very intimate space… Continue reading “Countess Bathory” is a Startling, Intimate Tragedy

Geek, Review

“Fight Quest” is an Otherworld-ly, Excellent Adventure

Maybe it's just me, but a good bit of stage combat does wonders for my appreciation of a show. I also happen to love a slight element of unpredictability - the need to ad lib within a story thanks to an unexpected twist or element. I furthermore enjoy fantasy, adventure, and the passionate work of… Continue reading “Fight Quest” is an Otherworld-ly, Excellent Adventure

Disney Odyssey, Review

Disney’s 2016 “The Jungle Book” is Visually Stunning, Nuanced

Last week, the Fella, Bill and I went to see the new Jungle Book movie - we thought it fitting to go with Bill since he was our special guest for the Disney Odyssey Jungle Book edition. Bill is also our resident expert on Baloo, sloth bears, and ursine creatures of all kinds, so it… Continue reading Disney’s 2016 “The Jungle Book” is Visually Stunning, Nuanced

Game Time, Non-Fiction, Review

Game Time: Telltale Game’s “Game of Thrones” is as STRESSFUL and Epic as the Show & Books

As a child of ye olde Choose Your Own Adventure books, I love the games produced by Telltale Games. The dialogue-based, weighted-decision style of gameplay is both stressful and delightfully appealing to me, and I loved The Wolf Among Us, of course. Naturally I was thrilled that there was a Game of Thrones Telltale series coming out,… Continue reading Game Time: Telltale Game’s “Game of Thrones” is as STRESSFUL and Epic as the Show & Books