Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Chapter 24: The Keys To The Kingdom
“You cannot be serious.” Liara exhaled, loosening her grip on the pistol she had pressed into my forehead.
“Yeah, well it's the truth.” I responded. “Sidebar, can you stop pointing that thing dead center on my forehead? I think I'm getting a bit cross-eyed.” I shut my eyes, trying not to think about what I just said.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
So...Netflix had a bunch of interesting stuff released recently. Honestly I don't get as much time to binge streaming services as I like, but when I do I try to be particular about it. If I'm not trying to make a dent in my anime backlog with Crunchyroll, I do occasionally see what's on Netflix, if only to see what exactly is getting mainstream viewers excited or pissy. The Netflix Marvel shows, 13 Reasons Why, Orange is the New Black, whenever shows like these become water cooler discussion in this day and age, it's always prudent to keep your hand on the service's pulse.
Monday, January 22, 2018
Chapter 23: End of the Shadow Broker
The shuttle swerved, ducked and weaved through the arcology towers of Thessia before taking a plunge into the hostile heat below, environmental shields kicking on to prevent us from being boiled alive. Liara and I were all but taped to the interior by crash webbing, both of us bracing for Jack's evasive piloting while recovering from the initial shellshock.
Monday, January 15, 2018
Hello everyone, it's been 2018 for about two weeks now and I just realized I've had a terrible habit of not addressing anniversaries here at the Cybertavern. So before I upload the next chapter of Multiverse Desperado let's do some kitchen details while looking back at what I believe I have personally accomplished through writing on this blog.
Friday, December 29, 2017
My fellow cybertavern patrons, Christmas is finally over and the end of 2017 is finally upon us. We shall celebrate with booze and burning a symbol of the year to the ground while cheering like howler monkeys!! Or in my case watching a giant strawberry slowly go down a building coordinated to a fireworks display. Different strokes and all that.
Of course my Christmas was pleasantly low key. Gifts were exchanged, dinner was had with loving family, and once all of that was taken care of I returned home and watched the Doctor Who Christmas Special and finally witnessed the end of the current incarnation of The Doctor played by the brilliant Peter Capaldi and the final episode by the current showrunner, executive producer, and fandom punching bag Steven Moffat.
Saturday, December 23, 2017
Chapter 22: Trail to the Shadow Broker
The asari world of Illium isn't exactly the kind of place you go to for a vacation. Due to the high intensity heat on the surface, many of the colonies are established in arcology skyscrapers to make it livable, so good luck relaxing and going to the beach. In fact, the planet's greater significance in the galaxy is as an entrepol between the lawless chaos of the Terminus Systems and the Asari Republics. It's also a place meant for asari elites, complete with palatial estates full of luxury and some of the best surveillance around. Their prime commerce is either biotic-oriented pharmaceuticals, or information brokering for high-end corporate maneuvering.
Monday, December 18, 2017
My fellow cybertavern patrons, a many Happy Holidays to you, and thank goodness things are starting to wind down. Multiverse Desperado is chugging along just fine, Animation Deviation...needs to come out more often, and as I said before I've begun parlaying my deep dive thoughts on game industry current events into more professional columns at a certain website.
In fact I wrote a pretty extensive op ed on the Loot Box controversy surrounding the reception of EA's Star Wars Battlefront II recently.
Which brings us to what amounts to my rapidfire thoughts on the release of a certain blockbuster film recently, Rian Johnson's Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi.