What's it going to be like? If my sources are correct (and this is a big IF. These sources have been mighty reliable in the past, and if they're wrong I believe they're wrong honestly, ie they're not bullsh*tting me), it'll be short. And when I say short, I mean one minute long.
It's going to have The Force Theme played on woodwinds, softly, over flashing images of the main leads, each fading to black. There's no dialogue, just reveals of the characters. And then the music swells up into a full orchestral piece — perhaps what John Williams recorded this weekend? — and we hear a female voice, likely Daisy Ridley's, saying "Wake up."
And then the title card appears — "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" — and we see the Millennium Falcon, firing blasters, coming right at the camera.
Monday, November 17, 2014
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Thursday, June 12, 2014
|On Friday night, the wait was over, we had arrived at Line-Con! LET THE WAITING BEGIN! ...maybe|
Linecon is known throughout the land, the best grueling hours of standing in line you could ever want, those weak of spirit need not apply. Better bring your sleeping bags, water, snacks, a porta-lou, cooking utensils… what do you mean it’s canceled?
|THE LINE! OH THE HORROR! Seriously, 8 minutes...|
indulgence you could ever hope for! From a convention that became known coast to coast (and beyond) for its insane line waits, to getting through the registration line in 8 minutes. You read right, 8 minutes after registration opened, I was walking out with a badge. This should be compared with last year, where I waited day zero in line for SIX HOURS to get a badge. The best part was that this applied to EVERYTHING. The only time you had to wait in line was if you were there before the event or hall opened, or the event was full and they could not fit any more. And I only saw the capacity problem once, which will be discussed later, keep reading if you want the dirty…
|"Nudist Beach" was the new black at Fanime this year|
aside, the cosplay community once again pulled out all the stops. There was nowhere you could look without seeing something truly fantastic. Massive creatures, insane props, and huge coordinated groups were all out in full force, and it was a sight to behold. More prevalent this year than in years past, was the fusion of dazzling light technology into costumes. Fanime this year had to have more EL and LED’s than anyplace other than Vegas, walking up to the San Jose Convention Center after dark was a trip in and of itself.
|The League of Legends Photo shoot took place on the new terraced area|
of front are gorgeous. As always, the wide open halls were full of bustle, but they never really got jammed to the point of being hard to navigate. The New space put to good use, and there was always something happening. Overall, the SJCC continues to be a large, well laid out platform ideal for a convention like Fanime.
|The costumes in the masquerade|
were impressive as always
While joyous (or rowdy) laughter was heard all around Fanime, another concentrated source of it was the Cosplay Spectacular. And this year lived up to it’s name. Previous years have had issues with lighting, A/V problems, and missed scripting, none of which was present this year. The organization this year was, like many other parts of Fanime this year, nearly impeccable. The skits themselves were great as well, with some truly funny humor, that went deeper than just repeated yaoi jokes that I see at so many masquerades. I would strongly recommend hunting YouTube once the official masquerade video gets uploaded, it will be worth your time.
|"Dragon Ball Tea" good stuff|
As a side note, If you were inclined to partake in drink, this year, Tanq, the bar at the Marriott, actually had a custom drink menu, with custom tailored drinks to the fan base. If you’ve got a little extra money, and feel like unwinding, I’d recommend a Dragon Ball Tea, assuming of course you are a legal age to imbibe.
|Did i mention Kill La Kill?|
The only Event that we were unable to get into this year was the HMV contest (think AMV, minus the A, plus a whole lot of H.) The room was filled to capacity right from the beginning, and we were unable to indulge in that event. We were told by people that did go that it was uproariously funny, so we will try to get in line earlier next year.
|Anime or not, Fanime has it|
much to do elsewhere. By the time we did get there, the crowd had considerably died, and it wasn’t really an issue. Like everywhere else at famine, the artist alley was top tier. All of the artwork was impressive, and walking down the aisles it was really hard not to blow the bank and just buy everything until your card was maxed.
Overall, I can honestly say, in 8 years of going to conventions across the country, this Fanime was legitimately one of the best conventions I have ever been to. Fanime always had awesome Fan contribution, and terrible organization. This year, the Fans were as awesome as ever, but the organization is an order of magnitude better. There is still room for improvement, but at this point it is fine tuning. If next year’s convention is half as good as this one, it would still be better than 90% of the conventions out there. Urban Otaku gives Fanime 2014 a 9.5/10.
Saturday, May 10, 2014
|"The Gathering" for tournament sign up|
We arrived around to see the large gaming room already well populated; a good 20-30 people in the room for the tournament. The majority of us had not played for years, or had not played official tourneys before. This is where the staff of The Mage’s Realm was AWESOME. Everyone there seemed to truly enjoy what they were doing, and were more than happy to get “the noobs” up to speed. “The Mages”, a fitting title for the employees of the Realm, were more like wizards, think Gandalf style. Infinitely knowledgeable, good senses of humor, and a desire to see others succeed were the premier qualities there. The Mages had plenty of insight into much more than just card games. Almost any Geek related topic from video games, to anime, to theoretical matchups (combat or otherwise), seems to be well within their repertoire. All geeks are welcome here. It should also be noted that this is not your standard dark gaming den. The Realm is open, well lit, clean, and most importantly, doesn’t have that overwhelming claustrophobic aura to it. It is in no way boring inside, but it doesn’t have that sort of “dark back alley” feeling many comic and game stores do. It seems like they have struck the perfect balance of running a professional business while still being personable, and carrying that geek friendly vibe.
|LET THE GAMES BEGIN!|
Sunday, April 6, 2014
Okay, so this is not really a review because I don't want to give any spoilers. This is more about why if you are not already watching Game of Thrones you need to start watching it.
If sex offends you. Don't watch the show.
When I started watching Game of Thrones it was during the second season. I decided to take it all the way back to the first season and started from scratch.
The first season was full of character development and I thought it was okay. I really like the end of it though and the second season on through is super dope.
Why is it super dope you might ask?
Its super dope because there's magic and Dragons. Lots of dragons and magic.
This show shouldn't be watched with children under the age of 18 because there's lots of sex and more sex and naked people having sex and people having sex with animals. Okay that's a lie But, if you took out all the sex in all the episodes in all the seasons it would still be pretty good.
So that takes me to the season premiere of Season 4. The tone shifts dramatically from the prior Seasons and it is evident within the first few minutes of the opening scene that long time fans will not be disappointed. There's still lots of blood, you get to see dragons, and nudity but no sex. I recommend anybody who has not watched Game of Thrones to watch it. It is so great of a show that if you don't watch it your body will decay and you might get really sick and maybe have the flu.
So if you're tired of the mundane stories that you watch on regular television do yourself a favor and find a way to watch Game of Thrones I don't think it's on Netflix yet but it's all over the interwebz. I hope you like my sort of review about this show and you continue to follow me and we'll talk about the episodes as they appear sometime the next day or the same night.
Saturday, April 5, 2014
The movie begins with who else but Steven Rodgers, played by Chris Evans, exercising. Ladies, please keep your panties on because sadly, it was just running. No shirtless Captain here. Here we see him running past another gentleman Sam Wilson, played by Anthony Mackie. As dialogue progresses between these two, foreshadowing shows that he will play an instrumental role later in the film. As the film progresses there is an internal struggle between the Captain and himself. He doesn't know where he fits in this new world he is apart of. He always seems to be one step behind the pop culture references and the "wit" we might be used to with other Marvel films. He feels as if he was robbed of the life he was supposed to have but almost he was meant for something more for this new world he knows nothing of. This film does a great job highlighting this. There is an internal battle throughout the whole movie which doesn't let up till the Captain can figure out how to deal with it. While this seems to be a constant of the movie itself there is obviously the bigger picture.
The movie continues a pattern with distrust in S.H.E.I.L.D. We see this distrust built between the Iron Man movies, and the Avengers film in 2012. I guess we can say all of these superheros have trust issues, get it? Trust....issues? Ok well, besides this we do see parts of Steven Rodgers past drum up and almost a decomposition of the old and a reveal of what lies ahead for our beloved Captain. But what is also awesome the movie introduces more characters from the Captain America comics. We are introduced to an agent called "13." In the film she might pose as a potential "love interest" for Steven Rodgers which gets kudos in my book. There are a few others who are introduced but for sake of not telling too much, lets say the next movie proves to be interesting.
This movie provided a good balance between drama, action, reveals, secrets, and did I mention action? What I personally liked about this movie was a less "High and Mighty" Captain America and a more capable and cope-able one.
My overall rating would be an 8.5/10.
I hope this review helps you make a decision on whether to see this movie or not. Until next time all!
Writer: Munpreet Randhawa