Don Hertzfeldt's career has always been about deconstruction and nightmarish parody, and he's outdone himself with a fantastically disturbing couch gag for The Simpsons, one that mouths the sad irony between the show's theme of familial connection and the fact that a successful, mainstream animation thrives on repetitiveness and an inhuman generality.
Mornin' music maniacs! You looking for some new stuff? Great! Cuz you've stumbled into the perfect piece of harmony on the internet - New Music Monday, the most "to the moon Alice!" column at 8CN. Each week all sorts of sonic distractions are released for public consumption and this is where it all comes to be judged. I'll tell ya what's good, what's bad, and what's a waste of your time. Thanks for stopping by!
I’d usually sort of lay out what kind of batshittery you’re in store for this episode, but a lot of the jolts depend on a certain amount of tension, and I don’t want to ruin that for you. So let’s dive right in and let the absurdity unfold organically, like a flower opening to the warmth of the sun or a facehugger taking its first, terrifying scuttles towards raping your face with its space penis. This episode opens with Deanna Troi plying her Betazoid charms on a towering, ugly, alien bartender. It turns out she’s wearing her civvies and combing the local taverns looking for Picard, who has disappeared. After some lascivious back and forth the bartender makes it clear that he’d love to fuck her, but won’t be telling her anything about his discreet clientele.
Raising Hope, the classic story of a 24 year old loser who accidentally knocks up a serial killer and raises their baby with his eccentric family. It sound a little far fetched, but no more so than the story of an ex-petty thief who uses his lottery winnings to makes amends for all the wrongs he’s ever committed. Wouldn’t it be weird if they were both made up by the same guy?
Adventure is around every corner, but will our next choice lead to glorious victory or certain doom? Join Eric, Jen and Peter for Go Your Own Way, an exciting new podcast that follows "choose your own adventure" stories and the mysterious consequences that await.
In this episode Geordi will completely abuse some experimental technology and lose his mother. The Enterprise will once again forgive an alien species slaughtering an entire crew on “accident," and these vast abuses of authority and endangerment of life and property will be punished with the slight disapproval of Picard. Picard is pretty much the king of "I'm not angry. I'm disappointed," followed by some slight, warm comment.
Fantasy is a difficult genre for me. I have constantly encountered books and stories with bland, rehashed characters with unpronounceable quadrisyllabic names. That is how Michael Moorcock's Elric Volume 1 began for me, but the end result is actually something quite different off the beaten path.
Welcome to The Pull List, a weekly column where we check out a first isssue and tell you whether or not to follow that comic based only on that. This week I picked up Roche Limit off Comixology--it's a stellar noir about the planetary colony "Roche Limit," which was intended to be man's lofty foothold towards the stars, but went the way of Gotham instead. The book's main plot doesn't impress much with the 'missing girl in the city' spiel, but the overarching concept of the Roche Limit and its ill-fated, philanthropist creator has a gravity of its own.
After the recent news this week that Blizzard’s newest project known as Titan was canceled, everyone was somewhat disappointed, which is a lot considering no one knew anything about the game. But now, certain details have come out that prove that maybe the canceled project could have been a fun experience.
Matt, Jen, Sean, Rami, and Moo take some time (maybe a little too much time?) to discuss exploration in games. Strap in everybody, cuz we ain't just talkin' 'bout your grandpappy's open world games. We gettin' real with this one.
Welcome to The Pull List, a weekly column where we check out a first isssue and tell you whether or not to follow that comic based only on that. Usually, in this column, I try to avoid picking a first issue for a limited series. Honestly, though, this week was a little slow at my comic shop, and I like Aliens, so even though Aliens: Fire and Stone is only limited to four issues, I decided to pick it up.
Welcome back to Bludgeon Your Horizons, where we feed you albums that will change your life or drive you mad entirely. This week: we discuss David Lynch's poetically depraved Crazy Clown Time in connection to his work as one of film's most disturbing auteurs, and up next ia Anhedonist's tar-black doom record Netherwards, which segueways into how metal metal can get before we say "I can't morally listen to this anymore."
Howdy music hooligans! You like new stuff? Great - cuz ya stumbled into the right stumble spot - New Music Monday, the most "why I oughta" column at 8CN. Each week record labels and dude's living in their parents' basement release all sorts of new music sorts of stuffs, and this is where it all comes to be judged. I'll tell ya what's good, what's bad, and what's a waste of your time.Thanks for stopping by!
Although Blizzard has always said they have a "highly iterative development process," many fans would claim it's more like a case of everything just taking too freaking long. We’ve seen many games come and go with Blizzard, so we thought we’d mention a few of the Blizzard games that never saw the light of day, in honor of Titan’s recent cancellation.