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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Luke Cage - Thoughts so far... (Episodes 1-5)



Luke Cage Season 2 has dropped on Netflix and I'm enjoying it so far.  This time around, I'm watching it with the wife first (Last season I watched on my own first and then a second time with her).  She's enjoying it as well.

The relationship with Luke a Claire is painfully believable and I still say she is a MAJOR PAIN IN THE ASS!  I really don't like her very much and haven't since Iron Fist.  She was cool as a side in Daredevil... But she's been steadily going down hill.  She had a huge role in Luke Cage Season One, but in this one her role irritates me.  Don't get me wrong, I understand her role, her mindset and all that.  I do.  But still she fucking pushes my buttons.

The baddie in this season is a winner in my book.  Love Bushmaster and he's enjoyable.


Marriah and Shades are back and fucking hell are they make us cringe when they fire up the passion between those two!!!

Filled so far with some parallels between the characters, a pleasant mix of music that acts as almost a scene narration, it's got its own flare and style distinctive to Luke Cage.

I give the season a 7 out of 10 so far. 
(We're on Episode 6)

New Predator trailer looks HOTNESS. Excited to see movie!



So yeah the new trailer for Predator is out and I like it.  Probably gave away all the surprise pieces as most of these fuckers do, but still looks good.    Movie drops Sept 13th...

Check it out here

Monday, June 18, 2018

CYBERPUNK 2077 -FINALLY SOLID TRAILER!!!!! (E3)


So the original teaser has been out for a while and many were left wondering what to expect when Cyberpunk 2077 finally hit...
And let me tell you, the trailer which just dropped at E3 is FUCKING epic!!!!
Let's see... Blend Ghost in the Shell, Blade Runner, GTA, and Akira to name a few... If this game delivers 10% of what it's hyping I'll be happy...

SO THRILLED FOR THIS.
Click HERE to see the Trailer

Fallout 76 Full Stage Show | Bethesda E3 2018 [WOW]


Fallout 76 information from the horse's mouth...
This is the presentation from  Todd Howard's Fall Out presentation from the Bethesda E3 2018 press conference.

Prequel... 4 times as large as Fallout 4...

Watch the Full Presentation HERE

Luke Cage - Season 2 Solid Trailer [Come on June 22nd!!!!]

The new trailer for Luke Cage (season 2) on Netflix is shaping up to be a more intense outing this time around.  I really liked the first season but it felt a bit disjointed.  This looks to be more about choosing the lesser of two evils... On the one hand there's Mariah, who could end up being a female Kingpin-type character for Harlem or there's Bushmaster, who's tendency for violence could leave Harlem in ashes... I think it's pretty straight forward who Luke will have to go for and the trailer hints at it VERY heavily.  If you don't like your shows to have some spoiler flavor, you may want to leave this trailer alone.

Here's the final trailer for Luke Cage: Season 2 which is popping off June 22... Oh man, I can't wait for this one!

CLICK HERE FOR THE TRAILER

Friday, June 15, 2018

This is one of the reasons I fear for America...



So many of you know I am at the tail end of a move and as such I was rewarding myself with a new machine to which I was going to write many many more epic novel.  I scanned the spectrum of the custom build machines from Cyber Power PC to Digital Storm.  And then came across Ironside.  Specifically their Mako limited edition build and was like, "Yes!  This is machine I was looking for!"









I could have bought it right then and there and put it on a card but we just dropped a MINT on this new house and have had nightmare situations the whole length of the build and decided to go through the financing option that Ironside uses [GetFinancing (https://www.getfinancing.com/)] and figured, sure why not.


So I built up my spec and like an excited kid went and placed the order which approved me for $5k which was much more than the rig went for $2,800.  So I figured we were off to the races.  I just had to make the first payment and we were done right?  Nope... I was wrong.

A couple of days passed and I grabbed a few peripherals, a new monitor, keyboard, mouse, and speakers in anticipation of the new computer coming...



My son comes to my office and I show him the pictures of the Ironside machine and he's like "Cool.  When will it show up?"

I shrugged and brought up the Ironside website to check the build status and it showed "Pending Payment".  I was confused.  I had made my first payment and couldn't understand it.


I called into GetFinancing and they said it was probably that the actual lender (KRW Associates) who needed to fund the loan and maybe they needed license or utility bill, etc...  She gave me their phone number and I called in.  Sure enough they needed some additional information and said they had sent me an email asking for it.  I was a little confused since I didn't see the email in my system and in SPAM.

I explained I was in a new home and didn't have any utility bills yet but had a Comcast PDF with my address on it and showed I had setup internet in my new home.  The girl put me on brief hold and came back and said it was fine.  I sent in the ID pic as well as the PDF and figured we were off to the races...

Nope.  The day I received and email from Robin and she pointed out the PDF I sent didn't have my name on it.  I reviewed it and she was right it had the business name but not mine! DOI!!!!  So I went to the account page and found my account with my name and screen shot the image and sent it.

I didn't hear anything so I called into the company and figured we could talk and I could do a video showing the house, the address basically anything they needed to show I was a legit customer who wasn't trying to scam or bamboozle anyone.  I got her voicemail and I left a message.

I sent in an email this morning as I got up hoping it was all resolved.

I get this response back.

Robert,
We rejected your funding yesterday.  We cannot verify that you live at your address.
 Thank you,Robin



And that was that.  With no follow up, no effort to work with me... nothing they just decided to close it all down.

We've done a few back and forth emails since then and I was relieved to hear that the credit inquiry was a soft one, so it shouldn't impact my credit score.  Also, they will refund my initial payment.  But while that's all good and dandy, I still don't have my Ironside Mako PC which I was so excited about initially.  I am disappointed and frustrated.  I guess I'll go to Microsoft and grab a different machine other than another Surface Studio since they don't seem to have any problems taking my money.

The main issue I have here is the sheer lackadaisical nature of the exchange.  I was the one constantly reaching out to them. Trying to work with them.  Since they were going to be the one making the money on the deal, shouldn't it have been the other way around?  And there my friends is where my fear for America comes in.  This isn't just one company... This is a cancer that exists in all verticals not just IT financing... Customer service?  For the most part it's dead.  That makes me sad.

But there's some light at the end of the tunnel... This could have been a saving grace since I was doing research for this I found out there's a LOT of angry people who don't like KRW.  So much so, there's a website pissedconsumer.com with some people VERY upset with them.

https://krw-associates.pissedconsumer.com/review.html 

So maybe God was saving me from a REALLY BAD SITUATION... So if you're planning on buying a rig and you get KRW, just know they left a bad taste in my mouth and are NOT Angry Jackalope Approved.


Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Fallout 76 announced...

"When the fighting has stopped, and the fallout has settled..."
The newest game in the Fallout line is coming soon and the teaser trailer is located:

HERE 

FARCRY 5 New LIVE Event "Root Canal" - May 29th - June 5th

It's that time again!  This time kill peggies with melee weapons.  Then collect their teeth.  WOW, that got fucking dark quick!  But as the comics below show, there's a legit reason for it...  Looking forward to this one. Time for some happy shovel time! (  :)  )-------- 





Sunday, May 27, 2018

The Expanse SAVED! :)

‘The Expanse’ is saved: Jeff Bezos says Amazon will pick up sci-fi TV saga, and the crowd goes wild

Bezos said that Season 4 will be an Amazon Prime Original series.
“The show is extraordinary, and these guys are unbelievably talented, so I’m glad you’re going to get to continue,” he said.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Farcry 5 - Live Event (May 22nd - May 29th)

Your Guns for Hire are ready for payback! Order them to take out as many cultists as possible and rack up those kills.




This one looks to be pretty straight forward and much easier than last weeks!

Magic Really Sucks - First Attempt Animated Cover

First attempt at animating a cover.  Now that I know what the tools are, I can focus on layouts which can use the brushes and animations to their advantages.  This is a cool little program.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Deadpool 2 - is FUCKING AMAZING!

Deadpool 2 EXCEEDED my wildest hopes and dreams.  To say it was amazing would be an insult.  I enjoyed the first viewing on Thursday night at a surprise viewing courtesy of my lovely wife who knows how much I love Deadpool.

I was blown away.  I laughed and cried.  It was that good. 

The Score before I get to far ahead of myself:
Movie Score:11 out of 10
I loved Avengers Infinity War, but this... My fucking GOD!  I loved it.  Deadpool is my all-time favorite character, Thanos is next and then Captain America... I know.  Don't judge me.  My next favorite characters would be Daredevil, Wolverine, Iron Fist, X-23 and Venom.

Back to Deadpool.

The interaction between Domino and Deadpool was amazing.  Domino was a surprise HUGE pleasure to watch.  In some ways she stole my heart.  She was so damn delightful to watch.  Everyone really seemed to love being on screen and worked their characters, but she really brought something special to the screen.
The banter between Cable and Deadpool felt authentic and man Josh Brolin really brought it as Cable.  Shit, is there anything this guy can't do?  (I mean he was an amazing Thanos as well!!!!)
The character Firefist was also a surprise.  He really had some solid comedic lines and he delivered them pretty well.  Granted he was the weakest character in the entire line-up but I felt he did a fair good enough job!
My video review is here... It has two parts.  Part one is spoiler free and the second part has some spoilers in it... So be careful if you haven't watched it yet.







Iron Fist Season 2 Will Have Fewer Episodes [Rumor]


There was a short-lived Reddit post which stated:
Iron Fist is top notch. Shorter season. Better pacing. better everything, really. they rely on a very tired trope for one of the main plot points, but it works somehow. misty and colleen steal the show. only a part of the costume [will be included] and only as sort of an easter egg.
IF choreography has improved a lot. Danny looks competent now and has cool moments. But the stand out scenes in IF are the ones that involve Colleen.
 I was one of the few who actually LIKED the original Iron Fist series one.  Granted Danny's choreography REALLY REALLY hurt the show since he was supposed to be this Kung-Fu Badass Motha-Fucka!
And it was obvious that Collen was a much better actual practitioner even when she was 'learning from him'...
And I have to admit, I really REALLY enjoyed watching her story arc and rooted for her and agreed EVERY SINGE TIME SHE TOLD HIS ASS, "you need me!"
I hope that the series is not shortened, but when you look at the original and if you removed out the who Harold backstory and the fight to get Danny's empire back you could've cut at least 5-6 episodes and the series might have been tighter and better.  So if they improve the action, make the story tight and have some guest appearances it could work out well! 

I guess time will tell what happens.  I'm excited for it though and will take what I can get. :)

The CW’s iZombie Is will end at the end of next season (Season five)


The upcoming fifth season of iZombie will be the last for the amazing show.  I really enjoyed what I've seen (and I need to catch up) but at least I know they know it's going to end and can write it up with that goal in mind.

Loosely adapted from the Vertigo comic of the same name, by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred, iZombie centers on Olivia “Liv” Moore (Rose McIver), an over-achieving medical resident whose life was upended when she was transformed into a zombie while attending a party

She learns she has to eat the fuckin' brains or else she becomes a crazy ass zombie in the traditional sense of the word.  So instead of killing peeps and eating their brains (like we've seen in Santa Clarita Diet), she takes a job at the morgue (brilliant!), and eats the brains of corpses. But whenever she eats the brain of a dead person, she temporarily inherits some of their traits and skills, and experiences flashbacks from their lives (Kinda like the X-man Rogue's ability when she touches someone) — These flashbacks often include clues to the dead person's murder.


I really hope the end the series well and give it a nice clean ending that satisfies the viewers and has clean continuity as well as tie up loose ends.  Nothing worse than a weak ass series ending (Dexter, Battlestar Galactica are good examples.)

John Wick 3 - May 17th 2019!



Exactly one year from May 17th, we’ll have reason to celebrate: The third installment of the revenge-fueled John Wick franchise will continue its blood-filled head-shot operatic gun-blazing beauty... So mark your fucking calendars, May 17, 2019. Keanu Reeves returns as the suited-up assassin.


The official synopsis:
John Wick (Keanu Reeves) is on the run for two reasons… he’s being hunted for a global $14 million dollar open contract on his life, and for breaking a central rule: taking a life on Continental Hotel grounds. The victim was a member of the High Table who ordered the open contract. John should have already been executed, except the Continental’s manager, Winston, has given him a one-hour grace period before he’s “Excommunicado” – membership revoked, banned from all services and cut off from other members. John uses the service industry to stay alive as he fights and kills his way out of New York City.
The first two movies really started ratcheting up the tension and action and if the formula continues the third movie will be something that may be one of those rare gems in regards to matching or exceeding the excitement and adventure of the previous films.


It will be interesting to see exactly what is meant by the 'service industry'...