Smallville Season 4

Its been a bit since I have done a Smallville Season, and please don’t let this be viewed as an indictment of how the season was in terms of quality. I actually just got really busy with other stuff and simply didn’t get to watch it as much as I would have liked, and I really would have liked to. This season will follow our friends through their senior year of high school as friendships are strained, new relationships are formed and broken and deaths pile up. This season was excellently done but there is one episode, in particular, I want to talk about.

Episode 5 titled “Run” will see Clark and his father Johnathan go to Metropolis for some medical test after his dad’s heart attack when a truck goes out of control. Johnathan is saved from certain death only by the super speed of, not Clark. Bart Allen moves fast enough to not only cut off Clark and save Johnathan but steal his wallet. This will send Clark on a quest to not only find Bart but to help him change his ways. The ending of this episode represents the first time (in this universe) that these two race, and the end is spectacular. Bart promises to stay in Smallville with Clark if Clark can simply catch him and takes off running. Clark gives chase with everything he has and after a minute Bart simply turn around and runs backward and waves goodbye, and vanishes to leave Clark standing on a dirt road to realize while he may be faster than a speeding bullet, he is far from being as fast as he thinks.

This season has quite a few moments that are turning points for Clark that make him question things he has always believed were unquestionably true. Chloe will also discover Clark’s secret, unknown to Clark when his girlfriend takes it on herself to decide he needs people to know. She also keeps this secret even from Clark until he loses his memory. He sadly forgets everything that happened that day when he regains it, and Chloe tells him the amazing thing about him is when he had the chance to start with a clean slate he made all the same decisions except one. When he pushes her that it is important all she tells him is that this time he trusted her.

This season honestly while maybe not the best did an amazing job of making you truly feel for Clark and the burden he carries. Between having to hide who he is and the damage it does to his life, but in the words of Clark, the fact that every moment of his life, whether its playing football, hugging someone or shaking their hand he makes the conscious decision not to hurt them. I have always said the biggest issue with Super Man is he is not interesting because he is pretty much a god. You need to care about Clark Kent and Smallville has done that better than any iteration ever has. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

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We Accept Her One of Us — Master Mix Movies

Freaks is a Pre-Code horror movie released in 1932. Way back then in early Hollywood, the Hays Code was a series of guidelines all films had to follow. We would later come to know it as the MPAA rating system. Freaks was among the earliest films to truly shock audiences. Less likely by today’s standards, […]

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This seems like a classic 1930’s movie that I would never get around to watching but is worth seeing.

The Shivering Truth trailer

There are times I say weird shit on YouTube. Right off the bat, the clay-mated figures caught my eye. Why I decided to share this is for the simple fact I truly don’t know what I was seeing. I was getting a heavy Twin Peaks meets Jacobs Ladder vibe. I can’t say I’m expecting this to be a comedy but I can say it strangely caught my interest. May the gaming gods bring you glory.

Infamous

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We all have the ability to be special, and we all have the ability to ride our paths towards good or evil. Infamous took this very much to heart and made one of the few games where I could be a real superhero or the ultimate outlaw. The choice comes down to you.

Cole Mcgraph was your average guy living in Empire City: he was a bike messenger, he had a girlfriend Trish and a best friend Zeke…until he delivered the wrong package. The Ray Sphere. He accidentally triggers it, starting a cataclysmic event that would lay part of Empire City in ruin, many dead, and Cole changed. He discovers the power to control electricity.  Empire City becomes quarantined by the feds and hell breaks loose amongst the gangs that emerge under the First Sons and there leader, Kessler. As Cole learns to control his power, and fights for survival, will he become a symbol of hope or dread?

For those who played the game, you’ll know how much I over simplified some pretty good plot points. Either way you play, there is a good story that is very much worth 2 playthroughs.  That’s where Infamous shines, depending on how good or evil you become, you’re the side effects to your powers change, even getting a special ability based on your karma (evil was my favorite). Much of the gameplay is divided into parkour and third person shooting and flows pretty easy between the two, as the game progresses you do start feeling almost god like which is awesome, especially if you go evil. For the good story and fun gameplay, there are some peeves I have with it. Cole can die easy as hell in the beginning and not being able to touch water is annoying as hell; another aspect I found irritating as hell in the beginning was the parkour which felt clunky but thankfully other abilities you get throughout the game make traveling more fun and way faster. The score varies from bland to epic and the voice acting is solid. In the end, if you want to play a different kind of superhero game that tries to be special, Infamous is well worth a try. May the gaming gods bring you glory.

Chris D’elia: Man on Fire

Chris D’elia, from now on known as Chris because honestly, I don’t know how to say his last name. I also didn’t really know who he was but he seemed pretty funny. Not like your typical comedian funny but more like Georgie Carlin style where he simply comments on life. This mostly was the case tho he did tell a few stories about his personal life, such as his friend buying him pants that fit for his birthday. This will probably piss a few people off honestly but I thought it was quite hilarious.

He also goes on about how people, in general, aren’t special nor are you the main character in movies like you think you are. He is obviously much funnier but he has a valid point as well. The standup does have quite a bit of swearing and offensive language, which for me is no big deal but do not watch this with kids or if you work out a lot and don’t like having your balls busted about it. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Rick and Morty season 3

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After the sad conclusion to Rick and Morty, season 2 Rick found himself incarcerated for his countless crimes against time, space, reality, and even versions of him and his grandson Morty. Meanwhile, Beth and Jerry’s marriage crumbled as well as Beth’s concept of her own existence, leaving Summer to try finding refuge with some new ” questionable” friends and Morty becomes too aware of how much he can’t remember…oh and Rick turned himself into a pickle to escape family consoling. PIckle Rick!

Season 3 continues the trend of being outrageously funny and deep at the same time, which will always be the show’s greatest strength. This season I really started to feel for Beth, especially during FroopyLand. There’s a few episodes that are slow but for the most part I laughed my ass off the whole way, especially the Pickle Rick episode. If you loved Rick and Morty, season 1 and 2, you’ll love the 3rd but I do recommend starting from the beginning because there is continuity to the show. May the gaming gods bring you glory.

Samson Meteor Mic Review

Lately, as many of you know have been toying with the idea of starting a podcast with @torstenvblog and as such, I had to pick up a microphone. I didn’t want to spend a lot of money on it tho. Enter the Samson Meteor Mic. It cost less than $100, comes with everything you need to hook it up to your computer an record with no installation required. The legs are adjustable and stable. I have had nothing but good experiences with it. Obviously, there are better-sounding equipment on the market but if you are looking for something to get you started and are on a budget, this may be the one for you. I am also including a video as a 2nd opinion and an Amazon link in case you want to pick one up and help us out at the same time. Amazon Meteor Mic