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Wes Anderson is gradually becoming one of my favorite film directors out there, with the likes of Isle of Dogs and Fantastic Mr. Fox having won my ticker. Shame their commercial performance don’t reflect their quality. Individuality > mainstream.


 
 
 

20 years ago, survival horror got a taste of the potential psychological dread harbored. 20 years earlier, Harry Mason heeded the call of a wicked cult. Two decades ago, Silent Hill graced and changed the gaming scene. In my restless dreams...


 
 
 

Life’s too short to mindlessly conform or die a copy of a copy. I’m glad Timothy Snyder’s On Tyranny espouses the need to stand out. The prehistoric days that begot the fear of the unknown in humankind’s ancestors are long gone. Time to move on


 
 
 

Finished Pixar Storytelling. A lean and mean publication that any self-proclaimed writer should get their hands on. Contains some of the most pertinent advice I’ve encountered in my writing references. Also helps that I cherish Pixar as a whole.


 
 
 

Finished watching Brave. Easily one of Pixar’s best offerings, all thanks to Merida. Has the qualities I love in my characters, including self-reliance and independence. I can see her being a swell, individualistic role model for the munchkins.


 
 
 
 

My enamorment of Atomic Heart is well-documented, and the gameplay trailer Mundfish dropped today is nothing short of riveting. Pre-alpha affairs, so obviously it’s got some ways to go, but the style and atmosphere remain noteworthy and wicked.



 
 
 
 
 

In a little over an hour's time, my next article shall grace the C-Blogs feed. Will have a heavier focus on design than the Atomic Heart piece, but expect that article's themes of creative individuality to make a return. Don't be deriva-TAE-ve.


 
 
 

Happy Quebec Flag Day, you lovely province. Yes, your handling of linguistics may be quirky at best, but that hardly takes away from your eclectic character. You, the Maple Leaf and Union Jack will always bear a special place on my sleeves.


 
 
 

If laughter were tobacco and videos cigarettes, this’d be the finest one out there.



 
 
 
 

That dark haired, bespectacled chum behind the blue shirt-donning lass? Yours truly in the flesh. Crikey, I should quit sticking my neck out like that. 🙃


 
 
 

A century ago, the 18th Amendment, which birthed Prohibition, was ratified in the States. Let’s just say it hasn’t aged like... fine wine. 🍷 Anyhow, personal responsibility should be the primary factor determining the consumption of alcohol.


 
 
 

Fans of Fallout, Oddworld and Edgar Wright flicks, rejoice. Appreciation of dark humor is linked to higher levels of smarts. https://t.co/QB0fCZeoeZ


 
 
 

The fact that this flick made $8 million back compared to its $47 million budget in spite of its infectious sense of wonder is the type of thing that has me flabbergasted. How can this Gilliam gem get such a muted response from audiences!? HOW!?


 
 
 

Rewatched Brazil and loved it even more on my second viewing. Just as relevant as ever, especially given how grim and divisive this spherical abode currently is. The world could honestly use more (dark) humor to weather its toxic state of mind.


 
 
 

Terry Gilliam is swiftly becoming one of my favorite directors of all time. Brazil, The Holy Grail, Time Bandits (which I’ve just finished watching. Climax was mighty bonkers)... This chap has a fine grasp of dark humor and creative imagination.


 
 
 

What better way to start 2019 than with a New Year’s Day flick? Seriously, A Monster Calls is that peerless coupling of drama and fantasy. The fact that it barely broke even is just criminal. Liam Neeson’s stories and narration are what I needed.


 
 
 

2018 highlights: Getting praise from the Obsidian folks for my Fallout 4 mod, meeting Tim Willits & the id folks, having my work endorsed by Monolith & Mundfish, joining the Quebec Writers’ Federation, began work on my pet project. Bring on 2019.


 
 
 

2018 has been a strange year for me, both exciting and uncertain. Lots of great things happened during my time at Bethesda in the first half before taking a creatively different path in the latter half. Hope 2019 will have my efforts bear fruit.


 
 
 

I’m no superhero flick junkie or anything (Lord knows how samey those can get), but Into The Spider-Verse was quite the roller-coaster ride. Audiovisuals and narrative combined begot an experiment that was both style AND substance. Swell done!


 
 
 

Mundfish caught wind of my Atomic Heart article. Year’s coming to a rewarding end.


 
 
 

Looking back at 2018 in anime (which has been a stellar 365 days for the medium), I'm unashamed to say that my favorite show of the year is A Place Further Than The Universe. When it comes to character chemistry, them four lasses have no equal.


 
 
 

Having watched Bumblebee yesterday, I can safely say the following: Travis Knight’s direction is the right one for the series to take, and the Cybertron bits (trailers showed them, so hardly spoilery) alone trounce any action scene Bay produced.


 
 


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