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Brandon Streaming Final Fantasy XIV

Gonna be streaming Final Fantasy XIV tonight, new patch is out a week now, and awesome so far!

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Brandon Streaming Starbound

Hey folks. I don’t post much, but if you’re interested in checking out the Sandbox game Starbound I’ll be streaming off and on. Starbound The game is still in beta, so sometimes character wipes happen, or things change significantly from day to day with new things being added. Really cool stuff so far. Now, if you dont know what this game is, well, it’s a 2D side-scrolling sandbox game similar in some sense to Minecraft. So yes, it looks old, but it sure is fun. Now how the game is different is (outside of just being 2D) quite a lot. For one there’s a good focus on combat, and questing, with a lot of exploration. You make a character and can visit millions (actually quadrillions) of other planets, all randomly generated. This is what is so cool to me so far, is just the vast amount of stuff I can explore, while still fighting getting new stuff and of course like Minecraft, BUILD! Well, enough rambling (for now, I’m sure Slider will want me to say more), I stream on Twitch, so check it out! Also check out Starbound if you’re interested –

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Discussing Valkyrie (2008)

Originally Posted at Roger


“Valkyrie” is a meticulous thriller based on a large-scale conspiracy within the German army to assassinate Hitler, leading to a failed bombing attempt on July 20, 1944. At the center of the plot was Col. Claus von Stauffenberg, played here by Tom Cruise as the moving force behind the attempted coup, which led to 700 arrests and 200 executions, including von Stauffenberg’s. Because we know Hitler survived, the suspense is centered in the minds of the participants, who call up the Reserve Army and actually arrest SS officials before discovering that their bomb did not kill its target.
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GODZILLA. TRAILER. IS. HERE. And It’s Kinda Awesome!


Dark. Menacing. Exciting. All the things a trailer should be – this trailer delivers! You get a glimpse of the tone of the movie and no major plot points were given away. You see Godzilla, but not so much that you don’t want to see more. This made me even more excited for the May 2014 release. What do you think – are you excited? ARE YOU??? Let us know.

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Discussing The Breakfast Club And What It Means To Me


Saturday, March 24,1984.
Shermer High School,
Shermer, Illinois, 60062.

Dear Mr. Vernon,

We accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was we did wrong. What we did *was* wrong. But we think you’re crazy to make us write an essay telling you who we think we are. What do you care? You see us as you want to see us – in the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions. You see us as a brain, an athlete, a basket case, a princess and a criminal. Correct? That’s the way we saw each other at 7:00 this morning. We were brainwashed.

But what we found out is that each one of us is a brain, an athlete, a basket case, a princess and a criminal. Does that answer your question?…

Sincerely yours,
The Breakfast Club.

This is the opening, and with a minor change the closing of the 1985 John Hughes teen movie classic, The Breakfast Club – one of the of, if not THE seminal movie experience of my adolescent years. In large part this film was responsible for changing my perception of who I thought I was and in many ways who I ended up being.
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Thanksgiving Day Memes

On Thanksgiving Day I had a bit of time on my hands. As such I went on a bit of a meme-a-thon, as you do… Below are some of the images I subjected the internet to. Enjoy!


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R.I.P. <3 - You've Been Replaced

Anyone who spends any time on Internet forums, social media, or just plain old texting knows <3 is the emoticon equivalent to a heart, to signify a love for something – such as:

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But today (for me at least) that meaning is defunct. Thanks to one of my favorite people on Twitter, Charlotte Moore. Contributor to Dragonwriter: A Tribute to Anne McCaffrey and Pern and Director of the Fantasy Literature track at Dragon*con in Atlanta, Ga., Charlotte is constantly whipping up internet gold 140 characters (or less) at a time. The below exchange is one such time.


In my excitement I followed up with

(Yes, I am aware of the typo’s, bite me)

Shortly thereafter I saw this tweet:

And all I could see was a book Queefing.

So thank you Charlotte Moore, and Twitter, and @PimmsCupPimpCup (whom I don’t know but was part of the exchange and therefore should share in the credit/blame) for forever changing the internet landscape for me.

Oh and if you are interested, you can buy Dragonwriter on Amazon.

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Amazing Spider-Man 2 Trailer Due To Drop On December 15th



Sony Pictures announced today that the first full trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will be coming out next month on the 5th.

In the film, rumor has it that Spidey just can’t keep the promise he made to Captain Stacy to stay away from his daughter, Gwen. Between High School, crime-fighting, digging for clues about his past and his forbidden love Parker barely has time to breathe. The last thing he needs is for the new villain, Electro to come on to the scene! But that is exactly what he is going to get in the form of Jamie Foxx!

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 hits theaters on 5/4/2014, starring Andrew GarfieldEmma StoneJamie FoxxDane DeHaanCampbell ScottEmbeth DavidtzColm FeorePaul Giamatti and Sally Field.

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