Friday, August 31, 2012

Album Review: Eels Retrospective

Album reviews are for, er, album reviews.  Honestly I'm not sure what you expect me to say in this header.  It's pretty self-explanatory.

I thought I'd kick off my album reviews by doing a retrospective of the band/artist Eels.  Because I feel like it.  I was originally going to do The Decemberists, but I think Eels have more obscure albums so I thought I'd do them instead.  Because why do one big review when you can do a bunch of teeny ones.

Artist Profile: Eels are the project of one Mark Oliver Everett, more commonly known as E.  Some Eels albums are E on his own, sometimes he works with a band.  To a lot of people, Eels are those guys who wrote Novocaine For The Soul and Last Stop: This Town and then vanished in the late 90s, but they/he's actually had a pretty long career, and his albums are pretty varied for an indie rocker.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The Great Nose Of Knowing

This is a very silly, dialogue-centric story.  You have been warned.

Once upon a time there was a fine young fellow named Joseph Jeremiah Jickinson Jagger. Joe, being a fine young fellow, enjoyed the finer things in life: painting, cheese, and running around in his underwear singing Country-western tunes.

One day, the aliens came.

Creation Myths

This is something I did last year as a world-building exercise.  Essentially, fictional creation myths of various tribes.  I purposely made there some overlap between the stories to kind of imply at shared origins and the development of the tribes.

1. The Imei (Sons of Im): A hearty but rapidly shrinking tribe of people who live in the mountains and forests of the cold northern continent Ikai (they call it Iatai, which means Ia's land). They're one of the few remaining tribal folk in the area and, despite their numbers decreasing, still stand strong.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

You Should Probably Play This: Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura

You Should Probably Play This is my positive review column.  In it, I'll review a game that I think needs more attention.  It may be an obscure oldie, something that was released recently with little fanfare, or something that was badly received on release but has since been made better.  This time: Hijinks abound in a land of bullet-deflecting top hats and screeching monkeys.

Blog 2: The Resurrection

I keep meaning to write a blog.  I enjoy writing.  I like reviewing.  I like writing long pointless posts no one cares about, and I like sharing interesting things on the internet.  And yet, somehow, I keep not blogging.  I keep saying, "I should have a blog!  I am going to go make a blog right now!  ...and by right now I mean after gaining another level in Dungeons of Dredmor, writing an essay, and sleeping."  But this time is different!  I am going to make a blog right now!

But, uh, for real this time.

Anyway, in the next couple of days I'll be getting some actual content up so you don't have to stare at this cleverly disguised placeholder.

Au revoir!