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Timeline review

Posted : 4 years, 11 months ago on 4 January 2013 02:20 (A review of Timeline)

This book was really good until the team went back in time. After that it became way to predictable and repetitive. The team gets caught, they run away, they get caught, they run away, and so on. I found myself skimming pages because I knew what was going to happen next. One could almost get away with just reading the last sentence of the chapter and not miss anything. Crichton does have his awesome moments but in this book they faded away in time... sort of speak.


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The Manticore and Other Horrors (Deluxe Edition) review

Posted : 5 years ago on 2 December 2012 12:10 (A review of The Manticore and Other Horrors (Deluxe Edition))

This will most likely be the last CoF album I buy. It sounds like more of the same and nothing stands out. There's no weak tracks on here mind you but I don't see themselves being as good as they use to be. Time to move on me thinks! Album cover isn't exactly awesome either. Looks like PS1 artwork.


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Music From The Eather (limited) review

Posted : 5 years ago on 20 November 2012 12:27 (A review of Music From The Eather (limited))

Well it's been five years since M&tF's last album, Enlightenment Through a Chemical Catalyst, and it sure doesn't feel like it. I liked the album a lot but this new one seems like it's more of the same. In fact, I think a couple tracks on disc one are remixes of tracks from Enlightenment Through a Chemical Catalyst but the titles are changed. This new album is all instrumental as well and that I don't like because I liked what little vocals were in the last album. In any event, this album is very experimental in regards to the industrial scene and I love that about M&tF. The band is on a label were everything sounds the same so this is a breath of fresh air for sure. I don't think I'll ever give this higher than a 7/10, like the last album, but damn does it have a lot of replay value. Tons of samples and even more drum patterns!


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Giga Points!

Posted : 5 years, 1 month ago on 2 November 2012 09:08 (A review of Giga Wing)

This game is nuts! Not because it's a bullet hell game but because of how high the points go. I think some bosses are wroth 300,000,000 and the record high score for this game is apparently 291,252,468,839,040. I believe it too because I got over 7 trillion points on one stage on the hardest setting. Anyway, aside from the points this game looks and runs great. It'll take about 30 minutes to pass and there's four characters to choose from so there is some replay value in there if you want to try and pass the game with each character. There's also a gallery with pictures to unlock but they're not that impressive. Still, a great game and one of the best vertical shooters for the Dreamcast.


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Awesome SHMUP!

Posted : 5 years, 1 month ago on 31 October 2012 03:26 (A review of Castle Shikigami 2)

I don't own many of the "bullet hell" games, or vertical shooters for that matter, but this one is my favorite so far. It has a lot of replay value and I find the Engrish translations of whatever story the characters are trying to present hilarious! I like the fact that the game rewards you for blowing up enemies while being as close to the bullets as possible.

There are some draw back to the game. Some of the characters weapons are useless when compared to others. Also, this might be an advange but at some points in the game there's so much crap flying around that it slows down. This can be helpful though when dodging all that junk. Anyway, great game with good graphics and the most important point... great replay value for a SHMUP!


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Piece of crap!

Posted : 5 years, 1 month ago on 26 October 2012 08:36 (A review of Kottentail)

This is officially one of the worst movies I have ever seen! I wasn't expecting much to begin with because I knew it had that "handycam" film quality too it but my God was this bad! It has piss poor acting, lame jokes, even lamer effects, and some odd looking boobs too.

I wasn't even five minutes into this film and I knew I was going to give it the lowest rating possible. The movie starts out with a woman talking to a stuffed rabbit in a laboratory. I thought she was nuts but no, it turns out that it's suppose to represent a real rabbit and this stuffed bunny is used during the whole film. They couldn't even afford a fucking real rabbit to film this piece of shit!

Another thing that ups this movie's crap factor is how many times I couldn't hear the "actors" deliver their lines because the wind was blowing against the camera's shitty microphone. Anyway, here's some stats:

TRT: 1:16:28
First Death: 22:00
Last Death: 1:09:35
Total Deaths: 15
Swears: 9
Tits: 5
Explosions: 0
Scenes with Blood: 9
Music: 2/5
DVD Special Features: 1.5/5


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Story Ratings

Posted : 5 years, 2 months ago on 6 October 2012 05:48 (A review of The Man Who Sold the Moon (Signet SF, Q5341))

1) "Let There Be Light" - 8/10
2) The Roads Must Roll - 6/10
3) The Man Who Sold the Moon - 8/10
4) Requiem - 7/10


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Steel Beach review

Posted : 5 years, 2 months ago on 25 September 2012 05:40 (A review of Steel Beach)

After getting halfway through this book I had to quit it. It's a hard sci-fi and I don't generally like hard sci-fi so I guess I'm not surprised at myself for not getting 100% behind this book. I love the idea behind it but the damn story didn't tell me much except how easy a sex change can be. Half way through they were still talking about sex changes. I get it. Move on! This story had sci-fi ideas but it was more centered around peoples lives and just felt more like a drama taking place in the future, which is what I don't want read much of.


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As Usual, It's Ok...

Posted : 5 years, 2 months ago on 17 September 2012 12:21 (A review of Analog Science Fiction and Fact (Vol. CXXXII No. 11))

Story - Rating
SEAGULL's, Jack-o-latern's, and Interstitial Spaces - 6/10
The Day the Sun Exploded - 10/10
Strobe Effect - 7/10
The Information in a Dream - 7/10
Pictures at an Exhibition - 6/10
Tech Support - 8/10
Survival in Shades of Orange - 8/10
Siege Perilous - 8/10


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Journey to the Center of Blah...

Posted : 5 years, 3 months ago on 6 September 2012 06:28 (A review of A Journey to the Center of the Earth)

This is my first J.V. read and I honestly was expecting a lot more from all the hype I've heard about this guy since, well, birth. My main problem is how useless of a travel guide Hans and the Professor Lidenbrock are. The Professor assumes that he can just walk through the Earth and appear on the other end. Maybe that was a new idea at the time of this novels release but he is also aware that from point A to point B is over 10,000 miles long, yet he only brings along enough food and water for a few days. What a moron!!! He basically takes his nephew to his death, who complains endless about the journey for the first half of the book btw. The group obviously don't die so in the end all it's good I guess, as it should be for a book like this. If I was 14 I would have loved this book for sure but sadly the ideas presented in this novel, even for its time, aren't that impressive to me. I will say that J.V. can write though. I will remember so much from this novel just from all the visual representation he brought forth.


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