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Ready Player One Review – Too Much of a Good Thing

Ready Player One Review Izzie’s Rating: 3 / 5 Characters: 3 / 5 Story: 3 / 5 Pacing: 3/ 5 Ending: 2 / 5 Ready Player One was suggested to me by a fellow geek and literary fan after I mentioned my goal to read more in 2013. When she explained the premise, I was…

Is the Assassin’s Creed film already starting out on the wrong foot with white-washing?

It was brought to my attention recently that there’s an Assassin’s Creed movie in the works, which got me a little more excited than I expected. The honest truth is I’ve played maybe two hours of the entire series (which I promise I’m hoping to change very soon). But it’s always intrigued me a ton;…

In-depth Book Review: Hunger Games

Izzie’s Rating: 3.5-4/5 Characters: 4/5 Story: 4/5 Pacing: 3/5 Ending: 2/5 Spoiler-free review up to the jump.  I ended up with Hunger Games in my hands after it was being passed around dinner among my hometown friends. A good chunk of them had read it and they all kept gloating about how it was really, really…

SOPA / PIPA, Fandoms, and the Entertainment Industry

I managed to spend about an hour at the NY/NJ Tech Group emergency meetup / protest yesterday. Listening to the very influential speakers and just the general chatter really got me thinking about what SOPA/PIPA means to me. I’ve never been an angel. I was a huge pirate during my high-school / college years; at…

Photoblog 017: Mooooooooooo York.

Cow appreciation day. You can find all sorts of odd celebrations in the city. That asian guy in the middle of the shot doesn’t look pleased.

It Comes From the Heart

Pink Day in LA! You may or may not have heard about Pink Day in LA, Mailbu Barbie, or the awesome team over at Gamers Giving Back, but let me tell you; these are people worth knowing and here’s why.

Photoblog 016: Grand Central Eats! Nomnom.

If people didn’t know any better, you’d think all I do in New York is eat (well.. that’s kind of true.) Grand Central Terminal (AKA Grand Central Station) is one of the most beautiful buildings in the city. It’s a mix of classic architecture and design with modern-day functionality. Which makes it awesome. I’ve always…

Sketchbook Scans 001: Runic Annoyances

So I’ve been having trouble getting inspired to do artsy thing, be it drawing, sketching, or just free-form writing. It’s easy to try to look elsewhere for inspiration; friends, idols, culture. But wanting to inspire myself is a little harder. While looking for classes to take over the summer one instructor described his course as tapping in…

New York Photoblog 015: Urban Jungle Lunch

During warm weather, New Yorkers like to eat outside (even though it’s particularly hot today…). People will sit pretty much wherever they can plant themselves. Popular eating spots for lunch include buildings with lots of stairs, like museums and in this case the New York Public Library. This facade faces east from 5th Ave and…

To RP or not to RP? Is it even a question? (With Poll!)

This is kind of been a hot topic all around since the dawn of gaming. In general, there’s always been a sort of unspoken rivalry between people who play MMOs for the game and those who play for the RP (and then of course those who do both) which has led to some pretty interesting…