The Lost Art of Winning an Argument

The Lost Art of Winning an Argument

The Lost Art of Winning an Argument This is going to be a short post, but an important one. I have noticed a disturbing trend, especially in how it relates to how humans interact online and in person these days, where arguments are formed on the basis of pejorative name calling and ill advised blanket statements. Perhaps because I had 4 years of competitive debate under my belt at a young age I learned the art of winning an argument early on, but it appears that many have not. Let…

Riverdale Season Premiere Impressions – Archie’s Realistic Mysteries! #Riverdale

Riverdale Season Premiere Impressions – Archie’s Realistic Mysteries! #Riverdale

Riverdale Season Premiere Impressions – Archie’s Realistic Mysteries! As an avid comic book reader, and an outspoken Archie Comics advocate, it was with some palpable hesitation that I sat through the first episode of the CW’s new TV series Riverdale, which takes elements of the classic comic and sets it smack dab in the middle of the bizarre murder investigation of popular teenager, Jason Blossom . Advertised by the network as “A subversive take on Archie and his friends, exploring small town life, the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome…

Hot Take on the Nintendo Switch Live Event and Massive After Event Information Dump

Hot Take on the Nintendo Switch Live Event and Massive After Event Information Dump

Hot Take on the Nintendo Switch Live Event and Massive After Event Information Dump Last night marked the full official reveal of Nintendo’s latest home console, the Switch. Coming in at just over an hour long, the live event presentation gave a detailed overview of what the Switch console is, how it works, and the multiple ways you can play on the device. The Switch is a hybrid console that doubles as a home gaming device and a portable as well which makes it appealing, as you can play games on…

2016 Year in Review by Nerfed Llamas #BestOfList #Obligatory

2016 Year in Review by Nerfed Llamas #BestOfList #Obligatory

As was done in 2015, so shall an obligatory list of the stuff that I loved exist for the year of our Lord twenty sixteen. Normally I might pad out this opening paragraph with clever little lines about how this was a year like any other that was mostly OK. Grass was still green, the sky was still blue, and water was still wet… ya’ know, stupid pap like that, but let’s be honest: 2016 sucked. It sucked hard and for a variety of different reasons for a lot of…

Shut Eye Season One: The Official Nerfed Llamas Review @shuteyeonhulu

Shut Eye Season One: The Official Nerfed Llamas Review @shuteyeonhulu

Shut Eye Season One: The Official Nerfed Llamas Review New series on streaming services seam to pop up weekly these days. In fact, it seems impossible to keep up with all of the amazing content that is being put out on Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Prime, and all of the other streaming services. I have gotten to a point where I scan trailers nearly as often as I sit down to watch TV shows and movies. A lot of the trailers for TV series don’t initially catch my eye. As I…

The Appeal of Archie Comics: An Answer 77 Years in the Making

The Appeal of Archie Comics: An Answer 77 Years in the Making

The Appeal of Archie Comics: An Answer 77 Years in the Making I was recently asked the following question in all earnestness by a contemporary: what is the appeal of Archie Comics? At the time, I hastily typed up a response that was informative and concise. I felt that I did a decent job answering the question, but at the same time I couldn’t help but think that a handful of sentences was really selling the legacy of Archie Comics short. So, what actually is the appeal of Archie Comics?…

Modern Superhero Comics and Me – A Love/Hate Story

Modern Superhero Comics and Me – A Love/Hate Story

Modern Superhero Comics and Me – A Love/Hate Story After a long and successful NaNoWriMo push this month (50,000 words written towards an original novel in one month, I did it – WOOHOO!), I felt that it would be nice to take a break from typing on a novel and instead kick back, relax, and read some comic books. Not just any kind of comic books, I wanted to read some new iconic superhero romps, preferably featuring my favorite characters, like Spider-Man or Captain America. By a strange stroke of…

Actor Casting in Beloved Franchises: The Thousand Pound Gorilla in the Room

Actor Casting in Beloved Franchises: The Thousand Pound Gorilla in the Room

Actor Casting in Beloved Franchises: The Thousand Pound Gorilla in the Room The announcing of casting for a beloved character in popular franchises, especially in those based on comic book properties, is a highly anticipated event. It’s damn near a spectator sport. Although, unlike going to something like a baseball game, watching the reactions to these casting announcements is more akin to watching the Christians being thrown to the lions. You never really know what kind of reaction you are going to get, and yet somehow the reactions seem to always…

#NintendoSwitch – What We Know and Why Everyone Should Just Chill Out Till 2017

#NintendoSwitch – What We Know and Why Everyone Should Just Chill Out Till 2017

Nintendo Switch – What We Know and Why Everyone Should Just Chill Out Till 2017. Seriously, Relax Everybody. After waiting for over a year for Nintendo to drop some official information about the new console code named the NX, gamers finally got a glimpse from the Big N on their new hybrid device, the Nintendo Switch. Capable of playing AAA quality games on an HD TV or on the go through it’s tablet like design, the Switch looks, at least on the surface, like it could be a terrific gaming…

On the Topic of Voting: Every Vote Counts, Yes Even Those Votes… #VoterRegistration

On the Topic of Voting: Every Vote Counts, Yes Even Those Votes… #VoterRegistration

On the Topic of Voting: Every Vote Counts, Yes Even Those Votes… Before you get bent all out of shape thinking that I am about to go on some partisan political tirade telling you why a candidate sucks and why you should vote Candidate X. Stop! Get a hold of yourself. Take a deep breath and relax. This is not one of those kinds of posts. This will be a brief little blurb about the importance of being registered to vote and why your vote matters (even if you don’t…