Job Hunting Circa 2017 Is Absolutely Soul Sucking

Job Hunting Circa 2017 Is Absolutely Soul Sucking I have been in active pursuit of better employment for running on 5 years now, and to date (August 14th, 2017) I am still batting .000%. A great big swing and a miss seemingly happening in perpetuity. It’s not from lack of trying! I routinely fill out 20+ online applications a month, but I rarely ever hear back from the companies that I am applying to. One might chock that up to the state of my resume, but I don’t think that…

How City of Heroes Broke Me…

How City of Heroes Broke Me (Or Why I Haven’t Been Able to Get Into MMOs since it went offline in 2012) By and large I do not game much on a computer. They require far too much upgrading and maintenance in order to adequately enjoy the gaming experience over any kind of reasonable length of time. I far more enjoy the simplicity of console gaming, as the gaming system works as it is expected to with no upgrades needed, just the purchase of a newer console every 7 to…

Best TV Series That You’ve Never Heard Of: The Middleman @OKBJGM

Best TV Series That You’ve Never Heard Of: The Middleman – Clean living was his credo and justice was his bride… Of all of the things I foresaw myself doing in the Summer of 2008, none of them included watching ABC Family at all. It was a network that had never hit my radar, probably because most of the shows were aimed at a far younger audience than I was with premises that did not correlate with my viewing preferences. That all changed when a YouTube promo for a new…

Thoughts on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 5 @jedwhedon @MoTancharoen @Marvel

Thoughts on the direction that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 5 could take – #itsallconnected…again, again, still, and on and on, yadda, yadda, yadda. *** SPOILER FREE: This posting will be spoiler free – so feel free to read safely with the knowledge that if you haven’t seen the series or the season 4 finale, I won’t ruin any of it for you. ***  Last year I did a write up about what I thought might get incorporated into the next season of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. I had a lot of fun…

I’m the worst… but I’m trying to get better! #realtalk #amwriting

I’m the worst… but I’m trying to get better! Real Talk about how I am failing as a writer. I really am the worst. Not at everything, mind you (nobody is completely rubbish, we all have our positives). I’m a great husband and father. I’m an excellent cook and can make a mean pulled pork, as well as many other fine dishes. I do exceptionally well under pressure, whether it be work related or personal in nature. I’m awesome at video games (a useless talent, though it may be), and I know…

For A Good Time, Call… A Movie Pitch for Full Moon Features @RealCharlesBand

For A Good Time, Call… A Movie Pitch for Full Moon Features As promised for my 2nd annual Full Moon Features celebration, a new month of Full Moon reviews & articles, and a brand new movie pitch as well! Hello to Charles Band and to all of the fine creative individuals at Full Moon Features, as well as my amazing readers (that’s you!). My name is Packy Smith, and I have been working on a new movie pitch for Full Moon Features this month. First and foremost, I would like to thank…

Deathbed: The Nerfed Llamas Review @fullmoonhorror @RealCharlesBand

Deathbed: The Nerfed Llamas Review – Psycho Sexual Frustration: the Movie! After my review of Ravenwolf Towers: Episode 1 “Bad Mary” (which you can read here) kept me on the plus side of Full Moon Features from after the year 2000, I though it would be a good idea to stay there and find a new title that I had never seen before. I’m very well versed in Full Moon classics from 80’s and 90’s, but I haven’t seen as many of their modern films. Dedicating a month to watching…

The Totally True(ish) Story of How Tim Thomerson Seduced My Girlfriend

The Totally True(ish) Story of How Tim Thomerson Seduced My Girlfriend The year was 1999 and my girlfriend, we’ll call her Kitty (because pretty much everyone else does in real life), were attending Project A-Kon in Dallas, TX. There were a number of reasons that we went to the convention: we love anime, comics, sci-fi & fantasy media, and to hang out with like-minded people that were as nerdy as we were. However, I had another agenda on top of these goals… I was going to procure an autograph from…

Mass Effect Andromeda – Nerfed Llamas Review @masseffect

Mass Effect Andromeda – Nerfed Llamas Review – “Pathfinder, you have new email at your terminal…” There are not many people that love the Mass Effect franchise more than I do. Equally, without a doubt… but not more. Certainly, there are folks who have gotten tattoos, created elaborate cosplay, written fan fiction, and are generally more involved in the fandom aspect than I am, but even still I would wager that they do not love the franchise (lore, characters, etc.) more than I do. To put things into perspective, let…

Spellcaster: the Nerfed Llamas Review @fullmoonhorror @RealCharlesBand @adamaofficial

Spellcaster: the Nerfed Llamas Review – Don’t tread on an Ant, you’ll end up black and blue… On occasion, rare though they may be, the depth of the Full Moon Features catalog holds a hidden treasure that until I see it, I didn’t even know it existed. I know the usual suspects: Trancers, Puppet Master, Evil Bong, Subspecies, etc., and I’ve traveled off the beaten path enough to see Head of the Family, Bad Channels, The Dead Want Women, and many more oddities… but it wasn’t until I scrolled through…