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…

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Homecoming – The Nerfed Llamas Review

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Homecoming – The Nerfed Llamas Review. Spider-Man, Spider-Man, does whatever a spider can… or does he? Another summer… another superhero film. Ah, but a new Spider-Man film is not just a superhero movie, it’s a movie featuring my absolute favorite comic book hero of all time. I could hit you with a gushing diatribe about my love for Spider-Man like I did with James Bond and Mass Effect, but I’ll keep it simple: I’ve been reading Spider-Man comics for over 30 years and have read every single issue…

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…

Vampire Resurrection: The Nerfed Llamas Review @fullmoonhorror @RealCharlesBand

Vampire Resurrection: The Nerfed Llamas Review – Have you seen my boom mic recently? Selecting a new movie to review can be a finicky process. Sometimes it is as simple as “Ooh, that looks interesting, I should watch that!” A lot of the times though, it’s more like “There’s way too many movies to pick from. It’s gonna take forever to find the right one.” Multiple factors go into deciding which Full Moon movie that I watch, not the least of which being the mood I’m in. Sometimes I’m wide…

Crash and Burn: The Nerfed Llamas Review @fullmoonhorror @RealCharlesBand

Crash and Burn: The Nerfed Llamas Review – Wherein we answer the difficult question of whether or not human prostitutes are better in the sack than synthetic ones… I had fun dabbling in the post 2000 catalog of Full Moon Features. I was even surprised by how much fun Ravenwolf Towers was (read the review here) and horror psychologically twisty Deathbed was (read the review here). It was great to experience the newer generation of Full Moon content, but I was ready to crisscross back to another classic film. Preferably something…

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…