On the surface and considering her unconventional upbringing, it seems bizarre that so many people would feel such an intense kinship with Felicia Day. In her fascinating new memoir, You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost), the actress, writer and producer lets us in on her life and, once you really get to know her, it becomes obvious why she’s so irresistable to so many. The geek world is generally a mainstream lifestyle choice these days, but Felicia wasn’t just … Read More
[NOTE: Want an audio version of this post? Scroll down to the bottom of this page.] This past Sunday I sat in the shopping concourse of a hospital with a grande-soy-latte-extra-hot, a Starbucks Rise & Shine muffin and a copy of the latest shiny issue of SciFi Now magazine. I wasn’t visiting anyone or attending an appointment of my own, I just like it there on a Sunday. No, it doesn’t have that antiseptic hospital smell that creeps everyone … Read More
It’s time for another Arcade Block unboxing. This May box will be last, at least for a while, as I explore the new Comic Block coming very soon. I apologise for my dreadful dancing and rapping during this video, but if it gives you a laugh I will have served a purpose for the day. There are photos of all the items below, should you need them.
This wasn’t my most favourite of the Arcade Blocks, but I did my best to look for the positives. I also spent quite a bit of time chatting about the gaming community and how a subscription box that pleases everyone is always going to be a tricky task. There are some photos of each item below the video if you want a closer look. If, as I mentioned in the video, you missed the Marvel Collector Corps unboxing video and … Read More
When I first developed a vestibular disorder almost five years ago, I had to grudgingly give up a lot of stuff: alcohol, the gym, walking unaided, international travel, well, at least at the beginning any kind of travel, self-confidence, some days even the ability to speak and think clearly. The list goes on but I don’t want to bum you out with a glossy invitation to my pity-party. And actually, I’ve worked my socks off trying to recoup as many … Read More
It wouldn’t be hyperbolic to say that Atari gave birth to the video gaming industry we now take for granted. In the 1970s, they were the first in the west to take coin-operated arcade games and engineer them into consoles to be played in your own home. Nintendo were making grand forays into the video gaming world at the same time, but their success was largely felt in Japan during the 70s. In the UK, neither the Sinclair ZX Spectrum … Read More