Category Archives: General

When is the premise of a story too ridiculous for you?

Here’s another question for you guys: When do you find a work of fiction’s (book, game, etc) premise so ridiculous that it prevents you from picking it up?   For me, as a science fiction/fantasy/anime/video game geek, an open-minded attitude … Continue reading

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What are your favourite genres?

I have three questions for you guys reading this:   1.     What are your favourite genres in any medium (games, books, TV, movies, etc)?   2.     How have these changed over time?   3.     And why have these changed over … Continue reading

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Peter’s Rule of the Ridiculous

Black Lagoon is an anime series following the adventures of a crew of modern-day gangsters/guns for hire/pirates, and one very out-of-place Japanese salaryman, as they  battle mob bosses, mercenaries and maniacs. Meanwhile, God Hand is a PS2 brawler about a … Continue reading

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Why can’t all stores have mascots as adorable as Steam’s?

I didn’t buy anything during the soon-to-be-over Steam sale (24-29 November), but that was no fault of the adorable mascots used to promote the sale. Here they are: Onto the holidays! A time to share with friends I want that … Continue reading

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One sign that our geeky hobbies have gone mainstream

How do we know when a favourite, but hitherto niche, hobby has gone mainstream? I’m sure there are many indicators. The most obvious is, have its sales skyrocketed? There are others: has it featured on a talk show? Are our … Continue reading

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“The golden age of science fiction is when you’re 12″: when do you have the most fun with a hobby?

There is a saying, attributed to one Peter Graham, that “the golden age of science fiction is when you’re 12”.   Now, assuming “12” is a metaphor for “when you first discover it”, I can understand the argument. I discovered … Continue reading

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