The World’s End (the conclusion of the Three-Flavours Cornetto Trilogy) — a movie review

Let’s get this over with at the very top. Okay? Cornetto is a frozen dessert treat. In Italian, cornetto means “little horn.” Cornetto is an Italian brand of frozen dessert sold in an ice cream cone (hence, “little horn”). The brand is currently owned by parent company Unilever, a name you’ve seen on everything from […]

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A Grim Dystopian Future (Or, a brief digression about WordPress categories, three-act story structure, and the reasons why so many of our stories have such bleak settings)

Not long ago I created a new category on my WordPress account and included a lot of my old posts in it. The category is, of course, A Grim Dystopian Future. Full disclosure: I included the article “A” so that the category would land near the top of my list, just under the category 10 […]

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Cowboy Bebop: Season 1 (Netflix) — a review (plus, a backhanded review of the original anime series)

Yes, it says “Season 1” next to the series title above, but Netflix has already cancelled Cowboy Bebop. Call it Season One and Only. I’m not sure what I expected from this series. Netflix kept recommending it to me because apparently the only panem et circenses I require, as a member of the unwashed masses, […]

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Van Helsing: Season 1 — a review

Here’s how I started watching this one. Netflix uses an algorithm that learns the viewer’s taste in television shows and movies, based on previous selections and ratings, then begins to make recommendations for entertainment choices based upon this history. When I was a business college student way back in the Pleistocene Epoch, targeted advertisements based […]

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Humblebrag About New Platinum Trophies (Plus: reviews of the video games Mass Effect: Legendary Edition and Far Cry Primal)

The last time I wrote about earning a platinum video game trophy was in December of 2019. That was for Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey. Great game, and Platinum Trophy #5 for me. I’m going to play it again someday because I only skimmed the surface of all of the game’s content. I recommend the game to […]

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