Jacob’s Top 10 Science-Fiction Movies of the 80’s.

Science-Fiction is one of the most loved genres of the 80’s, and with the time I have tonight; I will give you my Top 10. Some of these movies you may wonder what happened to, (No spoilers) but it has been hard work to figure out the ones that stood out to me the most. I love 80’s movies, and have a fondness for science-fiction when it comes to that decade. Here they come now!

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‘Captain Fantastic’ Film Review

Grade: B-

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If there was a way to describe ‘Captain Fantastic’; Sundance’s pick of the year, it would be both funny and bittersweet. It has to be a light-hearted spectacle about it that separates it from dramas of the past while being a charming comedy. In fact, director Matt Ross has also written a script that delves into the adventures of being in the wild while Viggo Mortensen takes control as a father trying to teach his children the way of life. It is also believed to be a wonderful experience to sit through as the family in this film tries to connect after a tragedy affects their lives.

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My Top 10 Western Animation Shows

This Top 10 is part of The  ❄️ 12 Days of Christmas ❄️

Hello all! It’s Dana again, coming at ya with my first official article!

Now, I love anime as much as the next nerd (affection intended), but with more high quality shows being produced for western audiences all the time I think we should take some time to show some appreciation. During this Christmas season, I’d like to look back at all the shows that have given me so much joy over the years, whether they be recent or from my childhood. I don’t claim to have seen all there is to see of course, and there are definitely some hidden (or not so hidden) gems that I’ll have overlooked. But these are the series that I most enjoyed watching and that still hold up now in some cases. These are very much my opinions only and I reserve the right to use the argument “because it’s fun/awesome/”I was feeling it” as a reason for any of my placements. Continue reading “My Top 10 Western Animation Shows”

Real Neat Blog Award

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I was recently nominated by The Boardwalk Games for the Real Neat Blog Award. I really appreciate your support and this nomination! If you haven’t gone over to his blog yet, you should. He writes up several articles on board games and the board game hobby. They are always a good read so please give him a look. He also asked me some great questions, so let’s get to answering them!

1.What is your favorite book series?

This question is actually pretty difficult for me. Since I started university, I haven’t really had time to read for pleasure. Now I mostly only get around to Visual Novels if I’m lucky and they only half-count. That being said, I would probably have to say the Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket. The series was interesting and weird. I got a lot of enjoyment from that series when I read it, so I feel it’s a solid choice. I bet you weren’t expecting it though!

2.If you could learn one new skill in life, what would it be and why?

Oh another tricky one! As cliché as it sounds, I would love to be good at an instrument. Unfortunately, I’ve always been pretty rubbish at them. I did have lessons when I was very young, but didn’t have the patience for it then. I do know, but not the time. If a chance came up and I could realistically do it, I would though. My instrument of choice would be violin, but I’d settle for piano in a worse-case scenario. 

3.Have you ever considered writing a blog about something other than your usual topics? If so, what about?

This one is a bit easier. The short answer is no. I started this blog up so I could write about a variety of topics that fit my interests. Though I mostly stick to board games and anime here, I do branch out and discuss other topics from time-to-time. Eventually, I would like to get more contributors so even more topics can be covered here more frequently.

4.What is your favorite type of game, between board game/card game/video game?

Board games of course! I do enjoy card games as well, but board games easily take the cake here. I have a gigantic collection of them and they are something I can enjoy with others. Video games can be fun and achieve similar outcomes, but for me, face-to-face beats that out every time.

5.Who is your favorite superhero and why?

It’s a tie between Batman and Captain America. I grew up with Batman, so he’s an easy choice for me. I like that he’s just a guy and doesn’t have powers. As for Captain America, I like him for similar reasons. Though he technically has powers, he feels even more genuinely like a normal guy. Ultimately, they are both fun characters that I enjoy quite a bit.

Your questions were a bit tricky and I had to spend a few days thinking about them. Hope you enjoyed my answers to them. Normally, this is the part where I’d nominate some other blogs, but all the ones I know and enjoy have been nominated! Thanks again for the nomination, it is greatly appreciated!