DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: Lance Henriksen is Obsidian

It has been announced that Lance Henriksen will be playing Obsidian in the second season of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.

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Ghostbusters Theme Song: Japan Does It Better Than Fall Out Boy

There has been much debated over the recent reboot of the Ghostbusters franchise, although honestly while recent reboots have generally left me with a feeling of meh (and the habit of trailers spoiling things lately, also kinda ruins it, thanks for showing Chris Hemsworth’s Keven as possessed), I truly am looking forward to Melissa McCarthy’s, Kristen Wiig’s, Kate McKinnon’s and Leslie Jones’ performances. For no matter how the film may end up, I know that these comedians will be funny and entertaining.

However, one thing which I believe can be agreed upon is the simple fact that the new cover of Ray Parker, Jr.’s classic (if heavily nostalgia biased) Ghostbusters theme by Fall Out Boy and Missy Elliott is just really dull and bad. It is not entertaining and just feels lifeless.

Have a listen:

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Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night – E3 Demo Review

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is the effective spiritual successor to the Castlevania series, and to some is the long awaited fan desire for new game from Koji Igarashi free from Konami (and their recent actions) following his departure.

With $5.5 million gained from Kickstarter backers, far beyond its initial $500,000 goal, it was the highest-funded video game crowd funded campaign until it was surpassed by Yu Suzuki’s Shenmue III a month later.

Miriam_TransparentThe premise of the game focus on a orphan named Miriam, whose skin is slowly turning into crystal due to an alchemist’s curse, resultantly she seeks to stop this curse by finding the summoner Gebel (who also suffers from this curse and is still alive) in his demon-filled castle.

On the surface the game offers a lot of promise, visually the concept art and characters/enemies are stunning and unique. While the idea of Igarashi having free rein in creating a new Metroidvania game is something to hold a fair bit of hope.

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The Legend of Zelda: Stalchildren & Child Soldiers

It’s a Stalchild. They were the cursed soldiers of the Kingdom of Ikana…” – Tatl in ‘The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask’

Stalchildren, also known as Stalkins in Twilight Princess, are recurring enemies in The Legend of Zelda series. They are fairly common enemies found Hyrule Field in Ocarina of Time and the Ikana Graveyard in Majora’s Mask, and while they tend to attack in hordes they are not notably difficult, rather they are more of a nuisance really. Although the fact that they spawn nonstop at night in Ocarina of Time can be somewhat unsettling for some players, especially since this is only when Link is a child.

Despite this they can only take, regardless of size, only two hits. If Link attacks a Stalchild from the front, it will lose its head and begin wandering around blindly without aim.

But what exactly are these skeletal enemies?

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New Pinhead for Hellraiser: Judgment

With the recent news of a Hellraiser reboot coming forth, under the wings of Gary Tunnicliffe, who is also writing the screenplay.

Sadly this reboot has nothing to do with series creator Clive Barker nor the original actor to portray the iconic Pinhead, Doug Bradley.

It has only recently been revealed that the new actor to wear the mantle of the head priest of the Cenobitical Order of the Gash’s Pinhead is to be:

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Mortal Kombat X – The Alien’s Fatality, X-Ray & Brutality

The fine folks at IGN have uploaded the full roster of the Xenomorph’s ferocious kills. The Xenomorph, better known as the titular Alien recently joined the lineup of NetherRealm Studios‘ current  iteration of the Mortal Kombat franchise as DLC for Mortal Kombat X, joining the likes of other DLC characters for this instalment such as the Yautja (better known colloquially as the Predator), Jason Voorhees from the Friday The 13th film series and Leatherface from the Texas Chain Saw Massacre film franchise.

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Bedlam, Crazy Bedlam

Here is an old short-story I wrote for Horror Homework, as part of their March Art Contest with Clive Barker.

I was lucky enough to have my submission chosen among the finalists, which was pretty cool.

If you follow this link you can see all the other cool stuff that people did for the contest, my story is also there and its a part of this post if you click ‘Read More’.

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Cadaver Reflection

This was something I scribbled down quite a while ago, it was part of a competition I entered a while back that focused on the theme of body image.

So, I though it best to put a warning that this story does centre on a horribly distorted body image with elements of an eating disorder. So, if this is something you may find uncomfortable or distressing, then you may want to give this a miss.

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The Echoed Lay of Narcissus

So, this is a written piece I did for The Student Wordsmith’s literary journal, The Purple Breakfast Review. It was for their 4th publication and had to be themed around ‘Echoes’, reading at exactly 1000 words in length.

 

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My Jekyll Doesn’t Hyde In Gomorrah

Here is an adaptation piece I did, that takes the scene in Chapter Four of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, wherein Inspector Newcomen and Gabriel Utterson travel to Hyde’s apartment in Soho in an attempt to arrest Hyde for his murder of Sir Danvers Carew.

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