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I recently discovered Twisted Pixel Games through ‘Splosion Man, their maddeningly addictive platform title from the XBox Live Arcade, which is slowly killing me through sleep-deprivation. I’ve played the demo for their first title The Maw and enjoyed it a lot; I’ll pick it up once I take a break from this whole “broke college kid” thing I’ve got going on now.

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Once in a long while, a rare type of song comes along. A song you never want to end. A Song so pure and powerful that it seems amplifiers and bass boost were made for it. A Song that will not, cannot, lose their impact for you, no matter how many hours you put it on loop. A Song that don’t just encapsulate a particular feeling or time in your life, but embodies all things good in life.

For me, “Paradise on E” by B0UNC3 is that song.

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I have mad respect for martial artists. I’m a kung fu film junkie to the core. One of my goals in life is to learn a martial art, but as of yet my laziness and schoolwork have teamed up to keep me from learning how to bust some faces.

I also can’t stand the Twilight saga. At all. I won’t rag on it right now, but I can rant for hours about that insipid pile of crap. I’m pretty sure I’ve made fun of every actor/actress who ambled listlessly through the horrendous first movie, but now I may have to eat at least a few of those words.

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In an effort to both expand my DIY horizons and find new ways to gush about stuff I like and rant about stuff I don’t, I am going to start a podcast relatively soon. By “relatively” I mean “after finals are over.” I would like nothing more than to start working on a podcast right away, but right now I’m more than a little swamped.

I don’t have a title yet, but the show will focus (if you can call it “focus”) on geeky pursuits that my cohorts and I enjoy such as movies, video games, TV, comics, and pop culture in general.

I understand that the market is already stuffed with geek-themed podcasts, so I’m taking the time to make sure this one is unique and fun. Expect the first episode shortly after the first of the new year.

Further bulletins will be posted as events warrant.

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Start stockpiling canned food and ammo, gentle readers. The Japan Times reports that 151 flu patients have started exhibiting “abnormal behavior…including acting violently or uttering gibberish.” We knew it would happen one day. I had hoped it wouldn’t be this soon, but we must be ready nonetheless.

Remember, aim for the head and they’ll stay dead.

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How "Twilight" should have ended.

Oh, if only...

I’m not a fan of the Twilight “saga” for many reasons, among them the relationship between Bella and Edward. I’ve been saying all along that it’s an abusive relationship, that Edward treats Bella like utter crap, and Bella is a moron for staying with him. I’ve been told that I just don’t understand, that their love is different, blah blah blah.

I know, and have known, that I’m not the only one who has come to this realization, but I lacked concrete verification of my theory. Thanks to geek emporium io9 and an insightful LiveJournal writer, I have that verification. Hit the jump for a heaping dose of TRUTH.

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Ray Bradbury is one of the best science fiction authors ever. That goes pretty much without saying. I’m ashamed to say I haven’t read much of his work, but I’ve loved everything by him that I have read and I am excited to delve into The Illustrated Man over my long Christmas break. For now, I’ll have to content myself with “A Sound of Thunder,” his short story about the dangers of time travel, which you can read online for free. This story is easily my favorite short story ever. Time travel is among my favorite subjects to ponder and write about, and I am a big fan of Chaos Theory. Bradbury takes both, adds dinosaurs, and gives us a wonderful story that never gets old, no matter how many times I read it. Enjoy.

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