Sunday, October 21, 2012

"The Boys of Summer" - an Orphans story

A while back, I posted a short story set in the world of one of my various comics ideas. I don't think it was a particularly good story—I like the concept more than my execution—but what the hey, you never learn anything if you don't try. So, in the spirit of trying, I present to you a short story set in a completely different comic universe of mine, which I just call Orphans. Ladies, gentlemen, and assorted, may I present: "The Boys of Summer."
(I should probably say that this story is extremely not safe for work, albeit only in the swearing department.)

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Why the ending of Mass Effect III was bad

Hoo boy. Here we go.

In case you don't follow video games (hi, mom!), Mass Effect III is the highly-anticipated sequel to Masses Effect I and II. It's the third and final part of a massive, sci-fi space-opera trilogy that's garnered massive critical and audience acclaim, won dozens of awards and made piles of money, and is regarded as one of the best video game franchises of all time.

And then the third one came out, and now it's getting more hate than Richard Nixon and herpes combined, mostly due to the ending. Dozens of video game reviewers and anonymous YouTube commenters have already expressed their opinions on the end, but I might as well add my voice to the chorus, because, why the hell not?

Probably unnecessary warning: this post will have various massive spoilers for the Mass Effect series.