Understanding Comics – Scott McCloud

I read Understanding Comics by Scott McCloud over the weekend – yes, I typed that correctly; I started the book sometime Friday and finished it Sunday.  If you want to skip my review entire, I’ll tell you straight up that I rated it 4/5 on Goodreads. As I mentioned, I was able to finish it […]

Hunter – by Wil Wheaton

Alright, so I re-read Wil Wheaton’s short story Hunter tonight; I’m posting this from mobile, so you’ll have to find the link when I wrote about it in my last post. Anyway…It’s not as good as I apparently made it out to be in that post. If I were to grade it now, I’d give it […]

Latest Snoke Theory

I’ll just leave this here. @KristianHarloff this is the best Snoke theory yet! pic.twitter.com/h6SsZPBbbK — Justin Siler (@NitsujRelis) January 27, 2017

The 20th Anniversary of Our Lady Peace – Clumsy

20 years ago Monday, Our Lady Peace released Clumsy.  Speaking without doing any research or looking up basic data, I’m pretty sure this was their most popular album, and definitely the biggest fan favourite.  Personally, I prefer Spiritual Machines – but I have a place for Clumsy for sure. I would have been 12 years old […]

An Unpopular Opinion

This is probably going to get me ZERO fan mail and INFINITY hate mail, but I have a problem with Bell’s Let’s Talk initiative. To be clear: I support the initiative in general – mental illness is a serious issue and raising awareness is great.  And if you use their #BellLetsTalk hashtag, they are donating […]

Death Star Trench Run Revelations

I had a post in the works talking about Our Lady Peace, but I’ll save that for tomorrow.  To keep the streak of a post every day though, enjoy this blog post from FXRant. It’s a fun read!

A Tale of Three Brewers

Last week I was working out of Barrie, ON while my wife was completing some training. Naturally, I decided to check out the craft brewery scene while I was there. There are three of them in Barrie: Flying Monkeys, Redline, and Barnstormer Brewing. Here’s a mini review of each spot.  Note that I didn’t spend […]

Star Wars Infinities: A New Hope

16 years later, I finally read Star Wars Infinities: A New Hope.  If you’re not familiar with the title, the Infinities series is basically a “What If” series of comics published by Dark Horse in the early 2000’s, starting with A New Hope in 2001. I first picked up issues 2, 3, and 4 – […]

Public Domain Images from New York Public Library

Categorize this as super cool.  I found out via The Verge that the New York Public Library uploaded somewhere around 200,000 images that can be used freely by anyone. The NYPL website can be found here – and there’s a lot to explore.  Not sure exactly how to do it yet, but I will definitely […]

Looking Back at Old Reviews

For some reason while writing yesterday’s post, I went looking at older posts from my old blog.  One thing that struck me immediately was that I wrote very prolifically, and with just about the same enthusiasm as I am with this blog.  A lot of the early posts are reviews of different pieces of media […]