Kaiju Appreciations: Hedorah (Update)

Another Kaiju Appreciation is up, this time an updated version of my video for Hedorah the Smog Monster. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T305CEptpks Godzilla vs. Hedorah, AKA Godzilla vs. the Smog Monster is a very strange film. It marks the transition of Godzilla into straight-up hero mode and its environmentalist message is as nuanced as an anvil. There's a … Continue reading Kaiju Appreciations: Hedorah (Update)

Low-Effort Blogging: David Stewart

This week I'm outsourcing to author / YouTuber David Stewart, whom I find to be one of the more interesting and helpful creators on the platform, especially where writing advice is concerned, though his social / economic commentary is generally excellent as well: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqFiUzCe3nA&list=PLrcjHcKc8BLiI28WyqwJK3ChsZT3pSMGL&index=133&ab_channel=DavidStewart https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HyHsxkUgu2c&list=PLrcjHcKc8BLjrnN9DpFJC4tqj98XZPlEO&index=4&t=392s&ab_channel=DavidStewart https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzaqSf_I9qg&ab_channel=DavidStewart https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFkF0ozf8yM&t=2s&ab_channel=DavidStewart https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RR3cRQEQGs4&t=2s

Low-Effort Blogging: Marvel / DC Comic Con Videos

Had a pretty full day and didn't get around to writing a post, so more low-effort blogging. This time I'm outsourcing to YouTuber It'sJustSomeRandomGuy (whom I've mentioned before) and reaching back to the dawn of the second comic book film renaissance. Today, I'm sharing some of my favorite videos of his on the subject of...well, … Continue reading Low-Effort Blogging: Marvel / DC Comic Con Videos

The Power of Nerves

I found a few videos showing just how effective standing your ground can be. Against an Elephant: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8R50nvv5gc A gorilla: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KujmrcF0ZxU And a bear (the second video then provides a an explanation of what's going on): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atZqRbpb5gg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rb2skHOryJI I'd have more to say here, but I'm currently in a cold-induced haze that leaves very little … Continue reading The Power of Nerves

To the Death

A friend put me on to the below video: a fresh take on the lightsaber concept, applied to an original setting and done with some really quite excellent swordsmanship (apparently they had an expert consulting on it). Especial kudos to them for emphasizing how vital distance is in sword fighting, something that most movie sword … Continue reading To the Death