Friday, February 14, 2014

Supernatural Season 8 Play-by-Play and Review

Supernatural was a big part of my life for a very long time and made me a lot of friends. There was something wonderful about mixing the stories of urban legend and terror that I loved as a child with the quest for identity and the complicated nature of family relationships. Sam and Dean Winchester, raised as warriors after their mother was murdered when they were young and their father descended into a quest for revenge, are at times heroic and inspiring and at other broken and vulnerable. Following their journey has for the most part been fantastic. The show was supposed to be 5 seasons long, and to be honest, after that first 5 seasons the tone completely changed. Sam and Dean weren't themselves anymore, they weren't people I loved and identified with. After watching season 6 and 7 through gritted teeth I concluded that I couldn't go on and left it alone.

I still firmly believe that the show I loved ended at the end of season 5 and ended satisfyingly. Having distanced myself from those characters and that story, I recently delved back into season 8 (season 9 is currently screening in the United States so it's been a while) to see whether I could enjoy the show again and to give you fine folks a review.

Follow me under the jump for a play-by-play synopsis and review of season 8 of Supernatural.

WARNING: There are spoilers under the cut that progress in chronological order with the season.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Thursday Threesome - DC Villain Action Figures!

Hey Folks!

No...I'm not dead.  I've just been on hiatus so to speak...but I'm back today to bring you an All-New Thursday Threesome!  Today's topic?

Action Figures I meant to review but never got around to...the DC VILLAINS Edition!

Well...I'm just barely going to review them...mostly I plan simply to show them off! 

Join me after the JUMP for pretty pics and gushing!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The Book Was Better Podcast Episode 74: Flash Gordon! (with guest host Jacinta!)

FLASH! AH-AHH! This week we rocket to the gaudy 1980 to read the novelization of meathead-with-his-own-name-on-his-T-shirt science fiction epic Flash Gordon! Joining me this week is fellow space traveller Jacinta, as we delve into this absolutely crazy deviation from the film, filled with crazy sexual deviation! Wait... How did this PG film become so unabashedly twisted and sexy? Listen and find out!

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Monday, February 10, 2014

FPcast! The Fruitless Pursuits Podcast for February 10th 2014! Fictional Crushes!

Just in time for Valentine's Day, Jacinta and Luke discuss their (often embarrassing) fictional crushes! Which imaginary characters made our blossoming hormones inexplicably shudder? Plus we catch up on the pop culture news AND end with a spoiler-filled review of the Robocop reboot! (Spoiler: We hate it!). This episode is unmissable!

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