Kill your double in Nintendo’s Urban Champion

This was the last article I wrote for Examiner.com.  Three more were planned and/or drafted, but were never posted at Examiner.com.  At some point in the future, I will finish them and post them here. Originally published at Examiner.com on February 18, 2014. There’s a terrible stigma that comes with a thing being called “classic”. Continue reading “Kill your double in Nintendo’s Urban Champion”

Fiction vs. Reality: Farmville vs. SimCity

This article was meant to be the start of a series I’d have called “Fiction vs. Reality”, where I would take a hyper-realistic game and compare it to a game with a similar theme but rife with fantasy elements.  Of course, that never came into being–but maybe I’ll resurrect the idea here, on this blog.Continue reading “Fiction vs. Reality: Farmville vs. SimCity”

Mikenificent’s Final Sprite Comic: How Mike P Stole Easter

After last time, I was fairly shook. Ice Climbers Do Whatever, a comic I made in high school at the turn of the millennium, didn’t hold up as well as I thought it did! I was able to pin-point the exact moment that things went from being fun to sort of a slog and itContinue reading “Mikenificent’s Final Sprite Comic: How Mike P Stole Easter”

Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1903)

Does it strike anyone else as ironic that a movie based on a book that screams for black equality has not a single African American playing a lead character? Does anyone else find it strange that the same movie based on the same book contains cheap racial stereotypes? Despite what I just said, this remainsContinue reading “Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1903)”

Uncle Tom’s Cabin Grapevine Video Kickstarter Unboxing

We here at The Fictosphere like to celebrate things (at least when said celebration doesn’t require too much work from us), and one of those things is Black History Month. Though African Americans in Hollywood have never had an easy time of things, they have provided casual movie goers and bonafide filmfreaks alike with someContinue reading “Uncle Tom’s Cabin Grapevine Video Kickstarter Unboxing”

Carnival of Souls (1962)

So, this film is a sort of Rorschach test as it is both quaintly absurd and deeply unsettling at the same time. The folks from Rifftrax have lampooned this film (for good reason), and The Criterion Collection has seen fit to include this film among the most important and influential in the world (for goodContinue reading “Carnival of Souls (1962)”

Mega Man Examiner Article Double Feature

“Rockman” becomes a rock opera thanks to the talented Protomen Sadly, it takes about 100 years for the Protomen to write, record, and release new music, so a third act (new album) hasn’t yet been released.  But, one is indeed on the horizon I hear, and should be coming soon.  As long as the qualityContinue reading “Mega Man Examiner Article Double Feature”

Cleveland: Traitors to King James

This time of year, Christmastime, the whole holiday season, always conjures for me images of snowflakes, Santa, and the reason for the season: I’m of course talking about the King himself, Elvis Presley. Blue Christmas and I’ll Be Home for Christmas always put me in the mood for holly, gifts, and egg nog–the true meaningContinue reading “Cleveland: Traitors to King James”

In Response to the Hubbub (Bub) Surrounding “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”

Here’s a review of Star Wars: Episode VIII: The Last Jedi I wrote for Crane’s Cabinet of Kinetographic Curiosities back around the time the movie was released. It’s extremely sarcastic (if you couldn’t tell), and addresses a number of issues I had with the film at the time–and still do to this day. Considering thisContinue reading “In Response to the Hubbub (Bub) Surrounding “Star Wars: The Last Jedi””

Ice Climbers Do Whatever: Mikenificent’s Sprite Comic Opus

In my time as a sprite comic artist, I only really did five stories of various lengths. Last time, you saw my shortest efforts. This one was my longest effort, a joint effort between me and a former friend that included a number of upgrades in writing, art, and formatting. Lessons learned were put toContinue reading “Ice Climbers Do Whatever: Mikenificent’s Sprite Comic Opus”