been playing a lot of D3 recently and have been having a ton of fun just making numbers bigger. Dota 2 has made me nostalgic for Blizzard circa 2005 or w/e. I want to buy Warcraft 3. I’m also hankering for running around The Barrens, confused and trying to find a Wailing Caverns group so I could get my hands on a Crescent Staff, which apparently doesn’t exist anymore. Nor does the really long quest line that led to it.
apparently NIN are gonna hit MPP this summer, probably with Soundgarden. It’s the 20th anniversary of both The Downward Spiral (one of my favorite albums ever) and Superunknown (which is very good, “Spoonman” is still my favorite song to play in Rock Band on drums), so I’d be super down for that.
Also they recommended Expect the Worst > Vices :p but yeah, article is solid
I would honestly have another band in their place entirely (House Boat? The Copyrights?), but I am not a big fan of dope mines so
e: Dear Landlord. I’d have Dear Landlord in there instead. I think they do similar things but Dream Homes is better than Expect the Worst/Vices. But tons of people are super into the dopermines, so maybe I’m just biased.
There’s an AV Club article about pop punk up and it’s actually quite good (except for when the guy writes that Banner Pilot peaked with Collapser and then regressed creatively which, given Souvenir, is hilarious wrong). But he also name-checks The Ergs! and The Steinways which might be the first time I’ve ever seen either band mentioned on a big, non genre specific music website.
Also: “The three-song suite of “Most Violent Rap Group,” “Pray For Rain,” and “Saturday Night Crap-O-Rama” may be one of the best triple plays in all of rock music, let alone pop-punk.”
is the truest, rightest statement ever.
Anyone want to recommend me some Marvel stuff to read? (This may or may not be because I plan on applying for an internship there, shut up).
But seriously I’d like to become more familiar with the Marvel Universe. If movies help, I really enjoyed both Captain America and Thor as essentially pulp adventure stories. I could take or leave Iron Man. Avengers was ok, Guardians of the Galaxy looks cool as hell. Also, Arrow is not Marvel but is the fucking best tone-wise.
I’ve read Marvels and I adore it, but I doubt there’s much else out there that’s like it. (That’d be akin to asking like “yo, what Batman is like Arkham Asylum? I need more emaciated Maxie Zeus in my life). My favorite superhero is Batman, but that doesn’t mean I only enjoy grimdark stories or something (ignore the Warhammer 40k novel in my backpack, for your sake and mine). My actual favorite DC book is 52, and in the non-superhero world I love Saga, Y: The Last Man and Fables, among others. I’m probably not interested in big world-changing metafiction, because I found Infinite Crisis kinda meh. And Final Crisis was even more meh.
So, uh, anyone got any ideas?
e: trades are probably best, I can do single issues but if it’s a book that’s like 6 issues into a big story I’d have to travail around London looking for a store that holds back issues or something. or digital comics, I guess.
Banner Pilot just released a new song. Check it, it’s awesome.
Also, and this is a terrible humblebrag, I’ve been lucky enough to listen to all of Souvenir. Multiple times, actually. It’s my punk AOTY so far and really fucking good.