GAMES, MOVIES, and OTHER THINGS OF IMPORT

Newsflash: I’m a Scaredy Cat

This October my grown-up brain re-learned something it had long since forgotten: darkness is fucking scary. One day I went into the garage and flipped on the light, only to be greeted by a popping noise and a hideous smell like burned rubber. Somehow the big fancy...

30 Days of Hellraiser: Hellraiser

I’ll say it out front. Hellraiser lives up to its reputation. It also holds up very well, something which can’t be said for a ton of mid-80’s horror films. Clive Barker’s psychosexually violent tale of lust, sadomasochism, and infidelity is as effective in today’s...

G&G Webcomic Pick: Necropolis

The internet has been drooling over Jake Wyatt’s Necropolis since before it was even launched at the end of last month, and for very good reason.   Wyatt has done some noteworthy art in the past, but I think it was the teaser pages for Necropolis –released...

SEG: JojoCast 00

This is a very special episode of Super Excite Game: Let’s Podcasting! Matt branches out with a new type of (as of yet unnamed) episode where we will be reading and discussing the popular and strange manga known as Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure (ジョジョの奇妙な冒険)!!!...

G&G Webcomic Pick: Alba

Welcome to a new feature of Geeky & Genki!  The Non Moving Picture Show will be a recurring feature dedicated to recommending and discussing webcomics we find interesting.  Our first offering is Alba, a horror / surreal webcomic with stellar art of (digital) ink...

I Hear Chicken Little Has a Kickstarter…

Whenever Gen Con rolls around, there’s always an understandable impulse to take the temperature of the gaming industry. If one were to use Gen Con attendance numbers as a metric one could be forgiven for thinking the industry was on a pretty good upward trajectory....

Frederik Pohl 1916-2013

(cross-posted on my writing blog) Waaaay back in high school I read a story in one of those ‘Best of…” anthologies. It was about a future where the world population had exploded, and the United States had implemented a very unusual method of birth...

Tomb of Horrors Session 3 (and 3a!)

The Tomb of Acererak the Demi-Lich has finally claimed a victim! Who and how? Watch and you will find out! And yes, after 3 sessions – the party is still left standing in the entry hallway. Will they ever find the way in? Stay tuned! (Also, apologies – we...

A Non-Gamer Goes to Gencon 2013

<!-- P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } --> Our time at Gencon was cut woefully short this year due to lack of babysitting (one grandma just started a new job, and the other is a teacher…yeah, I understand Gencon’s overlords don’t want to hold it the...

The Devil Came Down To Richmond

“Have you guys heard the D-Devils?” It was 2006 and the voice belonged to my good friend Rachael. The question was addressed to my wife and I. The answer was that no, we had not heard the D-Devils. So we did and there we were, all three of us squished in Rachael’s...

Tarsem & I: A Love/Hate Story

I have a weird relationship with Tarsem Singh, the movie director who is usually credited as ‘Tarsem’ because it sounds more chic. I love him occasionally, I hate him mostly, and I still get excited and hopeful when I find out he’d doing a new movie...

Tomb of Horrors – Session 2

Who lives? Who dies? I won’t spoil it for you! Let’s just say: gargoyles come in handy. Also: we have a new party member! Geeky and Genki editor person and leatherworker extraordinaire Steph McW enters the fray as our resident traps and finding hidden...