I just saw Amazing Spiderman not in 2D, not in 3D, but in 4D!

Ever been to Disney Land or another theme park where you can go into a theater with a short film, but as you watch the film the entire room moves, maybe they spray water on you at an appropriate moment? Well, they have that here in Korea, except they add those effects to legitimate, full-length [Read More...]

Imperial Stormtroopers get a bad rap

Pop quiz: how many fights do Imperial Stormtroopers lose in the first two Star Wars movies (in order of release, meaning A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back)? Going by their reputation, you might think “a lot.” After all, Imperial Stormtroopers are currently the page image for mooks, which is defined as, “the hordes [Read More...]

The Avengers, or why are good superhero movies so hard to come by?

I went to see The Avengers Friday night. My first reaction coming out of it was it was that it was one of the best movies I’ve ever seen. Certainly the best superhero movie. It looked awesome, the actors did a great job, there were lots of little things that made me go “yup, that’s [Read More...]

More HPMOR predictions!

Since my first Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality thread, two more chapters have been posted. For reasons I explain in the comments of the first thread, my original predictions look completely wrong, but there’s another update coming tomorrow, so let’s make more anyways! [Read more...]

Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality prediction thread

Three days ago, Eliezer Yudkowsky posted the first update in a long time to Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality, his excellent Harry Potter fanfic. A note at the beginning of the chapter has suggestions for which chapters to re-read in case you’re having trouble remembering what’s happened already. I just wasted an evening [Read More...]

Fiction: The perfect (super) crime

I’ve been knocking around ideas in my head for a fictional work of indeterminate length. It’s still very much in the planning stages, but I’ve realized I have enough of an idea of what’s going to happen to write the following in-universe blog post. Probably reflects too much time spent on TVTropes, as well as [Read More...]


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