For Christmas my daughter bought my wife the entire series collection of the ‘I Love Lucy’ show on DVDs and it is THICK. There must be 20 discs in the box! To date it has been fun to re-watch all the episodes, as I am a big fan of Lucy to begin with (she’s part of the reason I have a slight obsession with redheads).
Its been interesting to watch the show in the modern era, as many people would probably consider it to have helped usher in modern feminism, or, perhaps, to have already been a by-product of early feminism, and I would agree with them if not for the fact that the show is comedy fiction. Its one of the reasons why comic book movie and sci-fi movie “action girls” don’t really bug me: They are works of fiction. So long as they are understood as works of fiction then I don’t have a problem with them, but when we ignore reality to make fiction seem like the norm I take issue. In the same way we understand that none of us will ever fly like Superman, have heat vision or be invulnerable to physical attack we should understand that the girl in the movie who weights 120 lbs and looks damn sexy in leather throwing a 300 lb man into the wall is not reality, nor should it be taught as such (and that is where the Western world is failing).
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I spent some time over the weekend with Square Enix’s Dissidia NT open beta. Now, if you are new to my page you might not know that I absolutely love the earlier, PSP games Dissidia and Dissidia 012 (the same game, really). I have been looking forward to an updated version or at least a console version for many years and was really excited when I saw the arcade release of Dissidia Final Fantasy in Japan. With the understanding that it would never see a Western release in arcade form, I eagerly awaited a console release.
The news of the PS4 version, Dissidia NT, has been out for quite a while and, finally, I got to take a stab at it myself before the actual release date at the end of this month.
I started gaming on an Atari 2600 with a paddle and a single button joystick. Today I saw something that brought me so much joy I nearly can’t contain it:
Yes, Nintendo is letting you build your gaming peripherals from cardboard, and it looks AMAZING! I mean, there’s a guy wearing a cardboard power suit, that works!
A CARDBOARD POWER SUIT! THAT WORKS!
Let that sink in for a second!
This is why Nintendo will always win out for innovation, and is a HUGE…no…is THE driving force behind gaming technology!
So my custom Xbox One controller arrived and I have to say I quite like it! I went ahead and got rubberized grips on it since the grips my current Xbox One controller, a typical one you get with the system, has the plain plastic grips and, though they aren’t horrible, they can get a little slick when the wife has the heater running and the house is warmed up.
Sometimes its nice to splurge a little. I do computer work all year long for the church I used to attend. Well, for the preschool they have in their building. They offer to pay me every year and every year I tell them no, but they pay me anyway. I have been wanting to order a custom Xbox One controller, but just haven’t been able to bring myself to pay for it.
Ladies of the school, thanks for the mad money.
And, yes, it does have my name on it…..
And so, a new battle begins…..