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deadline monkey rises again [Sep. 9th, 2014|01:12 pm]
Thomas Wilde
[Current Mood |caffeine-deprived]
[Current Music |Five Finger Death Punch, "Back For More"]

In an attempt to shock myself into greater productivity, I have begun blogging over at Blogspot.

I've never been much good at keeping a regular blog, but this is part of an attempt to bring myself up and forward into a new stage.
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the unsolved murder of deadline monkey [Aug. 10th, 2013|03:06 pm]
Thomas Wilde
[Current Mood |sleepysleepy]
[Current Music |Sweatshop Union, "Better Days"]

I have been hard at work for weeks on the official strategy guide for Disgaea D2, and now there is a contest for it.

Apparently it is my lot in life to end up writing about this series.
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deadline monkey vs. the world [Oct. 1st, 2012|01:25 pm]
Thomas Wilde
[Current Mood |whaaat]
[Current Music |July Talk, "Paper Girl"]

I wasn't expecting to write one of the most positive Resident Evil 6 reviews on the Internet, but then again, here we are.

Man, Chris's campaign is such a slog.
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deadline monkey runs for president [Sep. 19th, 2012|10:49 am]
Thomas Wilde
[Current Mood |achoo]
[Current Music |Celldweller, "Birthright"]

If, for some reason, you actually wish to hear me and a bunch of melodramatic guys from the UK blather about Resident Evil: Code Veronica for the better part of three hours, here you go.
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itchy, tasty [Aug. 14th, 2012|06:05 pm]
Thomas Wilde
[Current Mood |irritatedirritated]
[Current Music |the Glitch Mob, "We Can Make The World Stop"]

Screw it. GameFAQs isn't playing ball.

Spread the link and tell your friends:
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deadline monkey's triumphant return [Aug. 4th, 2012|11:17 pm]
Thomas Wilde
[Current Mood |full of pizza]
[Current Music |Conditions, "Natural Competition"]

I'm not sure why I stopped updating this thing. I think I just got distracted.

In the event that there are individuals who still check LJ and care about such things, I've just submitted a new version of the old Resident Evil plot guide to GameFAQs, where it is sitting in the submission queue just waiting to ruin some content checker's day. I've actually tried to update it once before now, but it ran afoul of the Byzantine process that GameFAQs currently uses to update its guides.

In the meantime, I'm back to getting 1000/1000 in Resident Evil 5 and waiting for A Bunch of Possibilities to become At Least One Certainty.
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deadline monkey's sarcasm overdose [Jul. 2nd, 2010|01:52 am]
Thomas Wilde
[Current Mood |unslept]
[Current Music |Atmosphere, "Shrapnel"]




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the oppressive existence of deadline monkey [Jun. 25th, 2010|02:40 pm]
Thomas Wilde
[Current Mood |speculative]
[Current Music |J. Ralph, "Kansas City Shuffle"]

One of the things about nerd culture that has always mystified me is the generally conservative atmosphere. As a general rule, the silent majority of science fiction fans seem to want more of what they already have: familiar characters, new takes on old scenarios, etc. For these people, nerd media - even with its heavy focus on fantasy, possibility and wonder - doesn't function to challenge, inspire, or innovate; instead, it's something like a warm bath in a familiar room.

I suppose that's fine as far as it goes; it's a big, weird world, and whatever gets you through it sane is probably a good thing.

What's frustrating is that the silent majority is where the money comes from, and they tend to recoil, hissing, from anything they don't already know. (That is, unless they're hit with a multimillion-dollar, multimedia ad campaign, on the level where it's less a marketing initiative and more the PR equivalent of the Visigoths sacking Rome.) You see a lot of this just about everywhere; the examples that come readily to my mind are "Firefly," Beyond Good & Evil, and the recent Sarah Polley movie Splice.

and now we talk about comic booksCollapse )
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sportscenter [Jun. 17th, 2010|10:54 pm]
Thomas Wilde
[Current Mood |oddly anticipatory]
[Current Music |"Bloody Tears"]

It turns out that when my life depends on the outcome of the game, basketball's actually pretty exciting.

The Lakers won tonight and Los Angeles feels like it's under siege. The street outside my hotel smells like expended gunpowder and police cars are moving in tight groups of six. If the Lakers had lost - and they were getting shellacked right up until the third quarter - I'm not sure I'd have made it back from dinner.

This is kind of fun, really.
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deadline monkey and the infinite sadness [Jun. 16th, 2010|08:24 am]
Thomas Wilde
[Current Mood |too damn early argh]
[Current Music |Jackalope, "Creeper"]

So yeah, I have a certain degree of earned cynicism about Sony at this point, so maybe I'm not the guy to ask this question, but if you watched their press conference yesterday, did it seem really fucking weird to anyone else?

I don't mean Kevin Butler up there on stage worshipping a golden calf or whatever the fuck it was that he thought he was doing. I don't mean that sassy black kid that's going to be the new face of the PSP brand, although that was somewhere between amusing and cringe-worthy.

Mostly I'm wondering about how they packed the room. The audience response seemed far out of proportion to the actual value of what was said, pretty much at all times, even when someone on stage was saying patently ridiculous things. I cannot take a man seriously when he claims his company is an industry leader and font of boundless innovation when he's got a fucking blue-balled Wiimote in his hand.
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