Ex Machina: Nicole’s Take (Spoilers)

When I rented Ex Machina this weekend, I wasn’t planning on writing a review on it. After all, Ryan covered it when he saw it in the theatre. But, Ryan was restrained by making his review spoiler-free. (Since the movie was released in theatres in April, and on DVD in July I think


The Zombie Run 2015: Another Awful Experience

If you do not recall, last year I was supposed to participate in The Zombie Run.  This, however, did not happen, and I went through an awful customer service experience with this run, and their parent company, Human Movement Management, which you can read all about HERE. The Zombie Run issues no


Indie Game Alliance: Empowering Creators

My favorite part of Gen Con isn’t the games. It isn’t feeding off the energy of the crowd. It isn’t all the cool stuff available in the expo hall. It’s seeing the small independent game companies trying to make a name for themselves. It’s not that I don’t love big name games.


Building My Woodworking Skills

As I’ve been working on more and more creative projects around the house, I’ve come to realize how much I don’t know about basic woodworking skills. While there are plenty of YouTube videos out there that show you how to do these sorts of things, I can’t learn from videos. I really



On Saturday Isis Anchalee wrote this post on Medium about how she is in fact an engineer. She had to write this piece, because she was part of an ad campaign for her employer and people found it oh-so-hard to to believe she is an engineer. You know, because she’s pretty. I’ve written


Book Review: Armada by Ernest Cline

Let’s get this out of the way first: No, this is not as good as Ready Player One. Ready Player One was a story that felt new, a different approach to sci-fi. Armada isn’t that. However, it’s still a good book in it’s own right. Armanda is the story of Zach Lightman, a teenager


Building an Entryway (and a Bench!)

My entry way has been kind of bland since we moved in. It had the same cheap console table we bought from Target when we moved into our first house (pro tip: changing the handles on those makes them look so much nicer). And that was it. This wouldn’t be so bad,


Review: Pixels

I just looked it up, and the last Adam Sandler comedy I truly liked was released a month after I graduated from high school (Big Daddy).  While he has delivered a couple of surprisingly solid dramatic performances since then (Punch Drunk Love, Reign Over Me), Sandler has never been able to recapture


We Watched 50 Shades of Grey So You Don’t Have To (Spoilers)

Claire and I hold the belief that if you want to mock something, you must have read/watched/played it first. It’s why she’s read all the Twilight books and why I (attempted) to watch the movie. With this in mind, we poured some bourbon on Friday night and watched the 50 Shades of


Press Release: Cards Against Humanity Launches Desperate Bid for Attention at Gen Con

Chicago – Popular card game Cards Against Humanity announced this morning that they will be hosting a concert and comedy show during Gen Con this year, with live performances by Molly Lewis, The Doubleclicks, Paul and Storm, Cameron Esposito, Kumail Nanjiani, and more. The concert, which will take place Friday, July 31st