Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Snorg Tees: Veggies

Hey Everyone, 

I love my graphic tees and came across a great website that has awesome graphic tees for purchase. 

Yes it says "Vegetables are What Food Eats". I thought it was funny and have received various compliments on the tee. 

The tee can be found at Snorg Tees. The link is below. It sells for $19.95 and have sizes to XL for girls and 3XL for guys. It is 100% cotton and a decent quality. 

Sherlock Holmes: The Theories

Welcome to the first installment of Sherlock Wednesdays. 

Hello fellow Sherlock fans, (and people who are interested in becoming Sherlock fans)! My name is Jasmine and I'm an Anglophile living in New Jersey!! Every Wednesday I'll be talking about all things BBC Sherlock.

 I will warn you now that these posts will be full of spoiler-y if you have not watched the show, what are you waiting for?!?! There are 2 series, 3 episodes in each (that means 6 for the mathematically challenged, wink) and run about 90 minutes. So watch them and then come back if you don't want to be confused because we are starting backwards and asking the BIG question....

How did Sherlock survive the Reichenbach Fall? 

I personally have two theories:

Theory 1:  Sherlock is the 12th Doctor.
He has a Tardis. 

The End.

Theory 2: It's all in the planning. 

So I will not pretend I know how he did the whole thing but I do have some opinions on certain parts.
He actually jumped.

I don't think there was time to use a dummy or another body to push. I think he did jump. 

He had to have something soft to land on maybe a truck bed with an airbag that would deploy before impact? That would certainly cause a blood spray. You'll get hurt but he has already secured Molly to help and he's at the hospital.

Homeless Network

I think the bike rider that hits John when he's running to Sherlock and the crowd around him when he reaches him are all part of Sherlock's Homeless Network.

The Squash Ball

He's playing with it the whole time. Squash ball in the armpit and then lying on your arm can make the pulse in your wrist really hard to feel. Especially if the body is your best friend and you just sustained a concussion from a bike....

As the theories continue to pile up and trust me there are some interesting one's the use of pufferfish poison being the winner for me. 

The final episode of the third series is being filmed this week so hopefully we will know by end of this year/early next year. Co-series writer Steven Moffat says the clues are there to figure it out, “There is a clue everybody’s missed, so many people theorizing about Sherlock’s death online – and they missed it! We’ve worked out how Sherlock survives, and actually shot part of what really happened. It all makes sense.” 

Keep the theories coming.
And now for something completely if you dare...see you next week 

Post by Jasmine

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Teen Wolf Season 3 Ep. 9: "The Girl who Knew too Much" Recap

Teen Wolf Season 3 Episode 9 “The Girl Who Knew too Much” Recap

Quick note – I really think episode 8 was just to explain real quick why Jackson had blue eyes when he turned into a wolf last season. IMHO

Okay onto the show recap.


Local cop walks into the high school at night. Cue creepy music here. Cop gets spooked, draws gun, sees body being dragged away and follows accordingly. Sounds like a good survival horror video game to me. She finds the dead body in the shower and it is her. Major creep factor. She is killed by some crazed looking monster. And end scene.

Scooby gang meets up. Scott, Allison, Stiles, and Lydia. Lydia has another fugue state and ends up calling in the troops prior to finding the dead body.

Stiles and his Dad have a conversation about the cop being killed. Stiles is seriously concerned about his father being next.

Allison and her Dad talk about Allison going to school to be around her friends during all the blood shed. Of coarse Allison hops out of bed all action movie like, already dressed, goes to her closet to grab her weapons. She pauses and walks slowly to the window, again creepy music, pulls in Isaac and throws him to the ground and holds a knife to his throat.

Stiles and Scott talk about trying to get Ethan on their side but recognize they have to go through Aidan first. Aidan starts ribbing him about Ethan liking Danny and threatens him.  Scott and Stiles decide to use Lydia’s feminine wiles to distract Aidan. Of course the little revenge circle things gets etched into the glass while Lydia and Aidan are together.

Ethan asks why Stiles and Scott are even talking to him. Of coarse we get a fun Stiles answer. I truly enjoy the Stiles character, he brings life to the series. Aidan admits that he was not an alpha when he met Deucalion but rather was an Omega (lowest in the pack).  Aidan admits under Deucalion’s tutelage that he and his brother worked from the bottom and killed their whole pack. Conversation stops when Aidan feels his brother being attacked by Derek’s sister.

Fight sequence. Cora loses. 

Allison goes back to the map in her Dad’s office. Isaac is with her. I feel like Isaac is about to break Guy Code. I am not supporting this relationship! They find a Celtic symbol on desk. The last being “Guardians” and we already have one cop dead.

Ms. Blake sees Derek all broody in the shadows and runs into his arms…….Yeah I am not going to make a joke about that. You can take the time and insert witty joke here.

Scott shows up in the guidance counselor’s office asking for some guidance.

Stiles receives a call from Allison about her theory of guardians being law enforcement. Stiles says he needs to tell his Dad the truth and needs the help of Cora.

Ms. Morell, guidance counselor/confidant of the alpha pack, is all Girl 6 voice with Scott. Scott asks if she is the one killing people. Ha! Morell informs Scott that Deucalion wants a true Alpha in his pack and believes it is Scott. Deep discussion occurs. Deucalion wants him because he will become a true alpha but wants him to be a killer which will stop him from being a true alpha.

Teacher writing on board, turns away, turns back and Celtic sign is now on the board. He drops the chalk, it rolls into the hallway, and lands under Lydia’s foot and she walks to the board and writes a number 2 on the board while in a trance. Lydia is freaking out and claiming the missing professor is gone and dead. Everyone looks at her like she is crazy.

Stiles is pacing and trying to figure out how to tell his Dad the truth. I do not understand why these people just do not come out and tell the truth from the beginning. Hey if the family shuns you or freaks out on you then so be it.

Allison truly believes her father is the killer because of his map. Obviously if she thinks it, then it cannot be him.

Another Werewolf in London joke!

Allison rolls up on the new body dump site with only Isaac as her back up. They enter a large creepy warehouse. They see the killer. Try to go after him and get in the way of Mr. Argent who rolls up with the double guns Tomb Raider style to take the weird monster thing out. It is humanoid (you love my use of that word) with opaque glowing eyes. Turns out is not Guardians but rather Philosophers are next to be killed. All teachers will be at the recital waiting to be picked off. Allison and her Dad yell at each other about keeping secrets and telling lies.

Stiles is still trying to convince his Dad about the things that go bump in the night by providing examples of weird unexplained occurrences. His Dad yells at him and Stiles walks away saying his mother would have believed him. *heart strings pulled*

Recital time! Scooby gang is back together again. You have the evil twins and the guidance counselor and Lydia cannot go home. Lydia believes if she stops fighting it then maybe her and Scott can stop it from happening.

Derek is in the hospital with Cora. Awe sibling bonding!

Aidan is texting Lydia to meet him. Turns out Aidan lost his phone. Uh oh!

Sheriff Stilinski asks Scott’s Mom about a patient 10 years ago. That something freaky happened at the same time with birds flying into the building killing themselves.....remind you of anything. 

Lydia is now wondering the school by herself. At least she is doing it in really cure shoes. Ms. Blake comes out of the shadows and knocks Lydia out.

Scott and Stiles try to rush out to find Lydia. Ms. Blake begins explaining how the sacrifices are a necessary evil. Lydia screams from her soul which causes all the werewolves to freak out. Ms. Blake calls Lydia a “Wailing Woman” a “Banshee”. Reminds me of Left for Dead. Freaky music playing and a string breaks on the piano at the recital, slitting the throat of the piano player. Mass hysteria as everyone runs.

Mr. Stilinski shows up. Ms. Blake throws a knife at him. In comes Scott all wolfed out.

Fight Sequence. Scott and Stilinski are losing. 

Ms. Blake has some moves and Scott is down. Ms. Stilinski shoots her and she heals. He recalls that she was the patient ten years ago. Ms. Blake picks him up by the knife and crumples his badge with her bare hands. Ms. Blake kisses him and turns into the weird monster and snatches him as she runs off.


My thoughts: Ha! I like that the teacher is the bad Druid. Wow, I wonder what happened to her ten years ago that made her evil and why she decided to go down that path. Considering that she is wrapped up with Derek I wonder if it is connected to his family and the fire, etc.

Next we have Lydia. Lydia has been outed as a banshee. Now I have some knowledge of a banshee which is that they are an Omen of death and wails when someone is about to die. This should be interesting to see what significance this plays.

Okay so we have all these wolves, we have hunters, and now we have a banshee……poor Stiles when will he get special powers of some sort.

Previews show Ms. Blake willing to work with the Scooby Gang because the Alpha pack wants her dead. I guess we have to wait and see to get her full story. Lets hope that Mr. Stilinski is okay! 

PS4 Says RAM for Everyone!

Hey Everyone, 

It has been announced that at least 4.5GB of Ram will be guaranteed to developing Playstation 4 games. 

PS4 will reserve 3.5GB RAM for the OS. Sony's next-gen console comes with 8GB of GDDR5 memory, leaving 4.5GB of RAM guaranteed to developers of PlayStation 4 titles. Sources say there may be an additional GB of RAM available for developers to play with as well. 

Sources also claim that the 3.5GB OS may be reduced once the system is more streamlined. 

The PlayStation 4 will launch globally later in 2013 for $399.99

Official PS4 Website

Monday, July 29, 2013

True Blood Season 6 ep. 7 "In the Evening" Recap

True Blood Season 6 Episode 7: “In the Evening”

Recap: First thing you must know about me is that I am a fan of the books. Well the earlier ones. I read them so therefore I come from the point of view of a fan of the books.

We open with Nora, Willa, and Eric discussing Hep V being placed into all the True Bloods. Nora is infected and you can really see how that upsets Eric. He climbs under the True Blood truck and makes an escape with Nora. Frankly I have seen this escape route too many times. It gets annoying, lets be a little bit more creative here!

Eric takes Nora to Bill for help. The fact that he was willing to give up his pride and ask for help from Bill shows the quality of his character. Bill refuses of coarse. I am not a Bill fan. I was never a fan of his whether in the book or tv.

Mrs. Newlin comes upon the decapitated head of the governor and the bodies of his guards. She kissing him. Ewwww! How can you touch the head let alone kiss it. This chick is crazy on a whole other level. She goes super crazy with the religion driven need to kill. Mrs. Newlin calls a senator for a clean up crew and make it seem like the governor is still alive until the tainted True Blood can wipe out the vamps.

Now we move on to Sookie post-coital with Warlow. Geez she is just as foolish in the book as she is on the tv show. Sookie hears Arlene upset in the cemetery about Terry and crosses over to her. True friends hear a friend’s cry of pain even across dimensions.

I guess Sam decides to check in on his business. Geez, great business owner. Layfette fills him in on Terry’s death. Sam plans on making the trip back to Bon Temps and tells Nicole to hit the road.

Jason arranges a meet with Jessica and claims he is going to save her somehow. Yeah, lets see how that works out.

Nicole decides to take a peak of Sam in the shower. Strips and hops in for a little shower fun. *Rolls Eyes* Yeah what was the point of that.

Lafayette and Sookie go to the bank and check out the box that Terry gave Lafayette. “What’s in the box!!!” – Turns out it is an envelope addressed to Arlene with information about life insurance he bought just a few days before his death that he arranged.

Just so you know I liked Alcide at the beginning of the books and then he became a jerk. Well look he became Alpha on the show and has lost his mind. I just want the Alphas from Teen Wolf to come and teach him some things. Alcide has a hear-to-heart talk with his dad but Alcide still puts the pack first.

Nicole’s mom shows up and she takes off. Sam is once again alone. Awe!

I mean really Jessica, you get Jason to bring in the other Vamp and then you have sex with him. Are you serious!

Bill attempts to recruit Eric. Eric agrees only if Bill helps Nora. Poor Nora is force fed Bill’s crazy Lilith blood but it doesn’t help.

Arlene is a little drunk when Sookie returns. Bill just strolls into the Bellefleur house during daytime. Does a Jedi mind trick and Lafayette is out when Bill pulls Sookie aside. Lafayette is a great character despite his early death in the books. He really brings light to the series.

I’m over the double meanings between Pam and the therapist. I do not like Pam’s past as a Madame. I enjoyed her as more of a proper lady as she was in the book.

Mrs. Newlin all dressed in red, has Jason stabbed and thrown into female gen-pop. Poor Jason with just Tara to defend him.

Alcide returns to the pack claiming Nicole and Sam are dead. However this is not true and the pack brings out Nicole and her mother. Effectively calling the Alpha a liar.

Flashback: Eric meets Nora as she is on her deathbed from the Black Death. Eric makes Nora an offer she cannot refuse. It was a very Interview with the Vampire moment. Nora dies and melts away as Eric holds her crying. It was very nasty. – End.

My Thoughts: Okay so the extra sex scenes just weren’t necessary. They did not move along the storyline or relationships but I guess people wanted it so oh well. I still wanted to shake Sookie for getting caught up in it all. Just walk away and say to hell with everyone else. She should stay in her little fairy world and keep it moving. Alcide needs to get it together and be a lone wolf with his dad. He needs to see how the pack is not good for him. I guess with Nora dead Eric is going to go on a mass killing spree with Bill as his back up. I guess we shall see how this unfolds.

Only 3 episodes left.

COD: Ghosts Wii U

Hey Everyone,

Breaking news, Call of Duty Ghosts has been officially announced for release on the Wii U by Activision.

The game is expected to be launched on November 5th, 2013 with the other consoles. Frankly that always made me mad to hear that some systems will not receive the game the same day. 

Call of Duty: Ghosts allows for players to utilize a military dog as a recon scout and deadly weapon. 

It should be interesting to see how the game transtlates onto Wii U's gamepad. I thoroughly enjoyed the use of the gamepad during ZombiU and look forward to seeing how the innovative gamepad can be utilized to make the Wii U experience unique.

COD: Ghosts Official Website

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Pacific Rim: Review

Hey Everyone, 

I finally made it to see Pacific Rim in IMAX 3D. 

First things first, I was pleasantly suprised that I did not feel cheated when I paid the IMAX 3D price. Often times the movie effects just do not make it worth the price however, this movie was more than worth it. 

Director Guiellermo Del Toro did a wonderful job with bringing this world to life. 

The movie stars Charlie Hunnam (Ralieh Becket), Idris Alba (Stacker Pentecost), and Rinko Kikuchi (Mako Mori). 

IMDB Storyline: When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity's resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes - a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi) - who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger, Gipsey Danger, from the past. Together, they stand as mankind's last hope against the mounting apocalypse.

My Thoughts: This movie was way more than I thought it would be. In the first ten minutes you have an epic fight sequence that ends badly for the Jaeger, Gipsy Danger, and honestly caused me to tear up. Fast forward five years and Gipsy gets to make a come back. This movie continually will pull at your heart strings and actually will make you tear up at least 4 times. 

Alba's commander character makes you want to jump up, strap yourself into a Jaeger, and fight the monsters! You begin to feel like you are strapped into the Jaeger and every hit it takes, is a hit you feel. 

The story unfolds and you know that some characters will not make it out of this alive. What I enjoyed most about this movie was how you were able to relate to the characters. The acting was great and when Becket lost his brother, I thought about the feelings I would have if I lost one of mine. When you see the Mori as a little girl and Pentecost save her ,you feel the emotion envelope you. 

This is a movie I truly recommend and can humbly say I was surprised at how well done the visual effects were, how great the story line flowed, how the performance of the actors made you believe in the Jaeger program. Overall well done. 

Phoenix Wright: DLC Announced

Hey Everyone, 

Capcom unveiled a DLC chapter for Dual Destinies as well as costume pack and deduction quizzes. 

The DLC chapter will feature the lawyer defending a mustache wearing Orca Whale accused of murder. Free Willy takes on a whole new meaning in this regard. 

The new case is titled Special Chapter: Turnabout Return which will bridge the gap between Apollo Justice and the first 3DS entry. 

Capcom has not announced a release date of price for the DLC at this time. 

Dual Destinies has just launched in Japan and will be released in North America and Europe later this year on Nintendo's eShop. 

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Smash Bros: No Fighters Allowed

Hey Everyone, 

In the latest issue of Game TM, Mashiro Sakurai took time to explain why you will unlikely see any fighting character appear in Super Smash Bros game for Wii U and 3DS. 

"The biggest feature we look at in Smas Bros. is, 'What does the character bring to Smash Bros. that other characters don't?' If you look at..some from a fighting game already, and people like fighting with this character, from my point of view, it's like 'this guy does what this guy already does. He fills the role that this character already has. So while you may like this character and he's interesting, that doesn't really merge well here." - Sakurai

He is basically saying that these characters already fight  in another game world so it just does not fit into the Smash Bros. world. Mega Man is the newest third party character to be introduced and he is a "special case" according to Sakurai. 

Friday, July 26, 2013

The Avengers Vol 1: Avengers World

Hey Everyone, 

The Avengers Volume 1: Avengers World Review 

So did you enjoy the Avengers movie? Did you enjoy the interactions between Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hawkeye, Black Widow, and The Hulk? 

What if I told you there was a comic that was just like the movie but with more heroes? That’s what you’ll get with Avengers Volume 1: Avengers World by Jonathan Hickman and Jerome OpeƱa. 

The book starts out with Tony Stark having an epiphany, what happens if there’s a problem too big for the Avengers? Together with Captain America they decide, to get more Avengers. 

Of course they then run into a problem that’s too big for the roster of Avengers from the movie and it is left to Captain America to send out the call for the next batch of Avengers. 

Hickman does a great job introducing the new characters and the way Tony Stark and Captain America approach everyone has a feeling of the recruitment parts of a caper movie. 

After dispensing with the threat the second half of the book is dedicated to telling more about the new characters and highlighting the relationships between the expanded team and the previous team members. I would highly recommend this book for anyone who enjoyed the movie and is looking for a jumping on point to get into the comic.

Review by Sam 
Twitter: BigSam425

Guardians of the Galaxy Reveal

Hey Everyone, 

Despite only having a few weeks of filming, Marvel showcased The Guardians of the Galaxy at Comic-Con panel at SDCC 2013.

Chris Pratt (Star-Lord) is caught stealing an alien orb and is arrested and placed into an intergalactic booking station where he will meet up with his fellow Guardians. 

Zoe Saladan (Gamora), Dave Bautista (Drax), the tree-man Groot, and Rocket Racoon round out the rest of the Guardians.  

The movie is slated for an August 2014 release. It should be exciting to see how the film turns out. 

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Star Wars: Episode VII Rumors

Hey Everyone, 

There is a little rumor floating around from Latino review, who have landed scoops in the past 

It is rumored that Disney wants Ryan Gosling and Zac Efron in Star Wars: Episode VII. 

It is unclear what role Efron will play but Latino Review was informed that Gosling went in for Skywalker's son. Wow Luke's kid! 

Disney is expected to make an official announcement about Episode VII at its D23 Expo on August 9th, 2013. 

Gamer Corner: Michael "CdHustla"

Hey Everyone, 

Please meet Michael, the gamer for this week's Gamer Corner. 

Q1. Tell me a little bit about yourself?

I am someone who has been playing games since Atari 2600 and every system

Q2. What current system do you have?

A. PS3

Q3. What is currently in your system right now?

A. Dark Souls

Q4. Do you enjoy that game?

A. Very much!!

Q5. Would you recommend it?

A. I would if your into difficult RPGs.

Q6. Are there any games coming out that you are looking forward to?

A. GTA 5 and Battlefield 4

Q7. What kind of gamer do you classify yourself to be? ie: Hardcore, RPG gamer, ect....

A. I am a hardcore gamer. I love my games!!

Q8. So with the new consoles coming out, which are you leaning One or 4?

A. I prefer the PS4 because of its focus on game's first and price.

Q9. Favorite video game of all time and why?

A. Tough question....Skies of Arcadia on GameCube I really loved that game.

Q10. Would you like to share your gamer tag and the system so others may add you?

Sure!! Cdhustla on PS3.

Thank you Michael for sharing your thoughts on video games! 

If you are interested in being interviewed for Gamer Corner, you can contact me at 

Lego Marvel Super Heroes Cast

Hey Everyone, 

At SDCC 2013 the cast of the upcoming Lego Marvel Super Heroes was announced. 

This all-star cast includes Hulk, Spiderman, and Wolverine. Also making an appearance will be Doom, Jean Grey, Elektra, Magneto, Silver Samurai, Punisher, Beast, Gambit, Storm, Green Goblin. As pre-order exclusive you can get the Iron Patriot. Also in the game you will have Juggernaut, Squirrel Girl, Rhino, Thing, Sabertooth, and the Invisible Woman. 

Apparently Howard the Duck will make an appearance as well. Now, that should be interesting. You can also play as Stan Lee who has the ability to swing on spider webs, fire heat vision from his eyes, and transform into a grey-haired Hulk. 

The game will be released on October 22, 2013. The game will be released on PS3, 360, DS, 3DS, Wii U, PS Vita, and PC.

Marvel Superheroes Official Website

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

Hey Everyone,

The 3DS's first original Zelda game had some quality game play footage released at SDCC 2013.

The gameplay looks great. I cannot wait to get my hands on this game. A Link between Worlds is set in the same world as the SNES classic, A link to the Past. It features a brand new storyline. 

Link even has a groovy new ability which helps him to be transformed into a drawing and have the ability to move along dungeon walls. 

The game has a release date of November 2013.