We’re going to hold off on more American Horror Story this week, both because I need some more time to formulate my ideas and because something else is on my mind right now.
The last couple days I’ve been playing a lot of Sid Meier’s Covert Action. If you’ve never heard of it I don’t blame you, the game is older than I am. Now, let me be clear: This is not a game that I played in my childhood. I played this game for the first time about 2 years ago. I also have no love for games of this age, and in fact, generally speaking, I loathe most games that were made prior to about 1995. So take that into consideration when I say this:
Sid Meier’s Covert Action is fucking awesome.
So last week we talked about the beginnings of my fictional sixth season of American Horror Story: Boarding School. Before we keep talking about the specifics of it, I wanted to take a second to prove to you all that I actually know how to write. And no, this isn’t the part where I tell you about my degree or how many times I’ve been published or whatever, this is where I talk about the mechanics behind the episodes I’m describing:
So, this season of American Horror Story is shaping up to be pretty average. There’s not really any polite way to say it but the acting has gone way downhill, and I’m not really sure why. That cast has been so star studded over the years it could be Neil Diamond’s goddamn track suit. (Ho ho! Topical.) And the premise is fine: A hotel run by weird vampire people. Sure. There’s nothing wrong with that idea per se. It doesn’t really grab me (and in fact I get the distinct impression that Ryan Murphy was stoned out of his mind listening to the radio when “Hotel California” came on and he had a lightbulb moment) but the premise isn’t bad.
So it’s gotta be the direction. There’s only so many times I can see Mr. Police Officer Man running down a hotel hallway yelling “Holden!” at the top of his lungs before it starts to look a little ham-fisted.
Did you guys see the premiere of Onepunch Man? Hooooly crap.
So this is a series that I’ve been reading since early this year or so, and luckily for me the fine people at Madhouse were kind enough to announce an anime back in March. I’ve been slowly salivating over previews since the summer and it’s finally here.
Let’s try writing a journal post like I’m Cole, okay? Okay.
It should come as no surprise to anyone that I’m a pretty lazy person (You might notice that this article went up a little late. Yeah.) and from time to time it’s hard for me to find sources of motivation in everyday things like, say, not failing out of university. You know, hypothetically.
Which is why it was nice when I began watching Kenichi and realized that I felt a desire to do…stuff. I gave an hour long lecture today on a book I hated. Is Kenichi entirely to blame for that? Probably not. But let’s entertain the thought that it is for a second because that makes for a more interesting article.
Scott Watmough has many strong opinions about many things that he knows very little about. They're usually about video games.