Tuesday, 26 January 2010

The Robot Gear!

Everything you need to be a good robot! Read up, play and open wide your eyes... Yes, there is such a thing as a robot topic-ed sub-culture list of stuff to do!

Here, lets start with a good little game:

Machinarium



Saturday, 23 January 2010

My beloved sci-fi films!

The problem with science fiction in films (contrarily to books) is that they often can seem a little tacky, not that well handled or amateurish - and that I absolutely hate. So here is a list I strongly recommend. Films that are not about exploding spaceships but thoughtful technological, humane or futuristic adventure bubbles.

Enjoy!


Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, by Michel Gondry



Wednesday, 13 January 2010

My beloved point and click games!!!

There, this has to be said, my favorite video games have to belong to the "point and click" group. I know - it's completely basic and might be very old fashion, but I'm no good in jumping and shooting around, I usually get super bored by long quests and collecting stuff and I absolutely love enigmas!

So here is my top 3:

Sanitarium



Sunday, 10 January 2010

Best shorts stories on the web!!


That is Fantasy and Sci-fi stories! Mainly Fantasy I'd even say. I've read so many but those must be the ones I enjoyed the most. So have fun with them!


Beautiful White bodies, by Alice Sola Kim

http://www.strangehorizons.com/2009/20091207/bodies-f.shtml

This is a very disturbing tale. It starts in a girly way, full of 'girl's trouble and concern' but manages to really hook you with a viciously sharp pen and a terrible building of atmosphere (the overwhelming sense of uneasiness in those pages so illustrate teenage angst). Of course what's going on in the town is utterly weird and you just WANT to know what it is. I enjoyed it a great deal, fascinated by the negative and scary beauties portrayed in the text. I don't want to tell anything here because short stories really have to be discovered (they're so short)- but this is a very neat work. Go read it!

Friday, 8 January 2010

Autobiographical Comic Books, Top 5

(did I put more than 5 titles?? oh, sorry, must mean they're good then)

There is something so personal about texts and pictures from the one person retelling their life that you simply have to be touched by it. To me this is the ultimate revelation and glimpse into someone else's psyche. Those are big books because they are so personal. Here are some beautiful works:

Blankets, by Craig Thompson



Monday, 4 January 2010

Arkham Horror Short story: When Ancient Gods Rise


This is a story based on the actual events of a board game . Everything that is written there happened in that very sequence. This is really fan fiction and might not be very entertaining if you do not know the game (let's say it's a session report written as a short story). For those who know: Enjoy!



Sitting on the cold asphalt of Velma’s diner’s parking I realized I needed to do something, and I don’t just mean standing up. If I didn’t do something very soon the world, or at least the world as we knew it, was going to end. I’d seen it happen. Some horrid creature, all razor beaks, slimy tentacles and coveting blood thirsty eyes would descend on us and reap us up like the vermin it fed of. I shivered. I needed help, cross that out, humanity needed help! I dug through my purse, pushing aside the ridiculously heavy brass knuckle I never found the courage of parting with left from my deceased husband, the flare gun I carried for security reasons, and finally found what I was looking for. I held the business card to the street light and nodded as the name came back to me: Darrell Simmons. He was exactly the person I needed. I clambered to Velma’s, stretching my sore old muscles.

Saturday, 2 January 2010

You said vampire books?


I dedicate this list to people who love good vampire books as much as I do! This is for when you don't know what to chew at next. (and yes I did read those 90 books)



Friday, 1 January 2010

My japanese film top 10

The Taste of Tea, by Katsuhito Ishii

Because it's full of wonder and dreams - in this film we go into all the cute craziness of the one family, from the kids to the parents and the grand-parents they are absolutely all lovable characters.