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Midweek Geek Out 5-29-13: There Are Always Trick Arrows in the Banana Stand

May 29, 2013


I’ve been woefully negligent lately. I’ve already decided that I’m not apologizing about my lapses in activity, but there has really been a lot of  quality geek-fare worth sounding off on that I haven’t addressed in a timely manner, and that’s unfortunate. I actually have several reviews in the works; I want to address TV […]

The (Iron)Man Behind the Mask: A Movie Critique

May 6, 2013


The Avengers changed everything. I mean, the world had never quite experienced a nerdtastic crossover to that extent before, with 4-5 lead-in movies (depending on whether or not you count Ironman 2 and Incredible Hulk) culminating into a super buddy brouhaha that resonated with both the casual mainstream AND comic nerds alike (no small task) and […]

Posted in: Comics, Geek, Movies

Up, Up and Away: The Enduring Character of Superman

March 23, 2013


I recently revisited Superman and Superman 2 (The Richard Donner cut), as I like to stay familiar with the staples of geek culture. I didn’t honestly expect either movie to be more than background noise, to be completely honest. Superman was released in 1978, and genre movies tend not to age very well. But from the moment the […]

Posted in: Comics, Deep Thoughts, Geek

The Hobbit, There and Back Again… Eventually

March 19, 2013


This blog should really be titled “The Hobbit Who Sank the Titanic” because I really credit this debacle for sabotaging my blogging momentum. This has been sitting in my “Drafts” folder in various iterations for quite literally months. I was doing a 3 parter Countdown to the Hobbit theatrical release, if you’ll recall, the week […]

Posted in: Geek, Lego, LOTR / Hobbit, Movies


March 18, 2013


Well… hello there. Yes, it’s been a while. My absence might imply otherwise, but all of you were genuinely on my mind. Well, okay, most of you, the ones I know I can count on to read this blog. No, I haven’t been following your blogs, because that would require logging onto the website, and logging on […]

Posted in: Deep Thoughts

What “Eclectic Camel” Means to Me

January 2, 2013


I find myself quite in the same situation I have been for several weeks now; sitting in front of my laptop, on the WordPress website with “Add New Post” at the top of the page while I do little more than stare at the screen. None of you were forgotten, despite my apparent absence; I […]

Posted in: Deep Thoughts

Counting Down to The Hobbit, Part 2: Faramir and Fangorn

December 13, 2012


Following up with my Lego Lord of the Rings trek through Middle Earth prior to the December 14th release of The Hobbit, I decided to revisit the Two Towers and finally getting around the building Battle of Helm’s Deep. As anyone with even a passing interest in Lord of the Rings could likely surmise, the Lego set […]

Of Legos and Ring Lords: Counting Down to The Hobbit, Part 1

December 10, 2012


As previously mentioned, the Lord of the Rings trilogy is something of a holiday tradition for me. I’ll never forget the first time I saw Fellowship of the Ring; as far as movie-going experiences go, it was incredibly powerful. I went around noon to one of the nicer theaters (at the time) in the area, […]

Posted in: Geek, Lego, Movies