the-inbetween monthly archives for: January 2007

Alzheimers for gaming weblogs

The problem with a lot of online media is that it tends to be forgetful. Anything that existed past the fifteen minute life span of the meme-du-jour is ancient history. This is more evident among the online gaming “press” and even more so amongst the big, commercial gaming weblogs who republish the same tired old shit ad nauseam. Take, for example, this recent “confirmation” on Joystiq about the possibility of original content coming to the Nintendo Wii’s Virtual Console. Mr.…

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Wild Light – Mount Sims

After buying and watching the Massive Attack Eleven Promos DVD, I went looking for some other music videos to pass the time and came across Wild Light – Video works by Tobias Knipf. His two videos for Mount Sims (never heard of them until today) are great. One of them, for “Ashes”, is really nothing more than an interpretive dance sequence and the other, for “Failling Up”, is nothing but rain hitting a puddle for the length of the track.…

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Spoilers as sexual dysfunction

As I’ve been growing increasingly fond of The Wire, I’ve been reading more about it from a cultural and creative point of view. This is perilous as a lot of the material out there talks about season four, which I’m just getting to after ending season three with a non-stop four episode awesomefest. I make note of the things I come across and save them for future reading. For when I’m done with season four. One of these things of…

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Dark Room

A little late on this, but Dark Room is the coolest tiny simple freeware app that I’ve seen in a while. Functionally, it’s more bare than Notepad. It doesn’t do anything but take text input and save it, but it’s the idea behind it that deserves merit. A writing tool that removes all distractions and just leaves nothing between the writer and the text. Of course, such a distraction free environment is illusory. The whole of your music library and…

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Pan’s Labyrinth

Go see Pan’s Labyrinth*. Seriously. Though one thing bugs me about it. The title “El Laberinto del Fauno” translated to “Pan’s Labyrinth” which would mean that “Fauno” would be “Pan” — but in the actual subtitles, they never once say “Pan” and instead call the creature “Faun.” This bugged me more than it should have. Pan’s Labyrinth was one of about four movies that I wanted to see at TIFF but couldn’t on account of it selling out before individual…

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