Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Bottom of the Pile - Oct. 22nd, 2014

Amazing X-Men
 People keep wondering how these heroes can still be going after decades of stories about them.  Here's a simple solution that isn't the "it's just comics" one: they aren't strictly "human" anymore.  Their physiologies are so frequently improved, altered, upgraded and/or fucked with, that there's no WAY they experience cellular degeneration the same way we do.    At some point you've bent the human form too far, and either you fall apart altogether (not happening here clearly) or you "fix" whatever it is that makes us age in the first place.

Battle Rap Wednesdays - Danny Myers vs. AyeVerb

"That contract is set in stone, a beast come out--I'm a Gargoyle!"

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Bottom of the Pile - Oct. 15th, 2014

Avengers & X-Men: Axis

 I'm gonna pop in here for a sec and poke holes in this: So, in Stark's dreams he imagined some giant, adamantium sentinels that would absorb heroes in case they went evil.  But for whatever reason they don't work on actual villains, and also magnetism works on them because apparently Polaris is not a super-hero.    Yeah, no wonder he kept this in his dreams.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Fall Anime Initial Impressions

Feels like it's been forever since I've done one of these.

Sage's Stray Thoughts: Episode 4

Pop Rap Perfection:  Right now this might be my album of the year.  Rittz's Next to Nothing was great and I'm proud of what Lecrae did as a Christian rapper with Anomaly, but I don't think there's a more complete project than People Keep Talking.   Every song is playable, as Hoodie has an amazing talent of writing catchy hooks and using bass-heavy but catchy pop beats to effortlessly display what's actually one of the best flows I've ever heard.  Even the songs I didn't like (Act my Age felt like it belonged on a frat boy film's soundtrack when I first heard it) made sense within the context of the album.  I kept waiting for "that" one song that you hear and kinda want to skip, and found myself wondering when it would come until I realized I was done with the whole album.

If I had one complaint it's that most of the songs' subject matter can kinda run together (you're probably not going to get through a song without mention of women), but when you rap this well I really don't see that as a problem.   It's better than tossing in something oddball for the sake of "shaking things up", or worse taking angles that obviously don't come from your own life.    Everything he does come from a place of honesty and I appreciate that.

Songs of Note: Won't Mind, All About It, Sirens, Overtime.

Go pick People Keep Talking on iTunes if you haven't already.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Battle Rap Thursdays - Hitman Holla vs. Tsu Surf

The last grudge match in battle rap...or something.