Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Seven Days of Christmas - Day One - Oxhorn's Christmas Special

Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year. And yes, I'm one of those people who starts listening to Christmas music right around Halloween. I love snow, caroling, hot cocoa. Really, I love everything about the Winter, but thanks to Global Warming, we here in Kentucky have yet to experience any of the white stuff. With the Winter Solstice just around the corner, however, we're supposed to see a bit of snow, which makes me super happy.

For the next week, I'm going to be celebrating Christmas with my own "Seven Days of Christmas." Kicking off this week of merriment and yule is Oxhorn's Christmas Special. I've been following Oxhorn's machinima since my friends and I discovered ROFLMAO (Doo-doo-do-doo-doo!) a few years ago. His "Christmas for Geeks" has always been one of my favorite, as well. 

Be sure to check out Niki's recipe for Staghorn's Pecan Pie over at The Gamer's Fridge!

Enjoy! Leave a comment and let me know what you're looking forward to this holiday season!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

See SpaceLock in Star Trek Into Darkness Teaser

It's here! It's here! Christmas has come early for Star Trek fans. Well, it's come early for me at least. I woke up this morning, admittedly late, to a tweet from a friend that the teaser trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness premiered this morning.

When J.J. Abrams decided to release this trailer in advance of the sneak preview fans will get during the The Hobbit in IMAX beginning next week, he decided to set phasers to stun. The trailer, with narration by none other than Benedict Cumberbatch, is an action-packed minute that will leave you gasping for breath and wanting more. 

"You think your world is safe. It is an illusion, a comforting lie told to protect you. Enjoy these final moments of peace. For I have returned to have my vengeance."
Chills, my friends, chills.

Before I go on, however, let me stop for two minutes, to say that trailers like this are getting very formulaic. I'm reminded of Inception (BRRWWAAHHHHHHHH), The Dark Knight Rises (When Space Francisco is Ashes, Mr. Spock, you have my permission to die), and the very recent Iron Man 3 trailer (Explosions at key moments in the trailer highlighted by crescendos). Does that detract from the stunning visuals and the sheer epicness of the trailer itself? For me, no way. I've been super excited for this all year, and I get this movie as an early birthday present!