BOOKS: REAL OR FAKE?

 

 “It’s a very Greek idea, and a very profound one. Beauty is terror. Whatever we call beautiful, we quiver before it. And what could be more terrifying and beautiful, to souls like the Greeks or our own, than to lose control completely? To throw off the chains of being for an instant, to shatter the accident of our mortal selves?” – The Secret History by Donna Tartt. Those words are very haunting. And indeed, in this age of technological advancement, those words are ringing truer and truer. Has our quest for technological beauty destroyed our very souls? As I look at my library, a veritable mountain of books, I am awestruck by their beauty, their majesty, their slowly decaying pages […]

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ZOMBIES: Fact, fiction, or theoretical possibility? PART 4

 

 “Horror movies…odd how they became a guideline for survival.” – Riannon Frater. Welcome to Part 4 –  the penultimate article – of this zombie series. Over the past few weeks we have discussed, looked into, dug around in, and pulled out all things zombie. (Or at least revealed the peak of the ever growing mountain.) Today, we step away from the zombie filled silliness, and delve into something a little more grownup. Join me now, as we look into the world of “real” zombies, and their theoretical arrival.  “I’m no expert, but not all cannibals are zombies.” – H.D. Timmons, Zombie City. TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY: PART 6. NEWS! With all the talk of zombies, and our fast approaching apocalypse, it should […]

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STAR TREK: MONDAY 6

 

 “Can we start by burying you?” – Captain Pike. And so we arrive at the last. The first captain of the U.S.S Enterprise. The last captain on our memes list. The man. The myth. The compulsive “beeper” – let me hear a drum roll for – Captain Christopher Pike. As you can imagine, Captain Pike, memes are the hardest memes to locate. They are rarer than peace, and worth more than gold-pressed latinum. (Scratch that last piece.) “Now you’re beginning to talk like a doctor, bartender.” – Captain pike. Now the few, Pike memes, that exist come in one of two formats. Both of which are classic de-motivationals. In the first type, we find Captain Pike, usually accompanied by a […]

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STAR TREK: MONDAY 5

 

 “Does your expertise on… sexual tension come from professional training or… firsthand experience?” – Captain Archer. As you can no doubt tell, WE are coming to the end of Star Trek – Captain – Mondays – though we are far from finishing all things Star Trek. This week we have a brief – very brief – look into the memes of the Enterprises first captain: Jonathan Archer. Archer memes are amongst the rarest Star Trek memes to find. They are so rare that they are almost non-existent. “That’s… never happened before.” – Captain Archer. RUBBING IT IN: Like all the previous memes we have looked at, de-motivational memes carry the day. However, unlike other Star Trek de-motivationals, Archers memes are […]

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STAR TREK: MONDAY 4

 

 “There’s an old saying, Fortune favors the bold. Well, I guess we’re about to find out.” – Captain Sisko. It’s Monday and that means Star Trek! Once again we begin our week with captain memes. And – for those who have been paying attention – this week we delve into the world of Star Treks only stationary captain: Benjamin Sisko. (And before you start writing me hate mail; YES! I know Sisko used to be a commander in the first few seasons. But he eventually became a Captain. And that’s what counts.) “Captain’s personal log, stardate five one seven… thr-, uh… Five one seven… four – Computer, what day is it?” – Captain Sisko. SERIOUS SISKO: Now when it comes […]

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STAR TREK: INTO DARKNESS

 

 “Dammit, man! I’m a doctor, not a physicist!” – Bones McCoy. In 2009 a new Star Trek film was released. (I’m sure you saw it.) Fans of the original Star Trek were instantly torn between loyalty for their original family or for the new guys. And I must say the new guys were a sight to behold. Since then we have been waiting for the next film in this re-imagined franchise to be released, and this year (2013) our wait will be over. “I like this ship! You know, it’s exciting!” – Scotty. Since the announcement of the next film, the internet has become a breeding ground for rumours, half-baked ideas, conspiracies and a never ending multi-sided argument regarding the […]

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STAR TREK: MONDAY 3

 

 “The dead girl? Oh yes, very charming. I can see the family resemblance.” – Captain Janeway. As you have probably guessed, it’s Monday and that means MEME time. And continuing with our theme of Star Trek Mondays we’re going to delve into the wonderful world of Captain Janeway – the only female captain of the Star Trek franchise. And the only captain to end up on the other side of the galaxy for a chunk of their career. “Eat doggie dooby!” – Captain Janeway. JANEWAY FACEPALM: Now as the more perceptive of you have probably realised there are a lot of “facepalm” memes on the internet. However, when it comes to memes of Captain Janeway the pre/post faceplam memes carry […]

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STAR TREK: MONDAY 2

 

 “All your people must learn before you can reach for the stars.” -Kirk. Well it’s another Monday, and if you have been paying attention over the past week, you will KNOW that I’m dedicating Mondays to all things Star Trek. Or at least all memes Star Trek. Last week we looked into the SEVEN classic, Captain Jean-Luc Picard memes. This week, we look at the memes of Captain James T. Kirk. (You may now get your fan-boy freak on.)   “A little suffering is good for the soul.” – Kirk. ANGRY KIRK: Now as Captain Kirk memes go – there are a lot of them – this is one of the defining ones. In this classic de-motivational (most Kirk memes […]

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DOOM 4

 

 “I’m gonna sing the “Doom Song” now. DOOM, DOOM, DOOM, DOOM, DOOM, DOOM…” How many times are we going to have to drive the forces of Hell back? We kicked them out TWICE in Doom 3, and R.O.E. We beat them in Doom and Doom 2. And no matter what WE do, they just creep back into our lives; like insects sneaking through the cracks in the floor. And now it looks as if we are going to have to do the whole job again! Though ID Software has not officially announced the return of DOOM. It has been hinted at by some of their staff, though the release date is unconfirmed, the return of Doom. DOOM 4: “Hell On […]

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NETIQUETTE: What the hell is it?

 

 What the hell is it? “One person’s clever joke is another person’s offensive insult.”   Netiquette – Etiquette for the Internet. I know what you are thinking; they do seem to change the language every bloody day. To be honest, I had never heard of the word “netiquette” until I began this article. So what can I tell you about Netiquette? A lot apparently. Although netiquette is a relatively new concept. It has quickly grown into a transdimensional, multi-limbed, rabid, foaming at the mouth, social hydra: an insane beast with more teeth than the Osmonds. (If your over 30; you MIGHT get that joke.) Since its arrival, netiquette has remained in a constant state of flux. Laws, bi-laws, counter laws, […]

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