The Matrix: An Imprisoned Mind Fan theory

In 1999 we were introduced to the mind-bending world created by Andy and Lana Wachowski. The matrix went on to revolutionise the way action movies and action scenes were shot and depicted on screen. Although the sequels, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions didn’t quite have the same impact as their predecessor, they did help to conclude the saga that began back in 1999 with the original movie’s release. What is the matrix? Essentially it’s a virtual world created by a race of machines to pacify humans while they are used as a power source for said machines. The Matrix itself is the ultimate prison since it does restrict the bodies of the people hooked up to it -but […]

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Star Wars: The Hype Awakens

The room falls silent as dozens of fans wait with batted breath for the trailer of trailers to begin. Dripping with nervous and excited sweat the fans cling to the edge of their seats as the two minute SFX smorgasbord plays out before their tearing eyes. This is what the world experienced a few weeks ago. This is what the world wanted to see. This is what has united and excited the masses. This is something I’ve enjoyed, but! I cannot help but ask the question: Is it all hype? Now before you all declare war on me and unleash the unbridled power of ‘The Force’ on 925 Rebellion, let me flesh out my question; which breaks down to this: […]

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Fallout 4: Yes, No, Maybe?

There is something romantic in wandering the radioactive wastes alone and heavily armed. I cannot place my finger on the exact reason it gets my heart pumping. Perhaps it’s to do with the smell of the dust? The Gamma flavoured air? The joy of eating 200 year old canned food? Or perhaps it’s do to with slaughtering your foes, smashing their skulls in, looting their corpses and flogging their junk? Perhaps it’s all of these fantastic elements combined. Who knows? Regardless, the time has come to once again don the habiliments of the waste, raise your Plasma Rifle and charge into the fray! The time has come for FALLOUT 4. Now over the past few months. Nay, years. Over the […]

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Has rAge Outgrown Itself ?

 

 rAge is the premier event on the Johannesburg nerd scene, and has been a staple event for tech heads since the early days of my childhood. Initially a purely computer convention, featuring new technology and games that were on the way, it has grown over the years to include so much more. From comic books to cosplay, figurines to geek apparel, rAge truly has come to be the proverbial Mecca of the South African geek and nerd community. But has its grown too much ? Now before you all crucify me, let me clarify my point. I have been sitting here looking through the various posts from rAge, as one usually does after such events. I’ve been going through the […]

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Vampires and Feminism

‘In the land of the living women’s power is limited – in the realm of the undead, which lies across and between that of the living, it might be greater’.-Linda Ruth Williams. In my opinion, October 6th, 1941 serves as a significant literary landmark, for it calls attention to the birth of Anne Rice, the acclaimed authoress predominantly renowned for her gothic fiction and erotica. Notwithstanding the popularity of The Vampire Chronicles, it can be argued that the series lacks strong female characters. With regard to Interview with a Vampire, it cannot be denied that once pitted against the overly romanticised, brooding Louis Pont du Lac, or the alluring, charismatic Lestat de Lioncourt, members of the fairer sex become almost […]

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Five horror games you should have a look at

With so many horror games on the market today, it is very difficult to choose the top 5. Everyone has their own idea of what makes a horror game truly terrifying. And while it is difficult to choose a top 5, we’re going to do it anyway. Why? Because we are rebels that’s why! Here is the list of the 5 horror games that you should have a look at. Outlast Playing a horror game where you fight zombies and other terrors is bad enough in terms of the fear factor. But Outlast takes it to the next level! Try being the character that can only run and hide. This is Outlast. You are a reporter trying to uncover just […]

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My Top 5 Roald Dahl Filmed Works

Today we celebrate the filmed works of (and the works inspired by) one of the greatest writers of all time. Today I pick and show a few of my favourite Roald Dahl films of all time. Gremlins Now before you lose your marbles and go into a complete and total nerd meltdown let me explain my first pick. Now, Roald Dahl did not write the screenplay for the film, nor did he work alongside Spielberg and co in producing the film, but he did, in fact, inspire the creation of the film. How? He simply wrote his first book ‘The Gremlins’ in 1943 as an aid to the planned (though never realised) Walt Disney children’s film. In the book a […]

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THE HORROR!!!! THE HORROR!!!!

The first recognised horror film was created by George Méliès in 1896. Known as “The Haunted Castle”, it featured the director George Méliès as a demon together with all manner of creatures that to this day have remained as a mainstay of the horror genre. Amongst these were ghosts, bats, and trolls residing within a spooky castle…..Mwuahahahaha!!! (ok it was a silent film so you couldn’t hear the “Mwuahahaha”. You also couldn’t read what were referred to as “Intertitle cards” or “Title cards” that appeared following a conversation to relay what the individual had just said to each other, since this was before the Silent film era.) [youtube id=”OPmKaz3Quzo” width=”600″ height=”350″] Here’s “The Haunted Castle”Produced in 1896 by George Méliès. […]

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My Daughter is a Nerd, you know like from The Big Bang Theory

Lately there has be a lot of blog posts, YouTube videos and people asking for advice on how to explain cosplay to your parents. I am lucky in the sense that my mom has never has a problem with regards to my nerd/geek habits or tendencies. She might not completely understand them and you can often hear her yelling things at me along the lines of “Can you shut up about cosplay now” or “Did you really have to buy another Monster High doll, how many do you have now” So I do not fully understand when people say that their parents forbid them from doing cosplay, watching anime and playing games. I think that the reason I am lucky […]

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The Controversy in Cosplay

In the world of escapism, where all things go and where one should be accepted, even controversy happens. And the world of Cosplay is no different, why should we expect it to be? Dressing up and mimicking characters adored and revered by millions will have controversial effects if it should be done wrong, or it could invoke jealous backlashes from those envious of a skilled Cosplayer. Both within the culture and from those observing from the outside of it, people have been upset by Cosplay. Controversy has been caused when outsiders of this lifestyle have not been able to understand the meaning behind the Cosplay and controversy has been seen within the community, when passions over attire and attitudes have […]

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