Heroes Reborn, Season One, Episode 111: “Send in the Clones”

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Spoiler Thoughts:

  • Zachary is embracing his destiny in a pretty unquestioning manner.
  • Since they know what Tommy’s power is, it seems like they should figure out a good guess as to who took HRG.
  • Quentin, I don’t think your sister is alright.
  • If Tommy had the comic that showed exactly what happened, why is everything such a surprise?
  • Erica being this close to poor Otomo-San is torture by itself to most Japanese people.
  • Are you really going to take orders from LA Batman?  When he’s the most fail of everyone here?
  • Oh, LA Batman found his outfit.
  • Well see, Parkman is still the same lovable screw up.  Just with a homicidal bent.
  • I always wonder what people are thinking will happen, when they don’t hurry up and incapacitate Parkman.
  • Aw. Miko hearted Ren.
  • I wonder why Miko is dying now. Is she too far from the mainframe?  Or do the constructs only last a short time?
  • Bad Parkman, but not a big fan of the clones, either.
  • This is a lot for Jose to take in.
  • Why would clone guy and Phoebe just sit there and let Malina and Zachary run away?
  • “You can’t block a glock.”
  • If that wasn’t an ad lib, it should have been.
  • Convenient that Erica took him right back to where he was headed in the first place.
  • Poor twitchy Micah.
  • Malina isn’t the most strategically minded person.
  • You’d think Angela would have taught her a little deception while she was raising her.
  • Finally Zachary gets some redemption.
  • Quentin, you goober.
  • I would have threatened to shoot Phoebe, but I guess it worked out ok.
  • Weird, that Tommy’s girlfriend doesn’t seem too concerned about her non-evacuated family.
  • I think Tommy’s mother may have severely misjudged this situation.
  • This is one situation where Zach’s crazy wife would have come in handy.
  • The Father is more effective than LA Batman.
  • Ok, if you had done that from the beginning, maybe you’d still have a Father.
  • I wonder why the prime clone guy would do this, versus letting his clones take her?
  • I guess in a pinch, he could just cut off his hand or something, and make another.
  • Go Miko!
  • This makes all the sense for a Japanese construct.
  • LOL, Mohinder as a lousy actor.
  • Man, there is going to be a lot of traffic going into Odessa tomorrow.
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Star Wars: The Old Republic Not-Live Blog. “Shadow of Revan”

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Speeder and chill.
Spoiler Thoughts:
  • Flashpoint flashpoint flashpoint.
  • I’m going to say that a lot of Shadow of Revan I’m just going to mentally disregard because in my head, Revan’s a girl and she eventually makes her way back to Carth and lives happily ever after, AS GOD INTENDED.
  • It’s interesting that from the Class Storyline onward, it’s all everyone fighting against some totally different enemy, to justify having the same story for Republics and Imperials.
  • Man, good thing this guy said he was Revan, or I wouldn’t have known.
  • So the guy under the mask isn’t actually Revan, but an admirer?
  • Kylo Revan?
  • Wow, I have no idea what they’re talking about, with these coalition missions.
  • You’d think saving everyone on Yavin would be enough incentive to band together.
  • Oh, it’s the daily missions.
  • Ok, off to see the wizard.
  • Well, since I only saw this guy once, and he was a ghost, I’m not sure…But it looks like the same dude.
  • I have no clue what’s going on in this boss fight.
  • It’s going on as normal, and then he just seems to get invulnerable for a bit?  And then stops?
  • Then it says we lose Satele Shan and battle clarity, but I’m not even sure what that implies.
  • Oh, ok, we won.
  • Oh, but we also lost?
  • Well good going, Revan.
  • I like how everyone else goes back to base magically, but leaves us standing out there in the rain.
  • I feel a little bad on cheating on Iresso with Shan, but Felix really isn’t the most compelling character.
  • Love when Satele Shan talks.  “You’re not fooling anyone, Commander Shepard!”
  • Well another successful mission over, with the galaxy in way worse shape than when we started.
  • Interlude
  • Oh wait, here’s when I did “Crystal Ball.”
  • I would like a “go back to the ship” button. That would come in pretty handy.
  • Off to Ilum. Where the crystals come from.
  • Again with the strip mining ripping the planet apart. I’m beginning to get a message.
  • Lord Loyat’s a girl?
  • Well that was a lot of dying. Where did all those guys come from?
  • Ok, you have to kill off everyone else first, or they all suddenly get the urge to wipe the floor with you.
  • I was apparently supposed to do this one earlier, because all the loot is too primitive.
  • Darth Malgus, you toad.
  • I hate these flashpoint missions.
  • The Voss are pretty suck, for a race.
  • Darth Serevin has some pretty impressive killing power.
  • Talsa-Ko is not good at picking a winner.
  • I’m sparing you, Talsa-Ko, but if you turn out like Harley Quinn, I’m going to be peeved.
  • Ugh. Right back into another flashpoint.
  • Cole doesn’t sound like he’s expecting to see us again.
  • Holy Moly, I think this Prototype took us down with one shot.
  • HK-47!  Nooo!
  • Malgus actually wasn’t as bad as some of the bosses along the way.
  • Cole’s story is a little more exciting.
  • I like the jaunty music that plays when all your dialogue options are humorous.
  • Ilum is free again. Of course, we probably exploded like 2/3rds of it, but oh well.
  • Spark of Hope
  • Sargent Trila seems a little down.
  • Hachi Matchi, the Corrupted Bothrian fight was the most frustrating thing ever.
  • I was too high level for it to kill me, but I hadn’t figured out which was the interrupt skill so I couldn’t kill it.
  • That was right up there with the Arishok for causing hypertension.
  • These terraforming devices respawn so quickly, you can pretty much keep destroying the same two over and over.
  • That next boss beast looked like a pushover next to the Bothrian.
  • So these Dread guys are kinda kooky.
  • They might not be that stable.
  • I love missions where you can climb behind stuff, blow it up, and re-stealth with no one the wiser.
  • So apparently, the last mission in this is an “ops” one, where you can’t enter the area without like eight people.
  • That would have been nice to know in the first place.
  • Operation Barricade
  • I’m glad we went to the trouble of curing these things so we could kill them directly afterward.

Star Wars: The Old Republic Not-Live Blog. Prologue

Spoiler Thoughts:
    • Fun Fact: One of my favorite all-time games is Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (Caaaarth!)
    • While I was looking forward to SWtOR initially, my interest died pretty quickly when I found out it was a MMORPG, since I a) have no experience playing with other people, and b) typically play games to get away from other people.
    • But, with the trumpeting of the “return to BioWare storytelling!” I’m willing to give it a shot for the sake of the Fallen Empire storyline.
    • Plus, I’ve been assured (maybe) that you can accomplish the story content solo.
    • While I had a free account, I guess you can’t access the new story expansions unless you’re a subscriber, so I ponied up for the Amazon Starter bundle–$40 for a 90 day subscription.
    • So apparently you can either start from the beginning, or make a level 60 character and go straight into the Fallen Empire expansion. Unfortunately, since I barely know how to walk around, we should probably start at the beginning.
    • Helloo Jedi Consular.
    • Master Yuon Par apparently believes in throwing you in the deep end.
    • How do you even fight?
    • I feel like making your training facility right in the middle of a gang of “Flesh Raiders” is kind of a bad idea.
    • Oh, some passerbys resuscitated me, but I didn’t know how to open the chat window to thank them.
    • THANK YOU, RANDOM RESUSCITATORS! I DON’T KNOW HOW THIS THING WORKS.
    • There seems to be a lot of history that the Jedi didn’t know about, until I showed up.
    • Hey, we got a buddy. He looks a little like a Gorn.
    • I’m not sure why we keep saying this one dude is totally unhinged, when it just sounds like he wants to stop people from killing his village.
    • Oh we’re getting a light saber!
    • Well now, the dude seems a little crazy, but it can’t have helped that the ancient dark Jedi just shoved all the past knowledge of the Jedi into his head.
    • Our lizard friend doesn’t approve of us not killing the dude, but a Jedi has to do what a Jedi has to do.
    • Hm. Master Yuon seems a little peaked.
    • Could somebody come pick Master Yuon up off the floor, please?
    • Ok, off to Coruscant. Bright lights, big city.
    • Oh man, I just got a pet Rancor, and it is the cutest.
    • No one ever needed the Noetikons before?
    • It’s ok, random Noetikon-mule-guy. I can do surgery right here on the floor.
    • Yuon seems a little possessed.
    • Every time they say “justicars,” I start looking around for Samara.
    • BASTILA SHAN
    • I wish you could pause this thing once in awhile.
    • Sure, I’ll give up my strength until I find this one guy in the universe that’s behind the plague. That shouldn’t take more than a couple millennia.
    • I got a ship! Oh, and it totally reminds me of the Ebon Hawk!
    • Oops, forgot to pick advanced specialization. Going with Jedi Shadow, with a major in Balance.

Heroes Reborn, Season One, Episode 110: “11:53 to Odessa”

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Spoiler Thoughts:

  • Man, I am so bummed this series was cancelled.
  • I dunno Zack. Whether he finds out you were an EVO serial killer now or later, I think HRG is gonna kick your ass.
  • Yeah Tommy. I think you got to Erica’s house and just “passed out.”
  • Maybe you were tired, what with being kidnapped and all.
  • Erica’s power is Anti-Hope.
  • That’ll teach those dicks to pick on a little Japanese girl.
  • Parkman, you have not improved with age.
  • The Car Ride of Exposition.
  • LOL.  Erica named her Tomorrowland after a failed PC company.
  • Wow, LA Batman is just a bagful of fail.
  • Farah isn’t much better.
  • Poor proto-HRG Zachary.
  • Miko is such a badass.
  • Wait, didn’t they kill her Dad?
  • Didn’t they kill Hiro?
  • Is this the Land of Only-Mostly Dead People?
  • You know, Phoebe might always have been a jerk.
  • I would probably try a little harder to incapacitate Parkman. He’s not going to be easy to control once he wakes up.
  • Look–Erica took Tommy went to the Land Pavilion at EPCOT.
  • Clone guy is not impressed with Parkman.
  • Oh ugh, LA Batman.
  • HRG is doomed to be constantly trying to protect girls determined to expose their powers.
  • Parkman, you jerk.
  • Oh man, Otomo-San, you totally faked me out with the Master of Time and Space thing.
  • Ok, if Malina is having this much trouble with this one storm, I don’t know how she’s going to stop the apocalypse.
  • Mundys are awful.
  • That was their big escape plan?  Run?

Teen Wolf, Season Five, Episode Twelve: “Damnatio Memoriae”

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Spoiler Thoughts:

  • I wouldn’t be a Beacon Hills deputy for all the tea in China.
  • Ugh. I am totally watching poor Hayden’s sister walking around this murder building with my eyes partly closed so I don’t have to see her getting eaten.
  • Lol. I can’t tell whether that thing looks more like the police officer that was after Stitch, or the dog-demon thing in Ghostbusters.
  • I think she’s already running, ma’am.
  • Liam, I’m not sure Hayden’s all that into you.
  • Chimera girl has some unresolved Dad issues.
  • “You know what it is, don’t you?” Maybe you, Parrish?
  • Also, what the Hell happened to Parrish, after he melted out the gate at Eichen House?  He never seems that fazed about his alternate personality jaunts.
  • You’d think he’d at least start running out of shirts.
  • Although I guess you’d think they’d all start running out of shirts by now.
  • Glad Scott figured out what every teenage girl figures out eventually, and wore a red shirt.
  • Scott is not so much with the string theory.
  • Argent may not actually understand what a safe is for.
  • Good Lord, Stiles. Why would you go down into the basement?
  • Why is the whole hospital empty, if this isn’t a dream?
  • Well a) I do feel Stiles is smart enough to have appreciated this distinction a long time ago, and b) Sheriff Stalinski might be on morally grey ground here.
  • Although, let’s face it:  Who among us would not shred evidence for Stiles?
  • Aw. Stiles metaphorically had his eyes turned, like Derek.
  • Oh Derek. Where art thou?
  • Theo is kind of running a hedonistic pack.
  • Man, for a minute, I thought Scott was hearing heartbeats in Malia. Like she was having twins.
  • Deaton! I had totally forgotten what had happened to him.
  • Mason is the best.
  • Lydia’s situation doesn’t seem to have improved.
  • Oh ugh. It’s the bathtub where Lydia got traumatized by her grandma’s trepanning.
  • Oh we are going all Crimson Peak up in here.
  • Fun fact:  You grab someone’s arm and tell them “this isn’t a threat,” it’s pretty much a threat.
  • Scott is not a whiz at bandaging.
  • No touchee, Theo.
  • Oh hey, this is sounding more and more threat-y.
  • Mason is Liam’s Stiles.
  • Not to be too picky Lydia, since she seems like the only one who’s helping you, but wasn’t curly haired girl evil before?
  • I’m not so sure this little test would convince me that Theo and I were on the same side.
  • Liam, King of the Screwed Up.
  • I would maybe not totally trust undead evil Hayden.
  • OMG. How is Gerard STILL alive?
  • Wow.
  • Does…this facility not serve salads?
  • Some discreet product placement.
  • TAMLYN
  • Pretty elaborately done hair, for girls who were buried in the ground.

Teen Wolf, Season Five, Episode Eleven: “The Last Chimera”

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Spoiler Thoughts:

  • Ugh. I’m not sure trepanning is standard of care.
  • Oh, well at least Lydia didn’t get Kali Ma’d like Theo’s sister.
  • Wasn’t this the guy who had an eye in his forehead?
  • I can’t believe this awful creepy orderly is the only guy who never gets killed.
  • How does this girl not know the Sheriff when Stalinsky is in the ER like every week?
  • Scott’s looking a little peaked.
  • That’s not doing it good, Scott.
  • “Someone’s dying.”  It was almost you, Parrish.
  • Oh good thing he spun out right across the street from the Forest.
  • You know, Parrish, most people would pack a flashlight before flares.
  • Scott’s having one of those “heavy flow” days.
  • I feel like maybe everyone got so enamored of Dark!Angsty! Stiles, we’ve forgotten how funny he can be. Can we get happy funny Stiles back someday?
  • Well Stiles, how do you like getting the brunt of someone’s misdirected rage?
  • It has never, in the history of ever, been a good idea to check anyone into Eichen House.
  • It’s nice that everyone in town happens to be related to someone working at the hospital.
  • Liam’s Dad is all “why can’t my kid be like Mason.”
  • I wish I could walk into a library and have the book I need be the first one I randomly lift off the shelf.
  • Again, if only we had paid more attention to Danny’s school project on Telluric currents a couple years ago…
  • Mason is too good for this world.
  • Way to not sound like a total psycho, Parrish.
  • It’s been so long, I don’t remember why Malia knows what this kid looks like. I assume she fought him while everyone was out having individual issues.
  • Liam stopped off at the Zac Efron salon on the way to the Nemeton.
  • It’s always night at the Nemeton.
  • If Stiles doesn’t have a subdural by this time, it’ll be a miracle.
  • Argent’s entry would be a little more badass if it looked like he was even denting these guys a little bit.
  • Well I guess Scott was ok with giving away that whole “Theo doesn’t know I’m alive” advantage.
  • I’m actually with Theo on his assessment of Eichen House. Giving it a “would not recommend” on Yelp.

Heroes Reborn, Season One, Episode 109: “Sundae, Bloody Sundae”

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Spoiler Thoughts:

  • Ok, took a break from this show for the holidays and a variety of disasters, but now it’s back and we’re behiiiind…
  • Barely remember where we left off.
  • Oh that’s, right. Quentin’s evil now.
  • Suresh voiceover!
  • Aw. Peter Pan’s going to lose his girlfriend to amnesia.
  • I guess it wouldn’t be a lot to process if you hadn’t had Caspar take all his memories.
  • “Well, when Zachary says he lost his purpose, he means he lost his kid and then joined his psycho wife in a massive killing spree. Wait, where are you going?”
  • Look, LA Batman, there’s no way this crooked cop isn’t going to betray you. Don’t even worry about it.
  • THE HAITIAN LIVES.
  • This chef is doing a terrible job of butchering.
  • Aw. Caspar decided she should always have Paris.
  • That is totally Grunberg on the PA.
  • I’ll be sad if she shoots Caspar. He’s the only reliably effective person around.
  • Sniffle.
  • Well at this point, maybe he could rewind a little and give Caspar another chance.
  • I can’t help thinking that LA Batman isn’t meeting up with a lot of success.
  • Bye Corrupt Cop.
  • Also, totes pot calling the kettle Parkman.
  • While Parkman gets points for neatness, I can’t help thinking he’s wasting a lot of non-degradable plastic with each guy.
  • Like Quentin doesn’t notice his sister turned into Morticia?
  • MIKO.
  • Oh, some time passed.
  • …What?
  • Suresh, you are so opaque.