F.T.Life

F.T.Life – Jumps 4, 5 and 6

This is the key to self destruction. With it, one can see many ways to sacrifice for the “greater good.” If you drain away the energy, and use it all sprinting, you may find what you seek. That desperate drive can take you far. Further than most would even think. But when you get there, will there be anything left? <Previous / Next> ... Read More

F.T.Life

F.T.Life – Jump 3

It was wonderful, and filled with beauty. That light, glowing softly in the dark, feeding off power that even he could barely comprehend.  Soft blue like that of a clear sky practically hypnotized the mind. The glow demanded attention. It was terrible, and promised death. <Previous / Next> ... Read More

Literature

American Gods “Git Gone” Review: I Needed Craft Supplies…

Warning: The following review contains spoilers from episode four of Starz’ adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods. Here we encounter our first true deviation from the original American Gods novel and yet, with not one line written by author Neil Gaiman, he says it’s his favorite episode.  The viewer gets to delve into Laura Moon‘s back story, with a compelling performance by Emily Browning, but is it the Laura we are looking for? The opening scene shows an... Read More

F.T.Life

F.T.Life – Jump 2.5

The screens, controls and light fixture flare and die in random intervals. Static veils over every visible surface. The FTL core rattles against its shielding. The very framework of the ship nearly shakes itself apart as it comes to an abrupt and sudden stop. Their one warning came too late. The pirates are upon the hapless crew. They’ve crawled right into the spider’s web, and soon, fangs shall dig into their hides and drain them of all hope. They should have stayed home. Now... Read More

Literature

American Gods “The Bone Orchard” Review: The Brave New World

Warning: The following review contains spoilers from the series premiere of American Gods. Oh, dear nerdy readers, I hope you’re as much a fan of Neil Gaiman as I am, because we’re about to delve into the realm of perhaps his greatest literary accomplishment. The book-to-television adaptation of American Gods has finally arrived on Starz, and you better be damn well thrilled about that! The opening credits alone are rife with iconography, both historical and modern, matching... Read More

F.T.Life

F.T.Life – Jump 2

Nothing makes sense. It’s all a garbled mess. The flash of violet is happy and alive, the underlying grey is sorrowful. In their locked conflict, they swirl, and both emotions are tainted with their counterparts. Their conflict wounds them both, but still they entwine. The light grows too intense. She squints up in confusion, blinded by the white that is left behind. <Previous / Next> Stay caught up on each and every new chapter of F.T.Life by subscribing to the nerdslant e-mail... Read More

Harry Potter

Fantastic Beasts 2: Dumbledore and More!

As nerdslant previously reported, the lovely producers who brought us Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them have planned not one, not two, not three, but four more additions to the series!  Needless to say, the first film was wonderful, with Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne)  accidentally unleashing fantastical, magical Hell upon New York and helping to catch notorious dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) all in one go. While the plotline and backstories were entirely new... Read More

F.T.Life

F.T.Life – Jump 1

Systems are in… questionable condition. Sensors are on the fritz. Sophia, the only reliable pilot, is out of commission. The unlikely crew, it seems, is drifting aimlessly in a nebula… at least they hadn’t sheered the old vessel in half. <Previous / Next> Stay caught up on each and every new chapter of F.T.Life by subscribing to the nerdslant e-mail newsletter and click here for the complete chapter library. ... Read More

F.T.Life

F.T.Life – Jump 0

Space, the gateway to the rest of our universe. Here we have a tale of adventure, taken to the stars. F.T.Life is a project that occurred to me while playing the computer game FTL; Faster Than Light. I highly recommend checking it out Steam if you haven’t already. These little characters move about the dangerous and unforgiving galaxy aboard a small metal vessel in the emptiness that surrounds our own little world. What must they feel? This more personal science fiction story will... Read More

Detailed Report

The Newest Harry Potter News is Literally Fantastic

Admist mixed reviews for J.K. Rowling’s most recent wizarding work, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (it’s really a screenplay, but whatevs), Potterheads have turned their squees towards the next film in the franchise: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Set to come out November 18th, the film’s based on the fictional textbook from the Harry Potter series. Sounds meta, right? The book appeared in Rowling’s first novel, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s... Read More