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Health, Order Cancellations, Fighting Through It

Posted By on September 3, 2014

Today I learned that I can not have targeted chemo, that I need full-on radiation to deal with the cancer in my liver. Right now my life is just waiting on terrible things to happen, with little wonders in-between the terrors of the world. I’m hoping I do not lose my hair or get extremely sick. I am already underweight, and it is very difficult for me to gain weight.

I had to cancel my Sideshow Toys 1:6th scale Batman figure order today. I did not want to, but with everything going on it is what needed to be done. It is being a very rough week already and it is only Wednesday. Tomorrow I have two appointments with different specialists that will give me two different views on what I need to do that can not co-exist with each other. It is so fun.

With everything going on, each day has turned into a battle to keep fighting and to keep myself out of falling back into depression. It is not easy, but I will persist. I can not die this young! I am not ready to die yet, I must forge on and slay anything that stands in my way of life.

Photography and The Walking Dead Season 4

Posted By on September 1, 2014

I get to play photographer soon! I say play because I consider myself awful at it. I’m masquerading as a professional for a bit though. Charging up the camera now. If only the battery charged faster…

Anyways, we may be giving away a Walking Dead Season 4 digital download code! Is there any interest? Comment below and I’ll consider posting up a new contest in a few days.

Batman, Cancer, and Life

Posted By on August 31, 2014

Well, it has been a fun and a rough time recently. The cancer can not be burned out, so I get chemo. Fun stuff, huh? Now, onto the better news. I have contacted the winner of Batman: Assault on Arkham, so check your emails.


Hasbro – The Reviews Stop Here

Posted By on August 25, 2014

No more will Hasbro get any sort of publicity or advertisement from this website. After being screwed over by their poor distribution and at best questionable product control, their latest customer support blunder was the final straw. Numerous times I have had their products arrive either broken or with two right hands/two left hands, or other things that should not happen. Each time it has to be something I won’t be able to readily replace, and their idea of service is to replace it with something of “equal value”. If I wanted something of equal value I would return it to a store and get something else off the shelf, from a better company like NECA or Funko. Well, this latest round ends my support of Hasbro. I advise collectors to do their best to avoid this shady company in the future.

Wolfenstein – The New Order (PS4)

Posted By on August 22, 2014

I started to burn through my backlog yesterday since it was one of the first few days I have been able to concentrate enough to really do anything, and I started with Wolfenstein. The New Order has a lot of features the older games in the series had, such as finding all of the hidden objects in levels and some of the crazy experiments encountered. The graphics look absolutely wonderful, but the gameplay as a whole is just another first person shooter. Granted, it isn’t a bad FPS, but it really doesn’t stand out as much as other titles right now.

Overall I would say the game is worth a rental. It is a fun trip, but it isn’t anything special enough to keep on the shelf.

Bravely Default – 3DS

Posted By on August 20, 2014

Bravely Default is a game I have heard a lot of people praise, so I finally cracked it open and attempted to play through it, and what I discovered is not what I expected.

The game starts off good enough, the graphics reminded me of an old Square-Soft title. Then it got to the actual playing and things started to rapidly go downhill. It is a fairly simple RPG, the Brave and Default system do not add that much depth. They’re the equivalent to Defend and Berserker Rage. I spent most of my time playing grinding levels in order to be able to progress. If you pick this game up, unless you love grinding and playing the same areas over again with slightly stronger enemies you have already seen, skip this.

Overall, the game was a let down and I consider it a title to pass on.


Posted By on August 18, 2014

Sorry for the lack of updates as of late my few but loyal readers. I’m going to take a minute to explain what is going on in my life right now, normal updates should resume in a day or two once things settle down.

Friday I received a phone call from one of my doctors. I have liver cancer. It isn’t bad enough to get me extra points on the transplant list yet, but it is growing at a rather fast rate. I am being rushed through the last stuff I need to get onto the list, and next week I have targeted chemo and a liver biopsy to do. It is a very rough time for me right now, and to everyone who is there for me and has helped out, either emotionally or by donating to the fund for my after-care, thank you so much. Everyone who has taken a few minutes of their day to talk to me or just to say “I hope things get better”, thank you. I don’t plan on posting a lot of updates about this for the sake of keeping here mostly positive, but I wanted everyone to know why I have been absent.

Here is a link if you would like to donate or share it on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, or anywhere:

By the end of the week your standard product reviews and fun posts will resume.

-Nathan, also known as Captain Theo

Update on Life

Posted By on August 14, 2014

So it is known, I am currently working up to getting on a liver transplant list. If updates ever get slow, I may be in the hospital.

Batman – Assault on Arkham Review

Posted By on August 12, 2014

Batman: Assault on Arkham is the latest DC animated movie. It isn’t as much Batman as Suicide Squad: Arkham Break-in. It doesn’t feel like a tie-in with the Arkham games, as much as they try to claim it is. It feels like a mixture of 30% Arkham videogames, 70% New 52 Suicide Squad. Batman plays a rather minor role, maybe having 20 minutes of total screentime. Now, that does not make the movie bad! Assault on Arkham has a lot of comic book throwbacks and references to the first New 52 Suicide Squad series, including a very awkward scene with Deadshot and Harley Quinn. It is a very fun movie, but it is not for children. Sex scenes that do all but show nipple, and loads of blood-filled violence and deaths! King Shark even bites a few heads off. If that alone doesn’t sell it for you, I don’t know what will.

Assault on Arkham is a definite buy.


Our Time Will Come

Posted By on August 11, 2014

KMFDM has a new CD coming soon, OUR TIME WILL COME. Pre-orders just went up! I am extremely excited for the newest edition to my KMFDM library. Expect a full review once it arrives.