Looking back on Immortalized. Repeatedly.

Hm… I am thinking about my review of the Disturbed album Immortalized. And now I am starting to realize the majority of songs I could give it a Very Okay review over might be somewhat smaller than I first thought when I was writing that review. The songs I should have given it points for are:

  1. Eye of the Storm
  2. Immortalized
  3. Vengeful One
  4. Open Your Eyes
  5. What You Waiting For
  6. Who
  7. Save Our Last Goodbye
  8. Never Wrong
  9. Taught You To Hate
  10. Tyrant
  11. Legion of Monsters
  12. Brave and Bold

I never really fully understood the songs I gave it points for. But, in conclusion, I can say I change Immortalized’s score to a 75. Perhaps their older albums will warrant scores in the 90’s range when I go to review those. In the mean time, I leave you with me repeating to myself a video game quote from Assassin’s Creed [2007] character Malik Al-Sayf:

“You cannot know anything. Only suspect. You must suspect to be wrong. To have overlooked something. Anticipate! How many times must I remind you of this?” [in this use of this quote ‘you’ is me referring to… me]. Thanks all,

~TLD

The Absence of my Favorite Easterling and Haradrim Article, and how I plan to cope with it

So… I have had an extremely magical weekend with one of my very best friends, specifically my very best Atheist friend. I had intended at one point in this weekend I had with him to show him an article from a website called “The Cimmerian” called “Barbarians of Middle-earth the Haradrim” that was mainly focused on the Haradrim, but from my reading of it simultaneously explains the Haradrim and the Easterlings remarkably well.

This was a phenomenal article and was indeed the only article I honestly cared for on that entire website. Entirely because it explained all I needed to know about the Haradrim and Easterlings in order to make legit portrayals of them in Civilization 5 mods, Medieval 2 Total War mods, or just plain old in-my-brain. It even gave me a massively better idea of how to develop characters among them and tell stories about them than before I’d read the article.

But anyhow, I go to show my friend this article and I find that it has been deleted from the internet. I am justifiably very enraged at what happened to this angelic article at first, but then he managed to calm me with an idea:

Finding the article’s author’s e-mail address and asking the author for a copy of the article.

Well, this idea just might work. If it does, then I will gladly store the normal version and a “Special Extended Edition” of my own in my MacBook Pro hard drive.

In the mean time, I say I am terribly sorry that some Authoritarian Statist Big-Government scum have forced you, owners of the site known as “the Cimmerian”, and your beautiful Haradrim and Easterling explanation magic [or should I call it explanation science as science is the one I believe to be real?] off the internet.

I am a fan of that Haradrim article of yours. That article even gave me ideas of how to develop many of my own races for my own fictional Earth-like planet!

So, in short, I simply needed to get this Cimmerian thing about Haradrim & Easterlings out of my system the most extroverted way I can: by speaking of it right here on WordPress. Thank you all for your understanding,

~TLD

Mountain Dew Pitch Black Review

Hello people! I am aware it has been something along the lines of “forever” since I have said anything about anything here…. so perhaps I need to start with a Beverage Review. So here goes something:

Negatives

  1. I kinda expect a drink called “Pitch Black” to be pure black in color. Instead it’s Blackish Purple. Honesty lesson about how Honesty is just part of true Capitalism, anyone?

Positives

  1. I love that they are able to make such an innovative deviation of grape flavoring…
  2. Rather fascinating to me how one can merge the taste of grape juice with such, blessedly, high caffeine content!
  3. Did I mention it is rather fun to notice how the labeling is very Halloween-like no matter what month it is? The Lime green “Mtn” and the very bright red “Dew” and how the outlining of them is rather blackish…

Final Verdict

Not really sure what to say of this particular flavor of Dew…. Perhaps I am just destined to give this a score of 75. This is on the scale of 0 to 100 where 60 or higher means good and 40 or lower means bad. So basically I like this kind of Dew but there are a great many better sorts of Dew out there.

That’s all I got to say about Mountain Dew Pitch Black. Thank you all,

~TLD