Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Tuesdays with Tarinae 10/29

Tuesdays with Tarinae bringing you things recently in geek...

League of Legends Gets Jinxed

LoL, the extremely popular MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) game of the moment, has released a new champion for players to utilize in their battles. Her name is Jinx. Jinx is an unhinged and outrageous. She is lewd, crude, and has major attitude. She is also an ammunitionist of sorts and her major attraction is the "Switcheroo" between a minigun and rocket launcher! Check out this amazing music video they did for her release!

Costumed Disney Princesses

Apparently I am currently addicted to Disney Princesses. I am approaching my birthday so perhaps I am regressing and reliving my childhood. But I am also celebrating Halloween and costumes and that is why I can't help but share this awesome collection of art by Isaiah Stephens that I discovered. You can see the full gallery here.

MovieFone Thor 2 Clip

This new clip from Thor: The Dark World features the sky battle action with Thor & Loki!


Drop a comment and tell me what you found out this week in geek life!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Book Review: Vol'jin: Shadows of the Horde

Vol'jin: Shadows of the Horde By Michael Stackpole

Publisher: Gallery Book s(June 16, 2013)
Age Group: Adult
Pages (Hardcover): 352
Series: World of Warcraft #12
Source: Library
ISBN-13: 9781416550679
Genre: Fantasy | Lore Supplement
Series Reviews: Arthas (5★)

Shadows of the Horde follows Vol’jin to the lost continent of Pandaria, where the troll chieftain's loyalties are put to the ultimate test when a member of his own faction moves to assassinate him. . . .

Aided by the renowned brewmaster Chen Stormstout, Vol'jin takes refuge in a remote mountain monastery to recover from his wounds. His time there, however, is far from peaceful, as intense visions of the past assault the Darkspear chieftain, and the ancient Zandalari tribe mounts a series of attacks on Pandaria. In his struggle to make sense of what’s happening, Vol'jin must ultimately decide where his allegiances lay—a choice that could save or doom his people . . . and forever alter the fate of the Horde.


Getting used to the writing style of Michael Stackpole was considerably interesting. The slow points in this book that were story and history based were on the slow side, this really captured that nature of the Pandaren but it also meant for a laborious read. But then in times of war and times of action his writing was action-packed and one blow after the other. This left me on a roller coaster of reading interest; while I absolutely loved this story and everything in it, I slugged through it at an unusually slow pace.

The character of Vol'jin is so critical to the World of Warcraft lore that this book is an integral part of the story. It connects the events in game of the Dagger in the Dark scenario and the 5.3 content patch Escalation. This book is inundated with amazing amounts of lore for both troll, pandaren and the mogu.

Stackpole did a wonderful job at fleshing out characters that we wanted to see more of including Taran Zhu, Chen Stormstout, and Li Li. He also did a wonderful job at introducing us to new characters including Yalia and Tyrathan Khort. He made the lives of these people jump off the pages and they held on to you with a vice-like grip.

If you're a fan of World of Warcraft novels this books is a must read in my opinion. I am a troll fanatic and I just love everything this book has to offer. I should declare that given its subject matter that is does speak in strong dialects at time but that is akin to Stackpole's great job of creating mood, voice, and setting!

Rating out of 5:

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Watch it or Buy it: World War Z

Watch it or Buy it Quickie DVD Review

Let me just start off by saying that Brad Pitt did an amazing job in this film. I have always been a Brad Pitt fan and I think this movie highlights why that is. This movie had everything you would want from a zombie film including desperation, action, brutality, and gore. But it also had something else, it had motivation. Motivation and hope to cure the world.

One of my favorite things  about a dystopian setting is the reason things are the way they are. What I really enjoyed about this movie was the search for Patient 0 and the idea that they were really going to know what happened this time. The problem with this is that once you know where it is going, once you have seen it, the movie loses something and leaves you with a weird since of ending that perhaps isn't calling for more than one watch.


Watch it or Buy it is The Fandomonium's attempt to save you time and money with real life reviews handed to you at the speed of light.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Episode 2: Hero Hype

TEGP: Episode 2

This week Natasha and I are talking comic book movies. We talk about our favorites and I dish out movies that are almost 10 years old and blubber through terrible pronunciations of names and calling people by the wrong name. This episode is full of silly and awesome all at the same time!

You will need this as a reference, I promise:

If you have a question, comment, or want to say hi leave a comment below or email us at theeclecticgeekpodcast@gmail.com.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Tuesdays with Tarinae 10/8

Tuesday with Tarinae bringing you this week in geek...

Desolation of Smaug Trailer

Warner Brothers released the official movie trailer for the second Hobbit film. This comes after a teaser trailer this summer and the movie is due to release on December 13. My first reaction to this trailer is that the proportions look tremendously better than in the first movie. A hobbit is tiny and dwarves are short; those are not facts you saw in the sizing of The Legendary Journey.

Matt Smith Musical

The 11th Doctor has been actively engaging in other roles and preparing himself to continue his career once his stint as The Doctor has come to an end. After shaving his head and ripping out, he had debuted his new look for the Ryan Gosling film, How to Catch a Monster, earlier this year. Now he accepted a role in a musical production of Ameican Psycho; he is taking on the role as Patrick Batemen who was played by Christian Bale in the 2000 cinematic version.

Ender's Game Clip

Summit Entertainment has released a full 40 second clip from Ender's Game that releases in Novemeber. The clip is Harrison Ford and Asa Butterfield during the scene where Colonel Graff assigns Ender to lead the Dragon Army.

Professor X

I found this really amazing fan art of Professor Xavier from Marvel's X-Men! It was done by artist Mark Kelly!


Drop a comment and tell me what you found out this week in geek life!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Featured Game: Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
Release Date: October 29, 2013

New Era. New Assassin. New Rules.

It is 1715. Pirates rule the Caribbean and have established a lawless pirate republic. Among these outlaws is a fearsome young captain named Edward Kenway. His exploits earn the respect of pirate legends like Blackbeard, but draw him into an ancient war that may destroy everything the pirates have built.

Set sail on the high seas in Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, a pirate-filled adventure in the Assassin's Creed saga. Become Edward Kenway, a charismatic yet brutal pirate captain, trained by Assassins. Command your ship, the Jackdaw, and strike fear in all who see her. Plunder and pillage to upgrade the Jackdaw with ammunition and equipment needed to fight off enemy ships as you venture out to discover the most diverse Assassin's Creed world ever created.

*Synopsis provided by IGN.com

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Episode 1: Fall TV Preview

TEGP: Episode 1

This week Natasha and I discuss the things that are coming on the telly this fall. Conversation ranges from Once Upon a Time to The Witches of East End and everywhere in between. We also have our first segment of First Watch and a trailer talk! Give it a listen!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Featured Read: Unbreakable by Kami Garcia

Unbreakable by Kami Garcia

Publisher: Little, Brown for Young Readers (October 1, 2013)
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 320 (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780316210171
Genre: Action/Adventure & Supernatural

I am so excited for this book to release because that means the awesome that this book is can now be obtained by people everywhere! This book is everything that makes things like Da Vinci Code and National treasure exciting. It is like a treasure hunt of epic proportions that have been dumped onto these children out of default. And it has ghosts.

If you live in Lexington, Kentucky this is the Book of the Month at Joseph-Beth Booksellers.

I never believed in ghosts. Until one tried to kill me.

When Kennedy Waters finds her mother dead, her world begins to unravel. She doesn't know that paranormal forces in a much darker world are the ones pulling the strings. Not until identical twins Jared and Lukas Lockhart break into Kennedy’s room and destroy a dangerous spirit sent to kill her. The brothers reveal that her mother was part of an ancient secret society responsible for protecting the world from a vengeful demon — a society whose five members were all murdered on the same night.

Now Kennedy has to take her mother’s place in the Legion if she wants to uncover the truth and stay alive. Along with new Legion members Priest and Alara, the teens race to find the only weapon that might be able to destroy the demon — battling the deadly spirits he controls every step of the way.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

An Eclectic Geek Podcast Celebration Giveaway!

So Natasha, Kentucky Geek Girl, and I have a thing. And it is a podcast. It is also quite official and awesome. In honor of this years in the making event, I have decided to host a giveaway! Check out the prize and details then enter to win!

Listen to: Episode 0

Prize Details
1 Star Wars Jedi Academy Prize Pack

This book is in the same line as Darth Vader & Son and Vader's Little Princess. This is recommended for Star Wars fans and fans of a snarky attitude. It is also recommended for young readers! Jeffery Brown's first two books are hilarious and this follows suit! There are also 6 awesome buttons! Enter below to win!

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