What got our gutchies in a googoo outside of horror in 2015? We thought you’d never ask!
Carcassonne: Winter Edition
Full disclosure: I was going to give praise to Star Trek Deck Building Game: The Next Generation and it totally deserves it (and for more than just the nostalgia factor), but I received Carcassonne: Winter Edition for Yule and I’m addicted. It’s a tile-laying board game where you get points by building cities and roads and farms and monasteries. It won’t take you long to catch on to the mechanics, but as Meredith says, “it’s thinky.” The artwork is awesome (courtesy of Anne Patzke) and full of snow and woodland creatures, including a cute mythical fox. You might notice that Meredith and I talk about board games a lot. Perhaps The Whorer will delve into horror-themed games in 2016. #GatherYourParty – Fem
Art Angels by Grimes
Grimes’ previous album Visions fueled many a late night / early morning work session. To put it succinctly, it was dreamy. She took a lot of misogynistic bullshit in the music press as to whether she is a great tunesmith, or just a flash-in-the-pan novelty act. Doubters were slayed divine retribution style with the release of Art Angels. Sure, I do wish it was more industrial / goth, but there is no more b.s. about whether she’s a producer to be reckoned with. The next Bjork? Possibly maybe. Shortly after this album came out, I was at Fem’s apartment listening to this record on headphones mumbling about “a million dollars… a million dollars.” She screams at me, “what are you saying about a million dollars!” “Oh, I was just thinking I hope Grimes makes a million dollars.” –Meredith Continue reading
We’re throwing a party in anticipation of The X-Files revival and you’re invited!
December 27-January 17: Every week starting Sunday, December 27 we’ll be live-tweeting an episode of the original X-Files with our friend Jason up until the premiere of the new mini-series on January 24. Queue up your streaming service or pull out those box sets and join us:
December 27, 9:00PM: S2E3, “Soft Light”
January 3, 9:00PM: S3E4, “Clyde Bruckman’s Final Repose”
January 10, 9:00PM: S5E5, “Post-modern Prometheus”
, 6:30 PM: S6E3, “Triangle”
January 17, 9:00PM:
S6E3, “Triangle” S2E20, “Humbug”
* NOTE: ALL TIMES CST
Why did we pick these episodes? We didn’t. Jason did. (Well, except “Humbug.”) Tweet along and find out why! @jshawhan @thewhorer #XFilesRevival
February 20 – Con Nooga Presentation “We Want to Believe (in The X-Files)”: We’ll be live-tweeting the new episodes, but we’ll also be watching and collecting our thoughts for a panel discussion at Con Nooga in February – more details to come!
Catch up with our previous musings on the subject while you wait:
“At the Movies: The X-Files: I Want to Believe“
“X-Files Loves It Some Daddy Patriarchy”
“‘You’re Right, Mulder.’ X-Files, Part 2″
Episode 17: The X-Files – I Want to Believe