Sunday, January 25, 2015

The Bechtloff's podcast: Episode 31

William Rome stops by for my latest podcast. We talk about #GamerGate, why Movie Bob is such a loser, the stupidity of mainstream conservatives, and more. Check it out here.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The Escapist should have fired Movie Bob

Earlier today it looked like the Escapist had fired Movie Bob. They didn't. But, even though I've argued before that he shouldn't be fired, I'm arguing now that he should. Check out my video here.

The Bechtloff's Podcast: Episode 30

Finally got back into podcasting after a little break. In my latest one I talk about the MGTOW civil war, conservative hero worship of Chris Kyle, Nintendo Amiibos, and more. Check it out here.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Changes coming for 2015

Back in January in a short post I said this on this blog:

So this year I intend to focus on self improvement, both physical and spiritual, as well as ditch a few bad habits that had been holding me back. And along those lines some major changes will be coming to this blog, chief among them I'm looking to start doing podcasts and even videos.

And looking back this has been quite the year for me. I did indeed expand into doing a podcast and videos, I climbed a damn mountain, and even got a paid writing gig over at Reaxxion. I've left some bad habits in 2013 and picked up a few good ones. There will be more changes to come here. For starters, the Review of the Week, in which I review a new comic book ever week, is done, after over 2 years of not missing a week. Truth be told I often had very little to say in these last couple months. In the future comic book reviews will go under The Bechtloff's Longbox. Articles on here will be longer, but also not as regular, as I am juggling this, the Youtube, Reaxxion, and a life outside the interwebs. Also I intend to work on my editing skills so I can do video reviews this coming year.

I want to thank everyone who reads this blog and watches my Youtube channel. I hope to have even better stuff for you in 2015.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

The Bechtloff's Podcast: Episodes 27 and 28.

My latest podcast is up, and I just noticed I forgot to put a link to my last one on here. So in episode 27 I talk about my recent trip to RetroGameCon, #GamerGate and #shirtgate, some drama regarding my former church, and the insane SJW reaction to Reaxxion.com. Check it out here.

And in my latest podcast Davis Aurini stops by and we discus Churchianity, my conflict with the Harvest Bible crowd, as well as the nature of suicide, grace, and various other theological issues. Davis and I disagree on a lot of theological issues, but he thinks deeply on these things, and is a pleasure to chat with. Check it out here.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Review of the Week: Superior Iron Man #2

If you haven't already, check out my review of issue 1. So last issue Tony Stark got most of San Fransisco addicted to Extremis and is charging them an arm and a leg to keep getting it. In this issue Daredevil tries to stop Tony, only get his ass handed to him and then infected with Extremis himself, which has restored his normal sight.

The conflict between Matt and Tony is pretty interesting. As I said last time these two don't have much of a history together, so it's a chance to blaze a new trail. I don't much care for Tony's new look, but I'm sure it won't last anyways, nothing ever does as far as his armor goes. All and all there isn't much to even say about this issue I didn't say about the first one, but it's pretty solid and is definitely worth checking out.

Sorry I don't have more here folks, but there just wasn't much out I had anything to say on.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Review of the Week: Mega Man #43

In this issue Mega Man continues to work his way through the Mega Man III robot masters, in this issue Gemini Man, Magnet Man and Needle Man, Dr. Wily gets caught sending unauthorized transmissions to his Robot Masters by Auto, who Dr. Wily then attacks and takes out Auto's memory chip, and jailed terrorist Xander Payne continues to prophesize about another Sonic/Mega Man crossover.

This was a solid issue, and it did explore the characters of these Robot Masters with surprising depth, but it still felt like filler. This book often suffers from being written with the trade paper backs in mind. Also, as I've said before, doing another Sonic crossover this soon is a mistake. All and all though this is a solid book and worth checking out, despite a few flaws.