March 30, 2012

Russian LOST Clone "Ostrov" Doesn't Even Try

Well, if that's an April Fools' joke, they're a bit early with it...but well, it's not, and it's airing since January 31 in Belarus: The Russian Lost, which they apparently call OCTPOB...uhm nope, it's actually Ostrov, meaning "the Island", with the whole title translating to The Island of Unwanted People.

I'm already exhausted now, so I will just leave you with the synopsis so you can form your own opinions:

A group of tourists out of thirteen people, including Lisa and Andrew, arrives in an Asian country, but instead of waiting for an exotic travel ordeal. Shipwrecked, they are saved on a desert island. Accident will survive. Everyone uses his skills to occupy a niche in the new society. Finds her and Lisa. Having read detective stories, it begins its own investigation of the circumstances under which they were a motley company was on the island and makes everyone remember their past. Lisa discovers a strange pattern: they were once connected.

You can actually watch the first season here if you dare, but I guess you will may be satisfied with the trailer below already (at least if you don't speak Russian):

Game of Thrones – "The North Remembers" (Sneak Peek)

via Fuck Yeah Lost! & SpoilerTV

Nosoyo: "Just Before The Faint" Cover & Tracklist Revealed

Today I've got a little exclusive scoop straight out of awesome Amsterdam for you, by which I mean the tracklist for the upcoming debut album of our favorite six-piece Nosoyo.

If you're following the alt-pop ensemble centered around singer/songwriter Donata on Facebook, you may have already discovered the album's title and cover (another pretty design by Joost Stokhof of the things we are), and now you also get the final tracklist.

"Just Before The Faint" will most likely become available mid-April, but since there's no official release date yet I'll just keep you updated when the time has finally come for you to grab the long-anticipated disc. And if you're way too excited right now, you can take a look at Nosoyo's older demo songs on Bandcamp for an early impression of some album songs.

Check out the tracklist and a great clip from Nosoyo's big 2011 tour below:

Nosoyo
"Just Before The Faint"

Album (Spring 2012)

Tracklist:

  • Close To Me
  • Stepping Stone
  • The Closest To Death
  • Clockwise
  • Dreck
  • Bloody Mary Poppins
  • Mirrors
  • Smoke Signal
  • Sharks
  • From Now On

Nosoyo – 2011 Live Tour Clip

Sarah Donner Rocks the Oatmeal's Pterodactyl Poem

Over half a million people have watched the Motherfucking Pterodactyl Song (based on this Oatmeal comic) while I'm writing this, and most of them, me included, have wondered about the beautiful voice that's singing the Oatmeal's lines along the clip.

Well, that's Sarah Donner, indie folkpop "singer/songwriter/creative type who likes cats, 90s mixtapes, musicals, and sequins." She has a lot of good music on her official website, much of it available for free, and I really recommend checking her stuff out, because it's wonderful.

Not only does she seem like a pretty sweet person, but her talent is undeniable. And the Pterodactyl song is awesome! Go for it below and check out some of Sarah's many great solo songs here or here, for example.

Sarah Donner & The Oatmeal – "The Motherfucking Pterodactyl Song"

March 29, 2012

Game of Thrones: HBO's Hot Season 2 Sneaks!

If HBO's countless specials, previews, interviews, first looks, and announcements haven't raised your anticipation for the second season of Game of Thrones yet, the six brand-new sneak peeks from the season opener "The North Remembers" should be more than enough to fire up your excitement for April 1st, when we can finally follow this awesome show on our screens again!

I don't want to say too much and will just leave you to enjoy the first official scenes from the new season, which adapts George R.R. Martin's second Song of Ice and Fire novel, called A Clash of Kings. A little bit of Night's Watch stuff and Tyrion goodness, plus some Robb badassery, some dirty Daenerys, and some freaking awesome dragon special effects!

Game of Thrones – "The North Remembers" (Sneak Peek)

via SpoilerTV

March 27, 2012

Tenacious D's New Video Stars...Wait, Yoshiki?

A new video by the mighty Tenacious D will soon enter our world, foreshadowing the new album "Rize of the Fenix" (due March 15) and it features a lot of famous faces like Dave Grohl, Val Kilmer, and...wait, Yoshiki?

Now how did that happen? You can spot him at about 0:45 into the clip below, which is actually much more interesting in the beginning. Because of Maria Menounos, of course. What did you think?

Click the clip below for a first look at the new Tenacious D video for "To Be The Best" (heh!), starring, yes...that just must be him. Or just watch the song on YouTube, which is not available in Germany. Thanks, GEMA!

Tenacious D – "To Be The Best" Preview Clip

And thanks Evan!

Alcatraz' Season 1 Ends, Let's Have a Second!

So Alcatraz' debut season is over and guess what? The season finale even answered quite a lot questions – or at least allows you to form your own conclusions on many levels that won't be that far off if the show should return to a second season.

Fox still hasn't decided on the fates of two shows I'm following, one being Alcatraz, the other one being Fringe (which, by the way, ends its current season with a two-parter titled "End Game". Does that sound promising?), and I could live with both being renewed.

Anyway, I liked the Alcatraz finale (and the 12th episode running before the finale) and they offered quite a few revelations, while – of course – raising quite a handful of new questions. Even if a possible start into a second season isn't that hard too predict (Possible spoiler ahead: Don't you also believe that Rebecca will naturally wake up eventually because she has something special running through her veins as well?), I also liked the foreshadowing of a nationwide spree of returning inmates as well as their Bullitt car chase tribute.

On a side not, my little site with 63s trading cards is now also finished regarding the first season, and if you haven't seen anything of Alcatraz so far at all, don't be afraid: you don't have to. But if you like the trailer below, why not give it a spin!

Alcatraz – Season 1 First Look Trailer

March 22, 2012

L'Arc~en~Ciel Cast & Pay Their MSG Audience

L'Arc~en~Ciel are the first Japanese band to appear live in New York's famous Madison Square Garden this Saturday and you might even get paid to see them live.

No jokes: Gotham Casting is really looking for paid audience and I can only guess it's either because the band didn't sell as much tickets as they expected or because they want only beautiful people to fill the front rows for their recorded live material, which will be sold on DVD later.

So it's up to you, New Yorkers: If you want to spend 4-5 hours of your Saturday panting in front of Hyde, you'll get a whopping $50. Oh, and your friends too, by the way, if you bring some along. Not sure if you still have to buy the ticket, though.

Too funny. I've never seen another band casting audience for their momumental show at MSG before, and if I were a long-time fan of the guys I'd be really pissed to see all those paid people in front of me faking some love for the little crooner. Not sure if good move or just stupid, L'Arc!

L'Arc~en~Ciel – "My Heart Draws A Dream" (Live)

Thanks \o/!

March 20, 2012

Review: Yellow Fried Chickenz - "I" ("One")

Gackt's seven-man boygroup Yellow Fried Chickenz has released their first full album, the 11-song compilation "I" ("One"), and after their latest single flop "Mata, koko de aimasho" my expectations weren't that high to begin with.

But it's not completely awful. In fact, some titles like the opener "Circle" or "Mousou Girl" are quite what you would expect from an album like this: straight-forward, sweeping party rock that is instrumentally flawless. Gackt's potential for catchy melodies is noticeable here as it is on his solo records, and the first YFC single "The End Of The Day" is a prime example for that.

Since at least half of the target audience is female, though, we also get some boring ballads near the end, which are not the strength of those guys in combination. Even worse: the blatant use of auto-tune, which, as an artist like Gackt, is quite an insult to fans who want to hear their favorite singer, not some weird digital version of him. This is taken way too far on the closing ballad "Not Alone", which is an unlistenable snoozefest full of digital crap over an astonishingly underwhelming instrumental.

The worst decision, though, was probably the inclusion of Gackt's former solo track "Mind Forest" in the middle of the album. For once, it's the worse YFC version (naturally) with its clumsy English vocals, but it also humbles every other song on the disc with its way superior songwriting. Especially downers like the overdone and weird "Saishuu tsuukoku Countdown" or "Renai Driver", which is as monotonous as it is stuffed with every possible crap.

Given the title of the album, Gackt will probably continue to underwhelm fans with his YFC project, but in the end, those who need to have this album will probably be happy with it. The few moments of goodness (like my favorite, the rousing "Last Kiss") are not enough to make me happy, though, so I keep looking forward to Gackt's next solo surprise.

Yellow Fried Chickenz – "Last Kiss" (Live)

March 16, 2012

Tim Burton's Dark Shadows Trailer Revealed

The first trailer for Tim Burton's latest project Dark Shadows, a re-imagining of the popular '60s gothic soap, has arrived online and it looks like a lot of fun!

Johnny Depp stars as the 200-year-old vampire Barnabas Collins and the rest of the cast is stuffed with other big names like Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter, Eva Green, Jonny Lee Miller, Christopher Lee, and even Alice Cooper as himself. I already love the look and feel of Burton's take on the material, which looks appropriately gloomy, dark and humorous.

Here's a story summary from Wikipedia, with the new trailer below for you to enjoy:

In 1752, the Collins family sails from Liverpool, England to North America. The son, Barnabas, grows up to be a wealthy playboy in Collinsport, Maine and is the master of Collinwood Manor. He breaks the heart of a witch, Angelique Bouchard, who turns him into a vampire and buries him alive. In 1972, Barnabas is accidentally freed from his coffin and returns to find his once-magnificent manor in ruin. It is occupied by dysfunctional Collins descendants and other residents, all of whom have secrets.

Dark Shadows – Official Trailer

Film School Rejects

Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition Announced!

Gaming news don't get much better for me than this: Atari, Wizards of the Coast, and Overhaul Games have announced a summer release of Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition, which will be...well, an enhanced edition of one of the most influential and gorgeous RPGs to ever see the light of day. And I can't tell you how much that excites me!

I utterly loved Baldur's Gate, which took storytelling and intuitive gameplay to the next level back in 1998 and spawned not only an epic sequel and some add-ons, but also several spinoffs like the Neverwinter Nights and Icewind Dale series or the ultimately classic Planescape: Torment. And guess what? Even the great sequel will be overhauled, which is just plain awesome!

Word is that the "enhancement" will mostly affect the visual parts of both games, while the isometric view, interface, game contents, and overall gameplay probably won't change much, if at all. Sounds good to me, and I can't wait to return to Candlekeep once again!

Watch some original gameplay below and visit the official homepage for all relevant updates and more media stuff.

Baldur's Gate – Original Gameplay

Thanks Aaron!

March 15, 2012

12012 Release Self-Titled Dir en grey Cover Album

You rarely hear me spilling nice words about 12012 nowadays, which is because they once made hot shit like this or that, and then went on to produce crap like this. Also because their vocalist almost strangled a girl once. Now, after going on hiatus for a year and a half the guys return with their new album "12012", likely called like that so everyone is convinced that this album presents 12012 in their purest form.

But guess what? As early previews already indicated, the sound of 12012 is mostly defined by hardcore copy-and-pasting now. Just look how "heavily influenced" by Limp Bizkit they must have been when writing "Hesitation". Or what about their daring cover of Dir en grey's "Saku", called "Suicide"?

In fact, most of this new album sounds as if they listened to Dir en grey's latest album "Dum Spiro Spero" for their entire hiatus and then decided to go down the exact same path for their comeback. Wataru's voice is suddenly screaming heavily and growling fiercely in almost every single song, and the guitars and drums follow the same patterns, have the same sound, and play the same sequences like some that you can hear on "Dum Spiro Spero". It's as blatant and creatively dead as you can imagine. I guess their former second guitarist Suga already suspected what the other guys were up to when he left the band in December 2010.

While I will agree that they already had a way rougher sound in their early days, and while I will also agree that not every song on this album is totally forgettable, the amount of stuff they copied is both utterly obvious and stunning at the same time. What's equally sad is that the best songs are those that sound more like the 12012 of recent years, like "Suiren", which comes off as a pretty nice ballad, yet still feels like a rather uninspired re-imagining of many of their older ballads. But you can easily count the moments where you don't feel like listening to a sub-par Dir en grey cover band on one hand.

See, I'm not a big fan of going around and complaining that band A sounds like band B all day, and much of J-rock effectively sounds the same; I get that. But 12012 have taken it quite a bit too far on "12012", which isn't very much 12012 at all. And they could do so much better. Wataru's strength isn't what he's doing here. "Suicide", "Baal-zebul", "Abuse", "Jazetsu", "Ferocious", "Hide & Seek", and "Madman", they all sound the same and are as interchangeable as their "evil" titles. And these are my main gripes with "12012".

12012 – "Saku"

March 12, 2012

Sterling Archer, My New Hero

Continuing my apparent penchant for being late to the party, I just caught up with Archer, one of the coolest and funniest animated shows I've seen recently.

The show's titular hero is a secret agent who has more in common with Charlie Sheen than with James Bond, and hilarity ensues in almost every scene. Here goes Wikipedia:

Set at ISIS, the International Secret Intelligence Service in New York City, suave but incredibly self-centered master spy Sterling Archer deals with global espionage; his domineering, hypersexual mother/boss, Malory Archer; his ex-girlfriend (and fellow ISIS agent), Lana Kane; and his other ISIS co-workers (including fellow agent Ray Gillette, accountant Cyril Figgis, Human Resources representative Pam Poovey, secretary Cheryl Tunt, and Applied Research head Doctor Krieger); as well as a less-than-masculine code name, "Duchess".

Archer features some great voice work, a sweet visual style, and the writers crank out dirty jokes whenever possible. If you can live with the pretty sleazy humor, you should give it a shot immediately and I promise you won't regret it.

The show has been renewed for a fourth season in February, by the way, and I still have to catch up quite a few episodes. Enjoy the promo trailer below and you know what you're in for:

Archer – Season 2 Promo

First Promo for The Killing's New Season

This year's April Fools' Day can't come soon enough for many, because it's the take-off date for the new seasons of several hot TV shows like Game of Thrones. AMC's crime drama The Killing also belongs to the shows that received quite a lot of praise for its debut season, even though it presented its followers with quite the anticlimactic finale and didn't resolve its main mystery, the murder of Rosie Larsen.

The show, a U.S. remake of the Danish original Forbrydelsen, still convinced most critics with its well-written, realistic storyline and superb acting. Reason enough to see how the new season will turn out, and the first official promo already makes me excited for more revelations about the ongoing mystery and the promised handful of new mysteries.

The Killing returns on April 1 and will see most of the season one cast return to a rainy and murky Seattle, where everyone's hiding something. Check out the new trailer below:

The Killing – Season 2 Promo

via SpoilerTV

March 11, 2012

Watch Some Game of Thrones Blu-ray Specials!

A lovely Vimeo user called Amanda did all of us who are eagerly longing for the second season of Game of Thrones a big favor and uploaded some of the cool season one Blu-ray specials.

Of course you still want to buy the awesome Blu-ray set to watch the greatness of this show in super-high quality, so I guess those clips will make you even more excited to grab the set as soon as possible. Enjoy!

Game of Thrones – The Targaryen Dynasty

See below for links to all of the clips:

via SpoilerTV

March 10, 2012

Postal III: Worse Than Its Promos

Running With Scissors must be the only video game developer that has only one extremely notorious franchise in its portfolio. So one may be tempted to ask: How could they churn out such a crappy Postal III, after the second game was such a popular and satirical milestone throughout all the borderline violence?

Hell, the expansion pack with crazy demon Gary Colemans appearing randomly in a dark asylum even belongs to the most frightening sequences I have ever played through. And now look at that piece of generic gory crap below.

You know, while the first Postal was arguably a crappy and entirely tasteless killfest with a psycho antihero and the infamous bonus level where you had to uhm...get rid of a group of children at a playground, the second one went in the right direction. It was a game where you didn't have to use violence to accomplish your goals...that is, if you were willing to stand in line for fifteen minutes to cash your check.

The game was amusing and as over the top as possible, with cats you could use as silencers on your machine gun, and it had a lot of political subtext. Of course, things like urinating on people and making them vomit went a little bit too far for many, what led to the game being banned in several countries, but it was still a game that really let you do whatever you wanted.

Postal III doesn't look fun at all. It's just a disjointed, cheaply designed and annoyingly frantic killing spree that gives you the impression they put more effort into coming up with the weirdest weapons than into developing a fun game. Just like Duke Nukem Forever, Postal III came out a few years too late and turned out as nothing more than a glaring disappointment on many levels. Haven't Postal fans suffered enough since Uwe Boll directed the horrible movie?

Postal III – Riot in Prison Mission

March 9, 2012

Listen to Luna Sea's 23-Minute Comeback Epic "The One"!

Luna Sea are gearing up for their first official single release in almost 12 years, a 23-minute epic called "The One", set to hit stores on March 21. The song finally appeared on UStream and made it's way to other video sites for the world to listen.

The song feels like a modern-day medley of gorgeous old Luna Sea goodness and features many sequences with the beloved Sugizo playfulness at work as well as some beautiful melodic compositions. I would almost bet Sugi wrote the whole thing.

Ryuichi's voice sounds great and carries the nostalgic feel of Luna Sea's most popular hits during their the successful mid-90s era. In other words: fans shouldn't be disappointed. Listen to "The One" and it's first presentation below (featuring a pretty hypnotic clip) and feel free to share your opinions!

Luna Sea – "The One –crash to create–"

March 8, 2012

Don Pettit Announces Angry Birds Space

If you were wondering if Rovio's Angry Birds franchise was on the decline after the sequels Seasons and Rio, you'll be asking yourself a totally different question after watching the "NASA Announcement" trailer for Angry Birds Space"Just how much money did they put into that ad?!"

Don Pettit reports from the International Space Station and has some fun with plush birds and balloon pigs before we get to see some gameplay with the new game physics, which look pretty cool and should pose a much more challenging task for casual gamers. See the clip below for Angry Birds Space, which will hit virtual markets and stores on March 22:

Angry Birds Space – NASA Announcement

via Nerdcore

Holy Tonto! First Image of Johnny Depp in The Lone Ranger

The first image from the production of the upcoming remake of The Lone Ranger surfaced on the net and, as Film School Reject Cole Abaius correctly remarked, it seems as if Johnny Depp's new interpretation of Tonto is going to be quite the "Goth Captain Jack Sparrow."

I vaguely remember myself being a big fan of The Lone Ranger as a little kid, but that's too far back to remember anything else. Gotta admit that I'm excited for the new Tonto, though. The movie also stars Armie Hammer as the Ranger plus Tom Wilkinson, Helena Bonham Carter and James Badge Dale among many others. It's scheduled for May 31, 2013 so far and here's the official synopsis with the new image posted below:

The Lone Ranger is a thrilling adventure infused with action and humor, in which the famed masked hero is brought to life through new eyes. Native American spirit warrior Tonto (Johnny Depp) recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid (Armie Hammer), a man of the law, into a legend of justice—taking the audience on a runaway train of epic surprises and humorous friction as the two unlikely heroes must learn to work together and fight against greed and corruption.

Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer in The Lone Ranger

via The Film Stage

March 7, 2012

IAmTheRain: "Regression Therapy" Best Of Album & Exclusive Bonus Disc

David Händel's project IAmTheRain is no longer active, instead he's in the midst of finalizing his brand-new first ProximaShines album right now. But before the new recordings hit the net I present you with a pretty vast package of IAmTheRain hits and unreleased songs assembled into a two-disc best of album, plus an exclusive bonus disc filled with further unreleased leftovers and demo recordings.

"Regression Therapy" is the title for the final IAmTheRain release, which I strongly recommend you to grab if you haven't heard anything about the project yet or just want to complete your IAmTheRain discography. There are also a few modified tracks on the best of discs such as the full version of the former intro "Disastre Digital", a shorter edit of the once-32-minute epic "What Does It Mean?", and a "Wunderwelt" version without the original dialogue samples.

IAmTheRain
"Regression Therapy"

The Best of IAmTheRain

Album (07.03.2012)

Best songs collection of IAmTheRain singles, album hits and unreleased new songs from 2009 - 2011. Includes an exclusive bonus disc only available on this site with 14 more unreleased songs and demo recordings.

Disc 1  « Download »

  • It's Always 4AM (Luchador)
  • InFuture
  • Gold Under My Feet
  • Passenger 41
  • If I Could Do
  • Been Chasing A Dream
  • Planetary Re-entry
  • Good Ghouls
  • Inekonya
  • Gauge
  • Disastre Digital
  • Kimi no Kisso
  • I Be Blue
  • Frozen

Disc 2  « Download »

  • BetterThanLife
  • Although I Never Die
  • Doomkids
  • Untitled
  • Wunderwelt
  • Flare
  • What Does It Mean?
  • Coffin Rides
  • Where Innocence Has Gone So Wild
  • Unknown Sympathy
  • All My Lovers Take The Train
  • Project Peaceforce
  • Friday Night
  • All I Ever Wanted Too

Bonus Disc  « Download »

  • The Shakes (Intro)
  • If I Could Do (Demo Version)
  • Chasing The Dragon (Demo Version)
  • Been Chasing A Dream (Demo Version)
  • Headless God (Demo Version)
  • Le Crouche (Demo Version)
  • Suckers (Interlude)
  • Return To Sandland (Demo Version)
  • Speed Master (Demo Version)
  • Nightmares (Demo Version)
  • Last Try (Demo Version)
  • Cocaine Is My Dying Bride (Demo Version)
  • Ooh Lord (Demo Version)
  • An Open View Into An Open Mind (Outro)

You can listen to the "Passenger 41" below; it's the chosen promotional song for the album, even though you could have put most of them here, because I think they're all good:

IAmTheRain – "Passenger 41"

You can follow Händel's latest efforts with ProximaShines either via the project's official website or Facebook page. A download archive for all the free IAmTheRain releases can be found here.

March 5, 2012

The Simpsons' Great Game of Thrones Spoof

Last night's episode of The Simpsons came with another surprisingly fun couch gag – a spoof on the burning-hot franchise Game of Thrones.

Featuring the score and style of HBO's epic fantasy series, the Simpsons writers certainly hit the weak spots of all fellow Game of Thrones followers, and if you haven't seen it yet, do so now:

The SimpsonsGame of Thrones Couch Gag

via a thousand Tumblr posts like this one & thanks Jane!

March 4, 2012

Awesome SMB/Portal Mashup Mari0 Out Now!

A few weeks ago, Exploding Rabbit's Super Mario Bros. Crossover brought a smile to the faces of retro gamers all over the world, and now Maurice Guégan und Sašo Smolej are mashing up things even further with their awesomely original and more-than mega fun Mari0, a blend of the classic Super Mario Bros. and Valve's hit Portal.

A complete from scratch recreation of Super Mario Bros. with a focus on perfectly imitating the feel the 1985 classic gave us. Then give Mario a portal gun, add puzzle game mechanics from Portal and there you go. And if that wasn't crazy enough, play 4-player coop, with everyone having their own Portal gun!

Features:

  • Complete recreation of SMB
  • Elements from Portal
  • Portal gun that shoots portals
  • 4-player simultaneaous coop
  • Level Editor that was used to create the levels in the game
  • 33 different hats
  • Downloadable Mappacks
  • Game modifiers for extra fun

And those game modifiers, teased near the end in the trailer below, look like loads of fun for days, if you can't get enough of retro Mario. I recommend you take no detours, rush straight over to Stabyourself.net and grab Mari0 for whatever OS you like – yeah, it's even available for Windows, Linux, OSX, and Source. Awesome!

Mari0 – Official Trailer

via Nerdcore

March 3, 2012

Ghostbusters III: No Murray? Cast Those Guys!

Ghostbusters fans should be sad these days, since Dan Aykroyd confirmed that Bill Murray won't be a part of the 2018 blockbuster Ghostbusters III, or whenever they'll eventually get their script and movie done.

Alas, casting choices can be so easy. In fact, the cast of FOX's current mystery hit (or rather flop, even if it isn't that bad) Alcatraz includes some names that weirdly but perfectly fit the animated faces of our most favorite ghost hunters. Just cast James Pizzinato, Jim Parrack, Joe Egender, and Mahershala Ali, and you have your quartet ready.

That's just my two cents; don't take me too seriously. Of course a Ghostbusters movie won't be the same without Bill Murray, but it probably won't matter as that movie will probably never be finished anyway.

Gackt's New YFC Song: Forgettable at Best

Well, who would have thought it? After releasing a pretty cool single, Japanese mastermind Gackt immediately follows up with a pretty crappy new song from his boy band Yellow Fried Chickenz, which is called "Mata, koko de aimasho" and sounds like the little pop remix bro of Gackt's way more awesome epic "Kimi ga matteiru kara".

I wonder if they even included one slightly new sequence in this song, or if it's really just the bland copy-and-paste job of former Gackt pop songs it feels like. Not really the appetizer for the new YFC album "One" we have been waiting for, or what do you think? Listen to "Mata, koko de aimasho" below:

Yellow Fried Chickenz – "Mata, koko de aimasho"

Another song by Gackt I hadn't heard before is this "Konayuki" live collab with T.M. Revolution from last Christmas, and it's probably as underwhelming as you would expect such a collaboration to be, but still better than that new YFC thing.

March 1, 2012

LOST Thoughts Available / Cusick on Fringe Set

SpoilerTV broke the news of a new book about my favorite show last night, called LOST Thought, which is "a lively collaboration between 22 leading experts in the online LOST world and the academic community." The book is published by Inukshuk Press and here's a little bit more:

What if all your favorite LOST authors and bloggers were gathered in one place, accessible anytime you wished, day or night? What if you could bring together in the same place the world’s leading authorities on LOST? What would you talk about with them? What fascinating ideas would they bring for your consideration?

What if you could talk with people who never left the Island, who never will leave the Island—whose job it is, in fact, to live, breathe, experience and explain LOST 24 hours a day, seven days a week?

There are such people, and there is such a magical place, in a book: LOST Thought.

You can read a lot more about LOST Thought and view some inside snippets over at SpoilerTV, whose captain Andy Page belongs to the 22 contributors. Likely a pretty interesting read for die-hard Losties like me, I can't help but advise my fellow followers to take a look or grab it right away via CreateSpace or Amazon.

In other news, here's LOST icon Henry Ian Cusick, or Desmond as you know him better, on the set of Fringe, shooting one of this season's later episodes:

Images by Susan Gittins