- The Lady Wore Black, by Queensrÿche
- Don’t Fear the Reaper, by Blue Öyster Cult
- Great Old Ones, by Darkest of the Hillside Thickets
- Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner, by Warren Zevon
- No Exit, by Blondie
- Zombie Prostitute, by Voltaire
- The Stranger, by Billy Joel
- The Curse of Millhaven, by Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
- Bloodletting, by Concrete Blonde
- Transylvania, by Nox Arcana
- Halloween After Dark, Apple Music playlist
- Tim Cook says Apple is working on a ‘large project’ around autonomous systems
- Starbucks To Begin Sinister ‘Phase Two’ Of Operation
“In three years, Cyberdyne will become the largest supplier of
military computer systems. All stealth bombers are upgraded with
Cyberdyne computers, becoming fully unmanned. Afterwards, they fly
with a perfect operational record. The Skynet Funding Bill is passed.
The system goes online August 4th, . Human decisions are removed
from strategic defense. Skynet begins to learn at a geometric rate. It
becomes self-aware at 2:14 a.m. Eastern time, August 29th. In a panic,
they try to pull the plug.”
—Terminator 2: Judgement Day
And there’s Wednesday Music, too:
I’m an oldest-school Castlevania player, but dubious of all videogame adaptations (people used to complain about Uwe Boll, as if Bloodrayne was any worse than Mortal Kombat or Street Fighter). And so far it hasn’t changed my opinion: The dialogue is painful, like a bad translation from Japanese text boxes, with a little goat-fucking humor. The plot’s told in jump-cut scenes. The art’s nice, but has minimal animation until the fight scenes; those are rendered in gory detail.
But the plot gets moving in episode 2, and I like the squalid medieval atmosphere. The Speakers are poorly explained, but giving any backstory for magic-users is a huge improvement. By the episode 4 (end of this season), Trevor Belmont’s whininess has mostly stopped, and he starts being the whip-cracking hero we know, just enough to face a classic Castlevania sub-boss.
★★★★☆ which could have been higher if the start wasn’t so slow and awkward.