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Josh Look got the Astonishing X-Men Omnibus for Christmas, and all you get is this crummy review
Observant followers of my comic articles here on the Fort will realize that I promised more coverage of Marvel's Point One line this month. However, roughly half of the books in the line for this month will not reach my local comic shop in time for my article, and which ones that have, well...the less said of them, the better. Who doesn't love the X-Men on some level? When I was in the third grade, I don't think there was anything that seemed cooler to me than the X-Men. This was a bit...
 
 
General Video Game Rant - Video Games Are All Grown Up
Video games are just about as old as I am. I was just young whelp when pinball halls started to feature stand-up arcade games, and we were the first family on our block to own an Atari (probably because the other families on our block were retirees). I’ve watched video games grow up with me, from the Nintendo Entertainment System and the original Playstation to the Xbox 360 and the rise of online video games. And one thing I’ve noticed is that where old games were considered cutting edge if a disembodied voice could say, ‘Warrior needs food… badly’,...
 
 
Ken B.'s Not-Yet-Titled Weekly Column, Volume 1:  The Cape, Famiglia, Dungeonquest 3rd Edition, and more!
Hello, and welcome to the first "official" installment of my not-yet-titled weekly column. Today's contents: Thoughts on The Cape's cancellation and genre TV in general, and mini-reviews/sessions of Famiglia, Dungeonquest 3rd Edition, and Steam He got a runnin' start and bless his heart, he headed for the ground Summer Glau, who you may remember as one of theearliest stars of the Fortress: Ameritrash blog To the surprise of no one, NBC...
 
 
[Movies] Ken B's Big-Time Movie Preview, Summer 2011
Hey everyone, in case ska_baron didn't spread the word, I'm back! And what better way to celebrate my return...again...than my first official movie-related piece since my hiatus? Yep...it's Ken B.'s Big-Time Movie Preview, Summer 2011 Edition.   Join us, won't you?
 
 
Squaring Circles: Anachronism in Fantasy
My current reading material is Tom Shippey’s JRR Tolkein: Author of the Century, a compilation of critical essays on Tolkiens work (and no prizes for guessing from the title that they’re largely very positive). It’s an absolutely superb book and one that I’d encourage anyone with more than a passing interest in Middle-Earth to acquire and read but I’ll save the details for a Trash Culture review piece sometime. Rather, Shippey raises a point almost at the beginning of the book that has wide ramifications for anyone, anywhere who likes fantasy, whatever they...
 
 
 
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