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Notes from the Kraken: December

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Welcome again to We Have Always Live the Kraken, a pop culture blog transmitted directly to you from the belly of the beast. Here in the Notes we’ll show you this month’s posting schedule, but first here are some thoughts. Considering how much of a dumpster fire the …

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The Anticipated: Power Rangers

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Back again, as I continue to try and get The Anticipated back on track. This time we are going to a movie that came out much earlier in the year, Lionsgate’s Power Rangers. This is a film that probably made my list for more nostalgia reasons than …

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The Anticipated: Baby Driver

In All, Movies by David

Hello all! Things have not been right in the world of The Anticipated, but it is finally time for more–though at this point, these are going to be more looks at the recent past than of what has just come, so bear with me. Anyhow, next …

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Notes from the Kraken: November

In All, Notes by David

Welcome again to We Have Always Live the Kraken, a pop culture blog transmitted directly to you from the belly of the beast. Here in the Notes we’ll show you this month’s posting schedule, but first here are some thoughts. The recent release of Stranger Things 2 has …

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Killtoberfest 5 – #5: It Comes at Night

In All, Movies by Kyu

“When we’re inside the house, the door to the back room stays, uh, closed and locked–the one that you came through–and the door leading to the back room, uh, also stays closed and locked. All the time. The red door.” The answer to your question …

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March 2017: The State of Anime Streaming

In All, Anime by Keskel

There comes a time in the career of every unpaid, amateur anime blogger that certain facts catch up with him, and he needs to product some content. Those facts may or may not include living with one of his editors, and the attendant opportunities for …

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Best (Worst) of 2016: Anime

In All, Anime by Keskel

This year I’m chronicling my terrible anime consumption/addiction a little differently from last year. I’m specifically listing “original” or non-sequel shows in one list, and am leaving a separate place for continuations (ie., season 2s or franchises). It’s worth noting that I’m not treating an …

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The Mainstreaming of Anime Has Failed

In All, Anime by Keskel

As I write this, I’m still recovering from this year’s Anime Expo, a convention dedicated to anime fandom of all stripes. As with every time I go to a con like this, I start thinking about the state of anime fandom and what it means …

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The Loaded Die: Konexi, Tanto Cuore, Guillotine

In All, Board Games by Kyu

Welcome back to The Loaded Die, a biweekly feature here at the Kraken where your host, Kyu (that’s me!) reviews three new board games in every delicious post. For each game, I’ll give an overview of what it is, a description of how to play, and my subjective thoughts …

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The Comic-Con Report: SDCC 2016

In All, Conventions by David

After a whirlwind of activity, another San Diego Comic-Con has come and gone, a little more than a week ago. This was the sixth time I have gone to SDCC, and each time has been a different and fun experience travelling into the belly of …

Conpocalypse 2015 SDCC Edition: Sunday Funday

In All, Conventions by David

Well, it has been a good run, but all good things must come to an end. In the final part of Conpocalypse SDCC Edition, I will discuss the events on Sunday, plus the highs and lows of SDCC 2015 as a whole. Sunday is always …

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The Anticipated: Power Rangers

In All, Movies by DavidLeave a Comment

Back again, as I continue to try and get The Anticipated back on track. This time we are going to a movie that came out much earlier in the year, Lionsgate’s Power Rangers. This is a film that probably made my list for more nostalgia reasons than …

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The Anticipated: Baby Driver

In All, Movies by David

Hello all! Things have not been right in the world of The Anticipated, but it is finally time for more–though at this point, these are going to be more looks at the recent past than of what has just come, so bear with me. Anyhow, next …

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Killtoberfest 5 – #5: It Comes at Night

In All, Movies by Kyu

“When we’re inside the house, the door to the back room stays, uh, closed and locked–the one that you came through–and the door leading to the back room, uh, also stays closed and locked. All the time. The red door.” The answer to your question …

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Killtoberfest 5 – #4: Children of the Corn

In All, Movies by Kyu

“You rewriting the whole thing, or just the parts that suit your needs?” Children of the Corn must have one of the longest ratios of original word count to franchise running time in history. This is a 29-page short story that went on to spawn …

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Killtoberfest 5 – #3: The Exorcist

In All, Movies by Kyu

“Do you know what she did, your cunting daughter?” Faith is a battlefield, and war is Hell: The Exorcist. The most important moment in William Friedkin’s 1973 horror blockbuster happens entirely off-screen, yet drives most of the rest of the plot. No, I’m not referring to Regan’s …

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Notes from the Kraken: December

In All, Notes by DavidLeave a Comment

Welcome again to We Have Always Live the Kraken, a pop culture blog transmitted directly to you from the belly of the beast. Here in the Notes we’ll show you this month’s posting schedule, but first here are some thoughts. Considering how much of a dumpster fire the …

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Notes from the Kraken: November

In All, Notes by David

Welcome again to We Have Always Live the Kraken, a pop culture blog transmitted directly to you from the belly of the beast. Here in the Notes we’ll show you this month’s posting schedule, but first here are some thoughts. The recent release of Stranger Things 2 has …

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Notes from the Kraken: October

In All, Notes by David

Welcome again to We Have Always Live the Kraken, a pop culture blog transmitted directly to you from the belly of the beast. Here in the Notes we’ll show you this month’s posting schedule, but first here are some thoughts. So the SNES Classic is here, and Nintendo’s …

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Notes from the Kraken: September

In All, Notes by Kyu

Welcome again to We Have Always Live the Kraken, a pop culture blog transmitted directly to you from the belly of the beast. Here in the Notes we’ll show you this month’s posting schedule, but first here are some thoughts. So we have finally come to the end …

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Notes from the Kraken: August

In All, Notes by Kyu

Welcome again to We Have Always Live the Kraken, a pop culture blog transmitted directly to you from the belly of the beast. Here in the Notes we’ll show you this month’s posting schedule, but first here are some thoughts. Stephen King has three works that stand above …

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Emmys Live Blog 2017

In All, Television by David

Another year has passed, and it is time for the Emmys to return, so check in at 5:30 PDT (okay, I guess earlier, thanks internet for lying to me) for all the useless insight and jokes from me in this year’s Emmys. 5:13 PM PDT: Well, …

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Shot in the Dark Emmy Predictions

In All, Television by David

So with the Emmys almost at hand, we are ever so close to finding out who can win in a TV awards landscape devoid of Game of Thrones. (Though I have to wonder if the most recent season could win anyhow… Who am I kidding? This …

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Golden Globes Live Snark Blog

In All, Movies, Television by David

So, okay this is going to be weird. Turns out switching over to internet cable like Playstation Vue means I can’t actually watch the Globes… So instead I am just going to do a live reaction to Twitter as I get more and more angry …

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Oscarathon 2017: Golden Globes Predictions

In All, Movies, Television by David

The Golden Globes are tonight, and while I will do my traditional live blog during the show, I thought this year I would also throw out some predictions. Predicting the Globes can be tricky because, well, they are so damn weird. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association …

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Hidden Levels: Recettear: An Item Shop’s Tale

In All, Video Games by Matt Morris

In this recurring feature, guest blogger Matt Morris takes us through the lost, the forgotten, and the overlooked video games of yore. Consider him your guide through all the best and most secret Hidden Levels. Game: Recettear: An Item Shop’s Tale (2007) Genre: Role-Playing, Simulation Platform: PC Developer: EasyGameStation Publisher: Carpe …

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Hidden Levels: Cool Spot

In All, Video Games by Matt Morris

In this recurring feature, guest blogger Matt Morris takes us through the lost, the forgotten, and the overlooked video games of yore. Consider him your guide through all the best and most secret Hidden Levels. Game: Cool Spot (1993) Genre: Platformer Platform: Genesis, SNES Developer: Virgin Games Publisher: Virgin Interactive Ahh, …

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Hidden Levels: OneShot

In All, Video Games by Matt Morris

In this recurring feature, guest blogger Matt Morris takes us through the lost, the forgotten, and the overlooked video games of yore. Consider him your guide through all the best and most secret Hidden Levels. Game: OneShot (2003 Original / 2016 Reboot) Genre: Puzzle Adventure Platform: PC Developer: Team OneShot Publisher: Team OneShot …

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Hidden Levels: Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon

In All, Video Games by Matt Morris

In this recurring feature, guest blogger Matt Morris takes us through the lost, the forgotten, and the overlooked video games of yore. Consider him your guide through all the best and most secret Hidden Levels. Game: Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon (1997 JP / 1998 NA) Genre: Action …

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Best of 2016: Video Games

In All, Video Games by Matt Morris

Matt: 2016 was a rough year in many ways, but when times are tough, video games are like a warm blanket of comfort on a cold night. So huddle up, folks, because it’s time to talk about the year in video gaming! We saw the release …

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