So I've been commenting on this site for something like 6 years now. Generally I'll average 20-30 stars on one one my comments. Every few months I might post something funny or insightful enough to get 1-200. I think my all time best was about 300.
» 4/17/15 7:46am Friday 7:46am

Possibly because the books did it first? But come on, whether you experienced that first time on the page or on the screen, there is no denying that those are serious Holy Shit moments. Jesus, I'd read the books and I still found those scenes affecting in the show. » 4/16/15 3:28am Thursday 3:28am

RE: his stint in prison, you forgot to mention that the guy who ends up getting him out is The Punisher, who sees he's been arrested, sighs, and hands himself in to the police just to go and watch Matt's back. Which given their history, probably speaks more to Frank's character than it does to Matt's. » 4/10/15 3:27pm 4/10/15 3:27pm

It’s less Zelda than it is a third person fantasy Metroid Prime. There’s a sense of isolation to From Software games that only really compares to the Metroid series, and the focus on searching out and piecing together lore rather than having the narrative served up in a traditional manner echoes the Prime series quite… » 4/02/15 5:38am 4/02/15 5:38am

The Kollectors Edition comes with a certificate of authenticity? Wow, that's great. Every damn time I buy one of these things, it turns out to be some lousy fake. How good of them to make sure I can prove to all my friends that I bought the real thing! » 3/26/15 11:28am 3/26/15 11:28am

I dunno... I enjoyed that comic at the time, but in retrospect, that character being created and written by an old white guy comes across as a bit of an unpleasant strawman. Straczynski takes a lot of actually very fair arguments about institutional racism, but has them coming out of the mouth of a rich, belligerent… » 3/25/15 10:31am 3/25/15 10:31am

As someone who adored the Clangers as a kid, and still gets a bit nostalgic at the sound of a swanee whistle, can I just say thank you io9 in general, and Charlie Jane (who I am certain is the only human person in America both willing and able to post news about The Clangers with the tag "THIS IS AWESOME) in… » 3/23/15 11:11am 3/23/15 11:11am

So the Transformed Man is not unreasonably considered a bit of a joke, but his cover of Pulp's Common People is genuinely one of my favourite cover versions in the history of music. Although a good deal of the credit there belongs to producer Ben Folds and co vocalist Joe Jackson, it's still Shatner's name on the… » 3/22/15 12:02pm 3/22/15 12:02pm