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Rest in the Force, Peter Mayhew

The science-fiction world has lost another icon. The legendary Peter Mayhew has passed on. He will forever be remembered as the one of the most memorable characters in cinematic history, Chewbacca. Rest in the Force, Peter Mayhew, and send our love to Carrie and Kenneth. Header and image credit: Lucasfilm/Disney, …

cuneiform tablet with the rules of the royal game of Ur

Mankind’s Oldest Tabletop Game – Playthrough

Long before Warhammer and Warhammer 40k, long before Axis & Allies, long before chess and even long before backgammon, there was the Royal Game of Ur, mankind’s oldest documented tabletop game. A game so ancient, the God Emperor of Mankind may have played it in the days of his youth. …

Ad Astra, Stan Lee

Rest in Peace, Stan Lee

Stan Lee, creator of some of the most iconic superheroes of all time, prolific cameo-actor and all-around epic person has passed away at the venerable age of 95. He will be sorely missed by legions of fans. Just earlier today I watched Iron Man and his cameo at the Stark …

Ad Astra, Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking, rock star scientist and one of the brightest minds of the present has passed on. He was 76 years old. Considering that his doctor gave him two years to live, due to his disease, 50 years ago, this is actually cause for celebration. Mr Hawking, Sir, you led …

This is not Fallout: Miss Atomic Bomb

For all its retrofuturistic appeal, awesome gameplay, fantastic graphics, and stunning storytelling and in-game universe, Fallout is/was for a time very much the real world.  At least as far as the aesthetics and sheer enthusiasm for the atomic bomb are concerned. Case in point: Miss Atomic Bomb. Yes, this used …

Mythology from the Heart of Africa – The Mwindo Epic

Several myth cycles have been featured here before, most often the Cthulhu Mythos, of course, but there have also been mentions of Norse Mythology and more recently the Epic of Gilgamesh. Now it is time for some mythology that is often, sadly, ignored by most: African mythology. The fact that …

About Goth and, well, Goth

Have you ever wondered why we find goths everywhere? From the darkness of the lands beyond the borders of the Imperium Romanum, to medieval Cathedrals to literature, music and a thriving subculture that has outlasted many others, Goth and Goths are everywhere. But what is the reason for that? Are …

Rest in Peace, John Hurt

Sir John Vincent Hurt (CBE), who will be remembered by so many fondly and with great respect, has passed on aged 77. He was one of the greatest actors of his generation, as his BAFTA awards and nominations clearly show, and his work spanned six decades. To the readers of …

Rest in the Force, Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher, who will forever be remembered for personifying Princess Leia Organa has passed on at the age of 60 after suffering a heart attack. She will be missed by millions of devoted fans and leaves a gap in one of the most vibrant fandoms in the world which will …