October 2, 2014
For some reason, I re-watched Batman: Mask of the Phantasm earlier this week and I felt the need to review it, even though it is over twenty years old at this point. I did not see this movie until 5 years after it was released, but it had a profound effect on my love for Batman. So, this is more than just a review. It is a chance to talk about the greatest Batman movie ever made. “Vengeance blackens the soul, Bruce. I’ve always feared that you would become that which you fought against. You walk the edge of that abyss every night, but you haven’t fallen in and I thank heaven for that.” With that, Alfred once again extends a helping hand to Bruce at his lowest point, while touching on the duality of Batman. Written by Alan Burnett and Paul Dini (among others) Alfred’s line harkens back to...
June 17, 2014Blog
One of the fringe benefits of buying the PS4 arrived this weekend, as Bungie released a public alpha of their new game, Destiny. Showcased at E3, Destiny is the new FPS from the creators of Halo—a $500 million ten-year commitment from Activision. Destiny promises to deliver on some of what was shown of the original vision for Halo back at Macworld in 1998. In that vein, Destiny plays to Bungie’s strong suit and promises some impressive world building all wrapped in an MMO wrapper, but is that where it all goes wrong?
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December 28, 2013Blog
The Raghavan domain has languished for many years. When I first purchased it, it was merely to ensure that I could have this domain for my purposes—that no one else could usurp it. I have used it primarily to give myself a rather sweet email address. The only other time it has come of real use was for the wedding, functioning as the location to RSVP. Consequently, raghavan.name has served as a parking spot for my Sanity’s Edge (“SE”) content. So, after seeing this domain fall into disrepair with a rather tired design, I thought some sprucing up was in order. I have been wanting to make some structural and design changes to SE, while flexing my long-dormant webdesign muscles, and this would be a good opportunity to give a facelift to everything. I started SE in the summer of 2002, over eleven years ago. At first, it was intended...