Katie Hears Stuff: Alice Isn’t Dead, “Omelet”

 

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I’m sure I don’t have to tell you how much of a Welcome to Night Vale fan I am. It’s about the only podcast I listen to on a regular basis. I have purchased stickers, two t-shirts, and a tote bag from the official store. I wrote a highly favorable review of the novel. The current theme song is my ringtone.

So of course I had to listen to their new podcast, Alice Isn’t Dead. (Spoilers ahead.)

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Check Out This Awesome Live Action Version of P.T.

Were you as disappointed by the cancellation of Silent Hills as I was? Konami scrapping the Guillermo Del Toro/Hideo Kojima headed addition to its Silent Hill series made a lot of people angry. Let’s face it: there hasn’t been a good Silent Hill game in years, and Konami seems to be more interested in pachinko machines these days.

Well, a group of filmmakers on YouTube called Oddest of the Odd, have basically taken P.T. (the “playable teaser” for the game) and made a live action adaptation.

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It’s Official! Idris Elba’s In The Dark Tower

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Remember how last November I wrote a post about how Idris Elba was being proposed to play the lead in an adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower?

Yeah, it looks like it’s going to happen.

Idris Elba is going to play Roland Deschain, the last gunslinger of a land called Gilead which had fallen quite some time before the beginning of the story. Matthew McConaughey has also been cast as Roland’s nemesis, the man in black.

I am so fucking excited about this. The Dark Tower is probably my second favorite book series (after Terry Pratchett’s Discworld). I have a tattoo that’s inspired by these books. And I like Idris Elba as an actor and, as I’ve said before, I think that he would be a good fit for the role.

I am, however, a little disappointed that it’s going to be starting in the middle of the story, rather than at the beginning. But still, this is exciting news for a production that has been a long time in the making.

Of course, Roland being played by a black actor may piss some people off, because people of color in any role seems to elicit that kind of reaction among, well, racists. But I’m behind anything that pisses off racists, so I have no problem with that.

Did I mention I’m excited about this?

Katie Watches Stuff: 11.22.63 Ep 2

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Do the ends justify the means?

This seems to be the question that this week’s episode of 11.22.63, “The Kill Floor” seems to be asking. If you can recall, the last episode left off with Jake Epping, disheartened after a major setback in Dallas, deciding to go to Holden, Kentucky, where Harry Dunning’s father Jake Dunning murdered his wife and two of his children on Halloween night in 1960. There are, of course, spoilers. Also, I’m going to try and keep from comparing the series to the book so much (since that’s just pedantic at this point).

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